CAREER & COLLEGE
Earn college credit while
you’re still in high school!
Why Career & College Promise?
There are good reasons to enroll in CCP at WPCC:
Tuition and fees are 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.
CCP class credits help satisfy high school course requirements and can transfer to 4-year colleges and universities or to WPCC academic programs.
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 Curriculum Approval Form provided by your career coach. This form requires both student and parent/guardian signatures.
- 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!
CCP Student Manual
The manuals are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, accessible through the Adobe Reader which can be downloaded for free.
The CCP Pathways at WPCC
High school students can choose from multiple transfer and technical pathways in Career & College Promise:
College Transfer Pathways
College Transfer Pathways prepare students for a 4-year college or university through the WPCC Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Science, Associate Degree Nursing, Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation, and Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation programs. Courses taken in these pathways will transfer to all public North Carolina universities and many private and out-of-state institutions.
Career Technical Education Pathways
Career Technical Education Pathways are designed for high school students to be able to complete a certificate at WPCC as well as accumulate credits toward an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. All CTE pathway courses are college courses, but most courses are not transferable.
Important Notes About Course Offerings & Course Formats
See the WPCC class schedules by clicking or tapping the button:See Class Schedules
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)
- 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.
Get More Information
Like more information about WPCC’s Career and College Promise (CCP) Program? Tell us more about yourself and we’ll be in touch. You may also contact Suzanne Crawford at (828) 448-3177 if you have any questions about this this program and/or the enrollment process. If you would like to learn more about WPCC, please visit our home page.