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Pathfinder Career Exploration Program

Pathfinder Career Exploration Program
Wake Technical Community College
Pathfinder Career Exploration Program
3200 Bush Street
Raleigh, NC 27609
Program Contact Julia A. Tennant
Phone 919.334.1545

The Pathfinder Career Exploration Program is designed for adults with disabilities and those who struggle academically. Students should have a high level of independence, and be focused on transitioning to the workplace.  Students participate in the following Employability Skills-Focused Cohorts:
•Horticulture & Landscaping
•Animal Care/Pet Retail
•Business/Customer Service
•Food Service/Culinary
Career Pathways are also offered, and are a partnership with Pathfinders and Continuing Education, and give students the opportunity to earn one or more credentials. Career Pathway opportunities, which do have a small tuition attached to each, include Hospitality & Tourism and Barista/Cafe Training.

Program information submitted: March 21, 2021

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 2-year community college or junior college
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: Ongoing
Criteria for admission
  • Age range: 18+
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 2 years
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $0.00
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
Other career development activities are:
Housing is provided to students: No