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Career & College Promise

At Richmond Community College, we believe in starting college early! Through our Career and College Promise program, we offer several options for high school age students to begin earning college credit while still in high school. This program includes two Early College high schools, as well as dual enrollment classes for eligible high school juniors and seniors. 

Early College

Richmond Early College High School (REaCH) and Scotland Early College High School (SEarCH) are Richmond Community College’s two Early Colleges and are based in Hamlet and Laurinburg, respectively.
Prospective students apply for enrollment during their eighth grade year, and if selected, they have an opportunity to graduate from the program with a high school diploma and two years of college credit. Students begin taking college courses along with high school courses beginning their ninth grade year. The Early College program targets first-generation college students, as well as students for whom the cost of college is prohibitive. The selection criteria and processes are controlled by the local school system, not Richmond Community College.

Dual Enrollment

Richmond Community College’s dual enrollment program, Career and College Promise (CCP), is open to high school age students upon completion of their 10th grade year.
To enroll in the dual enrollment program, students must complete a Richmond Community College student application, as well as pass portions of a placement test to take certain classes. Some standardized test scores may also be used in place of the placement test.
Students taking dual enrollment courses work with their high school counselor and RichmondCC representative to determine which course(s) they are interested in. They have the option of courses in RichmondCC’s certificate, diploma and degree programs, as well as courses to transfer to a four-year college or university.



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1. College Transfer Pathways

The ‎College Transfer Pathways are designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin the pathway towards a baccalaureate degree. All college credits will transfer seamlessly to any public or participating private college or university.

Do I qualify for the College Transfer Pathway?

Steps to Enrollment for College Transfer Pathway

2. Career & Technical Education Pathways

The Career and Technical Education Pathways are programs of study to provide expanded opportunities for eligible high school students to participate in career and technical education tuition free courses and to expose students to a variety of high-skill career options. Pathways include:


Business Administration

Criminal Justice - Corrections

Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement


Computer Engineering Technology

Computer Information Technology

Computer Integrated Machining

Dialysis Technology

Early Childhood Education

Electrical Systems Technology

Electronics Engineering Technology

Electric Utility Substation and Relay Technology

Healthcare Business Informatics

Healthcare Management Technology

Health Information Technology

Human Services - At Risk

Human Services - Social Gerontology

HVAC - Air Conditioning

HVAC - Heating

Industrial Systems Technology

Mechanical Engineering Technology


Office Administration



For additional information, contact:
Kary Edmondson (910) 410-1928
Leighton Bell (910) 410-1775
Crystal Collins (910) 277-3964
Brent Ritter (910) 410-1762

Fall 2016 CCP Orientation

Scotland High School

Richmond Senior High School