Career exploration program for high school students

Housatonic Community College will host a career exploration program for high school students July 8-12.

The program will expose high school students to programs and careers in six subject areas: art, engineering, business, finance, human services and criminal justice. Courses in each subject will be taught by faculty experienced in that area and will include hands-on activities to facilitate an enhanced learning experience.

“The program is designed for incoming high school seniors who need to establish or fine tune their college and career objectives, as well as juniors who want to begin thinking about these,” said Dean of Community Outreach Denise S. Bukovan. “Having a major and career focus when they walk in the door as college freshmen will help them make the most of their college career.”

The courses, she said, will provide students with information about what the various careers in each of the six areas entail, and the academic background students need to pursue them. Attending the sessions will also introduce students to college life in general and to life at Housatonic in particular.

The six three-hour courses will be offered twice a day, Monday through Friday, 9‑noon and 1–4 p.m. The fee for one course is $175; $250 for two.

For more information or to register, contact Continuing Education at 203-332-5057.

Housatonic is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in Downtown Bridgeport.