Career Research & Development

 Career Research and Development Program

Career Research and Development 2 (formerly CCE) is a work based learning program for students interested in exploring the world of work and preparing for college or a career. The program will earn selected seniors up to four credits toward graduation.  CCRD is designed so that students attend a one period class in the morning and report to a supervised work site in the afternoon.  This is in addition to other courses needed for graduation.  Current work-study students are employed in the federal government, law offices, medical offices, retail stores, hospitals, daycare facilities, insurance agencies, etc.  Course content includes career planning, job search techniques, portfolio development, college preparation, money management, human relations skills, and much, much more.

Course Description:

  • College Career Research and Development (CCRDII) is a Career Academy Program (CAP) that prepares students with the academic, technical, and workplace skills necessary to seek further education and employment in a career field of their interest upon graduating from high school.

  • CCRD II: The overall goal in the second course is to have students apply the knowledge gained in CRD I to the practical experience of their work-based learning placement.  Students will continue to research and refine their career options through the process of self awareness, career awareness, exploration, and preparation. In addition, students will learn how to meet employer’s expectations, use skills on the job, communicate effectively in the workplace, and learn to manage their personal finances. They will learn the components of the financial planning process as well as apply financial literacy skills towards managing personal finances.

  • Students in this course will learn how to effectively plan for their future by establishing employment, education, and training goals; building financial literacy skills; and integrating Maryland’s Skills for Success.


  • CCRD course goals and indicators are based on the Maryland Career Development (MCD) Framework. The MCD Framework is based on the National Career Development (NCDA) Guidelines. The goals of the Framework assist in guiding students and adults through the career development process and setting the stage for lifelong learning.

Enrollment Criteria

  • Students enrolled in the College Career Research and Development II (CCRD) program must have completed CCRDI by the time of enrollment
  • Students enrolled in the CCRDII program must have the possibility of completing the program along with meeting all high school graduation requirements.
  • Students must have successfully passed all HSA assessments.
  • Students must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Students who have been suspended in their junior year may be ineligible for the CCRDII program.
  • Students must have a good attendance record and in compliance with the PGCPS Student Code of Conduct—Administrative Procedure 10101.


Student Regulations and Requirements

In addition to the standards of “The Roosevelt Way,” the following are instituted in the College Career Research and Development II class.

1. It is MANDATORY that ALL students attend the employer-employee luncheon which will be held at Martins Crosswinds in Greenbelt in May 2012.  There is usually a $37 fee of which $20 is due by the end of first quarter.  If you desire, you may set up a payment plan that meets your needs. You are required to wear professional business attire at the affair.

2. Students will be required to open a savings account and make monthly deposits..

3. Students who are unemployed will present evidence to the coordinator that they are actively seeking employment by submitted the job search form each Monday.  All must be actively employed September 16.  All volunteer positions must be located outside the building within the boundaries of ERHS and must be approved by the coordinator.  Students must not obtain employment or accept a volunteer position with a relative.

4. Regular attendance at both school and work must be a high priority.  County policy regarding tardiness and absenteeism will be enforced.

a. You are expected to be in the classroom and ready to begin work when the bell sounds.  Otherwise, you are considered tardy.

b. You must telephone the coordinator by 8:30 a.m. if you think you will be late or know you will be absent for the day—301-513-5400 x 275. 

c. If absent from school, it is expected that you will not be able to report to work.  You must notify your employer as well.  Failure to telephone the appropriate personnel will affect both Class and OJT grades.

5. Students are responsible for insuring that employer evaluations are returned to the coordinator by the due date.  Failure to do so will result in a lowering of grades.

6. Students are required to Dress for Success according to professional standards twice month—first and third Wednesdays. 

7. The development of proper attitudes, habits, and ideals that will promote wholesome and successful relationships in the business world and in personal life is a primary objective. 

Contact Person: 

Evelyn Shaw
Room 104
301-513-5400 Ext. 275

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