College Transfer Pathways

Why You Should Choose College Transfer Pathways (CTP)


Students who are interested in pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree can get a jump start on their college career by enrolling in one of SPCC’s College Transfer Pathways while in high school with free tuition. Classes are offered at our college campuses in Monroe and Polkton as well as online. Classes may also be offered at the local high school.

Pathways Available for High School Students

Students may choose one of the following pathways depending on their four-year educational goals:

  • Associate in Arts College Transfer Pathway
  • Associate in Science College Transfer Pathway
  • Associate in Fine Arts Associate Pathway
  • Associate in Engineering College Transfer Pathway

Students may also choose to start their Bachelor of Science in Nursing educational journey with us by enrolling in the Associate Degree in Nursing Pathway. This path allows the completion of the general education requirements for Associate Degree Nursing at SPCC and paves the way to then complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at one of many universities or independent colleges in North Carolina.

How to Get Started

Contact your high school guidance counselor or local career coach to get started. For more information about our high school programs view our FAQs page or contact the following:

High School Programs

Program Guide & Classes

Download the Career and College Promise Program Guide for program information and course offerings.

Use the booklet from the link above to browse for classes on Webadvisor.

More Information

  • College Transfer Pathways: Beginning in the 2019 fall semester we will be offering five transfer pathways that provide structured sets of general education courses. Upon completion of the Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Associate in Nursing, Associate in Engineering, or the Associate in Science College Transfer Pathway, students will be able to earn an Associate in Arts (AA) degree, Associate in Fine Arts (AFA), or an Associate in Science (AS) degree with less than 30 additional hours of study. You must have an unweighted 2.8 grade point average or demonstrate college readiness on an approved placement test to participate.

    Career and Technical Education Pathways (CTE): We have 44 different pathways in a wide range of subjects that can be applied toward an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Many of these classes do not require test scores and if your GPA is not quite at the unweighted 2.8 level, you may be able to obtain permission to participate from your high school principal.

    To get started, contact your high school guidance counselor. Your counselor can provide information about your eligibility and coordinate the high school and college class schedules. If you have additional questions about the Career and College Promise program or attending South Piedmont Community College, please contact one of our Enrollment Recruiters.

    Career and College Promise 2019-2020 Program Guide
    CCP FAQs
    Technology at SPCC

Educational Opportunities

Contact Information

To learn more, contact High School Programs:
704-290-5090 or highschoolprograms@spcc.edu

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