Career Services

CTEC

A primary goal of this office is to identify and provide current career information and resources so that you may:

  • Identify and assess your interests, skills, and aptitudes/abilities
  • Use assessment results to research potential career options
  • Use career assessment reports for advising, academic planning and follow-up
  • Research scholarship sources, schools and labor market information

The CJPC supports the personal development course offerings as well as other disciplines requiring students to utilize the resources in the lab (i.e., English, Child Development, and Cooperative Work Experience Education).

Additionally, career and academic counselors are available to assist students with the development of focused academic plans. Contact the counseling office at (805) 922-6966 ext. 3374 in Santa Maria or at (805) 737-1667 ext. 5374 in Lompoc to schedule an appointment.

Available Career Resources

Eureka - A California database with facts on over 800 occupations. Eureka matches your skills with careers and provides a comprehensive report that includes job definition, work environment, personal characteristics and skills required; potential earnings and labor market data; and an education database to research programs of study and schools offering the preparation.

Career Path - Matches careers with the user’s abilities, interests, education, and preferences, using 140 industries, schools, and programs offering training.

Pinpoint Career Guidance System - Combines comprehensive self-assessment with powerful career matching; and brainstorms career possibilities by evaluating the user's personality profile against a database of professional careers to determine compatibility.

Printed Materials and Reference Works include - Dictionary of Occupational Titles, Guide for Occupational Exploration, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Dictionary of Holland Occupational Codes, and reference and guide books addressing related topics.

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