Spencerian offers College Career Pathway program at local high schools.


Spencerian College in Louisville, Ky. has two different high school collaborations with outlying county school systems. The first collaboration is with the Hardin County Early College Career Center.   This collaboration started in the fall of 2014 with a re-signed agreement for the fall of 2015. Spencerian has 16 students from Hardin County in the phlebotomy course, taught online via GoToMeeting. An instructor visits the high school each week for lab with the students. On completion of this phlebotomy course, students will receive six college course credits and will be eligible to sit for the phlebotomy certification exam.

Arvin Center

Arvin Center

The second collaboration is with the Oldham County Arvin Center. This collaboration started in January of 2015 and included two different classes. The first class, Patient Care Assistant, was recorded via Panopto. The students watched the lecture at their high school location and the Spencerian College instructor went to the high school once a week to work with the students in their lab. The instructor also taught an actual clinical rotation in a nursing home with these students. There were 12 students enrolled in the Patient Care Assistant course. After students completed this course, they were eligible to sit for the exam to become a Certified Nurse Aide Assistant.

Spencerian College also taught a developmental psychology class for Oldham County where the students interacted online via GoToMeeting with the on campus classroom. There were 14 students enrolled in this class.

All the students from Hardin Count and Oldham County are enrolled in our “Jump Start” high school program and earn dual credit for these courses.

High School to College

The High School to College Career Pathway is an enhanced version of the ones mentioned above.  They developed a Career Pathway program where the seniors at the Oldham County Arvin Center can complete up to two quarters of college credit during their senior year in high school. During their senior year, the student can complete two quarters of the practical nursing program or two quarters of one of their other allied health programs. This arrangement will allow a high school student entering into Spencerian College to actually graduate in as few as two or three additional quarters after high school graduation.

The first group of nine students started in the practical nursing program this fall. The students are completing their high school senior year attending nursing classes at Spencerian College. They are able to sample college life and obtain college credit as they complete their senior year. This has been developed as a Sullivan University System wide offering.

Spencerian College strives to meet the current workforce needs of the community and develops its program offerings accordingly. Therefore, Spencerian College has turned its focus completely to preparing men and women for careers in healthcare, one of the nation’s fastest growing employment opportunity areas. Spencerian College is proud of its distinctive reputation earned through more than a century of service in education.

Programs Offered

Spencerian College

  • Practical Nursing
  • Allied Health

Sullivan University

  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Culinary Arts

Sullivan College of Technology and Design

  • Computer Network Security – Forensics
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Dynamic Web Development




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