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:
  • Building a College-Going Culture for All Students (Core)

    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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  • College, Career, and Academic Planning (Core)

    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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  • Financial Aid and College Applications (Core)

    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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  • College and Career Advising in the Middle Grades

    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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  • College and Career Advising for Special Populations

    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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  • Maximizing School Counselor Impact on Student Success: A Module for School Leaders

    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



December 2, 2019  – January 10, 2020

January 20 – March 14, 2020

March 23 – April 24, 2020

May 18 – August 28, 2020

September 7 – October 9, 2020

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

Arizona college access professionals

These leaders are prepared to help all students plan informed decisions about their education beyond high school. The Arizona College Access Professional designation involves 60 hours of coursework, discussion and action planning in three areas: creating a college-going culture; college and career planning; and financial aid and college applications.

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