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Community College - Certificate Programs - get straight into a job (No AA Degree needed!)

Community College - Two year AA degree/AS degree then transfer to a private, UC or Cal State
for Bachelor’s and beyond

Two Year Professional/Specialty School – Examples: Animation, Sound Engineering, Fashion,
Music, Art, Culinary, Nursing, Computer Science etc…

Cal State University - (CSU) 4 yr school to earn Bachelor’s degree www.csumentor.org

University of California - (UC) 4 yr school to earn Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and
Doctorate
www.universityofcalifornia.edu

Private University - 4 yr school to earn Bachelor’s, Masters and Doctorate

Trade or Technical School - Learn a specific skill and get licensed to work in the field.
Examples: WyoTech, UTI, Heald, Western Career College

Paid Apprenticeship Program - Learn a specific trade and get paid while learning/licensed and
placed in the workforce www.calapprenticeship.org - Paid trades training with benefits!

Private Skills Schools/Training Facilities - 10 -18 month programs such as Veterinary
Technician, Dental Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Real Estate,
Massage Therapy, Graphic Arts, Auto Body Painting, Culinary etc… (Provide state licensing)

Adult ROP’s-Regional Occupational Programs -10 -18 month programs such as Veterinary
Technician, Dental Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Real Estate,
Massage Therapy, Graphic Arts, Auto Body Painting etc… (Provide state licensing)
www.carocp.org

Kaiser Permanente’s School of Allied Health Science – Phlebotomy, Radiography,
Sonography www.kpsahs.org

Allied Health Certifications – Administrative Medical Assistant, Clinical Medical Assistant,
Electrocardiography, Intravenous Compounding, Medical Billing, Optometric Technician, etc…
www.bostonreed.com (local facilities in the Tri-Valley)

Federal and Government Jobs - (Take Civil Service test) great benefits and retirement for entry
level positions www.spb.ca.gov - Civil Service Jobs/Government Jobs all entry level w/benefits
(State)
www.acgov.org - Civil Service Jobs/Government Jobs all entry level w/benefits (Alameda Co.)

Peace Corps -Travel abroad/stay in USA and work/volunteer www.peacecorps.gov

AmeriCorps - Travel abroad/stay in USA and work/volunteer www.americorps.gov

Corporation for National & Community Service - www.nationalservice.gov

Military - go to www.military.com for list of all military careers by branch and college offers etc…

Military Academies - www.usarmy.edu         www.usafa.af.mil    www.nadn.navy.mil      www.cga.edu

Entry Level Jobs in the Bay Area - www.eastbayworks.com

Entry Level Jobs in the Tri-Valley - www.trivalleyjobs.com
2/15/2012

				
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