Career & College Promise

Earn college credit, tuition-free, while in high school. Wake Tech’s Career & College Promise (CCP) program offers eligible high school students the opportunity to earn a credential for employment or credits toward a college degree. In many cases, students can also earn dual credit – meeting high school graduation requirements with college courses.


  • 2022 Fall enrollment
    • Self-registration for Fall semester is available until July 24. 
    • Review the CCP self-registration notifications and tips resource prior to course registration.
    • Students registered out of pathway or not in compliance with CCP guidelines may be a risk of having courses dropped from their schedule.
    • Prospective students should visit New CCP Students for enrollment steps and important information.
    • Continuing students should visit Current CCP Students for re-enrollment steps and important information.

Upcoming deadlines and events

Last Day to withdraw with "W" (Summer 1st 8-week)
June 16
Last day to withdraw with "W" (Summer 10-week)
June 27
Last day to withdraw with "W" (Summer 2nd 8-week))
June 30
Self-registration deadline (Fall)
July 24
Last day to add class (Fall)
August 17

Getting started with CCP enrollment

Students who have been admitted/enrolled during a previous term.

Students who have not been admitted/enrolled during a previous term. (First-time applicants)

Why Choose Career & College Promise?

  • Opportunity to explore more than 40 academic programs while also being enrolled in high school, allowing students to receive both high school and college credit
  • Saves students and parents money on college tuition (CCP classes are tuition free) and lightens the course load for future college enrollment
  • Assists with admission into future college of choice – demonstrates college readiness and rigor
  • Introduces the "college experience" to students
  • Provides a jump-start to career plans, job training, skills and certifications

Wake Tech and the Career & College Promise program, individually and jointly, have displayed tremendous growth and success. 

Wake Tech fun facts

  • Wake Tech is the largest community college in North Carolina, serving more than 70,000 students.
  • Wake Tech is ranked as the #1 Online Community College in the nation.
  • Wake Tech's average class size is 21:1.
  • 100% of Wake Tech programs are transferable for further study.

Career & College Promise at Wake Tech

  • Enrollment has increased more than 800% within the past 10 years.
  • Since 2014, nearly 30 additional pathways have been added.
  • The average GPA for the Spring Semester was 3.30.
  • Nearly 50% of participating seniors become regular Wake Tech students after graduating high school.