Program ‘Promises’ to Bring Students Out to SCC

[Clinton, N.C.] – Sampson Community College held its Career and College Promise (CCP) fall semester orientation this week to local high school students. The popular CCP program provides high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to get a tuition-free head start on a two-year or four-year degree while still in high school. The college held two sessions, one for returning students, and one for new students.

program ‘Promises_ to Bring Students Out to SCCPHOTO: Career and College Promise is growing in popularity among high school students and their parents.

“With CCP, these students can earn college credit while still in high school,” says Perry Gillespie, who administers the program for the college. “Students are dually enrolled in their high school and SCC which allows them to receive both high school and college credit for courses taken through the program.” At orientation, students participate in everything from getting college identification, parking passes, class schedules, and sitting through the orientation itself. This will be, by far, the biggest CCP class in SCC history.

The number of students registering for CCP this week is about 500, which nearly triples the amount of students registering last fall. This past summer, SCC had twice as many students registered for it than last summer. “Word is getting out that this is the way to go if you really want to save money and get a jump on starting college,” says Gillespie. “This, of course, affords the opportunity to get a head start on a career as well.” For information about the CCP program, contact Gillespie directly at 910.900.4084 or


About Sampson Community College:  Sampson Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College System, located in Clinton, NC in Sampson County. The college offers many programs to include two-year degrees, college transfer, continuing education and workforce development options and early college education.