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Career & College Promise

 

Wilkes Community College Career College Promise 
  • First Day of Classes at WCC – Wednesday, January 8th 
  • First Day of Classes at Wilkes County Schools – Thursday, January 23rd  
  • Martin Luther King Holiday- Monday, January 20th 
  • Spring Break- March 12th -14th 
  • Last Day to Withdraw from a WCC class – Monday, March 24th 
  • Easter/Merlefest – No classes April 18th -27th 
  • Last Day of Classes – Tuesday, May 13th 
  • About
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  • Classes
  • Costs
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Who?

Who is eligible?

College Transfer Pathways 

Students registering for courses in the College Transfer Pathways must: 

  • be a high school junior or senior 
  • have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average in their high school courses 
  • demonstrate college readiness in Reading, English and Math on an approved assessment or placement test.

In order to maintain eligibility, students must continue to make progress toward high school graduation and maintain at least a 2.00 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses 

 

Career & Technical Pathways  

Students registering for courses in a Career & Technical Pathway must:

  • be a high school junior or senior 
  • have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average in their high school courses OR have the recommendation of the high school principal 
  • meet course prerequisites 

In order to maintain eligibility, students must continue to make progress toward high school graduation and maintain at least a 2.00 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses 

What?

North Carolina's Career & College Promise provides a pathway for high school students to begin their college work during high school. The pathway makes two-year community college or four-year college/university degrees more affordable for students and their families. Beginning college-level work during high school also offers students support for success and eases the transition between high school and college admission. Career & College Promise will prepare eligible high school students for pursuing their goals after high school – that means transferable college credit for some and career training for others. To be eligible to participate in Career & College Promise students must be high school juniors or seniors.

Where?

College Courses offered at the WCC Campus  

Participating high school students attend classes at their high school for part of the school day and college courses at Wilkes Community College (WCC) for part of the day. These concurrent enrollment students earn both high school and college credit for the college courses they successfully complete. WCC offers a variety of courses at times that correspond to the high school afternoon class periods. High school students may also take courses in the evening or at other times that fit their schedules.

Online Courses  

Many of the courses in the pathways are available for students to take online. These courses are best suited for students who have good study habits and are self-starters. Coursework for online classes may usually be completed at any time and location with computer and available Internet service.

* To find out if online courses at WCC may be right for you, go to the Distance Learning page or the FAQ Section.

College Courses Offered on the High School Campus

Some college courses may be offered on the high school campus either during the normal school day or immediately afterward. Check with your high school counselor for a list of courses to be offered on your campus.

College Credit for High School Technical Education Courses  

High school students can also earn college credit for certain high school courses they complete. Please talk to your high school guidance counselor or WCC high school representative for further details.

How?

High school students will need to complete the following: 

Pathways

Choose your pathway - Under the Career & College Promise program, high school students may enroll in a College Transfer Pathway or in a Career Technical Education Pathway. Find your pathway by typing in the search field or find it below: Search field will go here


Career & Technical Education Pathways (return to top) 

Advertising & Graphic Design (C30100HS)

Advertising & Graphic Design
(C30100HS)
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 2
GRD 141 Graphic Design I 4
GRD 151 Computer Design Basics 3
GRD 152* Computer Design Tech I 3
GRD 110 Typography I 3
Total Semester Hours Credit  15 

Culinary Arts (C55150HS)

Culinary Arts
(C55150HS)
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
CUL 110 Sanitation & Safety 2
CUL 140* Culinary Skills I 4
CUL 160* Baking I 3
CUL 170 Garde Manger I 3
Total Semester Hours Credit  12 

Accounting (D25100HS)

Accounting
( D25100HS)
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
ENG 111* Expository Writing 3
MAT 115 * Mathematical Models 3
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 2
BUS 115 Business Law I 3
ACC 120 Prin. Of Financial Accounting 4
ECO 251* Principles of Microeconomics 3
ACC 129 Individual Income Taxes 3
ACC 121* Prin. Managerial Accounting 4
ACC 150 Accounting Software Applications 2
ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 2
BUS 240 Business Ethics 3
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 3
Total Semester Hours Credit  38 

Baking & Pastry Arts (D55130HS)

Baking & Pastry Arts (D55130HS)
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
ENG 111* Expository Writing 3
MAT 110 * Mathematical Measurement 3
CUL 110 Sanitation & Safety 2
CUL 160* Baking I 3
BPA 150* Artisan and Specialty Breads 4
BPA 210* Cake Design and Decorating 3
BPA 250 Dessert and Bread Production 5
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 1
COE 121 Co-op Work Experience II 1
CUL 140 Culinary Skills I 5
CUL 260 Baking II 3
CUL 280 Pastry and Confections 3
BPA 130 Euro Cakes and Tortes 3
CUL 120 Purchasing 2
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 2
Total Semester Hours Credit  43 

Business Administration Human Resource Management (D2512CHS)

Business Administration Human Resource Management (D2512CHS)
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
ENG 111* Expository Writing 3
PSY 118* Interpersonal Psychology 3
ACC 120 Principals of Financial Acct 4
ECO 251* Principles of Economics 3
BUS 153 Human Resources Management 3
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 2
BUS 256 Recruit, Selection and PER Plan 3
BUS 217 Employment Laws and Regs 3
BUS 234 Training and Development 3
BUS 258 Compensation and Benefits 3
BUS 115 Business Law I 3
BUS 137 Principles of Mgmt 3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3
Total Semester Hours Credit  39 

Business Administration (D25120HS)

Business Administration (D25120HS)
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
ENG 111 * Expository Writing 3
HUM 121 The Nature of America 3
BUS 115 Business Law I 3
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 2
ACC 120 Prin of Financial Acct 4
ECO 251* Principles of Microeconomics 3
BUS 110 Intro to Business 3
ACC 121* Prin of Managerial Acct 4
BUS 240 Business Ethics 3
BUS 260* Business Communications 3
BUS 116* Business Law II 3
   
Total Semester Hours Credit  40 

Criminal Justice Technology (D55180HS)

Criminal Justice Technology (D55180HS) 
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
ENG 111* Expository Writing 3
MAT 140* Survey of Mathematics 3
CJC 111 Intro to Criminal Justice 3
CJC 112 Criminology 3
CJC 131 Criminal Law 3
CJC 231 Constitutional Law 3
CJC 113 Juvenile Justice 3
CJC 221 Investigative Principles 4
CJC 141 Corrections 3
CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 3
CJC 232 Civil Liability 3
CJC 132 Court Procedure and Evidence 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
   
Total Semester Hours Credit  40 

Computer Information Technology (D25260HS)

Computer Information Technology (D25260HS)
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
ENG 111* Expository Writing 3
MAT 115 * Mathematical Models 3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
CIS 115* Intro to Programming and Logic 3
NET 125 Networking Basics 3
NOS 110 Operating System Concepts 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 3
WEB 115 Web Markup and Scripting 3
CTS 130 Spreadsheet 3
NOS 120 Linux/UNIX Single User 3
Total Semester Hours Credit  36 

Early Childhood Education (D55220HS)

Early Childhood Education
(D55220HS)  
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
ENG 111* Expository Writing 3
ENG 112* Argument Based Research 3
EDU 119 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 4
EDU 131* Child, Family & Community 3
EDU 144* Child Development I 3
EDU 146* Child Guidance 3
EDU 145* Child Development II 3
EDU 151* Creative Activities 3
EDU 153* Health, Safety, Nutrition 3
EDU 221* Children with Exceptionalities 3
EDU 280* Language and Literacy 3
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 3
COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 1
Total Semester Hours Credit  37 

Networking Technology (D25340HS)

Networking Technology
(D25340HS) 
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
ENG 111* Expository Writing 3
MAT 115 * Mathematical Models 3
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 2
NOS 110 Operating Systems Concepts 3
NET 125 Networking Basics 3
SEC 110 Security Concepts 3
NET 126* Routing Basics 3
NOS 120 Linus/UNIX Single User 3
NOS 130 Windows Single User 3
CIS 115* Intro Programming /Logic 3
DBA 110 Database Concepts 3
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3
CTS 120 Hardware/Software Support 3
Total Semester Hours Credit  38 

Office Administration (D25370HS)

Office Administration (D25370HS)
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
     
ENG 111* Expository Writing 3
ENG 116* Technical Report Writing 3
OST 164 Text Editing Applications 3
OST 184 Records Management 3
OST 134* Text Entry & Formatting 3
OST 136 Word Processing 3
BUS 135 Principles of Supervision 3
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 2
OST 130* Comprehensive Keyboarding *Must also complete OST 080 if speed is less than 30 wpm/5 errors 3
ACC 115 College Accounting 4
MKT 223 Customer Service 3
ACC 150 Accounting Software App 2
BUS 260 Business Communication 3
CTS 125 Presentation Graphics 3
Total Semester Hours Credit  41 

Simulation & Game Development (D25450HS)

Simulation & Game Development
(D25450HS)
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
ENG 111* Expository Writing 3
ENG 112* Argument Based Research 3
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 3
SGD 111 Intro to SGD 3
SGD 112 SGD Design I 3
SGD 114 3D Modeling 3
SGD 212* SGD Design II 3
SGD 289 SGD Project 3
CIS 115* Intro. to Programming & Logic 3
SGD 113 SGD Programming 3
SGD 174 SG Level Design 3
SGD 134 SG Quality Assurance 3
GRD 151 Computer Design Basics 3
Total Semester Hours Credit  39 

Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology (D60130HS)

Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology
(D60130HS)
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
ENG 110* Freshman Composition 3
MAT 110* Mathematical Measurement 3
TRN 110 Intro to Transport Tech 2
TRN 120 Basic Transp Electricity 5
TRN 140 Transp Climate Control 2
AUB 111 Painting and Refinishing I 4
AUB 131 Structural Damage I 4
AUB 121 Non-Structural Damage I 3
AUT 141 Susp. & Steering Systems 3
AUT 151 Brake Systems 3
AUB 114 Special Finishes 2
AUB 136 Plastics and Adhesives 3
AUB 160 Body Shop Operations 1
TRN 140 A Transp Climate Cont Lab 2
AUB 162 Autobody Estimating 2
AUT 141 A Suspension and Steering Lab 1
AUT 151 A Brake Systems Lab 1
Total Semester Hours Credit  44 

Applied Engineering Technology (D40130HS)

Applied Engineering Technology
(D40130HS)
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
ENG 111* Expository Writing 3
MAT 121* Algebra/Trigonometry 3
EGR 111 Engineer Comp and Careers 3
ATR 112 Intro to Automation 3
ELC 128 Intro. to PLC’s 3
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 2
CET 110 Intro. to CET 1
DFT 119 Basic CAD 2
ELC 117 Motors and Controls 4
BPR 111 Blueprint Reading 2
MAC 122 CNC Turning 2
MAC 124 CNC Milling 2
MNT 165 Mechanical Ind. Systems 2
MAC 121 Intro. to CNC 2
EGR 120 ENG and Design Graphics 3
MEC 111 Machine Processes I 3
HYD 110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I 3
ELC 131 Circuit Analysis I 4
Total Semester Hours Credit  47 

Basic CAD and Construction (D40100HS)

  Basic CAD and Construction
 (D40100HS)
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
ENG 111* Expository Writing 3
MAT 121* Algebra/Trigonometry I 3
SST 140 Green Bldg & Design Concepts 3
CMT 120 Codes and Inspections 3
AHR 110 Intro to Refrigeration 5
MAS 140 Intro to Masonry 2
PLU 111 Intro to Basic Plumbing 2
CST 251 Electrical Wiring Systems 3
ARC 111 Intro. to Architectural Tech 3
ARC 112 Construction Materials & Methods 4
ARC 113* Residential Architectural Technology 3
ARC 114 Architectural CAD 2
ARC 114A Architectural CAD Lab 1
BPR 130 Blueprint Reading 3
CST 131 OSHA/Safety/Certification 3
Total Semester Hours Credit   43 

Horticulture Technology (D15240HS)

Horticulture Technology (D15240HS)
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
BIO 140* Environmental Biology 3
ENG 110* Freshman Composition 3
HOR 160 Plant Materials I 3
HOR 162 Applied Plant Science 3
HOR 164 Horticultural Pest Mgmt 3
HOR 166 Soils & Fertilizers 3
HOR 168 Plant Propagation 3
HOR 114 Landscape Construction 3
LSG 121 Fall Gardening Lab 2
HOR 134 Greenhouse Operations 3
LSG 122 Spring Gardening Lab 2
AGR 139 Intro to Sustainable Ag 3
TRF 151 Intro Landscape Design 3
Total Semester Hours Credit  37 

Welding Technology (D50420HS)

Welding Technology (D50420HS)
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
ENG 110* Freshman Composition 3
MAT 110* Mathematical Measurement 3
WLD 110 Cutting Processes 2
WLD 115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 5
WLD 121 GMAW (MIG)FCAW/Plate 4
WLD 131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 4
WLD 141 Symbols & Specifications 3
MAC 121 Intro to CNC 2
WLD 261* Certification Practices 2
WLD 151* Fabrication I 4
BPR 111 Blueprint Reading 2
DFT 119 Basic CAD 2
MEC 111 Machine Processes I 3
     
Total Semester Hours Credit  39 

Automotive System Technology (D60160HS)

Automotive Systems Technology
(D60160HS)
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
ENG 110* Freshman Composition 3
MAT 110* Mathematical Measurement 3
AUT 141 Susp. & Steering Systems 3
AUT 151 Brake Systems 3
TRN 110 Intro to Transport Tech 2
AUT 181 Engine Performance I 3
TRN 120 Basic Transp Electricity 5
TRN 170 PC Skills for Transp 2
TRN 140 Transp Climate Control 2
AUT 116 Engine Repair 3
TRN 180 Basic Welding for Transp 3
TRN 130 Intro to Sustainable Transp 3
AUT 151A Brake Systems Lab 1
AUT 141A Suspension & Steering Lab 1
AUT 116A Engine Repair Lab 1
AUT 181A Engine Performance Lab 1
TRN 140 A Transp Climate Cont Lab 2
Total Semester Hours Credit  41 

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology (D60240HS)

Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology (D60240HS)
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
ENG 110* Freshman Composition 3
MAT 110* Mathematical  Measurement   3
HET 110 Diesel Engines 6
TRN 110 Intro to Transport Tech 2
TRN 120 Basic Transp Electricity 5
TRN 130 Intro to Sustainable Transp 3
HET 114 Power Trains 5
HET 125 Preventative Maintenance 2
TRN 170 PC Skills for Transp 2
TRN 140 Transp Climate Control 2
TRN 180 Basic Welding for Transp 3
TRN 140 A Transp Climate Cont Lab 2
ELN 112 Diesel Electronics System 4
Total Semester Hours Credit  42 

Transfer (return to top) 

Humanities & Social Science (P1012A)

Humanities & Social Science (P1012A)
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3
ENG 231 American Literature I 3
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3
HIS 121 Western Civilization I 3
HIS 122 Western Civilization II 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
BIO 111 General Biology I 4
MAT 161 College Algebra 3
MAT 161 A College Algebra Lab 1
SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 3
SPA 181 Spanish Lab I 1
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
Total Semester Hours Credit  34 

Business and Economics (P1012B)

Business and Economics (P1012B)
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3
ENG 231 American Literature I 3
HIS 121 Western Civilization I 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3
ECO 111 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
BIO 111 General Biology I 4
MAT 161 College Algebra 3
MAT 161 A College Algebra Lab 1
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 3
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
Total Semester Hours Credit  33 

Engineering and Mathematics (P1042B)

Enjgineering and Mathmatics (P1042B)
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3
ENG 231 American Literature I 3
HIS 121 Western Civilization I 3
ECO 111 Principles of Microeconomics 3
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 4
MAT 175 Precalculus 4
MAT 175 A Precalculus Lab 1
MAT 271 Calculus I 4
MAT 272 Calculus II 4
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
Total Semester Hours Credit  33 

Life and Health Sciences (P1042A)

Life and Health Sciences (P1042A)
Course Number  Course Title  Semester Hrs. Credit 
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3
ENG 231 American Literature I 3
HIS 121 Western Civilization I 3
BIO 111 General Biology I 4
BIO 112 General Biology II 4
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 4
MAT 175 Precalculus 4
MAT 175 A Precalculus Lab 1
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
Total Semester Hours Credit  34 

Classes

 

Internet Classes: 

  • If you are taking internet classes, you will need to be able to access Moodle and WCC Gmail.  Access to these accounts should be granted no later than January 8th.
  • Please see blue log-in information sheet included in this packet. YOU MUST LOG IN DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES BEGINNING JANUARY 8th.  
  • Textbooks will be available in your high school media center. There is no textbook for HUM 121 The Nature of America. 

 

 

High School Classes/Cyber Classes: 

  • If you are taking WCC classes on your high school campus, college classes will begin on January 23rd . 
  • Textbooks:  If your instructor is teaches on your high school campus, books will be provided by the instructor; otherwise they will be available in your high school media center.

 

 

WCC Campus Classes: 

  • If you are taking classes on the WCC campus, classes will begin on January 8th. 
  • Monday/Wednesday classes will begin on the 8th.
  • Tuesday/Thursday classes will begin on the 9th.
  • Wednesday/Friday classes will begin on the 10th.
  • Classes that meets every day will begin on January 8th. 
  • Books will be available in the WCC Library. The library is located on the second floor of Alumni Hall (building number 1 as you enter main campus). You may begin checking out books on January 8th. Parking passes will need to be picked up at the business office window. The business office is located on the second floor of Thompson Hall (building number 3 as you enter main campus).  Please see map on the back for additional information.  
  • WCS Exams – Please note: WCC is aware WCS will be administering exams January 9th -15th. In the event you have an exam that conflicts with your WCC campus college course, you will be required to send an email to your instructor to ensure they are aware of your exam conflict. The instructor will not count you absent. You will need to be prepared to make up any missed work. 

 

Cost

Free Tuition  

High school students may take college courses listed within their pathway tuition-free. High school students taking these courses are only responsible for the cost of transportation to and from the college, their individual school supplies, and a $20 per course (maximum of $40 per student per semester) materials fee. Textbooks for college courses will be issued by their high school or the WCC media center and must be returned at the end of the semester.

Students who live outside the WCC service area (Wilkes, Ashe, Alleghany counties) will need to purchase their textbooks.

High school students will not be charged tuition for courses within their selected pathway.

Parents

Reminder: Due to FERPA regulations, Wilkes Community College cannot share information with parents pertaining to student progress, attendance or other information. Visit www.wilkescc.edu for additional information about FERPA.

Contact

Wilkes County Schools
Becky Kennedy
Director, Career and College Promise
(336) 838-6484
Becky.Kennedy@wilkescc.edu 
Becky Kennedy 
   
Ashe County Schools
Chris Robinson
Associate Vice President of Ashe Campus & Alleghany Center
(336) 846-3900
Chris.Robinson@wilkescc.edu 
Chris Robinson 
   
Alleghany County Schools
Jayne Phipps-Boger
Director, Alleghany Center
(336) 372-5061
Jayne.Boger@wilkescc.edu 
Jayne Boger 
   
Home School / Private
Frank Wonsavage
Director, Public School Partnerships & Programs
(336) 838-6441
Frank.Wonsavage@wilkescc.edu 
Frank Wonsavage