Career Pathways

Did you know you can enroll in college without a high school diploma? 

You can start at SLCC as a college student, without having earned a high school diploma, as part of the Work Ready U Career Pathways program.

Students prepare to take the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and enroll in a technical program of study at the same time in the Career Pathways program. Choose from a variety of high-demand, high-wage fields including:

Plus, financial assistance is available through SLCC’s 5 for SIX scholarship program, which covers the first six credit hours (2 courses) of the chosen program for those who qualify. Upon successful completion of the 2 courses (with a grade of C or better), students become eligible to apply for Pell funding, which may continue to pay for college.

For more information about the Career Pathways program, please contact Brittney Benoit, Career Pathways Coach, at 337-521-6620 or by emailing