Job Corps Academic Program
At the Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers (CCC), students enter with varying levels of academic abilities and can progress at their own pace and earn:
- High school diploma or GED
- Career technical training
- Social and career success skills
- Driver's education
- Math and reading tutoring
- Personal career development plan
- Employment skills
- Advanced training
- Post-secondary education-Community College partnerships
Education Opportunities Unique to the CCCs
Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Job Corps Center, Southwestern Community College (SCC), and Forest Service Lands and Realty Management offer a training program that prepares students for career entry-level Special Uses Administration positions.
- Students complete a Special Uses Administration and Office Administration two-year degree program.
- Graduates complete an internship on a Forest Service unit.
- Upon completion, graduates can compete for Special Uses Administration positions or placed in jobs using the Direct Hiring Authority (DHA).
Flatwoods Job Corps Center (Coeburn, VA), partners with Bucks County Community College and HistoriCorps Institute provide students the opportunity to earn a Historic Preservation Training Certificate.
- Students earn certification in a construction trade.
- Students earn college credits and complete a historic preservation project field session.
- The combined activities of construction trade training, community college course work, and real world provide students with additional skills and credentials that could put them on a path to a career in historic preservation.
The Forest Service Job Corps partners with the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center to provide students the opportunity to earn a Wilderness Discovery Certificate Program.
- Students complete a multi-phase curriculum that prepares them for work protecting wild places and managing recreation in wilderness.