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The Academy at the College of Central Florida is a collaborative project with the Marion County School Board. This program is targeted at high school seniors interested in getting a head start on college while earning their high school diploma. This program started with 10 students in 1999-2000 and has grown exponentially trough the years.

All instruction is conducted on the College of Central Florida Ocala campus, with the exception of students enrolled in the Fire Fighter/EMT option. Students complete their remaining high school core courses, and begin tackling various introductory courses in their chosen career.

Tracks available to students include, but are not limited to:

* Fire Science/EMT
* Engineering/Graphics
* Business/ Web Design
* Internet Technologies
* Health Professions
* Public Service

Employability coursework includes:

* Microcomputer Application
* Business Math
* Business Law
* Leadership
* Supervision.
* Costumer Service

In addition to the Academy curriculum, students participate in a Guided Workplace Learning internship assignment with local employers.

For more information about Career Academy courses please contact Vicki Yancey via e-mail. Completers of past Academies have enjoyed scholarship awards,and pursued higher education opportunities at public and private Florida universities. Many students have continued their educational program at The College of Central Florida.

For more information on the Career Academy, contact Dr. Cheryl Fante, Associate Vice President, Business, Technology and Workforce Learning, via e-mail at fantec@cf.edu or by telephone at 352-854-2322 Extension 1281.

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