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 or by completing industry certification exams. The Career Pathways consortium partnership helps prepare students for college and employment in selected programs developed around twelve 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. Career Pathways programs link high school studies to certificate and A.S. degree programs at Valencia. Credits earned through Career Pathways can lead to a two-year certificate, an associate's degree, or a bachelor's degree.
High school graduates with eligible Career Pathways credits may request these college credits at 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 valenciacollege.edu/careerpathways.
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
Engineering & Technology Education
- Health Science
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Information Technology
- Law, Public Safety, and Security
- Marketing, Sales and Service