Jump Star

There are multiple pathways to earn a college degree. Below is the an extensive list of career pathways available to you through St. Tammany Parish Public Schools. What is the right choice for you? Contact your guidance couselor for what options you have at your school.

PATHWAY INFORMATION DESCRIPTION OF CREDENTIAL SAMPLE COURSES

In order to complete the Automobile Service graduation pathway, students must complete all graduation requirements including:

1. Nine (9) Carnegie credits of courses from this pathway including one (1) Career Readiness course, and

2. Attain one (1) statewide credential.

The ASE Student Certification program evaluates students near the end of the Automobile Service course. There are ten (10) possible credentials in Automobile Service:

  • Engine Repair
  • Automatic Transmission and Transaxle
  • Manual Drive Train and Axles
  • Suspension and Steering
  • Brakes
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Engine Performance
  • Maintenance and Light repair
  • Automobile Service and Technology

Basic Career Readiness
Advanced Career Readiness
Automotive Technician
AgriScience
Principals of Business
Drafting
NCCER Carpentry
NCCER Welding

PATHWAY INFORMATION DESCRIPTION OF CREDENTIAL SAMPLE COURSES

In order to complete the Welding graduation pathway, students must complete all graduation requirements including:

1. Nine (9) Carnegie credits of courses from this pathway including one (1) Career Readiness course,

2. Attain one (1) Statewide credential.

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certifications provide students with immediate credibility among hiring executives in construction, manufacturing, maritime, and all related industry sectors, giving certified students an advantage in attaining entry-level employment.

Basic Career Readiness
Advanced Career Readiness
AgriScience
Principles of Business
Drafting
NCCER Core
NCCER Carpentry
NCCER Welding

PATHWAY INFORMATION DESCRIPTION OF CREDENTIAL SAMPLE COURSES

In order to complete the Carpenter
graduation pathway, students must
complete all graduation requirements
including:

1. Nine (9) Carnegie credits of courses from this pathway including one (1) Career Readiness course, and

2. Attain one (1) Statewide credential.

 

National Center for Construction Education and  
Research (NCCER)
certifications provide students with
immediate credibility among hiring executives in
construction, manufacturing, maritime, and all related
industry sectors, giving certified students an advantage in attaining entry level employment.

Basic Career Readiness
Advanced Career Readiness
AgriScience
Principles of Business
Drafting
NCCER Core
NCCER Carpentry
NCCER Welding   

PATHWAY INFORMATION DESCRIPTION OF CREDENTIAL SAMPLE COURSES

In order to complete the Certified Mechanical Assistant graduation pathway, students must complete all graduation requirements including:

1. Nine (9) Carnegie credits of courses from this pathway including one (1) Career Readiness course, and

2. Attain one (1) Statewide credential.

 

An American Design Drafting Association (ADDA)  
credential is the first step in an industry credentialing  
system that is based on an individual's knowledge and
kills needed to understand essential manual and CAD
drafting skills.

Basic Career Readiness
Advanced Career Readiness
AgriScience
Principles of Business
Technical Drafting
CMAD Drafting
NCCER Core
NCCER Carpentry
NCCER Welding   

PATHWAY INFORMATION DESCRIPTION OF CREDENTIAL SAMPLE COURSES

In order to complete the Certified Nursing Assistant graduation pathway, students must complete all graduation requirements including:

1. Nine (9) Carnegie credits of courses from this pathway including one (1) Career Readiness course, and

2. Attain one (1) Statewide credential.

 

Certified by the Louisiana Department of Health and
Hospitals, a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) is an individual
who has completed a nurse aide training and competency evaluation program approved by the State as meeting the requirements. The CNA curriculum requires a minimum of 80 hours; however, programs may actually consist of more hours. The age requirement is 16 years of age, and the students must pass both a written content component and a demonstrated skills component to attain certification.

Basic Career Readiness
Advanced Career Readiness
Health Occupations
Medical Terminology
Child Development
Patient Care
Psychology

  PATHWAY INFORMATION DESCRIPTION OF CREDENTIAL SAMPLE COURSES

In order to complete the Emergency Medical Technician graduation pathway, students must complete all graduation requirements including:

1. Nine (9) Carnegie credits of courses from this pathway including one (1) Career Readiness course, and

2. Attain one (1) Statewide credential.

 

Success in an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)  
course qualifies an individual to test to be a Certified
Emergency Medical Technician through the National
Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and
subsequently obtain a Louisiana State EMT License.

Basic Career Readiness
Advanced Career Readiness
Health Occupations
Medical Terminology
Nutrition and Food
Psychology
EMT Basic

  PATHWAY INFORMATION DESCRIPTION OF CREDENTIAL SAMPLE COURSES

In order to complete the Emergency Medical Responder graduation pathway, students must complete all graduation requirements including:

1. Nine (9) Carnegie credits of courses from this pathway including one (1) Career Readiness course, and

2. Attain one (1) Statewide credential.

The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) credential  
enables a student to receive an EMR License from the  
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (BEMS).

The EMR credential is a prerequisite for enrollment in an
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course the
following year.

Basic Career Readiness
Advanced Career Readiness
Health Occupations
Medical Terminology
Nutrition and Food
Psychology
First Responder  

PATHWAY INFORMATION DESCRIPTION OF CREDENTIAL SAMPLE COURSES

In order to complete the Internet Web graduation pathway, students must complete all graduation requirements including:

1. Nine (9) Carnegie credits of courses from this pathway including one (1) Career Readiness course, and

2. Attain one (1) Statewide credential.

The CIW Internet Business Associate course prepares the individual to work effectively in today's business environment, learning about the tasks involved in various
Web Technology job roles and the skills and technologies to perform them. Once certified, the person has proven to have foundational knowledge of important technologies that affect virtually every business. This certification is ideal for all students and professionals who use the Internet on the job.

Basic Career Readiness
Advanced Career Readiness
Intro to Business Computer
      Applications (IBCA)
Business Computer Applications   
     (BCA)
Principals of Business
CIW Internet Business
CIW Website Development
Computer Architecture

PATHWAY INFORMATION DESCRIPTION OF CREDENTIAL SAMPLE COURSES

In order to complete the ProStart graduation pathway, students must complete all graduation requirements including:

1. Nine (9) Carnegie credits of courses from this pathway including one (1) Career Readiness course,

2. Attain both ProStart and ServSafe® credentials.

The ProStart National Certification of Achievement (COA) is an industry-recognized certificate that signifies a strong foundation in the basic management and culinary skills considered critical to success by restaurant leaders. A student who earns the ProStart COA is cross-trained in all aspects of a restaurant's operations and has demonstrated a commitment to and knowledge of the industry.

The ServSafe® program provides food safety training, exams and educational materials to food service managers. Students can earn the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP).

Basic Career Readiness
Advanced Career Readiness
Principles of Business
Family and Consumer Science
Nutrition and Food
Advanced Nutrition and Food
Health Occupations
ProStart I
ProStart II

PATHWAY INFORMATION DESCRIPTION OF CREDENTIAL SAMPLE COURSES

In order to complete the Agriculture Tech graduation pathway, students must complete all graduation requirements including:

1. Nine (9) Carnegie credits of courses from this pathway including one (1) Career Readiness course,

2. Attain one (1) Statewide credential, OR

3. Attain one (1) Core credential, and

4. Attain two (2) Complimentary credentials.

The Statewide credential on this pathway is the Louisiana Agritechnology-Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation certifying exam.

Core requirements on this pathway include the Landscape Horticulturalist License and the Meat Processing credential.

Complimentary credentials on this pathway include Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and/or Excel; NCCER Core, First Aid with CPR and AED; OSHA 10, Customer Service and Sales; and a Silver, Gold, or Platinum on the ACT WorkKeys test.

Basic Career Readiness
Advanced Career Readiness
AgriScience I, II, III, IV
Horticulture
Principles of Business
Entrepreneurship
Drafting
Speech   

PATHWAY INFORMATION DESCRIPTION OF CREDENTIAL SAMPLE COURSES

In order to complete the Digital Media graduation pathway, students must complete all graduation requirements including:

1. Nine (9) Carnegie credits of courses from this pathway including one (1) Career Readiness course,

2. Attain one (1) Statewide credential.

Statewide credentials on this pathway include:
  • Avid Media Composer Certified User: This credential certifies that the student has demonstrated capability using Avid Media Composer software to edit, manage, and design effects. To gain the title of Avid Certified User and Media Composer, a student must take and pass the two foundational courses, Media Composer Editing Essentials and Media Composer Effects Essentials. Then a candidate will take the Media Composer 400 certification exam to earn the Avid Media Composer Certifies user certificate.
  • Adobe Certified Associate: An Adobe Certified Associate credential certifies that a student has demonstrated proficiency in one of more Adobe digital media applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.
  • The CIW Internet Business Associate course prepares the individual to work effectively in today's business environment, learning about the tasks involved in various Web Technology job roles and the skills and technologies to perform them. Once certified, the person has proven to have foundational knowledge of important technologies that affect virtually every business. This certification is ideal for all students and professionals who use the Internet on the job.

Basic Career Readiness
Advanced Career Readiness
Intro to Business Computer
      Applications (IBCA)
Business Computer Applications   
     (BCA)
Principals of Business
Art
Graphic Arts
Multimedia Productions
Television Production

PATHWAY INFORMATION DESCRIPTION OF CREDENTIAL SAMPLE COURSES

In order to complete the Health Sciences graduation pathway, students must complete all graduation requirements including:

1. Nine (9) Carnegie credits of courses from this pathway including one (1) Career Readiness course,

2. Attain one (1) Core credential, and

3. Attain two (2) Complimentary credentials.

The Core credential on this pathway is the ServSafe®
Manager
certification. The ServSafe® program provides  
food safety training, exams and educational materials to
food service managers. Students can earn the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Conference for Food Protection (CFP).

Complimentary credentials on this pathway include Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and/or Excel; NCCER Core; First Aid with CPR and AED; OSHA 10; Customer Service and Sales; and a Silver, Gold or Platinum on the ACT WorkKeys test.

Basic Career Readiness
Advanced Career Readiness
Principals of Business
Nutrition and Food
Advanced Nutrition and Food
Health Occupations
Medical Terminology
Psychology
First Responder

PATHWAY INFORMATION DESCRIPTION OF CREDENTIAL SAMPLE COURSES

In order to complete the Hospitality, Tourism, Culinary and Retail graduation pathway, students must complete all graduation requirements including:

1. Nine (9) Carnegie credits of courses from this pathway including one (1) Career Readiness course,

2. Attain one (1) Core credential, and

3. Attain two (2) Complimentary credentials.

Core Credentials:

  • The Customer Service and Sales Certification measures a candidate's ability to learn about products or services, assess and meet customer needs, educate customers, and provide ongoing support. The certification is appropriate for anyone interested in obtaining a job or pursuing a career in retail and other industries that value customer service and sales skills.
  • The ServSafe® program provides food safety training, exams and educational materials to food service managers. Students can earn the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP).

Complimentary credentials on this pathway include Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and/or Excel; NCCER Core; First Aid with CPR and AED; OSHA 10; Customer Service and Sales; and a Silver, Gold or Platinum on the ACT WorkKeys test.

Basic Career Readiness
Advanced Career Readiness
Principals of Business
Entrepreneurship
Nutrition and Food
Advanced Nutrition and Food
Health Occupations
ProStart I

PATHWAY INFORMATION DESCRIPTION OF CREDENTIAL SAMPLE COURSES

In order to complete the Information Technology graduation pathway, students must complete all graduation requirements including:

1. Nine (9) Carnegie credits of courses from this pathway including one (1) Career Readiness course,

2. Attain one (1) statewide credential.

Statewide credentials on this pathway include:
  • Avid Media Composer Certified User: This credential certifies that the student has demonstrated capability using Avid Media Composer software to edit, manage, and design effects. To gain the title of Avid Certified User and Media Composer, a student must take and pass the two foundational courses, Media Composer Editing Essentials and Media Composer Effects Essentials. Then a candidate will take the Media Composer 400 certification exam to earn the Avid Media Composer Certifies user certificate.
  • Adobe Certified Associate: An Adobe Certified Associate credential certifies that a student has demonstrated proficiency in one of more Adobe digital media applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.
  • The CIW Internet Business Associate course prepares the individual to work effectively in today's business environment, learning about the tasks involved in various Web Technology job roles and the skills and technologies to perform them. Once certified, the person has proven to have foundational knowledge of important technologies that affect virtually every business. This certification is ideal for all students and professionals who use the Internet on the job.
  • CompTIA A+: This credential certifies that the student has demonstrated proficiency in foundational computer installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security, and troubleshooting.

Basic Career Readiness
Advanced Career Readiness
Intro to Business Computer
      Applications (IBCA)
Business Computer Applications   
     (BCA)
Principals of Business
CIW Internet Business
CIW Website Development
Computer Architecture
Graphic Arts

PATHWAY INFORMATION DESCRIPTION OF CREDENTIAL SAMPLE COURSES

In order to complete the Manufacturing, Construction Crafts, and Logistics graduation pathway, students must complete all graduation requirements including:

1. Nine (9) Carnegie credits of courses from this pathway including one (1) Career Readiness course,

2. Attain one (1) Core credential, and

3. Attain two (2) Complimentary credentials.

Core Credentials Include:
  • NCCE Core and NCCER Carpentry or Welding modules: NCCER Core certification demonstrates that students have Basic Safety, Introduction Construction Math, and Introduction to the following: Hand Tools, Power Tools, Construction Drawings, Basic Riggings, Basic Communication Skills, Basic Employability Skills, and Introduction to Material Handling. Modules in NCCER Carpentry I and NCCER Welding I must also be completed.
  • FEMA National Incident Management System: This independent study credential introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System. It provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.

Complimentary credentials on this pathway include Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and/or Excel; NCCER Core; First Aid with CPR and AED; OSHA 10; Customer Service and Sales; and a Silver, Gold or Platinum on the ACT WorkKeys test.

Basic Career Readiness
Advanced Career Readiness
AgriScience
Principals of Business
Drafting
Law Studies
NCCER Core
NCCER Carpentry
NCCER Welding   

PATHWAY INFORMATION DESCRIPTION OF CREDENTIAL SAMPLE COURSES

In order to complete the STEM graduation pathway, students must complete all graduation requirements including:

1. Nine (9) Carnegie credits of courses from this pathway including one (1) Career Readiness course,

2. Attain one (1) Core credential, and

3. Attain two (2) Complimentary credentials.

Core Credential:

NCCE Core and NCCER Carpentry or Welding modules: NCCER Core certification demonstrates that students have Basic Safety, Introduction Construction Math, and Introduction to the following: Hand Tools, Power Tools, Construction Drawings, Basic Riggings, Basic Communication Skills, Basic Employability Skills, and Introduction to Material Handling. Modules in NCCER Carpentry I and NCCER Welding I must also be completed.

Complimentary credentials on this pathway include Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and/or Excel; NCCER Core, First Aid with CPR and AED; OSHA 10; and a Silver, Gold or Platinum on the ACT WorkKeys test.

Basic Career Readiness
Advanced Career Readiness
AgriScience
Principals of Business
Technical Drafting
CMAD Drafting
Introduction to Engineering
Design
Engineering and Design
NCCER Core
NCCER Carpentry
NCCER Welding   

PATHWAY INFORMATION DESCRIPTION OF CREDENTIAL SAMPLE COURSES

In order to complete the Business Management graduation pathway, students must complete all graduation requirements including:

1. Nine (9) Carnegie credits of courses from this pathway including one (1) Career Readiness course,

2. Attain one (1) Core credential, and

3. Attain two (2) Complimentary credentials.

Core Credential:

The Customer Service and Sales Certification  
measures a candidate's ability to learn about products or
services, assess and meet customer needs, educate
customers, and provide ongoing support. The certification is appropriate for anyone interested in obtaining a job or pursuing a career in retail and other industries that value customer service and sales skills. 

Basic Career Readiness
Advanced Career Readiness
AgriScience
Principals of Business
Drafting
Law Studies
Medical Terminology
NCCER Core
NCCER Carpentry
NCCER Welding   

PATHWAY INFORMATION DESCRIPTION OF CREDENTIAL SAMPLE COURSES

In order to complete the Public Service graduation pathway, students must complete all graduation requirements including:

1. Nine (9) Carnegie credits of courses from this pathway including one (1) Career Readiness course,

2. Attain one (1) Core credential, and

3. Attain two (2) Complimentary credentials.

Core Credential:

FEMA National Incident Management System: This independent study credential introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System. It provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.

Complimentary credentials on this pathway include Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and/or Excel; First Aid with CPR and AED; OSHA 10; Customer Service and Sales; and a Silver, Gold or Platinum on the ACT WorkKeys test.

Basic Career Readiness
Advanced Career Readiness
Principles of Business
Entrepreneurship
Law Studies
JROTC III, IV
Speech
Foreign Language
Medical Terminology

PATHWAY INFORMATION DESCRIPTION OF CREDENTIAL SAMPLE COURSES

In order to complete the Workplace Safety and Construction graduation pathway, students must complete all graduation requirements including:

1. Nine (9) Carnegie credits of courses from this pathway including one (1) Career Readiness course, and

2. Attain three (3) credentials

  • NCCE Core: NCCER Core certification demonstrates that students have Basic Safety, Introduction Construction Math, and Introduction to the following: Hand Tools, Power Tools, Construction Drawings, Basic Riggings, Basic Communication Skills, Basic Employability Skills, and Introduction to Material Handling.
  • The American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED credential meets the needs of OSHA workplace responders professional rescuers, and healthcare providers.
  • OSHA 10 - General Industry: This credential is a basic overview of the hazards associated with general industry and the federal regulations that address those hazards.

Basic Career Readiness
Advanced Career Readiness
AgriScience
Principals of Business
Drafting
Law Studies
Medical Terminology
NCCER Core
NCCER Carpentry
NCCER Welding   


Jump Star

STPPS adheres to the equal opportunity provisions of federal and civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.