Instruction for Assignment #4, Interest Inventory
This assignment may take as long as one hour, but can be saved if you do not finish in one
sitting. Remember to write down your passwords and log-ins!
1. Type www.collegeincolorado.org in your internet Browser.
2. For the purposes of completing the assignment, instructions for college opportunity fund
are FOUND at the end of the assignment.
3. Click on the “high school student” tab to begin.
4. Locate “Explore Careers”.
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5. Then select on the right side of the page “Interest Profile”.
6. Follow the instructions to “Create an account” (first time users must create log-in and
password). Make certain you save the log-in and password. You have a form in the front
of your notebook for that purpose.
7. Select “High School Student” button and continue through process to enroll. Again,
make certain you save your log-in and password.
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8. Follow the instructions to complete the quiz by answering if you like, dislike or have no
preference or opinion.
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9. When you have completed the quiz, you will get a screen like this one. Select “View
10. Do not print anything yet!!! There will be many pages of careers for you to look at or you
can insert a career of your choice.
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11. Find three careers that look good for you. You will include them in your assignment.
1. Open up a Word document on the computer. Create a list of the three (3) careers you
selected from those that matched your interests. You only need give the names of the
careers. (See assignment sample)
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2. Select one career choice that you really like. Click on that career and follow the link to
view the results to turn in with this assignment.
3. For the purpose of this assignment, you can either cut and paste this information into the
Word document along with your 3 choice careers and the one career choice you selected;
it can then be sent as an attachment or you can paste into an e-mail message. I will print
1. Write a paragraph about why you chose the one career that interests you. Include why
you chose that career, what about it interests you, how you will find out if it is a good
career for you (possibly internet research or talking with someone in that field), and
what kind of education is required for this career.
2. You must complete the journal entry as you do each month. Some suggestions are
included at the end of the assignment.
3. Are there any safety issues or concerns you are aware of after the previous assignment
4. Begin the budget assignment for December by completing column 1 of guesses of income
and expenses and start saving receipts in the enclosed envelope or on the tablet you were
Part 4 – Optional
1. Type www.collegeincolorado.org in your internet Browser. Go to the “Financial Aid
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2. If you would like to sign up for in-state tuition for community college or college, you must
again create a log-in and password. Remember to save your password and log-in as you
will need it in the future. This may be the same log-in or password you used for the
assignment or it may be different.
In-state tuition is called a stipend. You can apply for the stipend on line or print the
application and mail it.
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3. Ask instructor for help if needed.
Private Detectives and Investigators, Forensic Science Technicians, Architects, Except
Landscape and Naval
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings,
theaters, factories, and other structural property.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these
occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several
years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
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Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job
training, and/or vocational training.
Prepares information regarding design, structure specifications, materials, color, equipment,
estimated costs, and construction time.
Prepares scale drawings.
Plans layout of project.
Integrates engineering element into unified design.
Consults with client to determine functional and spatial requirements of structure.
Directs activities of workers engaged in preparing drawings and specification documents.
Conducts periodic on-site observation of work during construction to monitor compliance
Prepares operating and maintenance manuals, studies, and reports.
Administers construction contracts.
Represents client in obtaining bids and awarding construction contracts.
Prepares contract documents for building contractors.
National Average Salary
Average Entry Level Salary in Colorado
Average Salary in Colorado
2. Deductive Reasoning
3. Written Expression
4. Fluency of Ideas
5. Oral Comprehension
General Work Activities
1. Thinking Creatively
2. Drafting & Specifying Technical Devices, etc.
3. Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
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4. Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
5. Implementing Ideas, Programs, etc.
3. Idea Generation
4. Active Listening
5. Reading Comprehension
Frequent Work Context
1. Consequence of Error
2. Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
3. Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
4. Objective or Subjective Information
5. Job-Required Social Interaction
Civil Engineering Technicians
Industrial Safety and Health Engineers
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers
Related Majors Technology
Architectural Construction Technology
Architectural Construction Technology
Architectural Design Technology
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Architectural/Building Construction Architecture/Environmental Design
Design of Environment
Institutions Offering Related Majors
Aims Community College - Greeley Campus
Arapahoe Community College
Community College of Denver
Delta-Montrose Technical College
Front Range Community College - Larimer Campus
Front Range Community College - Westminster Campus
Mesa State College
Pikes Peak Community College
The majors and institutions listed here are based on the current information in our database. Please be aware this
information may be subject to change. We strongly encourage you to consult with your career counselor.
I chose an architect as a possible career. I have always been interested in how buildings go
together and how a building starts out on paper and ends up solid. I really like math also.
To be an architect, you must be able to visualize what the end product is supposed to look like.
You must prepare initial scale drawings that can be used to produce plans to layout the project.
For a project to be successful, it must be built in appropriate steps which require many layers of
plans. This is done with the assistance of an engineer.
Some of the required plans include a foundation, electrical, plumbing, spatial design, all the way to
completion. Each subcontractor must have a separate layer of the same plans and everything must
Someone is also responsible for running crews and making certain schedules are being met. Each
step must be completed before the next and subcontractors have to be scheduled and paid
whether or not the job is ready for them.
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I would enjoy meeting with clients and seeing their final dreams come to fruition.
I will talk with architects and builders who are currently in the business. I know that the salary is
fine from the assignment. I am willing to spend four-years to earn a bachelor's degree. I have
already accomplished one year at Front Range Community College in the architectural technology
program. I am willing to get two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience.
Journal Entry: Work has been getting busier as we get closer to the holidays. People are
beginning to look at holiday gift items and asking for assistance and suggestions. I really like this
time of year because work is far less boring now that there are more customers. This was one of
my goals I had when I entered career experience. I felt like the job was becoming old and
repetitive. I get really antsy when I am bored. I enjoy using my customer service skills. In
meeting with my instructor, I realize that I am on the road to graduation because I have enough
hours to earn the required credits! I like the idea of tying in my graduation with the results of
the interest inventory I did. I now know that I can work part-time and go to school part-time and
achieve my dreams for the future or attend college full-time with the help of scholarships.
One example of what is going well at work is that my boss has noticed by interest in getting
promoted and has suggested ways to become a shift manager. I think she sees that I am really
trying hard and I have offered to train new employers.
An example of what is not going well is that I forgot to ask off for the workshop. I had to really
work to find somebody to take my shift. I ended up working on Saturday and had to miss my
brother’s hockey game. Next time I will write in my Day-Timer in advance to inform my employer.
I discussed with my employer my concern about making certain there are always two people in the
store when we close at night. I believe this is a real safety issue because if one person should
become sick or not show up, we need to know who to call. We need to know if someone will be able
to collect the receipts from the day’s sales so they are not left over night.
I realized this from the assignment on safety and from the workshop. This was something I had
not thought of before. I feel better now knowing that I am prepared in case of this happening.
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