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.
- 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
- 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.