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 may request these college credits on the Career Pathways website upon enrollment at Valencia.  Students are eligible to receive Career Pathways credits after high school graduation and upon completion of one Valencia course.  Students may enroll at Valencia as early as Summer Term B, which begins following high school graduation. Students may claim Career Pathways credits at Valencia up to 24 months after 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