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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. To view all of the programs offered at Antelope Valley College, visit our Counseling Center Program Sheets web page.


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 8, 2018