Plan…What can I major in?

After completing several self assessments and occupational exploration exercises, you’re ready to develop an informed, realistic and intentional choice about your college major.

So, how do students select their “major” or “program of study?”

As closely as possible, find those occupations that are aligned with your interests, values, motivated skills, and strengths.  In addition, think about a few other things:

  • How much time do you want to spend attending college?
  • Do you have other obligations that may limit the time you have to devote to education?
  • What are your financial resources to help off-set the cost of college?
  • Do you want to TRANSFER to a university?  If so, how far are you able/willing to re-locate?
  • How much do you expect to earn to support yourself/others?  Try this great exercise to help you understand the cost of living:  REALITY CHECK
  • Remember, you are developing SKILLS for the workplace in college.
  • You don’t have to have a specific occupation selected, but hopefully narrow your choice to a CAREER CLUSTER that is a fit with your interests.  This will move you closer to a desired goal.
  • What are the PROGRAM OPTIONS at CFCC and what can you expect to earn?  We offer a quick link to Salary Ranges for CFCC Programs 2018?

CONTACT:  CFCC Career Development Services
Make an appointment here:  Downtown Campus or North Campus
Call:  (910) 362-7047 or 7768

Below are additional college and career planning resources you may want to research.  The more you know about yourself and the job market, the more informed your choice will be!

Career One Stop – Comprehensive career planning site sponsored by U.S. Dept. of Labor

NCcareersComprehensive career information developed by Labor and Economic Analysis Division of North Carolina

CFNC – Comprehensive college and career planning sponsored by College Foundation of North Carolina

North Carolina Fastest Growing Occupations– Current data on market demand

What Should I Major In? Brief quiz developed by Loyola University – Chicago

What Can I Do With a Major In – UNC-Wilmington  – Majors don’t limit