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About the School:

In accordance with the overall mission of Laurus College, the purpose of the Career Services Department is to engage, assist and partner with students in their journey to meaningful and gainful employment. This partnership includes providing students with helpful and relevant career-based resources, tools, materials, information and support throughout their professional journey in their chosen vocation. Our Career Services staff take great pride in assisting and preparing students to make a positive contribution and impact to the community workforce. They can be contacted directly at 805-267-1690 or [email protected]. The Career Services Department offers ongoing support, assistance and resources to both students and graduates. Although Laurus College does not guarantee employment upon program completion, the Career Services staff work in partnership with students and graduates in their job search efforts. Students at Laurus College are provided with professional career development tools, with the overall goal of gainful employment. Career Services support can include (but is not limited to) resume development and review, career counseling, mock interviews, and more. Students also gain knowledge of skills related to job search strategies, applying for employment, and doing Labor Market Information (LMI) research as part of their program. We also provide interactive workshops to both students and graduates. These workshops are not classes, but rather are designed to be information-sharing resources to promote comprehensive job-readiness. Visit the Laurus College Career Toolbox.

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Library and Learning Resources

On site at each Laurus College campus, students have access to a number of resource materials such as dictionaries, thesauruses, and other resources to assist with their coursework. In addition to the reference materials on site at each campus, Laurus College subscribes to the electronic reference database system ProQuest. The ProQuest Research Library includes more than 4,700 titles—over 3,300 in full text—from 1971 forward. It features a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers. This electronic database and research library offers a wide selection of resources and reference materials to the students at Laurus College. It is available for student access at any Laurus College computer station and can be accessed by students off site through the Laurus College website. Instructors have been trained to assist students with the use of this online resource to fulfill their research needs outside of the normal librarian hours. There are also a number of websites that offer free digital textbooks, reference materials and online learning resources, including: Bookboon Open Textbook Library
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In addition to the reference materials available on site and virtually, students can also access the resources available at the public libraries close to each of the school locations:
  • The Santa Maria Public Library located at 420 S. Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454
  • The San Luis Obispo County Library located at 995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • The Atascadero Public Library located at 6850 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA 93422
  • The Oxnard Public Library located at 251 South A Street, Oxnard, CA 93030.
Students should contact the public library nearest them for information on hours of operation.

Laptop Computers

Students attending classes will be given the opportunity to receive a Laptop Computer loaded with all of the software needed to complete their program.

Textbooks

Laurus College staff will provide the appropriate textbook(s) for each course.