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Earn College Credit While Still in High School!

What is Career & College Promise?

Through Career & College Promise (CCP), qualified high-school-age students in North Carolina have the opportunity to pursue these options, tuition free, while they are in high school, allowing them to get a jump-start on their workplace and college preparation.

Enrollment Process

  1. Preliminary meeting with your CCP Advisor
  2. Placement Testing: Some pathways require demonstration of college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an assessment or placement test. Click here to see the college readiness benchmarks.
  3. CCP Application
    1. Make sure we have your official high school transcript, placement test scores (ACT, SAT, PSAT, PLAN, or Accuplacer) and home school registration card (if applicable) to WCC.
  4. Attend new student orientation
  5. Pay for your courses: $20 material fee per course (some exceptions may apply)
    1. Out-of-service area (no material fee, but students must pay for books)
  6. Obtain books at your public school or library for homeschool/private school students

Eligibility

Students registering for courses in the College Transfer Pathways must:

  • Be a high school junior or senior
  • Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses
  • Demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an 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.

Students registering for courses in the Career and Technical Education Pathways must:

  • be a high school junior or senior
  • have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses or have the recommendation of the high school principal or his/her designee (PLAN scores should be considered); and
  • have received career pathway information outlining program requirements for completion of the certificate or diploma.

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.

CCP Pathways

Click on the icons in the table below to learn more about program requirements.
Diploma Certificate
Program Program Type Campus
Accounting Accounting Diploma
Accounting Certificate
Wilkes
Alleghany
Advertising and Graphic Design Advertising and Graphic Design Certificate Wilkes
Alleghany
Applied Animal Science Technology

  • Applied Animal Science Technology Diploma
  • Basic Animal Science Certificate
  • Beef Production Certificate
  • Poultry Certificate
Applied Animal Science Technology Diploma
Basic Animal Science Certificate
Beef Production Certificate
Poultry Certificate
Wilkes
Alleghany
Architecture and Construction Technology

  • Architectural Technology Diploma
  • Architectural Technology 1 Certificate
  • Construction Mech. Trades Certificate
  • Masonry Certificate
Architectural Technology Diploma
Architectural Technology 1 Certificate
Construction Mech. Trades Certificate
Masonry Certificate
Wilkes
Automotive Systems Technology

  • Automotive Systems Technology Diploma
  • Basic Transportation Technology Certificate
  • Transportation Climate Control Certificate
Automotive Systems Technology Diploma
Basic Transportation Technology Certificate
Transportation Climate Control Certificate
Wilkes
Alleghany
Baking and Pastry Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts Certificate
Wilkes
Basic Engineering Basic Engineering Diploma
Basic Engineering Certificate
Wilkes
Alleghany
Ashe
Business Administration Business Administration Diploma
Business Administration Certificate
Wilkes
Alleghany
Ashe
Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology Diploma Wilkes
Criminal Justice Technology Criminal Justice Technology Diploma
Criminal Justice Technology Certificate
Wilkes
Alleghany
Ashe
Culinary Arts Culinary Arts Certificate Wilkes
Customer Relations Management Customer Relations Management Diploma
Customer Relations Management Certificate
Wilkes
Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Diploma
Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology Certificate
Wilkes
Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Education Diploma
Early Childhood Education Certificate
Wilkes
Alleghany
Ashe
Horticulture Technology Horticulture Technology Diploma
Horticulture Technology Certificate
Wilkes
Ashe
Information Technology

Information Technology Certificate
Computer Programming Diploma
Digital Media Diploma
Digital Media Certificate
Game Development Diploma
Networking Management Diploma
Wilkes
Management Information Systems Management Information Systems Certificate Wilkes
Nurse Aide Management Information Systems Certificate Alleghany
Welding Technology

  • Welding Technology Diploma
  • MIG Welding Certificate
  • TIG Welding Certificate
Welding Technology Diploma
MIG Welding Certificate
TIG Welding Certificate
Wilkes
Ashe

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Contact Information

Wilkes County Schools

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

Private and Homeschool Students

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Britt Church
Director of Recruiting
Phone: 336-838-6509
bbchurch796@wilkescc.edu

Ashe County Schools

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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

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Talina Pipes
Student Services and Career and College Promise Coordinator of Alleghany Center
Phone: 336-903-3144
Fax: 336-903-3224
tlpipes811@wilkescc.edu