Career Technical Education Pathway

1.    The Career and College Promise Career Technical Education Pathway for juniors and seniors leads to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school Career Cluster. For the list of approved academic pathways, click this link:

2.    To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria:

a.    Be a high school junior or senior;
b.    Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses or have the recommendation of the high school principal or his/her designee; and
c.    Meet the prerequisites for the career pathway.

3.    High school counselors should consider students’ assessment scores in making pathway recommendations. 

4.    College Career Technical Education courses may be used to provide partial or full fulfillment of a four-unit career cluster. Where possible, students should be granted articulated credit based on the local or state North Carolina High School to Community College articulation agreement.

5.    To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must

a.    Continue to make progress toward high school graduation, 
b.    Maintain a 2.0 in college coursework after completing two courses, and

c.    A student who falls below a 2.0 GPA after completing two college courses will be subject to the college's policy for satisfactory academic progress.

6.    A student must enroll in one program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another.  The student may change his or her program of study major with approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief student development administrator.