Pathways

 

Selecting a Career Path

 

Selecting a career path can seem like a daunting task.  However, there is there is help!  Logon to Career Cruising and explore the possibilities.  Career Cruising is career exploration software 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.cacareerzone.com

College Board Online: www.collegeboard.com

ASVAB Career Exploration Program: www.asvabprogram.com

Brain Track: www.braintrack.com/colleges-by-career

 

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

 

 

Riverside County Office of Education Career & Technical Education: www.rcoe.k12.ca.us/cte

 

Debbie Spencer - dspencer@rcoe.uc

Riverside County Office of Education

Division of Educational Services

Career Technical Education/ROP

 

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 Colleges: www.cccapply.org

 

 

Explore Local Community Colleges

Norco College: www.norcocollege.edu  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.com

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