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Career Center

The Career Center is located on campus in Room 12 and is managed by Ms Jennifer Putnam. The Center works closely with the Counseling department to assist students chart a course for their post high school education and/or career. This includes Community College selection and application, financial aid, and assistance with the process.

Hours

The Career Center is open from 10:00AM – 1:45PM  Monday – Thursday

VOTING RIGHTS

This is an Election year and if you are 16, or 17, you have the right to pre-register or even register to vote if you are 18 years of age.  Ask your teacher or check the website from the State of California for more information:  http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voter-registration/ or check Amador County resources at the website: https://www.amadorgov.org/government/elections . Make yourself heard.

Services

  • Career testing and College information
  • Using Naviance you can login with your School Email as your login by clicking here
  • Financial aid and scholarship information both local and national
  • Internet access to help students in researching a career, college or program
  • Career & College Fair will be held in October 2018 on campus
  • Visits from college representatives and military recruiters 
  • Guidance with applying to colleges
  • Help prepare & apply for jobs and work placement

Career Development Videos & Services from Colleges

   Career Services and Information at Smith College – Click here

    Career Development Videos from Yale University – Click here

    Career Development Resources from University of Massachusetts – Click here

    Office of Career Services at Harvard University – Click here

Local Scholarship & College Research Resources

  • Letter of Recommendation form
  • What to do on a campus visit
  • Local community college list 

Nearby Community Colleges

Amador College Connect

The Learning Center (by CVS & KFC on Hwy 49) provides assistance and mentoring for online college.  Call the center at the number (209) 217-8239 or visit the Amador College Connect website for more information.  There are Scholarships for specific programs and their mentors provide help with courses.

College Entrance Assessments

All applicants are directed to take Math and English assessments when prior to attending community colleges and several 4-year universities.  Some colleges are now using your English or Math grades as a way to place you in a specific course level.  Confirm requirements with each college or university individually.  Students are encouraged to review Math and/or English before taking the tests. Often the assessment tests are given on a computer and the scores may be given to the student at the time that the test is completed. The tests are Free but students must have applied to the school and brought their college Student ID with them to take the test. Call ahead to ask them.

Assessment Preparation

Training Programs

Important Links & Resources

Financial Aid

Students must complete a FAFSA online form to receive state and/or federal financial aid for the upcoming academic year such as Grants or State supported Loans.  The first FAFSA registration period in California begins on October 1st and ends March 2nd.  There is an additional period later in the year with less amounts of funding.

Visit the California Student Aid Commission website for information about financial aid and how to apply or ask your school counselor.

Visit FinAid for information on other types of financial aid.

More Resources

Mother Lode Job Training includes information about job training in our area.

For information about student athlete eligibility requirements visit the NCAA website.

Learn online with courses from the world’s best universities at MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses)

Career Resources Online