Career and College Pathways

Last Updated: 10/3/2022 12:20 PM

Jamie Hubbard

College & Career Readiness Coach


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Important Information

Dual Credit/Early College /Fire Science Students

Each college will each post tuition in the students' online accounts. If your student is taking classes with all three colleges, there will be three bills to pay. Questions regarding your student's financial account should go directly to the college. 

General Early College Information


Fire Science Program


The Fire/EMT program will have a morning session from 8:00 to 10:35 at the Burlington Training Center. The classes for the FIRE/EMT program must be taken in sequence. These classes do not have an ACT or GPA requirement, but it is recommended that the student have at least an 18 composite on the ACT and an 80% average in all their previous coursework.

  • Anyone interested in the Junior Firefighter Program with Burlington Fire Department needs to contact Mrs. Hubbard for an application.


Homebuilders Program


The “Homebuilders” program is a collaborative effort with the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky. Boone County sends students to the BIA building, located off of Mineola Pike to acquire exploratory courses in Apartment and Building Maintenance. 

The program is laid out to be a two year program.  The first year is heavily rooted in carpentry. Students complete basic safety training (OSHA 10) and learn how to use a wide variety of tools. They also are introduced to the basics of HVAC, plumbing, and electric.  The goal is to give them an overview of an array of careers in the skilled trades.  The student after successful completion of the first year will be able to return to complete year two of the sequence.  

The purpose of year two is to be able to work in a work based learning experience with a local tradesperson or business.  We have previously partnered with the following companies or trades: CVG, Commonwealth Hotels, plumbing, construction, HVAC companies.  Students have the opportunity to complete this experience and further their understanding of the skills and knowledge required to enter the field. 

If the work-based learning experience has the ability to offer an apprenticeship we would work with the student to begin this journey.  It is imperative that we allow students an opportunity to explore the trades to spark their interest.  There are several high paying careers, and we are providing this opportunity through our Homebuilders program.


ACT Prep

Huntington Tutoring/ACT Prep


  • Gateway Dual Enrollment Students: Attention Dual Credit Students! Interested in getting involved, being a leader on and off campus and building relationships? Apply to become a Dual Credit Student Ambassador! Learn about the program and apply here:
  • University of Louisville: Wednesday, September 21st from 6:00-7:30PM at the Embassy Suites RiverCenter in Covington, KY. The event is designed for seniors to have the opportunity to ask questions, receive information, and mingle with various UofL Academic Departments, Admissions, Housing, Financial Aid, and more. Students will also have the opportunity to listen to an admissions presentation that will go over cost, scholarships, applying to UofL, student organizations, housing, etc. UofL swag will also be given away. Appetizers and beverages will be provided. Students can register here.
  • Northern Kentucky Regional Fair.  October 11th from 6-8pm at Connor Convocation Center on Thomas More Campus.  The event is free with over 50 colleges and Universities from Kentucky and beyond are expected to attend.


Important Information

FAFSA Completion Guide--Needs to be filled out on OCTOBER 1st, or as close as possible. Awards are given until funds are depleted!

FAFSA site to fill out application

IRS Site--this site will give you access to your tax returns that are needed for FAFSA

KHEAA lists of information--including Getting In Guide

KEES Money Guide

Helpful Websites
Need High School Transcripts?


Need College Transcripts?

The easiest way for students to order their official Gateway, NKU, or TMU transcripts is through the National Student Clearinghouse.

Students can go to and follow the on-screen instructions to have their official college transcripts sent. Be sure students select the option to have their transcripts sent after grades are posted.

You can find more information on transcripts for our colleges on the pages below:

St Elizabeth Careers





Kentucky Work Ready Scholarship Video


College & Career Pathway Information

Upcoming Events: 

August 15th:  Gateway and TMU classes begin

August 18th:  Boone County Schools Start

August 22nd:  NKU classes begin

September 9th:  Homecoming pep rally, parade and game

September 10th:  Homecoming dance


ACT dates:

September 10

October 22

December 10

February 11

April 15

June 10


Now Hiring!

Seniors: If you do not have a career/education plan, watch this 4 minute video from Youth Talent Development Services.