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STUDENTS MAKE CONNECTIONS AT PATHWAY TO PROSPERITY

Local high school students got a look at some job prospects Thursday at Alamance Community College — some that do not require a college degree.

Students rotated through 15-minute sessions on career programs like dental assisting, nursing and medical assisting. Several of those careers students can get into with two-year degrees. Some students from the Career and Technical Education Center on the tour will actually graduate from high school as certified nursing assistants. Not all of them are sure they want to go into nursing, though, said Meredith Mitchell, who teaches nursing at CTEC. So some of them were glad to learn about options like dental or laboratory work.

“I don’t know if I’m really that interested in nursing or not,” senior Dejah Walker said. “I don’t know if I’d want to be on a patient 24-7.”

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Burlington Times-News