Change Your Life with Job Training at Compton College

Photo of student in Job Training Program.

Compton College offers career training in a variety of industries with job availability and good pay such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), automotive technology, cosmetology, machine tool technology, auto collision and technology, business, computer information systems, welding, and aerospace fastener manufacturing. In fact, students can get career education and training at Compton College in 12 different industries where they can learn a new trade, increase wages and/or qualify for promotions in as little as 18 months. There is still time to register for a class or two for the fall mid-term which begins October 21!

Carzie Jones, 41, enrolled in Compton Center's HVAC program in 2016 after working three years running a restaurant kitchen following a lay off from his job as a real estate consultant for Chase Bank. "I was tired of living paycheck to paycheck and not seeing much of a future in the restaurant business," Jones said.

After researching some of the technical professions with a promising job outlook and saving money, he sold his car and devoted himself to being a full-time student. "The HVAC training program changed me," he said. "When I first started classes, I didn't have many friends, and I was not very sociable. Then, I started to feel like I was part of a brotherhood. It boosted my confidence because I often had a chance to explain things to other students."

Compton College is continuing its dedication to high-quality career and technical education through participation in the statewide Strong Workforce Program. Compton College is receiving $716,000 annually in state funding for its job training programs through 2018 – a total of approximately $1.5 million. More information about Compton College career training programs is available at

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