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Blue Ridge Community College offers a number of Career and Technical Education Pathways leading to a certificate or a diploma aligned with high school career clusters.

Career and Technical Education Pathway Options

Most CTE pathways are certificates and do not have course prerequisites. Students applying for a diploma requiring English and/or math are only able to complete the diploma if he or she has acceptable PSAT, SAT, Pre-ACT, ACT, NC DAP or the Blue Ridge placement test scores in those areas. Students who do not meet state benchmarks from the above tests are able to enroll in developmental courses required for the diploma following high school graduation.

Automotive / Transportation

Automotive Light-Duty Diesel Technology
Automotive Systems Technology – Engine Performance
Automotive Systems Technology – Auto Master Level 1
Automotive Systems Technology – Auto Master Level II
Automotive Systems Technology – Diploma
Automotive Light-Duty Diesel Technology
Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology – Insurance Estimating
Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology

Advanced Manufacturing

Computer Integrated Machining – CCP Machinist Entry Certificate
Computer Integrated Machining – CCP CNC Milling Operator Certificate
Computer Integrated Machining – CCP CNC Turning Operator Certificate
Computer Integrated Machining – CCP Manufacturing Technician Certificate
Computer Integrated Machining – CCP Plastic Injection Molding Certificate
Electronics Engineering Technology – CCP Basic Certificate
Mechanical Engineering Technology – CCP Hydraulics Certificate
Mechatronics Engineering Tech – CCP – Diploma
Mechatronics Engineering Tech – CCP Basic Certificate
Mechatronics Engineering Tech – CCP Intermediate Certificate
Mechatronics Engineering Tech – CCP Maintenance Certificate
CCP Basic Welding Certificate
Welding Technology – CCP Diploma
Welding Technology – CCP Industrial Maintenance Certificate
Welding Technology – CCP Industrial Welding Certificate
Welding Technology – CCP Multiple Plate Welding Certificate

Other Pathway Options

Accounting and Finance – CCP Accounting and Finance Core Certificate
Accounting and Finance – CCP Bookkeeping Certificate
Accounting and Finance – CCP Payroll Certificate
Business Administration – CCP Basic Certificate
Business Administration – Banking and Finance CCP Certificate
Business Administration – Graphic Design CCP Certificate
Business Administration – Marketing CCP Certificate
Cosmetology – CCP
Criminal Justice Technology – CCP Diploma
Criminal Justice Technology – Foundations of CJC CCP Certificate
Early Childhood Introductory – CCP Certificate
Education – Early Childhood Infant/Toddler Care Certificate – CCP
Education – Early Childhood Preschool – CCP
Emergency Medical Science – CCP Health Sciences
Emergency Medical Science Certificate – CCP
Film and Video Production Technology – CCP Certificate
Fire Protection Technology – CCP Diploma
Fire Protection Technology – CCP Certificate
Horticulture Technology – CCP Landscape Certificate
Horticulture Technology – CCP Turfgrass Certificate
Introduction to Human Services – CCP Certificate
Information Technology – Computer Programming Certificate – CCP
Information Technology – Networking & Cybersecurity Certificate – CCP
Interpreter Education – ASL & Deaf Culture – CCP
Interpreter Education – Fundamentals of ASL – CCP
Manicure and Nail Technology – CCP
Associate Degree Nursing – CCP Pathway
Teacher Preparation:
Education – College Transfer Pathway Leading to the Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation – CCP
Education – College Transfer Pathway Leading to the Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation – CCP

For information on How to Qualify, How to Apply, How to Register and How to Maintain Eligibility:
View “CCP How Do I… ?”

State and Regional Articulation Credit

North Carolina recognizes that some high school Career Technical Education courses match the knowledge and skills of similar courses at community colleges. To minimize repeating such courses, students proficient in their high school course may receive college credit at a NC community college. This credit expires two years after the student graduates from high school.

To receive college credit, the student must have a final grade of B or higher in the course and score at least 93 or higher on the standardized CTE post assessment test. Students must submit the following to receive articulated credit:

1) Application for articulation credit (available through the High School Guidance Office)
2) High school transcript
3) All official standardized CTE post assessments if not included on the transcript

Regional Articulation Career Education (RACE)