Explore areas of career fields while in high school
High school juniors and seniors can participate in Career Pathways. These partnerships between your high school and Central Community College give you the flexibility to earn college credit while attending high school. In fact, you may receive both high school and college credit for taking program courses. CCC credits will apply toward a certificate, diploma and associate degree.
Choose from 11 pathways that give you the opportunity to explore career fields in greater depth and precision and to prepare for high-skill, high-demand careers.
AMDT 1000 - Blueprint Reading
AMDT 1010 - Precision Measurement and Safety
AMDT 1030 - Manual Machining
AMDT 1080 - Introduction to CNC
AGRI 1030 - Intro to Ag and Natural Resources
AGRI 1260 - Intro to Precision Agriculture
AGRI 1310 - Plant Science
AGRI 1350 - Plant Science Lab
AGRI 1700 - Animal Science
AUTO 1000 - Basic Shop Practices
AUTO 1020 - Basic Shop Practices-Fasteners and Job Management
AUTO 1100 - Automotive Electrical Systems I
AUTO 1200 - Manual Transmissions and Clutches
AUTO 1800 - Brakes, Suspension, Alignment and Tire Balancing I
BSAD 1050 - Introduction to Business
BSAD 2520 - Principles of Marketing
BSAD 2540 - Principles of Management
Select course elective: Three credits from ACCT, AGRI, BSAD, BTEC, ENTR or INFO
BTEC 1110 - Computer and Internet Literacy
BTEC 1710 - Word Specialist
BTEC 1720 - Excel Specialist
BTEC 1730 - PowerPoint Specialist
Select course elective – three credits from:
BTEC 1580 - Portable Document Formatting and Forms
BTEC 1700 - OneNote Specialist
BTEC 1740 - Access Specialist
BTEC 1750 - Outlook Specialist
Program courses include three of the four specialist certifications listed.
CNST 1200 - Construction Safety
CNST 1400 - Residential Components
CNST 1500 - Residential Framing
CNST 1600 - Residential Exteriors
CNST 1700 - Residential Interiors
Drafting and Design Technology
DSGN 1020 - CAD Fundamentals
DSGN 1400 - Manufacturing Design Documentation
DSGN 1610 - Architectural Design
Select course elective – three credits from:
DSGN 1200 - Structural Steel Detailing I
DSGN 1430 - Parametric Design: SolidWorks
DSGN 1450 - Parametric Design: Inventor
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I
PSYC 2890 - Developmental Psychology
SOCI 1010 - Intro to Sociology
HLTH 1200 - Nursing Assistant
NUTR 1470 - Nutrition
Information Technology and Systems Concepts
INFO 1100 - Intro to Information Technology and Systems
INFO 1120 - Microcomputer Applications (elective)
INFO 1600 - IT Support
INFO 1670 - IT Essentials
Graphic Arts Basic
MART 1200 - Digital Illustration
MART 1210 - Layout and Design I
MART 1300 - Visual Design I
MART 1360 - Introduction to Graphic Arts
WELD 1250 - Blueprint Reading
WELD 1300 - Oxyacetylene Welding I (elective)
WELD 1320 - Cutting
WELD 1450 - Gas Metal Arc Welding I
WELD 1460 - Gas Metal Arch Welding II (elective)
Career Pathways may be offered at your high school as a partial or full program to prepare you for high-skill careers. In some cases, students may travel to a CCC campus or center or an offsite location for instruction.
What will this cost me?
CCC students have affordable tuition and fees. Students may have access to scholarships and foundation funding. Check with your school counselor or administrator regarding tuition assistance. Students may be responsible for tuition and textbooks.
How will I benefit?
You may receive both high school and college credit when taking program courses, saving you time and money. Career Pathways provides you with the advantages of learning about career fields in greater depth and precision and introducing you to higher-level coursework that promotes responsibility and creates opportunities and develops skills necessary for future success.
Transition Advantage Scholarship
Students who complete 12 credit hours from CCC while in high school will be awarded an honor cord and have the opportunity to apply for CCC's Transition Advantage Scholarship. This scholarship will fund up to 12 credit hours that will be split over two semesters for full-time students enrolling at CCC within 12 months after their high school graduation.
How do I register?
Students will complete an Early College registration form before enrolling in college courses. These forms will be provided by a CCC representative or school counselor. Registered courses will appear on your college transcript. CCC maintains transfer agreements with a number of colleges and has formal transfer agreements with several institutions.
Early College Director
308-398-7581 or 877-222-0780, ext. 7581