This course, developed for practicing professional school counselors, pre-service school counselors, and college access professionals, includes five sessions that address the skills and knowledge required to help students prepare for postsecondary education and careers. You will build knowledge and skills in several areas, including how to help students create a five year plan, how to help students connect postsecondary planning to career goals, how to help students and families make informed postsecondary decisions, and how to maximize student success in the application and admissions process. You will engage in constructive discussions in a learning community with their colleagues during each session and complete practical, hands-on activities while working toward a Final Action Plan throughout the course.
Note: The term "college" is used throughout this course to refer to any postsecondary education or training. "College" refers to a Pell-eligible educational institution beyond the high school level, including those that offer apprenticeship programs, certificates, and associate and/or bachelor degree programs.