Skip to main content

Explore Colleges and Careers

Attend Community College for Free!

Residents of the City of West Sacramento who graduated from a High School from the Washington Unified School District within the last six months will be able to attend their first year at any Sacramento City College (SCC) location (Main campusWest Sacramento Center, or Davis Center) fee-free (up to 12 units per semester) starting with the Fall 2017 semester. click here for more info

Career and College Exploration!

Education Planner - One-stop Career and College Planning Website

College Week Live

My Majors search - Take the Free quiz to create your customized pathway to college and career readiness

California Colleges - Official source for college and career planning in California

Big Future - "Big Future" College board College Exploration

California Career Zone - customize your career exploration

Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Outlook

Western Interstate Commision for Higher Education (WICHE/WUE) - Out of state schools with residency fees reduced






What Employers Want From Their Entry-Level Employees

There are three levels of skills employers look for:

Level 1: The basic work skills:

  • Dressed for Work.
  • Drug-Free.
  • Shows up on time (most jobs start early).
  • Works a full eight to ten hour day with enthusiasm and attention to the job.
  • Mature enough to use equipment and work safely around others.
  • Listens well and able to follow verbal and sometimes written directions.
  • Able to learn on the job (mechanical ability, eye hand coordination, reasoning/problem solving skills).
  • Willing to do menial work and lowly tasks.

Level 2: Basic work habits:

  • Able to get along with others.
  • Aware of and respects others needs.
  • Does more than his/her share of the work.
  • Works well with customers.
  • Has basic semi-entry level skills/knowledge of the trade including (math, english, and science).
  • Understands what a job site is all about; how it works; what is going on and how the student's job fits in.

Level 3: Excellent work habits and skills:

  • Excellent customer relations skills.
  • Pays attention to detail.
  • Proficient at entry level skills of the trade.
  • Makes good decisions.
  • Respected by co-workers and supervisor.

Work Permits

Work Permits may be obtained in the Career Center. Students must have a minimum 2.00 GPA in order to receive a work permit.

Quicklinks to Applications

CSU Applications are open From October 1 - November 30.

UC Applications are open now until November 30.

Private college applications may be accessed on their web sites or by using a common application.

Los Rios Community College District


There are over 4,000 different colleges and universities in the United States. Here are just a few different types of colleges:


Start your college exploration and compare schools here! 

College Scorecard is designed to help students and parents identify which schools provide the biggest bang for your buck. Designed with input from those who will use it most, the Scorecard offers reliable data on factors important to prospective students.

In an economy where some higher education is still the surest ticket to the middle class, the choices that Americans make when searching for and selecting a college have never been more important. That’s why College Scorecard provides reliable information that helps students find the college that best fits their needs so that they can succeed

College Scorecard

Get information about:

  • Average Annual Cost - The Average Annual net price for federal financial aid recipients after aid from the school, state or federal government.  For public schools, this is only calculated for In-State students.
  • Graduation Rate - The graduation rate after six years for schools that award predominantly four-year degrees and after four years for all other schools.  These rates are based on full-time students enrolled for the first time.
  • Salary After Attending - The median earnings of former students who received federal financial aid at 10 years after entering the school.

 And More!