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.
The Career Center is open from 10:00AM – 1:45PM Monday – Thursday
- 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
- 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 UC Berkeley – Click here
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.
- American River College
- Cosumnes River College
- Folsom Lake College
- Sacramento City College
- Sierra College
- Butte Community College
- Mesa Community College
- AIMS Community College
- March2Success Website from the Military
- Khan Academy
- California Operating Engineers Journeymen and Apprentice Training Center
- I Built It! construction apprentice program
- Fire academies
- Dental hygienist program at Sacramento City College
- Nursing programs
- Welding school
VOLUNTEER HOURS – COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS – JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Preston Castle Parking Volunteer Opportunity. Earn a free ticket to the castle, get community service hours AND help raise money for the band program. If interested stop by and see the Band teacher, Naor Karkay-Selea, after school on “B” Days!
IMPORTANT LINKS & RESOURCES
- ACT registration
- SAT registration
- California State University application
- The Common App: How to fill out common college applications
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.
Visit My Future to see options for Careers, College, or Military.
Mother Lode Job Training includes information about job training in our area.
For information about student athlete eligibility requirements visit the NCAA website.
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