Career Pathways

Explore career fields while in high school

Career Pathways are partnerships between your high school and the college that provide juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore career fields in greater depth and precision while still in high school. CCC has designed 13 Career Pathways to prepare you for high-skilled careers in high demand.

You are engaged in areas of interest and college-level coursework. These programs provide flexibility for you to earn college credit while attending high school. You may receive both high school and college credit when taking program courses. CCC credits will apply toward a certificate, a diploma, and an associate degree. 

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 Agriculture Technology

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, Steering, Suspension, and Tire Balancing I

Business Administration, Accounting & Logistics

Social Media

BTEC 2100 - Social Media Analytics

BTEC 2510 - Social Media Planning

BSAD 2590 - Digital Marketing

MART 2020 - Social Media Communication

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

Construction Technology

Residential Framing

CNST 1200 - Construction Safety

CNST 1400 - Residential Components

CNST 1500 - Residential Framing

CNST 1600 - Residential Exteriors

CNST 1700 - Residential Interiors

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

CRIM 1010 - Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRIM 1020 - Introduction to Corrections

CRIM 1030 - Courts and the Judicial Process

CRIM 2030 - Police & Society

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 - Introduction to Sociology

HLTH 1200 - Nursing Assistant

Information Technology

Information Technology and Systems Concepts

INFO 1100 - Intro to Information Technology and Systems

INFO 1600 - IT Support

INFO 1670 - IT Essentials

Select course elective: Three credits from INFO 


Industrial Technology

INDT 1100 - Concepts of Electronics I

INDT 1170 - Fluid Power Fundamentals

INDT 1180 - Fundamentals of Mechanical Systems

INDT 1220 - Control Systems

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 1320 - Cutting

WELD 1450 - Gas Metal Arc Welding I

Select course elective: Four credits from

WELD 1300 Oxyacetylene Welding I 

WELD 1460 Gas Metal Arc Welding II 

WELD 2480 Flux-Cored & Submerged Arc Welding 

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 off-site location for instruction.

What will this cost me?

CCC offers Early College students affordable tuition rates. Students may have access to scholarships or other funding sources. 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?

Students may receive both high school and college credit when taking program courses, saving you time and money. Career Pathways provides students with the advantages of learning about career fields in greater depth and precision and introducing students to higher-level coursework that promotes responsibility and creates opportunities and develops skills necessary for future success.

Transition Advantage Scholarship

Students who have completed 12 credit hours from CCC while in high school will receive an honor cord and be eligible to apply for a CCC Transition Advantage Scholarship. This tuition scholarship will fund up to 12 credit hours, split over two semesters for full-time students enrolling at CCC within 12 months after graduating from high school. 

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