The NC-CBE Project


The North Carolina Competency-Based Education Project (NC-CBE Project) is a collaborative statewide effort to design and build a sustainable and scalable competency-based Associates degree pathway. This high-quality and affordable program model will provide students a flexible way to

  • get credit for what they already know,
  • build on their knowledge and skills at their own pace,
  • earn high-quality, industry-validated degrees and credentials,
  • get a new job or advance along a career pathway, and
  • earn a fair wage to support themselves and their family.

The NC-CBE Project is led by Central Piedmont Community College. Partners include the North Carolina Community College System, Forsyth Technical Community College, Stanly Community College, and Wake Technical Community College.

For More Information about the NC-CBE Project, please contact Michael Horn ( or Sylvia Cini (