Current Students|Future Students|Financial Aid

Opportunities rising…

It’s all about where we come from… and where we’re going.

Our region is poised to play an oversized role in California’s economic future, and for the skilled, savvy graduates of career education programs, that translates to big-time opportunities.

From classroom to career – and beyond – the Inland-Desert community college system is proud to support successful student outcomes. Wherever you’re going… your Inland-Desert “Ready” community college can get you there.


Resources at the Ready.

Welcome to your one-stop hub for career connections, counseling and support. Bookmark this page for easy access to game-changing career resources.

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Explore careers

Browse in-demand jobs, take a career assessment, and find your passion in a paycheck-producing program.

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Browse salaries

Access accurate, up-to-date earnings information pertaining to recent California career ed graduates.

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Connect with employers

Take advantage of your College’s long-standing business and community partnerships with site visits, internships, apprenticeships and more.

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Get Advice

Connect with one of our expert career counselors to build a blueprint for college and career success.

Resources for Current Students

Jobspeaker is a game-changing career readiness app that helps students stay organized, track progress and connect with next-level workforce opportunities. The best part: It’s totally interactive! Click to set up your Jobspeaker profile.


Your college’s Career Center can connect you with job resources, employer introductions, and even a dedicated career advisor to get you where you’re going faster. Click your college logo to visit the Career Center page.

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Resources for Future Students

Career Coach is a virtual career advisor, allowing future students to explore high-demand career paths, browse career programs, and pick up job-seeking tips. Click to take the Career Coach assessment.

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Salary Surfer a service of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, connects prospects with up-to-date earnings information relevant to career education programs. Explore current salary levels, projected industry growth, and much more.

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The “Ready” Career Education Viewbook puts essential college, program and career information at your fingertips.

Explore dozens of career education programs and areas of study that the Inland Empire/Desert region’s 12 community colleges offer.

View our EXPLORA book in Spanish

Your future $$ is covered!

“Can I afford college?” Inland-Desert community colleges are committed to answering it with a resounding YES!, checkout more information on Financial aid!

Is financial aid available for career education programs?

YES! Once you have completed FAFSA, you are eligible for grants, scholarships and work-study opportunities in your career program of their choice.

Will students have ongoing access to financial aid advice and assistance?

YES! Inland-Desert community colleges are proud to offer always-on support through their dedicated Student Financial Services departments.

Is it possible to attend a career program FREE of charge?

YES! The California Promise Grant guarantees one year of tuition and fees for qualifying first-time college students. Learn more.

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Inland-Desert industries are Ready right now.

More than ever, California’s fastest-growing industries depend on affordable, accessible career education pathways. “Ready” community colleges are proud to be a catalyst for individuals, families and communities to reach their goals.

Top 5
fastest-growing regional industries
  1. Logistics
  2. Healthcare
  3. Construction
  4. Manufacturing
  5. Professional & Management
Top 5
recovering industries
  1. Mining & Natural Resources
  2. Leisure & Hospitality
  3. Retail
  4. Construction
  5. Trade, Transportation & Utilities
Top 5
critical regional occupations
  1. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  2. Carpenters
  3. Registered Nurses
  4. Electricians
  5. Transportation & Logistics Supervisors
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We’ve Got Stories to Tell…

Check out the “Ready” career education NewsCenter to share inspiring stories of student success in the Inland-Desert region.

Did You Know

Students who complete associate degrees earn more than double their pre-degree earnings after two years in the workforce.


Career ed = confidence

Inland-Desert community college grads can’t stop talking about their “Ready” career education experience.

“To get in the door you need a depth of experience.”

–Daniel Burgett, Ready career education grad.

“[My College] gave me the resources, the tutoring, the financial help, and the support I needed to succeed.”

–Laverne Smith Clayton, Ready career education grad.

“I’m very happy and grateful for the opportunities I found.”

–William Wood, Ready career education grad.

Take a stand. Make a plan.

There has never been a better time to choose an in-demand community college career education program. Let our “Ready” career advisors help you take the first steps toward an unlimited future.

Ready to get started? Visit the “Apply Now” page to find your college application.