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College Plans Preview Day for Local High School Students

College of the Desert will hold a College Preview Day for local, invited high school juniors and seniors on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event will help these students become familiar with a college campus and learn how to apply for college.
Students will go on a guided walking tour highlighting important campus offices such as financial aid and admissions, significant classroom buildings as well as the student services center, campus bookstore and library. In addition to visiting a college Nursing class in progress, students will participate in a campus career fair event and Student Life activities.
“Campus Tour & Preview Day is a great opportunity for the students of our community to learn what COD offers and get great tips about what to expect during the application process and beyond,” said Avante Simmons, Tech Prep Specialist, for the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Transitions Office.
The CTE programs at College of the Desert integrate rigorous academic study with workforce skills in specific career pathways. CTE offers programs for all kinds of students, from high school graduates looking to start a career, to those who want to work toward transferring to a four-year college or university. CTE programs provide students with opportunities in over 40 career & technical fields. These programs include integrated academic and technical instruction, work-based learning, dual credit opportunities and potential for continuing education at the baccalaureate level. Many students enroll in courses to upgrade their skills or develop new ones for different positions in the workforce. Today, options for employment are limitless. As our world becomes more dependent on technology, the demand for skilled technical employees will continue to increase.
If you have additional questions, feel free to call Avante Simmons in the CTE Transitions office at (760) 636-7945.