Career Counseling

Need help planning your career?

Students who have a clear direction for their careers are generally more motivated for success in college. Our counselors provide a variety of services to guide you in choosing a career and program of study that’s right for you.

Meeting with a counselor could help if you’re:

  • Confused or undecided about your career
  • Considering a career change
  • Contemplating changing your major because you’ve lost interest in your current program;
  • Withdrawing from current classes and needing a new career direction

Exploring your career options

There are a lot factors that go into deciding which career is right for you. First, you want to take into account your interests, abilities, and values. Next, you’ll want to gather specific information about your potential career, such as employment outlook, typical job duties, and expected wages. Our counselors can help guide you through the career decision-making process. To make an appointment with a counselor, call 320.308.5089.

Other resources to help you decide on a career

Many great resources are available that can help you determine which careers are right for you. We encourage you to check out the following resources and bring your results with you to your counselor appointment.

GPS LifePlan career planning tools

ISEEK is a Minnesota web-based resource for career information. It offers free assessments to help you determine your career interests, skills, and values. It also contains career information including, typical job duties, employment outlook, and expected wages.

Career Assessment Inventory (CAI)
The CAI is a take-home assessment of interests and is available at the Admissions desk.  You’ll receive an interpretation of your results during a personal appointment with a counselor. A $20 fee is charged.

World of Work Inventory (WOWI)
The WOWI is an assessment that measures your skills, interests, and values and matches your test results to the requirements of the many available careers. It helps you make the best and most informed career decisions. You’ll meet with a counselor for an interpretation of your results. A fee does apply.  Please call to schedule: 320.308.5089.

Take a class
Career Exploration (CSSC 1300) is a one credit, elective class offered at SCTCC. It’s one of the most comprehensive ways of making an informed career decision. In addition to the assessment of your interests, a wider assessment of your values, preferences, aptitude, and goals is part of the experience.  This is followed by in-depth analysis of some career choices as well as decision-making help. 

Need help determining what classes you need for your career?

Once you’ve decided on a career, our counselors can help you determine the education you’ll need to achieve your career goal. We can discuss specifics about your program or major, the level of education needed, and the colleges offering the needed training. To make an appointment with a counselor, call 320.308.5089.

Want more information? Schedule an appointment.

Northway Building Room 1-401