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Welcome to Preparing for College and Careers
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Students in this class are encouraged to think about their strengths, areas where they want to grow and improve and make a plan to successfully graduate from high school with skills that will help them move into the next phase of their lives.

Evaluating and creating a plan for the future is the emphasis of this class.  Students will explore and examine careers choices by discovering personal aptitudes, interests, goals and lifestyle.  Students will develop a four-year career plan which includes postsecondary education.  Hands-on projects, discussions, and presentations will be used.  Students will explore employability skills and learn to manage personal resources.  The focus of this course is to realize that the impact of today's choices will affect tomorrow's possibilities.


 Preparing for College and Careers addresses the knowledge, skills, and behaviors all students need to be prepared for success in college, career, and life. The focus of the course is the impact of today’s choices on tomorrow’s possibilities. Topics to be addressed include twenty-first century life and career skills; higher order thinking, communication, leadership, and management processes; exploration of personal aptitudes, interests, values, and goals; examining multiple life roles and responsibilities as individuals and family members; planning and building employability skills; transferring school skills to life and work; and managing personal resources.

Recommended Prerequisites: None

•Credits: 1 credit per semester, 1 credit maximum

•Qualifies as one of the F&CS courses a student can take to waive the Heath & Wellness graduation requirement. To qualify for a waiver, a student must take three of the approved courses. For more information, please see 511 IAC 6-­7.1-­4(c)(6).

•Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

 This course includes reviewing the national career clusters and Indiana's College and Career Pathways, in-depth investigation of one or more pathways, reviewing graduation plans, developing career plans, and developing personal and career portfolios.  A project based approach, including computer and technology applications, cooperative ventures between school and community, simulations, and real life experiences, is recommended.

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