Career Pathways

Career Pathways, a cooperative effort between Seminole State College and Seminole County Public Schools, allows students to prepare for college and a career.

The pathways are available in more than a dozen high school disciplines and are tied to career programs at Seminole State. Depending on the specific career path, students can earn up to 12 college credits for high school work, a savings of up to $1,000.

In addition, many Career Pathways programs prepare students specifically for the Bright Futures Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award.

How Does Career Pathways Work?

Download the Request for Career Pathways Credit form to have your college credits posted to your transcript.

Steps to receive college credit for high school courses:

  • Explore career interests by taking a sequence of Career and Technical Education courses in high school.
  • Complete the required sequence of high school courses with at least a "B" average in these courses.
  • Pass an assessment based on your selected career pathway. Tests are usually administered in April or May of each year.
  • Graduate from high school.
  • Enroll at Seminole State and complete at least one college-credit course. Seminole State Dual Enrollment courses do not meet this requirement. (Career Pathways credits may be applied up to 24 months after high school graduation.)
  • Download and complete the Request for Career Pathways Credit form to have the credits posted to your transcript.

Note: Program and elective requirements vary by college or university, so please verify the requirements of each school you're considering.

The Advantages

Career Pathways can help you choose a productive, well-paid field and give you a head start on earning credits toward your degree or certificate.

Participating in Career Pathways offers:

  • Free college credits: At Seminole State, you do not have to pay for credits that you earn through Career Pathways, a savings of up to $1,000, depending on the career pathway.
  • Eligibility for a Bright Futures Scholarship: Career Pathways credits taken in the appropriate sequence help students satisfy requirements for the Bright Futures Gold Seal Vocational Scholars Award. Check with your guidance counselor or the Bright Futures website for more information.
  • College credit transferability: In many Associate in Science degrees and college-credit certificates, your Career Pathway credits may serve as part of the program requirements or as elective credits. If you earn an Associate in Arts transfer degree, your credits may serve as an elective toward your degree.

For information about about how to obtain your Career Pathways credit, e-mail the Career Pathways Program.