Section VIII - Faculty & Instruction


Programs - Cooperative Programs - Career and College Promise

To define Cooperative Programs, which include the Career and College Promise Pathways and the High School to Community College Articulation Agreement between Asheboro City/Randolph County Schools and Randolph Community College

The purpose of Career and College Promise (CCP) is to offer structured opportunities for qualified high school students to dually enroll in community college courses that provide pathways leading to a certificate, diploma, or degree as well as provide entry-level jobs skills. Academic credits earned through Career and College Promise shall enable students who continue into postsecondary education after graduating from high school to complete a postsecondary credential in less time than would normally be required. All previous high school transition programs, including Huskins, Concurrent Enrollment, Cooperative and Innovative High Schools, Learn and Earn, and Learn and Earn Online were consolidated and replaced by Career and College Promise.

CCP provides three pathways to help advance eligible students’ post-high school success:

  • College Transfer – College transfer pathways (CTP) provide tuition-free course credits toward the Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), AA in Teacher Preparation, and AS in Teacher Preparation, that will transfer seamlessly to any UNC System or participating private college or university.
  • Career and Technical Education – Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways provide tuition-free course credits toward a certificate, diploma, degree, or state or industry-recognized workforce credential. Workforce Continuing Education (WCE) credentials are offered via state or locally developed WCE CCP pathways.
  • Cooperative Innovative High Schools – Begin earning tuition-free college credits as a high school student by attending an approved Cooperative Innovative High School. This pathway provides opportunities for students that lead to the completion of a high school diploma and an associate degree or provide up to two years of college credit within five years.

The faculty and administration of Randolph Community College and the faculty and administration of Asheboro City/Randolph County Schools entered into an articulation agreement to provide college credit for high school graduates who complete the following established criteria in accordance with the North Carolina Community College System and North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

This statewide articulation agreement comprises approximately 50 high school CTE courses that match the knowledge and skills taught in similar community college courses. The articulation agreement ensures that if a student is proficient in his/her high school course, the student can receive college credit for that course at any North Carolina community college. This streamlines the student's educational pathway by eliminating the need to take multiple courses with the same learning outcomes.

In addition to this statewide articulation agreement, local articulation agreements can be developed to build strong partnerships between high schools and individual community colleges. These local articulation agreements respond to new and emerging industries, provide for programs unique to the region, and add additional articulated courses and pathway alignments at the local level that are not included in the state agreement.

A copy of the Articulation Agreements between Randolph Community College and Asheboro City/Randolph County School System is on file in the office of the Vice President for Instructional Services.

Classes offered through College and Career Promise are accepted at all community colleges where the course of study is offered. The classes taken under the College Transfer listings (Comprehensive Articulation Agreement [CAA]) are transferable to all North Carolina public four-year universities, all N.C. community colleges and many four-year private colleges in the state.


Adopted: 04/15/1999

Revised: 01/17/2008, 07/16/2009, 07/14/2011, 09/15/2011, 03/17/2022