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Career & College Promise (CCP):
In today's global economy, successful careers could require a two-or four-year degree, a diploma or nationally recognized job credential. Career & College Promise offers North Carolina high school students a clear path to success in college or in a career. The program is free to all students who maintain a 3.0 GPA ("B average") and meet other eligibility requirements. Career & College Promise is Governor Bev Perdue's commitment to helping every qualified student gain access to an affordable college education. Through a partnership of the Department of Public Instruction, the N.C. Community College System, the University of North Carolina system and many independent colleges and universities, North Carolina is helping eligible 11th and 12th grade high school students to begin earning college credit at a community college campus at no cost to them or their families. Three pathways offer students the opportunity to earn:
- College credit completely transferrable to all UNC System Institutions and many of North Carolina's Independent Colleges and Universities.
- A credential, certificate or diploma in a technical career.
- A high school diploma and two years of college credit in four to five years through innovative cooperative high schools (Randolph Early College High School).

CCP Courses:
These courses are designed for students who plan to enter college. These challenging curriculums are offered in collaboration with Randolph Community College. Randolph Community College provides the instruction and course content for these courses. Placement tests must be taken and successfully completed to gain entry into the program. Dual credit will be awarded for courses that meet the depth, breadth and rigor as deemed appropriate by the superintendent.

Courses selected have been articulated with the North Carolina University system as approved transfer courses. Students planning to transfer to colleges outside the North Carolina University System should consult the catalog of the institution to which they plan to transfer to guide them in selecting acceptable courses for transfer to a senior college or university.
Students may have to purchase their own textbooks; however, they will not have to pay tuition. To be eligible to receive financial aid from RCC after graduation from high school, the student must maintain satisfactory academic progress toward an eligible program of study. The student must successfully complete 67% of the cumulative credit hours attempted to meet the minimum requirement. Example: if the student attempts 12 credit hours during enrollment, the student must successfully complete 8 credit hours (12 hours attempted x 67% = 8 hours). Successful completion is defined as receiving a grade of A, B, C, D.

CCP Program Descriptions:
Effective January 1, 2012, the State Board of Education and the State Board of Community Colleges established the Career and College Promise program. Career and College Promise provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities for eligible North Carolina high school students in order to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills. North Carolina community colleges (including Randolph Community College) may offer the following Career and College Promise pathways aligned with the K-12 curriculum and career and college ready standards adopted by the State Board of Education:
1. A Core 44 College Transfer Pathway leading to a minimum of 30 hours of college transfer credit;
2. A Career and Technical Education Pathway leading to a certificate, diploma or degree;
3. A Cooperative Innovative High School Pathway (Randolph Early College High School)

Core 44 College Transfer Pathway:
1. The Career and College Promise Core 44 College Transfer Pathway requires the completion of at least thirty semester hours of transfer courses, including English and mathematics. Students must plan their course of study carefully in order to be eligible to participate in the Core 44 Pathway.
2. To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria:
a. Be a high school junior or senior;
b. Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses; and
c. Demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement test (See Attachment 1). A student must demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics to be eligible
for enrollment in a Core 44 College Transfer Pathway.
3. To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must
a. Continue to make progress toward high school graduation, and
b. Maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses.
4. A student must enroll in one Core 44 College Transfer Pathway program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another.
5. A student may change his or her program of study major with approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college‘s chief student development administrator.
6. With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college‘s chief student development administrator, a student who completes a Core 44 College Transfer Pathway while still enrolled in high school may continue to earn college transfer credits leading to the completion of the 44-hour general education transfer core.
7. With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college‘s chief student development administrator, a student may enroll in both a Core 44 College Transfer Pathway program of study and a Career Technical Education program of study.

College Transfer Pathways available at Randolph Community College:
__Associate in Arts__
__Associate in Science__
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Career Technical Education Pathway:
1. The Career and College Promise Career Technical Education Pathway leads to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school Career Cluster.
2. To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria:
a. Be a high school junior or senior;
b. Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses or have the recommendation of the high school principal or his/her designee; and
c. Meet the prerequisites for the career pathway.
3. High school counselors should consider students‘ PLAN scores in making pathway recommendations.
4. College Career Technical Education courses may be used to provide partial or full fulfillment of a four-unit career cluster. Where possible, students should be granted articulated credit based on the local or state North Carolina High School to Community College articulation agreement.
5. To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must
a. Continue to make progress toward high school graduation, and
b. Maintain a 2.0 in college coursework after completing two courses.
6. A student must enroll in one program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another. The student may change his or her program of study major with approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college‘s chief student development administrator.

CTE Pathways available at Randolph Community College:Advertising & Graphic Design
Automotive Systems Technology
Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology
Computer Information Technology
Computer-Integrated Machining
Criminal Justice Technology
Early Childhood Education
Electrical/Electronics Technology
Healthcare Management Technology
Medical Office Administration
Office Administration

Click here for additional information on College & Career Promise at RCC.
or contact:
Isai Robledo
Coordinator of Cooperative & Innovative High School Programs/Advisory Committee Liaison
Randolph Community College
629 Industrial Park Avenue
Asheboro, NC 27205
336-625-6085 (phone)
336-629-4695 (fax)
jrobledo@randolph.edu


The Randolph County School System Career and Technical Education programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, or disability in its programs or activities. For inquiries contact Marty Trotter, Title IX Coordinator, or Rick Dawes, Section 504 Coordinator, 2222-C South Fayetteville St. Asheboro, NC 27205 Phone: 318-6100/Fax:318-6155.