The mission of Arizona Western College Career Development is to encourage self-reliance of individuals by promoting career planning as an ongoing developmental process. Through its Career Development department, AWC provides coaching and relevant resources for students to make a career choice and take the necessary steps to succeed in that choice. Career Development hosts a job fair each semester, during which many companies and businesses (including the US Army, Border Patrol, and National Guard) come to recruit potential candidates.
Career Development provides both online resources and a walk-in library for students to get all of the information that they may need; they also help students write their resume and prepare for job interviews, and through the college website and school boards, they list jobs available on campus as well as some jobs available off campus. However, given that AWC is a two-year college and the majority of students is just coming for an associate degree so that they can transfer to a four-year college, efforts to help students get a job after graduation are almost unnecessary.