Career Pathways

The Career Pathways program is a partnership between Orange County Public Schools, the School District of Osceola County and Valencia College. By participating in Career Pathways, high school students have the opportunity to earn Valencia College or technical college credits through assessments given during high school. Career Pathways helps prepare students for college and employment in selected programs developed around seventeen different career clusters. These areas of study are both challenging and rewarding and offer students the chance to embrace a concentrated path that leads to specific degree and career goals for today's increasingly competitive workforce.

High school graduates with eligible Career Pathways credits will receive these college credits upon enrollment at Valencia and completion of one Valencia course after high school graduation. Students may enroll at Valencia as early as Summer Term B, which begins following high school graduations. Career Pathways credits may be claimed at Valencia for up to 24 months after a student's high school graduation. For more information, visit

The Career Pathways Career Clusters are:

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources¬†
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology and Communication
  • Business, Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Technology Education

  • Finance
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing, Sales and Service
  • ¬†Transportation, Distribution and Logistics