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Career and Technical Pathway

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‚ÄčThe Career and Technical Pathways provide tuition-free college course credits at a North Carolina Community College toward a credential, cerficiate, or diploma in a technical career.  These are aligned with  high school Career Clusters.



To be eligible for enrollment, a high school student must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Be a high school junior or senior  AND
  • Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on high school courses OR have the recommendation of the high school principal or his/her designee with a weighted GPA of 2.5 to 2.9  AND
  • Meet the prerequisites for the career pathway.

To maintain this eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must:

  • Continue to make progress toward high school graduation, AND
  • Maintain a 2.0 in college coursework after completing two courses.

A student must enroll in one program of study and may not substitute courses in one program for another.  The student may change his or her program of study major (once a year) with the approval of the high school principal or his/her designee and the college's Director of Enrollment Management. 


Career Technical Education Pathway Programs of Study at WPCC

  1. Computer Information Technology--Microsoft Office
  2. Criminal Justice Technology--Correctional Technology
  3. Digital Effects and Animation Technology
  4. Early Care and Education
  5. General Accounting
  6. General Business
  7. Interpreter Education
  8. Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Technology
  9. Office Administration/General Office Certificate
  10. Paralegal Technology-General Law Office
  11. Simulation and Game Development
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