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Career & College Promise (CCP) (Almost) Free College!

If you did not attend one of the three orientation sessions, you will need to go to the Business Office at Tech to pay your fees BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 16TH. You missed important information at the orientation but can get the packet which was distributed to students who did attend. A Memo with instructions to complete the registration process is contained in the packet. The Business Office, Print Shop, and Bookstore will be open from 8:00-5:00 on Thursday and from 8:00-4:00 on Friday. FALL SEMESTER BEGINS ON MONDAY, AUGUST 19TH.
Orientation for online classes was covered at the high school orientation but that orientation will be offered again on Monday, August 19th at 3:00 and 5:30 in Building 19, Room 113.
Career and College Promise (CCP)
Success in today's global economy may require a two or four-year degree, a certificate or a diploma. The purpose of Career and College Promise (CCP) is to offer structured pathways tuition-free through comunity colleges for qualified high school students in North Carolina (juniors and seniors). These opportunities allow students to get a jumpstart on their workplace and college preparation as well as provide entry-level job skills in specific areas. CCP Pathways offered at McDowell Tech for the 2019-2020 academic year are outlined in the attached brochure below.

All Career and College Promise (CCP) students must complete the following steps:
1. Complete the Application for Admission-Career and College Promise by downloading the form below.
2. Submit a current high school transcript showing classes taken and cumulative grade point average based on a 4-point scale.
3. Some students may need to demonstrate college readiness on an approved diagnostic assessment or placement test to meet program eligibility requirements. Official test scores from PSAT, SAT, Pre-ACT, ACT, NC DAP or SAT can be reviewed or students can contact the Student Enrichment Center (Building 11) for placement testing schedules and practice test questions to take the RISE Placement Test.
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 Betsy Ruiz.
5. Home school students must also provide Official Non-Public School Registration Record which can be accessed and downloaded at
6. Home school students must also provide a Four Year High School Plan.
For assistance with a CCP-related issue (not relative to McDowell Early College or McDowell Academy for Innovation), please see the CCP/MTCC Assistance chart below. This will be updated periodically to better provide resource information to students, parents, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders.
For more information:
Betsy Ruiz, Career Coach
MTCC Office: 828-652-6021
MHS Office: 828-652-7920
54 College Drive
Marion, NC 28752

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 County Schools to simply "request" credit using an Articulation Form. To receive articulated credit towards a program of study at McDowell Tech, students must have a minimum final grade of "B" in the course and a VOCATS exam score of 93 for a state-wide articulated course or 90 for a local articulated 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 County Schools and McDowell Technical Community College.
For more information about articulated credit, contact:
Julie Padgett, Director of Enrollment Management
54 College Drive
Marion, NC 28752