Planning for life after high school involves more than deciding what college or university to attend - a lot more. Some students may decide that a university education is not even the path they want to pursue, and choose instead to work toward a technical certificate. Other students may decide to enlist in the military, and others may decide to enter the workforce immediately.
In any case, all of these paths (at some point) are likely to lead to a career. Your high school education, for that reason, is about preparing for a career choice as much as for taking the next step after high school.
On this page are a variety of resources that AOC students may find helpful in career preparation. As you encounter new information or questions about various careers, do not hesitate to consult with a counselor to get guidance on this path.
Hart District Online Career Center - General information about career preparation for Hart District students. It includes not only information about Hart District programs, but also a wealth of links to career exploration websites.
COC Career Center - College of the Canyons offers a variety of workshops and services to help students get a job right away as well as plan for future careers.
COC Career Search/Resource Information - Offers a variety of links and resources for job placements and career preparation.
CA Career Technical Education Career Search - An interactive website from the California Department of Education that assists students from all backgrounds in exploring various career options and gaining insight into the educational requirements for various fields of work.
CA Dept of Education’s Career Search - Career Zone CA offers an interactive way for students to assess their career preparation and learn more about what is needed to enter a career in the field of your choice.
US Government Job Corps - From the US Department of Labor, this website provides links and materials for exploring the various sectors of the job market in the United States.
Roadtrip Nation - Define your own road in life instead of traveling down someone else's!
California Reality Check—How much money do you need to earn to live the lifestyle you desire?
Who Do You Want to Be? The website partners with the California Community College System, California Department of Education and State of California to connect you to the latest information on careers and what education is needed.
The Big Future The College Board's newest search tool for colleges and careers is interactive and gives you multiple ways to search