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Division 2 - Home of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department


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At El Camino College Compton Center, we are committed to prepare our students for employment (Entry Pathway) or for further education (Skilled and Professional Pathway) in a career major or concentration. CTE courses are occupationally specific and technical in nature. There are 11 occupational programs offered at El Camino College Compton Center. If you are uncertain about a career direction, our counselors can assist you in finding a path that fits your talents and interests.

Prepare for gainful employment and career advancement in a very short time!

Courses are taught by professionals who are experts in their field. Their expertise ensures that students receive an extensive, hands-on educational experience. Instructors also work with students seeking employment, often before the course ends. CTE students learn how to compete in today's workplace while learning valuable skills vital to their career advancement. A strong work ethnic is reinforced, along with dedicated workmanship.

High School Students can take courses for high school credit and college units at the same time for Free!
(Only 11&12 grade students may apply)

CTE offers programs for high school graduates looking to start a career, or for those who want to transfer to a four-year college or university. Many students enroll in courses to upgrade their skills or develop new ones to advance or change careers.

Today, options for employment are limitless. As our world becomes more dependent on technology, the demand for skilled technical employees will continue to increase.

Let El Camino College Compton Center help you build a better future!!!


Career Advancement Academy (CAA)

The CAA is a one-year training program that combines technical skills, workplace readiness workshops, and academic skills. Students can earn up to seven certificates and attend a job fair with our partner employers. Classes available at El Camino College and ECC Compton Center.

Students can choose from Aerospace Fastener Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Utilities Responsiveness Training, and Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC). 


Contact Information

CTE Division Office
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer Office Hours:  Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
(310) 900-1600, ext. 2780

Dr. Rodney Murray
Dean of Student Learning
Division 2 and Career and Technical Education Department
(310) 900-1600, ext. 2273
Vocational Technology Center, Office 150
romurray@elcamino.edu

Nicole Gordon
Senior Administrative Assistant
(310) 900-1600 ext. 2787
Vocational Technology Center, Room 140
ngordon@elcamino.edu

Lynell Wiggins,
Director of Adult Education and Workforce Development
310-900-1600, ext. 2753
Vocational Technology Building, Office 150
lwiggins@elcamino.edu

Alicia Zambrano
Career Pathways Coordinator
(310) 900-1600 ext. 2779
Vocational Technology Center, Room 137
azambrano@elcamino.edu

Iris FernandezCTE Courses
Progam Specialist
Tri City Adult Education Consortium
(310) 900-1600, ext. 2788
Vocational Technology Center, Room 140
ifernandez@elcamino.edu

Beatriz Sapiens
Student Services Advisor
(310) 900-1600 ext. 2775
Vocational Technology Center, Room 140
bsapiens@elcamino.edu

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Celia Valdez,
Instructional Division Coordinator
(310) 900-1600, Ext. 2137
Vocational Technology Center, Room 140
cvaldez@elcamino.edu
distanceed-cec@elcamino.edu

 * Classes are offered at El Camino College Compton Center

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