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Career Exploration I

Career Exploration I

Recommended Grade Level: 9 - 12

Course Credits: 0.5

Course Price: $250.00

Course Details:

What are careers and why should we study and explore them? How does a career differ from a job? What do you think would affect your ability to enter into one type of career versus another? Are certain personality types and traits better suited for some career paths? In this introduction to careers, we will answer all of these questions and more to help you better understand the different factors involved in choosing and pursuing the right career for you.

In this course, you will explore various careers in the following fields:

  • Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Building & Construction
  • Energy & Environment
  • Engineering & Architecture
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Marketing & Advertising


Section 1: Introduction to Career

  • A Job and A Career
  • Career Pathways and Goals

Section 2: Agriculture & Natural Resources

  • Agricultural Inspector
  • Forestry Technician
  • Farm Equipment Mechanic
  • Fish Hatchery Technician
  • Water Quality Specialist
  • Plant Scientist
  • Entomologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Animal Breeder
  • Feed Nutritionist

Section 3: Building, Construction, Energy and Environment

Section 3 Part 1: Building and Construction

  • Cabinetmaker
  • Welder
  • Drafter
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Civil Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • HVAC Installation and Maintenance
  • Building Inspector
  • Electrician

Section 3 Part 2 Energy and Environment

  • Meteorologist
  • Air Quality Inspector
  • Air Pollution Control Manager

Section 4: Engineering and Architecture

  • Architect
  • Structural Engineer
  • City Planner

Section 5: Hospitality, Tourism, Marketing and Advertising

Section 5 Part 1 Hospitality and Tourism

  • Food Decorator
  • Fitness Nutritionist
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Restaurant Manager
  • Banquet and Catering Director
  • Executive Chef
  • Director of Conference Services
  • Event Planner
  • Theme Park Director

Section 5 Part 2 Marketing and Advertising

  • Advertising Account Representative
  • Sales Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Retail Salesperson
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Travel Agent
  • Social Media Marketing Specialist
  • Press Release Specialist
  • Marketing Events Coordinator


Accreditation & Approvals

Cognia Advanced
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Northwest Accreditation Commission Board
Washington OSPI
University of California
Department of Education - Idaho
Arkansas Department of Education