Welcome to the NC AHEC Health Careers Passport Program!


The NC AHEC Program was established to meet the state’s work and workforce needs by creating a pipeline for students across North Carolina to become academically prepared for a career in health care. We are also navigators who engage, educate, and provide exploration opportunities to pre-college students, parents, educators, and community to the many careers in the health care workforce.

By participating in the NC AHEC Passport Program, you have a unique opportunity to gain academic and enrichment hours towards a Certificate of Completion that is recognized by academic institutions and employers in North Carolina that sets you apart from other students in an increasingly competitive environment. The Passport Curriculum offers you the chance to document and collectively report all the health science, community service, and leadership activities you participate in as early as 8th grade.

To activate this passport, please contact and gain prior approval from your region’s AHEC Health Careers Director. Your Health Careers Director will be your tour guide to determine the best way to begin your journey through the Health Careers Programs offered by NC AHEC. Click the AHEC region below that serves your county:

Area L AHEC – Serving Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton, and Wilson counties.
Charlotte AHEC – Serving Anson, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Stanly, and Union counties.
Eastern AHEC – Serving Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Greene, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, and Wayne counties.
Greensboro AHEC – Serving Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Guilford, Montgomery, Orange, Randolph,and Rockingham counties.
Mountain AHEC – Serving Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties.
Northwest AHEC – Serving Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Rowan, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin counties.
South East AHEC – Serving Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, Pender, and New Hanover counties.
Southern Regional AHEC – Serving Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland counties.
Wake AHEC – Serving Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Lee, Person, Vance, Wake, and Warren counties.
Duke AHEC – Serving Durham county.