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    Catawba Valley Community College
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog

Career and College Promise


The Career and College Promise program is established by the State Board of Education and the State Board of Community Colleges.

Career and College Promise provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities for eligible North Carolina high school students in order to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills. North Carolina community colleges may offer the following Career and College Promise pathways aligned with the K-12 curriculum and career and college ready standards adopted by the State Board of Education:

  1. College Transfer Pathway leading to a minimum of 30 hours of college transfer credit.
  2. A Career and Technical Education Pathway leading to a certificate, diploma or degree.
  3. A Cooperative Innovative High School Pathway approved under Part 9 of Article 16 of Chapter 115D of the General Statutes.

College Transfer Pathway

  1. The Career and College Promise College Transfer Pathway requires the completion of at least thirty semester hours of transfer courses, including English and mathematics, and ACA 122 - College Transfer Success .
  2. To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria:
    1. be a high school junior or senior;
    2. have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses; and
    3. demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement test. A student must demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics to be eligible for enrollment in a College Transfer Pathway.
  3. A high school junior or senior who does not demonstrate college-readiness on an approved assessment or placement test may be provisionally enrolled in a College Transfer Pathway. To qualify for Provisional Status, a student must meet the following criteria:
    1. have a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.5;
    2. have completed two years of high school English with a grade of C or higher;
    3. have completed high school Algebra II (or a higher level math class) with a grade of C or higher;
    4. obtain the written approval of the high school principal or his/her designee; and,
    5. obtain the written approval of the community college president or his/her designee.
      A Provisional Status student may register only for college mathematics (MAT) and college English (ENG) courses within the chosen Pathway. To be eligible to register for other courses in the Pathway, the student must first successfully complete mathematics and English courses with a grade of C or higher.
  4. To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must
    1. continue to make progress toward high school graduation, and
    2. maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses.
    3. 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.
  5. A student must enroll in one College Transfer Pathway program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another.
  6. A 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.
  7. With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief student development administrator, a student who completes a College Transfer Pathway while still enrolled in high school may continue to earn college transfer credits leading to the completion of the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science.
  8. With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief student development administrator, a student may enroll in both a College Transfer Pathway program of study and up to two (2) Career Techncal Education program of study (for a total of three (3).

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.
  2. To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria:
    1. be a high school junior or senior;
    2. 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
    3. meet the prerequisites for the career pathway.
  3. High school counselors should consider students’ PLAN 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
    1. continue to make progress toward high school graduation, and
    2. maintain a 2.0 in college coursework after completing two courses.
    3. 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 may enroll in two programs of study but may not substitute courses in one program for courses in an other. 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. A student may concurrently enroll in two CTE programs of study provided the exception has been approved by the college’s Chief Academic Officer or his/her designee.

Programs

College Transfer Pathway

Technical Career Pathway