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Career and Technical Education Programs

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs are career driven approaches that help prepare students for employment directly after they leave SBCC. The instructors have often worked, or are currently working, in the respective field and they tend to make use of hands-on learning and focus on the programs of study.

SBCC has over 50 programs ranging from Automotive to Nursing, with many of the programs offering a certificate and a degree option*. The links in the SBCC Offerings with Career Highlights section below describe the different programs offered, and include links to related career descriptions, salary information, career outlooks, and more.  

Also explore below Health Related ResourcesFire Science Information; and Public Service Careers (e.g. Homeland Security, Forestry, Public Administration, Cyber Security, Emergency Management, Paramedic)

SBCC Offerings with Career Highlights:
Accounting Early Childhood Education (ECE)  
Administration of Justice (School of Justice Studies) Environmental Horticulture  
Alcohol and Drug Counseling Film and Television  
Automotive Service and Technology Finance, International Business, and Marketing  
Business Administration Graphic Design and Photography  
Computer Applications/Office Management Health Information Technology (HIT) and Cancer Information Management  
Computer Information Systems Interior Design  
Computer Network Engineering and Electronics Marine Diving Technologies  
Construction Trades Multimedia Arts and Technology  
Cosmetology Nursing (CNA, LVN, RN)  
Culinary Arts and Hotel Management (School Of) Radiographic and Imaging Sciences/Diagnostic Medical Sonography  
Drafting/CAD (Computer-Assisted Design)  


Health Related Resources:

California Statewide Health Occupations Directory  (Community Colleges)

Explore Health

American Colleges of Healthcare Executives

Healthcare Page of Occupational Outlook Handbook

CA Healthcare Employment Projections and Wages  (PDF 2 pages)

Top 10 Skills of 31 Key Health Care Occupations (PDF 1 page)

Search for Accredited Allied Health Education Programs

Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Fields, with videos (from


Resource for Fire Science information and programs not at SBCC
Resource for other Public Service Careers/CTE Programs not at SBCC including Homeland Security, Forestry, Public Administration, Cyber Security, Emergency Management, Paramedic

For more information, visit the Career Center, Student Services Bldg. – Room 282

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