|What is the Fast Track Program?
The Career Fast Track Program is a partnership between area high schools, local industries, and Northeast State Community College. The program provides highly motivated high school students the opportunity to pursue a more challenging academic program in high school by completing seven (7) to nine (9) hours of college-level credit in an industrial technology professions field prior to high school graduation.
How Fast Track Works
Students admitted to the program will be enrolled in the industrial technology degree/ certificate program at Northeast State during the second semester of the senior year of high school. Students successfully completing designated courses will receive college-level credit as well as credit toward a high school diploma. Students successfully completing two semesters of college course work may be eligible to enroll in paid co-op programs with local industry while continuing their educational program at Northeast State.
How to get on the Fast Track
- Must be recommended by the CTE Director (career technical education director).
- Students enrolling in Career Fast Track courses, not having a math prerequisite, must have an ACT sub-score of 18 in English and 19 in Reading. Students enrolling in selected Fast Track courses requiring math as a prerequisite must have a minimum ACT sub-score of 19 in math. Students completing the SAT must have a SAT composite score of 920 with minimum scores of 460 in math and 460 verbal.
- Must have an interest in a technical education career with a goal of attaining an associate of applied science degree or technical certificate.
- Must meet all Northeast State admissions requirements.
- Must complete entire Fast Track Application and apply for the Online Dual Enrollment Grant.