Career Center: Pathways & Programs

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 program 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'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, visit Salary Surfer.

 

Agriculture & Natural ResourcesAgriculture & Natural Resources

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

Programs: Accounting (Professional Bookkeeping); Administration of Justice; Agriculture/Park and Landscape Management*; Anthropology; Air Conditioning and Refrigeration*; Automotive Technology*; Biology; Business*; Chemistry; Computer Applications, Computer Networking, and Computer Information Science*; Digital Media*; Drafting/Computer Aided Design; Electrical Technology; Electronics Technology; Engineering*; Fire Technology*; Geosciences*; Office Technology*; Physical Sciences; Real Estate*; Water Treatment; Welding

 

Arts, Media & EntertainmentArts, Media & Entertainment

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

Programs: Accounting (Professional Bookkeeping); Anthropology; Art*; Business*; Communication Studies; Computer Applications, Computer Networking, and Computer Information Science*; Deaf Studies*; Digital Media*; English; Electrical Technology; Electronics Technology; Engineering*; Film and Television; History; Music; Music - Commercial; Office Technology*; Photography - Commercial; Sociology; Theatre Arts

 

Building Trades & ConstructionBuilding Trades & Construction

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

Programs: Accounting (Professional Bookkeeping); Agriculture/Park and Landscape Management*; Air Conditioning and Refrigeration*; Business*; Computer Applications, Computer Networking, and Computer Information Science*; Digital Media*; Drafting/Computer Aided Design; Electrical Technology; Electronics Technology; Engineering*; Geosciences*; Office Technology*; Physical Sciences; Physics; Real Estate*; Water Treatment; Welding

 

Education, Child Care & Family ServicesEducation, Child Care & Family Services

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

Programs: Accounting (Professional Bookkeeping); Anthropology; Art*; Biology; Business*; Child and Family Education*; Communication Studies; Computer Applications, Computer Networking, and Computer Information Science*; Deaf Studies*; Digital Media*; Education (Instructional Aide); Engineering*; English; Geosciences*; HistoryKinesiology; Liberal Arts & Sciences; Mathematics; Music; Office Technology*; Philosophy; Physical Sciences; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Spanish

 

Energy & UtilitiesEnergy & Utilities

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

Programs: Accounting (Professional Bookkeeping); Air Conditioning and Refrigeration*; Business*; Computer Applications, Computer Networking, and Computer Information Science*; Digital Media*; Drafting/Computer Aided Design; Electrical Technology; Electronics Technology; Engineering*; Geosciences*; Office Technology*; Physical Sciences; Physics; Water Treatment; Welding

 

Engineering & DesignEngineering & Design

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

Programs: Accounting (Professional Bookkeeping)Airframe Manufacturing Technology; Biology; Business*; Chemistry; Computer Applications, Computer Networking, and Computer Information Science*; Digital Media*; Drafting/Computer Aided Design; Electrical Technology; Electronics Technology; Engineering*; Geosciences*; Mathematics; Office Technology*; Physical Sciences; Physics; Water Treatment; Welding

 

Fashion & Interior DesignFashion & Interior Design

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

Programs: Accounting (Professional Bookkeeping); Art*; Business*; Computer Applications, Computer Networking, and Computer Information Science*; Digital Media*; Drafting/Computer Aided Design; Electrical Technology; Electronics Technology; Engineering*; Film and Television; Office Technology*; Photography - Commercial; Theatre Arts

 

Finance & BusinessFinance & Business

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

Programs: Accounting (Professional Bookkeeping); Anthropology; Business*; Communication Studies; Computer Applications, Computer Networking, and Computer Information Science*; Digital Media*; Economics; English; Engineering*; Geosciences*; Mathematics; Office Technology*; Psychology; Real Estate*; Sociology; Spanish

 

Health Science & Medical TechnologyHealth Science & Medical Technology

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

Programs: Accounting (Professional Bookkeeping); Anthropology; Biology; Business*; Chemistry; Computer Applications, Computer Networking, and Computer Information Science*; Digital Media*; Drafting/Computer Aided Design; Emergency Medical Technology; Engineering*; Kinesiology; Medical Assisting*; Office Technology*; Physics; Psychology; Radiologic Technology; Registered Nursing; Respiratory Care; Vocational Nursing

 

Hospitality, Tourism & RecreationHospitality, Tourism & Recreation

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

Programs: Accounting (Professional Bookkeeping); Anthropology; Biology; Business*; Communication Studies; Computer Applications, Computer Networking, and Computer Information Science*; Deaf Studies*; Digital Media*; English; Engineering*; Family and Consumer Science*Film and Television; Geosciences*; History; Kinesiology; Office Technology*; Sociology; Spanish

 

Information & Communication TechnologyInformation & Communication Technology

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

Programs: Accounting (Professional Bookkeeping); Anthropology; Business*; Communication Studies; Computer Applications, Computer Networking, and Computer Information Science*; Deaf Studies*; Digital Media*; Drafting/Computer Aided Design; Electrical Technology; Electronics Technology; Engineering*; EnglishFilm and Television; Office Technology*

 

Manufacturing & Product DevelopmentManufacturing & Product Development

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

Programs: Accounting (Professional Bookkeeping); Aeronautical and Aviation Technology*; Aircraft Fabrication and Assembly; Art*; Auto Body*; Automotive Technology*; Business*; Chemistry; Computer Applications, Computer Networking, and Computer Information Science*; Digital Media*; Drafting/Computer Aided Design; Electrical Technology; Electronics Technology; Engineering*; English; Office Technology*; Photography - Commercial; Welding

 

Marketing, Sales & ServiceMarketing, Sales & Service

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

Programs: Accounting (Professional Bookkeeping); Anthropology; Art*; Business*; Communication Studies; Computer Applications, Computer Networking, and Computer Information Science*; Digital Media*; Engineering*; English; Family and Consumer Science*Film and Television; Mathematics; Office Technology*; Photography - Commercial; Political Science; Psychology; Real Estate*; Sociology; Spanish

 

Public ServicesPublic Services

Pathways: Human Services, Legal & Government Services, and Protective Services

Programs: Accounting (Professional Bookkeeping); Anthropology; Administration of Justice; Business*; Child and Family Education*; Communication Studies; Computer Applications, Computer Networking, and Computer Information Science*; Deaf Studies*; Digital Media*; Emergency Medical Technology; Engineering*; English; Fire Technology*; Office Technology*; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Spanish

 

TransportationTransportation

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

Programs: Accounting (Professional Bookkeeping); Aeronautical and Aviation Technology*; Aircraft Fabrication and Assembly; Airframe Manufacturing Technology; Auto Body*; Automotive Technology*; Business*; Computer Applications, Computer Networking, and Computer Information Science*; Digital Media*; Drafting/Computer Aided Design; Electrical Technology; Electronics Technology; Engineering*; Geosciences*; Office Technology*; Welding

 

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

 

Last updated: April 15, 2019