* Programs marked as "Full for 2014-2015" or "Canceled for 2014-2015" no longer have seats available in the High School Connections sections, which are limited to high school students only and follow the CCS calendar for start dates and holidays.

Mature students wishing to pursue classes in these programs may still do so, but they will be enrolled into the regular FTCC sections with adult students and will follow the FTCC calendar.

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College Transfer Pathways
 
College Transfer Pathway: Associate in Arts
This pathway is designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin study toward the Associate in Arts degree and a baccalaureate in a non-STEM major.
 
College Transfer Pathway: Associate in Science
This pathway is designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin study toward the Associate in Science degree and a baccalaureate degree in a STEM or technical major. 
 
Career and Technical Education Pathways       
 
Accounting C25100H1
This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and the skills that form the foundation for accounting. Using the "language of business", accountants assemble, analyze, process, and communicate essential information about financial operations.
 
Automotive Suspension, Brakes, and Heating A/C Certificate C60160H1
This program is designed to prepare moderately experienced automotive mechanics to take ASE certification exams in three areas. The certification areas include: A4-Suspension and Steering; A5-Brakes; and A7-Heating and Air Conditioning. 
 
Basic A/C Heating and Refrigeration Certificate C35100H1
This program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions in the air conditioning, heating & refrigeration field. Courses include basic hands-on training in the installation, maintenance and repair of residential heating and air conditioning equipment. 
 
Basic Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology (Two Year Program) C60130H1
This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as helpers in the auto body repair industry.  Instruction will include hands-on repairs in areas of non-structural and structural damage, plastics and adhesives, refinishing. 
 
Basic Computer-Integrated Machining (Two Year Program) C50210H1Canceled for 2014-2015
This program is designed to develop fundamental skills in the operation of machine tools including drilling, turning, milling, grinding. basic measuring, layout, and blueprint reading.  Students will be prepared for employment as entry-level machine operators or machinist apprentices. 
 
Basic Horticulture C1524AH1
This program is designed to give students an introduction to the broad field of horticulture. Emphasis is placed on instruction in plant science, landscape management and irrigation, plant materials, pest management and plant propagation.
 
Basic Plumbing C35300H1
This program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions in plumbing. Course work includes fundamental practices in plumbing assembly and repair and in basic plumbing codes. 
 
Basic Welding Technology C50420H1
This program is designed to give individuals the opportunity to acquire fundamental skills in welding. Coursework includes electrode welding and cutting processes and welding symbols and specifications. 
 
Building Construction Technology C35140H1 (Two Year Program)Canceled for 2014-2015
Building Construction Technology is designed to provide students with an introduction to the building construction industry. Coursework includes basic construction concepts such as general construction, blueprint reading, and building codes.
 
Business Foundations C25120H1
This program is designed to teach students basic business principles. The certificate emphasizes business concepts from an individual, business, and national perspective. 
 
Computer Information Technology/Hardware and Software C25260H1Full for 2014-2015*
This program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level employment with organizations that use computers to process, manage, and communicate information. 
 
Computer Programming/Visual Basic Programming C25130H1 
This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as programmers in Visual BASIC through study and applications in computer concepts, logic, and programming procedures using the Visual BASIC programming language. 
 
Criminal Justice Technology/Intro to Criminal Justice C55180H1Full for 2014-2015*
This program is designed to provide knowledge of criminal justice systems and operations. Study will focus on local, state, and federal law enforcement, judicial process, corrections, and security services. The criminal justice system's role within society will be explored. 
 
Criminal Justice Technology/Latent Evidence C5518AH1Full for 2014-2015*
This program provides an in-depth study of current crime scene processing techniques and procedures. Topics include fingerprint classification, identification, and chemical development. This program prepares the student in the basic skills required for entry-level employment as a crime scene investigator. 
 
Demi-Chef C55150H1
This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the catering and cold foods display fields.  Students will learn basic cookery and cold food preparation concepts and techniques. 
 
Emergency Medical Science C45340H1
This program prepares students with the entry-level skills of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Basic. Students may be eligible to apply for both the state and national certification exams as an EMT-Basic. 
 
Fire Protection Technology C55240H1
This program provides an in-depth study of fire protection and prepares students for entry level positions in the fire protection industry. 
 
Graphic Design Basics C30100H1Full for 2014-2015*
This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the graphic design profession.  Students will learn design, advertising, illustration, and digital and multimedia preparation of printed and electronic promotional materials. 
 
Green Sustainable Architecture C40100H1
This program introduces the concepts and principles related to green site development and architectural design. Students receive instruction in construction document preparation, materials and methods, environmental and structural systems, computer applications, and complete a design project. 
 
Infant/Toddler Care C55290H1
This program prepares students to work with children from infancy to three years of age in diverse learning environments.  Students will combine learned theories, competency-based knowledge, and practice in actual settings with infants and toddlers. 
 
Manicuring/Nail Technology C55400H1Canceled for 2014-2015
This program provides competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the nail technology industry.  Graduates will be prepared to pass the NC Cosmetology State Board Licensing Exam to be licensed and qualify for employment in beauty and nail salons.
 
Medical Coding and Billing C25310H1Full for 2014-2015*
This program prepares students for employment in a medical office or other healthcare related business.  Students will learn accurate coding processes and develop skills applicable in the medical coding and billing field. 
 
Nursing Assistant C45480H1Full for 2014-2015*
This program prepares individuals to work under the supervision of licensed health care professionals in performing nursing care and services for persons of all ages. Graduates of this curriculum may be eligible to be listed on the registry as a Nursing Assistant I and Nursing Assistant II.
 
Office Assistant C25370H1
This program is designed to give individuals the opportunity to acquire basic skills necessary for entry-level employment in today's modern office. Topics covered include keyboarding, records management, word processing, and office software applications. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to use these basic skills for entry-level employment.
 
Simulation and Game Development C25450H1Full for 2014-2015*
This program introduces students to the skills they would need for entry-level positions in the field.  Students will learn about designing simulation, game programming, and 3D modeling. 
 
Social Media C25290H1
This program introduces students to the skills needed to take advantage of the various social media outlets available.  Students will learn about designing/developing web pages, using social media for marketing purposes, creating a social media identity, and creating a project that uses many aspects of social media.