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Huntington Junior College and Cabell County Schools Partner to Give High School Students Jump Start on a Career
A new partnership between Huntington Junior College, a comprehensive, open-admission private institution located in Huntington, West Virginia, and Cabell County Schools is now offering participating high school students the opportunity to complete up to 48 quarter hours of college credit before they graduate high school.
The new program is being actively piloted at Huntington High School, allowing students to take 16 hours of core classes required to complete an Associate’s Degree in Realtime Reporting. In addition to Realtime Reporting classes, Huntington Junior College also accepts up to 32 hours of EDGE credits.
“We are very excited to partner with Cabell County schools and pilot this program to students at Huntington High School,” said Dr. Catherine Snoddy, president of Huntington Junior College. “This is an opportunity for high school students to take college-level classes while in high school, giving them a jump-start on beginning a new and exciting career.”
An Associate’s Degree in Realtime Reporting, which is certified by the National Court Reporter’s Association, prepares students for a high-tech, potentially well-paying professional career in specialized fields that include judicial reporting and Captioning/CART.
The Judicial Reporting specialization, commonly called Court Reporting, prepares students for careers in the judicial setting as either officials or freelance reporters. The Captioning/CART specialization, commonly called Closed Captioning, prepares students for careers providing captioning for broadcast television and internet programs or working with the deaf or hard-of-hearing population to provide instantaneous text translation in education, civic, and corporate settings.
The funding from this program comes from a Department of Education Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) grant received by Huntington Junior College. Huntington Junior College is currently piloting its first class at Huntington High School this semester.
“This opportunity will open a door to possibilities for many of our students,” said William A. Smith, Superintendent of Cabell County Schools. “We continue to look for ways to encourage our students to begin exploring their post-high school career options while in high school. The opportunity to partner with Huntington Junior College is a very welcome addition to the offerings Cabell County students are able to enjoy.”
For more specific information regarding these degree programs, please visit www.huntingtonjuniorcollege.edu or interested students may speak to their school counselor.
Huntington Junior College is committed to ensuring student learning, validating student outcomes, and promoting academic excellence through a qualified and dedicated faculty, staff, and administration. To learn more about Huntington Junior College, call 304.697.7550, visit www.huntingtonjuniorcollege.edu or facebook.com/HuntingtonJuniorCollege. Huntington Junior College is located in the historic former Cabell County Public Library at 900 Fifth Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701.
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