hlcs career college prep

Dear Students and Parents:

Below are some miscellaneous notes and links as you look to your “after high school” options. And even further below are links to grade specific suggestions for planning. Feel free to email me with questions or to set up a meeting.

Erin Barnes
Harbor Light Christian School
Guidance Counselor

When talking together about your future after high school, consider each of these paths:

  • Work
  • Military
  • Apprenticeship
  • Certificate program
  • 2-year community college
  • 4-year college

Which path is needed for your field of interest? And, consider the costs. Luke 14:28 reminds us to first sit down and count the cost of what we are building, and in this instance you are planning on building your future.

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Helpful Links

NCMC, our local community college has a wonderful relationship with McLaren Northern Michigan through its nursing program. Our local hospital also is one of the largest employers in the area.

  • Visit ncmich.edu for more information about their community college.
  • Visit mclaren.org, then follow the careers tab for job openings at their hospital, and for ideas of job openings requiring further education.
  • Alpena Community College offers a utility tech program for students interested in becoming a lineman. Visit discover.alpenacc.edu and see more!
  • Visit nmc.edu — Northwestern Michigan College is another community college located in Traverse City!

Other Useful Sites

  • Visit rightpathccp.com college and career planning with Matt Bremeyer! HLCS may schedule an evening meeting with Matt, but feel free to look into his services regarding paying for college, filling out the FAFSA, and comparing colleges.
  • Visit commonapp.org  — Use this site to fill out the common college application that some colleges accept.