Take college-level courses with us — on campus or virtual — and earn credits toward a degree of your choice*.

$0 Tuition Cost

You must be an Atrium Health teammate and earn less than $55,000 to apply to this program. Teammates will use their $1,500 Educational Assistance (EdAssist) benefit. If you earn less than $55,000, you will be provided a “letter of credit” to Cabarrus College, so you don’t have to worry about getting reimbursed. 

Take up to 12 credit hours (usually four classes) as a non-degree student with a tuition rate of
$80/credit hour. At this rate, you will still have EdAssist dollars left for books.

12 College Credits Toward a Certificate or Degree

Successfully complete up to four courses as a non-degree student and earn 12 credits toward one of more than 10 degrees in nursing or health sciences at Cabarrus College*.

Course Selection

View the class schedules for a complete list of available courses.


Courses are offered in various formats, including in-person, online, and hybrid (both in-person and online).

Our Professors Speak from Experience

Sit in the same classes with all other Cabarrus College students and be taught by the same passionate professors. Most of our faculty come to Cabarrus College with exceptional experience in their fields. When they teach, it comes from the heart — and from experience.


Spark students have access to student support services, such as tutoring, advising, student activities and more, just like every other Cabarrus College student.

Please complete the Registration Form and email a copy to Registrar@CabarrusCollege.edu.

View printable PDF.  

*Participation in the Spark program and/or completion of courses does not guarantee admission into an academic program – see Terms and Conditions.