Deciding on an Education Path

Deciding on the best - and most direct - educational path to pursue for a career can be difficult. Your local community college counselor is a good place to start, but there are also some "DIY" resources available on the Internet:

Who Do You Want to Be? - For anyone who is looking for some help on deciding either to enter a community college program right out of high school, or someone who is leaving the military or just looking for a new career path, this easy-to-use web site is geared to help you decide on which pathway you ought to pursue. It includes information on California high school and community college courses, career options, and financial assistance.

Missing Major - This is a way to focus in on what areas that might help you decide on which courses of study to take in a community college.

California Career Cafe - Career information - including career assessments - to identify your unique strengths, talents and styles.

Criminal Justice Career Profiles - A website that assists aspiring criminal justice professionals, job seekers and students make better, more informed career choices by providing them with relevant career and job information.

ATF Online - Provides feature stories in a variety of categories from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

U.S. Department of Justice - Learn more about the DOJ and opportunities for students.

Fingerprint Identification: An Overview - Great information on fingerprinting for those interested in forensics.

National Criminal Justic Reference Service - Frequently updated resource with links to topics in these categories: Corrections, Courts. Crime, Crime Prevention, Drugs, Justice System, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement, and Victims (as well as an A-Z listing).

Court TV's Crime Library - Provides information in these categories: serial killers, notorious murders, criminal mind, terrorists & spies, and gangsters. This is a commercial site (Courtroom Television Network), so use with caution.

Basic Legal Research: A Mini Research Class - An interesting introduction to legal research.

Attorneys - Select a "legal issue" from their menu and find information about it - as well as attorneys near any ZIP code.