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PGHS Career and Technical Education

CTE Course offerings

Articulated credit

College career promise

Workkeys testing

Cindi mccorquodale, cdc

PGHS Parent night

October 1, 2012


Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Architecture and Construction

Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

Business Management


Health Sciences

Hospitality & Tourism

Human Services

Information Technology

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Courses available this year:

  • Agriscience Applications

  • Animal Science I, II, Small Animals

  • Horticulture I/II

  • Foods I, Foods II, ProStart (also part of Hospitality & Tourism cluster)

  • Certification opportunities include Hunter Safety in Agriscience and ServSafe in Foods II

  • Community college credit opportunities exist in Animal Science II, Horticulture I, Foods I and II.

Architecture and Construction

Courses available this year:

  • Core and Sustainable Construction

  • Carpentry I/II

  • Masonry I/II

  • Certification opportunities exist with NCCER for Core and Sustainable Construction, Carpentry I/II, and Masonry I/II

  • Community college credit opportunities exist in Carpentry I/II, Masonry II.

Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

Courses available this year:

  • Sci Vis I

  • Multimedia and Web Design

  • Digital Media

  • Advanced Digital Media

  • Community college credit opportunities in Multimedia and Web Design, Digital Media and Advanced Digital Media

Business Management

Courses available this year:

  • Principles of Business and Finance

  • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint & Publisher

  • Business Law

  • Certification opportunities exist in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint & Publisher

  • Community college credit opportunities exist in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint & Publisher


  • Principles of Business & Finance

  • Business Financial Planning

  • Business Law

Health Sciences

Courses available this year:

  • Health Team Relations

  • Health Science I

  • Health Science II

  • Nursing Fundamentals

  • Pharmacy Tech

  • Certification opportunities include CNA for Nursing Fundamentals students and CPhT for Pharmacy Tech students

  • Community college credit opportunities exist in Health Science I/II, Nursing Fundamentals and Pharmacy Tech

Hospitality & Tourism

Courses available this year:

  • Foods I

  • ProStart I

  • ProStart II

  • Community college credit opportunities exist in Foods I

Human Services

  • Parenting & Child Development

  • Early Childhood Education I

  • Early Childhood Education II

  • Community college credit opportunities are available in Early Childhood Education I/II

Information Technology

Courses available this year:

  • Multimedia and Webpage Design

  • E-Commerce I/II

  • Computer Programming I/II

  • Community College credit exists for Multimedia and Webpage Design

Science, Technology Engineering & Mathematics

Courses available this year:

  • Scientific and Technical Visualization I/II

Project Management

  • This course will introduce students to the principles, concepts, and software applications used in the management of projects. Through project-based learning, students will understand how to use the framework of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing a project in authentic situations.

  • Open to upper level students (seniors preferred) who have completed at least two CTE courses in same program area, one of which must be a level II course.

Need more information?

  • North Carolina High School to Community College Articulation Agreement

  • Industry Certification Opportunities for High School students

Career & College Promise

“Career & College Promise will prepare eligible high school

students for life after high school—that means college credit

for some, and career training for others. Regardless of a

student’s plans after high school, Career & College Promise

provides the focused preparation at no cost to the student.”

--Gov. Bev Perdue

Three Pathways

  • College Transfer

  • Career and Technical Education

  • Cooperative Innovative High School

College Transfer Pathway Eligibility Criteria

  • High school junior or senior

  • Weighted GPA of 3.0

  • Demonstrate college-readiness on an assessment/placement test (PLAN, ACT, Asset, COMPASS, Accuplacer, PSAT, or SAT)

    • If student does not demonstrate college-readiness, they may be provisionally enrolled if meets Provisional Status criteria

College Readiness Benchmarks

Provisional Status Criteria College Transfer Pathway only

  • High School junior or senior

  • Weighted GPA 3.5

  • Completion of 2 years of HS English and Algebra II (or higher level math) with a C or higher, and

  • Written approval from HS principal and CC president or their designees

  • May only register for college math and college English courses within the pathway until successful completion (C or better)

College Transfer Pathway (Core 44) Programs of Study

  • Business and Economics

  • Engineering and Mathematics

  • Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Life and Health Sciences

Career Technical Education Pathway Eligibility Criteria

  • High School junior or senior

  • Weighted GPA of 3.o, OR

  • Recommendation of the high school principal

  • Must meet all prerequisites of the chosen career pathway

Career Technical Education Pathway College Transfer Pathway Eligibility Maintenance

  • Continued progression toward high school graduation

  • Maintain 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses

Career Technical Education Pathways at RCC

  • Accounting

  • Advertising & Graphic Design

  • Automotive Systems Technology

  • Collision Repair & Refinishing Technology

  • Computer Information Technology

  • Computer-Integrated Machining

  • Criminal Justice Technology

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Electrical Systems Tech Basics

  • Electrical Systems Tech Wiring

  • Global Logistics Tech Certificate

  • Healthcare Management Technology

  • Manicuring & Nail Technology

  • Medical Office Administration

  • Office Administration

  • Welding Technology

Cooperative Innovative High Schools Eligibility Criteria

  • High School students in grades 9-12

  • 100 or fewer students per grade level

  • Must be located on a college campus

  • SBE may choose to waive co-location requirement

  • Eligibility requirements are in accordance with G.S. 115C-238.50

NC Career and College Promise

  • How does a student register for one of these programs?

    • Students register using

    • Counselors, CDC and principals determine eligibility for interested students

NC Career and College Promise Information





WorkKeys for North Carolina

WorkKeys for North Carolina

  • Certifies a work-ready student

    • Greater employment opportunities

  • Validates skills and knowledge to employers

    • Economic development tool

    • NC CRC database houses 135,000 records

Work Readiness System

  • Job Analysis

    • Define Your Workforce

  • Assessments

    • Assess Your Workforce

  • Training & Curriculum

    • Develop Your Workforce

  • Certification

    • Certify Your Workforce

  • Research & Analytics

    • Understand Your Workforce


77% of profiled jobs utilize all of these skills

*Numbers are based on analysis of 5,618 jobs profiled from 2006 to 2010 in the ACT JobPro database.


The NCRC™ is a credential that is:

  • Evidence-based

  • Industry-recognized

  • Portable

  • Used to document essential skills linked to workplace success

  • Awarded at four levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum


NCRC Median Annual Salaries

Bronze Silver Gold

Computer Programmers


Environmental Engineering Techs




Semiconductor Processors

Training & Development


Vocational Education


Wholesale & Retail Buyers

Auto Body Repairers

Butchers & Meat Cutters

Cooks, Cafeteria Workers

Furniture Finishers

Home Health Aides


Janitorial Supervisors

Painting & Coating Workers

Refuse Material Collectors

Accounting Clerks

Auto Master Mechanics

Billing Clerks

Licensed Practical Nurses

Machine Operators


Medical Laboratory


Payroll Clerks

Pipe Fitters

Production Inspectors

$26,000 $34,000 $49,000

Job Qualification of Certificate Holders





For Essential Foundational Skills

Source: ACT JobPro Data 2006-2010


  • Cindi McCorquodale, CDC

    •, (336)685-0728 x105

    • Web page has links to College Career Promise, NC WorkKeys, Career cluster information, articulation agreement

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