Career Center

Welcome to the Bear Creek High School Career Center!
Charvy Mam
(209) 953-8246

To further help our students develop plans for their future, the College and Career Center provides invaluable information about colleges, careers, scholarships, financial aid, college assessments, military, work permits, etc. Students are welcome to stop by on school days between 7:00am and 3:30pm.
Throughout the year, we provide information sessions with college admission representatives who present information and speak with our students about their post-secondary institutions.  These visits are a great opportunity for students to ask specific questions about the colleges they may be interested in, and find out more about those they may not be familiar with.  A schedule of speakers is posted in the career center.

Rocio Ochoa, our new Career Center Technician

Rocio is bilingual in Spanish and graduated from LodiUSD and Delta College.  She completed her Bachelor of Arts at CSU Stanislaus and received her Master of Arts degree in Career Counseling from CSU Sacramento State.  She worked as a Career Pathways Coach for the last few years at Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps.  She comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and personal experiences that will be an asset for our students.


If you are between the ages of 14  to 17 and are working, you must obtain a "Statement of Intent to Employ Minor and Request for Work Permit" This form is available in the Registrars Office.  Work hours and regulations are also explained on this form. 
The Work Permit Request must be completely filled out and then brought to the Registrar's Office for processing.  This will usually take up to 2 days to process.  Once the Work Permit is complete, you must pick up your completed WORK PERMIT and submit it to your employer for their records


With more than 30 courses and exams across multiple subject areas, AP offers something for everyone.  Here are just a few reasons to sign up:

  • Earn College Credit and Advanced Placement --  Receive recognition by more than 90 percent of colleges in the United States and colleges in more than 60 other countries, which grant credit, advanced placement or both on the basis of AP Exam grades.
  • Stand Out in the College Admissions Process --  Demonstrate your maturity and readiness for college;   Show your willingness to take the most rigorous courses available to you;   Emphasize your commitment to academic excellence.
  • Gain Skills that Will Help You Succeed in College -- Get a head start on college-level work;   Improve your writing skills and sharpen your problem-solving techniques;   Develop the study habits necessary for tackling rigorous course work.

How Do I Enroll?
Talk to an AP Teacher or the AP Coordinator (Mr. To) about the course you want to take.  Discuss the course's workload and any preparation you may need.

Calendar of Events

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February 8, 2018 – ASVAB testing

March 7, 2018 – ASVAB Workshop

April 10, 2018 – Delta College Application Workshop

April 18, 2018 – Delta College Placement Test

May 23, 2018 – Senior Awards Night, BCHS Theater


What is ROP?
Hundreds of thousands of California's young people get their start each year in exciting and rewarding careers through secondary Career-Technical Education (CTE) courses. Whether students plan to further their education in community colleges, technical schools, or four-year colleges and universities, receive on-the-job training, or pursue careers in the military, secondary Career-Technical Education can be the first step in a pathway toward productive employment and citizenship.
The Regional Occupational Program (ROP) provides students with an opportunity to explore and/or develop a career. It offers students hands-on, targeted training, giving them a competitive head start in the job market.  Courses offered provide career/technical skills training and/or on-the-job training with work-based learning. Generally, most students in ROP classes are at least 16 years old and are in 11th or 12th grade, although classes are available to 10th graders in some cases. 

For more information about ROP programs and the steps to enroll in classes, please contact your counselor.