Career and Technical Programs of Study for High School Populations

 Upon completion of a CTE Pathway, students will have earned substantial credit toward an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, and may take courses in the degree during the remainder of their high school experience. All courses in a CTE Pathway are college-credit, but not all courses are transferable. To assist students who plan to go on to a four-year university, the courses that transfer under the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the N.C. Community College System and the University of North Carolina system are marked with (T). High school students who achieve a grade of B or higher and achieve a score of 93 or higher on the standardized Career and Technical Education (CTE) post-assessment test, for certain high school CTE classes, can be provided college credit for CTE pathway courses marked with (HS). To receive articulated credit, the current high school student must be enrolled in a Career and College Promise CTE pathway that contains the articulated course.

High school graduates can receive course credit by requesting the articulated course credit within two years of their high school graduation date. Students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor while at South Piedmont Community College.


  • Contact your high school guidance counselor or Career Development Coordinator. They can provide information about eligibility and coordinate the high school and college class schedules. Students may enroll concurrently in two CTE pathways. Students may enroll concurrently in two CTE pathways.
  • If you have questions about the CTE pathways listed here, please contact High School Programs at 704-290-5090 or highschoolprograms@spcc.edu.


Career Technical Education PathwaysProgram Code(s)Career Technical Education PathwaysProgram Code(s)
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources CTE ClusterC15100PB, C15100PAHuman Services CTE ClusterC55220PA, C55220PB, D55220PA, C45380PA
Architecture and Construction CTE ClusterC35100PA, C35130PAInformation Technology CTE ClusterC25210PC, C25590PA, C25590PD, C25590PE, C25590PF, C25590PH, C25590PI
Business, Management, and Administration CTE ClusterC25800PA, C25120PA, C25800PB, C25120PB
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security CTE ClusterC55180PA, C55180PB, C55180PC, C55210PA, C45340PA, C25380PA
Health Science CTE ClusterC25310PA, C25310PBManufacturing CTE ClusterC50420PA, C50240PC, C50240PA
Hospitality and Tourism CTE ClusterC55150PASciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics CTE ClusterC40320PD, C40350PA, C40350PB
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics CTE ClusterC60160PA, C60160PB

View the NC Career & College Promise Guide

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