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Program Entry Points for High School Students

High school students are encouraged to take college courses to complete a certificate or plan of study rather than courses at random. In this manner, students leave high school not only with a high school diploma but also with a college credential that will apply to further education and be listed on a resume right away.

Five High School Entry Points

Five entry points have been identified by RCC as ideal for high school students in the Rogue Valley:

  1. Oregon Transfer Module
    • Completes the freshmen year of college in Oregon and focuses on general education courses for transfer to 4-year institutions. Completion of the OTM applies and leads to the AAOT: Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.
  2. Basic Healthcare Certificate. This one-year certificate has the following specialty track areas: 
    • Dental Assisting
    • Medical Administrative Assistant
    • Medical Assistant
    • Medical Coding Specialist
    • Fitness Technician
    • Massage Therapy
    • Sterile Processing Technician
    • Human Services
    • Healthcare Informatics
    • Nursing
    • Practical Nursing
    • Pharmacy Technician
  3. High Technology Studies: Plant Systems Technician Career Pathways Certificate, introduces careers such as:
    • Robotics
    • Automation
    • Engineering
    • Heavy Equipment Technician
    • Millwrights
    • 3D Printing
    • Electrician
    • Welder
  4. Business Assistant: Business and Information Specialist Career Pathway Certificate. See also Business and Computer Science Career Pathways Roadmaps for other less than one year certificates in these fields. Introduces careers such as:
    • Supervisor
    • Business Owner
    • Computer Programmer
    • Computer Support Technician
    • Database Manager
    • Marketing Specialist
    • Administrative Coordinator
  5. Early Childhood Education-Basic Career Pathways Certificate. This certificate is the first step in the Early Childhood Education career pathway leading to the intermediate certificate, the one-year certificate, and the AAS degree. Talk to an advisor about the RCC-SOU Early Childhood Education transfer option for a 4-year degree. Introduces careers such as:

    • Child Care Worker
    • Daycare Owner/Manager
    • Preschool Teacher Assistant
    • Public School Teacher Assistant
    • Early Childhood Teacher

Other program options are available. See all of RCC's certificates and programs and Career Pathways certificates/roadmaps.