Career Pathways

About Career Pathways


The Career Pathways Specialist is available to help students make more informed and better educational and career choices. The aim is for students to be prepared for their transition into the workforce or college after they obtain their high school diplomas. During their enrollment in the Adult Education program, each student has the opportunity to participate in assessments and receive counseling about careers. Additionally, students have the opportunity to develop a personalized career portfolio. Students should be prepared to plan for immediate or future employment from their first day in our program.

The Career Pathway Specialist at TCC also provides the following services:

  • GED Ready Assessment
  • GED Test Scheduling 
  • Graduation transition services
  • Assistance with Requesting Accommodations

Integrated Education & Training Program

Don't wait until you finish the GED® or English classes! Why not start a career training program at the same time?

The Integrated Education and Training (IET) Program allows qualified TCC students to concurrently enroll in GED® Prep or Learn English (ESOL) classes at the same time as a Post-Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate (PSAV) Program. 

Career Clusters

Every Career, job, and occupation falls into one of 16 career clusters. A career cluster is a group of jobs and industries that are related by skills or products. Within each cluster, there are “pathways” or smaller groups of occupations that share common skills, knowledge, and interests. These pathways allow you to start in a lower-end job and, with more education and experience, move up within that pathway.

Here’s an example:

Cluster:                         Healthcare

Pathway                          HHA—> CNA—> LPN—> Nurse

                                      Dental Assistant—> Dental Hygienist


If you are unsure about the career for you, start here by taking the Career Coach assessment. 

Take the Career Coach assessment.

Career Clusters 



Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Architecture & Construction
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
Business Management & Administration
Education & Training

Government & Public Administration
Health Science
Hospitality & Tourism
Human Services
Information Technology

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics




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Career Pathways Specialist Ask about workforce training programs


TABE testing

Take the TABE any day, Monday through Friday at TCC's Main Campus testing center. Arrive by 8:30 am to guarantee your seat; no appointment necessary. The $25.00 test fee must be paid on the morning of your test. Test length: 3 1/2 hours


CASAS for English Learners

CASAS testing for English language learners is available by appointment. Please contact the Adult Education team to schedule your appointment today!


GED® Testing

The testing center at TCC is an approved GED® test site. To schedule your test today, please create or log into your account at