COLLEGE AND CAREER PATHWAYS PROGRAM (CCP)
The CCP Program is a regionally recognized option that enables students to receive community college credit while completing high school courses. The CCP Program is offered in various career cluster areas for students who wish to pursue coursework directly related to a specific career pathway. This program provides the benefit of earning community college credits in select career and technical education courses through a partnership with the community college system. West Hartford Public Schools is aligned with Capital Community College (CCC), but because the CCP Program is a regional program out-of-state universities and private colleges may also accept CCP Program credit. The purpose of this program is to encourage students to continue their post-secondary education while concentrating on a specific pathway interest. There is no fee required for participation and students do not have to attend CCC during their enrollment in the CCP Program. Upon completion of a CCP course or courses, students may request an official transcript directly from Capital Community College.
Students enrolled in this program are required to specialize in a technical area and take at least one course in that technical area.
Technical Course Areas
Choose one option from the 2 pathway areas:
1. Business & Finance course option (refer to the Business & Finance section of this booklet)
- Financial Literacy
- Sports & Entertainment Marketing
- Entrepreneurship - Intro to Business (*new to the CCP program)
2. Technology & Engineering course option (refer to the Technology & Engineering section)
- Game & Web Design
The following courses are also eligible for College Career Pathways credit, but must be accompanied by a CTE technical course during grades 10-12:
- Algebra II (L1 or L2 only)
- Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles
In order to register for the College Career Pathways Program students should:
be in their sophomore, junior or senior years, as only enrolled 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students are eligible to earn community college credit for approved CCP courses
meet with their school counselor to plan their CCP Program
enroll in at least one of the technical courses listed in your sophomore, junior or senior year
complete the online enrollment form by October 8th using the CCP Enrollment Form Link
Note, starting in 2021-22 ALL students will now need to enroll in the program each year. Therefore, all students regardless of if they have registered previously or not, are required to fill out the online enrollment form by October 8th in order to qualify for the CCP Program. While this is an unfortunate shift, it was a decision made by the State's Board of Regents so all community colleges within the CCP program need to abide by this rule.