A primary goal of this office is to identify and provide current career information
and resources so that you may:
- Identify and assess your interests, skills, and aptitudes/abilities
- Use assessment results to research potential career options
- Use career assessment reports for advising, academic planning and follow-up
- Research scholarship sources, schools and labor market information
The CJPC supports the personal development course offerings as well as other disciplines
requiring students to utilize the resources in the lab (i.e., English, Child Development,
and Cooperative Work Experience Education).
Additionally, career and academic counselors are available to assist students with
the development of focused academic plans. Contact the counseling office at (805)
922-6966 ext. 3374 in Santa Maria or at (805) 737-1667 ext. 5374 in Lompoc to schedule
Available Career Resources
Eureka - A California database with facts on over 800 occupations. Eureka matches your skills
with careers and provides a comprehensive report that includes job definition, work
environment, personal characteristics and skills required; potential earnings and
labor market data; and an education database to research programs of study and schools
offering the preparation.
Career Path - Matches careers with the user’s abilities, interests, education, and preferences,
using 140 industries, schools, and programs offering training.
Pinpoint Career Guidance System - Combines comprehensive self-assessment with powerful career matching; and brainstorms
career possibilities by evaluating the user's personality profile against a database
of professional careers to determine compatibility.
Printed Materials and Reference Works include - Dictionary of Occupational Titles, Guide for Occupational Exploration, Occupational
Outlook Handbook, Dictionary of Holland Occupational Codes, and reference and guide
books addressing related topics.
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