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California Community College Resources — Career Pathways
The California Community Colleges launched a new campaign to help students explore, locate, and apply to any of the 114 community colleges with more than 200 career pathway programs in California. They have created a new free app for students called Here to Career that allows students to take a quiz to get their RIASEC results. They can then save them or share them and explore salaries, the educational pathway, and colleges where those courses are offered. 
Free Career Resources 
  • My Next Move offers free O*NET OnLine interest profiler and career search.
  • Virtual Job Shadow empowers individuals to discover, plan, and pursue their dreams with a unique video-based, career planning platform. The interactive tools help students and job seekers develop career paths based on choice, not chance.
  • The California Career Resource Network is a program within the California Department of Education that provides free career development information and resources. Students can create accounts and take assessments, and there are lesson plans for grades 5 to 12. The CalCRN Resource Handbook is a great place to start and learn all the valuable resources available.
  • The San Diego County e-Portal provides teachers and students with tools and resources to help explore potential careers. Connect with the SDCOE CTE team to gain access to the portal and begin scheduling guest speakers and site visits.
Workforce and College Guidance Resources Available
The San Diego Workforce Partnership website has great resources for educators and students such as current labor market information, links to offered majors at community colleges, and assessments students can take to understand their passions.
Career Pathways Professional Learning Opportunities and More
You can find great resources for counselors a the SDCOE CTE webpage. There are links to past workshops and resources to help you support students to find their right path.
Military Options
There are five branches of the military; the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy. Some people also choose to join the National Reserves. In order to get very thorough and detailed information on the military, please visit this website: 

Military Academies are highly competitive universities and another option for those interested in pursuing a college education through the military. For more detailed information, please click here.

Community College
Students can earn an associates degree (AA or AS) at a community college right out of high school. This can translate immediately to the workforce or be applied towards a bachelor's degree at a four-year university. There is no minimum GPA requirement or required testing for registration. 
You can access information for all the California Community Colleges at: 

Four-Year College/University
Searching and applying to four-year colleges can be a complicated process. Use the resources on the right and meet with your counselor often to guide you through the process.

Here are some simple guidelines:
Make sure you have met your basic A-G requirements
Take the SAT/ACT by November
Meet all application deadlines
Application period for CSU schools are October 1-November 30
Application period for UC schools are November 1-November 30
Private schools’ deadlines differ depending on school. Find out when the deadlines are so that you do not miss out on any opportunities.
Request Letters of Recommendation at least 2 weeks in advance 
Apply for FAFSA starting October 1; deadline is March 2.