Career & College Promise Workforce Continuing Education Pathways

Employers in today’s workforce are facing a skills gap; they need trained and qualified workers to fill a variety of positions. The Career and College Promise (CCP) Workforce Continuing Education Pathways are designed for eligible high school juniors and seniors to earn industry-recognized credentials while still in high school...for free! The registration fee for the pathway courses is waived for eligible 11th and 12th graders. Students will be responsible for purchasing textbooks and paying local course fees associated with the course.
CCP Workforce Continuing Education Pathway courses do not count as a high school credit towards graduation.

The process to register is simple:

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Description: EMT is a 16-week, 228-hour course introducing students to emergency prehospital care. Upon completion of this course, students will be credentialed to provide emergency care at the EMT level. The schedule includes online course components along with weeknight and Saturday sessions.

Industry Credential: EMT Initial state credential through NC Office of Emergency Medical Services

Prerequisite: Students must be a 12th grader with a GPA of 3.0. The GPA requirement may be waived with a school principal’s approval.

Labor Market Information: The median pay rate for EMTs for the 10-county region is $15.76/hour. Growth across the state of North Carolina in this field is anticipated at 13.1% by 2027, bringing the field to a projected 11,342 jobs in the state.

Participating School Districts: Beaufort County Schools and Washington County Public Schools.

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician

Description: HVAC Technician is a three-course sequence consisting of HVAC Level I, HVAC Level II, and HVAC Level III. The classes provide both classroom instruction and practical skills that will allow a student to enter the workforce as an HVAC installer or technician. Each course meets for 96 hours.

Industry Credential: HVAC Level I offers the ESCO Group EPA Section 608 credential. HVAC Level II offers the ESCO Group Universal R-410A exam. HVAC Level III offers the ESCO Group Employment Ready for System Diagnostics and Troubleshooting credential.

Prerequisite: Student must be an 11th or 12th grader with school principal approval to enroll.

Labor Market Information: There are currently 691 jobs in the ten county region. The projected growth by 2024 is 8.9%, an additional 62 positions. The median pay rate is $17.25/hour. Growth across the state of North Carolina in this field is anticipated at 15.2% by 2024, bringing the field to a projected 15,816 jobs.

Participating School Districts: Beaufort County Schools and Washington County Public Schools.

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Truck Driving

Description: The Truck Driver Training program at BCCC will train students to drive a Class-A combination vehicle and prepare students for their pre-trip inspection, off road skills test and the driving test, which are all components of the NCDMV commercial driver’s license (CDL) exam. This is a 384-hour hybrid program which involves online assignments each week paired with hands-on driving training each weekend. The course includes log truck driving training with the potential to pursue postcourse employment with a local logging company.

Industry Credential: NC Department of Transportation Commercial Drivers License

Prerequisite: Students must be 18 years of age with principal’s approval. Students must hold a CDL Class-A permit, valid DOT Health Card, and negative DOT Drug Screen results at the time of registration.

Labor Market Information: There are currently 2,242 jobs in the ten county region examined by this report. The projected 10-year growth by 2027 is 3.6%, an increase of 81 positions. The median pay rate for the 10-county region is $17.35/hour. Growth across the state of North Carolina in this field is anticipated at 8.9% by 2027, bringing the field to a projected 6,646 jobs in the state.

Participating School Districts: Beaufort County Schools and Washington County Public Schools.

Phlebotomy Technician

Description: This is a 16-week, 210-hour course consisting of theory and clinical experiences, which prepares the student to enter the medical field as a Phlebotomist in various settings. Core course concept is instruction in how to safely and competently perform venipunctures. Students who successfully complete this course will receive course credit for MLT-271 in the BCCC Medical Lab Technician curriculum program.

Industry Credential: Phlebotomy Technician certification with American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT)

Prerequisite: Students must be 18 years of age on or before March 15th and a 12th grader. Student must hold a Career Readiness Certificate at a bronze level.

Labor Market Information: There are currently 254 jobs in the ten county region examined by this report. The projected 10-year growth by 2027 is 18.9%, an increase of 50 positions. The median pay rate for the 10-county region is $13.30/hour. Growth across the state of North Carolina in this field is anticipated at 29.8% by 2027, bringing the field to a projected 7,818 jobs in the state.

Participating School Districts: Beaufort County Schools and Washington County Public Schools.

Pharmacy Technician

Description: This is a 96-hour course designed to prepare the student through classroom instruction to enter the pharmacy field as a Pharmacy Technician I. Core course concept is basic training in pharmacy and pharmacology. Student will complete 10 hours of shadowing at an assigned pharmacy as part of their training.

Industry Credential: Pharmacy Technician with Pharmacy Technician Certification Board

Prerequisite: Students must be a 12th grader and hold a Career Readiness Certificate at a bronze level

Labor Market Information: There are currently 765 jobs in the ten county region. The projected 10-year growth by 2027 is 12.0%, an increase of 92 positions. The median pay rate for the 10-county region is $13.12/hour. Growth across the state of North Carolina in this field is anticipated at 12.0% by 2027, bringing the field to a projected 16,199 jobs in the state.

Participating School Districts: Beaufort County Schools.