Career & College Promise Program

Find out if you (or your child) is eligible to be enrolled in PCC classes by reviewing the criteria for all students in the Career and College Promise Program.


TWO PATHWAYS


Pathway #1
College Transfer Pathway (CTP) – 30 Credit Hours

  • Be a high school Junior or Senior
  • Have an unweighted GPA of 2.8 on high school courses – OR –
  • Demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an assessment or placement test or meet provisional status.

(see your CCP representative for further information)

A student can choose to take classes within the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associates in General Education Nursing Pathways. If a student receives a ‘C’ grade or higher in the classes within this pathway they will
transfer to any of the 16 North Carolina Public Universities.

FOR EXAMPLE: If a student wants to transfer to a 4-Year University this may be a great choice!


Pathway #2
Career Technical Education Pathways (CTE)

  • Be a high school Junior or Senior
  • Have an unweighted GPA of 2.8 on high school courses – OR
  • Demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an assessment – OR
  • Have the recommendation of high school principal or their designee and their rationale for recommendation in place of GPA requirement and have the recommendation of the college’s Chief Academic Officer or Chief Student Development Administrator

(see your CCP representative for further information)

A student may choose 1 or 2 CTE pathways! The Career Technical Education Pathways are towards a Certificate that can lead towards a Diploma and Associate in Applied Science. Courses within this Pathway can be towards entry-level job credentials as well!

FOR EXAMPLE: A student may choose 1 or 2 CTE pathways! The Career Technical Education Pathways are towards a Certificate that can lead towards a Diploma and Associate in Applied Science. Courses within this Pathway can be towards entry-level job credentials as well!


Interested in Applying?

• Make an appointment with the CCP representative (please view contact section) and fill out a paper application
• Paperwork needs to be filled out every semester


Benefits

  • Tuition Free
  • Enables students to reach their career goals faster by receiving course credit towards an Associate degree, and/or Certificate towards an entry level job
  • Most of the Career and Technical Education Pathways provide hands-on experience for students (ex: Welding, Cosmetology)
  • College Transfer Pathways provide college level courses that prepare students for their post-secondary education. Students have the opportunity to earn up to 30+ transferable credit hours towards their Bachelor of Science and/or
  • Bachelor of Arts

Reminders

• Students may choose TWO pathways total!! (1 College Transfer Pathway and 1 Career Technical Education Pathway or 2 Career Technical Education Pathways.
• Students may need to buy books depending on what Courses/Pathway they are enrolled in.
• Student are ONLY allowed to take courses within their chosen Pathway.
• A student may only change their Pathway ONE time and must have documentation (for more information please email your CCP representative).


Accelerated Degree Program: Bartlett Yancey High School

Earn your high school diploma and an Associates in Arts or the Associates in Science from PCC at the same time! Talk to your high school counselor and PCC’s Career Coach for details.

Click here for an article about this program.

Accelerated Degree Program: Person High School

Earn your high school diploma and an Associates in Arts or the Associates in Science from PCC at the same time! Talk to your high school counselor and PCC’s Career Coach for details.


PECIL: Person Early College for Innovation and Leadership

Courses are taught at PCC’s Person County Campus with FREE tuition. Is Your Student Eligible? The population of the Early College will mirror the demographics of the school districts served. The most important factors considered are (but not limited to):

  1. Students who are first-generation college-going students, meaning that their parents do not have a college degree
  2. Students who may be disinterested in the traditional school model
  3. Students who can benefit from accelerated academic instruction
  4. Students must be entering the ninth grade

Find out more by contacting Walter Montgomery or visiting Person County School’s PECIL webpage.

Contacts

Leia M. Rollins
Coordinator, College High School Programs
leia.rollins@piedmontcc.edu
(336) 322-2273 | L127
Walter C. Montgomery
Dean, Technical & Manufacturing Programs
walter.montgomery@piedmontcc.edu
(336) 322-2258 | E122