Coastal Carolina Community College awards associate degrees in arts, fine arts, and sciences for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university after completing a full two-year program of study. Associate degrees in applied sciences, diploma programs, and certificate programs are offered for students who plan to enter the workforce upon graduation. All College programs of study leading to two-year degrees are designed to ensure competence in reading, writing, oral communication, and fundamental mathematical skills. Students entering programs, not prepared to begin study in required college-level courses, must prepare themselves in appropriate developmental courses.

Career & College Promise Program for High School Students

The North Carolina Career and College Promise Program provides specific guidelines for providing seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities for eligible high school students in order to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills. Eligible high school students may enroll in a College Transfer Pathway program of study leading to the awarding of specific college transfer credit and/or Career and Technical Education Pathway program of study leading to a certificate or diploma aligned with an identified career cluster.

Eligible college courses will be selected from authorized programs of study which are beyond the scope of high school offerings and will be of the same length and rigor as those offered to regular college students. College credit will be awarded upon successful completion of courses. High school credit may be awarded upon successful completion, based on credit hour equivalencies.

Public high schools will document and validate student eligibility criteria as part of the application process. A home school or non-public high school must submit a transcript and official scores from an approved assessment or placement test.

Developmental Courses

Developmental courses are pre-credit programs of instruction offered to prepare students for admission to college level courses. Identified developmental courses are offered in the areas of chemistry, English, reading, and mathematics and are designated by numeric course codes less than one hundred (100).

Placement in an appropriate developmental course is required if the student scores below established performance standards on the College’s placement examinations.

High School Equivalency Program

The high school equivalency program is designed for adult students who test above a ninth grade level in math and reading but have not obtained a high school diploma. This program will prepare students to successfully pass the official standardized high school equivalency test. By passing the high school equivalency test, adult students become eligible for a North Carolina Equivalency Diploma, which is nationally recognized as equivalent to a traditional high school diploma. The high school equivalency program includes instruction in social studies, science, literature/writing, and mathematics. Day and evening classes are offered both on and off campus.