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Name the steps you need to take in order to obtain your drivers license.

Over 18: 

  1. Visit your nearby DMV office.
  2. Complete Form DL44 - Driver License or Identification Card Application.
  3. Show proof of your identity.
  4. Pay the $33 fee for driver's license.
  5. Pass the written permit test.
  6. Pass the behind-the-wheel test.

Before The DMV

Before you even make your DMV appointment or apply, you will need to take a few steps to get your driver education training requirements in order. Here are some steps you can complete before going to the DMV:

Complete a Driver's Education course licensed by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you are at least 15 years old, you can enroll in our program at All you need to do is complete all the chapters and pass the easy final exam.

Enroll in and complete a behind-the-wheel driver training program. In addition to our online teen drivers ed course, you will need to enroll in a driver training program in order to get a learner's license.

Gather materials. You will need to get together some important paperwork before you make the trek to the DMV.

Complete the original DL 44 application form with parent or guardian signatures.

Provide documents establishing your and identity, residency (if applicable) and birth date. The documents must be a certified copy or original document, must contain an impressed seal or original stamped impression, must not be a photocopy, and cannot be laminated. For a list of acceptable documents, see the DMV website here.

Provide your full true name and Social Security Number (if eligible).

Then you're ready for your DMV visit and to apply for your first permit!

At The DMV

You will need to be between the ages of 15½ and 18. Even though you can start and complete your driver ed program starting at 15, you need to be 15 1/2 to apply for your permit.

Make an appointment at your nearest DMV office. Appointments can save you a lot of time — and at some locations, they are the only way to get in at all. Make your appointment early, as some locations can book weeks in advance. Locations also will not give tests after 4:30 p.m. so make an earlier appointment and arrive on time.

Bring all of the necessary paperwork and identification. See the above section for what to gather.

Pass a traffic laws and signs test. The exam is 46 questions long and you will need to answer at least 38 questions correctly to pass.

Pass a vision exam. If you use glasses or contacts, no worries! You will be able to use them for the exam, just make sure the tester knows.

Provide a thumb print and have your photo taken.

Pay the $33 application fee.


What is an interview?

When you meet with an employer so they can talk to you and see if you would be a good fit for the job opening.

Name 3 colleges in the Orange County area

  • Anaheim University
  • Brandman University
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • Chapman University
  • Coastline College
  • Concordia University at Irvine
  • Cypress College
  • Fullerton College
  • Golden West College
  • Hope International University
  • Irvine Valley College
  • Orange Coast College
  • National University
  • Pacific West College of Law
  • Pepperdine University, Irvine
  • Santiago Canyon College
  • Santa Ana College
  • Saddleback College
  • Soka University of America
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Phoenix, La Palma
  • University of Phoenix, Costa Mesa 
  • University of La Verne
  • University of Redlands
  • Vanguard University
  • Webster University
  • Western State University College of Law
  • Whittier Law School

Tell me 3 tasks a waitress may need to perform when working. 

Take orders, make change, carry food etc.


What is the monthly payment you give a landlord called?



What is the 4 digit code you have to use a debit card called?

pin number


Give me an example of what an appropriate interview outfit the occupation you wish to have. 

answers vary


Name 3 grocery stores I could shop at.



Tell me 3 skills you may need to become a construction worker.

Strong, Independent, Know tools, Safety etc. 


Name 2 ways you can make sure you pay bills on time. 

auto -pay, calendar, pay ahead etc. 


What are ways you can figure out how long it will take you to get somewhere based on time of day and mode (walk, drive, train, etc) of getting there?

Waze, Apple Maps, Google Maps

Give me an example of what an appropriate interview outfit for a boy would be. 

answers vary

What website can I use to find resources in Orange County?

OC Community Resources was created through the Orange County Board of Supervisors approval on March 18, 2008, and is made up of five programs: OC Animal Care, OC Community Services, OC Housing and Community Development, OC Parks, and OC Public Li


What are 3 different occupations people may have at the grocery store

Stocker, bagger, cashier, manager ect.


Name 5 types of bills you may need to pay when you have your own place. 

water, gas, electric, cable/internet, rent, garbage, phone, car etc. 


What are utilities in orange county?

electricity, gas, water, sewer, Internet, telephone, cable TV, security systems and, trash collection

Orange County Utilities are business enterprises that provide essential public services including electricity, natural gas, water, and sewer services in Orange County, CA. Because of the infrastructure required to deliver services, a monopoly is often the most economical way for an utility service to operate. 

There are 54 Utility Companies in Orange County, California, serving a population of 3,155,816 people in an area of 791 square miles. There is 1 Utilities per 58,441 people, and 1 Utilities per 14 square miles.

In California, Orange County is ranked 49th of 58 counties in Utility Companies per capita, and 2nd of 58 counties in Utility Companies per square mile.


What is the form that you should bring to interviews that shows all your job experience, education etc.?



How can you be involved in your community?

Volunteering, civic engagement, Jr Lifeguard


Name 2 companies that you could apply to become a bank teller.

Wells Fargo, Chase Bank, Fifth Third, Bank of Tampa, SunTrust, SunCoast, Bank Of America, etc.


Name 3 outside household tasks you would need to perform outside to maintain where you live. 

mow the lawn, weeding, watering plants, raking, landscaping, gardening, etc. 


List as many "Public Transportation" options in Orange County as you can think of:

  • Airline
  • Bus
    • Shuttle bus
    • Transit bus
    • Trolleybus
    • Intercity bus service
  • Rail transport 
    • Intercity rail
    • High-speed rail
    • Regional rail
    • Urban rail transit
      • Commuter rail
      • Rapid transit
      • Light metro
      • Light rail
      • Street running
      • Tram
    • Cable car (railway)
    • Heavy rail
    • Heritage railway
      • Heritage streetcar
    • Horsecar
    • Medium-capacity rail system
    • Monorail
  • Aerial tramway
  • Gondola lift
  • Passenger ship
    • Ferry
      • Cable ferry
    • Hovercraft
    • Hydrofoil
    • Ocean liner
    • Water taxi

  • Cycle rickshaw - A local means of transport that are human-powered by pedaling
  • Hackney carriage - A carriage or automobile for hire.
  • Limousine - A luxury sedan or saloon car driven by a chauffeur and with a partition between the driver and the passenger compartment.
  • Motorcycle taxi - A taxi that typically carries one passenger, who rides as the pillion behind the motorcycle operator.
  • Paratransit - Special transportation services often provided as a supplement to fixed-route bus and rail systems by public transit agencies.
  • Pulled rickshaw - A mode of human-powered transport by which a runner draws a two-wheeled cart which seats one or two people.
  • Share taxi - Vehicles for hire that are typically smaller than buses and usually take passengers on a fixed or semi-fixed route without timetables, but instead departing when all seats are filled.
  • Taxicab - A car used by a single passenger or small group of passengers, often for a non-shared ride.
  • Flexible carpooling
  • Ridesharing company
  • Vanpool

Who are the people you put on your resume that new employers can call to learn about your work history?



Get help in Orange County that isn't 911 related. 


Serving: All Orange County residents 

Facility: County Contracted--Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

Region: Countywide

Program Administration Address:4760 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230

Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center:10277 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: (800) 273-8255

Web Address:

Program Description: Crisis Prevention Hotline provides toll-free, 24-hour, immediate, confidential, culturally and linguistically appropriate, over-the-phone suicide prevention services to anyone, who is in crisis or experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Eligibility: Orange County residents

Language(s): English and Spanish. Korean counselors are available 8 hours a day at (877) 7-CRISIS or (877) 727-4747 with the availability to transfer to a Multilanguage Line (interpretation of other languages is available upon request).

Hours of Operation: 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year


Name 4 occupations where you would need to wear a uniform. 

waste management, police officer, fireman, waitress, fast food worker, military, etc. 


Name 5 different appliances you would find in a house. 

washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, oven, toaster, refrigerator, 

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