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COCAL

Individual Studies: Collaborative Career Learning (COCAL)

In this innovative approach to career learning, students learn career skills in fields in which jobs are available locally. Although similar to cooperative education and internship programs, Students learn from practicing professionals who follow competency guidelines prescribed by the College and based on O*NET online specifications, national competency catalogs, and employer input. Students combine collaborative career learning with 12‑18 credits of related college course work to earn a one‑year certificate in Individual Studies.

Students include dislocated workers, displaced homemakers, high school graduates interested in “hands‑on” learning and immediate employment, as well as students who are interested in career exploration prior to committing themselves to four years of college. The primary goal of COCAL is employment upon graduation. Enrollment is competitive. Students should contact the COCAL office for full details at 518-736-3622 x8931.

COCAL Career Titles and Occupational Outlook Handbook Link (Career Outlook)

Administrative Office Assistant
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/office-and-administrative-support/home.htm

Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerk
https://data.bls.gov/search/query/results?cx=013738036195919377644%3A6ih0hfrgl50&q=Accounting+Clerk+inurl%3Abls.gov%2Fooh%2F

Advanced Manufacturing Technologist
https://data.bls.gov/search/query/results?q=advanced%20manufacturing%20Technology

Auto Technician
https://data.bls.gov/search/query/results?q=Auto Technician

Community Health Worker
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/health-educators.htm

Construction Carpenter
https://data.bls.gov/search/query/results?q=construction%20carpenter

Customer Service Representative
https://data.bls.gov/search/query/results?q=customer%20service%20Representative

Dental Assistant
https://data.bls.gov/search/query/results?q=dental%20assistant

General Office Clerk
https://data.bls.gov/search/query/results?q=General%20Office%20Clerk

Human Resource Assistant
https://data.bls.gov/search/query/results?q=Human%20Resource%20Assistant

Medical Records and Health Information Technician
https://data.bls.gov/search/query/results?q=%20Medical%20Records%20and%20Health%20Information%20Technician

Patient Care Technician
https://data.bls.gov/search/query/results?q=Patient%20care%20technician

Phlebotomist
https://data.bls.gov/search/query/results?q=Phlebotomist

RV Technician
https://data.bls.gov/search/query/results?q=RV%20Technician

Other – FM can create a one-year Individual Studies certificate or a two-year AOS Individual Studies degree program tailored to a student’s specific career goals, combining classroom study with on-the- job-training and close mentoring by practicing professionals in a workplace environment. (Career titles cannot require a licensure or duplicate existing FM programs.)