Cuyahoga Community College's Health Career Pathway
Cuyahoga Community College's (Tri-C) Health Career Pathway will provide opportunities to Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) 2013, 2014, and 2015 graduates that wish to explore health career options and enroll in college-level courses required to pursue health careers.
- Earning college credit at no cost
- Strengthening academic skills
- Experiencing college through rigorous academic and extra-curricular activities
- Acquiring health career employability skills
- Transferring to a four year university
Students in Tri-C's Health Career Pathway who continue their education at Tri-C following high school graduation, will benefit from special support services. Students who have an interest in transferring to a four-year institution after graduation, will be linked with counseling staff who will assist them in preparing for their transition.
Scholarships are available for qualified students who have unmet financial need to assist them in continuing their enrollment at Tri-C during their summer semesters and after high school graduation. Students in Tri-C's Health Career Pathway will also benefit from support services, career presentations, and health career field experiences.
Funding for Tri-C's Health Career Pathway is provided by the Harold C. Schott Foundation, and supported by the Kaiser Permanente Foundation.
Tri-C's Health Career Pathway will help to prepare more talented youth for health care careers, one of Northeast Ohio’s largest employment sectors.
To participate in Tri-C's Health Career Pathway students must:
- Be a 2013, 2014, or 2015 graduate of CMSD
- Once accepted, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
- Once accepted, participate in a minimum of three (3) career presentation workshops and/or scheduled field trips
To apply, students must:
- Complete and submit a college application (if currently not a Tri-C student)
- Complete the College's English and mathematics assessment
- Complete and submit a Health Careers Pathway application
- Complete and submit a Health Careers Scholarship application and essay
- Complete and submit a current year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Complete an advising session
A few facts about the healthcare industry in Northeast Ohio:
- Is home to Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Metro Health Medical Center, Sisters of Charity Health System and other leading health systems
- Has more than 700 bioscience companies
- Four of the top 10 employers in the region are health care organizations, employing a up to 60,000 people
A few facts about health career educational options at Tri-C:
- A national leader conferring associate degrees in health careers education and related sciences
- Offers short-term certificates and awards in many health career programs
- Has over 30 Professionally Accredited Health Career fields of study
- Uses up-to-date technology and clinical simulations in its academic programming
- Offers hands-on learning in on-site clinics in state-of-the-art laboratories
- Offers clinical experience in area medical facilities and internationally recognized health care centers
*Tri-C's Health Career Pathway features a rigorous admissions process. Each year, a limited number of qualified students are enrolled. Interested high school students may apply in the spring term or their freshman or sophomore year in high school. An admissions committee consisting of staff from Tri-C and CMSD reviews all applications and makes final selection decisions.