High School Programs

About Career & College Promise

Career & College Promise offers qualified high school students opportunities for dual enrollment in community college classes. Dual enrollment pathways can lead to a certificate, diploma, degree, or state or industry-recognized credential as well as provide entry-level jobs skills. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College provides dual enrollment opportunities to eligible juniors and seniors in high school.

Through Career & College Promise, qualified high school students in North Carolina have the opportunity to pursue dual enrollment options, tuition free, allowing them to get a jump start on career and college preparation. Students will be responsible for certain fees to include textbooks. Students who opt to take nine or more credits will be responsible for a student activity fee and any associated lab fees.

Career & College Promise for High School Counselors & Homeschool Administrators

The three pathways include:

Career & Technical Education Pathway


Leads to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school career cluster.

College Transfer Pathway


Requires the completion of at least 30 semester hours of transfer courses including English and mathematics.

Cooperative Innovative High School Programs


Located on various Rowan-Cabarrus campuses & provides opportunities for students to complete an associate degree program or earn up to two years of college credit within five years.

Q&A Zoom Drop-Ins

Students stop by this zoom session to have your questions answered. We will be available to answer common questions that most students have at the start of the term, such as,

  • Where are my courses located on Blackboard?
  • How do I find my EVA?
  • What is an inclusive access e-textbook?
  • Where do I find my instructor’s information?

2024 Spring Dates

Thursday, January 18 @ 6 p.m. – Virtual

Are you looking for more information?

Please complete the form below so that we may follow up with you regarding your interest in the
Rowan-Cabarrus Career & College Promise program.