Career and College Promise (CCP)
Huskins, Dual Enrollment and Learn and Earn Online ended January 1, 2012, and was replaced by Career and College Promise (CCP). Session Law 2011-145, the Appropriations Act of 2011, authorized the State Board of Education and the State Board of Community Colleges to establish the Career and College Promise Program. CCP provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities tuition free for eligible North Carolina high school students, allowing them to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills.
Gaston College offers the following CCP pathways for eligible high school students:
- Core 44 College Transfer Pathways leading to a minimum of 30 hours of college transfer credit in Business & Economics (P1012B), Engineering & Mathematics (P1042B), Life and Health Sciences (P1042A), and Humanities & Social Sciences (P1012A);
- Career and Technical Education Pathways leading to a certificate, diploma, or degree in Automotive Systems Technology (C60160P), Computer Information Technology (C25260P), Computerized Accounting (C25100P), Cosmetology (C55140P), Criminal Justice (C55180P), Fire Protection Technology (C55240P), Nursing Assistant (C45480P), Office Administration Basic (C25370A), and Small Business Management (C25120P);
- A Cooperative Innovative High School Pathway approved under Part 9 of Article 16 of Chapter 115C of the General Statutes (early college program).
Major differences between current programs and upcoming programs:
- Until now, students have been able to choose a variety of college courses with no specific direction; however, CCP is very prescriptive, offering students no options outside of their selected pathway.
- Students will be able to complete a transfer certificate (30+ hours) or earn a certificate that will provide entry level job skills.
- The student population may be different for CCP College Transfer Certificate pathways because students will be required to demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an approved assessment.
- Although tuition is waived by the state, students will have to pay fees and purchase required textbooks for the courses they take.
- All CCP courses will be taught on either the Dallas or Lincoln Campus of Gaston College.
- To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must continue to make progress toward high school graduation and maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses.
For further information, please contact:
Kimberly Wyont, Director of Educational Partnerships, 704-922-6482 or email@example.com
Amy Weisgerber, Coordinator of Educational Partnerships, 704-922-6297 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gail Ford, Assistant Dean, 704-748-5207 or email@example.com
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