Career and College Promise

Career and College Promise

Career and College Promise (CCP) gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a "jump start" and earn college credit toward a two-year or four-year degree 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. Best of all, CCP classes are tuition-free during the fall, spring and summer semesters. (Non-CMS students are responsible for student fees and insurance fees).

Architectural Technology Department offers

specific tracks for Career and College Promise:

ARC Technology Associate Degree Pathway

ARC Technology Transfer Degree Pathway

ARC Technology Transfer Degree Engineering Pathway

Career and College Promise Program Benefits:

  • Students explored more than 50 academic programs.
  • High school students earned over 17,000 hours of college credit .
  • More than 2500 high school students saved approximately $1,200,000 in college tuition.

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

  • College Transfer Pathways We offer three different pathways designed to meet your general educational requirements for a four-year college degree.
  • Career & Technical Pathways We have more than 50 different pathways created to help you get a head start on a great career. You can earn college credits toward a job credential, certificate or diploma in a technical career.
  • CMS Middle College High Schools (Cooperative Innovative High Schools) – Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) students can enroll in innovative high schools and middle colleges to earn college credits and complete their high school classes simultaneously. Unlike the pathways above, students in innovative high schools and middle colleges can take a wider variety of classes. If interested in Middle College, please contact the principal for the school inquiring about.

To learn more about our Career and College Promise Programs, visit our High School Programs page for more details and information about criteria and applying.