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Meta-Major Resources

Browse a variety of career-related resources and information for your meta-major to assist you in your career exploration development.

Guided Pathways

In collaboration with Guided Pathways, we have compiled a variety of career-related resources and information for your meta-major to assist you in your career exploration development. Content is updated on an ongoing basis. 

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Explore Majors and Career Exploration

The Major and Career Exploration Courses at ECC are suggestions to help students explore their personal, major, and/or career interests.

To review the major and career exploration courses within your individual meta-major, view the corresponding drop-down menus below to find the list of major and career exploration courses for that specific meta-major.

Resources

Major and Career Exploration Courses for Behavioral and Social Science Meta-Major

ECC Information on Child Development Permits

ECC Information on Child Development Permits
Learn about the education requirements for the various child development permits for positions such as  Assistant,  Associate Teacher,  Teacher,  Master Teacher,  Site Supervisor, and Program Director 
Psych Career Careers in Psychology
Discover careers paths within psychology that include psychologist, counseling, therapy and social work.
Teacher Career Careers in Education
Explore career options within teaching, education, and administration throughout the United States.
Ed Join www.Edjoin.org
Number one job site for finding a job within education
teach california Teach California
"California faces a shortage of special education, mathematics, and science teachers. With a special focus on these shortage areas, the TEACH California Website is designed to recruit individuals to the profession of teaching, explain the teacher preparation process, assist prospective teachers in creating their plan to become credentialed teachers, provide relevant content, partner with related public and non-profit entities, and offer links to important resources. The TEACH California Website is the California Department of Education's (CDE) primary Web effort for recruiting individuals to the teaching profession."
teach certification degrees Teacher Certification Degrees
Learn about California Teaching requirements

 

Major and Career Explorations Courses for the Business Meta-Major


 Gateway Courses

Gateway courses are can serve as introductory coursework to help you learn and explore the major.

Business Gateway Courses: CIS-13, BUS-1A, LAW-5, BUS-25

SBDC

El Camino College Small Business Development Center

"The SBDC is the SBA’s largest service program and provides high quality business & economic development assistance to small businesses & entrepreneurs. We provide no-cost business advising and low-cost training to existing and new businesses."

Field Relevant Resources

https://thebestschools.org/careers/best-business-jobs/

Major and Career Explorations Courses for Creative Arts Meta-Major


Gateway courses are courses that can serve as introductory coursework to help you learn and explore the major. 

Music & Dance Program Gateway Courses 

Field Relevant Resources

Art Career The Art Career Project
Explore hundreds of art careers, find art schools, jobs and inspiration. It provides detailed guides to provide essential road mps for the tools, skills and knowledge needed to build a career with longevity and meaning.   

 

Major and Career Explorations Courses for Health and Community Wellness Meta-major


HPAO Long Beach Pre-Health (Resources) at CSULB
Explore CSULB's Pre-Health valuable resources and documents to learn about various health professions and the healthcare field


Health Careers Explore Health Careers
Explores careers in medicine, healthcare, occupational therapy, physical therapy, allied health and more. 
Healthcare Pathway Health Care Pathways
Explores pathways and careers within health care that range from direct patient care, healthcare facility 
Commision on Accreditation of Allied Edication Programs

Given the high interest in the Sonography field, please use the search tool from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) to find accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs and other Allied Health programs. 


Please note that ECC’s Radiologic Technology program does NOT prepare students for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography field. 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

 

Health Workforce Initiative From their About page
"The Health Workforce Initiative (HWI) is a program of the Workforce and Economic Development division of the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office."
Come review their CAREER PATHWAY RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS for information on various healthcare professions and fields including Dental Hygienist, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Registered Nursing, Respiratory Care Therapy and more. 

More Field Relevant Resources

UCLA Care Extender Program
https://www.uclahealth.org/careextender/care-extender-program

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
https://dhs.lacounty.gov/harbor-ucla-medical-center/volunteer-services/ 
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
1000 W. Carson Street. Torrance, CA 90502
Volunteer Office - 310-222-3258

Additional Volunteer Opportunities at UCLA: 
https://www.uclahealth.org/communityengagement/volunteer-opportunities

USC Hospital Volunteer Program: https://www.keckmedicine.org/volunteer/

LAC+USC Medical Center Volunteer Program:
https://dhs.lacounty.gov/lacusc/volunteer-services/

Children's Hospital LA Program
https://www.chla.org/volunteering-our-hospital

Kaiser Permanente Volunteer Services:
https://thrive.kaiserpermanente.org/care-near-you/southern-california/los-angeles/community-events/volunteer-services/

Red Cross Volunteer Positions:
https://www.redcross.org/volunteer/volunteer-role-finder.html


Public Safety Regulatory Agencies:

POST (Peace Officer Standard and Training)

https://post.ca.gov

State Fire Marshal

https://osfm.fire.ca.gov/divisions/state-fire-training/

LA County EMS

https://dhs.lacounty.gov/more-dhs/departments/ems/

California Law Enforcement Jobs:

https://post.ca.gov/Law-Enforcement-Jobs

National Police Jobs:

https://www.police1.com/police-jobs/search/

National Fire Jobs:

https://www.firerescue1.com/firefighter-careers/

Federal Jobs (great for almost every program in ITEC and HSA):

https://www.usajobs.gov

Government Jobs:

https://www.governmentjobs.com

Major and Career Explorations Courses for Languages, Composition, and Journalism Meta-Major


 

Helping English Majors Pivot from College to Career: Presentation 
What can you do with an English major: Norton's English Majors Career Poster

Major and Career Exploration Courses for STEM Meta-major

 


Cybersecurity

CyberDegreesedu - https://cyberdegreesedu.org/

Math Jobs 

Career Information  - American Mathematical Society

From the American Society for Microbiology 

Careers in Microbiology and the Microbial Sciences

From APS Physics

Job Prospects For Physicists

Engineering

Career Cornerstone

National Society of Professional Engineers

 


 

Field Relevant Resources

HPAO Long Beach Pre-Health (Resources) at CSULB
Explore CSULB's Pre-Health valuable resources and documents to learn about various health professions and the healthcare field
Health Careers Explore Health Careers
Explores careers in medicine, healthcare, occupational therapy, physical therapy, allied health and more. 
Healthcare Pathway Health Care Pathways
Explores pathways and careers within health care that range from direct patient care, health care facility 
cyberdegrees

Cyber Degrees EDU

Learn about cybersecurity and computer science programs and careers.

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ACS Chemistry for Life

Learn about chemistry professions in industry, academia, government, nonprofit, and entrepreneurship.
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REU Sites

Suggested especially for biology majors to gain research experience for graduate school