At the heart of our educational philosophy lies a well-defined set of curriculum standards that guide the development and delivery of our programs. On this page, we will explore what curriculum standards are, why they matter, and how the System ensures their implementation. 

Colleges in the North Carolina Community College System offer more than 275 different certificate, diploma and associate curriculum program titles utilizing criteria set forth in the following curriculum standards. These titles are divided among eleven program areas below.

For information about the curriculum standards, or to obtain archived or Word versions, please contact Dr. Lisa Eads.

*Program major aligned with a career cluster.

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