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High School Diploma With General Career Preparation

As you earn your diploma, you'll also gain valuable skills to prepare yourself for a job in a wide array of fields. You'll learn the computer skills needed in today’s job market—from emailing, using the Internet, and setting up a PC, to using office programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The program also covers the most fundamental on-the-job skills, including communication, professional conduct, time management, conflict resolution, and essential self-and work-management techniques. 

When you enroll, you are assigned an Academic Coach who will provide you with support and help you stay on track. Should you need additional academic support, you will be assigned to one of our qualified instructors certified in the areas of mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies, who will work directly with you. When you complete the program, you'll graduate with a high school diploma and a career-credentialed certificate. And you'll prepare for the job market by creating your own career portfolio, including a resume, cover letters and more. Don't delay your future—get started now in earning the skills and credentials you need for career success! The career component of this program takes an estimate of 120 hours to complete; however, the hours for the high school diploma general education can vary based on the number of high school credits you have prior to enrollment.

18 Months / 750 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment

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High School Diploma With General Career Preparation

Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study at your own schedule

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High School Diploma With General Career Preparation Details + Objective

Course Code: GES420

You Will Learn
  • Earn your AdvancED/SACS accredited high school diploma
  • Earn a “Professional Skills Training” career certificate
  • Complete a career portfolio with cover letter, resume, and more
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 18 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 750 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Receive an accredited high diploma, which allows you to apply for a broader scope of jobs
  • Create a portfolio, cover letter, and resume to provide to potential employers
  • Develop the skills needed to thrive in a professional setting or at a higher education institution
  • Learn how to effectively study, communicate, and problem solve, and take these skills into your personal and professional life
High School Diploma With General Career Preparation Outline
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Career Preparation and Tools

Learn the fundamental skills required to thrive in a professional setting. Understand different learning styles and the technology that’s available for educational purposes. You’ll also cover methods for time, stress, and anger management as they relate to the professional world.

Conflict Resolution and Ethics

Understand how to effectively deal with conflict in a professional setting. You’ll learn how to communicate positively and proactively in the workplace, and also learn about ethical behavior and sexual harassment.

Effective Learning Habits

Master the most effective learning and study habits, including memory techniques, note taking, reading comprehension, and more. Understand the qualities that comprise an effective learning environment and become aware of the deterrents to educational success.

Motivational Factors

Discuss factors that are often used as motivation for success. Learn how to embrace change and solve problems using critical thinking techniques.

Communication and Collaboration

Understand the various means of communication you will need to employ in a professional setting including written, verbal, and face-to-face styles. Learn the difference between being assertive and being aggressive when dealing with a negative situation, and how to network for success.

Handling Stress

Learn the definition of stress, its symptoms and causes. You’ll cover best techniques for managing stress and anxiety in the work place. Additionally, this course will cover how to increase emotional intelligence and the best ways to deal with conflict in the workplace.

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High School Diploma With General Career Preparation Instructors
Karen Panerali

Karen Panerali is a Language Arts Academic Support Instructor with 15 years of experience. She is has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in liberal arts.

Kimberly Sher

Kimberly Sher is an Academic Coach and Science Academic Support Instructor with 13 years of experience. She is has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology and a Master’s degree in chemistry education.

Yianna Pavlakos

Yianna Pavlakos is an Academic Coach and Social Studies Academic Support Instructor with 14 years of experience. She is has a Bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy and a Master’s degree in history.

Shauna Paedae

Shauna Paedae is a Math Academic Support Instructor. She is a National Board Certified Teacher with a Master’s degree in statistics, a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, and 31 years of teaching experience.

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High School Diploma With General Career Preparation Requirements / Prerequisites

All students entering Career Online High School must be at least 16 years of age prior to the first day of class and have successfully completed the 8th Grade at an accredited institution. Minors will be required to obtain parental consent to enrollment and acknowledgement of responsibility.

This program can be taken on a PC or a Mac. You will need Internet access and email capability. For Windows users, you will need to have Windows XP, Vista, 7, or greater. For Mac users, you will need to have Mac OSX version 10.5 or greater. You will need to use Internet Explorer version 6 or later, Firefox version 10 or later, Apple Safari 5.0.3 or later, or Google Chrome version 0.11.257.201 (including 11.0.696.57 update) or later. You will also need to enable JavaScript in your browser options. Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.

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Hardware:

  • 1024 x 768, 16-bit (thousands of colors) color display or better
  • Standard mouse, keyboard, speakers and sound card

All materials for this program are available online.

High School Diploma With General Career Preparation Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete a program?

The career component of this program takes an estimate of 120 hours to complete; however, the hours for the High School Diploma general education can vary based on the number of high school credits you have prior to enrollment. All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you are given eighteen months to complete this program.

Do I have to buy additional materials?

All the materials you'll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. ed2go will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Who will be my instructor?

When you enroll, you are assigned an Academic Coach who will provide you with support and help you stay on track. Should you need additional academic support, you will be assigned to one of our qualified instructors certified in the areas of mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies, who will work directly with you.

What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

Can I use a Mac?

Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.

How can I get more information about the program?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button toward the top of the page). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the "Contact Us" form to the right. You may also call us at (855) 534-3690. We will answer your questions promptly.

When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

I dropped out my senior year. Will all of the courses I completed count towards this diploma?

Once you are ready to start the program, our Registrar will analyze your transcripts and apply credits for any course work you completed that fulfils our credit transfer requirements. Elective credits do not apply since the electives we offer are necessary in you earning your career certification. Click here to download the transcript request form.

How much time will I need to dedicate to my course work?

We recommend that you dedicate 6-10 hours per week to your coursework. Your Academic Coach will help keep you on track!

When can I work on my courses?

Courses are self-paced and taught in an online learning environment available to all students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What if I need help with my coursework?

Your Academic Coach will connect you with one of our certified instructors to provide you with additional academic support, when needed.

What is the career portfolio?

To arm you with the tools you need to find a job, we will teach you to create essential documents, such as your resume and a cover letter.

Why shouldn't I just get my GED?

A GED or General Equivalency Diploma requires you to pay for an exam. Preparing for the exam does not always provide you with the learning opportunities you could benefit from completing coursework. Additionally, this program gives you the benefit of also earning a career certificate. We encourage you to make the decision that is right for you so research all of your options so that you can make an informed decision. Also, ask friends, family and employers what their opinion is!

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.

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