CCP College Transfer Pathways

CCP College Transfer Pathways

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 4 college transfer pathways and 23 career 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

To enroll in the CCP program, students MUST meet with a WPCC Career Coach, who will help them complete a CCP application, select an appropriate college pathway, and enroll in college courses. Students may ONLY take courses listed in their pathway(s) until all pathway courses are completed. Then, students may continue taking courses toward completion of the corresponding degree.

Most students will enroll in a single pathway (either a college transfer pathway or a career technical pathway). However, students may enroll simultaneously in ONE transfer pathway and ONE technical pathway, or TWO career technical pathways. Once established, students may NOT change their designated pathway(s) without proper documentation and approval from BCPS and WPCC.

CCP Eligibility for Juniors & Seniors

For the College Transfer Pathways (Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Science, Associate Degree Nursing) here are the requirements for students seeking to enroll in College & Career Promise at WPCC:

    • High School GPA (unweighted) of at least 2.8
      NOTE: Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, there is no requirement to demonstrate college readiness via ACT, SAT, or college placement tests (unless the GPA is below 2.8)

To maintain eligibility, students must continue to make progress toward high school graduation and maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing 2 courses. A student who falls below a 2;.0 GPA after completing 2 courses will be subject to WPCC’s policy for Satisfactory Academic Progress.


 

University of North Carolina System LogoArticulation Agreements for
College Transfer Courses

The North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and the University of North Carolina System (UNC System) abide by a Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) that governs course credit transfers. The NCCCS also has articulation agreements with the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU). These agreements help to ensure that students who transfer from WPCC to a 4-year institution receive full credit for the classes. WIth an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree or an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree, students may transfer with junior status to any of the 16 UNC System institutions and many of affiliates of NCICU. You can see a list of colleges that participate in the CAA here. WPCC also has a list of specific articulation agreements the college has between its programs and specific colleges here.

North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities LogoThe current CAA identifies a set of courses which are universally transferable to UNC System institutions as part of the Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC). If a student earns a C or higher in a UGETC course, transferability of that course is guaranteed, regardless of whether or not the student completes the transfer degree. ALL courses listed in the A.A. and A.S. Transfer pathways are UGETC courses. For a complete list of transferable and UGETC courses, please visit this North Carolina Community College System page on the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.

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High School Graduation Requirements Aligned
with CCP Transfer Pathway Courses

Here is a list of high school courses and their equivalent CCP Transfer Pathway courses. Course descriptions for the CCP courses offered at WPCC are linked to their names.

Visit North Carolina Public Schools for a complete list of Dual Credit Allowances for Career & College Promise,

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Pathway Options

Students may select ONE College Transfer pathway and ONE Career Technical Education Pathway.

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Associate in Arts

English Composition

Humanities/Fine Arts/Communication
(Select 3 courses from at least 2 subject areas)

Social/Behavioral Science
(select 3 from at least 2 subject areas)

Math
(select 1)

Natural Science
(select 1)

Other Required Courses

Foreign Language
(Optional)

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Associate in Science (A.S.)

English Composition

Humanities/Communication/Literature
(select 1)

Humanities/Fine Arts
(select 1, may not repeat from above)

Social Science/History
(select 1)

Social/Behavioral Science
(select 1)

Math
(select 2)

Natural Science
(select 1 group)

Other Required Courses

Foreign Language
(Optional)

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Associate Degree Nursing (A.D.N.)

PLEASE NOTE: Students in this pathway may NOT substitute college courses for English III and English IV

English Composition

(Select 1)

Humanities/Fine Arts
(Select 1)

Social/Behavioral Science

Natural Science

Other Required Courses

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Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.)

English Composition

Humanities/Fine Arts/Communication
(Select 2 courses from at least 2 subject areas)

Social/Behavioral Science
(select 2 courses from at least 2 subject areas)

Math
(select 1)

Natural Science
(select 1)

Other Required Courses

Foreign Language
(Optional)

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Contact Information

Suzanne Crawford, BCPS Liaison
E Building, 112A
(828) 448-3177

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