Career Education

Built for Better Things

You’ve always done your own thing… Now, it’s time to do it for a living.

Welcome to Career Education at Golden West College. We connecting passions with paychecks, providing the tools for Future BUILT careers in Business, Healthcare, Media, Technology, and more.

You are independent. You are in demand. You are Future BUILT.

Find a Career Education Program that’s Right for You

Choose from 18 in-demand programs, leading to high-tech, high-salary careers in the surging Orange County workforce and beyond.

Several of these programs can be completed 100% online!

American Sign Language Interpreting
Automotive Technology
Business Administration
Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
Computer Business Applications
Computer Science
Cosmetology & Esthetician
Criminal Justice
Digital Arts
Digital Media
Floral Design & Shop Management
Theatre Tech

Ready To Get Started?

Orange County industry depends on Future BUILT professionals with the next-level knowledge and skills learned in Golden West College’s Career Education programs.
Apply today, and start building your  bolder future!
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I had great professors who genuinely wanted me to succeed. GWC gave me the tools I needed to graduate in Cosmetology, and inspired me to help others too.

Amanda, Cosmetology Program Graduate

Golden West is a genuine place, everyone feels like family here. The professors and counselors have been supportive too, they talk to you and help you with support and guidance.

James, Rustler Football Athlete and Psychology Major

GWC has a great nursing facility, with mannequins and various opportunities to perform simulations. The counseling services, financial assistance and additional scholarship options are also impressive.

Eden, School of Nursing Student

When I first came to Golden West I was unsure of myself and a little overwhelmed. It has since become my second home.

Frankie, History Major

Golden West provides so many opportunities for success, from access to professors and office hours, the free tutoring center and student services, and ways to get involved on campus.

Erin, Liberal Arts and Sciences Major

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