The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act provides a renewed vision of career and technical education programs for the 21st century. The Act envisions that all students will achieve challenging academic and technical standards and be prepared for high skill, high wage, or high demand occupations in current or emerging professions. This grant provides an increased focus on academic achievement of career and technical education students, increases state and local accountability, and strengthens the connections between secondary and postsecondary education. Students can enroll in college level course while still in high school, but must take at least one career themed course to obtain college credit. The Academy of Nursing and Health Sciences has a College and Career Pathways program at Capital Community College, allowing students to obtain college credit while still in high school.