Are you ready to get a head start on college?
The Career Academy at the College of Central Florida is a collaborative project with the Marion County School Board. This program is targeted at high school seniors interested in getting a head start on college while earning their high school diploma. The Career Academy started with 10 students in 1999-2000 and has grown exponentially through the years.
Classes are held at the CF Ocala campus, with the exception of students enrolled in the Fire Fighter/EMT option. Students complete their remaining high school core courses, and begin tackling various introductory courses toward an Associate in Arts in their chosen career.
Tracks available to students include:
- Emergency Medical Technician
- Business/Web Design
- Internet Technologies
- Health Professions
- Public Service
Employability coursework includes:
- Microcomputer Application
- Business Math
- Business Law
- Customer Service
In addition to the Academy curriculum, students participate in a Guided Workplace Learning internship assignment with local employers.
Graduates of past academies have enjoyed scholarship awards and pursued higher education opportunities at public and private Florida universities. Many students have continued their educational program at the College of Central Florida.
For more information on the Career Academy, contact:
Keri Bowman, Career Academy Advisor