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Now is the time to seriously begin researching and thinking about your life after high school.  This project will give you the time and resources to do just that.  You will be deciding the direction of your research.  You will have three options from which to choose.

College Option 1

Choose five colleges/universities to research.  This option will have you choosing a “reach” school, three “middle of the road” schools, and one “safe” school to complete your research.  You will have to complete the Common Application OR the Universal Application either online or on paper. (If you complete online, you must print off a copy or some sort of proof that is was complete.) One of the components will be what careers will be available to you if you choose to pursue this major. Fill out the Career Opportunities Form after completing your research.

This is what you will have to hand into your teacher: 5 college forms, 1 college application, and career opportunity form.

 

Apprenticeship Option 2

Choose two post-secondary technical schools, two apprenticeships, and one community college to research.  This option will have you completing either the common application or universal application for a college OR completing an application for an apprenticeship either online or on paper. It is up to you to find an apprenticeship and its application that you would like to apply for.  One of the components will be what careers will be available to you if you choose to pursue an apprenticeship or a technical field of study. Fill out the Career Opportunities Form after completing your research.

This is what you will have to hand into your teacher: 2 tech college forms,  2 apprenticeship forms, 1 community college form, 1 college application or 1 apprenticeship application, and career opportunity form.

Military Option 3

Choose one post-secondary technical school, two apprenticeships, and two branches of the military to research.  This option will have you completing the ASVAB test (required for military service) as part of the military and Option 3 requirement. (You will access a practice ASVAB test online through INFOhio. You will receive separate instructions on how to gain access to this required test. As part of your packet, you will have to print off the results.) One of the components will be what careers will be available to you if you choose to pursue an apprenticeship, military training program, or attend a tech school.  Fill out the Career Opportunities Form after completing your research.

This is what you will have to hand into your teacher: 1 tech college form,  2 apprenticeship forms, 2 military branch forms,  results of ASVAB test, and career opportunity form.

ROTC Option 4:  Choose three colleges (that offer ROTC program), ROTC program, and one branch of service to research.  This option will have you completing the Common Application OR the Universal Application either online or on paper. (If you complete online, you must print off a copy or some sort of proof that is was completed.) One of the components will be what careers will be available to you if you choose to pursue this major. Fill out the Career Opportunities Form after completing your research.

This is what you will have to hand into your teacher: 1 ROTC Form, 3 college forms, 1 military form, 1 college application, and  career opportunity form. **Choose a college or military career form. Either will be accepted. **
 
Attention CCP Juniors and Seniors: 
26 Question Quiz to help you narrow down a major. Click the link and get started. 
 

Resources

MyPlan.com  

MyPlan is100% independent and unbiased, MyPlan.com gives you the truth about colleges, careers and majors. Their research and data is the most comprehensive you’ll find anywhere on the subject. And, with dozens of easy-to-use tools, they’ve made getting to that information convenient, simple and fun.

 
U.S.Bureau of Labor and Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook  You will find career information here. 
 
College Simply  College cost, admission and statistics to simplify your college search. This website will let you know where you stand in getting accepted into colleges of your choice. It will take into account your GPA, and ACT/SAT scores. It will tell you if it is a reach school for you or not. It will also give you an acceptance percentage rate.

Applications

Common Application (PDF is located under Forms and Documents)

List of Colleges That Accepts the Common Application

Some colleges (648) accept the common application.

Universal Application

Only 34 colleges accept the universal application; however, among those that do, are Harvard and Princeton. See above links for these applications.

University and Technical Schools 

Sites to research Colleges (technical, 2-year, and 4-year)
 
College Board.org  (You can find out ACT and SAT scores needed, enrollment, and cost here. You can also compare three colleges side-by-side for viewing.)
 
Ohio Means Jobs This state site has a lot of information about schools, scholarships, jobs, etc. You must create an account in order to save items such as resumes, applications, etc.  

Japanese Colleges and Universities  An international higher education search engine and directory reviewing accredited Universities and Colleges in the world. 4icu.org includes 11,606 Colleges and Universities, ranked by web popularity, in 200 countries.

OHIO Colleges and Universities only link   Scroll down the page in order to see the links to all of the Ohio-based schools. 

College Portraits  source of basic, comparable information designed for anyone to learn more about public 4-year colleges and universities. This site is FANTASTIC!! Find everything you need to know and compare your choices with a click of a button. (Directions on how to navigate this site is on the right-hand side under Forms and Documents.)

National Universities Rankings from US News and World Report. Then, insert the college/university of your choice. Some of the answers to your college worksheets can be found here.

10 Steps to Getting to College (from PBS)

WhiteHouse.gov (Fact Sheet:  White House Unveils America’s College Promise Proposal: Tuition-Free Community College for Responsible Students)

BioOhio   Information about careers and programs related to bioscience in Ohio

College Reality Check   College cost comparison tool offered The Chronicle of Higher Ed

Discover E   Information about engineering careers for educators from current engineering students

Federal Student Aid  Estimate the cost of college and student loan payments

Financial Aid Resource from Consumer Affairs NOTE: You may need to log into IBoss in order to access the information. 

College Affordability Guide    OUR MISSION is to provide clear, correct info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make a high-quality education affordable. We analyzed 10,000,000+ data points from 5,000+ degree-granting colleges and universities across the US, looking for the most affordable colleges and degrees. Less than 10% of those schools made it into our rankings.

My Future   Military careers and other career options for students to explore

Pathways for Students and Recent Graduates  Information about internships and careers with the federal government

Real Money. Real World   An interactive spending simulation for students to learn about the financial choices they will make as adults –offered by OSU Extension Offices

Smart About Money  Budgeting ideas and tools for you now and in the future funded by National Endowment for Financial Education®

Soft Skills to Pay the Bills  Resources offered by the U.S. Department of Labor about the soft skills necessity for the workplace.

What Can I Do with This Major  This site will help you connect majors to careers.

National Center for Education Statistics  The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally.

eCampus Tours  eCampusTours makes college a virtual reality at one convenient online location. Offers virtual college tours with 360° x 360° views of over 1300 different schools all in one eye-popping website!

Campus Tours  Campus Tours builds video tours, photorealistic interactive campus maps, mobile walkding tours and custom data-driven multimedia applications for education, non-profit and government clients worldwide.

Parchment.com This website helps learners, educators, associations and employers securely send and receive education credentials online. Students can store transcripts, diplomas, certificates, etc. It makes it easier to store and no papers to lose. **Recommended by an LHS student. **

College View  (Two-year college info)

Bankrate (Ranking of the Top 25 two-year colleges)

Big Future (tips on transferring from a 2-year to a 4-year school)

The Best Schools (This includes two-year, four-year, and online degrees)

GetEducated.com (Guide to Online Colleges)

National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)


SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Scholarship.com (Scholarships available plus pros and cons of two-year colleges, etc. )

Online Schools 

Guide to Online School (Costs)

BestColleges.com This website has user-friendly guides and rankings that lead students of all ages on their personal path to a college degree. This website helps students find schools that best meet their needs.

StartClass.com Education research website that provides students, parents, and educators with everything thy need to confidently research education options.
 
My College Options (Need to create an account)

A2Z Colleges (two-year college information)

PayScale.com (List of two-year schools that have the highest paid graduates)

Office of the U.S. Department of Education  Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school.

Fastweb.com Online resource to help you find scholarships for school. 

NCAA Eligibility Center (High School Portal) This site is excellent for high school athletes who are attending college.

Accredited Online Schools and Colleges A searchable directory of accredited schools that will help you find the college(s) that fit your educational needs. 

Financial Aid Info  An award-winning site that has grown into the most comprehensive source of students financial aid information, advice and tools on and off the web.

Transitioning to College (from Kent State Libraries)

ISEEK Career and College Information      A comprehensive career, education, and job resource. It is sponsored by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and maintains partnerships with several state agencies and organizations.

Technical Schools Information

U.S. Department of Education A list of accredited schools -- the information is without warranty and this does not mean that the schools listed are endorsed by the US Dep't. of Education only that they have received an accreditation.

 
 

Ohio Higher Ed – Technical Schools Info

Go College – Trade School Info

National Center for Education Services – Career and Technical Ed. Stats

 

Apprenticeship Programs and Information
 
Occupational Outlook Handbook from Bureau of Labor and Statistics  The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and the outlook for hundreds of occupations.

My Next Move – An interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options. My Next Move has tasks, skills, salary information, and more for over 900 different careers. Users can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or through the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person’s interests and level of work experience.

Work Force One  This online community is dedicated to 21st Century Registered Apprenticeship and its members and partners sharing one goal—developing and maintaining a strong training model for all industries in need of skilled workers and for all workers and job seekers needing a leg up to a better life and long-term career.

United States Department of Labor 

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Registered Apprenticeship programs teach high-level skills for today's workplace. Ohio has more than 1,100 registered apprenticeship programs in fields as diverse as: construction, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, and utilities. Each program includes, at a minimum, 2,000 hours of structured on-the-job training and 144 hours per year of related technical instruction.

Employment and Training Administration –  USDOL is an unique, flexible training system that combines job- related technical instruction with structured on-the-job learning experiences. Registered Apprenticeship is a leader in preparing American workers to compete in a global 21st Century economy because the system keeps pace with advancing technologies and innovations in training and human resource development.

NY Times – An article about apprenticeships in the digital age.

US News and World Report – Financial Aid for Apprenticeships

Disney World – Apprenticeships and Internships

Career Builder – Apprenticeship Jobs

All About Careers – Apprenticeship info

Careers in Construction – All about Apprenticeships

 

Select Apprenticeships

Electricians

NEVA and IBEW  — Electrician

National Electrical Contractors Association   — Electrician


Plumbers

United Association of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders, and Service Techs  –Plumbers

E-Plumbing Courses  — Plumbers


Boilermakers

Boilermakers National Apprenticeship Program  — Boilermakers

Boilermakers.org  — Boilermakers


Carpenters

California Carpenters Apprenticeship Coordinators Association  –Carpenters

Ohio Carpenters’ Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program  –Carpenters

Carpenter-Employers Apprenticeship & Training Trust Fund of Washington-Idaho   –Carpenters


Dental Assistants

Dental Assistants (Study.com)  — Dental Assistants

Dental Assisting National Board, INC.

    — Dental Assistants


Heavy Equipment and Machine Operators

International Union of Operating Engineers –Heavy Equipment Operator

Learn.org — Machine Operator


HVAC Operators

HVAC Classes – Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

HVAC Trade Schools  – Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

HVAC Training Solutions  – Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning


Millwright Operators

Upper Ohio Valley Building & Construction Trades Council – Millwrights

Union Millwright  –Millwright


EMTs

Ohio Firefighters — Firefighter/EMT

Ohio Emergency Medical Services  — EMT

 

State Highway Patrol

Ohio State Highway Patrol


Welders

International Association Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers  –Iron Workers

Welding Schools Guide  –Welding


Nursing Assistants

American Red Cross – Nursing Assistants

Ohio Medical Career College – Nursing Assistants


Air Traffic Controllers

Federal Aviation Administration – Air Traffic Controller

Colleges and Degrees.com – Air Traffic Controller

 

Military Resources

Today’s Military (This site will give you the basic 5-step process for enlisting.)

Careers in the Military (This site is provided as a public service by the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Manpower Data Center.) **Excellent resource**

Military.com

ASVAB Tests  NOTE: Choose The 5th edition (through Ohio Means Jobs)

ASVAB Tests

Army

Army

Army Active Duty Requirements

Army Specialized Training

Army Rangers

Green Beret Training


Marines

Marine Corp

Marine Active Duty Requirements

Marine Specialized Training

Marine Special Forces


Navy

Navy

Navy Active Duty Requirements

NAVY Training Centers

Navy Seals


Air Force

Air Force Active Duty Requirements

Air Force Specialized Training

Air Force Special Forces


Coast Guard

Coast Guard

Coast Guard Active Duty Requirements

United States Coast Guard

Go Coast Guard

National Guard

National Guard Active Duty Requirements

National Guard Careers

Officer Training School (all branches)

            
                                                   ROTC  
 
 
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