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Career & College Promise

Interested in getting a jump start on your college degree, diploma, or credential?  The Career & College Promise program through Wilkes Community College has opportunities for students to begin taking courses during their junior and senior years allowing students to earn both high school AND college credit!  This is a savings of approximately $200-$300 a course!!  
*a $20 text book fee is charged for each course
Talk with your school counselor or Caroline McWhite, Career Development Coordinator, mcwhitec@wilkes.k12.nc.us NOW!
The Career & College Promise program offers course options through two pathways: 
1.  College Transfer Pathway
2.  Career & Technical Education Pathway
Since you are visiting the Career & Technical Education (CTE) website.  Let's focus on the Career & College Promise CTE Pathway.  Curious about which courses you can take when and where?  
Get this, you can take many of these courses on your high school campus!!!  You don't even have to go to WCC! Course offerings may not be offered at each high school and might change from fall to spring. Check out the middle column on the Career Cluster Guide for Career & College Promise courses. You can view the course offerings AND the career cluster each course falls into.

Students registering for courses in a Career & Technical Pathway must:

  • be a high school junior or senior 
  • have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average in their high school courses OR have the recommendation of the high school principal 
  • meet course prerequisites 

In order to maintain eligibility, students must continue to make progress toward high school graduation and maintain at least a 2.00 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses 

For more information, visit Wilkes Community College's website.