FAST Track your education

FAST Track

FAST Track your education and enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year college in a fraction of the time!


University Transfer

Transfer to a 4-year university in Business, English, Communications, History, Social Work, Psychology, and other areas of study. Earn required transfer credits or complete an entire Associate in Arts degree.

Straight to Career

Choose from Automotive, Bioprocess Technology, Computer Tech, Construction, Cosmetology in Spanish, Culinary, Early Childhood, Manicuring/Nail Technology, Nurse Aide 1, and Welding

University Transfer

Customize and FAST-track your Associate in Arts Degree (AA) at CCCC! Do you already know what you want to study? Do you want to graduate and transfer as soon as possible? Do you need to take courses online? Do you already have college credit?

CCCC academic advisors will assist you with creating a customized academic plan to meet your transfer goals as soon as possible. This FAST-Paced online AA degree allows you to finish in as little as 12 months*.

If you are interested in studying Business, English, Communications, History, Social Work, or Psychology the FAST-track AA degree is a great way to get started whenever you are ready. The FAST-track also prepares you for many other areas of study too!

Get your Associate in Arts degree F.A.S.T.!!

This option is Flexible, Affordable, Significant, and Timely.

  • Flexible - Begin any term Fall, Spring or Summer! Whatever works for you. Courses are offered in an online setting
  • Affordable - Save money by completing in under two years (and by paying for a max number of credit hours per term?)
  • Significant - The courses in this degree are strategically chosen for a seamless transfer experience to most of North Carolina’s 4-year institutions in your chosen field
  • Timely - In today’s fast moving society this option will get you where you want to go quickly!

Call or email today to more information: Ashlee Dockery (919) 718-7511 or

*This pace is only achieved if students are ‘college ready’ and do not require any developmental or support courses in English or Math.


  • Cristy Holmes Associate Dean of University Transfer and Academic Advising (919) 718-7225
  • Scott Byington Dean of University Transfer and Advising (919) 718-7425

Straight to Career

Take Ten ... Ten months, that is, to complete a career pathway that will lead to the job you want with the salary you need!

  • If you did not graduate from high school:

    The Basic Skills Plus program allows students to work towards a high school credential and co-enroll in college coursework at the same time!  Earn an industry-recognized credential in a high-demand career field from the list of programs below.

    Tuition is waived for students who qualify.

    Call or email today for more information: Beverly Diniz (919) 545-8663 or

  • If you graduated from high school:

    You can gain skills and get into a career in 10 months or less!  Many of CCCC’s programs and certifications offer the opportunity to earn industry-recognized credentials and to train for a great career in the local workforce.

    Call or email today for more information: Latoya Brower (919) 545-8033 or

Pathway Certification/Certificate Program Time to Complete
Automotive Automotive Systems Technology 8 Months
Bioprocess Technology Bioprocess Technology Certificate 8 Months
Computer Tech Internet and Computing Core Certificate 8 Months
Construction Building Construction Technology 8 Months
Culinary Culinary Fundamentals Certificate 8 Months
Early Childhood School-Age Care Certificate 8 Months
Manicuring/Nail Technology Licensure (state test) 4 Months
Nurse Aide 1 National Certification (test) 4 Months
Welding Welding Technology Certificate 8 Months
Cosmetology in Spanish Licensure (state test) 10 Months


  • Sandra Thompson Associate Dean of College and Career Readiness (919) 545-8666
  • Felicia Crittenden Associate Dean of Workforce Development & Continuing Education (919) 718-7360