Course Description:This course prepares students to locate, secure, keep, and change careers. Emphasis is placed on self-assessment of characteristics, interests, and values; education and career exploration; evaluation of career information and creation of a career plan. Based on the National Career Development Guidelines, skills learned in this course include, but are not limited to communications, interpersonal skills, problem solving, personal management and teamwork. English language arts are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course include business/industry field trips, internships, job shadowing, and service learning.  Student participation in Career and Technical Student Organization, (CTSO) competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.
    1.00 Understand Personal Social Development
    1.01 Develop understanding of yourself to build and maintain a positive self-concept.
    1.02 Develop positive interpersonal skills including respect for diversity. 
    1.03 Integrate growth and change into your career development. 
    1.04 Balance personal, leisure, community, learner, family and work roles. 
    2.00 Understand Educational Achievement and Lifelong Learning 
    2.01 Attain educational achievement and performance levels needed to reach personal and career goals.
    2.02 Participate in ongoing, lifelong learning experiences to enhance your ability to function effectively in a diverse and changing economy.
    3.00 Understand Career Management 
    3.01 Create and manage a career plan that meets your career goals. 
    3.02 Use a process of decision-making as one component of career development. 
    3.03 Use, accurate, current and unbiased career information during career planning and management. 
    3.04 Master academic, occupational and general employability skills in order to obtain, create, maintain and/or advance your employment
    3.05 Integrate changing employment trends, societal needs and economic conditions into a career plan.