Career and Transition
This site has a personality and career assessment test
California Career Resource Network :
The site provides resources for anyone interested in career self-management skills necessary in today’s world of work.
California Career Zone:
This site is a web based career exploration system and assessment for career options
This site provides information about career planning, career tests and career advice
My Next Move
Look for dream careers and browse careers by industry O’Net Online
Provides career exploration tools and job searches California Reality Check
This site provides information about the reality of career choices.
Online resource that provides information about California employment and labor market Career Builder:
This site provides job searching information and lists of job posting throughout the United States
Search and find jobs through this site.
Provides career analysis and job analysis
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Resources for career information
Teens for Hire
Looking for a job? This site lists jobs available for teens. Basic membership is free.
Apprenticeship is a system of learning while earning. It combines training on the job with related and supplemental instruction at school. Each program operates under apprenticeship training standards agreed to by labor and/or management in accordance with State and Federal laws, under which a person works with a skilled worker and gains on the job skills and “know-how” and in turn becomes an important part of the occupation and industry. Click on the link to find apprenticeship programs in California.
Career and Technical Colleges:
After high school, you can choose many different paths to continue your education. One path is to earn a certificate degree or diploma from a career college or technical school that will train you for a specific career, trade, or profession. Those schools train for a variety of technical positions, including automotive technician, computer technician, hairstylist, medical assistant, truck driver, and other field. This website will give you some questions you’ll want to ask before enrolling in a career college or technical school.
Vocational Training: / Adult School Programs
Vocational schools train in specific careers that do not require a college degree. Programs can run between 6 months to two years. Some of the programs available are accounting, medical front and back office, digital multimedia, computer aided drafting, certified nursing assistant, cosmetology, dental technician, pharmacy technician, machinist, landscaping, culinary arts and many more.
Nursing is among the top 10 occupation with the largest job growth.
Learn more about the different kinds of nursing jobs.In order to take the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX), nursing programs must be accredited by the Board of National Nursing. Click here to search to see if your program is accredited.To see a list of approved nursing programs click here or go to www.rn.ca.gov
Unapproved Nursing Programs in CaliforniaUCs with Nursing Programs
UCLA: BS Pre licensure program; this is a four year program starting freshman year
Irvine: BS Nursing Science; there is an undergraduate program
Davis: No undergraduate nursing major or program; only masters and doctorate programs available.
CSUs with Nursing Programs
List of academic programs in Nursing in the CSU systems.
Pierce Community College Nursing Program
They offer AA in nursing. The prerequisite courses must be completed before an application is filed for the Nursing program.
Moorpark Community College Nursing Program
Provides an associate degree in nursing
To learn more about the application process to get into the program click here.
Career and Technical Programs AA programs at Pierce Community College
AA/Certificate programs at Valley Community College