Exploring College and Careers A/B

Exploring College and Careers focuses on personal and career assessment, exploration of career opportunities, academic planning, and financial planning. The course begins with an introduction to self-exploration and explains how to identify aptitudes, interests, skills, values, beliefs, and strengths. It discusses how to interpret self-assessment data to create an initial career and education plan. It delves into how to develop long-term, mid-term, and short-term goals. The course then explores jobs, occupations, and careers in 16 career clusters. It provides insights into the educational requirements and skills necessary for different professions. The course compares postsecondary educational options such as trade or technical schools, apprenticeships, community colleges, the military, and two- and four-year colleges and universities.

Lesson Activities, Unit Activities, and a Course Activity help students develop and apply durable skills such as analytical thinking, data analysis, and organizational skills. A Course Project focuses on helping students develop additional durable skills such as planning, goal setting, and doing research. Videos and interactive content included in the lessons keep students engaged and make technical concepts easy to understand. The end-of-semester test helps students reinforce their understanding of key concepts.