High school students enrolled in SWCC's Career Academy programs have the opportunity to complete a year of college while still in high school. A student can participate in a Career Academy as a junior or a senior. The student attends a college class during part of his or her school day, and spends the remainder of their day at his or her high school taking required and articulated classes.
- Save one year's time and one year's college tuition/book costs.
- Receive concurrent credit for completed course work.
- Ease transition to college.
- Enhance self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Develop career focus and achieve academic/personal goals.
Current Career Academies at Southwestern:
- Automotive Repair Technology
- Building Trades
- Electrical Technology
- Health Science
- Information Technology Systems Networking
Your school district must have an Educational Services Contract with Southwestern Community College before you can enroll in a Career Academy class. All tuition and textbook costs are paid through a combination of the high school, SWCC, and state incentive funds. There is no cost to the student except for transportation to class.