Career Pathways

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.

Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology

General Manufacturing

AMDT 1000 - Blueprint Reading

AMDT 1010 - Precision Measurement and Safety

AMDT 1030 - Manual Machining

AMDT 1080 - Introduction to CNC

Agricultural Sciences

Agricultural Concepts

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 

Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

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

Business, Marketing and Management

Business Administration

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

Business Technology

Business Software

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.

Construction Technology

Residential Framing

CNST 1200 - Construction Safety

CNST 1400 - Residential Components

CNST 1500 - Residential Framing

CNST 1600 - Residential Exteriors

CNST 1700 - Residential Interiors

Drafting and Design Technology

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

Health Sciences


ENGL 1010 - English Composition I

PSYC 2890 - Developmental Psychology

SOCI 1010 - Intro to Sociology

HLTH 1200 - Nursing Assistant

NUTR 1470 - Nutrition

Information Technology

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

Media Arts

Graphic Arts Basic

MART 1200 - Digital Illustration

MART 1210 - Layout and Design I

MART 1300 - Visual Design I

MART 1360 - Introduction to Graphic Arts

Welding Technology

Production Welding

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.

Tuition and Fees

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.

Transition Advantage Scholarship

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.


Jamey Peterson-Jones
Early College Director
308-398-7581 or 877-222-0780, ext. 7581