Career Online High School
PPLC libraries participate in the Career Online High School (COHS) program.
This program offers adults (19 and older) the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online. Each library offers a limited number of scholarships to qualified adult learners who are looking to advance their careers, prepare for workforce entry, and continue their education. Applicants who successfully complete an Are You Ready Survey, a prerequisite course, and an in-person interview will be considered for enrollment.
The core classes consist of the following subjects: English, Math, Social Studies, and Science. In addition, students will choose from the following career certificates in these high-growth, high-demand career fields and complete coursework to develop the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for:
- Child Care and Education
- Commercial Driving
- Food and Hospitality
- General Career Preparation
- Home Care Professional
- Security Professional
- Hospitality and Leisure
- Office Management
- Retail Customer Service
In addition to earning a career certificate, Career Online High School gives graduates the tools and information needed to seek employment in their fields, including:
- Biweekly online seminars that focus on 21st-century skills
- Monthly career webinars that prepare you for workplace realities and job markets
- Career portfolio lessons that teach business writing and help you create career documents including a cover letter and resume
Are you ready?
Select your library to get started!
- Clearwater Public Library
- Dunedin Public Library
- Largo Public Library
- Safety Harbor Public Library
- St. Petersburg Public Library System
- Pinellas Park- Barbara S. Ponce Public Library
- Tarpon Springs Public Library
The percentage of total costs for the PPLC-COHS-2021-22 project financed with federal money is 100%; the federal dollar amount spent on the project is $221,400. This project did not receive any state, local or nongovernmental funding. This project was funded under the provisions of the DLIS Florida American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida’s DLIS Florida ARPA program is administered by the Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.