Welcome to CTE at Orange Coast College! OCC is proud to offer more than 50 robust and exciting career technical education (CTE) programs that give students the education, technical training and work-based learning experiences they need to qualify for and excel in the well-paying career of their choice in two years or less.
CTE courses take place in state-of-the-art facilities equipped with industry-standard equipment and technology. Many programs offer training that leads to industry certification and licensure. CTE curriculum is continuously reviewed and strengthened by advisory guidance received from business and industry professionals who work with our faculty to ensure that students receive the rigorous, relevant instruction and training experiences they need to succeed in their career endeavors.
Students enrolled in CTE classes and programs can choose either a short-term training course to earn a certificate of achievement or specialization in job-specific technical skills, or a two-year program to earn an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree. A number of CTE programs offer students options to transfer to four-year colleges and universities after graduation.
Career and technical education programs at OCC provide thousands of students every year with the training, skills and confidence they need to move forward and thrive in careers in diverse fields including health care, fashion, interior design, hospitality and tourism, computer technology, business, digital media arts, and more. Explore CTE at OCC!