Can I switch between pathways?

Yes! Many high schools and post-secondary institutions offer flexibility for students to choose what is right for their educational path. If you find that your initial choice isn’t the right fit, discuss it with your school counselor or college academic advisor. They can guide you through the process of transitioning down a different pathway that aligns better with your goals and interests.

I don’t see a pathway for my desired career. What can I do?

Remember, finding an educational pathway is a process. Be proactive, explore various options, and seek guidance from professionals and educators. There is not one specific answer for determining what pathway works best for you. Many classes can give you important skills that are applicable to all careers. You’re on the right track by seeking answers and taking steps toward your desired career!

Is my concurrent enrollment credit useful at any colleges besides UVU?

Absolutely! Concurrent enrollment (CE) credits are valuable beyond UVU. CE courses allow you to earn both high school and college credit. These official college transcripts are accepted at various higher education institutions. Please reach out to a transfer counselor or advisor at the university you are interested in attending for more information.

Are there pathways for careers outside of CTE?

Absolutely! Career pathways extend beyond technical fields. While career technical education (CTE) focuses on practical skills and vocational training, there are alternative pathways for those interested in non-technical careers. These pathways emphasize academic knowledge, critical thinking, and creativity.

Do I have to go to a technical school to complete a pathway?

Not necessarily. While technical schools can be a great option for specialized training, there are other pathways available. Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in high schools offer a variety of pathways that combine academics with exposure to specific careers. These pathways can lead to industry certifications, college credits, and valuable skills. You can explore your interests and gain experience without necessarily attending a separate technical school.

What if I don't want to study a technical career? Is there a pathway for me?

If you’re not keen on pursuing a technical career, fear not! Here are some pathways tailored for you:

  • College Degrees: Pursue a bachelor’s or associate degree in fields like liberal arts, humanities, social sciences, or business administration.
  • Certificates: Short-term programs that provide specialized skills. For example, a certificate in project management or digital marketing.
  • Apprenticeships: Combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction. Apprenticeships exist in diverse areas, including healthcare, finance, and culinary arts.
  • Industry Certifications: Obtain certifications relevant to specific industries. These validate your expertise and enhance employability.
  • Licenses: Certain professions (e.g., real estate agents, nurses, electricians) require licenses. These demonstrate competency and legal authorization.
  • Work-Based Learning Opportunities: Participate in internships, co-ops, or volunteer work to gain practical experience.
  • Military Training: Explore military service as a pathway. It offers discipline, leadership, and specialized skills.
  • Employer-Sponsored Training: Some companies provide training programs for non-technical roles.

UVU has many of these pathways and resources available to you! For more information feel free to reach out to any of our academic advising offices or campus programs for more information.