Student Spotlight: Michael Bastin - Triton High School

Michael Bastin

Michael Bastin, Senior
Pathway: College Transfer (Pre-AA)
GPA: 4.69

Michael is a Senior at Triton High School who will be studying Pharmaceutical Sciences at Campbell University in the fall. Michael is 7th in the senior class, and says he feels like the CCP classes have exposed him to the responsibilities of college. His advice to future students is to stay on task, schedule time efficiently, and be self-disciplined!

CCP Program Updates: Summer Class Options

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For the first time, CCCC is able to offer students the opportunity to take CCP courses for FREE during the summer! Courses will run from June 15, 2015 - August 12, 2015. Below are the courses offerings and locations:

BIO 110 Principles of Biology Tues & Th 9 - 11:50 am Seated in Lee Co.
CHM 151 General Chemistry I Mon & Wed 9:25 - 10:40 am Seated in Lee Co.
GEL 111 Intro Geology Online Chatham, Harnett, & Lee Counties
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra Online Chatham, Harnett, & Lee Counties

See your Career & College Advisor to enroll!

CTE Pathway Offering: Laser & Photonics

Laser and Photonics

Laser and Photonics will be offered to seniors starting in the Fall 2015. Classes will be held on the CCCC college schedule at the Harnett Main Campus. Students interested in this program will want to have an interest in Math and Science as well as like problem solving and working with their hands.

The schedule will have students attending classes on CCCC's campus from 8 am to noon, both fall and spring semester; therefore, students will need all but two of their high school credits completed in order to participate in this program.

This program allows students to get a variety of jobs in fields such as medical or manufacturing. Annual salaries for these jobs usually start at around 30k. For more information contact the Career and College Advisor at your school, or email the Lead Instructor, Gary Beasley at gbeasley@cccc.edu.

Resources for Students Ready for Work: NCWorks

NCWorks Online is a one-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search labor market information. The website offers career exploration and labor market analysis, as well as other resources including veteran services. To check out the NCWorks website go to www.ncworks.gov and setup a free account.

C-STEP

If you have ever thought about attending UNC-Chapel Hill, then you need to consider applying to Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program (C-STEP), a transfer partnership between Central Carolina Community College and UNC-CH.

Besides assured admission upon successful completion at the community-college level, there are many other benefits to being accepted to C-STEP. Some of the program activities include trips to Chapel Hill for cultural, academic, and sporting events. C-STEP students will receive specific advising and guidance while attending Central Carolina Community College, in their transition to UNC-CH, and during their tenure with the University.

UNC-CH provides more information about the program on the C-STEP Website. To apply, please submit the recommendation letters and high school and college transcripts (if applicable to UNC-CH) to the mailing address is at the top of the application. The application is available online.

Applications for high school students are due April 1. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mark Hall, mhall188@cccc.edu.

Thank you,
Mr. Hall

College Transfer at a Glance: NC Wesleyan

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Earn a bachelor's degree with CCCC and NC Wesleyan. The ASPIRE program at NC Wesleyan allows you to transfer forty to fifty percent of certain associate's degrees from CCCC towards a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Administration, Criminal Justice, Accounting and Marketing. The program will offer one night per week, hybrid, and online classes allowing twenty-four percent of the bachelor's degree to be earned at the CCCC campus in Sanford. The rest of the program will be completed online or at the Durham NC Wesleyan Campus.

There are many advantages to this partnership. The classes taken with CCCC that count towards the bachelor's degree will have tuition equivalent to NC public universities although NC Wesleyan is a private institution. Also, a few times a month NC Wesleyan will have an advisor at CCCC to assist students enrolled in the program.

Please contact Rachel Brown at (919) 465-4777 or email her at rbrown@ncwc.edu for more information.

Resources for Students Going to College: Tips for Freshmen

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CCCC is hosting Financial Aid workshops for high school students, parents, and current CCCC students who still need to complete their FAFSA in Chatham and Harnett counties. Students will need to register by calling (919) 718-7443 or emailing Wrenn Crowe at wcrowe@cccc.edu. You must register to receive materials needed to participate in this workshop. Below is details about each workshop.

Chatham County Workshop
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 pm
Location: Chatham Main Campus
764 West Street Pittsboro, NC 27312-8822

Harnett County Workshop
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Location: Harnett Main Campus
1075 East Cornelius Harnett Blvd. Lillington, NC 27546

Scholarships

After you complete your CCCC application and FAFSA make sure to pick up a CCCC Scholarship application. Ask your CCP advisor at your school for an application. These applications are due May 1, 2015 and make you eligible for all CCCC scholarships.

Central Carolina Works Director's Spotlight

Virgina Mallory

The advisors tell me they have been busy with registration or gearing up for registration at the high schools! Each county and each school handles registration differently. The CCW advisors are so glad to participate in the registration process! We are hoping to see an increase in participation in CCP, especially in new pathways or pathways in which have been under-enrolled in the past. I am conducting site shadows this month with each advisor. I am spending a morning or afternoon at their school to observe them in their role. This is a really great opportunity to see how the advisors are working with students and fulfilling the CCW mission. I always love the opportunity to visit the schools! Following high school registration, the advisors and myself will focus on registration at the college, which begins in early April. We are excited for a great Spring and growth!

Take care,
Virginia Brown, Director of Secondary Partnerships

"Education is the movement from darkness to light." ~Allan Bloom

Points of Interest:

  • Registration Reminder: Please encourage students to speak with a Career and College Advisor about the opportunities available to them, to enroll, and to learn more about the CCP pathways.
  • CCCC Registration for returning students begins on April 8.
  • Inaugural CCW Advisory Committee Meeting is scheduled for March 24.
  • CCP Summer Classes: Please see the CCP Program Updates for more information on summer class offerings.
  • Summer Camp Information: Please visit CCCC's website for Summer Camps available at CCCC.

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