•   Pathways


    Selecting a Career Path


    Selecting a career path can seem like a daunting task.  However, there is help!  Log on to CaliforniaColleges.edu and explore the possibilities.  CaliforniaColleges.edu is career exploration tool designed to help you discover careers that could potentially be of interest to you.  Useful tools that you will discover include a career interest inventory, high school 4 year planning, college exploration and planning, and so much more.  It will also help you to plan a pathway to enter the career of your choice.


    Other Career Exploration Resources:

    California Career Zone: www.californiacolleges.edu

    ASVAB Career Exploration Program: www.asvabprogram.com


    Career & Technical Education


    Career & Technical Education (CTE) is a program of study that involves a sequence of classes that integrates core academic knowledge (i.e. math, science, language arts, history…) with technical and occupational knowledge.  This allows students an opportunity to explore a career of interest, get hands on experience, and an opportunity to acquire real world job skills.

    CTE Resources

    CTE at Norco College: www.NorcoCollege.edu/CTE


    Other Career & Technical Education Resources:

    CA Department of Education: www.cde.ca.gov/ci/ct/


    Community Colleges

    California community colleges offering a wide range of programs leading to associate's degrees, transfer, or degrees and certificates in career technical fields.  They provide an economical way for students to pursue their career goals.


    Explore California Community Collegeswww.cccapply.org


    Explore Local Community Colleges

    Norco College: www.norcocollege.edu 

    Norco College Summer Advantage Program: www.norcocollege.edu/summeradvantage

    Riverside Community College: www.rcc.edu  

    Santiago Canyon College: www.sccollege.edu



    Four Year Universities

    Students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree from a four year university must complete the UC/CSU A-G Requirements to be minimally eligible for admission to the UC or CSU System.

    California State University

    The California State University System has 23 campuses that server nearly 427,000 students.

    Explore the CSU System:

    California State University System: www.CSUMentor.edu

    CSU How to Get to College: http://blogs.calstate.edu/college

    University of California

    The University of California has 10 campuses located throughout the state serving 220,00 students.

    Explore the UC System:

    University of California System: www.universityofcalifornia.edu

    Independent California Colleges & Universities

    There are 75 Independent California Colleges and Universities (also known as Private Schools) throughout the state. These universities provide a variety of degree programs to meet the diverse needs of California students.

    Explore the Independent Colleges & Universities:

    Association of Independent California Colleges & Universities: www.aiccu.edu

    Other private school application resources: www.commonapp.org

    Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU’s): www.edonline.com  & www.eduinconline.com