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Step 2: Research CAPs and Majors


Explore Career and Academic Pathways (CAPs) and majors to find the best fit for you. CAPs are groups of similar programs designed to help you select a program of study (i.e., a major) and speed your progress towards completion. A major is a specific subject that students can specialize while earning their college degree.  Before you explore CAPs and majors, you should have a good understanding of your interests, personality, values, skills, and abilities. Doing so will help you make an informed decision on whether a CAP and major is a good fit for you. 

Complete the following worksheets designed to help you explore CAPs and majors at LAVC. 

ElimiCAP worksheet- Use this worksheet to explore what CAPS are or are not a good fit with your interests. 

ElimiMajor worksheet- Use this worksheet to learn about the majors within each CAP that may be interesting to you or eliminate the ones that are not a good fit. 

Develop an Action Plan and then meet with a counselor to create a comprehensive student education plan.  

Check out these useful career exploration resources. 

LAVC Program Mapper    Each program map shows the recommended courses for a full-time student. Use these as a starting point when meeting with a counselor to develop your Student Education Plan to best meet your schedule and academic goals. The information about Salary, Growth, and Careers reflects California trends from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
LAVC Major Sheets Learn more about LAVC associate degrees and certificates. Find more information on interests, skills, occupations, employers, and potential earnings for different majors. 
LAVC Associate Degree for Transfer (AD-T) Sheets  Learn more about the AD-Ts available at LAVC. Earn a two-year degree AND get guaranteed admission to a CSU. 
Eureka  Eureka provides information on college majors, descriptions of occupations, tips for your resume and much more.

RoadTrip Nation

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RoadTrip Nation tells real career stories and empowers students to connect their interests to fulfilling lives and careers. Use the Roadmap Tool to learn about your interests and how it relates to different careers. Watch videos to hear from real people how they got to where they are in their careers. 
O*NET OnLine O*NET OnLine offers a variety of search options and occupational data including information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with occupations. 
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) The Bureau of Labor Statistics measures labor market activity, working conditions, price changes, and productivity in the U.S. economy to support public and private decision making.