Pathways to Careers

PathwaysAre you ready for an exciting career but your lack of a high school diploma is holding you back?  It's time to jump start your career!

Pathways to Careers can make it happen!

  • Earn your high school diploma while you complete a job training program in a high demand field at the same time!
  • Receive up to 12 hours of tuition-free college credit!
  • Gain valuable resume and interviewing skills!
  • Tuition may be waived for eligible students!
  • Pathways advisors will help you select the training program that matches your interests and needs.

Want to learn more?  Click on the questions below.

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Who can enroll in Pathways?

  • Must be 16 years of age and older, no longer enrolled in public/private school, and lack a high school diploma
    • CMS students between 16-17 years of age must be withdrawn from CMS for four months before they can enroll.  Click here for pre-enrollment forms for minors.
  • For the majority of training programs, students must score at a high school level on the placement tests.  Students scoring below a high school level will be placed in pre-requisite classes to prepare for enrollment in Pathways.
  • Students who already possess a high school diploma may be eligible to enroll in Pathways if scholarship funding is available.


What training is available?

  • Free GED®, HiSET® and Adult High School instruction
  • Resume and interviewing skills
  • CompTIA IT Computer Certification A+
  • Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration
  • Computer Integrated Machining
  • Construction
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Housekeeping
  • Office Administration
  • Welding Technology


What does it cost?

  • All GED®, HiSET® and Adult High School instruction is free.  GED® and HiSET® testing fees range from $50 - $80 but test vouchers may be available to offset those costs.
  • GED®, HiSET®  and Adult High School students receive tuition waivers for up to 12 credit hours for their occupational training programs.  Scholarships may be available to cover books and fees; however, these may be costs the student will need to cover if scholarships are not available.


How long will it take?

  • The majority of occupational training programs are 16 weeks or less.  Click here for a list of programs.
  • Most Pathways programs require full-time attendance.  A typical weekly schedule would include four days/week from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.
  • While you take your occupational training classes, you will also be co-enrolled in your GED®, HiSET® or Adult High School classes as well as work readiness courses.


How do I enroll?

  • For 2018, information sessions are on Wednesdays: March 21st, April 11th,  May 9th, June 20th, July 18th, August 1st, September 12th, October 10th, November 7th, and December 5th from 2PM to 3PM in Worrell 2116.  Please plan to arrive on time.  For more information, call 704.330.2722, ext. 3886.
  • At the end of the information session, you will be given additional information towards taking steps to be considered for a scholarship, i.e. program application, etc.