The Career & College Promise (CCP) program offers motivated North Carolina high school students a clear, focused, and affordable path to future success, allowing them to get a head start on their career and college preparation.

Through CCP pathways, qualified high school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to enroll tuition-free in community college courses that lead to a certificate, diploma, or degree as well as provide entry-level job skills. Academic credits earned will enable students who continue into postsecondary education after high school graduation to complete a postsecondary credential in less time than would normally be required.


Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways are aligned with high school career clusters and lead to a certificate or diploma in a technical career area. Career clusters refer to fields of employment or industries that lead to careers within a specific field or industry. MCC offers a variety of CTE pathways.

To be eligible to enroll in a CTE pathway, a student must (1) be a high school junior or senior; (2) have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses or have the recommendation of the high principal or his/her designee; and (3) meet the prerequisites for the career pathway. A GPA waiver form must be approved and on file for any CTE student who has a high school GPA lower than 3.0.

Career Technical Program Options

AccountingAir Conditioning, Heating, & Refrigeration Technology
Automotive Systems TechnologyBusiness Administration
Criminal Justice TechnologyCulinary Arts
Early Childhood EducationElectrical Systems Technology
Facility Maintenance/ Carpentry/ Horticulture/ Masonry/ PlumbingForest Management Technology
Human Services TechnologyHST: Social Services
Hunting & Shooting Sports ManagementIndustrial Systems Technology
Information TechnologyMechatronics
Medical AssistingMedical Office Administration: Medical Coding
Nurse AideOffice Administration
Office Administration: MOSPhlebotomy
Sustainable Agriculture: Fruit and Vegetable ProductionSustainable Agriculture: Greenhouse Operations
Sustainable Agriculture: Landscape TechnologyTaxidermy: Bird
Taxidermy: FishTaxidermy: Mammal
Welding: BasicWelding: Intermediate


Montgomery Community College offers both College Transfer pathways. Students successfully completing one of these pathways can earn 32-35 semester hours of college credits.

To be eligible to enroll in a College Transfer pathway, a student must (1) be a high school junior or senior; (2) have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses; and (3) demonstrate college readiness on an assessment/placement test by meeting or exceeding specific test scores in English, reading, and mathematics. Students not meeting those scores may be eligible for provisional acceptance.

College Transfer Program Options

Associate in ArtsAssociate in Science
Associate in Fine Arts – MusicAssociate in Engineering
Associate Arts Teacher PrepAssociate in Science Teacher Preparation

Enrollment in the CCP program is available to North Carolina public, private, and home-schooled high school students meeting the criteria established by the North Carolina Community College System and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Freshmen and Sophomores determined by the high school to be academically gifted may be eligible to enroll in a college transfer pathway. For more information contact our CCP Student Success Advocate, (910) 898-9621.


CCP Information Booklet 2023-2024

CCP Admissions Application 9th-12th