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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
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.
Your local community and technical college outreach representatives 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
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 roster
has campus contacts for the CheckOutACollege brochure.
- Low cost: Order online at the
Washington State Department of Printing
- Visit General Store/myFULFILLMENT
- Search by product name, type in Check Out A College
- 100-499 $0.11 per piece
- 500-99 $0.04 per piece
- 1000 or more $0.03 per piece