Admission Standards

General Admission Requirements

Age:  Applicants for all general, technical, and vocational education programs, basic skills programs, and continuing education courses must be at least 18 years of age or be a high school graduate. However, a basic skills program applicant who is a minor between the ages of 16 and 18 years of age may be considered a student with special needs and may be admit­ted to an appropriate program of study in accordance with policy established by the State Board of Education. Students entering Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) must be at least 20 years of age.

Education:  An applicant's general level of education should be sufficient to make possible reasonable progress in the program of study. Applicants for associate degree programs must be high school graduates or equivalent, as recognized by the state. The College will only recognize high school diplomas from regionally accredited schools or home schools registered with the state. Students not completing such a program must complete the GED or attain an Adult High School diploma through an accred­ited institution.

Specific Program Admission Requirements

Admission standards for specific curriculum pro­grams of study are as follows:

1.  Applicants for admission to the following programs are required to meet the above general admission standards in terms of age and education and have no specific program admission requirements.

  • Accounting
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, And Refrigera­tion Technology
  • Associate In Arts
  • Associate In General Education
  • Associate In Science
  • Bioprocess Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Community Spanish Interpreter
  • Computer-Integrated Machining Technology
  • Fire Protection Technology
  • Heavy Equipment And Transport Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Industrial Systems Technology
  • Computer Integrated Machining Technology
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Nurse Aide
  • Office Administration
  • Paralegal Technology
  • Welding Technology

2.  Students accepted to health programs will submit to criminal background checks and initial and random drug screening as directed by affiliating clinical agencies. Some clinical agencies may require criminal background checks and drug screenings every six months while enrolled in the program.Clinical agencies reserve the right to deny students access based on criminal background. This denial will result in the inability of the student to successfully complete the program. 

3.  Specific program admission requirements in ad­dition to age and education are applicable to the following programs of study:

  • Associate Degree Nursing
  • Basic Law Enforcement Technology
  • Cardiac and Vascular Sonography
  • Computed Tomography
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice Technology
  • Criminal Justice Technology - Latent Evidence
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Medical Science
  • Magnetic Resonance Imagine [MRI]
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Sonography
  • North Carolina Truck Driver Training School
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Phlebotomy
  • Radiography
  • Therapeutic Massage

Career and College Promise Program (CCP) Requirements

Career and College Promise is an educational opportunity for qualified North Carolina high school students to begin preparing for their career and/or the completion of college credits. CCP replaces all earlier dual-enrollment programs, including Huskins, Learn and Earn, and Learn and Earn online.
CCP offers three "pathways" for students in high school:

  • Career and Technical Education Pathways (CTE) lead to a certificate, diploma, or degree; or
  • College Transfer Pathway (CT) that lead to approximately 30 hours of college credit;
  • Early College and Middle College Pathways

Learn about eligibility requirements, pathways, and steps to enrollment.