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Earn free college credit for high school classes.

Complete a Career Pathways program to get a head start on both a career path and a college degree. HOW IT WORKS

Take these steps to receive college credit for high school courses:


Explore career interests by taking a sequence of Career and Technical Education courses in high school.


Complete the required sequence of high school courses with a “C� or better.


Pass an assessment based on your selected career pathway.


Graduate from high school.


Enroll at Valencia and complete at least one college credit course.


After completing one course at Valencia, your Career Pathways credits will be awarded to your college transcript.


Career Pathways can help you choose a productive, well-paid field and give you a head start on earning credits toward your college degree or certificate. Participating in Career Pathways offers: FREE COLLEGE CREDITS

At Valencia, you do not have to pay for credits that you earn through Career Pathways. ELIGIBILITY FOR A BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP

Career Pathways credits taken in the appropriate sequence help students satisfy requirements for the Bright Futures Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award. For more information, check with your guidance counselor or the Bright Futures website at COLLEGE CREDIT TRANSFERABILITY

In many Associate of Science degrees and college credit certificates, your Career Pathways credits may serve as part of the program requirements or as elective credits. If you earn an Associate in Arts transfer degree, your Career Pathways credits may serve as an elective toward your A.A. degree. NOTE: Program and elective requirements vary by college or university, so please verify the

requirements of each school you are considering.

DON’T LET YOUR EARNED CREDITS EXPIRE! You must enroll at Valencia within 24 months after high school graduation to have your credits applied to your college transcript.


Career Pathways are available in the following cluster areas for Orange and Osceola District school students: CAREER PATHWAYS CAREER CLUSTERS


Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Horticulture and Landscape

Architecture & Construction; Manufacturing; Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Engineering, Architecture & Technology

Arts, AV/Technology and Communication

Arts and Entertainment

Business, Management and Administration; Finance; Government & Public Administration; Marketing, Sales & Service


Health Science


Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality and Culinary

Information Technology

Information Technology

Law, Public Safety and Security

Criminal Justice & Paralegal Studies

Education and Training; Energy; Human Services; Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Industrial Management Technology


Participating in the Career Pathways program at your high school is an excellent way to learn about the career you are interested in while earning free college credit. Once you successfully complete the program, be sure to enroll at Valencia within 24 months after graduating high school to have your credits applied toward your college degree.

To learn more about Career Pathways programs at your school, contact your guidance counselor. To learn how to transfer your credits to Valencia, contact us at 407-582-3489 or

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