Career & College Promise:
Technical Career Path

Career & College Promise: Technical Career Path offers high school students the opportunity to earn tuition-free course credits at Forsyth Tech toward a job credential, certificate or diploma in a technical career. Listed below are the certificate and diploma pathways available. Students must select one pathway and can only register for courses in that pathway.
Changing of pathways is generally not permitted.

Business and Information Technologies:

Engineering Technologies:

Humanities and Social Sciences:

Math, Science & Technologies:


  • Be a high school junior or senior at least 15 years of age.
  • Have a weighted GPA of 3.0 on all high school classes, or recommendation for consideration by principal or his/her designee.
  • Must meet prerequisites for the courses in which the student is enrolling.
  • Demonstrate college readiness on an assessment/placement test for the courses in which the student is enrolling.  Plan Scores will also be recognized at Forsyth Tech. To meet course prerequisites, students may be allowed only one retest with appropriate approval
  • Courses taken at Forsyth Tech can be used for granting Articulated Credit at the high school level with Honors Credit status.
  • All students must enroll and register in the Office of Educational Partnerships.

Submit to Office of Educational Partnerships:

  1. Forsyth Tech Application Adobe PDF Icon  – IMPORTANT: This cannot be completed online. We currently are not accepting applications through It must be a written application and must be turned into the Educational Partnerships office in person and be an original.
  2. Permission Form Adobe PDF Icon
  3. FERPA Release Form Adobe PDF Icon
  4. Official transcript
  5. Official test scores
  6. In addition to the above, home school students are required to have notarized transcripts, proof of age (birth certificate or driver’s license), and North Carolina Office of Non-Public Instruction proof of registration.

Maintain eligibility:

  1. Must maintain a 2.0 GPA in all college coursework after completing at least two courses.
  2. Continue enrollment in high school with a minimum halftime enrollment status.


  • Fall 2011 students are grandfathered into the program based on completing fall 2011 courses in good standing academically (2.0 GPA or better).
  • Prior to each semester a calendar will be issued to all counselors and posted on the website of required due dates for applications and registration information.


Tuition is waived for curriculum classes for fall and spring semesters.  Students are responsible for purchasing their books and paying all fees to the college.


Students will adhere to the Forsyth Tech college calendar, which is different than the public schools calendar.

For Additional Information, Please Contact:

Dr. Susan Phelps, Dean of Educational Partnerships, 336.734.7236 or

Mrs. Brenda Peoples, Administrative Assistant, 336.734.7466 or

Mrs. Martha Pearce, Part-time Assistant, 336.734.7379 or