MCCS 29 Palms

Career Resource Office

Career Resource Office

Career Resource Office

Bldg. 1526

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

The Career Resource Office is a Marine and Family Program Accredited workplace that offers information and assistance to aid military service members, retirees, veterans, DOD civilian employees and their family members in their career planning and job search. The primary programs are Personal Readiness Seminars, Transition Assistance and Family Member Employment Assistance. The CRO one stop shop is a family friendly environment offering the use of touch screen computers and printers to help with all your employment and transition needs.

  • The CRO includes the Information and Referral Specialist and the Personal Financial Management Program Specialist as well as Veterans Affairs Representatives.
  • CRO provides a variety of resources such as computer use, internet access, reference library and job listings.


Transition Readiness Program
          - Personal Readiness Seminar (PRS)
          - Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS)

Family Member Employment Asssistance Program (FMEAP)

Computer Lab


The Transition Readiness Program offers information and assistance to aid military service members, retirees, veterans, DOD civilian employees and their family members both as they transition from a military to civilian lifestyle and beyond. The CRO has on staff Certified Professional Career Coaches (CPCC). Seminars and workshops facilitated by our Transition Program team include the Transition Readiness Seminar, the Personal Readiness Seminar, Accessing Higher Education, Career Technical Training, Boots to Business and more. Please visit the CRO Libguides for additional workshop descriptions, dates, times and registration instructions:

  • Personal Readiness Seminar (PRS)

This four hour course is mandatory for services members assigned to their first permanent duty stations. The course offers three hours of financial planning strategies and an introduction to Personal and Professional Development services to assist with career guidance whether making active duty service a career to retire from or a stepping-stone to a brighter future. Please visit our Libguides for pre-course work and registration instructions:

  • Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS)

This signature five day course is mandatory for active duty members separating or retiring from military service. Topics include VA Benefits, Military Skills Translation, Department of Labor led employment curriculum and Financial Planning.Please visit our Libguides for pre-course work and registration instructions:


FMEAP assists active duty military family members (reservists, retirees, and civilians, if space is available) to help them achieve their personal and professional goals through employment, education, or volunteerism. FMEAP also acts as a force for retention as successful spouse employment assists in retaining the career active duty service member. 

FMEAP Success Series Schedule (pdf)

FMEAP Brochure (pdf)




The computer lab is equipped with computer stations complete with Microsoft Office training, typing tutors, career exploration assessments, job boards and links and much more! There is also a wireless internet hub; feel free to bring your own computers as well!

  • Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification, the premier Microsoft desktop certification, is a globally recognized standard for demonstrating desktop skills. The MOS program is helping meet the demand for qualified and knowledgeable people in the modern workplace. Exams are offered at CRO (Building 1526), 7th Street. For more information, please call 760.830.7225.

What is a Microsoft Office Specialist?
A Microsoft Office Specialist is an individual who has certified his or her skills in one or more of the Microsoft Office® desktop applications which includes Microsoft Word®, Microsoft Excel®, Microsoft PowerPoint®, Microsoft Outlook® or Microsoft Access®. The Microsoft Office Specialist Program typically offers certification exams at the "Core" and "Expert" skill levels*. The Microsoft Office Specialist Program is the only Microsoft approved program in the world for certifying proficiency in Microsoft Office desktop applications. This certification can be a valuable asset in any job search or career advancement. The program is open to Marines and Navy personnel and dependents 16+, plus Department of Defense workers.

Please visit the CRO libguides for more information and registration process:


  • Typing Courses & Test

At home or at work strong typing skills are essential for making the most of every moment at the computer. Put an end to frustration and wasted time with just fifteen minutes of practice a day! The leader in typing tutorial software for ten years running Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing delivers the customized training you need in a motivating engaging format. Work at your own pace with lesson content that keeps you interested. This flexible program is an ideal choice for any would-be fluent typist including students email enthusiasts and office professionals. If you use the keyboard, you will benefit from Mavis Beacon. Do not waste one more minute hitting 'backspace!' Gain noticeable improvements in typing speed and accuracy in just two weeks and as little as fifteen minutes of practice per day. With Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, better typing is guaranteed.


  • Certified Typing Test Information

A typing certificate verifies a person's typing speed and accuracy and is often required for applicants to legal assistant, medical assistant or government positions. In order to become certified typists, candidates must pass a typing test; this usually consists of typing an unfamiliar text within a timeframe while avoiding errors and maintaining a minimum speed. The number of errors and minimum speed allowed vary depending on the organization issuing the certificate.

Please visit the CRO libguides for more information and registration process: