Career Center: Pathways & Programs

Agriculture & Natural ResourcesArts, Media & EntertainmentBuilding Trades & ConstructionEducation, Child Care & Family ServicesEnergy & Utilities

Engineering & DesignFashion & Interior DesignFinance & BusinessHealth Science & Medical TechnologyHospitality, Tourism & Recreation

Information & Communication TechnologyManufacturing & Product DevelopmentMarketing, Sales & ServicePublic ServicesTransportation

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 pathways that interest you for details about the different occupations within that job family/cluster.

Click on the AVC Program links to learn about the different programs that we offer that are related to each career pathway. Note that many careers may require education beyond a Certificate or Associate degree.

To view all of the programs offered at Antelope Valley College and their requirements, visit our Counseling Center's Recommended Program Sequences 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, check out Salary Surfer.

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Career Pathways:

Agricultural Business, Agricultural Mechanics, Agriscience, Animal Science, Forestry & Natural Resources, Ornamental Horticulture, and Plant & Soil Science

AVC Programs:

Arts, Media & Entertainment

Career Pathways:

Media & Design Arts, Performing Arts, and Production & Managerial Arts

AVC Programs:

Building Trades & Construction

Career Pathways:

Cabinetmaking & Wood Products, Engineering & Heavy Construction, Mechanical Construction, and Residential & Commercial Construction

AVC Programs:

Education, Child Care & Family Services

Career Pathways:

Child Development, Consumer Services, Education, and Family & Human Services

AVC Programs:

Energy & Utilities

Career Pathways:

Electromechanical Installation & Maintenance, Energy & Environmental Technology, Public Utilities, and Residential & Commercial Energy & Utilities

AVC Programs:

Engineering & Design

Career Pathways:

Architectural & Structural Engineering, Computer Hardware, Electrical & Networking Engineering, Engineering Design, Engineering Technology, and Environmental & Natural Science Engineering

AVC Programs:

Fashion & Interior Design

Career Pathways:

Fashion Design, Manufacturing & Merchandising, and Interior Design, Furnishings & Maintenance

AVC Programs:

Finance & Business

Career Pathways:

Accounting Services, Banking & Related Services, and Business Financial Management

AVC Programs:

Health Science & Medical Technology

Career Pathways:

Biotechnology Research & Development, Diagnostic Services, Health Informatics, Support Services, and Therapeutic Services

AVC Programs:

Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation

Career Pathways:

Food Science, Dietetics & Nutrition, Food Service & Hospitality, and Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation

AVC Programs:

Information & Communication Technology

Career Pathways:

Information & Support Services, Media & Support Services, Network Communications, and Programming & Systems Development

AVC Programs:

Manufacturing & Product Development

Career Pathways:

Graphic Arts Technology, Integrated Graphics Technology, Machine & Forming Technology, and Welding Technology

Programs:

Marketing, Sales & Service

Career Pathways:

E-commerce, Entrepreneurship, International Trade, and Professional Sales & Marketing

AVC Programs:

Public Services

Career Pathways:

Human Services, Legal & Government Services, and Protective Services

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Transportation

Career Pathways:

Aviation & Aerospace Transportation Services, Collision Repair & Refinishing, and Vehicle Maintenance, Service & Repair

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Last updated: May 28, 2019