Skip to main content

High School Articulation Agreement

default header image

Articulation Agreement

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the North Carolina Community College System have a statewide Articulation Agreement through which students may be eligible for college credit following completion of the specified Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses in high school. Because the learning outcomes are the same for the courses, the students’ educational pathways are streamlined — the CTE courses on the list which are taken in high school don’t need to be repeated in the community college. To receive the articulated credit, students must enroll at the community college within two years of their high school graduation date, and must meet the following criteria:

  • Earn a final grade of a “B” or higher for the course
  • Get a final score of 93 or higher on a standardized CTE post-assessment

Articulated Course List

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the North Carolina Community College System developed the list below of courses that can articulate from High School to Community Colleges for credit.

To receive articulated credit, students shall complete the High School course with a grade of “B” or higher, pass the post-assessment with a score of 93 percent or higher, and enroll in a community college within two years of high school graduation.

The following are the course matches that are part of the statewide articulation agreement.

High School
Program Area
High School
Course Number and Title
Matches Community College
Course Number and Title
COA’s Course Number and Title
Agricultural Education AS32 Agricultural Mechanics II = WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes
or
AGR 111 Basic Farm Maintenance
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes
Agricultural Education AA22 Animal Science II = ANS 110 Animal Science n/a
Agricultural Education AP41 Horticulture I = HOR 150 Intro to Horticulture n/a
Agricultural Education AP44 Horticulture II Landscaping = HOR 114 Landscaping Construction
or
LSG 111 Basic Landscaping Technique
n/a
Business and Information Technology Education BA10 Accounting I = ACC 115 College Accounting
or
ACC 118 Accounting Fundamentals I
ACC 115 College Accounting
(2017 – 2018 only)
Business and Information Technology Education BA20 Accounting II = ACC 115 College Accounting
or
ACC 118 Accounting Fundamentals I
or
ACC 119 Accounting Fundamentals II
n/a
Business and Information Technology Education BP12 Computer Programming II = CSC 153 C# Programming n/a
Business and Information Technology Education BM10 Microsoft Word And Powerpoint = CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy
or
CIS 124 DTP Graphics Software
or
OST 136 Word Processing
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy
or
OST 136 Word Processing
Business and Information Technology Education BM10 Microsoft Word And Powerpoint and BM20 Microsoft Excel and Access = OST 137 Office Software Applications n/a
Business and Information BM20 Microsoft Excel and Access = CTS 130 Spreadsheet CTS 130 Spreadsheet

Last updated: March 12, 2018