Career Connections

Career Connections is the area designed to help students prepare for careers and continuing education in a challenging and rapidly changing workplace. This program area provides connecting links for students in pursuit of career development and related career information resources. Students explore pathways, program models, or processes that  point the way to career goals. The concept of Career Connections includes the components of career information resources, career development, and career connecting links.

Career Strategies

9074 (CAREER INVES) 
½ Credit
Grades: 11–12
Prerequisite: Teacher or counselor approval 

This course consists of an in-depth study of career clusters through a variety of investigative activities. Students observe, analyze, and report on the demand for workers, worker qualifications, organizational structures,  quality control measures, selected policies and regulations, ethical issues, and rewards of work. Students analyze career assessment results, compare various educational options, and develop or revise a plan related to their academic and career-related goals. Mentorship opportunities may be available in this course.

Entrepreneurship Education

9093 (ENTRE-NON)
1 Credit 
Grades: 9-12

90932 (ENTRE-CO)
2 Credits
Grades:11-12


This course introduces students to the exciting world of creating, owning, and launching their own business. Students will learn concepts and techniques for planning an innovative business and living the entrepreneurial lifestyle.

Education for Employment I

9085/9078/789801 (EFE I) 
1 Credit
Grades: 9–10
Prerequisite: Teacher or counselor approval 

The EFE program is open to all students who require individualized support and assistance in order to acquire employability skills. The primary purpose of this course is to develop skills needed to find job openings, develop pre-employment skills, demonstrate job interview skills, maintain and use personal pay records, explain banking services, explore career opportunities, and develop attitudes that enhance a student’s ability to become employed and/or capable of seeking further education and training. This course is a prerequisite for the EFE co-op program. 

Education for Employment II

90871/90801/789802 (EFE II-NON) 
1 Credit 
Grades: 10-12
Prerequisite: EFEI, teacher or counselor approval

90872/90802 (EFE II-CO) 
2 Credits
Grades: 10–12
Prerequisite: EFE I, teacher or counselor approval 

This course prepares students for competitive employment through simulated work and job coaching activities in the classroom and supervised work experiences that may be school-based or community-based. Emphasis is placed on continuous assessment and improvement of individual employability skills.

Education for Employment III (Non)

229991/789803 (EFE III-NON) 
1 Credit
Grades: 11-12
Prerequisite: EFE II, teacher or counselor approval

229992 (EFE III-CO) 
2 Credits
Grades: 11–12
Prerequisite: EFE II, teacher or counselor approval

This course assists students in making the transition from the classroom to the actual world of work. Through a highly structured individual training plan and cooperative employment in an entry-level position, students refine their workplace knowledge, skills and attitudes for successful adult employment.

Education for Employment IV (Non)

229993/789804 (EFE IV-NON) 
1 Credit
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: EFE III, teacher or counselor approval 

This course prepares students for competitive employment through simulated work and job coaching activities in the classroom and supervised work experiences that may be school-based or community based. Emphasis is placed on continuous assessment and improvement of individual employability skills.

Education for Employment IV (Co)

229994/789840 (EFE IV-CO) 
2 Credits
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: EFE III, teacher or counselor approval 

This course assists students in making the transition from the classroom to the actual world of work. Through a highly structured individual training plan and cooperative employment in an entry-level position, students refine their workplace knowledge, skills and attitudes for successful adult employment.