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Contact Information

Wilkes County Public, Private, and Homeschool Students

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Jonathan Hutchins
Director of Career & College Promise
Phone: 336-838-6484
jlhutchins919@wilkescc.edu

Ashe County Schools

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Chris Robinson
Vice President of Workforce Development and Community Education and Ashe Campus
Phone: 336-903-3111
Fax: 336-903-3164
cdrobinson877@wilkescc.edu
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Miranda Roark
Student Services and Career & College Promise Coordinator of Ashe Campus
Phone: 336-903-3138
mnroark754@wilkescc.edu

Alleghany County Schools

CCP Pathways

Program Information

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:
•Application form
•Payment of materials fee. ($20 per course)
•Course Registration form
(signed by student and high school principal)
•College placement tests at WCC Student Services Office (or provide satisfactory SAT/ACT/PLAN/PSAT scores)
•Important considerations for high school students planning to take college courses

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.

Career & Technical Education Pathways

+Advertising & Graphic Design (C30100HS)

+Applied Animal Science Technology (D15280HS)

+Culinary Arts (C55150HS)

+Accounting (D25100HS)

+Baking & Pastry Arts (D55130HS)

+ Business Administration (D25120HS)

+Criminal Justice Technology (D55180HS)

+Computer Technology Integration - Programming (D25500PHS)

+Computer Information Technology - Networking Technology (D25500NH)

+Computer Technology Integration - Game Development (D25500GH)

+Early Childhood Education (D55220HS)

+Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology (D60130HS)

+Applied Engineering Technology (D40130HS)

+Basic CAD and Construction (D40100HS)

+Horticulture Technology (D15240HS)

+Welding Technology (D50420HS)

+Automotive System Technology (D60160HS)

+Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology (D60460HS)

+Office Administration (D25370HS)

Associate in Arts College Transfer Pathway P1012C

Associate in Science College Transfer Pathway P1042C

High school students in the CCP College Transfer Pathway Leading to the
Associate in Science must complete the entire pathway before taking additional
courses in the Associate in Science degree.

Upcoming Registration Deadlines

 

Be sure to watch for upcoming course schedules on the WCC Homepage or check your WebAdvisor.

Internet Classes:
•If you are taking internet classes, you will need to be able to access Moodle and Office 365.
•Please see blue log-in information sheet included in your packet.  YOU MUST LOG IN DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES.
•Textbooks will be available in your high school media center.

High School Classes/Cyber Classes:
• If your instructor 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:
•Books will be available in the WCC Library. The library is located on the second floor of Alumni Hall.  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.

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 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.

Reminder: Due to FERPA regulations, Wilkes Community College cannot share information with parents pertaining to student progress, attendance or other information. Visit the Student Information page for additional information about FERPA.

Concurrent Enrollment Letter to Parents

Wilkes Central

Career & College Promise - Fall 2016/Spring 2017

North Wilkes

Career & College Promise - Fall 2016/Spring 2017

West Wilkes

Career & College Promise - Fall 2016/Spring 2017

East Wilkes

Career & College Promise - Fall 2016/Spring 2017

Ashe County High School

Career and College Promise - Fall 2016/Spring 2017

Alleghany County High School

Career and College Promise - Fall 2016/Spring 2017