Welcome back to campus! The Career Center team is excited to support you along your career path.
A Career Specialist is here to help with your Career and Academic needs.
Career Counselors can assist with developing a Student Educational Plan as well as career exploration, reviewing interest inventories, and other assessments.
The Career Center helps to place students in paid or unpaid internship opportunities. Students gain valuable work experience while applying classroom lessons.
Career Center staff collaborate with faculty and industry recruiters to connect students with career opportunities as they become available.
Participants meet in individual, small group or classroom workshops to learn resume writing, interview techniques, and Dress 4 Success at the Career Center lab.
Career & Alumni Connect
Career Center staff partners with industry members to invite employers to connect with students and alumni on campus through classroom presentations, breakout sessions, career demonstrations, and speed recruiting events called Ready, Set, Go!
The Associated Student Body Government (ASBG) and the Career Center have established the Career Closet. The Career Closet offers new and gently used professional business attire for interviews at no cost to students in need. Interested students can receive more information regarding the program at the Career Center.
Career Readiness Academy (CRA)
CRA is a 12-week, intensive hands-on training program focused on 21st century employability skills. The CRA is co-facilitated with help from area business and industry leaders.
SkillsUSA is a national organization focused on champions at work. AHC SkillsUSA students are encouraged to participate and further build career and leadership skills.
Cooperative Work Experience (CWE) Internships
CWE internships combine a student's academic and career interests with productive work experience. Students earn transferable college credit while working in full-or part-time jobs or unpaid/volunteer positions.
CTE Junior Day
Career Technical Education (CTE) classes visit the Santa Maria campus to meet with instructors, career counselors and Career Center staff to learn about CTE programs at the college. Students also receive career readiness training during their half-day visit.
Skills USA Team and Advisors 2020-2021
Student Services Building A, Room A207
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
1-805-922-6966, ext. 3374
- Monday & Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Wednesday & Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
August 16th - August 20th 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hours of operation are subject to change.