Pathways to Careers

Pathways to Careers offers qualified students the unique opportunity to work toward completion of their high school equivalency diploma while receiving occupational and work readiness training. To ensure student success, the program provides a variety of student support services, academic advising, and training to help students transition to higher level certificates and degree programs or employment. More than 20 short-term training programs are available. Tuition assistance is available for eligible students.

Pathways to Careers

Pathways to Careers supports several CPCC certificates in various high-demand career industries.* 

Certificates

  • Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology with a specialization in Heating Service (C35100-C1) 
  • Certified Nurse Aide I
  • Commercial Truck Driving
  • Computer Integrated Machining Technology with a specialization in Basic Machining Skills (C50210-C3)
  • Construction (NCCER CORE credential)
  • EKG Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Housekeeping
  • Human Services Technology with a specialization in Supported Employment (C4538A-C2)
  • Natural Hair Care
  • Office Administration Specialist  (C25370-C5)
  • Phlebotomy
  • ServSafe and Culinary Boot Camp
  • Welding Technology with a specialization in Entry-Level Welding (C50420-C2)

Credentials

  • Career Readiness Certificate
  • NC State Early Childhood Credential
  • PC PRO/COMPTIA A+ Certification

*Certificates supported by Pathways to Careers may change.

PLR 6000. Pathways to L R C Multi-Subject. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course offers individualized and small group instruction for Pathways to Careers students and provides additional instructional support and tutoring. Emphasis is placed on math and language arts skills contextualized to the content of Pathways to Careers occupational programs. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively complete reading, writing, and math assignments encountered in their occupational classes. To ensure student success, a strict attendance policy is enforced.

PWD 6000. Pathways to Developmental Disabilities. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides language arts instruction customized to the reading and writing tasks involved in the Pathway to Developmental Disabilities Technician certificate program. Emphasis is placed on complex language arts and communication skills that will enable students to comprehend, analyze, synthesize and evaluate academic and work-related tasks. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively complete reading and writing assignments associated with the Developmental Disabilities Technician Certificate program. To ensure student success, a strict attendance policy is enforced.

PWE 6000. Pathways Early Childhood Education. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course covers language arts skills customized to the reading and writing tasks involved in the Pathway to Early Childhood Education certificate program. Emphasis is placed on complex language arts and communication skills that will enable students to comprehend, analyze, synthesize and evaluate academic and work-related assignments. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively apply their reading and writing skills to the content needed to earn a NC Early Childhood Credential. To ensure student success, a strict attendance policy is enforced.

PWI 6000. Pathway to A+ Certification. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course covers math, communication and critical thinking skills needed for Pathway to A+ credential. Emphasis is placed on math skills and the course content is contextualized to PC PRO COMPTIA+ credential and STEM Career Cluster. Upon completion students should be able to increase math skills needed for PC PRO COMPTIA+ credential. To ensure student success, a strict attendance policy is enforced.

PWM 6000. Pathways/Machining. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course covers language arts and math skills customized to the reading, writing and math tasks involved in the Pathway to Computer Integrated Machining Technology Certificate program. Emphasis is placed on the complex math and critical thinking skills encountered by the machining technologist. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively use communication skills and math calculations to perform class-related and job-related tasks involved in Computer Integrated Machining. To ensure student success, a strict attendance policy is enforced.

PWO 6000. Pathways to Basic Office Assistant. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course covers academic language arts and math skills customized to the reading, writing, and math tasks involved in the Pathway to Office Administration Specialist certificate. Emphasis is placed on complex language arts and communication skills that will enable students to comprehend, analyze, synthesize and evaluate academic and work-related tasks. Upon completion, students should be able to apply their language and math skills to effectively complete the assignments and duties of an office adminstration specialist. To ensure student success, a strict attendance policy is enforced.

PWW 6000. Pathways to Welding. 0.0 Hours. Class-1500.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course covers language arts and math skills customized to the reading, writing, and math tasks involved in the Pathway to Welding Technology Certificate program. Emphasis is placed on complex math and critical thinking skills encountered by a welding technician. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively use communication skills and math calculations to perform class-related and job-related welding tasks. To ensure student success, a strict attendance policy is enforced.