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The Career Academy encompasses dual enrollment and articulation—it is program focused, following a specific curricular pattern with an expected credential outcome—badge or certificate.  

Students enrolled in a Northeast State Career Academy option have the opportunity to begin earning college credit their junior year of high school in a chosen program of study. Students will continue in the program throughout their junior and senior years to earn a college certificate by the time they graduate high school! A Northeast State certificate gives students a workforce credential, as well as a jump start on their college education. Most certificate programs are completely embedded within an Associate of Applied Science degree program at Northeast State, so students who successfully earn a certificate may lack only one year in completing a degree!

Most Career Academy students take classes along with a group of other students from their high school. The classes are offered either at the high school, a Northeast State campus, or online. Each high school or LEA will determine which program(s) to offer.

To participate, students must be enrolled at a high school that offers a Career Academy option. Students must receive approval from their high school CTE principal to enroll, as well as complete all Northeast State dual enrollment admission requirements.

  • Accounting
  • Auto Body Service
  • Automotive Service
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Chemical Process Operations
  • Combination Welding
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Construction Electricity
  • Customer Service and Sales
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Entertainment Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Industrial Operations
  • Machine Tool Operations
  • Office Technology

Interested students should contact their CTE principal or the Northeast State Career and Technical Education office at 423.354.5166 or CareerAcademy@NortheastState.edu for more information.