Career Online High School

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Click here to learn how to earn your high school diploma and become career ready!

Yolo County Library's Career Online High School (COHS) offers adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online.

To qualify, you need only be age 19 and over, a resident of Yolo County, and have a Yolo County Library card in good standing. If you don’t have a card, you can visit any Yolo County Library branch with written verification of your current address and a photo ID. Fill out an application and then staff can issue you a card.

The library's program provides a limited number of scholarships to qualified adult learners who are looking to expand their career opportunities, prepare for workforce entry or continue their education. To be considered for the program, applicants will successfully complete an online self-assessment and prerequisite course, followed by an in-person interview.

Once enrolled, COHS pairs each student with an online academic coach, who provides the student with an individual career path, offers ongoing guidance, evaluates performance and connects the student with the resources needed to master the courses. Students will be given up to 18 months to complete the program.

The program can be accessed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, via the internet, meaning students can work at their own pace and when it is convenient for them.

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Student Testimonials

Career Online High School is changing lives! See what students have to say about their own experiences with the program.

"I’ve completed a part of my education that I’ve been missing. I knew I was capable of achieving this and it feels great knowing now what I have accomplished. As a college student I am no longer missing that gap, and the career training from COHS has been carried over into my work and that I know my employer appreciates!"

- Angie, a graduate from Los Angeles Public Library

"I’m the only one of all my brothers and sisters who didn’t graduate from high school. I want to do this because this is something I told my mom I would do. Even though she’s not alive today, I want to still keep my word."

- Kirk, student from San Diego Public Library

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Does the Library offer other resources for education and job preparation?

  • What is Career Online High School (COHS)?

  • Who can apply to COHS?

  • Will COHS students receive their GED?

  • How will people be selected for the program?

  • How long will it take for students to complete the program?

  • Is COHS accredited?