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CCP Career and Technical Education Pathway

The Career Technical Education Pathways in Curriculum (leading to a certificate or diploma) and Workforce Continuing Education Pathway (leading to a State or industry recognized credential) for juniors and seniors
align with a high school career cluster. High school students participating in Career & College Promise may not delay high school graduation in order to continue participation in the CCP Program.

Eligibility for High School Juniors and Seniors

To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet one of the the following criteria sets:

  1. Be a high school Junior or Senior; and
  2. Have a 2.8+ Unweighted High School GPA or Demonstrate College Readiness on Approved Assessments in English, Reading, and Math. See Page 6 of the CCP Pathway Guide (pdf) for program eligibility benchmarks.

OR

  1. Be a high school Junior or Senior; and
  2. Have the recommendation of High School Principal
    • Students who meet eligibility via Principal recommendation, and are approved by the college, are only eligible to enroll in a CTE pathway without Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) Courses.

High school counselors should consider students’ assessment scores in making pathway recommendations.

Eligibility for High School Freshman and Sophomores

To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet one of the the following criteria sets:

  1. Be a high school Freshman or Sophomore; and
  2. Have the recommendation of High School Principal, and
  3. Have a “C” or better in Math I, EOC score of 3, 4, or 5 for Math I, and EOG score of 3, 4, or 5 for 8th Grade ELA Assessment

OR

  1. Be a high school Freshman or Sophomore; and
  2. Have the recommendation of High School Principal, and
  3. Demonstrate College Readiness on Approved Assessments in English, Reading, and Math. See Page 6 of the CCP Pathway Guide (pdf) for program eligibility benchmarks.

To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must:

  1. Continue to make progress toward High School graduation, and
  2. Maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses.
    • A student who falls below a 2.0 GPA after two college courses will be subject to the college’s policy for satisfactory academic progress.

High school counselors should consider students’ assessment scores in making pathway recommendations.

Students enrolled in Adult High School, Adult Basic Education, or Adult Secondary Education are not eligible for Career and College Promise.

Changing A Pathway Major

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 academic officer or chief student development administrator.
The college’s chief academic officer or chief student development administrator shall approve a change in pathway based on verification provided by the student that the program change allows the student to meet their newly chosen career path. Verification could include (but is not limited to) a bachelor degree plan published by the university, a career pathway plan, career information published in the Occupational Outlook Handbooks and/or information published in the North Carolina Career Cluster Guide, etc

Colleges are responsible for adhering to external agency guidelines that may restrict CCP students from enrolling in specific programs.

After Completing a Career Technical Education Pathway

With the approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief academic officer or chief student development administrator, a student who completes a College Transfer Pathway, while still enrolled in high school, may continue to earn college transfer credits leading to the completion of the Associate in Arts or Science, Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts, or Associate in Arts or Science Teacher Preparation.

The AAS degree may not be awarded prior to verification of high school graduation.

Additional Information

  • Students enrolled in courses to complete a pathway during a term may concurrently enroll in additional courses to complete the associate degree program within the same term.
  • With the approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief academic officer or chief student development administrator, a student may concurrently enroll in:
    • One College Transfer Pathway and one Career Technical Education Pathway; or
    • Two Career Technical Education Pathways, or
    • One College Transfer Pathway and one Workforce Continuing Education Pathway
  • CCP students may not enroll in developmental courses
  • CCP students may not audit courses

Related CCP Forms

CCP Pathway Guide (pdf)
CCP Registration Form
VGCC Career and College Promise Eligibility Form
CCP Special Permission Form