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Did you know that 65% of all college students change their major at least once while in college? Why? They find a new or different major which supports their interests, values, passion, or personality.

CAREER PLANNING: MYTHS AND FACTS AGREE OR DISAGREE? 1. Whatever my career choice is, that is the subject that I should major in. 2. I need to choose a career that is practical something that will pay the bills. 3. I should base my career decision on current trends and demands in the job marketthat way Ill always be employed. 4. Career self-assessment means finding out what Im good at. 5. I wont really know if I enjoy a career until I graduate and start working in the fieldand I hope I dont make a mistake!

What can you do to find a major if you dont know what to study?

Start by taking a few of the 35 General Education credits which are a part of an Associate of Arts (or Bachelors) degree. Take courses of interest to you. Take a college course to help you find a direction: CPD102AB Career Exploration

What is AGEC?
Arizona General Education Curriculum

35 credits (11-12 classes) in Writing, Math, Social

Science, Humanities, and Laboratory Science

Guarantees admission to ASU, NAU, U of A AGEC-A liberal arts & undecided majors AGEC-B business-related majors AGEC-S science,engineering,math,technology

Degrees & Certificates

Transfer to ASU, U of A, & NAU
60-64 Credits toward Bachelors Degree

Associate in Arts Associate in Business Associate in Science Associate in Elementary Ed Associate in Arts/Fine Arts Associate in Transfer Partnership

Certificate for Transfer

Associate in General Studies
(Not designed to transfer)

Learn Job Skills

Occupational Programs Associate in Applied Science Certificate of Completion
(See Advisor about transferability)

Cant take a Career Exploration class? PVCC Counseling Division offers INDIVIDUALIZED CAREER COUNSELING Career testing.
Fees range from $15 to $25 per test. Match your interests, personality, strengths, and work values with careers that fit you.

Free step-by-step counseling for career self-assessment,

occupational research, educational planning, & decision-making.

Holland Occupational Themes

Walk around the room, read each poster, decide which theme best represents YOU and stand by that poster. Write that theme name on the goldenrod sheet.
Discuss: Why did you pick this theme? What careers in this theme would appeal to you?

Move to your second favorite theme and write it on the paper.

Discuss: Why did you choose this theme? What careers in this theme would appeal to you?
Share what both your themes are. Brainstorm jobs/careers that might incorporate both of your themes.

How do the Occupational Themes relate to college majors?

On the yellow sheet, put a * next to your top theme (RIASEC). Circle any majors that might be of interest to you. Do the same for your 2nd theme. Any majors that might fit both themes?

How do the Occupational Themes relate to General Education classes and electives?
On the green sheet, put a * next to your top theme (RIASEC). Circle any subject categories in that theme that might be of interest to you.

Look again at the AA Blue Checksheet w/ AGEC requirements in the box.

*35 credits required for all transfer Associates degrees and Bachelors degrees at ASU, NAU, & UA What classes from the green sheet might fit into AGEC requirements? (The Pink Sheet lets you know for sure what counts for what!)


with a PVCC Counselor or Advisor. Make an appointment today! Counseling: 602 787-6540 Advising: 602 787-7060

Your Counseling/Advising Session

Make an appointment at the KSC Information Center

PREPARE for your appointment: Bring the handout packet you received today Write down questions Meet with your Counselor or Advisor to complete the Tentative Educational/Career Plan worksheet (lavender handout) for at least 2 semesters, longer if you know your major. Turn in the Tentative Educational/Career Plan to your instructor for full points. Keep this plan for future reference!