Career Center

The Career Center at Ledyard High School is proud to offer valuable tools and opportunities for students to develop realistic career goals and objectives. Each year the Career Center coordinates a College Fair, Career Day and ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) Testing.  The Career Center has information on volunteer opportunities, part-time employment opportunities, job shadows and field trips. Students who utilize these fundamentals of career development are able to make educated decisions about their future; saving time, money and frustration. 

All students are required to complete a Student Success Plan (SSP). The SSP will document each student’s academic, career and personal/social development. Students will more easily be able to make connections between their interests, coursework and career plans.

The Career Center partnered with the School Counseling and Guidance department will assist students in completing the following tasks utilizing Naviance’s Family Connection:

Grade 9 – “Learning Styles Inventory”, “Career Interest Profiler” -a tool that can help you discover the types of work activities and careers that match your interests.

Grade 10-“Do What You Are”- a self discovery personality type assessment.

Grade 11- Build a Resume/College Search

Grade 12- College Applications/Post High School Transition

All of these tasks (and others) will be documented within Naviance as part of each student’s SSP. The SSP will guide a student toward a particular Career Pathway. A Career Pathway is are commended sequence of courses that provide foundation knowledge and skills in a chosen career area, qualifying for entry-level employment in technical areas and preparing students for the more rigorous technical courses in college.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training,pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

Please refer to the Career Pathways chart below: 


CAREER PATHWAY SUGGESTED COURSES LHS COURSES
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources - careers in the production, processing, marketing, distribution,
financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources.
Agricultural Science; Animal Anatomy/Physiology; Animal Science; Biological Science; Biology; Botany; Chemistry; Earth/Environmental Science; Horticulture; Livestock Management; Natural Resources & Management Agri-Science; Anatomy/Physiology; Biology; Bio Ethics; Human Biology; Chemistry; Earth Science; Environmental Science; Marine Science; Systems & Sustainability 
Architecture and Construction - careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the physical infrastructure environment, e.g. buildings, homes, parks, bridges, roads and highways, etc.
Advanced Algebra; Calculus; Computer-Aided Drafting/Applications; Design & Construction; Geometry; Applied Technology, Safety, Health & the Workplace Environment; Woodworking

Agri-Science; Algebra; Pre-Calculus; Calculus, Physics; Civil Engineering & Architecture; Computer Science Principles; Geometry; Housing & Interior Design; Integrated Math; Intro to Engineering Design; Metals; Power Mechanics; Principals of Engineering; Woods
Arts. A/V Technology and Communications - careers in designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing,
and publishing multimedia content, e.g. visual and performing arts and design, journalism, etc.

Art/A-V Technology & Communications; Band/Choir; English Composition; Fashion/Interior Design; Graphic Design; History; Information Technology; Journalism; Literature; Music Theory; Performing Arts; Photography; Speech/Communication; Technical Writing; Theater & Playwriting
Painting Studio; English; Art; World History; Music; Ceramics; Clothing - Fashion, Fabrics & Construction; Creative Writing; Journalistic Publications; Drama; Drawing; Housing & Interior Design; Public Speaking
Business, Management and Administration - careers in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to effi cient and productive business operations.
Accounting; Advertising; Algebra; Business Law; Business Management; Calculus; Computer Applications; Economics; English Literature/Composition; Finance; Geometry; Offi ce Technologies; Physics; Speech/Communication; Statistics; Technical Writing; World Issues; World Languages
Accounting; Algebra; Pre-Calculus; Calculus; English; Physics; French; Spanish; Current Issues; Geometry; Integrated Math; Public Speaking; World History; Personal Finance; Statistics; Marketing. 
CAREER PATHWAY SUGGESTED COURSES LHS COURSES
Hospitality and Tourism - careers in the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other food services, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services.
Accounting; Business/Hospitality Management; Communications/Speech; Culinary Arts/Food Service; Food/Beverage Management; Hospitality & Tourism; Marketing; Nutrition; Personal Finance; Sports; World Geography/Cultures
Accounting; Psychology; Spanish; French; Music; Culinary Arts; World History; Consumer Math; PE; Public Speaking; Sports Psychology; Marketing. 
Human Services - careers that prepare individuals for employment that relates to families and human needs.
Child Growth & Development/Child Psychology; Early Childhood Education & Services; Family Life Education; Family Relations; Independent Living; Literacy & Language; Occupational Childcare; Parenting; Personal Finance; Psychology; Public Speaking; Safety & Health for Children; Sociology; Theology; World Issues

Anthropology; Psychology; Spanish; French; Child Development; Health; Public Speaking; Consumer Math; Understanding Self & Relationships; Sports Psychology; World History; Genocide; 20th Century American Culture. 
Information Technology - entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services.
Accounting; Advanced Algebra; Calculus; Computer Systems; Desktop Publishing; Economics; Geometry; Information Technology; Physics; Programming & Software Development/Design; Spreadsheet/Database Applications; Statistics; Technical Writing; Trigonometry; Webpage Design; Word Processing Applications
Accounting; Algebra; Pre-Calculus; Calculus; Computer Science Principles; English; Physics; Geometry; Integrated Math; Statistics.
Law, Public Safety and Security - careers in planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.
American Government; Civics; Civil Law; Courts & the Judicial Process; Criminal Justice; Ethics & Social Issues; Information Technology Applications; Law, Public Safety, Law Enforcement Services; Political Science; Procedural Criminal Law; Psychology; Sociology; Speech/Communication
Anthropology; Psychology; English; Spanish; French; Current Issues; Understanding Self & Relationships; US History; Bio Ethics; Forensic Science; Civics; Genocide.
CAREER PATHWAY SUGGESTED COURSES LHS COURSES
Education and Training - careers in planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services.
American Government/History; Career Exploration in Education & Training; Child Development/Psychology; Computer Applications; English Composition; Home Economics; Parenting; Philosophy; Psychology; Social Studies; Sociology; Speech/Communication; Statistics; World Issues; World Languages
Anthropology; English; Psychology; Spanish; French; US History; Civics;  Child Development; Current Issues; Public Speaking; Understanding Self & Relationships; World History; Genocide; 20th Century American Culture; Statistics; Marketing. 
Finance - careers in services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management.
Accounting; Algebra; Banking & Investing; Business Management & Statistics; Calculus; Computer Applications; Economics; Finance; Geometry; International Business; Office Technology; Research/Market Research; Statistics; Technical Writing
Accounting; Algebra; Pre-Calculus; Calculus; English; Geometry; Integrated Math; Personal Finance; Marketing; Statistics. 
Government and Public Administration - focuses on the careers unique to government, including governance, national security, regulation, and management and administration at the local, state, and federal levels.
American Government & Comparative Political Systems; American History; Civics; Geography; Government & Public Administration; Information Technology; Modern Europe & Western Traditions; Psychology; Sociology; Speech/Communication; Statistics; World Concepts & Themes; World Issues; World Languages; Writing/Composition
Anthropology; English; Psychology; Spanish; French; US History; Civics; Current Issues; Public Speaking; Understanding Self & Relationships; World History; Genocide; 20th Century American Culture.
Health Science - careers in planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.
Advanced/Technical Algebra; Anatomy/Physiology; Biology/Biological Science; Calculus; Certified Nurses Aide Training; Chemistry; Health Science & Healthcare; Medical Ethics; Medical Math; Medical Terminology; Microbiology; Nutrition; Physics; Psychology; Research Methods; Research/Technical Writing; Sociology; Statistics; World Language
Algebra; Anatomy & Physiology; Anthropology; Biology; Bio Ethics; Human Biology; Pre-Calculus; Calculus; Chemistry; Physics; Psychology; Spanish; French; Forensic Science; Health; PE; Sports Psychology; Understanding Self & Relationships; Genocide
CAREER PATHWAY SUGGESTED COURSES LHS COURSES
Manufacturing - careers in planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products, and related professional and technical support activities.
Advanced Algebra/Calculus; Chemistry; Computer Applications; Design for Manufacturability; Electronics; Geometry; Manufacturing Occupations/Technology; Manufacturing Production Processes; Materials & Processes; Physics; Safety in the Workplace; Quality Assurance Concepts & Techniques; Woodworking
Agri-Science; Algebra; Pre-Calculus; Calculus; Computer Science Principles; Digital Electronics; Geometry; Integrated Math; Physics; Clothing - Fashion, Fabrics & Construction; Electronics; Metals; Woods.
Marketing, Sales and Service - careers in planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives.
Accounting; Advertising; Algebra; Business & Technical Writing; Business Management; Calculus; Computer Applications; Entrepreneurship/Small Business Ownership; Marketing & Sales; Offi ce Technology; Real Estate Practices; Research/Market Research Methods; Speech/Communication; Statistics
Accounting; Algebra; English; Integrated Math; Pre-Calculus; Calculus; Chemistry; Psychology; Spanish; French; Public Speaking; Creative Writing; Journalistic Publications; Statistics; Marketing. 
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) - careers in planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional/technical services, including research and development services.
Advanced Algebra/Calculus; Chemistry/Organic Chemistry; Civil Engineering & Architecture; Computer Integrated Manufacturing; Differential Equations; Digital Electronics; Engineering Design/Analysis/Processes/Innovation; Information Technology Applications; Microbiology; Physics; Speech/Communication; Statistics; Technical Writing; Trigonometry
Agri-Science; Algebra; Pre-Calculus; Calculus; Chemistry; Computer Science Principles; English; Physics; Public Speaking; Civil Engineering & Architecture; Digital Electronics; Electronics; Intro to Engineering Design; Principals of Engineering; Statistics; Systems & Sustainability. 
Transportation, Distribution and Logistics - careers in the planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water, and related professional/technical support services.
Advanced Algebra; Applications in Transportation, Distribution & Logistics; Auto Mechanics; Calculus; Computer Applications; Energy, Power, Transportation & the Environment; Geometry; Land, Air, Water & Space Transportation Systems; Physics; Vehicular Transportation Systems
Agri-Science; Algebra; Pre-Calculus; Calculus; Physics; Geometry; Integrated Math; Electronics; Digital Electronics; Environmental Science; Earth Science; Power Mechanics.