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College and Career Websites

Below are a variety of websites where you can learn more about various colleges and careers.

(The Mountain Oaks High School Code number is 052976--it is often needed on financial aid paperwork.)

A Degree With A Guarantee

Check out our degree options and partner colleges to find a path that's right for you.

Affordable Colleges Online

Online colleges in California are among the state's accredited 757 career schools, universities, and colleges. Locate the ideal online school for you. Online colleges in California are among the state's accredited 757 career schools, universities, and colleges. Locate the ideal online school for you.


This site helps you explore majors offered at UC and CSU campuses.   

Big Future

Offers help with College Essays.

Build California

Work outside or in an office.  The construction industry offers variety, opportunity, & great pay - with or without a college degree.  Find your career here.

California Career Zone

This site has assessments, career exploration and a "reality check", which can help you calculate your living expenses in different cities. There are also mini videos connected to various careers.

California Career Zone Interest Profiler

California Colleges

This comprehensive California College/University website offers academic and career advice, financial aid information, academic preparation guides, online applications and other facts about virtually all of the public and private higher educational institutions in California. Use their career planning services to help you decide on a college major.

California State University

With 23 campuses and thousands of degree choices, the CSU is a great place to start your journey.

California Student Aid Commission

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) provides information about financing college in California. An excellent guide to terms and links. View the latest Cal grant news, state financial aid programs, and helpful pointers for finding money for college.

Career One Stop

Provides job info background, including resume templates.

Career One Stop Videos

Explore a collection of videos on hundreds of different careers.

Choose Nursing

This is a good nursing information site. 

College Board

College Board Online gives students and parents information to aid in the transition from high school to college. This site also has the ExPAN Scholarship Search. You can get information about College Board tests including the SAT. They also offer a college search.

College MatchMaker

Match a school with what you want as far as size, location, sports, major, etc.

College Week Live

This website lists opportunities to chat with different colleges and do live virtual college tours.

Columbia College

Columbia College - Apply

Columbia College - Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state funded program that serves educationally and financially disadvantaged students.

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Columbia College - Mother Lode Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) 

MEOC Engage. Discover. Connect. The Mother Lode Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) assists adults in our region to obtain their academic credentials required for economic mobility by providing guidance on how to enter, re-enter, and navigate postsecondary institutions.

Education Planner

EducationPlanner provides practical advice so you can find the career and educational path that's right for you.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

This site allows you to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online. Apply here for your PIN today. Both the student and the parents will need a PIN to electronically sign the FAFSA. This simplifies the application process and allows you to get your results faster.

Junior Achievement

JA’s online experience allows users to take a personality quiz and then explore careers, money management and starting a business.

Los Rios Community College District

Includes American River College, Consumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, Sacramento City College and Modesto Junior College.

Gives information about the ASVAB test and military careers. 

Modesto Junior College 

O*Net Resource Center

This is home to the nation's primary source of occupational information.

Ocean Careers

Do you like the ocean? Check out this site for ocean-related careers.

Online RN to BSN Degrees

Sacramento Job Corps Center

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.

Salary Surfer

To help students and their families make important decisions about investing time and money in a college education, Salary Surfer, is providing comparative information about the earnings of recent California community college graduates who received an award in a specific program of study. Salary Surfer uses the aggregated earnings of graduates from a five-year period to provide an estimate on the potential wages to be earned two and five years after receiving a certificate or degree in certain disciplines. This tool also provides information on which colleges offer programs in those specific disciplines. 

San Joaquin Delta College

SAT Prep Help

Official SAT Practice

SAT College Board

SAT practice tests, registration and test dates.


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UC Transfer/Articulation System

United States Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics 

This government site has career listings, training and income. 

University of California

U.S. News College Compass

State by state college and tuition search and rankings.

U.S. News Community Colleges in California

What Can I Do With a Major In . . .

The mission of the UNCW Career Center is to be a comprehensive career counseling and resource center dedicated to empowering students and alumni as active participants in their own career development.


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