College Tech Prep
The goal of College Tech Prep (CTP) is to prepare students to enter the high wage, highly technical, and rapidly changing career fields available in the present and future workplace. College Tech Prep is a seamless educational program that begins in the 9th grade, continues through high school, into the community college and ends with a student obtaining a 2-year Associate Degree, 2-year Certificate, or completion of a 2-year registered apprenticeship.
An important aspect of CTP is articulation. Articulation is a systematic, seamless student transition process from secondary to postsecondary education that maximizes use of resources and minimizes duplication. The North Carolina Community College Articulation Agreement identifies the high school courses in North Carolina that students can receive articulated credit for at any member institution of the North Carolina Community College System as well as the criteria for receiving credit.
The agreement can be viewed at www.ctpnc.org.
James Sprunt Community College and Duplin County Schools have a local articulation agreement that identifies additional courses for which graduates of any public high school in Duplin County can receive articulated credit at James Sprunt Community College and the conditions for receiving that credit. Information on local articulated credit can be obtained from any Duplin County high school guidance counselor or the registrar at James Sprunt Community College.