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Discover In-demand Careers Based on Your Interests

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Explore Your Potential

Unsure which career you want? Use these tools to discover in-demand careers based on your interests and learn about the training you’ll need to reach your goals.

Career Coaching Tools

Career Coach™

Use your COA username and password to log into Career Coach, or browse as a guest.

Take a Career Assessment

Take a career assessment to learn about yourself and Career Coach will give you career suggestions based on your interests.

Find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work by completing either a six- or 60-question career assessment.

Browse Careers

Browse or search for careers and receive data on wages, employment and the training you need.

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
  • Business, Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Finance
  • Government and Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing, Sales and Service
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Learn About Programs

Browse or search for the available programs that lead to the career you want, including:

Virtual Job Shadow™

With Virtual Job Shadow, you can match your interests with compatible careers and explore career pathways that match your assessment test results.

How to Create a Virtual Job Shadow Account

  1. Visit the Virtual Job Shadow website
  2. Select “College of The Albemarle – Portal” and then choose the “New Account” link in the uppermost menu
  3. Enter your login username: your email address
  4. Create a password
  5. Enter your name
  6. After you submit your account information, check the confirmation email sent to your email address



Online Campus Tours

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COA – Currituck Tour

COA – Dare Tour

COA – Edenton-Chowan Tour

COA – Elizabeth City Tour


  • Hewitt, Eushekia

  • Director, Advising and Student Success

  • COA – Elizabeth City: AE 124

  • 252-335-0821 ext. 2256