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Career & Technical Education Pathway College Transfer

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Career &
College Promise

Courses included in Career and Technical Education (CTE) College and Career Promise programs of study pathways are offered in the college’s traditional, local certificates as listed in College of The Albemarle’s (COA) catalog.

COA Academic Catalogs

CTE Pathways



To be eligible for enrollment in a CTE Pathway, a high school student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a high school junior or senior;
  2. Have an unweighted GPA of 2.8 on high school courses or demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement testing in English, reading, and mathematics or the recommendation of the high school principal;
  3. Pursue one of the 16 high school CTE clusters; and
  4. Meet all course prerequisites and admission requirements.

To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must:

  1. Continue to make progress toward high school graduation; and
  2. Maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses.

A student who falls below a 2.0 GPA after completing two college courses will be subject to the college’s policy for satisfactory academic progress.

CTE Options

CTE Program Fall Courses Credit Hours Spring Courses Credit Hours Total Credit Hours
Agribusiness Technology
C15100H
Note: This pathway is not a college certificate. Courses taken are
a step towards corresponding degree/diploma.
AGR 139
ANS 110
3
3
AGR 160
HOR 160
AGR 121
AGR 214
3
3
3
3
18
Aviation
C60200H
Note: This pathway is not a college certificate. Courses taken are
a step towards corresponding degree/diploma.
AVI 110 15 n/a n/a 15
Business Administration: Entrepreneurship Certificate
C25120HE
Note: This pathway satisfies requirements for a college certificate.
BUS 110
BUS 139
MKT 120
3
3
3
ACC 120
BUS 245
3
3
16
Criminal Justice
C55180H
Note: This pathway is not a college certificate. Courses taken are
a step towards corresponding degree/diploma.
CJC 111
CJC 112
CJC 113
CJC 212
3
3
3
3
n/a n/a 12
Early Childhood Education
C55220H
Note: This pathway satisfies requirements for a college certificate.Important: This pathway has a field experience assignment that is
required and integral to the course learning outcomes. If you’re not
currently employed in a childcare facility, you’ll be required to complete
a background check before you’ll be able to enter any facility.
EDU 119
EDU 146
EDU 153
4
3
3
EDU 131
EDU 145
3
3
16
Emergency Medical Science
C45340H
Note: This pathway is not a college certificate. Courses taken are
a step towards corresponding degree/diploma.
EMS 110
BIO 163
9
5
n/a n/a 14
General Business Administration
C25120HB
Note: This pathway satisfies requirements for a college certificate.
ACC 120
BUS 110
CIS 110
4
3
3
ACC 121*
BUS 115
4
3
17
Global Business
C25120HG
Note: This pathway satisfies requirements for a college certificate.
BUS 115
MKT 120
INT 110
3
3
3
BUS 110
INT 210
INT 230*
3
3
3
18
Health and Fitness Science
C45630H
Note: This pathway satisfies requirements for a college certificate.
HFS 110
HFS 111
HEA 112
4
4
2
HFS 120
HFS 210
PED 110
3
3
2
18
IT: Computer Programming
C25590HC
Note: This pathway satisfies requirements for a college certificate.
CIS 110
CIS 115
CSC 139
CTI 110
3
3
3
3
CTI 120*
CSC 239*
3
3
18
Medical Assisting
C45400H
Note: This pathway is not a college certificate. Courses taken are
a step towards corresponding degree/diploma.
MED 110
MED 121
1
3
MED 122*
BIO 163**
MED 118
3
5
2
14

Program General Education Requirements Credit Hours Major Requirements Credit Hours Other Major Requirements Credit Hours Other Requirements Credit Hours Total Credit Hours
Computer-Aided Drafting
D50150H
ENG 111
PHI 240*
3
3
DFT 151
DFT 152
DFT 153
DFT 154
DFT 254*
DFT 189
DFT 259
3
3
3
3
3
2
3
ARC 111
ISC 110
ISC 130
SST 110
3
1
3
3
n/a n/a 36
Computer Integrated Machining
D50210H
COM 101
MAT 110
3
3
MAC 111
MAC 112*
MAC 131
MAC 121
MAC 122*
MAC 124*
6
6
2
2
2
2
MAC 151
MAC 171
MAC 172
MAC 132*
MEC 110*
MAC 113*
2
1
1
2
2
6
WBL 110 1 41
Cosmetology
D55140H
COM 101
PSY-101
3
3
COS-111
COS-112
COS-113
COS-114
COS-115
COS-116
4
8
4
8
4
4
COS-117
COS-118
2
7
 WBL-110 1 48
Culinary Arts
D55150H
COM 101
ENG 102
3
3
CUL 110
CUL 112
CUL 120
CUL 140*
CUL 135
CUL 160*
CUL 170*
CUL 240*
HRM 245
2
3
2
5
2
3
3
5
3
CUL 230*
CUL 273
WBL 111
WBL 121
5
1
1
1
n/a n/a 42
Human Services Technology
D45380H
ENG 111
ENG 112*
PHI 240*
3
3
3
HSE 110
HSE 112*
HSE 210*
PSY 150
PSY 241*
SOC 210
3
2
2
3
3
3
BIO 163**
CIS 111
HEA 110
MED 121
MED 122*
5
2
3
3
3
ACA 111 1 42
HVAC Technology
D35100H
COM 101
ENG 102
3
3
AHR 110
AHR 111
AHR 112
AHR 113
AHR 114*
5
3
4
4
4
AHR 130
AHR 160
AHR 213*
AHR 255*
CIS 111
WBL 110
3
1
2
2
2
1
n/a n/a 37
Nurse Aide
D45970HInterested students must follow the Nurse Aide Admissions Fact Sheet
ENG 111
ENG 112*
PHI 240*
3
3
3
MED 121
MED 122*
NAS 101
NAS 102*
3
3
6
6
MED 118
BIO 168***
BIO 169*
CIS 111
PSY 150
HEA 112
2
4
4
2
3
2
ACA 122 1 45
Phlebotomy
D45950HInterested students must follow the Phlebotomy Admissions Fact Sheet
ENG 111
COM 231*
PHI 240*
3
3
3
MED 121
MED 122*
HEA 112
PBT 100
PBT 101*
3
3
2
6
3
BIO 163**
MED 118
CIS 110
PSY 150
4
2
3
3
ACA 111 1 40
Welding Technology
D50420H
COM 101
MAT 110
3
3
WLD 110
WLD 115
WLD 121
WLD 131
WLD 141
2
5
4
4
3
BPR 111
WLD 112
WLD 116*
WLD 122*
WLD 132*
WBL 110
2
2
4
3
3
1
n/a n/a 39

*Prerequisites or corequisites
**Needs one unit of high school Biology
***Needs one unit of high school Biology and Chemistry

Last updated: Feb. 11, 2022