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MTCC High School Programs

Programs for High School Students:
Career and College Promise (CCP) | Early College | Articulated Credit Through MAP

McDowell Technical Community College offers high school students a variety of options for earning college credit while simultaneously being enrolled in traditional high school classes. Depending on students' interests, they may accelerate their college experience, while also saving money. For more information, contact Julie Padgett, College Liaison for High School Programs, at 659-0417 or jpadgett@mcdowelltech.edu.

Career and College Promise (CCP)

Success in today's global economy may require a two of four-year degree, a certificate or diploma. Through Career & College Promise (CCP), qualified high-school-age students in North Carolina have the opportunity to pursue these options, tuition free, while they are in high school, allowing them to get a jumpstart on their workplace and college preparation.

Beginning January 1, 2012, the North Carolina Career and College Promise (CCP) program replaced previous course offerings from Huskins, Dual Enrollment, and Learn and Earn Online (LEO). The CCP program offers three pathways designed to give motivated high school students a good start on college and career training.

The purpose of Career and College Promise is to offer structured opportunities for qualified high school students (juniors and seniors) to enroll in community college courses that provide pathways that may lead to a certificate, diploma, or degree as well as provide entry-level job skills in specific areas.

All Career and College Promise (CCP) students must complete the following steps:
1. Complete an application for admission by downloading the form or picking one up in Student Services (building 11).
2. Submit a high school transcript (showing PLAN, PSAT, SAT, ACT, or PreACT scores if necessary).
3. Take the Placement test: Students must demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement test in order to register as a CCP student. Placement Testing schedules and practice test questions are available in the Student Enrichment Center (building 11). Students can also use official test scores from these approved diagnostic assessment tests in order to meet program eligibility requirements and course prerequisites: PLAN, PSAT, ASSET, COMPASS, and SAT/ACT scores.
4. Complete the Career and College Registration and Permission Form. This form must be completed by the student, and high school principal/designee. Complete forms should be returned to Julie Padgett.

McDowell Tech Career and College Promise Forms:
McDowell Application for Admission
Career and College Promise Registration and Permission Form
CCP Documents and Resources
Career and College Promise McDowell Tech Pathways (Fall 2017)

For more information:
Betsy Ruiz, Career Coach
MTCC Office: 828-652-0621
MHS Office: 828-652-7920 ext 313
Fax: 828-652-1101
Email: betsyruiz@mcdowelltech.edu
54 College Drive
Marion, NC 28752

Early College
McDowell Early College is designed for freshmen high school students. It is an actual high school located on the campus of McDowell Technical Community College. Eighth grade students are randomly selected to enter the Early College their 9th grade year and continue one year past their senior year for a total of five years. They earn their high school diploma and the first two years of college credits tuition free. The McDowell Early College provides smaller classrooms while also requiring relevant and rigorous course work. For more information, call the Early College Office at 659-0411 or visit the website: http://www.mec.mcdowell.k12.nc.us/

Articulated Credit
Through the McDowell Articulation Program (MAP), students may be able to transfer or "articulate" high school Career-Technical Education credits to McDowell Technical Community College. State and local agreements allow graduates from McDowell High School to simply "request" credit using an Articulation Form. The form requires students to provide VOCATS scores and final grades for Career-Technical Education credits. To receive articulated credit towards a program of study at McDowell Tech, students must have a minimum score of 93 on their VOCATS exam and at least a B in the course. To receive articulated credit, students must enroll in the community college within two years of their high school graduation date. The following MAP chart outlines the courses that articulate between McDowell High School and McDowell Technical Community College.

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