The Career Center is located on campus in Room 12 and is managed by Ms Jennifer Putnam, Career Technician. 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, application, financial aid, and assistance with the process.

HOURS:  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 2018, (next one in 2020)
  • Visits from college representatives and military recruiters – ASVAB Test was given in April 2019 – Students from both High Schools are welcome to take this test
  • Guidance with applying to colleges (there are 112 Community Colleges in California!)
  • Help prepare & apply for jobs and work placement


Jennifer Putnam
Career Technician/ Cross Country Asst Coach
(209) 257-7757


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Amador College Connect

The Learning Center (by CVS & KFC on Hwy 49 and soon to be by Italian Picnic Grounds) provides assistance and mentoring for online classes.  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 Research Resources
Financial Aid info & Important LInks

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.


How to save for College using a 529 (Kiplinger Finances)

Career Development Videos & Services from Colleges

Career Services and Information at UC BerkeleyClick 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

More Career Resources

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

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

Career Resources Online

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS:  Amador County little league West has opportunities available in the snack shack during little league games. Interested students can contact Beth Cable at 209-304-8815 for more information and to sign-up as a volunteer.

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS:  Oak Manor is looking for additional students interested in completing their Community Service hours by working with their Residents using Art, Painting, Music/Instrumental, Reading to, and even Gardening.  Please contact Lety at 223-3273 or see Ms. Putnam with questions in room 12.
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.  Check the website from the State of California for more information: or check Amador County resources at the website: . Find your voice!
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