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College & Career Information

Post-Secondary Educational Options & Information

Four-Year College and University:

Students attend four-year colleges or universities to earn bachelor’s degrees by successfully completing the degree program.  There are a lot of these institutions to choose from and they vary by size, admission criteria, academic standards, and what types of programs they offer.

College Entrance Exam Registration and Deadlines

ACT Registration Deadlines and Test Dates

SAT Registration Deadlines and Test Dates

Test Preparation

ACT Test Prep Resources

2023-2024 Preparing for the ACT 

ACT Super Course Test Prep

College-Bound Student-Athlete

NCAA Eligibility Center Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete

NCAA Eligibility Center

Federal Student Aid Information

Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)

Resources for Parents

Supportive Parents, Successful Students: Guidebook for Parents of the College Bound Student


Two-Year Colleges (Community College):

Students who attend a two-year college earn an Associate of Arts (AA) degree or an Applied Science (AAS) degree.  Students who earn an AA degree may later transfer credits to a four-year college or university.  To learn more about the difference between a four-year college/university and a two-year college, click here.

Eastern Gateway Community College


Workforce Development Programs:

Eastern Gateway Community College Workforce Development Program


Vocational-Technical and Career Schools:

A vocational school is any educational institution that is specifically geared to helping students get employment-ready skills and knowledge for occupations. A vocational school is also known as a technical school, trade school, or career college; the terms are used interchangeably. 

Trumbull Career & Technical School Adult Education

Mahoning Career & Technical Center Adult Education

New Castle School of Trades

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics


Apprenticeship Programs:

An apprenticeship is a program that trains a worker to become skilled in a trade.  Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction under the supervision of a journey-level craft person or trade professional.  For more information regarding apprenticeship programs, click here.

The Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western PA

ODE Apprenticeships and Internships

Western Reserve Building Trades for Mahoning, Trumbull & Columbiana Counties



There are a variety of career options for high school and college graduates through all branches of the military.  To explore the different types of career opportunities available to service members, learn about the compensation they can expect to receive, find out how to transfer to the civilian sector, and more, click here.

U.S. Army

U.S. Navy

U.S. Marines

U.S. Airforce

Ohio National Guard

U.S. Department of Defense

ROTC Programs


College & Career Exploration Resources:

The following are helpful links that will help you explore programs and careers that match your interest, values and strengths.    

Bureau of Labor and Statistics

O*Net Online

Ohio Means Jobs




Ohio Means Jobs

Career Village 

College Rapture

Trumbull Career & Technical Center (TCTC) Information (10th Grade)

TCTC High School Programs

2023 TCTC Career Day Registration