Programs for Current High School Students

Career and College Promise (CCP)

At South Piedmont Community College students can take college classes while still in high school. After graduation from high school, students can be well on the way to earning an associate degree at South Piedmont Community College. This approach is affordable and gives students a head start to finishing college.

The N.C. Career and College Promise (CCP) program is a jumpstart for earning a college degree. Tuition is free!

Qualified students can earn college credit while still in high school. Students are dually enrolled in their high school and at South Piedmont Community College allowing them to receive both high school and college credit for courses taken through the program.

Here are some ways that students have benefited from participating in the Career and College Promise program during the 2017-2018 academic year at South Piedmont Community College:

  • Free Tuition: More than 590 high school students saved over $775,000 in college tuition.
  • College Credit: Participating high school students earned over 10,000 hours of college credit and the majority achieved a grade of “B” or better.
  • Career Exploration:  High school students explored more than 45 academic programs and career pathways throughout the academic year.

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.

College Transfer PathwaysBeginning 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.

To learn more, contact:
Tracie Carpenter, Director of High School Programs

Career and College Promise 2019-2020 Program Guide
CCP Enrollment Eligibility Form
CCP Reference Manual 2017-2018
FERPA Release Form
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