The Career Links program begins in high school. Students can take academic and technical courses that apply to their learning in real-life situations, helping prepare them for future technical training and careers. Plus, students can earn college credit in some of their high school courses.
When the student graduates from high school, they enter the next part of the Career links program at Pulaski Technical College, where they continue with a general and technical education. At Pulaski Technical College they concentrate on the specifics of their chosen technical career and graduate with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.
The combination of high school and Pulaski Technical College adds up to an exciting opportunity for career choices. This also shortens the time required and lessens the expense of the studentís college education. The student enters PTC with between 3 and 18 hours of college credit. Career Links also offers a scholarship to students in the program who maintain a 3-point GPA while in high school.
At this time Pulaski Technical College has articulation agreements with thirty one high schools and area career centers. The programs that are covered by these agreements are Business Office Technology, Cosmetology, Drafting, Automotive Technology, Early Childhood Education, Electronics, Medical Professions Education, Microcomputer Technology, Diesel Mechanics, Collision Repair, Welding, Environmental Science, Information Technology, and Medical Science. The programs offered at each individual high school will vary, check with the Career Links Office for program list.