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Career-related Programme (Ages 16-19)

The IB Career-related Programme (CP) is a dual-enrollment programme for students in Grades 11-12 that that have a clear vision for their future and are ready to focus on learning their passion in Grade 11. Students can access a wide variety of Career-Related Studies from a range of universities in area such as Sustainable Business, Entrepreneurship, Architecture & Design, Art & Design, Sustainable Fashion, Nature Conservation, Music, Computer Science, Business Data Analytics, Aeronautical Engineering, Project Management, and Hospitality. 

Some of the universities that can work with CP students include: SCAD, SUMAS, ASU (Arizona State University), Embry-Riddle, KMUTT, Les Roches, Microsoft (as a corporate certification provider), and a growing list of others.

Skills Gained in the CP

What is the Career-related Programme (CP)?

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The CP is a blend of DP courses, the CP Core, and Career-Related Studies (CRS) through external, accredited providers. CP students take 2-4 DP courses alongside KIS peers. In addition, students enroll in their chosen career-related pathway. 

The KIS University Counseling team get to know each student on a personal level. They work closely with families to determine the most appropriate IB programme course and combination of subjects that will challenge and prepare students.

CP vs DP: Which is right for you?

The KIS vision is to inspire individuals so that we can help make the world a better place—helping students to be successful both at KIS and beyond.

The CP should not be perceived as less academic than the DP as it is just as challenging, in fact, the CP can involve more independent study and a higher level of self-discipline and organization than the DP.

IBCP Pathways and Providers:

Business & Sustainability

Sustainability Management School (SUMAS)

Six CP Career Pathways Tracks:

  • Nature Conservation
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Sustainable Hospitality
  • Sustainable Culinary Arts
  • Sustainable Finance and Digitalization
  • Sustainable Fashion

Art & Design

Savannah College of Art and Design

CRS Pathways:

  • Interactive Design and Game Development 
  • Fashion Marketing and Management
  • Business of Beauty and Fragrance
  • Social Strategy and Management
  • Advertising and Branding
  • Graphic Design
  • Sequential Art
  • Photography

Architecture & Design

King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi - KMUTT 

Six CP Career Pathway Tracks:

  • Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Communication Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Design Innovation
  • Multiple Intelligences for Design Innovation (MIDI)

Information Technology

Arizona State University 

Possible CP Career Pathways

  • Applied Business Data Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Information Technology Manager

AI, Coding & Data Science 

Microsoft Corporation 

Possible CP Career Pathways

  • Data Scientist
  • Information Technology Educator
  • Artificial Intelligence Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Cyber Security Specialist

Aeronautical Science

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Possible CP Career Pathways

  • Commercial Pilot
  • Computer Engineer
  • Private Pilot
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator
  • Aviation Legislator

Whichever program students choose, they learn by doing what they love while building lifelong skills enabling them to move through the world as socially responsible citizens with a sense of purpose.

Why the Career-related Programme?

  • Combines academic and practical real-world approaches to learning
  • Offers experiential learning (ex. internships, seminars, and more) leading to higher education and employment.
  • Career-specific courses that align with students’ passions and career goals
  • Students develop their CV or portfolio for university admissions and employment
  • KIS can tailor the IBCP programme to meet their needs and background