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Welcome to Division 2, Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department

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!!!

Check out our new program

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 Welding. 

Contact Information: CTE Courses

CTE Division Office
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

(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

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

Shanta Pittman
CTE Coordinator
(310) 900-1600 ext. 2779
Vocational Technology Center, Room VT-138

Josephine Mays
Instructional Associate
(310) 900-1600 ext. 2265
Vocational Technology Center, Room 212A


Celia Valdez,
Instructional Division Coordinator
(310) 900-1600, Ext. 2137
Vocational Technology Center, Room VT-140
Office Hours:  Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

* Classes are offered at El Camino College Compton Center

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