Academic Pathways

Central Piedmont Community College will be offering Career and College Promise high school students the academic pathways listed below.

1) Students can only take the courses in their selected pathway. If a student registers for classes outside of their pathway, the college will drop their class(es).

2) Students can be on two Career and Technical Pathways at one time OR one Career and Technical Pathway and one Transfer pathway at one time.

For a class description or prerequisite information, please refer to the CPCC College Catalog. Use the Find menu to help you search for information you need.

College Transfer Pathways

These College Transfer Pathways will ensure that each course a high school student completes in the pathway with a grade of C or better will be accepted by all UNC member institutions and equated for lower division General Education credit at the university.

Find out which pathway is best for you.


      Beginning Spring semester 2015, students on either College Transfer Pathway may register for up to 8 credit hours of a foreign language.  These credits are in addition to the classes on the pathway and will not count towards pathway completion.  In addition, students should be aware that these classes are not part of the Universal General Education Transfer Component of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement and thus may not transfer for equivalency credit.  Students must meet all eligibility requirements for the College Transfer Pathways before they may register for a foreign language.

      Beginning Spring semester 2016, students can directly place into MAT 271 by following criteria found here.  Documentation must be provided with student's paperwork to qualify.

        Career and Technical Pathway


            *Registration for classes on some pathways requires a granted petition. To register for these classes, please email with the desired course and section number (i.e. AUT 116 - 01).