NH Career Academy

The New Hampshire Career Academy is an innovative education program that provides students with a pathway leading to a high school diploma, an Associate's Degree, an industry credential, and a job interview with a New Hampshire employer. This happens over a two-year period at no tuition cost to students or their families.


Heather Landry
Career Academy Coordinator, Bureau of Career Development
(603) 271-3809

Students enter the program at the start of their senior year of high school, and complete both their high school graduation requirements and Associate's Degree or certificate program requirements two years later, equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in their chosen career. There is a wide range of programs offered.

Courses available for the New Hampshire Career Academy include, but may not be limited to, the following: 

Great Bay Community College

  • Accounting
  • Biotechnology
  • Criminal Justice

Manchester Community College

  • Cyber Security
  • Robotics/Advanced Manufacturing

NHTI - Concord's Community College

  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

River Valley Community College

*Health Care Applications Certificate *This program is a prerequisite, or a means of advancing to other RVCC competitive health care programs in year 2 of the Career Academy Program, such as:

  • LPN
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy

White Mountain Community College

All Community College programs are available to NHCA students. WMCC will also offer all Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs if the student has completed a two-year CTE program in high school with the exception of Nursing. Other competitive programs such as Welding and Veterinary Assistant will be offered based on availability of open slots.

List of Programs


Career Pathways

A career pathway is a structured roadmap outlining the progression of an individual's professional journey within a specific field or industry. It outlines the various stages, from entry-level positions to advanced roles, highlighting the skills, qualifications, experiences, needed to advance. A career pathway typically includes details such as job titles, responsibilities, required skills, educational qualifications, at each stage. It serves as a guide for individuals to navigate their career development, make informed decisions about their education and training, and set achievable goals for progression.



Heather Landry
Career Academy Coordinator, Bureau of Career Development
(603) 271-3809