Career Paths and Certification Courses

Career exploration is a natural transition from thinking about school as a place to learn skills like reading and math to identifying careers related to student interests, skills, and values. GlobalED provides a career development program for high school students residing in Colorado to teach them the necessary goals that must be set and met to achieve success in the world of work.

Our industry-leading career and technical education (CTE) collection empowers students to discover and prepare for in-demand careers in information technology (IT) and health science. Our career development programs designed for high school students cover a breadth of topics that allow students to learn the skills needed for careers that interest them and ultimately put them on a path toward job readiness and career certification. Our health science and IT career paths prepare students for the CompTIA A+ and Network+ exams, or the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) exam.

* The CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ certification N10-007 and NNAAP exam is not included as a part of the courses. Exam registration and fees must be completed separately.Exam registration and fees must be completed separately.
93% - average high school graduation rate for students soncentrating in CTE programs
70% - total percentage of CTE students that stayed in postsecondary education or transferred to a four-year degree program

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Information Technology (IT) Development Program

Our Technology (IT) career path introduces students to careers in IT, including the design, support, and management of computer hardware and software, multimedia, and system integration services. Courses are organized into three categories: introductory, technical, and application. We recommend that those taking the CompTIA A+ or CompTIA Network+ exams complete the introductory and technical courses to gain an introduction to and build upon the foundational knowledge and practical career skills needed for the exams.

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Introductory Courses

Students will learn the background, develop industry knowledge, and gain an understanding of chosen career field.

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Technical Courses

Students will expand on introductory courses and deepen knowledge of specific skills and content

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Application Courses

Students will apply their knowledge of the curriculum in real-world scenarios and interactive simulations. These courses are preparation for certification exams.

Introductory Courses

Principles of Information Technology A/B

This course takes learners through the next steps in preparing for a career in information technology. Covering software, hardware, and implementation topics, the course addresses the security and ethical issues that students will face in an IT career.

Introduction to Cybersecurity

This course in our IT career development program introduces high school students to the field of cybersecurity, focusing primarily on personal computer use and vulnerabilities, and it also highlights the wider scope of cybersecurity from a societal and career perspective.

Technical Courses

Web Technologies A/B

This course takes students inside the essentials of Web design and helps them discover what makes a site truly engaging and interactive. Lessons such as Elements of Design, Effects of Color, and Typography help students understand the elements of effective and dynamic Web design. Students will explore the basics of HTML and CSS and learn how to organize content.

Computer Programming 1 A/B

Building on lessons covering the software development lifecycle and software development methodologies, this course uses online discussions, activities, and lessons to lead your students through additional key topics, such as quality control, system implementation, maintenance, and the increasingly important issue of system security.

Introduction to Mobile App Development – iOS

Students will learn about various platforms for developing iOS mobile apps and the iOS development environment. They will create the user interface of an app and make it interactive in Xcode.

Introduction to Mobile App Development – Android

Students will learn about various platforms for developing Android mobile apps and the Android development environment. GlobalED's career development program will give high school students the opportunity to create the user interface of an app and make it interactive in Android Studio.

Application Courses

CompTIA A+ (220-1001)

Students will learn about computer hardware and networking. They will learn about mobile devices and their features, and they will learn how to identify and troubleshoot problems related to hardware, networking, printers, storage devices, and mobile devices.

CompTIA A+ (220-1002)

Students will learn about Windows operating systems and mobile operating systems. They will learn about security, cloud computing, and operational procedures. They will also learn how to identify and troubleshoot problems related to Windows operating systems, security, and mobile operating systems.

CompTIA Network+ (N10-007)

This is a two-semester course focused on the exam objectives of CompTIA Network+ certification N10-007. Students will learn about a variety of network, cloud, and network physical and logical security methods. Unit activities in the course help students to develop and apply critical thinking skills. Simulations provide students a real computer environment to practice various procedural steps. These simulations emulate the CompTIA Network+ performance based questions.

CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ are registered trademarks of the Computing Technology Industry Association, Inc. (CompTIA).
Fun Fact: Information Technology occupations are projected to add about 557,100 new jobs from 2016-26. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Health Science Career Development Program

Our health science career path introduces students to careers that include diagnostic, therapeutic, and support services, as well as health informatics and biotechnology research and development.

Courses are organized into three categories: introductory, technical, and application. We recommend that those taking the NNAAP exam complete the introductory and technical courses to gain an introduction to and build upon the foundational knowledge and practical career skills needed for the exam.

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Introductory Courses

Students will learn the background, develop industry knowledge, and gain an understanding of chosen career field.

fax icon

Technical Courses

Students will expand on introductory courses and deepen knowledge of specific skills and content

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Application Courses

Students will apply their knowledge of the curriculum in real-world scenarios and interactive simulations. These courses are preparation for certification exams.

Fun Fact: CNA occupations are projected to grow by 11% from 2016-26 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Introductory Courses

Principles of Health Science A/B

This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of health science topics and careers. Beginning with medical terminology, the course includes an overview of physiology, human homeostasis, and more.

Technical Courses

Health Science 1 A/B

This course is designed to enable students to understand the basic structure and function of the human body. It will help them identify and analyze the diseases and medical procedures related to each body system. Additionally, GlobalED's health science career development program will help high school students develop an understanding of biomolecules such as proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids; biological and chemical processes; and various diseases that affect the body.

Health Science 2 A/B

The course will help students develop an understanding of the academic qualifications, personal skills, training, and use of healthcare tools required to work in the healthcare industry.

Application Courses

Certified Nurse Aide A/B*

The course is designed to enable students to learn the key skills and information that they need to work as certified nurse aides/assistants (CNAs). It will help students develop an understanding of the human body, physical and nutritional needs, and mental health needs, and it will teach them to provide culturally competent and quality care to clients in a safe and healthy environment.

*The NNAAP exam is not included as a part of the courses. Exam registration and fees must be completed separately. NNAAP and National Nurse Aide Assessment Program are registered trademarks of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc., which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

Culinary and Hospitality Career Development Program

Our hospitality career path introduces students to a wide range of careers including restaurant management, culinary arts, and hotel & event catering management.

Courses are organized into three categories: introductory, technical, and application. We recommend that those taking the NRA ServSafe® Food Handler and Manager Certification exams complete the introductory and technical courses to gain an introduction to and build upon the foundational knowledge and practical career skills needed for the exams.

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Introductory Courses

Students will learn the background, develop industry knowledge, and gain an understanding of chosen career field.

fax icon

Technical Courses

Students will expand on introductory courses and deepen knowledge of specific skills and content

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Application Courses

Students will apply their knowledge of the curriculum in real-world scenarios and interactive simulations. These courses are preparation for certification exams.

Introductory Courses

Principles of Hospitality and Tourism A/B

This course emphasizes learning the practical aspects of the industry and promotes the development of critical-thinking skills required in real-world situations. The 14-lesson course will introduce your students to the basics of hospitality and tourism, and will help them evaluate their skills and prepare for a career in this growing and exciting industry.

Technical Courses

Nutrition and Wellness

This course focuses on essential knowledge about nutrition and wellness for health, fitness, and disease prevention. The course offered in GlobalED's newest culinary and hospitality career development program includes basic concepts of nutrition, the digestive and metabolic processes, nutrient requirements, dietary guidelines, menu planning, the importance of physical fitness, community health issues, food-related technology, and careers in the field of nutrition and wellness.

Culinary Arts A/B

This course is designed to enable all students at the high school level to learn the basics of culinary arts. Students will trace the origin and development of the culinary arts; they will also discuss important contributions made by chefs, notable culinary figures, and entrepreneurs. In addition, they’ll examine the social and economic significance of the food service industry and cover topics in health, sanitation, culinary skills, and more.

Application Courses

National Restaurant Association (NRA) ServSafe® Food Handler and Manager Certification

This career development program offered to high school students residing in Colorado helps students learn what they need to know to be successful in competency examinations for certified food handlers and food managers. The five units of the course arm students with the knowledge and skills to provide safe food to customers as a food handler or a food manager. Key topics include the principles of food safety, hygiene practices, time and temperature control, food procedures from initial purchasing to final serving, procedures for cleaning and sanitizing, and food service inspection protocols.

*The ServSafe® Food Handler and ServSafe® Manager exams are not included as part of the courses. Exam registration and fees must be completed separately. ServSafe® is a registered trademark of the National Restaurant Association (NRA), which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
Fun Fact: Information Technology occupations are projected to add about 557,100 new jobs from 2016-26. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Concurrent Enrollment

Freedom comes in many forms, a degree or trade certificate is one of them. Join the Concurrent Enrollment Program and find your freedom!

  • Gain credits towards a certificate, or degree program.

  • Use a college course to stand in for a high school graduation requirement.

  • Explore a field they are interested in.

  • Go to college for FREE while in high school

The Concurrent Enrollment program, defined as the simultaneous enrollment of a qualified student in a local education provider and in one or more postsecondary courses, including academic or career and technical education courses, which may include course work related to apprenticeship programs or internship programs at an institution of higher education.

The Concurrent Enrollment program provides high school students with the opportunity to enroll in postsecondary courses and earn credit at low or no cost to them for tuition.