Credits for High School Courses

Credit by Articulation, Articulated Courses, Credit by Industry Certification

The North Carolina High School to Community College Articulation Agreement is an agreement between the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the North Carolina Community College System, which provides a seamless process that joins secondary and postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study.

This statewide articulation agreement is comprised of approximately 50 high school CTE courses that match the knowledge and skills taught in similar community college courses. The articulation agreement ensures that if a student is proficient in their high school course, the student can receive college credit for that course at any North Carolina community college. This agreement streamlines the student’s educational pathway by eliminating the need to take multiple courses with the same learning outcomes.

To receive articulated credit, students must enroll at the community college within two years of their high school graduation date and meet the following criteria:

  • Final grade of B or higher in the course
  • A score of 93 or higher on the standardized CTE post-assessment

Articulated Courses

North Carolina High School to Community College Articulation Agreement

Credit by Industry Certification

Students who earn specific industry certifications while in high school, may obtain college credit for similar coursework. A list of recognized certifications can be found on page 10 of CCC’s Advanced Standing Guide.
Advanced Standing Guide