Over 100 local high school students attended the Meet Your Major event at the Cochise College Sierra Vista Campus this week.
Local high schools including Bisbee, Bowie, Berean, Colin Powell Learning Center PPEP (Portable Practical Education Preparation) TEC, and Saint David were present at the event.
“We are trying to make a connection between the majors that we have here at Cochise College and the careers that they can turn into in the future,” said Norma Brandenburg, an Academic Advisor at Cochise College. “So students can see the connection between what they are studying and future careers that are available to them.”
Different departments showcased the new advantages available to students, including more than 100 Cochise College degree programs, and many career and technical certification programs. Nursing, Phi Theta Kappa, Cochise College Student Government, the Fire Science program, Co-op program and CTEPS (Career Technical Education Program Services) were all present.
Students attended sessions and presentations by faculty in Engineering, Cybersecurity, CISCO networking, Agriculture, Science and Administration of Justice, Honors and English.
The Vice President of Literature for PTK (Phi Theta Kappa) said, “For the Meet Your Major event, I’ve seen a lot of students who are looking for something to do after high school. Meet Your Major has been a great opportunity for students to see what’s out there, and it helps them find opportunities to gain experience, to find internships and also what they can do with their majors.”
To find out more about Cochise College majors you can go to http://www.cochise.edu/degreescertificates/.