The NH Department of Education (DOE) and Community College System of NH (CCSNH) have opened enrollment in the NH Career Academy, a new program that offers students a pathway to a high school diploma, an associate degree or professional certificate, and a job interview with a NH company in just two years, and at no tuition cost to students or their families.
Students in their junior year can now sign up for NH Career Academy courses for Fall 2020. Once they complete the program, these students will graduate with an associate degree or certificate in the Spring of 2022 in programs ranging from health care and biotechnology to advanced manufacturing and engineering.
The program is a joint project of the DOE and CCSNH, and stems from a proposal in Governor Chris Sununu’s 2019 State of the State Address. By using a charter school funding mechanism through North Country Charter Academy, NH Career Academy can offer a two-year program at no tuition for students, and no additional cost to taxpayers.
Among the available courses are LPN, medical laboratory technician, general automotive technology, robotics/advanced manufacturing, cyber security and criminal justice.
Students can apply now by contacting Lisa Lavoie at the North Country Charter Academy, the custodial high school for the program at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are encouraged to apply before April 1 for enrollment the following fall semester.