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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 can also 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. Basic Healthcare Certificate. This one-year certificate has the following specialty track areas: 
    • Community Health Worker
    • Dental Assisting
    • EMT/Paramedics
    • Exercise Specialist
    • Health Care Informatics
    • Human Services
    • Massage Therapy
    • Medical Administrative Assistant
    • Medical Assistant
    • Medical Coding Specialist
    • Nursing
    • Pharmacy Technician
    • Practical Nursing
    • Sterile Processing Technician
  2. Business Assistant: Business and Information Specialist Career Pathway Certificate. This two-three term certificate introduces careers such as:
    • Administrative Coordinator
    • Business Owner
    • Computer Programmer
    • Computer Support Technician
    • Database Manager
    • Marketing Specialist
    • Supervisor

    Business & Management Career Pathways Certificates/Roadmaps. Careers in this path are related to the business environment. This certificate introduces careers such as:

    • Accounting
    • Business Services
    • Computer Software
    • Small Business Management
  3. Early Childhood Education Basic Career Pathways Certificate. This certificate is the first step in the Early Childhood Education Career Pathway Roadmap 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:
    • Childcare Worker
    • Daycare Owner/Manager
    • Early Childhood Teacher
    • Preschool Teacher Assistant
    • Public School Teacher Assistant
  4. High Technology Studies: Plant Systems Technician Career Pathways Certificate. This three-term certificate introduces careers such as:
    • 3D Printing
    • Automation
    • Electrician
    • Engineering
    • Heavy Equipment Technician
    • Millwrights
    • Robotics
    • Welder
  5. 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.
     

Other program options are available. See all of RCC's Certificates and Programs and Career Pathways Certificates/Roadmaps.