College and Career Planning
- Useful Links
- Career & Technology Program
- Career Connections
- College Information
- Scholarship & Financial Aid
For program information and applications to the Carroll County Career & Technology Center, please click here or visit the Guidance Office. Applications are due by December 1st of a student's 10th grade year.
Each program at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center (CCCTC) is approved by the Division of College & Career Readiness of the Maryland State Department of Education. Curriculum standards, competency profiles, and testing are a part of these approved programs that are based on industry standards. Evaluation criteria of these standards may include safety, proficiency, accuracy, efficiency, documentation, and professionalism. Opportunities beyond earning high school credit are available for all programs at CCCTC. The criteria for qualifying for these opportunities are regulated by the certifying agency or postsecondary institution. Additional information related to these opportunities is listed in the program of studies found on the CCPS website and is available by contacting the CCCTC school counseling department at 410 751-1113/1122.
The programs listed below are not located at CCCTC. Please contact your School Counselor if you are interested in additional information.
Homeland Security: Geographic Information Systems & Technology
Academy of Finance
Teaching Academy of Maryland (application not required)
Emergency Services Training: Volunteer Cadet Program
November is National Career Development Month at FSK! Check out this flyer for more information!
Career Connections, Maryland's workforce preparation and economic development partnership, helps prepare today's students for the career and educational opportunities of tomorrow. Educators, businesses, students, and parents are working together to expand career development and provide opportunities for career exploration to assist students in making informed decisions regarding their future.
Career Connections involves the various groups of a community (school, business, parents) to help in educating and preparing tomorrow's citizens.
For more information, please contact:
Mrs. Jennifer Adcock
Career Connections Coordinator, Francis Scott Key High School
Today’s Military - This site strives to paint an accurate picture of life in today’s Military; including interviews with active-duty service members from every branch of service and interactive tools to explore the range of military career opportunities. This site is not intended as a recruiting tool for any branch of the U.S. Military. Rather, it was developed as a comprehensive resource for young adults, parents and educators curious about military service.
The Service Academies:
- U.S. Naval Academy
- U.S. Air Force Academy
- U.S. Military Academy at West Point
- U.S. Coast Guard Academy
- U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Information on Registering for the Selective Service
Students can check the county-wide scholarship listings through their
Naviance Accounts under the Scholarship Tab
To research available scholarships, click on the links below:
Best College Scholarship Search Platforms
Local Scholarship Searches
Community Foundation of Frederick County
Maryland Higher Education Commission
Nationwide Scholarship Searches
Student Scholarships.org - Largest Collection of Scholarships on the Web
Unigo Scholarship Search Tool
Scholarship America MD scholarship opportunities
Various deadlines throughout the 21-22 academic year
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Awards
These are school-specific; if you are planning to apply to any of these colleges you may qualify
Steamfitters Local 602 JATC Application for Apprenticeship
Applications must be made in person at the locations listed in the attached link.
To research financial aid, click on the links below:
Federal Student Aid Site or call 1-800-433-3243 (TTY 800-730-8913 for hearing impaired)
SallieMae - Financial Aid
Finaid - Student Aid Resource Site