Career Education

Explore Career Pathways

Career Education, also known as Career Technical Education (CTE), provides students with skills and job opportunities in dozens of careers.

The wide-ranging Career Education programs offer courses that are both academic and career-oriented. Our students are ready for a wide range of a diverse of high-skill, in-demand careers. Our cutting-edge programs provide students with the chance to gain hands-on experience through applied course work and work-based learning opportunities or to prepare them to transfer to four-year institutions.

Career Education works closely with industry to give students practical courses and access to state-of-the-art technology. Our programs are building a strong regional workforce.

We invite prospective and current students, program faculty, and employers to explore this site to learn more about our programs, information about community and industry partners, upcoming events and trainings, testimonials from various programs, and more. Use our Career Coach to learn more about job outlooks.

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Career Education Programs and Pathways

Cabrillo College includes cutting-edge Career Education programs. The programs offer 142 degrees and certificates. Most can be completed in one to two years! Explore each of the programs and pathways Cabrillo offers.

Benefits of Career Education Programs

  • Industry-trained faculty and support staff

  • Curriculum designed to improve job skills and marketability

  • Flexible classes to balance work-school-home schedule

  • State-of-the-art facilities

  • Tuition is lower by thousands of dollars in comparison to four-year colleges and private occupational training programs.

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Agriculture & Natural Resources
  • Horticulture (HORT)

  • Agricultural Technology (AGTECH)

  • Biotechnology (BIO)

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Arts, Media & Entertainment
  • Digital Media (DM)

  • Music (MUS)

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Building Trades & Construction
  • Construction Energy Management (CEM)

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Education, Children, & Family
  • Early Childhood Education (ECE)

  • Human Services (HSERV)

  • Community Health Worker (HS)

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Energy & Utilities
  • Construction Energy Management (CEM)

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Engineering Techology & Design
  • Engineering Technology (ETECH)

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Finance & Business
  • Accounting (ACCT)

  • Business (BUS)

  • Computer Application / Business Technology (CABT)

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Health Science & Medical
  • Allied Health (ALH)

  • Nursing (N)

  • Medical Assisting (MA)

  • Dental Hygiene (DH)

  • Radiologic Technology (RT)

  • Community Health Worker (HS)

  • Biotechnology (BIO)

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Hospitality, Tourism & Recreation
  • Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management (CAHM)

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Information & Communication Technology
  • Computer Information Systems (CIS)

  • Computer Applications / Business Technologies (CABT)

  • Agricultural Technology (HORT)

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Manufacturing & Product
  • Welding Technology (W)

  • Digital Media (DM)

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Marketing, Sales & Services
  • Business (BUS)

  • Journalism (JOURN)

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Public Services
  • Public Safety (PS)

  • Criminal Justice (CJ)

  • Fire Technology (FS)

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Transportation
  • Welding (W)

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