STEM » Pathways


Benefits of the Early College STEM pathway
  • Potential to graduate High School with an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science
    • Save Money - less classes needed to take in college
    • Save time - Only 2 years left of college after HS graduation or can go directly to the workforce
  • Dual Credit & Dual Enrollment classes will be through Daley College and can be applied to these 4-year Universities:
    • City Colleges of Chicago
    • DePaul University
    • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    • Illinois Institute of Technology
    • Southern Illinois University
    • Governors State
    • FISK University 
    • East West University
    • Northern Illinois University
    • Roosevelt University
    • Dominican University
    • University of Illinois Chicago
  • Gain industry certifications and credentials
  • Get hands-on career focused experience
  • Work directly with STEM professionals
CTE (Career Technical Education)
  • CTE gives high school students the chance to get a head start on preparing for college and careers.
  • You will learn how core school subjects like math, science and writing are used in real-life.
  • Opportunity to participate in hands-on training in your chosen program and gain real world experience through job shadows and internships.
  • Opportunity to earn nationally recognized certifications which you can use to get a job, that will help you pay for college, or start off your career straight out of high school!