Career Education and Workforce Development

Career Programs

Career Programs are courses leading to an Associate of Science Degree or Associate of Arts Degree and courses leading to a Certificate of Achievement. Our programs provide instruction in the skills and knowledge needed to enter or to make progress in an occupation.

Career Programs Information Night

A Career Programs Information Night is offered before each semester. Our next Information Session will take place on Wednesday, August 22 at 6:30 PM in the Cilker Building. Come learn about degree and certificate programs. Talk with West Valley College faculty about how you can get started. Registration will be available and counselors will be on hand for questions and answers.

Career Fair

Our next Career Fair will take place on Wednesday, March 14 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the Campus Center.


We have counselors available to help you with your educational path. Call the Career Programs office to set-up an appointment.

Career Help

LearnUp is a social network where you learn skills directly from employers and professionals, and get hired. Also check out  California Career Cafe' and  Career Spots.

To explore job opportunities, visit after

View a video about Counseling 18 – Job Search Methods.

Counseling 18 video

Work Experience

So maybe you’re the kind of student who learns by doing. Or maybe you just like to work and gain experience that way. If so, we have just the thing for you: Work Experience or WRKEX. Work Experience is a course like any other.

Workforce Development

Workforce Development strives to improve the college’s capacity to serve students, employers and our community through innovation and entrepreneurship. Our Workforce Development program obtains the resources necessary to pursue College strategies by aggressively seeking funds and in‐kind resources from outside sources, including grants from private and public sources, contracts, and fees.


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Community Education

West Valley College Extension offers a variety of workshops and classes to the community for personal and professional growth.



last published: 3/21/18