College Transfer (CT) Pathway

The College Transfer Pathway is designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin earning college credit toward the Associate in Arts, Associate in Engineering or Associate in Science degree – for eventual transfer to a four-year college or university. The pathway includes courses prescribed in the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement with UNC System member institutions.

College Transfer Pathway Options:

Associate in Arts   Associate in Engineering   Associate in Science


Career & College Promise College Transfer Pathway
Leading to the Associate in Arts (P1012C)

The CCP College Transfer Pathway Leading to the Associate in Arts is designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin study toward the Associate in Arts degree and a baccalaureate degree in a non-STEM major. High school students in the CCP College Transfer Pathway Leading to the Associate in Arts must complete the entire pathway before taking additional courses in the Associate in Arts degree. 

General Education (31 - 32 SHC)

The general education requirement includes study in courses selected from the Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.

English Composition (6 SHC)

The following two English Composition courses are required.                            

  • ENG-111  Writing & Inquiry (3 SHC)
  • ENG-112  Writing/Research in the Disciplines (3 SHC) 

Humanities/Fine Arts/Communications (9 SHC)

From the following list, select three courses from at least two different disciplines.

  • ART-111  Art Appreciation (3 SHC)
  • ART-114  Art History Survey I (3 SHC)
  • ART-115  Art History Survey II (3 SHC)
  • COM-231  Public Speaking (3 SHC)  (Pre-req of ENG-111)                       
  • ENG-231  American Literature I (3 SHC)  (Pre-req of ENG-111)
  • ENG-232  American Literature II (3 SHC)  (Pre-req of ENG-111)
  • ENG-241  British Literature I (3 SHC)  (Pre-req of ENG-111)
  • ENG-242  British Literature II (3 SHC)  (Pre-req of ENG-111)
  • MUS-110  Music Appreciation (3 SHC)
  • MUS-112  Introduction to Jazz (3 SHC)
  • PHI-215  Philosophical Issues (3 SHC)  (Pre-req of ENG-111)
  • PHI-240  Introduction to Ethics (3 SHC)  (Pre-req of ENG-111) 

Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 SHC)

From the following list, select three courses from at least two different disciplines.

  • ECO-251  Principles of Microeconomics (3 SHC)                                       
  • ECO-252  Principles of Macroeconomics (3 SHC)
  • HIS-111  World Civilizations I (3 SHC)
  • HIS-112  World Civilizations II (3 SHC)
  • HIS-131  American History I (3 SHC)
  • HIS-132  American History II (3 SHC)
  • POL-120  American Government (3 SHC)
  • PSY-150  General Psychology (3 SHC)
  • SOC-210  Introduction to Sociology (3 SHC)

Mathematics (3-4 SHC)

Select one course from the following list.                                                         

  • MAT-143  Quantitative Literacy (3 SHC)
  • MAT-152  Statistical Methods (4 SHC)
  • MAT-171  Precalculus Algebra (4 SHC) 

Natural Sciences (4 SHC)

Select 4 SHC from the following list.

  • AST-151 General Astronomy I (3 SHC) AND AST-151A General Astronomy Lab I (1 SHC) (Pre-req of MAT-143 or MAT-171)
  • BIO-110  Principles of Biology (4 SHC)
  • BIO-111 General Biology I (4 SHC) CHM-151  General Chemistry I (4 SHC)

(Pre-req of MAT-171 and High School Chemistry)

  • GEL-111  Geology (4 SHC)
  • PHY-110  Conceptual Physics (3 SHC) AND PHY-110A  Conceptual Physics Lab (1 SHC) 

Academic Transitions (1 SHC)

The following course is required.

  • ACA-122  College Transfer Success (1 SHC) 

Total Semester Hour Credits (SHC) in Pathway:  32 – 33

*Optional Foreign Language General Education Hours (0 – 8 SHC)
A student may take up to 8 SHC of foreign language courses and accompanying labs, in a single language, designated as General Education in the CAA as a part of this pathway. These courses are not a part of the Universal General Education Transfer Component. Students who complete these courses with a grade of “C” or better will receive transfer credit. The receiving university will determine whether the courses will count as general education, pre-major, or elective credit.

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Career & College Promise College Transfer Pathway
Leading to the Associate in Engineering (P1052C)

The CCP College Transfer Pathway Leading to the Associate in Engineering is designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin study toward the Associate in Engineering degree and a baccalaureate degree in a STEM or technical major. High school students in the CCP College Transfer Pathway Leading to the Associate in Engineering must complete the entire pathway before taking additional courses in the Associate in Engineering degree, with the exception of math courses beyond MAT-272 that are required for the Associate in Engineering degree. 

General Education (28 SHC)

The general education requirement includes study in courses selected from the Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.

English Composition (6 SHC)

The following two English Composition courses are required.                            

  • ENG-111  Writing & Inquiry (3 SHC)
  • ENG-112  Writing/Research in the Disciplines (3 SHC) 

Humanities/Fine Arts/Communications (3 SHC)

Select one course from the following list.

  • ART-111  Art Appreciation (3 SHC)
  • ART-114  Art History Survey I (3 SHC)
  • ART-115  Art History Survey II (3 SHC)
  • COM-231  Public Speaking (3 SHC)  (Pre-req of ENG-111)
  • ENG-231  American Literature I (3 SHC)  (Pre-req of ENG-111)
  • ENG-232  American Literature II (3 SHC)  (Pre-req of ENG-111)
  • ENG-241  British Literature I (3 SHC)  (Pre-req of ENG-111)
  • ENG-242  British Literature II (3 SHC)  (Pre-req of ENG-111)
  • MUS-110  Music Appreciation (3 SHC)
  • MUS-112  Introduction to Jazz (3 SHC)
  • PHI-215  Philosophical Issues (3 SHC)  (Pre-req of ENG-111)
  • PHI-240  Introduction to Ethics (3 SHC)  (Pre-req of ENG-111) 

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 SHC)

The following course is required

  • ECO-251  Principles of Microeconomics (3 SHC)

Mathematics (8 SHC)

The following courses are required                                                                   

  • MAT-271  Calculus I (4 SHC)  (Pre-req of MAT-172)
  • MAT-272  Calculus II (4 SHC)  (Pre-req of MAT-271

Calculus I Is the lowest level math course that will be accepted by the engineering programs for transfer as math credit. Students who are not calculus-ready will need to take additional Mathematics courses.*

Natural Sciences (8 SHC)

Select 8 SHC from the following list.

  • CHM-151  General Chemistry I (4 SHC)

(Pre-req of MAT-171 and High School Chemistry)

  • PHY-251  General Physics I (4 SHC)

(Pre-req of MAT-271; Co-req of MAT-272)

  • PHY-252  General Physics II (4 SHC) 

Engineering (5 SHC)

The following courses are required.

  • EGR-150  Introduction to Engineering (2 SHC)
  • DFT-170  Engineering Graphics (3 SCH) 

Academic Transitions (1 SHC)

The following course is required.

  • ACA-122  College Transfer Success (1 SHC) 

Total Semester Hour Credits (SHC) in Pathway: 34 

*Pre-requisite General Education Hours (0 – 8 SHC)
Students who do not place directly into MAT-271 must complete MAT-171 (4 SHC) and MAT-172 (4 SHC) prior to enrolling in Calculus I. 

Optional Foreign Language General Education Hours (0 – 8 SHC)

A student may take up to 8 SHC of foreign language courses and accompanying labs, in a single language, designated as General Education in the CAA as a part of this pathway. These courses are not a part of the Universal General Education Transfer Component. Students who complete these courses with a grade of “C” or better will receive transfer credit. The receiving university will determine whether the courses will count as general education, pre-major, or elective credit.

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Career & College Promise College Transfer Pathway
Leading to the Associate in Science (P1042C)

The CCP College Transfer Pathway Leading to the Associate in Science is designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin study toward the Associate in Science degree and a baccalaureate degree in a STEM or technical major. High school students in the CCP College Transfer Pathway Leading to the Associate in Science must complete the entire pathway before taking additional courses in the Associate in Science degree. 

General Education (34 SHC)

The general education requirement includes study in courses selected from the Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.

English Composition (6 SHC)

The following two English Composition courses are required.                            

  • ENG-111  Writing & Inquiry (3 SHC)
  • ENG-112  Writing/Research in the Disciplines (3 SHC) 

Humanities/Fine Arts/Communications (6 SHC)

From the following list, select two courses from at least two different disciplines.

  • ART-111  Art Appreciation (3 SHC)
  • ART-114  Art History Survey I (3 SHC)
  • ART-115  Art History Survey II (3 SHC)
  • COM-231  Public Speaking (3 SHC)  (Pre-req of ENG-111)
  • ENG-231  American Literature I (3 SHC)  (Pre-req of ENG-111)
  • ENG-232  American Literature II (3 SHC)  (Pre-req of ENG-111)
  • ENG-241  British Literature I (3 SHC)  (Pre-req of ENG-111)
  • ENG-242  British Literature II (3 SHC)  (Pre-req of ENG-111)
  • MUS-110  Music Appreciation (3 SHC)
  • MUS-112  Introduction to Jazz (3 SHC)
  • PHI-215  Philosophical Issues (3 SHC)  (Pre-req of ENG-111)
  • PHI-240  Introduction to Ethics (3 SHC)  (Pre-req of ENG-111) 

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 SHC)

From the following list, select two courses from at least two different disciplines.

  • ECO-251  Principles of Microeconomics (3 SHC)
  • ECO-252  Principles of Macroeconomics (3 SHC)
  • HIS-111  World Civilizations I (3 SHC)
  • HIS-112  World Civilizations II (3 SHC)
  • HIS-131  American History I (3 SHC)
  • HIS-132  American History II (3 SHC)
  • POL-120  American Government (3 SHC)
  • PSY-150  General Psychology (3 SHC)
  • SOC-210  Introduction to Sociology (3 SHC)

Mathematics (8 SHC)

Select two courses from the following list.

  • MAT-171  Precalculus Algebra (4 SHC)
  • MAT-172  Precalculus Trigonometry (4 SHC)  (Pre-req of MAT-171)
  • MAT-263  Brief Calculus (4 SHC)  (Pre-req of MAT-171)                           
  • MAT-271  Calculus I (4 SHC)  (Pre-req of MAT-172)
  • MAT-272  Calculus II (4 SHC)  (Pre-req of MAT-271

Natural Sciences (8 SHC)

Select 8 SHC from the following list.

  • AST-151 General Astronomy I (3 SHC) AND AST-151A General Astronomy Lab I (1 SHC)
    (Pre-req of MAT-143 or MAT-171)                                                            
  • BIO-111  General Biology I (4 SHC) AND BIO-112  General Biology II (4 SHC)
  • CHM-151  General Chemistry I (4 SHC) AND  CHM-152  General Chemistry II (4 SHC)
    (Pre-req of MAT-171 and High School Chemistry)
  • GEL-111 Geology
  • PHY-151 College Physics I (4 SHC) AND PHY-152 College Physics II (4 SHC) (Pre-req of MAT-171)
  • PHY-251  General Physics I (4 SHC) AND PHY-252  General Physics II (4 SHC)
    (Pre-req of MAT-271; Co-req of MAT-272)

Academic Transitions (1 SHC)

The following course is required.

  • ACA-122  College Transfer Success (1 SHC)                                             

Total Semester Hour Credits (SHC) in Pathway: 35 

*Optional Foreign Language General Education Hours (0 – 8 SHC)
A student may take up to 8 SHC of foreign language courses and accompanying labs, in a single language, designated as General Education in the CAA as a part of this pathway. These courses are not a part of the Universal General Education Transfer Component. Students who complete these courses with a grade of “C” or better will receive transfer credit. The receiving university will determine whether the courses will count as general education, pre-major, or elective credit.

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