Amador County Library’s Career Online High School (COHS) offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online.
The Amador County Library’s program provides a limited number of free enrollments to qualified adult learners who are looking to advance their careers, prepare for workforce entry or continue their education.
Career Online High School through the Amador County Library is open to all eligible Amador County residents.
Applicants who successfully complete an online self-assessment and prerequisite course, followed by an in-person interview, will be considered for enrollment.
Once enrolled, COHS pairs each student with an online academic coach, who provides the student with an individual career path, offers ongoing guidance, evaluates performance and connects the student with the resources needed to master the courses. Students will be given up to 18 months to complete the program.
If you are interested in the program, please email your name, phone number and email address and one of our
program consultants will contact you.
Frequently Asked questions:
- What is Career Online High School (COHS)?
Career Online High School (COHS) is an online high school diploma and career
certification program available through the Amador County Library.
This program offers free enrollment to a limited number of students.
Who can apply to COHS?
Applicants must be adults (ages 19 and older) who live in Amador County and wish
to earn a high school diploma. All applicants must have an Amador County Library card in good standing.
Minors should pursue their high school education through existing resources within their school district.
How will people be selected for the program?
Enrollment is limited. Interested adults must successfully pass an online self-assessment
and prerequisite course, as well as an in-person interview to be selected for the program.
Will COHS students receive their GED?
No. This is not a GED program. Successful graduates will earn a high school diploma
and/or a career certification through an accredited online high school.
What is the difference between a GED and high school diploma?
While both the GED and the high school diploma are important, there are
several differences between them. Among the most significant is the fact that
some colleges, institutions and organizations require a high school diploma
and may not accept the GED. Additionally, COHS gives students the benefit of
earning a career certificate and completing additional job preparation
documents and training.
How long will it take for students to complete the program?
Students will be given up to 18 months to complete the program, which will
consist of 18 credits. Students accepted into the program may transfer up to
14 credits from their former high school.
Depending on how many credits the student is able to transfer,
the program can be completed in as few as five months.
What type of career certification will be offered?
Through COHS, students may earn a certificate in the following areas:
- Childcare and Education
- Certified Protection Officer (Security Officer)
- Office Management
- Certified Transportation Services (Trucker/Commercial Driver)
- Homeland Security
- General Career Preparation
- Retail Customer Service Skills
- Food Service and Customer Service Skills
This program is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.