General Career Preparation

Overview of program:

In the General Career Preparation Program, students gain the skills and knowledge needed for success in a variety of career fields. The program also prepares students for career college, vocational training, community college, or continuing education. This is an excellent option for students who are undecided in their career majors, but need career training they can apply in any occupation or course of study. The program stresses the personal and professional skills needed in today’s workplace.

Career information and outlook:

Although these skills can be applied to almost any career field, office and administrative support positions tend to rely greatly on the information learned in this program. The occupations within this group often work in an office setting, performing clerical or customer service related tasks. Many of these occupations are expected to have at least a 10 percent increase in employment from 2014 to 2024.*

Topics covered:

  • Advancing in the workplace
  • Communication
  • Time management
  • Creativity
  • Employment hot topics
  • Workplace challenges and opportunities

Program courses:

Please visit the Course Catalog page for Core Course listings.

What do students graduate with?

  • High School Diploma from Career Online High School
  • Professional Skills Development Certificate

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Receptionists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/office-and-administrative-support/receptionists.htm (visited October 19, 2015).

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Customer Service Representatives, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/office-and-administrative-support/customer-service-representatives.htm (visited October 19, 2015).