Career & College Promise

Career & College Promise

Success in today’s global economy may require a two-or four-year degree, a certificate, or diploma. 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 jumpstart on their workplace and college preparation.

Note: Parents and students should consult their local community college's website for details on the CCP offerings available in their area.

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CCP provides three pathways to help advance eligible students’ post-high school success:

  • College Transfer – College transfer pathways provide tuition-free course credits toward the AA, AS, AATP, ASTP, AE, ADN, AFA- Music, AFA-Theatre, or AFA-Visual Arts that will transfer seamlessly to any UNC System or participating private college or university.
  • Career and Technical Education – Career and Technical Education pathways provide tuition-free course credits toward a certificate, diploma, or state or industry-recognized workforce credential.
  • Cooperative Innovative High Schools – Begin earning tuition-free college credits as a high school student by attending an approved Cooperative Innovative High School.

The Career and Technical Education pathway includes offerings through Workforce Continuing Education that lead to state or industry-recognized workforce credentials.

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