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Career and Technical Education Student Resources

Career and Technical Education (CTE) Student Resources provides services to students enrolled in CTE programs at Pensacola State College. Those include students who are working towards an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree, Vocational Certificate (Clock Hour Programs), or College Credit Certificate. These programs equip students with the academic and technical skills needed to enter the workforce. CTE prepares students for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, and high-demand careers.

For qualifying CTE students and alumni, we provide the following services:

  • Textbook loans
  • Scholarships
  • Career Advising
  • Resume Assistance
  • Professional Development
  • Computer lab access
  • Certificate Reimbursement

To learn if you qualify for services, please fill out the CTE Application. Submit the completed forms along with a current copy of your class schedule, and financial aid award letter to the CTE office located in Building 6, Rm. 641 on the Pensacola Campus. Deadlines services do apply. For more information, contact us at (850) 484-1654.

Who Can Join CTE Student Resources?

To be eligible to join, you must be enrolled in (or have applied for admission to) an Associate of Science or an Associate of Applied Science or a Certificate program at Pensacola State College. Examples of these programs include Vocational and College Credit Certificate programs. To see if your program of study (or major) qualifies, check to see what degree will be awarded upon completion of the graduation requirements; you can use the current Pensacola State College college catalog or view all programs offered at Pensacola State College.

Students must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Economically disadvantaged single parent
  • Student training for a career that is nontraditional for their gender
  • Disabled
  • Displaced homemaker
  • Limited English proficient
  • Homeless Individuals
  • Out of Workforce individuals
  • Youth who have are in or who have aged out of foster care

What is a Displaced Homemaker?

A “displaced homemaker” is an adult who is unemployed or underemployed and who has worked primarily without pay to care for a home and family. When you complete the application for membership in CTE, you will answer a series of questions to determine if this applies to you. If you are a displaced homemaker, we may be able to help you identify campus and community resources to address your needs.

What is a Nontraditional Student?

Nontraditional refers to occupations or fields of work for which individuals from one gender make up less than 25% of the total number of people employed in that field (such as a male nurse or a female auto mechanic). Programs which qualify students to work in a nontraditional field are considered to be nontraditional programs.

Services Offered

We want to make sure that our clients have the resources they need to start and stay in college, so CTE free services include: textbook loans, personal and professional development materials, career assessments, tutoring, scholarship information, and access to computers in our resource room on the Pensacola campus.

Your eligibility for one or more of these services is based on several factors, such as financial need and the availability of resources.

Sometimes, students come to us with special needs. If you are a single parent, a displaced homemaker, a student with limited English language proficiency, or if you have a disability we may be able to help you identify campus and community resources to address your needs.

We will also periodically Pirate email you information and notices about scholarship opportunities and important events. We will only use your Pensacola State College Pirate Email address.

Parker Dewey Micro-Internships

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Get professional experience!
When you are launching your career, Micro-Internships provide a tremendous opportunity. Not only can you explore different career paths and work on interesting assignments, you can also demonstrate your abilities to potential employers while building your professional portfolio and network. Beyond that, your academic experience will improve as you apply what is taught in the classroom to the real world (and vice versa). Oh, did we forget to mention that you get paid for all of this?
What Are Micro-Internships?

Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects enable Career Launchers to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role. Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off. Micro-Internships are used by companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups, and go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance.

Micro-Internships are facilitated via the Parker Dewey platform, which connects Career Launchers with Companies in need of support.

Career Pathways

80% of future jobs will require at least two years of education AFTER high school graduation!


Its not enough to know ‘about’ something – you must also know how to ‘do’ something. Skills, especially technical skills, are required to land a good job in today’s changing job market.

Academic Preparation

Students begin on their “Career Pathway” while in high school by focusing on rigorous academics and technical skills and then link their high school studies with the similar associate degree program at Pensacola State College.

Earn College Credits While in High School

By taking specific technical courses in high school (often called Academies) and earning a final grade of “B”, students have already begun earning college credit while in high school. Upon graduation, students who enroll at Pensacola State College select the program of study that matches their high school technical courses, and can request a review of their records and start the process of being awarded college credit.

Save Time and Money
By earning college credits while in high school students make a smooth transition between high school and college by not duplicating course work and they save time, tuition and book money.

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What credits can I earn?

Many of the specialized academies and programs of study in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties have been designated as eligible for students to receive college credits.  For academies or programs not listed below, please contact the Career Pathways office at 484-2161 or email:

How do I receive credits?

When you enroll at Pensacola State College, contact the CTE/Career Pathways Office to initiate a review of your high school records and possible certifications.

  • After your records have been reviewed, a recommendation may be made to award you credit for specific courses that are required in your Pensacola State College degree.
  • You are notified  through the mail when your award is approved.
  • Your credits will appear on your Pensacola State College official transcript.
  • You will not be awarded a letter grade on your transcript nor will your awarded credit affect your Pensacola State College grade point average.

Do I have to pay for these credits earned through my high school classes?

No, at Pensacola State College you don’t have to pay for the college credits that you earned through your Career Pathways high school classes.

View Articulation Agreements

High School Program Corresponding Pensacola State Program Articulation Agreements
Academy for Health Professionals
Pensacola High School
Practical Nursing (LPN-VC)
Registered Nursing (RN-AS)
Surgical Technology (SURG-VC)
LPN-VC (Escambia County)
RN-AS (Escambia County)
SURG-VC (Escambia County)
Academy of Information Technology
West Florida High School
Computer Programming & Analysis (CPROG-AS)
Computer Programming (COMP-CT)
CPROG-AS (Escambia County)
COMP-CT (Escambia County)
Building Construction OR Construction Technology
Northview High School
Santa Rosa County School District
BLDG-AAS (Escambia County)
BLDG-AAS (Santa Rosa County)
Building Construction OR Construction Technology
Northview High School
Santa Rosa County School District
BLDG-CT (Escambia County)
BLDG-CT (Santa Rosa County)
CAD Academy
Pensacola High School
Architectural Design And Construction Technology (ARCH-AS) ARCH-AS, CAD-CT, or DRAFT-CT (Escambia County)
Cox Academy
West Florida High School
Computer Information Technology (CIT-AS)
Cable Technician (Voice And Data Cabling) (CABLE-CT)
Electronics Engineering Technology (ELEC-AS)
Electronics Aide (ELEC-CT)
CIT-AS or CABLE-CT (Escambia County)
ELEC-AS (Escambia County)
ELEC-CT (Escambia County)
Criminal Justice Academy
Escambia County School District
Criminal Justice Technology (LAW-AAS)
Criminal Justice Technology (LAW-AS)
Cyber Forensics CYBFO-AS
LAW-AAS (Escambia County)
LAW-AS (Escambia County)
CYBFO-AS (Escambia County)
Culinary Arts Academy
Pine Forest High School
Escambia High School
B.T. Washington High School
Northview High School
Santa Rosa County School District
Culinary Management (CHEF-AS)
Culinary Arts Management (CHEF-AS) or Culinary Arts (CHEF-CT)
CHEF-AAS (Escambia County)
CHEF-AAS (Santa Rosa County)
CHEF-AS or CHEF-CT (Escambia County)
Computer Aided Design Academy
Escambia County School District
DRFT-AAS Escambia County)
Early Childhood Education
B.T. Washington High School
Escambia High School
Pine Forest High School
J.M. Tate High School
Santa Rosa County School District
Early Childhood Education (CHILD-AS) CHILD-AS w/ CDA Certification (Escambia County)
CHILD-AS w/ ECPC Certification (Escambia County)
E-Commerce Marketing Academy
Booker T. Washington High School
BUS-AAS (Escambia County)
E-Commerce Marketing Academy
Booker T. Washington High School
ENTR-AAS (Escambia County)
Emergency Medical Services/Fire Rescue
Escambia County School District
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-ATD) EMS-AAS (Escambia County)
EMT-ATD (Escambia County)
Health Sciences Academy
J.M. Tate High School
B.T. Washington High School
Practical Nursing (LPN-VC)
Registered Nursing (RN-AS)
Surgical Technology (SURG-VC)
LPN-VC (Escambia County)
RN-AS (Escambia County)
SURG-VC (Escambia County)
Gulf Power Academy
West Florida High School
ELEC-AAS (Escambia County)
Law & Public Service Academy
Escambia County School District
Paralegal Studies (Legal Assisting) (LEGAL-AS)
Business Administration (BUS-AS, ENTR-AS, or MICRO-AS)
OFIS-AAS (Escambia County)
OFIS-AS (Escambia County)
LEGAL-AS (Escambia County)
BUS-AS, ENTR-AS, or MICRO-AS (Escambia County)
Pre-Professional Nursing Academy
West Florida High School
Practical Nursing (LPN-VC)
Registered Nursing (RN-AS)
Surgical Technology (SURG-VC)
LPN-VC (Escambia County)
RN-AS (Escambia County)
SURG-VC (Escambia County)
Sports Medicine Academy
West Florida High School
Physical Therapist Assistant PTA-AAS (Escambia County)
Web Design Academy
B.T. Washington High School
Internet Services Technology (INST-AAS) INST-AAS (Escambia County)
INST-AAS (Santa Rosa County)

Workforce Education

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You will be notified by piratemail if you are selected. If you have any questions, please contact the
CTE office at 850-484-1654.

Scholarships Available:

  • Pensacola North Rotary Endowed Scholarship
  • Newcomers Club Endowed Scholarship
  • Mary Jane Elizabeth C. McCort Memorial Endowment
  • Junior League ” Women Helping Women” Endowment
  • Pensacola Senior Follies Scholarship
  • Pensacola Women’s Alliance Endowed Scholarship.

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Thank you,

CTE Staff

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Office Locations

Pensacola CTE
Building 6 Rm 641
Phone: 850-484-1654