College Career Pathways

Preparation for the new and changing workplace......

Because of the rapid increase of technology and global economic competition today's students will need to enter the workplace at a higher skill level. Today's youth will need both intense technical and academic preparations to meet the needs of the new and changing workplace. More than 59% of the jobs in tomorrow's workplace will require skills greater than those provided by the existing educational programs. The new and changing work force will require education beyond high school.

College Career Pathways is an educational alternative paralleling college prep that is target for, but not limited to, the middle majority of high school students. A Tech-Prep program will benefit students whether or not they continue their education or enter the work force immediately after high school


Ruth Gonzalez

College Career Pathways is a partnership between NCCC and the comprehensive and vocational high schools throughout Northwest Connecticut which provides an alternative program of study that will prepare students for careers in tomorrow’s technology at Northwestern. This program allows high school students to earn college credits towards an associate degree at NCCC. Finally, College Career Pathways offers students the opportunity to explore their options in several career orientated programs. This is a 4 year program that begins in 11th grade and leads to an associate degree in one of the career areas.


  • Earn high school and college credit at the same time
  • Students are not required to pay tuition or other fees when they register for College Career Pathways courses while in high school
  • Graduate from college early
  • Transfer credits
  • Enter the job market early

Degree Programs

  • Graphic Communication
  • Art-Design
  • Art-Visual Communication
  • Transfer credits
  • Electronic Technology
  • Veterinary Technology
  • Computer Systems Technology

Certificate Programs

  • Accounting
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Legal Administration
  • Business Administration
  • Drug and Alcohol Counseling
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Criminal Justice
  • Medical Assisting
  • Recreational Leadership
  • Interpreting ASL/English