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High school students can take Pitt Community College classes through the Career and College Promise program.  This program is a collaborative effort between the N. C. Community College System and the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.  It 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.

Regardless of whether a student plans to attend college or enter the workforce, Career and College Promise prepares eligible students for life after high school by providing focused preparation leading to college credit or entry-level job skills.  Tuition for these classes is free.  Students are responsible for a small student fee and must provide their own books.

Career and College Promise is available to high school juniors and seniors who attend public high schools, private high schools or home schools and meet certain eligibility requirements.

Career and College Promise is available to high school juniors and seniors who attend public high schools, private high schools or home schools and meet certain eligibility requirements.   PCC offers CCP pathways that are aligned with the K-12 curriculum and career and college ready standards adopted by the State Board of Education.  Students will be enrolled in a Core 44 College Transfer pathway leading to completion of college transfer credit or a Career and Technical Education pathway leading to a certificate, diploma or degree.  PCC currently offers 28 programs for high school students to choose from, including 3 college transfer pathways, 7 diplomas and 18 certificates.

Eligibility for these two pathways is based on the following:

Core 44 College Transfer Pathways

  • Must be a high school junior or senior.
  • Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses.
  • Demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement test.

Career and Technical Education Pathways

  • Must be a high school junior or senior.
  • Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses or have the recommendation of the high school principal.
  • Meet all prerequisites for the career pathway.

To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must continue to make satisfactory progress toward high school graduation and maintain a 2.0 college GPA after completing two courses.

“Career & College Promise will save students time and money and allow North Carolina high school students to move forward on well-defined pathways, not just enroll in random college courses. It is an efficient and effective way to further student success.”

 Scott Rawls, President of the N.C. Community College System.

Student Profiles

annaliesePitt Community College has greatly impacted my scholastic journey over the past few years.  It has enabled me to grow and mature through working with older students in smaller, more rigorous courses. I am grateful to have had such incredible teachers who have gone far above and beyond teacher’s responsibilities, not only expanding their students’ understanding of the material, but also sharing their love and passion for the subject.  The amazing program [Career & College Promise] here at PCC has given me a great head-start into my college career, and has allowed me to gain many wonderful things through my experiences.”

– Annaliese Gillette

andre“I am a senior at Ayden-Grifton High School. I am majoring in Business Administration and will receive a certificate of General Business Management upon graduation. This program has really helped me grow and mature as a student and a leader. It opens up many opportunities for jobs and scholarships, and it is a source of financial aid in itself. I am very appreciative of my counselors for getting me involved and helping me succeed.”

– Andre Kent, Jr.

jeremy“Career and College Promise has given me classes that I enjoy. I had not planned on being a welder until I took this program, and I would encourage anyone who’s thinking of participating in the program to try it. Everyone in my class enjoys it. I now plan to take welding at PCC after graduating from high school.”

Jeremy Avery

For more information
please contact:

Alton Wadford   
252-493-7745
awadford@email.pittcc.edu 

Faith Fagan  
252-493-7408
ffagan@email.pittcc.edu 

Nancy Evans      
252-493-7663
nevans@email.pittcc.edu

Alton Wadford