Find A Program

Career and College Promise

Career and College Promise provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities tuition free for eligible North Carolina high school students, allowing them to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills.The program is available to public, private, and homeschooled students.

 

Career and College Promise offers North Carolina high school students a clear path to success in college or in a career. The program is free to all students who maintain a “B” average and meet other eligibility requirements. Through a partnership of the Department of Public Instruction, the N.C. Community College System, the University of North Carolina system and many independent colleges and universities, North Carolina is helping eligible high school students to begin earning college credit at a Community College campus at no cost to them or their families.

Steps to Enroll:

  1.  Meet with your counselor or your career coach to start the process and determine your pathway at one of the local high schools or BCC (call (910) 755-7355 to make an appointment)
    1. Obtain your high school transcript and any test scores available
    2. Pick up a copy of the authorization form and obtain signatures necessary
  2. Complete an application or learn more about the Admissions Process (the only part of admissions dual enrolled students need to complete is the application at this time).
  3. Meet with your career coach and bring them your authorization form, transcripts, and test scores to schedule classes that align with your career/college goals

Career and College Promise offers high school students several pathways, each with specific eligibility criteria, leading to a certificate, diploma, degree, or skills for the workforce. Students who continue onto a university after graduating from high school while dually enrolled can complete a bachelor degree in less time than would normally be required.

Brunswick Community College offers Career and Technical Education, College Transfer, and Cooperative Innovative High Schools pathways.

  1. College Transfer Pathways (CTP) requires the completion of at least 30 semester hours of transfer courses including English and mathematics.
  2. Career and Technical Education Pathways (CTE) leading to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school career cluster.
  3. Workforce Continuing Education Pathway (WCEP) leading to a state or industry recognized credential aligned with a high school career cluster.
  4. Cooperative Innovative High School Programs (CIHSP) like Brunswick County Early College High School (BCECHS) are located on college campuses (unless a waiver was provided) providing opportunities for students to complete an associate degree program or earn up to two years of college credit within five years.

College Transfer Pathway (CTP)

The College Transfer Pathway is designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin the pathway toward a 4-year degree.

The College Transfer Pathway offers tuition-free course credits toward a four-year degree. Insurance and technology fees are paid by the student and some courses may require additional fees. Brunswick Community College offers four College Transfer pathways that lead to an: Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), Associate in Engineering (AE), or Associate in Nursing Degree (ADN).

The Career and College Promise College Transfer Pathway requires the completion of at least 30 semester hours of transfer courses, including English, Mathematics, and a College Transfer Success Course (ACA122).

Upon completion of the degree and admission to a North Carolina public university or participating independent college or university, students will receive credit for the undergraduate, lower-division general education core as established in the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Community College System. (Pathway areas and specific courses subject to state approval.)

College Transfer Pathways

Leading To The Associate Degree Nursing (P1032C)

The College Transfer Pathway Leading to the Associate Degree in Nursing is designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin study toward the Associate Degree Nursing and a 4-year Nursing degree. The ... Learn More

Leading To The Associate In Arts (P1012C)

The College Transfer Pathway Leading to the Associate in Arts Degree is designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin study toward the Associate in Arts degree and a 4-year non-STEM major. ... Learn More

Leading To The Associate In Engineering (P1052C)

The College Transfer Pathway Leading to the Associate in Engineering is designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin study toward the Associate in Engineering degree and a 4-year degree in a ... Learn More

Leading To The Associate In Science (P1042C)

The College Transfer Pathway Leading to the Associate in Science is designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin study toward the Associate in Science degree and a 4-year degree in a ... Learn More
  1. To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must:
    • be a high school junior or senior; and
    • have a weighted GPA of 2.8 on high school courses OR demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an assessment or placement test or meet provisional status.

     

  2. To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must:
    • continue to make progress toward high school graduation; and
    • maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses. A student who falls below a 2.0 GPA after completing two college courses will be subject to the College’s policy for satisfactory academic progress.
  3. A student must enroll in one College Transfer Pathway and may not substitute courses in one pathway for courses in another. In addition, the student may change one’s Pathway and/or concurrently enroll in one/two College Transfer Pathway(s) and a Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathway upon approval of the high school principal and designated administrator and the High School’s Center of Advanced Studies Advisor.
  4. With approval of the high school principal or designated administrator and the student’s Center for Advanced Studies Advisor, 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 (AA), Associate in Science (AS), Associate in Engineering (AE), or Associate in Nursing Degree (AND).

A student may complete the AA/AS/AE/ADN pathway and then continue towards completion of the AA/AS/AE/ADN. The AA/AS/AE/ADN may not be awarded prior to high school graduation verification.

The Career and Technical Education Curriculum Pathway (CTE)

The Career and Technical Education pathways offers tuition free course credits toward an entry level job credential, certificate or diploma for eligible high school for junior and senior students while freshmen and sophomore pathways leads to an Industrial, Engineering, or Agriculture and Natural Resources certificate or diploma career cluster. Insurance and technology fees are paid by the students and some courses may require additional fees.

Career and Technical Education Pathways

Accounting And Finance - Certificate (C25800P)

This curriculum is available to eligible High School students through the Career and College Promise Program. Click to view the adult curriculum. Course Title Credits ACC 120 Princ of Financial Acctg 4 ACC 121 Princ ... Learn More

Aquaculture Technology - Diploma (D15120P)

This curriculum is available to eligible High School students through the Career and College Promise Program. Click to view the adult curriculum. Course Title Credits English Composition (6 Credit Hours) ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry ... Learn More

Biotechnology - Diploma (D20100P)

This curriculum is available to eligible High School students through the Career and College Promise Program. Click to view the adult curriculum. Course Title Credits General Education (7 Credit Hours) ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry ... Learn More

Business Administration - Certificate (C25120P)

This curriculum is available to eligible High School students through the Career and College Promise Program. Click to view the adult curriculum. Course Title Credits Core Courses (12 Credit Hours) BUS 115 Business Law I ... Learn More

Business Administration - Diploma (D25120P)

This curriculum is available to eligible High School students through the Career and College Promise Program. Click to view the adult curriculum. Course Title Credits General Education Courses (6 Credit Hours) ENG 111 Writing & ... Learn More

Cosmetology - Certificate (C55140P)

This curriculum is available to eligible High School students through the Career and College Promise Program. Click to view the adult curriculum. Course Title Credits Core Courses (32 Credit Hours) COS 111 Cosmetology Concepts I ... Learn More

Cosmetology - Diploma (D55140P)

This curriculum is available to eligible High School students through the Career and College Promise Program. Click to view the adult curriculum. Course Title Credits English Composition (6 Credit Hours) ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry ... Learn More

Criminal Justice Technology - Certificate (C55180P)

This curriculum is available to eligible High School students through the Career and College Promise Program. Click to view the adult curriculum. Course Title Credits Core Courses (6 Credit Hours) CJC 111 Introduction to Criminal ... Learn More

Early Childhood Education - Certificate (C55220P)

This curriculum is available to eligible High School students through the Career and College Promise Program. Click to view the adult curriculum. Course Title Credits Core Courses (16 Credit Hours) EDU 119 Intro to Early ... Learn More

Early Childhood Education - Diploma (D55220P)

This curriculum is available to eligible High School students through the Career and College Promise Program. Click to view the adult curriculum. Course Title Credits General Education (3 Credit Hours) ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry ... Learn More

Health And Fitness Science - Certificate (C45630P)

This curriculum is available to eligible High School students through the Career and College Promise Program. Click to view the adult curriculum. Course Title Credits Core Courses (17 Credit Hours) HFS 111 Fitness & Exercise ... Learn More

Health Information Technology - Certificate (C45360P)

This curriculum is available to eligible High School students through the Career and College Promise Program. Click to view the adult curriculum. Course Title Credits Core Courses (15 Credit Hours) HIT 110 Fundamentals of HIM ... Learn More

Horticulture Technology - Certificate (C15240P)

This curriculum is available to eligible High School students through the Career and College Promise Program. Click to view the adult curriculum. Course Title Credits Core Courses (15 Credit Hours) HOR 160 Plant Materials I ... Learn More

Horticulture Technology - Diploma (D15240P)

This curriculum is available to eligible High School students through the Career and College Promise Program. Click to view the adult curriculum. Course Title Credits General Education (6 Credit Hours) ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry ... Learn More

Information Technology - Computer Programming & Development - Diploma (D25590CP)

This curriculum is available to eligible High School students through the Career and College Promise Program. Click to view the adult curriculum. Course Title Credits General Education (6 Credit Hours) ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry ... Learn More

Information Technology - Information Systems - Diploma (D25590SP)

This curriculum is available to eligible High School students through the Career and College Promise Program. Click to view the adult curriculum. Course Title Credits General Education (6 Credit Hours) ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry ... Learn More

Marine Biotechnology - Diploma (D20170P)

This curriculum is available to eligible High School students through the Career and College Promise Program. Click to view the adult curriculum. Course Title Credits General Education (7 Credit Hours) ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry ... Learn More

Turfgrass Management Technology - Certificate (C15420P)

This curriculum is available to eligible High School students through the Career and College Promise Program. Click to view the adult curriculum. (Also available to Freshman and Sophomores) Course Title Credits Core Courses (17 Credit ... Learn More

Turfgrass Management Technology - Diploma (D15420P)

This curriculum is available to eligible High School students through the Career and College Promise Program. Click to view the adult curriculum. (Also available to Freshman and Sophomores) Course Title Credits General Education (6 Credit ... Learn More

Welding Technology - Diploma (D50420P)

This curriculum is available to eligible High School students through the Career and College Promise Program. Click to view the adult curriculum. (Also available to Freshman and Sophomores) Course Title Credits General Education (6 Credit ... Learn More
  1. To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must:
    • Be a high school junior or senior
    • have an unweighted GPA of 2.8 on high school courses or have the recommendation of the high school principal or designated administrator;
    • demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an assessment or placement test or meet provisional status; and
    • have received career pathway information outlining program requirements for completion of the certificate or diploma

    Or,
    Be a high school freshman and:

    • passed Math I with a grade of “C” or better;
    • scored a 3, 4, or 5 on End of Course assessment (EOC) for Math I;
    • scored a 3, 4, or 5 on the 8th grade End of Grade ELA assessment.
    • received career pathway information outlining program requirements for completion of the certificate or diploma.
    • have the recommendation of the high school principal or designated administrator (based on assessment of student maturity and ability to effectively participate in a class that may include adult students); and
    • are only eligible to enroll in Electronic Engineering, Horticulture, Turfgrass Management and Welding Technology programs.

    Or,
    Be a high school sophomore and meet:

    • All of the freshmen criteria listed above, and
    • Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses or have the recommendation of the high school principal or designated administrator.

    High school counselors should consider students’ Pre-ACT scores in making pathway recommendations.
    College Career Technical Education courses may be used to provide partial or full fulfillment of a four-unit career cluster. Where possible, students should be granted articulated credit based on the local or state North Carolina High School to Community College articulation agreement.

  2. To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must:Continue to make progress toward high school graduation, and
    • maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses. A student who falls below a 2.0 GPA after completing two college courses will be subject to the College’s policy for satisfactory academic progress.
    • a student must enroll in one College Transfer Program of Study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another.
    • the student may change one’s Program of Study with approval of the high school principal or designated administrator and the Center of Advanced Studies Advisor.
    • a student may concurrently enroll in two College Transfer Pathways provided the exception has been approved by the College’s Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. With approval of the high school principal or designated administrator and the students BCC Faculty Advisor.
    • a student may enroll in both a College Transfer Pathway program of study and a Career Technical Education (CTE) Program of Study.
  3. With approval of the high school principal or designated administrator and the student’s Center of Advanced Studies Advisor, 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, Associate in Science, Associate in Nursing, or Associate in Engineering degrees.
  4. A student may be awarded a certificate or diploma prior to high school graduation. A student may complete the CTE certificate or diploma and then continue towards completion of the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. The AAS degree may not be awarded prior to high school graduation verification.

Workforce Continuing Education Pathways

The Career and Technical Education pathways offers tuition free course. If applicable, Insurance and technology fees are paid by the students. Some courses may require additional fees. Career and Technical Education pathways offers credits toward an entry level job credentials related to workforce development that includes:

Culinary
Firefighter Academy
HVAC

  1. To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria:
    Be a high school junior or senior and;

    • Have an unweighted GPA of 2.8 on high school courses or have the recommendation of the high school principal or designated administrator (assessment scores should be considered); and
    • Have received career pathway information outline program requirements for completion of the Workforce Continuing Education pathway
  2. To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must:
    • Continue to make progress toward high school graduation, and
    • Continue to make progress toward successful completion of the Workforce Continuing Education pathway as defined within the syllabus. A student who does not meet these criteria will be subject to the college’s policy for satisfactory progress.
  3. A student may be awarded a completion certificate prior to high school graduation.

Career and College Promise & Cooperative Innovative High School

The Career and College Promise program offers structured dual enrollment opportunities for qualified high school students to dually enroll in community college courses that provide pathways that lead to a certificate, diploma, degree, State, or industry-recognized credentials as well as provide entry-level jobs. The program is available to public, private, and home-schooled students.

Cooperative Innovative High School Pathway

Leads to the completion of a high school diploma and Associate Degree or provides up to two years of college credit within five years for Brunswick County Early College High School.

Brunswick County Early College High School (BCECHS) enrolls approximately 80 freshmen per year, and provides opportunities for students to complete an associate degree program or earn up to two years of college credit within five years. BCECHS is a partnership between Brunswick County Schools and Brunswick Community College (BCC). In addition to being an Innovative High School, BCECHS is a North Carolina New Schools Project STEM school: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Eligibility requirements for Cooperative Innovative High School Programs are established jointly by local boards of education
and local boards of trustees in accordance with

115C-238.50.Through a rigorous application process, freshmen high school students that are accepted to BCECHS become members of a small, student-centered academic community.

Collaboratively, students, teachers, parents/guardians, business, community, and BCC faculty and staff create a culture that fosters respect and responsible learning environments, on and off campus.

Students experience an innovative and flexible approach to learning, which enables them to meet rigorous academic standards. Students have the opportunity to earn their North Carolina High School Diploma and an Associate’s Degree from Brunswick Community College in 5 years. Some students may earn their high school diploma and degree in 4 years or graduate and continue their postsecondary education with the transferrable credits they have earned.