N.C. county to grow career tech offerings with Richmond Community College

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Scotland County Board of Education approved a dramatic remodeling of Scotland High School’s career and technical education program on Monday night, with a memorandum of agreement with Richmond Community College for that institution to take over instruction for the bulk of the high school’s vocational and technical classes.

In the upcoming school year, Scotland High will go from offering one on-campus, college credit earning course — welding — to 25, in fields including accounting, business administration, information technology, and mechanical and electronics engineering.

“The benefits of that program were that students were able to take a college course on the high school campus in one class period, earning two college credits tuition-free,” said system CTE director Camille Goins.

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