Career Education (CE) Programs

CCC Career Education Regional Video - LA-OC from California Community Colleges on Vimeo.

California Career Education Spanish website  / I Can Afford College Spanish website

CE programs are in high demand with increased pay and benefits.

Explore/Choose "a" Industry Sector/CE Program


These specialized programs are designed to lead you to employment, advancement, and/or four-year university. 

 You Can EARN The Following:

Skill Award
(6-17 units)
(18-36 units)
Associate Degree
(60 units >)
Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT)

Industry credentials demonstrate proficiency in a subject area; provides a tangible link between educational proficiency and careers.

Designed to offer students a brief but intensive course of study preparing them for an entry-level job or for career advancement in a chosen field.

These certificate programs provide opportunities for students to prepare themselves for a wide variety of careers.

All Associate degrees are designed to provide students with the necessary skills to compete successfully in related job markets.

These degrees are designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree.

Your Future Starts Here:

1. Get to know yourself: use the following websites for career exploration CACareerZone and/or meet with a GCC Career Counselor to schedule a Career Assessment

2. Apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at or the California Dream Act Application at by the March 2 deadline.

  • Cal Grant C Award 
    • Are you interested in pursuing a vocational, occupational, or technical program that could bring you closer to your dream job? The California Student Aid Commission provides State financial aid for those who meet certain income, asset, and other financial aid standards to attend college. The Cal Grant C program provides FREE MONEY to students pursuing an Associates or Certificate program.

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