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What is a Career Pathway?
What is a career pathway?

A career pathway is an educational road map outlining an aligned sequence of courses that prepares students for college and career transition in a specific industry area. A career pathway leads to multiple options for students such as early college credit beginning in high school, industry certification requirements, certificate or associate degrees, employment, and in some cases preparation for transfer to a university.

Here's how:
  1. Work closely with your college counselor to develop an Educational Plan.

  2. Find out about transfer options to 4-year universities by consulting with College Transfer Centers or a college counselor.
Each career pathway leads you to employment. This sample follows from high school courses transferring to college credit toward a certificate or associate degree. Available transfer information is listed and then finally employment options.
Career Pathways
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