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Career and College Promise (CCP)
High School Dual Enrollment





Parents, at South Piedmont Community College your sons and daughters can take college classes while they are still in high school. The day your child graduates from high school he/she could be well on the way to earning an associate degree at South Piedmont Community College. This approach saves your family money and puts your child closer to finishing college.

The N.C. Career and College Promise (CCP) program is a jumpstart for earning a college degree. Tuition is free!

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

Here are some ways that students have benefited from participating in the Career and College Promise program during the 2013-2014 academic year at South Piedmont Community College:

  • Free Tuition:  More than 300 high school students saved over $175,000 in college tuition and fees.
  • College Credit:  Participating high school students earned over 1600 hours of college credit and achieved a "B" average.
  • Career Exploration:  High school students explored more than 29 academic programs throughout the academic year.

Download the Career and College Promise booklet for program information and course offerings.


College Transfer Pathways: We offer two transfer pathways that provide structured sets of general education courses. Upon completion of the Associate in Arts College Transfer Pathway or the Associate in Science College Transfer Pathway, students will be able to earn an Associate in Arts (AA) degree or an Associate in Science (AS) degree with less than 30 additional hours of study. You must have a weighted 3.0 grade point average and demonstrate college readiness on an approved placement test.

Career and Technical Education Pathways (CTE): We have 26 different pathways in a wide range of subjects that can be applied toward an Associate of Applied Science degree. Many of these classes 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.

To get started, contact your child’s guidance counselor. The counselor can provide information about your child’s eligibility and coordinate the high school and college class schedules. If you have additional questions about CCP or South Piedmont Community College, please contact an Enrollment Recruiter: Scott Collier: scollier@spcc.edu and 704-290-5872, or Jeff Jost: jjost@spcc.edu and 704-290-5871.