Career & College Promise

What is Career & College Promise?

A program where high school students can take college classes tuition-free!

At SCC, we believe successful careers and college experiences can begin in high school! Through the Career & College Promise (CCP) program, we offer seamless dual enrollment opportunities to qualifying high school juniors and seniors. High school students have the opportunity to pursue a high school diploma while concurrently progressing towards earning a post-secondary academic credential including a certificate, diploma, or degree – all tuition FREE.

Such credentials will grant students the essential academic training to pursue college transfer interests and entry-level employment opportunities.

Taking CCP classes can lead to qualifying for the SCC Success Scholarship.

How to Register:

  1. Explore Your Interests: Before you apply, take some time to discover what interests you most. SCC offers a variety of CCP classes, so choose the ones that align with your goals and passions.
  2. Talk to Your Counselor: Reach out to your high school counselor to ensure you qualify to participate in the CCP Program and request your high school transcript be sent to the CCP Advisor.
  3. Complete Your Application: Visit our user-friendly online application portal and fill out your application. Be sure to provide accurate information to ensure a smooth process.
  4. Meet with SCC Advisor: You’ve applied! Schedule your appointment with your CCP Advisor to discuss your academic goals/pathway, course selections and answer any questions you may have. Take off “once your application is submitted, an SCC Advisor will connect with you.
  5. Register for Classes: After the advising session, follow the instructions of completing your electronic Etrieve forms to secure your spot in these exiting courses.
  6. Begin Your SCC Journey: With your classes registered and your goals set, you’re ready to embark on your journey with SCC’s High School Career and College Promise program. We’re excited to see you in the classroom!
Your future starts here, and we’re here to support you every step of the way. Get ready to unlock your potential with SCC!

New eligibility requirements make it easy for you to earn college credit while in high school!

Meet one of these requirements:

Technical Pathway Requirements

Junior or Senior
OR 2.8+ unweighted high school GPA
OR Recommendation Letter
*OR meaning you only need to meet ONE of the above requirements.

University Transfer Requirements

Junior or Senior
OR 2.8 or higher unweighted GPA
OR Demonstrate college readiness on an approved test or tests
*OR meaning you only need to meet ONE of the above requirements.

It’s time to register for classes!

Schedule an appointment with Natalie Freeman

Stay Informed

Once you have registered, we begin sending reminders to all SCC students but high school parents should stay informed too. Submit your information and we will send out emails and texts periodically with important dates and reminders.

Career & College Promise Resources

Transfer Toolbox: UNC System Four Year Degree Plans

Career Exploration and Assessments

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Sponsored by the US Department of Labor, the Occupational Outlook Handbook can help you find career information on job duties, education & training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

NC Career Cluster Guide

The North Carolina Career Cluster Guide is designed to illustrate 16 groups of occupations that require a common knowledge base and the use of similar skills (clusters). Each cluster is broken into smaller groups called career pathways to connect to educational programs, industries and careers. Select the Cluster description or specific career pathways to get more information.

Career One Stop

Your source for career exploration, interest assessments, training, and jobs.

SCC Resources