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.
- Help you to figure out what's most important to you.
- Listen to what interests you.
- Help you to identify your skills.
- Suggest steps to take that will assist you on your path to success.
Typically, counseling appointments are 30 minutes long.
Hour long appointments are available in the Career Center (916-484-8492) and occasionally at the discretion of counselors in General Counseling (916-484-8572).
The Career Center has a career counselor 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.
We also 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 California 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.