College & Career Preparation

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies offers classes and programs related to preparing high school students for college and career choices, including SAT and ACT test preparation.

Our classes and programs also address preparing yourself for a new career, whether you are graduating from high school, college or graduate school, or you are preparing for an updated career in a new field.

Our College & Career Preparation classes and programs seek to extend the values and resources of a liberal arts education into preparing yourself for college as an undergraduate student (both residential full-time and non-residential part-time options) or for a first career.

The selections listed in the tabs below represent a portion of what we have to offer. Additional listings are available and include a wide range of classes.


In the tabs below, classes and programs include a registration link. For specific information on how to register for online classes, review the information in the Online Partner Registration page. Procedures differ slightly by partner, but may all be completed online.

Programming Levels

In our Professional Education & Enrichment areas of study, we seek to provide a selection of coursework and programs that meet different enrichment and workforce levels of study. Each is described below:

  • Career-curious and enrichment: Designed to explore a career or expand an interest
  • Career-level: Designed to build skills or shift to a new career
  • Professional-level: Designed to deepen or widen knowledge and experience
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  • Career-Curious & Enrichment Programs

    College Preparation

    STEPS to Success SAT & PSAT Prep

    Online: Highly experienced educators offer intense practice and review of questions commonly found on the SAT and PSAT tests. SAT prep focuses on the math and English areas. PSAT prep focuses on preparing for standardized testing and assistance on math and English areas. Instructional-team led (start dates vary) with SPCS.

    Career Preparation

    Ace Your Job Search!

    Online: This introductory-level course helps learners craft a resume that is targeted, elegant, and effective. It continues on to cover interviewing skills, focusing on the interview preparation and the five stages of the interview process. Finally, the course will help learners formulate winning answers to difficult interview questions. Self-paced (three months access) through MindEdge.

    Finding Purpose in Your Career

    Online: Whether youre just starting out in the workforce or changing careers, it is important to understand how the job you perform contributes to your sense of fulfillment in life. This course prompts you to examine various job settings and functions, comparing each against your own preferences, values, and expectations, in order to determine the best job fit for you. Self-paced (three months access) through MindEdge.

    Grammar Refresher

    Online: Develop English grammar skills and take your writing and speaking to the next level. This course explores the eight parts of speech, punctuation and mechanics, foundational sentence construction, phrases, clauses, problem words, common mistakes, and more with practical, hands-on exercises. Instructor-led (start dates vary) or self-paced (three months access) through ed2go.

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Specialized Program Strategies & Techniques for Enhancing Performance & Skills (STEPS) to Success introduces important skills, techniques and strategies to maximize success in getting ready for college and career. S.T.E.P.S. to Success: College Entry Preparation