Career Services


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, academic counselors are available to assist career and technical education students with the development of focused academic plans. Contact the counseling office at (805) 922-6966 ext. 3293 in Santa Maria or at ext. 5293 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.

Choices - Gives adults in career transition new ways to consider their experience and to relate their transferable skills, interests and priorities to career and education options. A scholarship database, information about education and training programs, and a Career Aptitude Survey is included.

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.

Type Focus - Assesses personality type as well as potential for success; and generates customized reports which help users understand themselves better so they can choose more effective career strategies.

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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Magaly Arciga
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