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Earn a free associate degree at the same time of your high school diploma.

How? Simply by participating in the ZSC Pathways to Business degree. 

The Pathways to Business program is an opportunity for academically advanced high school students to get ahead while saving thousands of dollars. The program is designed to prepare you for immediate employment or to continue on to a bachelor’s degree. You will earn both college and high school credits simultaneously. 

You will attend classes taught by Zane State College faculty on the Zane State College campus. 

Admission to the Pathways to Business program is selective. Demonstrated academic readiness for college-level algebra and English is required for acceptance into the program. The application must be made during the sophomore year of high school to complete the associate degree by the end of senior year.

Minimum prerequisites are:

  • “B” in all math and language arts courses
  • Completion of at least two years of credit in English, Math (including Algebra I), and Science
  • Qualified for college-level courses
  • No high school disciplinary infractions
  • Health and Physical Education credits completed
  • Two years of a high school-level foreign language is recommended.

Degree Details

Major: Pathways to Business-Business Administration & Management
: Associate of Applied Business
Location: On Campus
Duration: 2 Years
Type: Business
Course of Study: PBUS_COS_22_23

Application and Program Materials

Application Steps

  • Obtain and complete application materials on this page.
  • Submit your ACT scores or complete the Accuplacer assessment at Zane State College.