Articulation Agreement

The North Carolina High School to Community College Articulation Agreement is an agreement between the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the North Carolina Community College System.

The North Carolina High School to Community College Articulation Agreement provides a seamless process that joins secondary and postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study.

This statewide articulation agreement comprises approximately 50 high school CTE courses that match the knowledge and skills taught in similar community college courses. The articulation agreement ensures that if a student is proficient in his/her high school course, the student can receive college credit for that course at any North Carolina community college. This streamlines the student's educational pathway by eliminating the need to take multiple courses with the same learning outcomes.

High School to Community College Articulation Agreement


Through the McDowell Articulation Program (MAP), students may be able to transfer or "articulate" high school Career-Technical Education credits to McDowell Technical Community College. State and local agreements allow graduates from McDowell High School to simply request credit using an Articulation Form (found at the bottom of this page.) The form requires students to provide CTE post-assessment scores and final grades for Career-Technical Education credits. To receive articulated credit, students must enroll in the community college within two years of their high school graduation date. The Transfer Credit Guide below outlines the courses that articulate between McDowell High School and McDowell Technical Community College.



How do I transfer to a UNC Campus from an NC Community College?

The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) is a statewide agreement governing the transfer of credits between NC community colleges and NC public universities.