Aug 03, 2020  
Catawba Valley Community College 2020-2021 General Catalog 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2020-2021 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:
    1. Be a high school junior or senior;
    2. Have unweighted GPA of 2.8 on high school courses;
      or
    3. Demonstrate college readiness on an approved assessment or placement test (See attachment A for college readiness scores).
  3. 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.
  4. Students who are successfully progressing towards high school graduation have access to the College Transfer Pathway for up to two years - one year as a junior and one year as a senior.
  5. Colleges may request a graduation plan verifying what high school courses remain and the anticipated graduation date.
  6. A student may only enroll in one College Transfer Pathway and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another.
  7. 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.
  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 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, AFA-Music, AFA-Theater, or AFA-Visual Arts.
  9. A student who completes a transfer pathway and continues on (with the required permissions outlined above) will keep their P code until the student a) graduates from high school/exits CCP or b) completes the full associate degree while still enrolled in high school.
  10. Students pursuing credits beyond the initial transfer associate degree must provide documentation of justification based upon career pathway needs or transfer program requirements (i.e. bachelor degree plan published by the University of North Carolina). The high school principal or the high school principal’s designee and the college’s chief student development administrator or the college’s chief academic officer must approve prior to enrollment in credits beyond the initial transfer program of study. Approval is contingent upon documentation of justification based upon career pathway needs or transfer program requirements (i.e. bachelor degree plan published by the University of North Carolina).
  11. The AA/AS/AE/AGE-Nursing/ AFA-Music/AFA-Theater/AFA-Visual Arts degree may be awarded prior to high school graduation verification.
  12. Colleges should follow the same graduation process for CCP students as is followed for traditional college students.
  13. 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:
    1. One College Transfer Pathway and one Career Technical Education Pathway
      or
    2. One College Transfer Pathway and one Workforce Continuing Education Pathway
  14. CCP students may not enroll in developmental courses.
  15. CCP students may enroll in supplemental courses.
  16. CCP students may enroll in curriculum transition courses, but may not enroll in non- curriculum transition courses.
  17. CCP students may not audit courses.
  18. CCP Students may not be enrolled in the Associate in General Education or General Occupational Technology programs.
  19. 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 in a Career and Technical Education pathway, a high school student must meet the following criteria:
    1. Be a high school junior or senior;
      1. Have an unweighted GPA of 2.8 on high school courses; or
      2. Demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an assessment (See Attachment A for college readiness scores.); or
      3. Have the recommendation of the high school principal or his/her designee and his/her rationale for recommendation in place of GPA requirement (assessment scores should be considered) and have the recommendation of the college’s Chief Academic Officer or Chief Student Development Administrator; and 
  3. Recommendation will not be allowed for CTE pathways that include UGETC (Universal General Education Transfer Component) course(s) included in the pathways.
  4. If a CTE pathway contains a UGETC (Universal General Education Component) course(s), the student must meet the same eligibility criteria as a transfer pathway student.
  5. High school counselors should consider students’ assessment scores in making pathway recommendations.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Students who are successfully progressing towards high school graduation have access to the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathway for up to two years - one year as a junior and one year as a senior.
  9. Colleges may request a graduation plan verifying what high school courses remain and the anticipated graduation date.
  10. A student may be awarded a certificate, diploma, or AAS degree prior to high school graduation 
  11. Colleges should follow the same graduation process for CCP students as is followed for traditional college students.
  12. A student may only enroll in one pathway and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another.
  13. 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.
  14. 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:
    1. One College Transfer Pathway and one Career Technical Education Pathway
      or
    2. Two Career Technical Education Pathways
      or
    3. One Career Technical Education Pathway and one Workforce Continuing Education Pathway
  15. 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.
  16. Colleges are responsible for adhering to external agency guidelines that may restrict CCP students from enrolling in specific programs.
  17. CCP students may not enroll in developmental courses.
  18. CCP students may enroll in supplemental courses.
  19. CCP students may enroll in curriculum transition courses, but may not enroll in non- curriculum transition courses.
  20. CCP students may not audit courses.
  21. 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: Freshmen and Sophomores

  1. The Career and College Promise Career Technical Education Pathway for freshmen and sophomores leads to an industrial or engineering certificate or diploma aligned with a high school Career Cluster.
  2. The college may enroll high school freshmen and sophomores only in in industrial technologies (program code 50xxx), engineering technologies (program code 40xxx), agriculture and natural resources (program code 15xxx), and transportation (program code 60xxx) certificate and diploma programs.
  3. To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet the following criteria:
    1. Be a high school freshman or sophomore;
      1. Have the recommendation of the high school principal or his/her designee (assessment scores should be considered) and rationale for recommendation; and
      2. Have the recommendation of the college’s Chief Academic Officer or Chief Student Development Administrator; and
      3. Passed Math I with a grade of C or better; and
      4. Scored a 3, 4, or 5 on the End of Course assessment (EOC) for Math I; and
      5. Scored a 3, 4, or 5 on the 8th grade End of Grade ELA assessment.
    2. Be a high school freshman or sophomore;
      1. Have the recommendation of the high school principal or his/her designee (assessment scores should be considered) and rationale for recommendation; and
      2. Have the recommendation of the college’s Chief Academic Officer or Chief Student Development Administrator; and
      3. Demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an assessment (See Attachment A for college readiness scores.).
  4. Freshmen and Sophomores may not enroll in any CTE pathways that contain UGETC (Universal General Education Transfer Component) courses.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Eligible freshmen or sophomores who enter one of the four identified CCP Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathways listed in G.S. §115D-20 and ID SBCCC 400.11 and who are successfully progressing towards high school graduation have access to the CCP program for up to four years - one year as a freshman, one year as a sophomore, one year as a junior and one year as a senior.
  8. Colleges may request a graduation plan verifying what high school courses remain and the anticipated graduation date.
  9. A student may be awarded a certificate, diploma, or AAS degree prior to high school graduation.
  10. Colleges should follow the same graduation process for CCP students as is followed for traditional college students.
  11. A student may only enroll in one program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for courses in another.
  12. The student may change his or her program of study major to another industrial or engineering program of study 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 publishes in the North Carolina Career Cluster Guide, etc.
  13. 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 two Career Technical Education Pathways available to 9th and 10th graders.
  14. A student who completes the CTE certificate or diploma may continue in the same traditional AAS program as long as he or she is 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 the student code will remain CTE.
  15. Colleges are responsible for adhering to external agency guidelines that may restrict CCP students from enrolling in specific programs.
  16. CCP students may not enroll in developmental courses.
  17. CCP students may enroll in supplemental courses.
  18. CCP students may enroll in curriculum transition courses, but may not enroll in non- curriculum transition courses.
  19. CCP students may not audit courses.
  20. 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)

 

  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:
    1. Be a high school junior or senior;
      1. Have an unweighted GPA of 2.8 on high school courses;
        or
      2. Demonstrate college readiness in English, reading and mathematics on an assessment (See Attachment A for college readiness scores.); or
    2. Be a high school junior or senior;
      1. Have the recommendation of the high school principal or his/her designee and have the high school principal or his/her designee’s rationale for recommendation in place of GPA requirement; and
      2. Have the recommendation of the college’s Chief Academic Officer or Chief Student Development Administrator
  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:
    1. Continue to make progress toward high school graduation,
    2. Continue to make progress toward successful completion of the Workforce Continuing Education pathway as defined with the pathway syllabus
    3. 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. Colleges should follow the same process to award CCP students a credential as is followed for traditional college students.
  8. CCP students may enroll in supplemental courses.
  9. CCP students may not enroll in developmental courses.
  10. CCP students may enroll in curriculum transition courses, but may not enroll in non- curriculum transition courses.
  11. CCP students may not audit courses.
  12. 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:
    1. Two Workforce Continuing Education Pathways or
    2. One College Transfer Pathway and one Workforce Continuing Education Pathway or
    3. One Career Technical Education Pathway and one Workforce Continuing Education Pathway
  13. Colleges are responsible for adhering to external agency guidelines that may restrict CCP students from enrolling in specific WCE pathways.
  14. Students who are successfully progressing towards high school graduation have access to the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathway for up to two years - one year as a junior and one year as a senior.
  15. Colleges may request a graduation plan verifying what high school courses remain and the anticipated graduation date.

 

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

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

 

 

Career and College Promise Pathways

Programs

College Transfer Pathway

Technical Career Pathway