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Online Tools for Career Planning

Career Services goes beyond on-campus advising and job fairs. Career Services also has online tools to help you with your career. Below are a few of the tools available online.

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Find a Job

Whether you are looking for an entry-level job while attending college classes, or a full-time career after graduation, our Jobs for Students page will link you to online job banks.

Looking for on-campus options for your job search (like career fairs)? Return to the Career Services home page.

Explore Careers

Trying to decide what career path is best for you?

The Living Wage Calculator is an online tool for job exploration. It answers the question, "How much money is enough money?"

Find out what your household income needs to be to get by (and then get ahead). Calculate your living wage.

Take a Career Assessment

If you are beginning to explore careers or contemplating a career change, a career assessment is a great first step, especially when it comes to choosing one of the seven career paths offered at El Centro College.

Career assessments are valuable tools to help you discover the types of careers that might be right for you. Each assessment focuses on specific areas, such as values, skills, abilities and interests. The results of these assessments can determine how your unique combination in these areas connect to a career pathway. Learning about your skills, your strengths and your training needs will empower you to make sound decisions about your future career.

Choices360, the official assessment tool for the colleges of DCCCD, is an easy-to-use, comprehensive career exploration and information system. Choices360 helps you to analyze and sort through vast amounts of important information about occupations, educational institutions, programs of study and financial aid sources. It can easily show you the connection between an occupation and which institutions offer those programs of study. The assessment is available in 104 languages.

Take a career assessment (your DCCCD login will be required) to get started.

Have questions? Review our frequently asked questions about career assessments for more information.

Select a Guided Pathway

After completing a career assessment, choose a guided pathway from the following career paths:

A guided pathway is a step-by-step guide with courses mapped out for you. This helps you take only the classes you need to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to a university or enter the workforce.

Get Hired

What if you had a step-by-step guide to landing a job? Wouldn't that be amazing?

Well, you do! And it is!

The guide is called The Careers College, and it is an online program with insider secrets to mastering each critical step in the job search process — from interviewing to negotiating salary. Typically The Careers College costs $297, but DCCCD students get it for free.

Information on how to get started with The Careers College is available in myPortal:

Already have an account? Visit The Careers College at