Sep 25, 2018  
Catawba Valley Community College 2018-19 General Catalog 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2018-19 General Catalog

Career and College Promise


Career and College Promise

 

Admission and registration information for Career and College Promise pathway opportunities may be found at cvcc.edu/ccp.

 

College Transfer Pathway

1. The Career and College Promise Pathway requires the completion of a transfer pathway approved by the State Board of Community Colleges including transfer courses in English and mathematics and ACA 122 College Transfer Success.

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; and

c. 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:

a. Have a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.5;

b. Have completed two years of high school English with a grade of ‘C’ or higher;

c. Have completed high school Algebra II or Math III (or a higher level math class) with a grade of ‘C’ of higher;

d. Obtain the written approval of the high school principal or his/her designee; and,

e. Obtain the written approval of the chief academic officer or chief student development administrator.

f. Students who meet all the requirements listed above may:

enroll in English and/or mathematics courses in a college transfer pathway as provisional students without placement or other testing.

provisional students who successfully complete ENG 111 with a ‘C’ or higher can enroll   in ENG 112.

provisional students in the Associate in Science pathway who successfully complete MAT 171 with a “C” or higher can enroll in MAT 172.

register only for college mathematics (MAT) and college English (ENG) courses within the chosen pathway.

Provisional students cannot enroll in any additional courses in the pathway until they are no longer considered provisional.

In order to no longer be considered provisional, the student must successfully complete the first mathematics and English course in the pathway with a grade of ‘C’ or higher or demonstrate college-readiness on an approved assessment or placement test as listed in Attachment A.

Provisional students in the ADN pathway must complete the first math in the AGE - Nursing degree with a “C “or higher and ENG 111 in the pathway with a “C” or higher before being fully admitted to the ADN pathway or demonstrate college-readiness on an approved assessment or placement test as listed in Attachment A.

Once a student completes the requirements to no longer be considered provisional and with approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief academic officer or chief student development administrator, the student may enroll in both a College Transfer Pathway and a Career Technical Education Pathway.

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

a. Continue to make progress toward high school graduation, and

b. Maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses.

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.

5.   A student may only enroll in one College Transfer Pathway 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 academic officer or chief student development administrator. The college’s chief academic officer or chief student development administrator shall approve a change in pathway based on verification provided by the student that the program change allows the student to meet their newly chosen career path. Verification could include (but is not limited to) a bachelor degree plan published by the university, a career pathway plan, career information published in the Occupational Outlook Handbook and/or information published in the North Carolina Career Cluster Guide, etc.

7.  With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief academic officer or 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, Science, Engineering, AGE-Nursing, or AFA-Visual Arts. The AA/AS/AE/AGE-Nursing/AFA-Visual Arts may not be awarded prior to high school graduation verification.

8. With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief academic officer or chief student development administrator, a student may concurrently enroll in: (a) One College Transfer Pathway and one Career Technical Education Pathway or (b) One College Transfer Pathway and one Workforce Continuing Education Pathway

9. CCP students may not enroll in developmental courses.

10. CCP students may not audit courses.

11. CCP Students may not be enrolled in the Associate in General Education or General Occupational Technology programs.

12. Students enrolled in Adult High School, Adult Basic Education, or Adult Secondary Education are not eligible for Career and College Promise.

 

Career Technical Education Pathways—Curriculum: Juniors and Seniors

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:

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. Have received career pathway information outlining program requirements for completion of the certificate or diploma.

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, and Maintain a 2.0 in college coursework after completing two courses.

b. 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 be awarded a certificate or diploma prior to high school graduation. The AAS may not be awarded prior to high school graduation verification.

7. A student may only enroll in one pathway and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another.

8. The student may change his or her pathway major with approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief academic officer or chief student development administrator. The college’s chief academic officer or chief student development administrator shall approve a change in pathway based on verification provided by the student that the program change allows the student to meet their newly chosen career path. Verification could include (but is not limited to) a bachelor degree plan published by the university, a career pathway plan, career information published in the Occupational Outlook Handbook and/or information published in the North Carolina Career Cluster Guide, etc.

9. With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief academic officer or chief student development administrator, a student may concurrently enroll in:

a. One College Transfer Pathway and one Career Technical Education Pathway

b. Two Career Technical Education Pathways or

c. One Career Technical Education Pathway and one Workforce Continuing Education Pathway

10. A CTE student is not required to demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement test to be eligible for the program. However, some required courses within the program may have developmental course pre-requite requirements which must be met. When this is the case, the student should demonstrate college readiness via an approved assessment or placement test (See Attachment A) prior to enrolling in the course. Students are encouraged to complete college readiness assessments prior to entry to the program.

11. A student who completes the CTE certificate or diploma may continue in the same traditional AAS program of study as long as they are still eligible for CCP. In order to continue, the program code should be changed to reflect the traditional AAS program code. The student type will remain CCPP and their student code will remain CTE.

12. Colleges are responsible for adhering to external agency guidelines that may restrict CCP students from enrolling in specific programs.

13. CCP students may not enroll in developmental courses.

14. CCP students may not audit courses.

15. Students enrolled in Adult High School, Adult Basic Education, or Adult Secondary Education are not eligible for Career and College Promise.

 

Career Technical Education Pathways–Workforce Continuing Education Pathway: (Juniors and Seniors)

The Appropriations Act of 2017, S.L. 2017-57, amended NC General Statutes 115D-20(4)a.2 to allow “Academic transition pathways for qualified junior and senior high school students that lead to a career in technical education certificate, diploma or State or industry-recognized credential.”

1. The Workforce Continuing Education Pathway for juniors and seniors leads to a State or industry-recognized credential aligned with a high school Career Cluster.

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 individual pathway requirements as appropriate.

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

4. Where possible, students should be granted articulated credit based on the colleges’ CE to CU articulation agreement or alternate ‘credit for prior learning’ options.

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

a. Continue to make progress toward high school graduation,

b. Continue to make progress toward successful completion of the Workforce Continuing    Education pathway as defined with the pathway syllabus

c. A student who doesn’t meet these criteria will be subject to the college’s policy for satisfactory progress.

6. A student may be awarded a WCE certificate of completion prior to high school graduation.

7. A WCE student is not required to demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement test to be eligible for WCE pathways. However, some courses may have pre-requisite requirements which must be met. When this is the case, the student should demonstrate college readiness via an approved assessment or placement test prior to enrolling in the course. Students are encouraged to complete college readiness assessments prior to entry to the WCE pathway. CCP students may not enroll in developmental courses.

8. With approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college’s chief academic officer or chief student development administrator, a student may concurrently enroll in:

a. Two Workforce Continuing Education Pathways

b. One College Transfer Pathway and one Workforce Continuing Education Pathway or                                             

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c. One Career Technical Education Pathway and one Workforce Continuing Education Pathway

9. Colleges are responsible for adhering to external agency guidelines that may restrict CCP students from enrolling in specific WCE pathways.

 

NOTE:  Preceding information directly from the Career & College Promise webpage on the NC Community Colleges website under “CCP Operating Procedures.”

http://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/academic-programs/career-college-promise

 

Programs

College Transfer Pathway

Technical Career Pathway