Career and College Promise (CCP)

Career and College Promise (CCP) gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a "jump start" on a two-year or four-year degree while still in high school.  Best of all, it is tuition-free; however, high school students must pay college fees beginning Spring 2014.

Qualified students can earn college credit while still in high school.  Students are dually enrolled in their high school and at Central Piedmont Community College allowing them to receive both high school and college credit for courses taken through the program.

Here are ways students have benefited from Career and College Promise Program during the 2012-2013 academic year at CPCC.

  • Free Tuition: More than 700 high school students saved approximately $500,000 in college tuition and fees.
  • College Credit: High school students earned over 7000 hours of college credit with a "B" average.
  • Career Exploration: Students explored more than 50 academic programs.

If getting a head start on college sounds good to you and your family, there are several ways for you to qualify to take advantage of the program.

Career & College Promise provides three TUITION-FREE pathways for high school students to earn college credit:

  • College TransferWe offer two different pathways designed to meet your general educational requirements for a four-year college degree. You must have a weighted 3.0 grade point average and demonstrate college readiness on an approved placement test. You can earn tuition-free college credits toward a four-year degree. Credit for all courses will transfer to all UNC institutions and many of the state’s independent colleges and universities.
  • Career & TechnicalWe have more than 30 different pathways created to help you get a head start on a great career.  Most of these programs do not require test scores and if your GPA is not quite at the 3.0 level, you can still participate with permission from your principal. You have to be ready to excel! You can earn tuition-free college credits toward a job credential, certificate or diploma in a technical career.
  • CMS Middle College High Schools (MCHS) – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) students in these honors magnet programs can earn tuition-free college credits and complete their high school classes at one of these three CPCC campuses:

Cato Middle College High School (CPCC Cato Campus)
Harper Middle College High School (CPCC Harper Campus)
Levine Middle College High School (CPCC Levine Campus)