Pathways & Internships

Students in hallway

Students have multiple choices and pathways to meet the graduation requirements at West Early College.  CareerConnect gives DPS students early exposure to thousands of career options as they learn more about their own passions and interests. Students take the skills they’ve learned in the classroom and apply them on the job through shadowing, internships and apprenticeships. Our goal is to help students identify their passions, explore what they love doing and consider making a career out of it.

At West Early College students have opportunities as early as 8th grade to engage with our CareerConnect classes. All students entering 9th grade will choose from four pathways to engage with, our pathways include:

  1. HealthCare
  2. Health Science & Personal Training
  3. Technology
  4. Graphic Design & Multi-Media. 

Pathway Details

Mr. McDowell, the Career Pathway director at West Early College, has created these short videos covering each pathway courses and career opportunities. 

8th Grade Medical Detectives Course

Technology Pathway

Graphic Design & Multi-Media

Health Science & Personal Training