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All of the counselors at American River College can make recommendations to assist you in making an informed decision when choosing a major and career. Counselors can help you to figure out what's most important to you, listen to what interests you, help you to identify your skills and suggest steps to take that will assist you on your path to success. Typically, our appointments are 30 minutes long. Hour long appointments are available in the Career Center and occasionally at the discretion of counselors in general counseling. Please call us at (916) 484-8572 to schedule an appointment. The Career Center can be reached at (916) 484-8492 .
In addition, we also have a Career Center who has a career counselor who is available to currently enrolled students and has selected availability for one hour appointments. You can call 484-8492 or go to Career Center for more information on career counseling services.
Finally, we offer two courses related to career that may be of interest to you.
Human Career Development 330, "Life and Career Planning" is a 1 unit course that is transferable to Califrnia State Universities. This course is a comprehensive approach to life and career planning based on extensive measurement of aptitude, interests, personality type, values, and skills. Personal and career goals are formulated using career research and decision-making strategies. Course topics include changing career trends and job search techniques.
Human Career Development 331, "Career and Job Search Strategies" which is a 1 unit course that is transferable to a CSU. This course is designed to assist in the development of research skills in preparation for future employment in a competitive employment market. Topics include researching career fields, setting specific career/educational goals and examining employment trends. It also includes resume writing, interviewing skills and job search strategies.