The Career & Technical Education (CTE) Pathway offers high school students the opportunity to earn tuition-free course credits at Carteret Community College toward a certificate or diploma in a technical career. Listed below are the certificate and diploma pathways available. The Pathway Map shows the suggested coursework for grades 9-14 and outlines the potential for articulated credit. The Program of Study is a list of college courses that are eligible for dual-enrollment. Students must select one pathway and can only register for courses in that pathway.
*Students interested in Health Science CTE Pathways must meet the eligibility requirements of those selective admissions programs (2.8 GPA or college readiness on RISE Placement test). Health Science CTE Pathways are not open to 9th and 10th graders. Please note some Health Science Programs have age restrictions. See Attachment.
Additional Eligibility Notes
Credit by Articulation
The North Carolina High School to Community College Articulation Agreement is an agreement between the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the North Carolina Community College System, which provides a seamless process that joins secondary and postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study.
This statewide articulation agreement is comprised of 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 their high school course, the student can receive college credit for that course at any North Carolina community college. This agreement streamlines the student’s educational pathway by eliminating the need to take multiple courses with the same learning outcomes.
To receive articulated credit, students must enroll at the community college within two years of their high school graduation date and meet the following criteria:
The North Carolina High School to Community College Articulation Agreement and articulated courses can be found in the College Catalog & Student Handbook.
Credit by Industry Certification
Students who earn specific industry certifications while in high school may obtain college credit for similar coursework. A list of recognized certifications can be found in the College Catalog & Student Handbook