CTE programs
CTE programs
CTE programs

Career & Technical Programs

CTE programs are in High Growth, High Pay, and in Demand Careers.

CTE stands for Career Technical Education. These are specialized programs that are designed to get you job-ready within two years or less!

FACTS about CTE:

· 53% of JOBS IN THE US requiring more than high school but less than a 4-year degree
· 1.7 million jobs for those with career CERTIFICATES in California
· 60% of HARDEST-TO-FILL positions are Technical Careers
· 50% of STEM* jobs do not require a Bachelor’s degree
*Science, Technology Engineering & Mathematics 


You Can EARN The Following:

Skill Award
(15-17 units)
(18-36 units)
Associate's Degree
(60 units >)
Associate's Degrees for Transfer (ADT)
Industry credentials demonstrate proficiency in a subject area; provides a tangible link between educational proficiency and careers.
Skill Awards (also known as Skill Certificates) are awards that consist of a group of courses totaling 18 or fewer units. The purpose of these awards is to recognize achievement in a particular area of study. Certificate Programs are primarily business and technical programs for students desiring education beyond high school. These programs provide opportunities for students to prepare themselves for a wide variety of careers.  The requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree may be met by completing a Major with a minimum of 18 semester units and the General Education Requirements.   Or,  The requirements for the Associate in Science Degree may be met by completing the graduation requirements in addition to the certificate requirements. California Community Colleges are now offering associate degrees for transfer to the CSU. These may include Associate in Arts (AA-T) or Associate in Science (AS-T) degrees. These degrees are designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree.

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