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iTECH Academy

The i-TECH Academy is a program designed to bring together the best elements of high school, college, and the professional world.

i-TECH students spend 1st and 2nd period taking college classes, tuition-free, as a NC Career and College Promise (CCP) student at Isothermal Community College. Students will then return to their respective county high school for the remainder of their school day. i-TECH students can earn certificates in their designated pathways customized by college faculty and technical standards.

Career exploration

The purpose of Career and College Promise is to offer structured opportunities for qualified high school students to dually enroll in community college courses that provide pathways that lead to a certificate, diploma, degree, or State or industry-recognized credential as well as provide entry-level jobs skills. i-TECH students actively participate in career exploration through CCP in a variety of pathways; such as Agribusiness, Manicuring, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Drafting, Audio/Visual Production, Advertising and Graphics Design, and Industrial Systems. Learning about local opportunities and exploring technical careers is a major focus of the i-TECH Academy. 

  • Students showing off model of a horse
  • Students performing manicures in the cosmetology lab
  • Student working at a computer
  • Student using large milling machine

Want to learn more

Complete college early and get started in a rewarding technical career.

To learn more about the i-TECH Academy and how to attend:

Speak with your high school counselor or Isothermal's CCP advisor


Contact Jared Allen at 828-395-4235 or