The Career and College promise program at Sampson Community College has increased 91 percent this past year alone with over 345 students participating from high schools within Sampson County, including public, private and homeschools.
“Career and College Promise (CCP) is a great way for students to get a jump start on college without paying the tuition fee,” Perry Gillespie, SCC Career Specialist, said. “This program not only allows students to gain a sense of what college is like before they graduate high school but allows the student to earn college credit.”
The opportunity for junior and senior students in high school to begin their two-year or four-year degree credits while still in high school is not only invaluable, but cost effective.
“Students would be responsible to purchase their books and materials for the course, as well as pay the student fee to the community college, but again, the class it tuition free,” adds Gillespie.
All ninth through twelfth grade students within schools within Sampson County, along with their parents and/or guardians, are encouraged to attend an information session that is most convenient for them to discover more about the CCP program. Topics covered will include: what is CCP, who can participate, how the program works, how much does it cost, will courses transfer to a four-year school, are classes online or on-campus, how do I register, and more.
“Many families are unaware of, or would like to know more about, the dual enrollment opportunity provided through NC Career and College Promise. We are hoping for a great turnout and look forward to educating the community about the benefits and procedures of CCP,” includes Blair Hairr, SCC Director of Admissions.
Again, all 9th through 12th grade students within schools within Sampson County, along with their parents and/or guardians, are encouraged to attend one of the following information sessions:
Monday, Feb. 29 at Sampson Community College Activities Center, 6 p.m. – English or 7 p.m. -Spanish
Wednesday, March 2 at Hobbton High School Auditorium, 6 p.m. – English or 7 p.m. – Spanish
Thursday, March 3 at Midway High School Auditorium, 6 p.m. – English or 7 p.m. -Spanish
Tuesday, March 8 at Union Elementary Cafeteria, 6 p.m. – English or 7 p.m. -Spanish
For more information about the Career and College Promise (CCP) program, or student services, at SCC which handles admissions, placement testing, counseling, registration and records, financial aid, Veterans assistance, career counseling, disability services, transfer assistance, and coordination of student activities, please call 910-592-8081 or visit www.sampsoncc.edu.