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Career Pathway is a program that awards college credit for certain courses completed in high school. These courses can lead to a certificate or an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (A.A.S.) at one of the seven colleges of Dallas County Community College District.The Articulation Agreement The Career Pathway program provides courses in high school to students who are interested in technical careers. All courses used to award college credit to high school students through Career Pathway must be identified in a written articulation agreement.A Career Pathway program articulation agreement is a signed document that indicates the specific responsibilities of the secondary school (high school), the postsecondary institution (the colleges of DCCCD) and the student. The agreement also includes an outline of the aligned high school and college courses, testing and/or portfolio requirements. Agreements vary by programs, Independent School District (ISD), and/or high schools. Please visit our LiveBinder and follow the tab “2011-2012 Articulation Agreements” to see all agreements by ISD.
Within articulated programs are articulated courses, high school courses that contain the same course content as an equivalent college course, and for which the colleges of DCCCD has agreed to award college credit if the students meet the requirements outlined in the course articulation agreement. The maximum amount of articulated college credit that may be offered to high school students is 15 semester credit hours. The college credit is contingent upon the student enrolling in the colleges of DCCCD within 12 months after high school graduation.
How Do Students Receive Articulated Credit?
How Does the Career Pathway Program Work at the Dallas County Community Colleges?There is a Career Pathway advisor on each campus who serves as the contact for all Career Pathway students. After admission to a college of DCCCD, the student must report to a Career Pathway advisor for assistance with the college registration process.
What Are the Benefits of Career Pathway?