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Workforce Development 

At Compton College we are committed to preparing students for employment (Transition) and further education (Advanced Skill Building) in a major that accelerates learning in a career path. Vocational Education, Technical Education, Career Technical Education, Career Education, and Workforce Development are all specialty names used throughout the years to define funding and applied-based instruction that prepares learners for more immediate career entry. Times change, yet, our focus on teaching occupationally specific and technical course content remains the same (even if we now use VR).  All students will go through the career education process and should consider awareness, exploration, preparation, and be able to demonstrate the competencies acquired in the workplace or their next institution. We also commit to helping you build your personal brand and career confidence through our work-based learning program (CWEE).

Compton College offers academic programs that consist of general education, major, and elective coursework which enourages student to earn a minimum of 60 units towards an associate degree. Additionally, there are 14 occupational programs offered at Compton College that offer a ceritificate of achievement or degree option. If you are uncertain about a career or major direction, our counselors can assist you in finding a path that fits your talents and interests.

Prepare for workforce, job recovery, and career advancement in an accelerated structure!

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. CE students learn how to compete in today's workplace while learning valuable skills vital to their career advancement.  A strong work ethic 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!

Career Education is also designed for high school graduates looking to start a career, as well as 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 and reside in a variety of industries. As our world becomes more dependent on technology, the demand for skilled technical employees will continue to increase.

Let Compton College help you create your success story!


Contact Information

Workforce Development Department
(Location: Business & Industrial Studies Guided Pathway Division)
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

Lynell Wiggins Alicia Zambrano
Director of Workforce Development Adult Education Career Pathways Coordinator
Tri City Consortium, VocTech Building, Office 119 Vocational Technology Building, Office 137
310-900-1600, ext. 2753 310-900-1600, ext. 2779
lwiggins@compton.edu  azambrano@compton.edu 
   
Iris Fernandez Rosa Portillo Gonzalez
Program Specialist - Tri City Adult Education Consortium           Student Services Advisor
Vocational Technology Building, Office 140 Welcome Center, D-27 
310-900-1600, ext. 2788 562-726-4612
ifernandez@compton.edu  rportillogonzalez@compton.edu 
   
(Vacant)  
Job Placement Specialist  
Vocational Technology Building, Office 150  
310-900-1600, ext. 2770  
   
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