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Phone: (949) 582-4575
Career Guidance Officer
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Are you trying to find career direction? The Career Center offers many ways in learn about yourself and educational options including assessments. To utilize some of the career assessments, inventories and surveys you may need a referral from a Saddleback College Counselor.
The Career Center sales a comprehensive assessment package to career explorers to assess their interests, values, skills and personality type. This battery of assessments are called 'Take Charge Self-Directed Assessments'. This battery of assessments includes the Please Understand Me (personality type), Sigi 3 (online interactive which helps you evaluate; Values, Interests and Activities) and Eureka Microskills (online interactive system which helps you evaluate; Personality, Interests and job Skills and information relating to career exploration). The Take Charge packet is $35.00 for current students and $50.00 for alumni (within the last year) and community members (who have have been assigned a student ID from Saddleback). Speak to a Saddleback College Counselor or the Staff of the Center for Career and Life Development for more information.
Other tests offered by the Career Guidance Services include: Sigi, Eureka MicroSkills, Please Understand Me, Strong Interest Inventory® tool, and Choice Planner (this is a partial list). Students are encouraged to review the results from any assessment with a counselor. During the Fall and Spring semesters, career counselors will be assigned to the Career Center on an appointment basis. Call 949-582-4575 to schedule an appointment.
This program asks you to identify and prioritize the values that are most important to you. You will also pick some areas of interest and activities that you enjoy and find rewarding. Then you will use combinations of these selections to come up with careers best suited to you. Sigi can be purchased online for fee.
Identify and prioritize the 35 skills that you would most like to use in your life's work. The online computer system will match these skills to the skill set required in more than 250 careers, and identify those careers in which the skills needed that most closely match the ones you have chosen. You will then have an opportunity to learn more about these careers so that you can evaluate which careers might be the best choice for you. Eureka has three different assessments on the online system. Student can use the computer based system in the career center but must pay for print outs in the lab for .10 cents a piece.
Please Understand Me
Answer 72 questions that will indicate your personality type. Printouts for the original system will tell you how from personality type theory affects your personal and professional life. Printouts include what your career strengths and weaknesses are, what careers to avoid and information relating to love and happiness. Please Understand Me is from the Keirsey Temperament theory and even includes how you should best go about the career search process.
Strong Interest Inventory® Tool
The Strong provides you an opportunity to assess your interests in a wide range of occupations, work activities, leisure activities and school subjects. Test results provide you with a RIASEC code and diagram based on your interests, which helps you identify career options and possible academic majors. A list of possible careers is provided. There are many versions of the Strong interest tools, this test was formally the Strong-Cambell Interest inventory. Campbell has his own version following his theories of career called Cambell Interest, Skills Survey (CISS). Both of these assessments do require an appointment scheduled with a licenced master level counselor employeed at Saddleback College and an aggreement that it will be fully reviewed during a counseling session before it will sold. Many Applied Psychology 140, 160 and Women Studies 120 courses uses these assessment in the classroom.
Choices Planner is an online career information delivery system. It helps students compare, connect, and choose from a vast network of work and education options, effortlessly building powerful plans using the Career Plan Builder. All work is securely stored in Your Portfolio.
Career Cruising (Career Cruising.com)
Career Cruising is offered free to all registered students during academic years of 2007-10, due to a generous grant from the college's foundation office. Contact the Career Center for more information. During the 2010-12, the Career Center has agreed to continue to offer these free assessments to support student success and retention.
Other Assessments are offered by the CCLD, typically through a Saddleback College counselors referral only.
SEND-OUT TESTS (Allow two weeks for scoring by publisher)
Career Assessment Inventory Profile (CAI P) (2 weeks min.)
Career Assessment Inventory Interpretive (CAI I) (2 weeks min.)
CISS (14 days)
MBTI® (Form F) CAPT (14 days)
Strong Color - Mail out (14 days)
CCC System & Guide
CAPS & Guide
COPES & Guide
COPS & Guide
College Survival Success Survey
Barriers to Employment Success Inventory
Hall - Occupational Orientation Inventory
MBTI® (Form M) CAPT
Self-Directed Search and Pamphlets
Strong B/W In House
True Colors (Info Bundle) Keys & Personal Success
Work Values Inventory - Not available after inventory depleted
Eureka - Including MicroSkills and True Colors
Major Minor Finder
Please Understand Me
BOOKS & MATERIALS
Learning Pattern Assessment - Self Score and Plot
Type in College - MBTI® Booklet