Career & College Promise Workforce 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 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.

Students are eligible to receive high school credit if they complete CCP Workforce Pathway courses contingent upon the approval of the Career and Technical Education Director or Chief Academic Officer of their educational agency.

The process to register is simple:

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.

Participating School Districts: Beaufort County Schools, Hyde County Schools, Washington County Public School, and Washington Montessori Public Charter School.

Costs: $180 registration fee waived. Estimated $350 book & fees.

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.

Participating School Districts: Beaufort County Schools, Hyde County Schools, Washington County Public Schools, and Washington Montessori Public Charter School.

Costs: $180 registration fee waived. Estimated $250 books & fees.

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: Students must be an 11th or 12th grader with a GPA of 3.0. The GPA requirement may be waived with a school principal’s approval.

Participating School Districts: Beaufort County Schools, Hyde County Schools, Washington County Public Schools, and Washington Montessori Public Charter School.

Costs: $180 registration fee waived. Estimated $80 books & fees.

Nurse Aide I

Description: This is a 160-hour course designed to prepare the student to provide personal care and basic nursing skills. Course content includes but is not limited to: role of the nurse aide, infection control, communication, and resident’s rights.

Industry Credential: Nurse Aide I with NC Department of Health Service Regulation

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. Silver Career Readiness Certificate or passing scores on approved college placement exam.

Participating School Districts: Beaufort County Schools (Ed Tech Center & Early College High School), Hyde County Schools, and Washington Montessori Public Charter School

Costs: $180 registration fee waived. Estimated $270 for book and fees.

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 with a GPA of 3.0. The GPA requirement may be waived with a school principal’s approval. Bronze Career Readiness Certificate or passing scores on approved college placement exam.

Participating School Districts: Beaufort County Schools and Hyde County Schools, and Washington Montessori Public Charter School.

Costs: $180 registration fee waived. Estimated $250 book & fees.

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 with a GPA of 3.0. The GPA requirement may be waived with a school principal’s approval. Bronze Career Readiness Certificate or passing scores on approved college placement exam.

Participating School Districts: Beaufort County Schools, Hyde County Schools, Washington County Public Schools, and Washington Montessori Public Charter School.

Costs: $180 registration fee waived. Estimated $678 book and fees.

Small Engine Mechanic

Beaufort County Schools (Northside High School is not approved)

Description: The small engine mechanic course is a 225-hour course that explores the principles of small gasoline engine design, construction, and operation. The course presents a detailed overview of small engine maintenance, troubleshooting, rebuilding, and repair. It also covers the design, construction, operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of both mobile and stationary diesel engines. Content relates to on- and off-road vehicles, and industrial applications. Students will need to purchase the Small Gas Engine (ISBN: 978-1-63126-390-3) and the Diesel Technology (ISBN: 978-1-61960-832-0) textbooks for class. Each EETC credentialing exam costs $50.00 in addition to the registration fee. Retesting fees do apply.

Industry Credential: Two Stroke Engine, Four Stroke Engine, Compact Diesel Engine (Completion of all three qualify individual as an EETC Engine Technician); Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC)

Prerequisite: Students must be an 11th or 12th grader with a GPA of 3.0. The GPA requirement may be waived with a school principal’s approval.

Participating School Districts: Beaufort County Schools (Ed Tech Center only), Hyde County Schools, and Washington Montessori Public Charter School.

Costs: $180 registration fee waived. Students are responsible for cost of books and fees.

Class Schedules

For questions or registration, please contact:

Stacey Gerard
Vice President of Continuing Education

(252) 940-6201
stacey.gerard@beaufortccc.edu