Career Pathways for High School Students
If you are a high school student you may be eligible to take focused courses in your field of study that can be applied toward an associate degree at JCCC and toward a bachelor's degree.
This program promotes the coordination of high school and postsecondary career programs, including advanced standing college credit options.
How to get credit for high school career and technical education courses:
Step 1: Do you attend school in any of the districts listed below?
Step 2: If so, complete and return (via email or USPS) an Advanced Standing Credit Application. Our Career Pathways office will be in touch to answer any questions you may have.
- Baldwin City
- Blue Valley
- De Soto
- OATC (Millcreek)
- Shawnee Mission
- Spring Hill
How Career Pathways Works
Kansas Career Fields and Clusters Model (PDF) - graphical representation of career pathways.
Beginning in high school, you'll take a focused course of study including mathematics, science, technology, communication, workplace skills and career development. The courses are designed and delivered in ways that emphasize application of knowledge and assessment by performance.
You will have the opportunity to:
- Develop a career plan
- Identify an educational plan to reach career goals
- Learn to adapt to workplace changes
- Increase options to continue your education or enter the workforce with marketable skills
- Take sequenced courses that build higher level skills
- Get an early start on a college certificate or associate's degree
- Become better prepared for the workplace of the 21st century
- Apply for advanced standing credit at JCCC
After graduation from high school, you can continue studying in your chosen field by pursuing an associate's degree at JCCC or a bachelor's degree at a four year institution. After completing an associate's degree, you can continue your education at a four year school or enter the work force.
JCCC Programs of Study - a list of career programs offered at JCCC as part of Career Pathways.
KansasWorks - search for career and technical training opportunities offered by Kansas public education institutions.