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Division 2 - Career and Technical Education (CTE

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At Compton College we are committed to preparing students for employment (Entry Pathway) and further education (Advanced Skill Building in a Professional Pathway) in a major that leads to a career.  CTE courses are occupationally specific and technical in nature. There are 11 occupational programs offered at Compton College.  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 Compton College 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 Compton College.

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                                                                                             Nicole Gordon
Dean of Student Learning                                                                            Senior Administrative Assistant
Division 2 and Career and Technical Education Department                Vocational Technology Center, Room 140
(310) 900-1600, ext. 2273                                                                              (310) 900-1600, ext. 2787
Vocational Technology Center, Office 150                                                ngordon@@compton.edu

Lynell Wiggins                                                                                                    Alicia Zambrano
Director of Adult Education (Tri City Adult Education Consortium)     Career Pathways Coordinator
and Workforce Development                                                                     Vocational Technology Center, Room 137
Vocational Technology Building, Office 150                                             (310) 900-1600, ext. 2779                                           
310-900-1600, ext. 2753                                                                               azambrano@compton.edu                                                           lwiggins@compton.edu                                                                         

Iris Fernandez           
Progam Specialist
Tri City Adult Education Consortium
Vocational Technology Center, Room 140
(310) 900-1600, ext. 2788

Monique Anderson
Student Services Advisor
Vocational Technology Center, Room 140
(310) 900-1600, ext. 2775

Celia Valdez,
Instructional Division Coordinator
Vocational Technology Center, Room 140
(310) 900-1600, Ext. 2137

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