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    • CMS students between 16-17 years of age must be withdrawn from CMS for four months before they can enroll.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?

  • The information sessions schedule for 2109 will be posted soon.   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.