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Career Center: Pathways & Programs

California has identified fifteen leading "Industry Sectors." Each sector is home to several career pathways, and each pathway encompasses a variety of occupations.


Click on the industry sectors and career pathways that interest you for details about the different occupations within that job family/cluster.


Click on the AVC program/coursework links to learn about the different programs that we offer that may be related to each industry sector. Several programs may lead to careers in many/all of the industry sectors and therefore are listed multiple times. Note that many careers may require education beyond a Certificate or Associate degree.


For comparative information about the earnings of recent graduates who received an award in a specific program area at California community colleges, including Antelope Valley College, visit Salary Surfer.


Agriculture & Natural ResourcesWheat


Arts, Media & EntertainmentArt


Building Trades & ConstructionBuild


Education, Child Care & Family ServicesEducation


Energy & UtilitiesEnergy


Engineering & DesignEngineering


Fashion & Interior DesignFashion


Finance & BusinessFinance


Health Science & Medical TechnologyHealth


Hospitality, Tourism & RecreationHospitality


Information & Communication TechnologyITS


Manufacturing & Product Development



Marketing, Sales & ServiceSales


Public ServicesPublic Service




*Indicates multiple programs are offered within the area of study.


Last updated: August 24, 2017