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Pathway Academies

Through a collaboration between some area high schools and NTC, High School Pathway academies are taught by NTC faculty primarily on NTC Campuses or via online instruction to high school juniors and seniors.

These academies allow students to earn 3-16 college credits at no cost, earning them industry-recognized certifications and/or technical diplomas. Students graduating from pathway academies have developed a solid foundation in the related career pathway and can transition smoothly into additional technical diploma and/or associate degrees at NTC.

If you participate in a pathway academy, you will take your classes at an NTC campus, in class with other college students. It’s a great way to experience college courses first hand and earn credit at no cost.

These academies can be stacked onto dual credit academies.

Pathway Academies Offered

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT — Basic)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • IT — Comp TIA-A+
  • Nursing Assistant (CNA)

With EMT, Welding and CNA, you have the potential to earn a certificate.

Get Started

If you’re interested in starting a Pathway Academy, contact Yangyee Lor, Academy Specialist, at or 715.803.1881.