High School Connections
Take free college courses while in high school.
Get a head start on your degree or career. Take free college courses as a high school junior or senior to accelerate completion of college certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees that lead to college transfer or provide entry-level job skills.
What is High School Connections?
High School Connections is the local branch of the state program, Career and College Promise. The program provides seamless dual enrollment educational opportunities for eligible North Carolina high school students.
|Office Location: Tony Rand Student Center (TRSC) Room 110|
|Debra Fulton||Kristen Marrero
|High School Connections Coordinator||Part-Time Secretary|
|(910) 678-8542||(910) 678-8583|
|Office Location: Horace Sisk Building (HOS), Room 619|
|Taneka Williams||Larry Culbreth
|Career Pathways Coordinator||Safety Monitor|
|(910) 678-8505||(910) 678-8505|
How to Enroll
Complete the FTCC Online Application
- Apply as a Special Credit Student
- You must have your social security number to complete the application correctly
- Select “freshman” as your entrance status
- Select the term you wish to start (i.e. Fall 2017)
- Enter “Special Credit” as your intended program of study
- Print the confirmation page and submit to your high school counselor
Home school and private school students should leave the NC Student Number blank.
Note: Do not use the Career & College Promise option on the application
Select Your Desired Pathway & Classes
Complete the High School Connections Enrollment Packet
- Request the enrollment form from your high school counselor (Home school and out-of-county students should contact us directly.)
- Obtain appropriate signatures (counselor or principal, parent, and student)
- Include a copy of your transcript, relevant test scores, and the FTCC Online Application confirmation page
Submit Your Enrollment Packet
The High School Connections staff will register students based on the enrollment packets received from high schools. If you are a home school or out-of-county student, please make a registration appointment.
Note: Students registering for a concurrent section should make an appointment with Debra Fulton (910-678-8542) and bring their completed enrollment packets to the appointment.
Purchase Textbooks & Pay Fees
Books will be purchased by the student at the FTCC bookstore. There is a $33 charge per student which covers the student activity fee and technology fee. The Cumberland County School system covers this cost for its students during the fall and spring terms and will be billed after classes start each semester. Private, out-of-county, and home school students can pay the $33 fee online via WebAdvisor or at the cashier’s office located in the Tony Rand Student Center. All students taking summer classes will pay this fee on their own, regardless of where they attend high school.
The College Transfer Pathways (CTP) are designed for high school juniors and seniors to earn credits toward a bachelor’s degree. CTP classes will transfer seamlessly to any public or participating private institution in North Carolina. Successful students save time and money in pursuing a four-year degree.
The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathways are programs of study that provide high school students with the opportunity to earn a certificate in a particular career or technical field. Successful students obtain valuable job skills to enter the workforce.
The Cooperative Innovative High School program is available for students at Cumberland Polytechnic High School. It provides an opportunity for students to complete an associate degree program or earn up to two years of college credit within five years. The program enrolls 100 or fewer students per grade level. For more information, contact Daniel Krumanocker at (910) 486-7300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.