Career Readiness

Jumpstart the future, now. Make the most of your student's high school education by exploring how the following Destinations Career Academy pathways align with their passions and interests. 

Informational Technology

Game Design & Programming Pathway

Careers in programming and software development involve the design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer systems and software, requiring knowledge of computer operating systems, programming languages and software development. People with expertise in programming and software
development work with cutting-edge
technologies to develop tomorrow’s
products for use by businesses and


Potential Certifications

ACT National Career Readiness Certificate. (NCRC)


Entrepreneurship Pathway

This pathway prepares students to formulate policies and direct the
operations of a business, corporation, nonprofit, or other organization. In small firms, this may involve assuming advertising, promotions, marketing, sales, and public relations responsibilities.

Potential Certifications

Certiport Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management Certificate

Microsoft Office Specialist Excel

Microsoft Office Specialist Word


ACT Natl Career Readiness Cert. (NCRC)

Health & Human Services

Medical Assisting Pathway

Careers in this pathway are focused primarily on changing the health status of the patient over time. Health professionals in this pathway work directly with patients; they may provide care, treatment, counseling and health education information

Potential Certifications

NOCTI – Medical Assisting

AMCA Clinical Medical Assistant
Certification (CMAC)


ACT National Career Readiness Certificate. (NCRC)

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