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CAP Training

AzCAN wants to ensure all students receive assistance with planning for postsecondary education and that college access professionals have the knowledge and expertise to provide accurate information to students.

AzCAN’s College Access Professional (CAP) Training will help you develop an understanding of your role in developing a college-going mission for all students, particularly students in poverty or facing other barriers in postsecondary planning.  CAP Training is provided in six online modules, consisting of three core modules and three specialized modules:

Session 1: Understanding The National Workforce Landscape and 21st Century Careers
Session 2: Cultural Competency and Equity
Session 3: Understanding, Communicating, and Advocating for the Role of the School Counselor in College and Career Planning
Session 4: Creating a School-Wide College-Going Culture
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Session 1: Supporting Student Career Awareness and Development
Session 2: Engaging Students in Career and Postsecondary Planning
Session 3: Using Data to Address Equity and to Guide Academic and Career Planning
Session 4: Helping Students Make Postsecondary Choices
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Session 1: Guiding Parents and Students through the Complexities of Financial Aid
Session 2: Assisting with the Financial Aid Process
Session 3: Preparing for College Admission Tests
Session 4: Application Process
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Session 1: Developing a College-Going Culture in Your Middle School
Session 2: Helping Middle Grade Students and Families Understand the Value and Affordability of Postsecondary Education
Session 3: Engaging Middle Grade Students in Self-Exploration of Career Interests and Skills
Session 4: Using Data to Address Equity and Create Early Warning Systems
Session 5: Engaging Middle Grade Students and Families in Academic Planning and Transitions
Session 6: Helping Students Develop Mindsets and Skills for Academic and Career Success
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Session 1: Understanding and Identifying Special Populations
Session 2: Building Support Systems for Special Populations
Session 3: Academic Progress and Planning
Session 4: Postsecondary Exploration
Session 5: College Admission Process & Financial Aid
Session 6: Transition to College
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Session 1: The Impact of School Counselors on Student Achievement
Session 2: Understanding the Role of the School Counselor
Session 3: Setting Expectations for a Comprehensive School Counseling Program in Your School
Session 4: Strengthening the School Counselor-Principal Relationship
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The curriculum includes readings, activities and online discussion.  Each module takes approximately 6 weeks and 20 hours to complete. Students who successfully complete a module are eligible for 20 continuing education units. Those who complete the three core modules become an Arizona College Access Professional.

upcoming classes

March 4 – April 15, 2019

April 1 – 22, 2019

May 27 – August 16, 2019

September 4 – 27, 2019

For information on upcoming CAP Training, contact us at
or 602-687-7450.

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