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Career and Technical Education Programs

Arts, Media, and Entertainment

Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Division

Email: fpca@fresnocitycollege.edu

Phone: 559.442.8260

"Commercial Music" is an umbrella term that includes traditional areas (musical performance, composition), technical areas (audio engineering, computer music production, live sound) and many "behind-the-scenes" careers (management, tour managers, booking agents, TV/Film music supervisors). Graduates from the program can and do work in any of the areas above.

Learn more about Music

Applied Technology Division

Email: at@fresnocitycollege.edu

Phone: 559.442.8273

Prepares students for work in the printing and graphics industries. Students find employment as graphic designers, computer layout workers, web site creators, and various technical positions within the industry.

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We offer the most extensive series of classes in Central California for those who wish to enter the image making industry or improve their current professional skills. We provide hands on experience in our studios and labs with current hardware and software technology.

Learn more about Photography

Building and Construction Trades

Applied Technology Division

Email: at@fresnocitycollege.edu

Phone: 559.442.8273

Provides training in troubleshooting, maintenance, repair, and installation of heating and cooling systems. Students train on residential and commercial systems similar to those found in the workplace. Training on gas fired furnaces, resistance heaters, and heat pumps will prepare the student for year-round employment.

Learn more about Air Conditioning

 

Designed to offer students hands-on training which will prepare them for entry into the construction industry as an advanced apprentice.

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Business and Finance

Business Education Division

Email: be@fresnocitycollege.edu

Phone: 559.442.8222

Fresno City College offers a transferable AS degree as well as certificates to meet the needs of our community. A degree in accounting qualifies the students for entry-level accounting position in business, government, industry, and financial institutions. For students who are interested in pursuing a career in accounting but not an AS degree, the Accounting Department also offers three Certificates of Achievement in the areas of Accounting, Computerized Accounting, and Full Charge Bookkeeper.

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Students who finish certificates will be able to create and analyze the four basic financial statements and budgets, evaluate opportunities and risks, assist in the formation and implementation of corporate strategy, apply the appropriate ethic, laws, and soft skills to any business situation, and apply appropriate management theory relating to the functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling for established business and entrepreneurial ventures.

Learn more about Business Administration

Fresno City College offers courses to prepare the diverse student population for career opportunities in office administration.

Learn more about Office Technology or Medical Office Technology.

Education, Child Development and Family Services

Social Sciences Division

Email: soc@fresnocitycollege.edu

Phone: 559.442.8210

Degrees and certificates in Child Development are designed to prepare students to work with young children in a variety of settings, including state and federally funded preschools and family child care centers. Students may choose specializations in foster care and early intervention. Coursework is also available for child care professionals wanting to move up the California Permit Matrix.

Learn more about Child Development.

Training for foster/adoptive and relative or kinship caregivers.

Learn more about Foster Kinship Care.

Degrees and certificates in Human Services prepare students for entry level employment in either chemical dependency counseling agency or with a social services provider. Students who receive a degree or certificate in the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling Option are certified by the California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators.

Learn more about Human Services

The California Early Childhood Mentor Program is a statewide effort to improve the quality of child care. It provides training and support for early childhood professionals so that they, in turn, will be able to continue providing high-quality services.

Learn more about Mentor Program.

Degrees and certificates in Teacher Aide prepare students to work as aides in elementary, middle and high schools. Students may specialize in special education.

Learn more about Teacher Paraprofessional.

Engineering and Architecture

Applied Technology Division

Email: at@fresnocitycollege.edu

Phone: 559.442.8273

Designed to prepare students for employment with architects, engineers, interior designers, building contractors, building material companies and governmental agencies.

Learn more about Architecture.

Fashion and Interior Design

Business Education Division

Email: be@fresnocitycollege.edu

Phone: 559.442.8222

 

This curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in the field of Fashion Merchandising.

Learn more about Fashion Merchandising.

Health Sciences and Medical Technology

Allied Health, Physical Education, and Athletics Division

Email: hs@fresnocitycollege.edu

Phone: 559.244.2604

Registered Dental Hygienists provide dental health education, promote and encourage the preventive aspects of dental care, remove deposits and stains from teeth, expose and process dental radiographs, and treat oral diseases to protect both the oral and systemic health of their patients; Graduates from the program will be eligible to take the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination and State or Regional Licensing Examinations.

Learn more about Dental Hygiene.

The registered nursing program is the largest community college nursing program in California and the second largest nursing program in the United States. Students who complete the program earn an Associate of Science degree and are eligible to take the National Counsel Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). The nursing program provides theory and clinical training in four semesters for students who want to become registered nurses (RNs), as well as training for licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) to become RNs. The program is accredited by the Board of Registered Nursing.

Learn more about Registered Nursing.

Respiratory Care Practitioners work under the direction of a physician to evaluate, treat, and care for patients with heart and lung disorders. The program enrolls a new cohort of 24 students each fall into the two year/ four semester program. A lottery is conducted each year from qualified students who have completed the prerequisites. Graduates earn an AS degree and are prepared to take the licensing examination for certification by the National Board for Respiratory Care and apply for state licensing. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Learn more about Respiratory Care.

The Medical Assistant program prepares students for employment in a medical facility assisting the physician with the diagnosis and treatment of patients. The program does not have a lottery or prerequisite application requirements. Students earn a Certificate of Achievement or AS degree. The certificate program courses are offered in a cohort model and are scheduled to be completed in one semester of coursework followed by one semester of work experience in a clinical setting.

Learn more about Medical Assisting.

A Radiologic Technologist is involved in taking x-rays of the body and may be involved in body imaging utilizing other highly specialized modalities. The program enrolls a new cohort of 36 students each fall into the two-year program which includes required clinical hours during the summer. A lottery is conducted each year from qualified students who have completed the prerequisites. Graduates earn an AS degree and are prepared to take the ARRT national Examination. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Learn more about Radiologic Technology.

The Health Information Technology curriculum has been established to prepare the student for a challenging career. All classes in the HIT program are offered 100% online. Students completing the program earn a degree and are prepared for the Registered Health Information Technician exam. The program is accredited by the Commission for Health Informatics and Information Management Education. The department recently began offering a Medical Coding Certificate of Achievement to address the needs of students seeking a career in medical coding. Emergency Medical Technician I Designed to prepare personnel in the fire, life safety, and related fields to render pre-hospital basic life support including, but not limited to, advanced first aid and cardiopulmonary life support for the ill or injured at the scene of an emergency in preparation for transport in accordance with policies and procedures established by the Emergency Medical Services of the Fresno County Health Department.

Learn more about Health Information Technology.

Training Institute

Email: Training Institute

Phone: 559.324.6461

The Fresno City College Training Institute is a certified training provider for phlebotomy as authorized by the state of California. This means your training meets all the California requirements. The phlebotomy program includes 48 hours of theory and 120 hours of clinical rotation experience.

This 268-hour program will prepare you for the requirements of pharmacy technician as recognized by the California State Board of Pharmacy. The program includes 148 hours of classroom instruction and 120 hours of clinical experience.

This is an accelerated course and is recommended for professional growth for those already working in the medical field. You will learn the skills needed to work as an EKG technician or EKG monitor observer.

Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation

Social Sciences Division

Email: soc@fresnocitycollege.edu

Phone: 559.442.8210

The Culinary Arts program prepares students for entry level to food service to entry level management positions in restaurants. Students learn the basics of knife skills and cooking techniques, basic nutritional content of meals and cost controls. All students receive the training needed to sit for the ServeSafe certification.

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Degrees and certificate in Food Service Management prepare students for entry level positions as dietary aides, dietetic service supervisors, and managers in hospitals, residential care facilities, schools and other food service establishments. All students receive the training needed to sit for the ServeSafe certification.

Learn more about Food Service Management.

The California Professional Nutrition Education and Training (Cal-Pro-NET) Center at Fresno City College offers training programs for child nutrition professionals in child care centers, day care home sponsoring agencies, adult day care centers, emergency shelters, and at-risk afterschool care centers participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Learn more about Cal-Pro-Net.

Allied Health, Physical Education, and Athletics Division

Email: hs@fresnocitycollege.edu

Phone: 559.244.2604

The recreation profession offers diverse job opportunities for individuals interested in enhancing the quality of life for all communities. Students who have a passion for being outdoors, helping others, and bettering the community might consider this major. A highlight of Fresno City College's program is exposure to Yosemite National Park through an overnight backpacking trip. Recreation majors learn beyond the classroom and experience fun activities and challenges.

Learn more about Recreational Leadership

Information and Communication Technologies

Business Education Division

Email: be@fresnocitycollege.edu

Phone: 559.442.8222

Fresno City College offers a strong academic preparation in Computer Information Systems and Computer Science. The courses give the students current information in programing languages and a broad foundation in Business Administration. If completing an Associate’s degree, the major will prepare students for transfer to most transfer schools. Opportunities available to learn skills in web design and social media development. Both degrees and certificates prepare students for entry-level employment as a computer programmer.

Learn more about Computer Information Technology.

Manufacturing and Product Development

Applied Technology Division

Email: at@fresnocitycollege.edu

Phone: 559.442.8273

Provides training in general drafting practices, computer aided manufacturing, civil drafting and specifically mechanical drafting. Students are also trained in rapid prototyping and reverse engineering.

Learn more about Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD).

Designed to provide entry level skills in CAM, as well as providing for upgrading technical skills for those currently in manufacturing. Emphasis is placed on manufacturing processes, numerical control systems and robotics systems.

Learn more about Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM).

Prepares students for employment automation control, communications, control systems, industrial control, and networking.

Learn more about Electrical Systems Technology.

Prepares students for employment in welding and metal occupations. Specific preparation is provided in welding and metal fabrication and/or pipe and structural steel certification procedures.

Learn more about Welding Technology.

Career Technology Center

Email: wfd@fresnocitycollege.edu

Phone: 559.265.5760

This program provides entry level skills in welding, machining, lathes, pneumatics, hydraulics, and electricity.

Learn more about Maintenance Mechanic.

This program focuses on forklift operation, basic math, computer literacy, blueprints, inventory, shipping and receiving.

Learn more about Warehouse Technician.

This program provides introduction to manufacturing; trade mathematics; programmable controllers; job preparation and soft skills; technical report writing; fluid power, pneumatic and hydraulics fundamentals; power transmission; and welding and electrical fundamentals.

Learn more about Manufacturing Mechanic.

Marketing, Sales, and Services

Business Education Division

Email: be@fresnocitycollege.edu

Phone: 559.442.8222

The Marketing Program, which is part of the Business Administration Department, offers a curriculum that is designed for students who are interested in entering the marketing fields of retailing, wholesaling, general selling, and advertising.

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The Entrepreneurship Program is designed for potential entrepreneurs and existing small business owners who require relevant training for long-term growth, sustainability and competitiveness. Whether you are a visionary with an idea, or have an established business, our program has courses you can glean value from.

Learn more about Entrepreneurship.

 

Public Services

Social Sciences Department

Email: soc@fresnocitycollege.edu

Phone: 559.442.8210

The Criminology program is run through our Social Sciences Division. The degrees and certificates in criminology are designed to train students for entry level jobs in correctional settings, security positions and forensic analysis positions. Specialized training includes corrections, law enforcement, and forensic evidence.

Learn more about Criminology.

Career Technology Center (CTC)

Email: wfd@fresnocitycollege.edu

Phone: 559.265.5760

The Basic Fire Academy program offers curriculum to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a State of California Certified Firefighter 1. The Fire Academy curriculum is designed to provide the extensive hands-on training required by many fire agencies for entry-level employment as a firefighter.

Learn more about Basic Fire Academy.

The Basic Police Academy Certificate of Achievement program offers curriculum to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to complete a law enforcement field training program certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).

Learn more about Basic Police Academy.

Designed to prepare personnel in the fire, life safety and related fields to render advanced emergency medical care to the ill and injured in the prehospital environment, in accordance with all federal, state and local emergency medical services authorities.

Learn more about Prehospital Emergency Care Paramedic.

Transportation

Career Technical Center (CTC)

Email: wfd@fresnocitycollege.edu

Phone: 559.265.5760

This program provides skills in sheet metal, fiberglass, frame straightening, welding, polishing, and painting. Training in this field is designed to prepare the student for employment as an advanced apprentice trainee in body repairing and reconstruction finishing.

Learn more about CTC Auto Collision Repair.

This program gives students experience in testing, carburetors, fuel injection, computers, electrical systems, heating and cooling. Once completed students will be qualified to take the ASE certification exam.

Learn more about CTC Engine Performance.

This program focuses on diagnostics, cylinder heads, valve train, block, lubrication, and cooling systems. Students will perform actual service and repair procedures in the automotive laboratory.

Learn more about CTC Engine Repair.

 

Applied Technology Division

Email: at@fresnocitycollege.edu

Phone: 559.442.8273

Prepares students to perform a wide range of diagnostics, repairs, and preventative maintenance on automobiles and light trucks. Students will have extensive hands-on training in engine overhaul, manual and automatic drive train, front end alignment, brake service and repair, fuel systems, ignition systems, and air conditioning.

Learn more about Automotive Technology.

The General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program (GM ASEP) is a two-year associate degree program. GM ASEP incorporates the most advanced automotive technical training with a strong academic foundation in math, English, electronics, analytical and technical skills. The student earns a solid education combined with invaluable work experience for hands on learning. The National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and General Motors Corporation certify this curriculum.

Learn more about Powertrain Technician I and II General Motors ASEP Program.

Customized Training

Training Institute

Email: Training Institute

Phone: 559.324.6461

Corporate Training

Corporate training programs help you close the skill gaps in your company. Partnering with the college for worksite training allows you valuable access to expert trainers, customized curriculum, state-of-the-industry equipment and technology, and college facilities.

The FCCTI Advantage
  • Customized programs are focused on your needs
  • Flexible scheduling minimizes disruption to your workforce
  • Professional trainers link training to your workforce challenges
  • On-site delivery saves travel time and expense

  • Industrial Math
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Precision Measuring Instruments
  • industrial Electrical
  • Motor Controls
  • Hydraulics & Pneumatics
  • Programmable Logic Controls
  • Welding
  • Forklift Safety & Operation
  • Logistics Certification

  • Your Role as a Supervisor
  • Establishing Performance Expectations
  • Providing Feedback & Coaching
  • Addressing Performance Problems
  • Workplace Change

  • Vocational English as a Second Language
  • Business Writing
  • Presentation Skills
  • Attitude in the Workplace

  • Attitude in the Workplace
  • Effective Listening
  • Workplace Communication
  • Employability Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Team Skills
  • Dealing with Change
  • Valuing Diversity

  • Phlebotomy
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Spanish for Medical Professionals

  • Introductory Computer Skills
  • MS Office Suite Applications
  • Industry Recognized Software Applications

  • Assessment: Basic Skills and Workplace-specific Skills
  • Required Continuing Education (CE) Programs
  • Workforce Development Initiatives
  • Grant-funded Training
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