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Mandy Johnson, Director of College & Career


What are Career Pathways?

Career Pathways are state-approved career enhancement programs defined as a coherent, articulated sequence of rigorous academic and career-related courses starting in the ninth grade and leading to an associate degree, and /or an industry-recognized certificate or licensure, and or a baccalaureate degree and beyond.

Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) provides students with the opportunity to select at least three sequenced courses in a career pathway. For our most up to date Career Planner please click here.

CTAE CONCENTRATOR: A concentrator is defined as a student who takes at least three Career Technical Courses in a specific program area during their high school career.

PATHWAY COMPLETER: A pathway completer is a concentrator who completes the requirements for the Georgia End of Course Exams (EOC) and also completes the requirements for CTAE pathway concentrators.

Selection of the pathway is based on self-awareness and the investigation of occupations plus related educational levels aligned with the pathway. Most high-demand, high-skilled, high-wage occupations in all concentrations still require education beyond high school.

Implementation of career pathways is a collaborative effort between the Douglas County School System, Georgia Department of Education, the Technical College System of Georgia and the University System of Georgia. 



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