Career & College Promise

Two schools for the price of none

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Career & College Promise (CCP) is North Carolina’s dual enrollment program for high-school students, offering options to pursue educational and career goals of their choice using a rigorous yet supportive structure designed to help them become successful. This program allows eligible NC high school students to enroll in college classes at North Carolina Community Colleges and Universities through their high school and earn college credit. In many cases, students are earning dual credit — meeting high school graduation requirements with college courses. 


CCP offers students the option to choose one of three pathways:


College Transfer — Designed for students planning to continue their educational career beyond high school to eventually achieve an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree at a community college or university.


Career & Technical Education — Allows students to begin a certification or diploma program in a particular technical field or career area.


Cooperative Innovative High Schools — North Carolina's early colleges and other innovative schools are small public high schools, usually located on the campus of a university or community college, where students simultaneously work toward completion of both the high school diploma and an associate's degree, transferrable credit or certificate.


The program helps reduce the cost of a college degree, career certification or diploma. Career & College Promise can help make post-secondary education a viable option for students who may believe that cost makes college unattainable because it pays for the college classes taken by high school students. 


Career & College Promise pathways offer students rigorous and relevant course work designed to engage interests and help reach educational and career goals. Students interested in technical careers and post-secondary education will find the courses taken as part of a CCP pathway align closely with the level of work that will be expected of them after finishing high school.


To learn more about Career and College Promise including eligibility and specific details, visit the CCP information at both NC Department of Public Instruction and NC Community Colleges.