The Destinations Career Academy at ALDCA*
What is Destinations?
The Destinations Career Academy at Alabama Destinations Career Academy (ALDCA) is an innovative, tuition-free online program of Alabama Destinations Career Academy that combines traditional high school courses with industry-relevant, career-focused electives—giving students a jump-start on their college and career goals. While working toward their high school diplomas, students can choose from a variety of courses in these high-demand career fields: Health and Human Services, Information Technology, and Manufacturing and the Trades. Alabama-certified teachers provide live online instruction and tailor teaching to student needs. Students can participate in career-oriented clubs, gain workplace skills, and prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams in their chosen career path upon graduation.**
Career-focused courses are based on the knowledge and skills required for each career pathway in the following high-demand career fields:
- Health and Human Services: Careers in planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, and support services. Learn more about Health and Human Services.
- Information Technology: Building linkages in IT occupations for entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services. Learn more about Information Technology.
- Manufacturing and the Trades: This career field allows students to explore occupations that are possible with a high school degree and training in manufacturing and STEM. Learn more about Manufacturing and the Trades.
*Alabama Destinations Career Academy will launch initially for grades K–9, with the intent of adding grades 10, 11 and 12 during subsequent school years.
**Many Microsoft® Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who attend Destinations for at least two years in their desired pathway will have further exposure to career readiness education courses to be prepared for certification testing.