Pathways to Careers
Are 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 with Pathways to Careers through College and Career Readiness. Tuition may be waived for eligible students.
What is Pathways to Careers
Pathways to Careers gives you the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, college credits, and industry credentials:
- Earn your high school diploma while you complete a job training program in a high demand field at the same time — you will be co-enrolled in classes to receive a high school diploma or equivalency.
- Receive up to 12 hours of college credit.
- Gain valuable resume and interviewing skills.
Program advisors will help you select the training program that matches your interests and needs.
Who Can Enroll
To be eligible, you must:
- be 16 years of age and older
- no longer be enrolled in public/private school
- lack a high school diploma
- have a minimum of one year of NC residency
- meet program academic metrics (to be discussed during information session)
For the majority of training programs, you must score at a high school level on the placement tests. If you score below a high school level, you will be placed in pre-requisite courses to prepare for enrollment in Pathways.
If you who already have a high school diploma, you may be eligible to enroll in Pathways if scholarship funding is available. If you earned a high school credential outside the U.S., you might qualify for this scholarship.
Your first step will be to attend an information session. Information sessions are for students who do not have a high school diploma and are interested in getting one. If you are new to Central Piedmont, you must complete program testing before attending an information session. Check our page often for updates on when sessions will be offered. Call us for details.
At the end of the information session, you will be given additional information towards taking steps to be considered for a scholarship, e.g. program application, etc.
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