PASADENA — ColoradoBoulevard.net:
Pasadena Public Library is launching a new digital service, Career Online High School available for California residents ages 19 and older.
By News Desk
Accessible through the Pasadena Public Library website, Career Online High School is a free online high school diploma and career certificate program for qualifying participants. Prospective students enroll in a two-week prerequisite course; once completed, students follow a self-paced online course of study for 18 months.
During their course of study students are paired with an academic coach to support their progress toward earning an accredited high school diploma and certification for workforce readiness in several career paths. Career certificates allow students to select a career path and complete workforce-ready training in that field as they complete the diploma program. The certificates include:
- General Career Preparation
- Childcare and Education (CDA)–preparation to obtain the industry credential
- Certified Protection Officer (Security Officer)
- Office Management
- Commercial Driving (CDL) –preparation to obtain industry credential
- Security Professional
- Retail Customer Service
- Food and Hospitality (CPFM)–preparation to obtain industry credential
- Hospitality and Leisure
- Home Care Professional
- Introduction to Manufacturing
Pasadena Public Library provides additional support to diploma seekers with available Chromebooks and hotspots lending for library card holders as well as computers, printers, and study space at all ten library branches. By providing adult learners with an opportunity to acquire their high school diploma and career certification, the library seeks to expand its commitment to life-long learning and service to the community.
To access Career Online High School, visitcityofpasadena.libguides.com/cohs.
Career Online High School was supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library. Chromebooks and hotspots acquisition was funded by The Friends of the Pasadena Public Library.
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