2012 Articulation Agreement

NOTE: This list of articulated courses is for high school courses that began on July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2017. Before then, the 2005 articulation agreement was in effect. After that time period, the 2017 articulation agreement was in effect

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.

Process to Document and Award Credit

To receive articulated credit, students must enroll at the community college within two years of their high school graduation date and meet the following criteria:

  • Final grade of B or higher in the course and
  • A score of 93 or higher on the standardized CTE postassessment

High school students who enroll in a Career and College Promise pathway may earn articulated college credit as described in this agreement while enrolled in high school, if the CTE articulated college credit is part of their Career and College Promise pathway.

Community college officials verify eligibility and acceptance of articulated courses listed on the high school transcript. Students may be asked to submit supporting documentation and/or demonstrate proficiency to receive credit. Colleges must follow the criteria of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges in awarding credit.

Course Match List

Following are the course matches that are part of the statewide articulation agreement.

High School Program Area High School Course Number & Title   Community College Course Number & Title Notes
Agricultural EducationAS32 (6832) Agricultural Mechanics II= WLD-112 Basic Welding Processes OR
AGR-111 Basic Farm Maintenance
Agricultural EducationAA22 (6822) Animal Science II=ANS-110 Animal Science
Agricultural EducationAP41 (6841) Horticulture I=HOR-150 Intro to Horticulture
Agricultural EducationAP44 (6882) Horticulture II - Landscaping=HOR-114 Landscaping Construction OR
LSG-111 Basic Landscaping Technique
Business and Information Technology EducationBA10 (6311) Accounting I=ACC-115 College Accounting OR
ACC-118 Accounting Fundamentals I
Business and Information Technology EducationBA20 (6312) Accounting II=ACC-115 College Accounting OR
ACC-118 Accounting Fundamentals I OR
ACC-119 Accounting Fundamentals II
Business and Information Technology EducationBM10 (6417) Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Publisher=CIS-111 Basic PC Literacy OR
CIS-124 DTP Graphics Software OR
OST-136 Word Processing
Business and Information Technology EducationBD10 (6414) Multimedia and Webpage Design=WEB-110 Internet/Web Fundamentals OR
WEB-120 Intro Internet Multimedia
Business and Information Technology EducationBN20 (6341) Network Administration I=NET-110 Data Comm/Networking OR
NOS-110 Operating Sys. Concepts
Business and Information Technology EducationBN22 (6342) Network Administration II=NET-110 Data Comm/Networking AND
NOS-230 Windows Admin I
Business and Information Technology EducationBF05 (8726) Personal Finance=BUS-125 Personal Finance
Family and Consumer Science EducationFE11 (7111) Early Childhood Education I AND
FE12 (7112) Early Childhood Education II
=EDU-119 Intro to Early Childhood Education
Family and Consumer Science EducationFN41 (7045) Foods I AND
FN42 (7046) Foods II - Enterprise
=CUL-112 Nutrition for Food Service
Family and Consumer Science EducationFN42 (7046) Foods II - Enterprise AND
__ ServSafe certification
=CUL-110 Sanitation & Safety AND
CUL-110A Sanitation & Safety Lab
Family and Consumer Science EducationFN43 (7075) Foods II - Technology=CUL-150 Food Science AND
CUL-150A Food Science Lab
Health Science EducationHU40 (7240) Health Science I=MED-121 Medical Terminology I AND
MED-122 Medical Terminology II
Health Science EducationHU42 (7242) Health Science II=HSC-110 Orientation to Health Careers AND
MED-180 CPR Certification)
Health Science EducationHN43 (7243) Nursing Fundamentals=NAS-101 Nursing Assistant I
Health Science EducationHH32 (7232) Pharmacy Technician=PHM-110 Introduction to Pharmacy
Marketing EducationME11 (8716) Entrepreneurship I=ETR-210 Intro to Entrepreneurship
Marketing EducationMM51 (6621) Marketing=ETR-230 Entrepreneur Marketing OR
MKT-110 Principles of Fashion OR
MKT-120 Principles of Marketing
Trade and Industrial EducationIA32 (7936) Advanced Digital Media=DME-115 Graphic Design Tools OR
DME-120 Intro to Multimedia Appl.
Trade and Industrial EducationIT12 (7512) Automotive Brakes=AUT-151 Brake Systems
Trade and Industrial EducationIT14 (7514) Automotive Electrical AND
IT15 (7515) Automotive Electrical Advanced
=AUT-161 Basic Auto Electricity
Trade and Industrial EducationIT16 (7511) Automotive Service=AUT-110 Intro to Auto Technology
Trade and Industrial EducationIM21 (7621) Cabinetmaking I AND
IM22 (7622) Cabinetmaking II
=CAB-111 Cabinetmaking I
Trade and Industrial EducationIC21 (7721) Carpentry I=CAR-110 Intro to Carpentry OR
WOL-110 Basic Construction Skills OR
CST-110 Intro to Construction
Trade and Industrial EducationIC22 (7722) Carpentry II=CST-111 Construction I
Trade and Industrial EducationIC23 (7723) Carpentry III=CST-112 Construction IIMust receive credit for CST-111 before receiving credit for CST-112
Trade and Industrial EducationIC?? (7724) Carpentry IV=CST-113 Construction IIIMust receive credit for CST-112 before receiving credit for CST-113
Trade and Industrial EducationII21 (7991) Computer Engineering Technology I=CTS-120 Hardware/Software Support
Trade and Industrial EducationII22 (7992) Computer Engineering Technology II=CTS-220 Adv Hard/Software SupportMust receive credit for CTS-120 before receiving credit for CTS-220
Trade and Industrial EducationIA31 (7935) Digital Media=DME-110 Intro to Digital Media
Trade and Industrial EducationIC61 (7921) Drafting I AND
IC62 (7962) Drafting II - Architectural
=DFT-115 Architectural Drafting OR
DFT-119 Basic CAD OR
ARC-114 Architectural CAD
Trade and Industrial EducationIC61 (7921) Drafting I AND
IV22 (7972) Drafting II - Engineering
=DFT-151 CAD I
Trade and Industrial EducationIC61 (7921) Drafting I=DFT-111 Technical Drafting I AND
DFT-111A Technical Drafting I Lab
Trade and Industrial EducationIV23 (7973) Drafting III - Engineering=DFT-112 Technical Drafting II AND
DFT-112A Technical Drafting II Lab
Must receive credit for DFT-111 before receiving credit for DFT-112
Trade and Industrial EducationIC41 (7741) Electrical Trades I AND
IC42 (7742) Electrical Trades II
=ELC-113 Basic Wiring I
Trade and Industrial EducationIM31 (7631) Electronics I AND
IM32 (7632) Electronics II
=ELC-112 DC/AC Electricity AND
(ELC-126 Electrical Computations OR
EGR-131 Intro to Electronics Tech)
Trade and Industrial EducationIC12 (7712) Masonry II=MAS-110 Masonry I
Trade and Industrial EducationIC13 (7713) Masonry III=MAS-110 Masonry I
Trade and Industrial EducationIC?? (7714) Masonry IV=MAS-110 Masonry I
Trade and Industrial EducationIM41 (7641) Metals Manufacturing Technology I AND
IM42 (7642) Metals Manufacturing Technology II
=BPR-111 Blueprint Reading AND
MAC-111 Machining Technology I AND
MAC-151 Machining Calculations
Trade and Industrial EducationII11 (7980) Network Engineering Technology I=NET-125 Networking Basics OR
NET-110 Networking Concepts
Trade and Industrial EducationII12 (7981) Network Engineering Technology II=NET-125 Networking Basics OR
NET-126 Routing Basics
Trade and Industrial EducationIM61 (7661) Welding Technology I=WLD-110 Cutting Processes
Trade and Industrial EducationIM62 (7662) Welding Technology II=WLD-121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate
Trade and Industrial EducationIM63 (7663) Welding Technology III=WLD-122 GMAW (MIG) Plate/PipeMust receive credit for WLD-121 before receiving credit for WLD-122


NOTE: In some cases students must show proficiency in multiple courses in order to receive articulated credit. In some cases, there are options. Be sure to pay attention to the AND and OR statements.

Last modified: Friday, 21 July 2017, 7:47 AM