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PROGRAMS STUDY

The Carl Perkins Career and Education Act of 2006 requires that recipients of federal CTE funds offer Programs of Study – a coordinated, non-duplicative progression of courses that connect secondary and postsecondary education. Programs of Study can include dual and concurrent programs and should lead to an industry-recognized credential or to further education.

North Carolina utilizes two strategies in the implementation of Programs of Study.


Career and College Promise
Career and College Promise offers North Carolina students a clear pathway to postsecondary education and a career. Students take exploratory and skills-focused courses during middle school and their freshman and software years in high school. Then, as high school juniors and seniors, they can access Career and College Promise technical pathways to earn a community college certificate in their career interest area and acquire credits transferrable within the NC Community College System. Eligibility requirements apply, but the program is available at no charge to students who are accepted.
Interested students should contact their Career Development Coordinator, Career and Technical Education Teacher, or school counselor to find out what options are available locally.


College Tech Prep
College Tech Prep is an innovative program that puts high school students on a career pathway toward postsecondary education integrating strong academic and technical instruction for high skill, high wage and high demand occupations in the present and future workplace.  College Tech Prep focuses on helping students make the transition from secondary to postsecondary education. It combines two years of secondary education with a minimum of two years of postsecondary education and allows students to jump start that postsecondary education by earning college credit for selected high school technical courses and by dual or concurrent enrollment in a community college. College Tech Prep leads to technical skill proficiency, an industry-recognized credential, a certificate or a degree in a specific career field.

Interested students should contact their Career Development Coordinator, Career and Technical Education Teacher, or school counselor to find out what options are available locally.

 
 
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