Career & College Prep

What is Career & College Prep?

Are you a 6th–12th grader looking to get a jump-start on your future? With Coast to Mountains Preparatory Academy’s (CM Prep) career and college prep, you can use your middle and high school years to figure out where you want to go and how to get there. In addition to core courses, you’ll take career-focused classes to explore your options in high-demand fields and find your passion. Students can also prepare for certification exams* and complete internships—all while earning a high school diploma. Discovering what you want to do now can prepare you to dive into a career right out of high school or help you make the right decision about your college major.

Career Fields


Entrepreneurship—This pathway prepares students to formulate policies and direct the operations of businesses, corporations, nonprofit institutions, or other organizations.

General Management—This pathway prepares students to lead and manage others, improve processes and policies, and manage a range of personnel issues and concerns while focusing on the bottom line.

Information Technology

Network & Cybersecurity—This pathway prepares students to design, install, maintain, and secure network systems that make up critical technology infrastructure across industries.

Programming & Game Design—This pathway prepares students to design, develop, implement, and maintain computer systems and software in game design, hardware, graphics, and animation to gain practical experience for their careers.

You can also:

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Gain workplace skills

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Prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams upon graduation*

*Many Microsoft®️ Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who participate in the program for at least two years will have further preparation for certification testing.
*Timing for sufficient exam preparation, necessary prerequisites, and exam fees vary per specific certification. Students should check with their school counselor for details on exam fee coverage opportunities.