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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 with many of the programs offering certificate and associate degree options. The links immediately following describe the programs offered by SBCC Departments and include links to related career descriptions, salary information, career outlooks, and more.  

Also below explore links provided to the Computer Field,  Health Related ResourcesPublic Safety/Service Careers  (e.g. Homeland Security, Forestry, Public Administration, Cyber Security, Emergency Management, Paramedic)

SBCC Offerings with Career Highlights:
Accounting Early Childhood Education (ECE)  
Justice Studies (formerly Administration of Justice) Environmental Horticulture  
Addictive Disorders Counseling (formerly Alcohol and Drug Counseling) Film Studies and Television Production  
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 Marine Diving Technologies  
Construction Technologies Multimedia Arts and Technology  
Cosmetology Nursing (CNA, LVN, RN)  
Culinary Arts and Hotel Management Radiographic and Medical Imaging Sciences/Diagnostic Medical Sonography  
Drafting/CAD (Computer-Assisted Design)    


Computer Careers: in particular has relevant links to career descriptions and resource tips for applying for a job

Health Related Resources:

CTE 12/16 Report on Health Field

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

Public Safety/Service Related Resources:

Public Safety Information, including career and preparation information for Law Enforcement, Corrections,  Fire, EMT, Investigation, Forensics

Resource for on-line Fire Science and other Public Service Careers, 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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