Career Start

High school students may enroll in PPCC Career Start, which provides career and technical training in the program areas listed below. This concurrent enrollment cohort program enrolls students into PPCC courses applicable to career pathway for college and high school credit.

Occupational Programs Available

  • Auto Collision Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Construction
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Cyber Security
  • Diesel Power Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Fire Science Technology
  • Health Career Exploration
  • Health Science Technology
  • Interior Design
  • Multimedia Graphic Design
  • Radio and Television
  • Welding
  • Zoo Keeping

Students enroll in the Career Start as part of their daily high school schedule. School districts under contract pay the costs of this program. The Career Start Program delivers career and technical education that provides each student with the concepts, academic and technical competencies, career skills, attitudes, and work habits essential to gain entry-level employment following high school graduation.

Instruction is provided in a two hour and forty minute day, five-day-a-week schedule throughout the school year. Instruction is provided in classrooms, laboratories, and community settings that use equipment similar to that used in business and industry.

Enrollment in Career Start is completed at the high school. Contact your high school counselor or call PPCC High School Programs at 502-3111 for more information.