El Camino College Career Pathway Programs

Hello DVD parents!

El Camino College is offering the After-School K-14 Career Pathways program for high school students. K-14 Career Pathways provide high school students with an opportunity to get an early start on college and begin preparing for a career in a high demand industry.  High school students take El Camino College classes through dual enrollment for FREE.  Work-based learning & industry exposure is embedded in each pathway and includes industry speakers, workplace site visits, industry events, and, when available, internships &/or summer jobs.  Students take classes as a cohort with additional student supports, including a pathway Student Success Coach.

Here is a list of the career pathway programs ECC is offering and flyers for more info.

After-School K-14 Career PathwaysSee attached flyers for detailed class information for each pathway:

STEPS TO APPLY (see attached flyer for online Drop-In Help)

  • STEP 3:  Complete the El Camino College online college application.  Students who have taken a dual enrollment class in the previous Fall or Spring semesters DO NOT have to do this step.  https://www.elcamino.edu/apply/
Who can join a K-14 Career Pathway program?  
Students who will be in the 11th & 12th grade in the Fall.  The Auto Technology & Construction pathways will accept 10th graders with the Dean’s permission.

Does it cost anything?

High School students can take Dual Enrollment college classes for FREE!  If the pathway class requires a textbook you will need to purchase it (not all pathway classes require textbooks, some use open & free materials).

How will K-14 pathway classes be taught?    

The majority of the El Camino College K-14 pathway classes will be taught online.  The Auto Technology & Construction pathway classes will be taught in a Hybrid format with online lecture and a once a week in-person Lab at the El Camino College campus on Thursdays.  Students enrolled Auto Tech & Construction pathways will have to provide their own transportation for in-person Lab on Thursdays 4pm-7:30pm. 

When do classes start?

The majority of the K-14 career pathways start Fall semester beginning August 30thExcept for the Cybersecurity pathway which starts in the Summer, second session July 6th – August 13th.