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 â€œCâ€? 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 www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf. 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.
DONâ€™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.
PICK YOUR PATHWAY
Career Pathways are available in the following cluster areas for Orange and Osceola District school students: CAREER PATHWAYS CAREER CLUSTERS
RELATED VALENCIA A.S. DEGREE/CERTIFICATE AREAS
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
Hospitality and Tourism
Hospitality and Culinary
Law, Public Safety and Security
Criminal Justice & Paralegal Studies
Education and Training; Energy; Human Services; Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Industrial Management Technology
SAVE TIME AND MONEY ON A COLLEGE DEGREE.
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 valenciacollege.edu/careerpathways
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