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Resources for Counselors

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Every day, counselors, caseworkers and advisors play a crucial role in helping others make smart choices about careers and education—and Washington state's community and technical colleges are here to help.

Whether you work in a high school setting or an agency such as Employment Security, WorkSource or the Department of Social and Health Services, this site offers resources and links for you to make a difference.

Using This Site to Help Students

Help students and clients discover their strengths and find the right school. Walk them through the steps of applying and paying for college and much more.

Academic Year Calendar

The community and technical colleges are on a quarter (not semester) calendar. The instructional calendars show start and end dates for summer, fall, winter, and spring academic terms:

Career Demand and Wage Information

These websites can help you figure out which jobs are in demand in your client's community and how much different careers pay.

Counselor Workshops

Your local community and technical college outreach representativesPDF are willing to give general (non-college-specific) community and technical college presentations at your college fairs and parent nights. Just ask!

Download the 2014 Washington Council Fall Counselor Workshops community and technical college presentation:

How to Order "Check Out A College" Brochures

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The 2013 edition of the popular "CHECK OUT A COLLEGE – Community and Technical Colleges of Washington State" brochure is available from two sources:

  • Free: Your nearest community or technical college outreach or public information office is your local source for these brochures for schools, community organizations, and non-profits. The community and technical college outreach representatives rosterPDF has campus contacts for the CheckOutACollege brochure.
  • Low cost: Order online at the Washington State Department of Printing website:
    • Visit General Store/myFULFILLMENT
    • Search by product name, type in Check Out A College
  • Quantity/Price:
    • 100-499 $0.11 per piece
    • 500-99 $0.04 per piece
    • 1000 or more  $0.03 per piece

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