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Career Pathways Academy Application

What Does the BSCC Career Pathways Academy Offer?

The BSCC Career Pathways Academy will expose high school students to job training for industry settings through an innovative career academy approach. Students in Fayette, Marion, Walker, north Tuscaloosa counties, Corner, and Meek High Schools will encounter new career pathways and industry opportunities through exposure to career fairs, exploration camps, and industry-relevant training.

Project Scope

The BSCC Career Pathways Academy will:

  • Provide a means to prepare highly qualified and motivated students for progression through a technical training program.
  • Offer student participants access to state-of-the-art industry equipment and standard training aids as part of the coursework built into the program allowing them to gain advanced skills necessary for today’s workforce.
  • Allow student participants to earn dual enrollment credit.
  • Expose student participants to robotics camp and career exploration. 
  • Allow student participants to receive instruction that meets industry standards for advanced technology jobs at local industries.
  • Provide participating companies with a ready-made pool of candidates from program graduates.
  • Award student participants with 6 credit hours of dual enrollment per term, and a short-term certificate in Automated Manufacturing. Participants also have the option of adding 9 additional hours to receive a short-term certificate in Industrial Plant Technician.


The Career Academy scholarships will be offered annually (each spring) on a competitive basis and provide all tuition, fees, books, and supplies. Admission will be decided by application including references and resume. And if needed Interviews with qualified applicants.  Students accepted into the program will participate in a mandatory Robotics Camp the summer before their Junior year.  Prior to their senior year, students will participate in a Career Exploration Camp where they will tour various industries throughout the summer.

Student Criteria

Participation in the BSCC Career Pathways Academy is open to currently enrolled high school sophomores in Fayette, Marion, Walker, north Tuscaloosa counties, Corner and Meek High Schools who complete a Career Pathways Academy application by April 30, 2024, and have at least a 3.0-grade point average.  The selection process is competitive and limited to 20 participants between three campuses.

Robotics Camp (required)

Robotics Camp will be held on the Sumiton Campus on June 17- 21, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Scholarship Signing

Exhibition and Scholarship Signing, June 22, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Parents, principals, and counselors are invited to attend an exhibition of what their son or daughter has learned during Robotics Camp.  A formal scholarship signing and lunch will follow.

How Do You Apply

Admission to the Career Pathways Academy is competitive and will be decided by an application process including references and a resume.  Applicants meeting the necessary qualifications must be interviewed by Bevill State and industry representatives. Applications must be received by April 30, 2024.

  1. Complete the application form (on the BSCC website).
  2. Be accepted into the program. 
  3. Participate in Online Orientation, Career Fairs, Robotics Camps, and Career Exploration Camps.
  4. Graduate from high school with 21-24 hours of college credit and job opportunities.