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The wide range of clientele to be served through a community college's career assistance center is a challenging task. With a great proliferation of assessment tools available, such as aptitude and ability tests, interest inventories, personality inventories, values inventories, etc., it is difficult to select appropriate tools for use. The task is further complicated when considering the wide range of clientele that are seeking assistance on the community college campus. This includes the traditional student coming immediately out of high school and the non-traditional student that is seeking to attend college later in life--a population that includes dislocated workers, displaced homemakers, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged individuals, and simply people making career changes later in life. Assessment services are also provided for various agencies such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Job Training Partnership, and welfare employment programs. These agencies request the services to assist them in working with their clientele. Along with the assessment, the community college career center provides interpretation and counseling services to these various populations.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Educational Administration and Counseling

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Michael D. Waggoner


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