Earn College Credit (RACE)

Regional Articulation in Career and Technical Education 

(RACE) Articulation Agreement

While high school can be a big adjustment, approach everything positively.  Instead of just going through the motions, think not only about the present but the future as well.  Whether you choose to attend a community college or four-year university, serve in the armed forces, or enter into the work world, decisions made today will impact your tomorrow.  

One of the ways to accomplish this is by taking advantage of the opportunity to earn articulated college credit while you are in high school.  This is a great way to build a post-secondary transcript.  Credit offered through this RACE agreement may be available at community colleges throughout North Carolina. Locally, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (A-B Tech) and Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) have recognized this program as a seamless transition between high school and college.   


Earning articulated credit is easy!  Here’s how it works.  A student,


  1. Registers for a Career-Technical Education class while in high school;
  2. Earns an 90 or above on the CTE Post Assessment;
  3. Makes a B or better in the class;
  4. And completes an A-B Tech or BRCC application within two years of high school graduation.


It’s that simpleHow is this a benefit?  Consider these scenarios.


Scenarios #1- Just imagine, you are sitting in your Personal Finance class as a freshman, and thinking, “What am I doing in here?”  You could simply do your work and just get by oryou could make a B in the class, score 90 or above on your end of course test, and be eligible for articulated college credit.   (Not only are you gaining a skill, but also you have just saved your parents the cost of one college class.  You do the math!

Scenario #2During your junior year you decide to take Welding I and II at your high school. Again, it’s up to you.  Either sit around and get by or by making a B or better, scoring a 90 or above on your end of course test, you could be eligible for 9 credit hours at a community college.  (Ex. If college tuition for each course costs $76.00 per credit hour and the student earns 9 credit hours, the savings would total around $684.00.) Now that’s a big savings!

 Ask teachers, administrators, counselors or your Career Development Coordinator for more information.  Get in the RACE. 



Classes are eligible for articulation only when the articulation agreement is in place.  STATE AND REGIONAL ARTICULATION- Agriculture Education(IE, no grandfathering past classes)                                                                                                              


Gray shading used throughout the document indicates the courses included in our local RACE agreement.  Courses in white are part  of the statewide agreement.


Upon graduating from high school and enrolling in a North Carolina community college, a college admissions director may reevaluate articulated credit as appropriate for the student’s major. 

Take Advantage of the Opportunity to Earn Articulated College Credit
While You are in High School
State/Local ACRHS CTE Courses College Course and Number
State AS32 Agricultural Mechanics II WLD-112 OR AGR-111 WLD-112 Basic Welding Processes OR AGR-111 Basic Farm Maintenance
Local AS32 Agricultural Mechanics II WLD 110
and WLD 112

A-BTech and BRCC
Cutting Processes and
Basic Welding Processes
Local IT11 Intro. to Automotive Service TRN 110
A-BTech and BRCC
Introduction toTransportationTechnology
State IT16 Automotive Service I AND IT17 Auto Service II AND IT18 Auto Service III TRN-111, AND TRN-112 AND AUT-113 TRN-111 Chassis Maint/Light Repair AND TRN-112 Powertrain Maint/Light Repair AND AUT-113 Automotive Servicing I
Local IT16 Automotive Service I TRN111
A-BTech and BRCC
Chassis Maintenance/Light Repair
Local IT17 Automotive Service II AND IT18 Automotive Service III TRN112
A-BTech and BRCC
Powertrain Maintenance/Light Repair
State IC00 Core and Sustainable Construction WOL - 110 Basic Construction Skills
State IC00 Core & Sustainable Construction AND IC21 Carpentry I CAR-110 OR WOL110 OR CST 110 CAR-110 Intro to Carpentry OR WOL-110 Basic Construction Skills OR CST-110 Intro to Construction
Local IC21 Carpentry I CAR 110* OR WOL 110* OR CST 110*
* no longer offered at A-B Tech
Intro to Carpentry OR
Basic Construction Skills OR Intro to Construction
Local IC00 Core and Sustainable Construction AND IC21 Carpentry I *-Earns a combined average of 90 or above on both CTE Post Assessments and makes a B or better both of the courses CMT 212 Total Safety Performance
Local IC21 Carpentry I* AND IC22 Carpentry II* *-Earns a combined average of 90 or above on both CTE Post Assessments and makes a B or better both of the courses CST111 Construction I
State/Local IC22 Carpentry II CST 111 Construction I
State IC61 Drafting I AND IC62 Drafting II-Architectural DFT-115 OR DFT-119 OR ACR-114 DFT-115 Architectural Drafting OR DFT-119 Basic CAD OR ARC-114 Architectural CAD
State IC61 Drafting I AND IC63 Drafting II-Engineering DFT-151 CAD1
State IC61 Drafting I DFT-111, DFT-111A DFT-111 Technical Drafting I AND DFT-111A Technical Drafting I Lab
Local IC61 Drafting I DFT 151
A-BTech and BRCC
Local IC63 Drafting II Engineering BPR 111 BRCC Blueprint Reading
State IC63 Drafting III - Engineering DFT-112 AND DFT-112A DFT-112 Technical Drafting II AND DFT-112A Technical Drafting II Lab
NOTE: Must receive credit for DFT-111 before receiving credit for DFT-112
Local IC63 Drafting III Engineering BPR 121
A-BTech and BRCC
Blueprint Reading: Mechanical
State/Local FE11 Early Childhood Education I AND FE12 Early Childhood Education II EDU 119 Introduction to Early Child Education
ME11 Entrepreneurship I ETR 210 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Local ME11 Entrepreneurship I ETR 210 And ETR 230
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneur Marketing
State FN41 Foods I AND FN42 Foods II-Enterprise CUL - 112 Nurtrition for Food Service
State FN41 Foods I AND FN42 Foods II - Enterprise OR Introduction to Culinary Arts & Hospitality AND ServSafe certification CUL - 110 AND CUL - 110A Sanitation & Safety & Sanitation & Safety Lab
State HU40 Health Science I MED - 121 AND MED - 122 Medical Terminology I Medical Terminology II
Local HU40 Health Science I MED110
and MED 112
Orientation to Med. Assisting
Orientation to Clinical Setting I
State HU42 Health Science II HSC - 110 AND (HSC - 120 CPR OR MED - 180 CPR Certification) Orientation to Health Careers AND (HSC-120 or MED-180 CPR Certification)
Local HU42 Health Science II MED121
And MED 122
Medical Terminology I Medical Terminology II
State/Local AP41 Horticulture I HOR-150 Introduction to Horticulture
State MM51 Marketing MM51 Marketing ETR-230 Entrepreneur Marketing OR MKT-110 Principles of Fashion OR MKT-120 Principles of Marketing
Local MM51 Marketing ETR 230
Entrepreneur Marketing
State BM10 Microsoft Word/PPT AND BM20 Microsoft Excel/Access OST - 137 Office Software Applications
State/Local BM20 Microsoft Excel and Access CTS 130
A-BTech and BRCC
*Microsoft Certification required for articulation.
State/Local BM10 Microsoft Word and Power Point CIS 111 OR
CIS 124 OR
Basic PC Literacy OR
DTP Graphics Software OR Word Processing
State/Local BD10 Multimedia and Webpage Design WEB 110 OR

WEB 120
Internet/Web Fundamentals OR
Intro Internet Multimedia
State/Local HN43 Nursing Fundamentals NAS 101 Nursing Assistant I
State/Local BF05 Personal Finance BUS 125 Personal Finance
Local MH31 Sports and Entertainment Marketing I AND MH32 Sports & Entertainment Marketing II (Both Combined) MKT 120
And MKT 121

A-BTech and BRCC
Principles of Marketing Retailing (AB TECH ONLY)