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March 19, 2014
HCC's Career & College Promise offers jumpstart on workplace and college prep, tuition free
WELDON, N.C. – Success in today's global economy may require a two- or four-year degree, a certificate or diploma. Through Career & College Promise (CCP) offered at Halifax Community College (HCC), qualified high-school-age students in North Carolina have the opportunity to pursue these options, tuition free, while they are in high school, allowing them to get a jumpstart on their workplace and college preparation.

The following pathways are offered:

  • College Transfer – College transfer pathways provide up to 34 hours of tuition-free course credits toward the Core 44, an agreed-upon 44 hours of college credits that will transfer seamlessly to any public or participating private college or university, saving successful students time and money in pursuing four-year degrees. Programs include:
    Business and Economics
    Engineering and Mathematics
    Humanities and Social Science
    Life and Health Sciences

  • Career and Technical Education – Earn tuition-free course credits at a North Carolina community college toward a job credential, certificate or diploma in a technical career. Programs include:
    Advertising & Graphic Design
    Automotive Technologies
    Welding Technology

  • Innovative High Schools – Begin earning tuition-free college credits as a high-school student by attending an approved Cooperative Innovative High School. At HCC, this is the Roanoke Valley Early College. Effective Jan. 1, 2012, legislation combined Huskins, Learn and Earn, and Dual Enrollment into the CCP program, which is offered to all high schools in the service area. Participating schools include Cornerstone School, Halifax Academy, Northwest Halifax High School, Roanoke Rapids High School, Southeast Halifax High School and Weldon High School.
For more information, visit www.halifaxcc.edu and click on the “NC Career & College Promise” link at the bottom of the page.
Halifax Community College (HCC) Associate Counselor and Career & College Promise Advisor Jennifer Jones and HCC faculty discussed opportunities for Career & College Promise at Halifax Academy recently. Pictured are, from left, HCC Advertising and Graphic Design Instructor Johnnie Rascoe, Jennifer Jones, Halifax Academy High School Counselor Kristie Harris, Halifax Academy Headmaster Robert Hurley, Assistant Head Master Amy Poole, HCC Welding Instructor Jason Shotwell and HCC Automotive Instructor Phillip Massey.  
Halifax Community College’s Mission
Halifax Community College strives to meet the diverse needs of our community by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable education and services for a rapidly changing and globally competitive marketplace.
Primary Media Contact: Melanie Temple, Director of Public Relations and Marketing, mtemple295@halifaxcc.edu, 252-538-4319

Secondary Media Contact: Dr. Dianne Rhoades, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Halifax Community College and Executive Director of the Halifax Community College Foundation Inc., dbarnes-rhoades128@halifaxcc.edu, 252-536-7239