Career Pathways
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Career Pathways provides you with a road map for reaching your career goals. Select a Pathway below to learn more about the programs of study available.

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  • What is a Program of Study?
  • Career Pathways Scholarships and Benefits
  • How to get started
A Career Pathways program of study, as defined and funded by the *Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006:
  • Incorporates secondary education and postsecondary education elements
  • Includes coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant career and technical content in a coordinated, non-duplicative progression of courses that align secondary and education with postsecondary education
  • May include the opportunity for secondary education students to participate in dual or concurrent enrollment programs or other ways to acquire postsecondary education credits and
  • Leads to an industry-recognized credential or certificate at the postsecondary level, or an associate or baccalaureate degree.
*Section 122(c)(1)(A)(i-iv) of the Act describes the core elements that comprise a program of study.

Programs of study, from grade 9 through postsecondary, are designed by the St. Johns River Career Pathways Consortium and guided by the workforce and economic development needs of business and industry. A written articulation agreement, signed by agency heads, is in place that includes the eligibility requirements for students.

Middle School Students and High School Students:

Continue your studies in College in the same career cluster as your high school career and technical education program or career academy. This efficiently utilizes your time and money by avoiding duplication. Use the Career Pathways system to research career education programs available in high school and college, dual enrollment recommendations and articulation agreements based on earned industry certification. This means you may earn college credit for your certifications.

Apply for funding: Adult Education Students:

Consider your career goals while earning your GED for a seamless transition. Career Pathways outlines your options. Use the Career Pathways system to research career education programs available in College. For the adult education program, visit

Returning Adult College Students:

Career Pathways afford opportunities to earn academic credit for industry certification. Select a career pathway above and view the articulation pages to learn more.

Have you decided on a program of study? The first step is to explore careers and determine which degree and program is the best fit. Not all dual enrollment courses and industry certifications count for college credit in every degree program so narrowing down your career interests and degree and program possibilities helps you make the most effective decisions. Explore this site and come and talk with us if you would like some guidance.

To apply for credit to be awarded to your SJR State transcript based on earned industry certification, simply bring your certification or license, no older than three years, to a Workforce Advisor for evaluation. Email or to schedule a face-to-face or telephone appointment please call (386) 312-4259 for Putnam County, (904) 808-7488 for St. Johns County, (904) 276-6773 for Clay County.