Dual- or Concurrent-Enrollment Programs Policy

Policy Number
Board of Trustees
Date Approved
Effective Date
Responsible Division
Instruction and Student Support
Corporate and Community Education
1D SBCCC 400.11

Carteret Community College supports and provides concurrent enrollment opportunities established by the state for high school students. The College welcomes interested high school students who meet enrollment criteria to take college-level courses.

Credit Courses

High school students interested in credit courses have the following options:

  • Career and College Promise (CCP) offers qualified high-school-age students in North Carolina the opportunity to pursue degree, diploma, and certificate options, tuitionfree, while they are in high school, allowing them to get a jumpstart on workplace and college preparation.  The College follows statewide CCP criteria for enrollment and course placement.
  • Marine Science and Technology (MaST) Early College High School at Carteret Community College is a Carteret County Public Schools high school for students interested in pursuing the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science in Aquaculture, Diploma in Boat Manufacturing & Service, or Certificate in Marine Propulsion at Carteret Community College while completing their high school graduation requirements. Students apply for admission to MaST through Carteret County Public Schools and, once accepted, take both community college courses (tuition-free) and high school courses.

Non-credit Courses

To be eligible for dual enrollment in a non-credit college course, students must be:

  • At least 16 years old by the start date of the Carteret Community College course for which they will enroll;
  • Making satisfactory progress toward high school graduation; and
  • Enrolled in high school for at least the equivalent of half a full-time schedule. Students attending high school on a block schedule must be enrolled in at least two high school classes.

Career and College Promise (CCP) offers qualified junior and senior high school students the opportunity to pursue workforce training that leads to a State or industry-recognized credential aligned with a high school Career Cluster.  The college follows statewide CCP guidelines for enrollment and course approval.

Tuition and fees are not exempt for non-credit or self-support courses. 

High school students are responsible for book costs, fees, and supplies for all credit and noncredit courses.