The following is a broad overview of the basic types of licenses available. For more information about what best meets your needs, contact Oregon CIS at 1.800.495.1266.
The elementary school version of Oregon CIS helps students to explore and expand the careers that they are aware of. Through a blending of paper and pencil curriculum students K-5 connect skills, clusters of occupations, and go on a career journey with Emily and Jacob. Students can connect with peers by sharing their career interest with classmates and build a time capsule they can reflect on as they advance through their career journey. Educators can build class and individual career books to supplement career awareness and exploration. Using 6 grade-level specific phases of a single Career Plan educators walk students through a simplified career development cycle. Educators support student use of Oregon uploading scans of envisioned careers for future reflection. Student accounts (portfolios) transfer to middle school, high school, and beyond to provide lifelong access to career goals and reflections.
CIS Jr, built especially for middle school, helps students in the exploration stage of career development plan for high school. CIS Jr helps each student build a personal educational plan and create a career profile that can be augmented during high school to support a lifetime of career decisions. In CIS Jr, the language is controlled for a 5th-grade reading level and the interest inventory uses middle-school relevant experiences. There are two sets of curriculum embedded in CIS Jr. Using the Career Plan activities, middle schools are able to meet the state's 7th and 8th grade education plan requirements. The Discovery & Passage curriculum, with over 150 activities that are searchable by subject area, common core, soft skill, and grade level. CIS activities and online curriculum promote reading, writing, decision-making, goal-setting, and critical thinking while developing self-awareness, exploration, research, and planning skills. CIS Jr focuses on building the skills and goals that students need to transition to and succeed in high school.
CIS's comprehensive occupation and education information helps students set goals and follow through with plans for their futures. It encourages self-assessment, exploration, research, goal-setting, and decision-making. The CIS career planning portfolio provides the process for students to develop, and the means for schools to document, information for the education plan and profile. CIS is controlled for an 8th-grade reading level. A multitude of formal and informal assessments promote decision-making, goal-setting, and authentic planning to support students in completing their high school careers and in their transitions to postsecondary life. Unique tools, such as the CRLE Plans, EA/Senior Projects, and the Career Plan document Oregon's graduation requirements.
CIS is effective in a variety of college and university settings, including career centers, life-planning classes, academic advising offices, counseling services, and programs for special populations. College and university students use CIS to set career and education goals, connect majors to the world of work, locate scholarships, prepare to transfer to another institution, and find graduate schools. CIS is an important tool for career and education planning for successful transitions.
CIS supports lifelong career planning and promotes career self-reliance. CIS components encourage self-assessment, exploration, goal-setting, decision-making, and a planned job search. It is an essential, proactive, and participatory resource for employee assistance, vocational rehabilitation, life planning, career one-stops, and other adult career development programs. CIS encourages career self-management throughout one's life.
The Library Edition of CIS provides patrons a resource for practically any career information need. Easy to access and simple to use, CIS provides a wealth of occupation and education information not available from any other resource. The library edition does not include CIS assessments.
Personal Edition provides access to CIS for Oregonians who want to access CIS content outside of an organization. A $19.95 subscription includes three months (90 days) personal use of all CIS assessments and information components. Individuals can review and print content in CIS with this subscription. To subscribe, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.
A number of organizations create custom versions of CIS to better serve their students, employees, and clients. For more information about creating a custom licensed site, contact the director.
These are features or services that your site can use at no additional cost to enhance your students or clients use of Oregon CIS.
Incorporate School-Specific Scholarships
Oregon CIS will include school-specific scholarships into the system for you. These scholarships will appear alongside all other scholarships in Oregon CIS in:
Any scholarships worth at least $100 to your students or clients are eligible for inclusion in Oregon CIS.
While Oregon CIS is a comprehensive system for career exploration and development we do offer additional features that can enhance your and your students or clients experience.
For a quote to add any of these features, contact Oregon CIS at 1.800.495.1266.
With Account Management
Allows your students or clients and staff to login to Oregon CIS using the same account you provide to them to access other SSO services.
SSO & Account Management in Oregon CIS is available thanks to development support from consortium memberBeaverton School District.
Empowers students and clients by helping them identify their strengths and find occupations that use them.
Dependable Strenghts in Oregon CIS is brought to you in partnership with Washington Occupation Information System (WOIS).
Interest Determination, Exploration, and Assessment System (IDEAS) is an interest inventory designed to be used as an introduction to career exploration.
IDEAS in Oregon CIS is brought to you in partnership with intoCareers.
for Career-Related Experiences
"Connections" tools allow you and your students to connect to businesses and volunteers. We incorporate business and volunteer profiles into Oregon CIS in a variety of ways for your students and clients to discover. Educators can connect with volunteers when scheduling activities.
The Oregon Career Information System (CIS) is a consortium of schools, colleges, and agencies in Oregon. We develop and deliver a computerized career information system to our consortium members for use by their students, clients, employees, and customers. Every site that licenses CIS invests in the consortium, which allows us to offer a system of comprehensive college and career information at a low cost. As a member of that consortium, sites have CIS staff available to answer questions and provide training and support. Sites also have a voice in the future developments of the system.
CIS Fees are set by our Board. The CIS board is a representative body of the CIS Consortium. For a licensing quote, contact CIS at 1.800.495.1266.
To process an order, we will need the following information.
|Order For:||Who is the order for? (We need the name of the school or organization site where the materials and software will be used.)|
|Name of Contact or Ship To:||We need the name of your contact person in order to register your site. We call this person your CIS Site Administrator. We need the person's name, phone number, and e-mail, please.|
|Bill To:||Where do you want us to send the invoice? (We need complete billing addresses, including zip code.)|
|Type of Payment:||How do you want to pay? (A check or an authorized school/agency purchase order must be submitted with ALL ORDERS. We will invoice after materials delivery unless other arrangements have been requested.)|
If you are a new site, you will be contacted via e-mail as soon as your order is received. Your site will be set up, with your requested site and Site Administrator user names and passwords, within three working days of receiving your registration. If you are a continuing site, your license period and access to CIS Online will be extended through the new license year. You must submit an order to us each year or your access to CIS will be interrupted when your license expires.
Sites will be invoiced for orders after full delivery to you. If there is a back order, the invoice will be sent after the back order is filled.
Payment is due within 30 days of the receipt of the invoice.
CIS staff members are here to help you. Contact us if you have questions about your order, training needs, or your bills.