• What is Career & College Promise?

    Wake Tech’s Career & College Promise (CCP) program offers eligible high school students the opportunity to earn credits toward a college degree or a credential for employment – tuition-free. In many cases, students earn dual credit, meeting high school graduation requirements with college courses.

    CCP offers students the opportunity to explore more than 40 academic programs, saving them and their families money on college tuition while also lightening their future course load in college. Students get a feel of the "college experience," and they can boost their admissions profile by demonstrating they are ready for the rigors of college-level classes.

    For students not interested in pursuing a college degree, CCP provides a jump-start to career plans, job training, skills and certifications.

    See the CCP stories of our South Garner High School students. 

    What classes can I take as part of the CCP program?

    The Career & College Promise program (CCP) provides two pathways for students:

    • College Transfer pathways are designed for high school students who wish to begin earning college credit towards Wake Tech's University Transfer degree programs – Associate in Arts, Associate in Engineering, Associate in Science or Associate in Fine Arts – which are intended for eventual transfer to a four-year college or university. The pathways include courses prescribed in the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferring credits from North Carolina community colleges to UNC System institutions.
       
    • Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways lead to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school career cluster. It is designed for students who want to work toward the completion of a credential before graduating from high school. Email Career & College Promise staff at ccp@waketech.edu with questions on what is needed for these courses.

      The Nurse Aide, Medical Assisting and Cosmetology CTE pathways have limited seating and a different registration process for courses. All three pathways require CCP staff collaboration with the department to register students, and they may have additional costs not covered by the department or CCP.

    What are the academic requirements to participate in CCP?

    Career and Technical Education pathway eligibility

      • A high school junior or senior who meets one of the following:
      • Has an unweighted, cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher on high school courses
      • Demonstrates college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an assessment 
      • Has the recommendation of the high school principal or designee and a memo detailing his or her rationale in place of the GPA requirement

    NOTE: All students must meet course prerequisites before registration. 

    College Transfer pathway eligibility

    A high school junior or senior who meets one of the following:

        • Has an unweighted, cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher on high school courses
        • Demonstrates college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an assessment (see table below)

    NOTE: All students must meet course prerequisites before registration. 

    Maintaining eligibility

    To remain in the CCP program, a student must meet the following requirements: 

        • Continues to progress toward high school graduation
        • Maintains a GPA of 2.0 or higher in college coursework after completing two course

    How do CCP courses impact my high school GPA? 

    • College Transfer Pathway: Courses 3SHC (Semester Hour of Credit)  and above carry 1 extra quality point added towards the high school GPA.  Courses taken under this pathway WILL be added to your high school transcript, regardless of the grade received. 
    • Career & Technical Education - Courses 3SHC and above carry the added point value referenced in the highlighted chart below regarding GPA (Standard = 0 added, Honors = .5 added, College/AP = 1 point added).  Courses taken under this pathway WILL be added to your high school transcript, regardless of the grade received. (Click here to review the course weights)

    New CCP Students

    Please follow the steps on Wake Tech's New CCP Student page

    Enrollment Announcements/Alerts

    The Summer and Fall 2024 Enrollment Cycle will begin March 1st for prospective/current CCP students to submit documents for Spring 2024 enrollment! Listed below are key dates and pro-tips that will be useful: 

      • Summer 2024 dates and deadlines
        • February 19: Enrollment cycle information available
        • March 1: Enrollment forms available (New Student Application and Continuing Student Form)
        • April 1: Course schedule opens
        • April 11: Self-registration for courses begins at 7 a.m.
        • April 26: Enrollment forms submission deadline (Summer only)
        • May 3: Acceptance/approval deadline for Summer (all CCP forms)
        • May 5: Self-registration for courses deadline at 11:59 p.m.
        • May 20: First day of class for the 16-week and first eight-week sessions
      • Fall 2024 dates and deadlines
        • February 19: Enrollment cycle information available
        • March 1: Enrollment forms available (New Student Application and Continuing Student Form)
        • April 1: Course schedule opens
        • April 11: Self-registration for courses begins at 7 a.m.
        • July 19: Enrollment forms submission deadline
        • July 26: Acceptance/approval deadline for Fall (all CCP forms)
        • July 28: Self-registration for courses deadline at 11:59 p.m.
        • August 15: First day of class for the 16-week and first eight-week sessions

    Visit the CCP Events and Important Deadlines page for more detailed information regarding dates and events.

    If you have any questions, please email Mr. Walker at twalker2@wcpss.net