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Career Center


Are you on your way to a satisfying career? Do you need help exploring your career options?

Choosing a career that will satisfy you can sometimes be difficult and confusing. If you are unsure of what you want to do or simply want to explore career options, we invite you to contact the Integrated Advising, Testing, & Career Center. We are located at the Walker Fine Arts Student Center in room 228. To set up an appointment, contact Cory Werkheiser by phone at (276) 656-5483 or email .

Career counseling services available to you include computerized career exploration programs, career inventories and personality tests. These services help you choose a career path that is financially rewarding and personally satisfying. Below is a description of the career counseling services available to you at Patrick Henry Community College. The resources are available for use in the IATCC during normal operating hours.

We have a number of online resources which provide information on job outlook forecasts, job descriptions, and salary information about a number of occupational opportunities. Career inventories and tests provide important information about your interests, abilities, values, likes and dislikes, and personality strengths and traits. Career inventories and tests used in the Career Center include the following assessment tools:

  • Virginia Education Wizard is designed to help the student learn more about pursuing their education through the Virginia Community College system. But, that's not all! The website allows students to work through a career interest inventory, learn information about varying careers, research information about Virginia's community colleges, learn more about financial aid and paying for college and it also helps students plan for transferring to a four year institution.
  • Virginia VIEW is the Career Information System for the Commonwealth of Virginia. This online system provides information if you want to explore your interests and find out about cool careers.
  • CareerScope is a career assessment program that measures both aptitude and interest through a variety of tasks. The results are compiled into a comprehensive Individual Profile Analysis (IPA), and identify the most significant interest area preferences.

Need additional resources for career assessment? 
CareerScope - Contact the IATCC to schedule an appointment

All of these assessment tools create a "snapshot" of you as you relate to the world of work. The results are explained in a caring, open environment. Our goal at Patrick Henry Community College is the same as yours. We want to help you choose a career path wisely, one that will bring you much satisfaction.

Additional Career Resources:
Virginia Employment Commission

Monster.com

O*NET

America's Career InfoNet

North Carolina Employment Security Commission

Virginia Workforce Connection

Community Economic Profile

Check out Jobs for Students

If you need to schedule an appointment for assistance with career counseling or career development call 276-656-5480 to schedule an appointment.

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