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College & Career

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with information and skills in preparation for high school graduation, college matriculation, and career options. 

Students will engage in self-assessment of interests and skills, as well as goal-setting projects.  Members of the Guidance Team, as well as personnel from outside agencies, will present on guidance related topics, such as A-G requirements, the college selection process, career opportunities, etc., throughout the semester. 

Students will develop a career portfolio and a four year academic plan that will serve as a roadmap for high school and beyond.  This course will embed applied technology that is consistent with the recommendations from the University of California.  This course is a graduation requirement that should be taken in 9th grade. 

Students who cannot fit this class into their schedule may have the option to take it online through community education.

Course Outline

The course is divided into the following Units:

  1. Getting Started: Utilizing a Daily Planning System, Local Intranet, Windows Basics, ANHS Website, Email, Internet Search Skills, Cyber-Citizenship, and Bridges Career Exploration Website.
  2. Improving Presentations: Manipulating Online Images, Presentation Skills, Object/Picture Formatting in MS Word, Personal Collage Presentation
  3. Written Communication: MS Word Basics, Essay Formatting (MLA), Online Forms,
  4. Data Processing: Excel Basics including Formulas/Charts, Budgets, GPA Calculations, Career Research.
  5. Self Discovery: Personal Assessments including: Interests, Values, Multiple Intelligences, Likes/Dislikes, Skills, and Myers-Briggs Personality Test.
  6. Career Exploration: Bridges Software and Internet to Research/Explore Careers, In-depth Research on One Career, Class Visitations: Academic Advisors, Career Center/ROP Director, FIDM and more.
  7. High School Planning: CUSD Graduation Requirements, College Entrance Requirements, Goal Setting, Creating a 4-Year Plan, Extra-Curricular Activities at ANHS, Meeting the Academic Advisors
  8. College Planning: Understanding College Alternatives, College Selection Factors, In-depth Research on One College


Some Student Work

  • Planners / Agenda
  • 4 year plan
  • Excel Budget Project
  • Word Collage Project
  • Excel Database Project



Instructor: Mr. Chubb
Chubb_Jon26.JPG Mr. Chubb has been teaching at Aliso Niguel for the past sixteen years. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State in Business Administration, and his Master of Science Degree in Educational Technology from National University. Mr. Chubb enjoys helping CCP students find careers that match their passions. Coach Chubb is also a member of the ANHS Football Staff.

Mr. Chubb
B.S., M.S. Ed.



Instructor: Ms. Abedi
CCP instructor Ms. Abedi has been teaching for seventeen years.  She has taught ages five through eighteen.  This is her year in fifteenth year in Capistrano Unified School District.  Ms. Abedi received her bachelor’s degree from Cal State Fullerton in Communications.  She later earned a teaching credential from National University.  In 2010, she earned a Masters degree in Educational Curriculum with an emphasis in technology from Cal State Fullerton.

Ms. Abedi
B.A., M.S. Ed.


Instructor: Mr. Ruhlen
Richard Ruhlen
  • 27 years teaching experience
  • Opened ANHS 1993
  • Varsity Tennis coach 1993 - 1998, 2005-2012.
  • Technology Coordinator 1997 - 2010
  • Dept Chair 1996,97,99,00,01,02,05
  • Teacher of the Year 2005

Mr. Ruhlen
B.A., M.A. Ed., CCNA, MCSA
AP Computer Science / Computer Applications