The CCP Pathways at WPCC
High school students can choose from multiple transfer and technical pathways in Career & College Promise:
Career & College Promise
Career & College Promise (CCP) at Western Piedmont Community College offers North Carolina high school juniors and seniors who meet GPA and other requirements the opportunity to earn tuition-free college credits. Through this program, WPCC provides many college pathways designed to meet the needs of our students and community, while providing huge educational savings to families.
WPCC offers College Transfer Pathways and Career and Technical Education Pathways to help students jump-start their career goals. College courses that earn 3 or more credit hours count as one high school credit, and many classes may substitute for required high school courses. All CCP classes and grades will be displayed on a student’s high school transcript and computed in the high school grade point average and class rank. College transfer courses receive the same GPA weight as Advanced Placement (AP) classes (up to 5 weighted points). All other community college courses receive no weight.
How To Enroll
- Step 1: Contact your WPCC Career Coach for your school for information on how to enroll.
- Step 2: Work with your high school counselor and career coach to select CCP courses that meet your educational goals. If you are a homeschool student, please contact Suzanne Crawford, CCP Coordinator.
- Step 3: Complete the Career and College Promise application (requires parent/guardian and student signature) and registration form.
- Step 4: Attend the CCP Student & Parent Orientation to learn how to access your WPCC student account and your college courses. Be sure to check the WPCC Academic Calendar before the semester begins.
- Step 5: Start earning free college credits at WPCC!
Why Career & College Promise?
Tuition is waived for students (Students are responsible for textbook purchases).
Each Burke County high school student is served by a WPCC Career Coach who provides individualized support and guidance. WPCC also offers academic planning, support, and tutoring to help students reach their goals.
Some CCP class credits help satisfy high school course requirements and can transfer to 4-year colleges and universities or to WPCC academic programs.
Important Notes About Course Offerings & Course Formats
WPCC courses are offered in seated, online, and web-assisted formats. In the class schedules, the course section numbers (2-4 digit number to the right of the course number) indicate the format of the class.
WPCC Class Section Numbers
- 01, 02, 03, etc. – Seated Class only
- 21, 22, 23, etc. – Blended Class (some online coursework but more than 1/2 of the class is seated)
- 31, 32, 33, etc. – Hybrid Class (some seated work but more than 1/2 of the class is online)
- 41, 42, 43, etc. – Online Class (all work will be submitted through Moodle)
- 51, 52, 53, etc. – Virtual Class (class has online meetings)
- A01, B01, etc. – A Term/B Term Class (A Term ends mid-semester; B Term begins mid-semester)
- L01, L41, etc. – Late Start Class (class start time is delayed to align with the high school schedule)
- 01H, L01H, etc. – Class Open to High School Students ONLY (an example would be a class with a L02H designation would be a late-start class, meet at a high school location, and only be open to CCP students)
Per the WPCC academic calendar, most college courses begin earlier than high school courses. For spring semester, there are approximately two weeks in which the college spring semester and the high school fall semester overlap. To help with this, students can plan to take college courses during the same high school period(s) both fall and spring semester whenever possible.
Select college classes are offered on high school campuses, primarily during the 1st and 4th periods. These classes usually meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. Some classes (i.e. math and foreign language) meet 4-5 days per week.
Want to Know More?
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