Student Spotlight: Raymie Owens, Harnett Central High School

Raymie Owens

Raymie Owens, Senior
Pathway: Computer Forensic Science
GPA: 3.5

This month's Student Spotlight features Ms. Raymie Owens, a senior at Harnett Central High School. Ms. Owens has already completed five CCP courses and is currently enrolled in two courses.

CCP Advisor: Ms. Owens, what have you gained from the CCP program and how do you feel this program prepares you for college?

Raymie Owens: This program gave me a chance to experience Criminal Justice classes to find out if this is a major I could pursue in college. It also is great to be able to work on my own time.

CCP Advisor: What advice would you give to future participants of the CCP Program?

Raymie Owens: It is important to read the textbook and communicate with your instructor, if you have any questions, because it helps you understand the course better. I also suggest printing the due date calendar and refer to it periodically so you are turning everything in on time.

New Opportunities for Harnett County Students

Students in Harnett County have two new programs available to them: The Harnett Health Science Academy is open to eligible, current freshmen and sophomores, and The Apprenticeship Works program is giving students the chance to major in Computer-Integrated Machining. It is open to current juniors.

The Harnett Health Science Academy will allow students to be fast tracked through their high school general education courses so they can take more college credits their junior and senior year. The students will be working towards a Health Science credential, making them career ready for health science careers. Students will be selected for this program based on interviews and the application packet documents, as well as the student's scholastic records. Applications are due February 15, 2015 to the Career Development Coordinator. Please contact the Career Development Coordinator or CCP Advisor at your school for more information.

An additional opportunity for Harnett County students is the Apprenticeship Works Program: Computer-Integrated Machining. Students who qualify will take machining-related classes at Central Carolina on the Harnett Main Campus starting in the summer, and may get a chance to work with local industries in the Harnett County area. When students graduate from high school they will have a certificate in Machining Technology. The program continues for two years after high school resulting in an Associate Degree in Computer-Integrated Machining. The schedule of classes for the first year are outlined below:

Summer Fall Spring
MAC 111A Machining Tech I Part A MAC 111B Machining Tech I Part B
MEC 142 Physical Metallurgy
MAC 171 Measure/Material & Safety
BPR 111 Print Reading
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy
MAC 124 CNC Milling
MAC 151 Machining Calculations

A student and parent information session for the Apprenticeship Works Program is scheduled for Thursday, February 5th at 6:00 pm in the Miriello Building on CCCC's Harnett Main Campus in Lillington. All interested sophomore and junior students and their parents are invited to attend!

Applications are due in February for the Apprenticeship Works Program. Please see your Career and College Advisor for more information.

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Resources for Students Ready for Work: CCCC Career Center

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Central Carolina Community College has a Career Center that can offer valuable services to our Career and College Promise students while still enrolled in high school. Whether students are exploring options in career fields or looking for a part-time or full-time job, the Career Center can help. The Career Center offers the following services to our students: career and internship advising, online career assessment, resume writing, interviewing etiquette, on-campus interviews, college major exploration, and a career resource library. The Career Center has three locations. Contact information is listed below.

Lee Main CampusChatham Main CampusHarnett Main Campus

Mary Parker, Career Center Coordinator
Phone: (919) 718-7396 or (919 718-7282

Welcome Center
1105 Kelly Dr.
Sanford, NC 27330

Chris Moses, JobLink/Career Center Coordinator

Phone: 919-545-8054

764 West St.
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Marie Huggins, Career Development Specialist, Career & Technical Programs

Phone: 910-814-8834

Miriello Administration Building
1075 E. Cornelius Harnett Blvd.
Lillington, NC 27546

College Transfer at a Glance: C-STEP - from CCCC to UNC-Chapel Hill

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In 2006, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) established the C-STEP program. The Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program (C-STEP) was designed to help low and moderate income high school students and community college students transfer to UNC from select NC Community Colleges. To date, C-STEP has served 450 students. Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) is one of the nine North Carolina Community Colleges partnered in the C-STEP Program. As part of the program at CCCC, students work with the CCCC C-STEP Advisor Provost Mark Hall, participate in social activities, and visit UNC for cultural, academic, and sporting events. Students complete their associate degree at CCCC through C-STEP and are then guaranteed acceptance into UNC's Associate of Arts program upon successful completion of all program requirements.

For more information about C-STEP at CCCC or other participating community colleges, please visit the C-STEP website. Prospective students can also contact C-STEP advisor Mark Hall by telephone at (919) 545-8043 or email at mhall@cccc.edua>.

Resources for Students Going to College: March 2 Success

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March 2 Success is a website sponsored by the United States Army and is a great tool to help students prepare for college. It offers ways to prepare for the ACT, SAT, and ASVAB as well as a way to understand the college admissions and financial aid process.

Students may join by visiting the March 2 Success website and clicking the registration button. After registering students have access to the site for 45 days and may then may extend time as needed. After registering, students have free access to seven ACT and SAT full length practice tests and twenty decks of verbal flashcards and five decks of math flashcards.

The SAT or ACT is required for admittance into most four-year colleges and universities and may waive placement tests depending on your scores for the fifty-eight North Carolina Community Colleges. Using March 2 Success is a great study tool to enhance a student's chances of getting into the college of his or her choice.

The site also has free web videos that helps to simplify the admissions and Financial Aid processes for students and parents.

Central Carolina Works Director's Spotlight

Virgina Mallory

Happy New Year! The CCW Team returned from holiday ready to end 1st semester and begin 2nd semester! The advisors have worked steadily to ensure their fall students ended the term well and spring semester students were advised and registered properly. Last week and this week the advisors have worked to provide their students a seamless transition to the new term. CCW looks forward to another great semester of student success and growing opportunities!

Virginia Brown, Director of Secondary Partnerships

"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." ~John Dewey

Points of Interest:

  • CCW is in the process of planning Spring CCW Days on each campus. Students from the service area will have the opportunity to visit their respective CCCC campus to learn about the various CCP Pathways available to them. CCW is participating in middle school tours in Harnett County scheduled in February and March.
  • As the registration period nears, the advisors are working hard to reach as many students and parents as possible, so that everyone is informed about all of the opportunities available through CCW!
  • Revised Course Guides were submitted to each school district for CCW. The new course guides offer clear pathway options that are helpful for students, parents, and counselors.
  • Seniors! Do not miss this opportunity! CCW is excited to introduce the new Accelerate program. For program information and application information, please visit:
  • The 2015 Summer Symposium presented by Central Carolina Works: June 23rd and 24th


Enrollment Updates


High School Number of Students Enrolled
Chatham Central High School 30
Jordan Matthews High School 80
Northwood High School 80
Lee County High School 80
Southern Lee High School 116
Harnett Central High School 53
Triton High School 86
Overhills High School 53
Western Harnett High School 29

TOTAL ENROLLMENT FOR SPRING 2015: Projected to be over 600 (registration not complete at time of publication)

Fall 2014 Enrollment: 429