How does Career and College Promise help students who are undecided about their future?
Taking classes at Blue Ridge Community College allows students to explore academic subjects not available in their high school curriculum. American Sign Language, Art Appreciation, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Engineering, Microeconomics, and Public Speaking are some examples of transferable classes that could possibly lead to careers in professional fields. Having explored a career path though these classes, students can make informed decisions while receiving high school and college credit.
For more than 35 years, BRCC has invited area high school juniors to the Henderson County Campus for Career Day. Professionals from a wide range of careers provide presentations on their field of expertise.
Students have the opportunity to select their top-three career choices. They find out about degree and education requirements, salary information, and job responsibilities. Students can ask questions first hand and learn if a particular career is a viable option for them.
Blue Ridge also provides the following resources in career exploration and have counselors available to answer questions and guide students through the selection process.