What is a Career Academy?
Career Academies are career focused sequences of courses offered in your high school. By participating in a Career Academy, you can earn up to one full year of college credit in a specific field by the time you graduate. Many students, upon graduation from high school, have completed so many classes in their career pathway that they have to take one more year of classes to graduate with an AA degree.
Why participate in Career Academies?
- Explore careers and college curriculum while still in high school
- Maximize your high school education while earning college credit
- Have your college tuition paid for by your school and qualify to receive a $1,200 scholarship to WITCC upon successful completion (C or better) of your college courses
- Increase classroom success by working with college approved instructors in hands-on learning environments specific to your interests
- Develop a close working relationship with your Guidance Counselor who will assist with college and post-secondary placement
- Receive opportunities for certification upon graduation
- Participation in National Career Pathways at Western Iowa Tech opens the door to professions in your area of career interest
Clusters that may be available at your high school include:
- Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
- Architecture and Construction
- AV Technology and Communication
- Business Management and Administration
- Education and Training
- Government and Public Administration
- Health Sciences
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Human Services
- Information Technology
- Public Safety
- Marketing, Sales, and Service
- Science Technology, Engineering
There are several Career Academy opportunities available. They are listed on this web site. Click on the Academy of your choice at your school, and look at the course requirements. Contact your High School counselor for more information!