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Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education programs are about preparing students, workers and lifelong learners for a wide range of careers by providing quality programs that teach marketable skills.  Programs offer degrees, certificates and licenses recognized by business and industry. 

Fresno City College offers a wide range of programs in various career fields with flexible hours and program lengths to fit the needs of people looking for skills updgrade, second-chance education and recent high school graduates. 

Fresno City College Career and Technical Education is also about corporate training, continuing education, skills upgrades and refresher courses for those already in the workplace. 

For general information about Career and Technical Education or Workforce Development at Fresno City College please call (559) 265-5700 or email to

For details about specific Career and Technical Education offerings please visit the Divisions listed below.


Applied Technology Division

The Applied Technology Division provides experiences which serve to guide students in their transition from the classroom to employment, employment upgrade and transfer to other education institutions.

Major fields of study offered by this division include air conditioning, architectural drafting, automotive collision repair technology, automotive technology, building safety and code administration, computer aided drafting and design, construction, electronic technology, environmental technology, fire technology, graphic communications, industrial education, networking/computer technician, manufacturing technology, photography, and welding/metal fabrication.


Business Division

The American economy offers ever-increasing opportunities in business careers and Fresno City College provides training in a variety of business fields. The suggested courses of study prepare the student for immediate employment in business.

The regular two-year program with a transfer objective leads to the associate in arts degree. Occupational competency, on the other hand, demands in-depth concentration over a like period culminating in an associate in science degree. A certificate of achievement is available in all programs for those who meet the necessary requirements.

Students planning to seek employment upon graduation from Fresno City College, as well as those who plan a short, intensive training period, will find the suggested curricula on the following pages a guide in planning their courses. Twenty-five majors are offered in the areas of accounting, business administration, business management, marketing, microcomputer software specialist, office occupations, paralegal and real estate.


Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Division

The Fine, Performing and Communication Arts Division offers a rich variety of courses to acquaint students with the arts. The courses in the division examine the breadth of human experience through the study, analysis, and discussion of art, film, music, theater, and interpersonal communication.


Health Sciences Division

 The Health Sciences Division offers courses for fulfilling requirements in a number of occupational programs directly in the health sciences, as well as in physical education and recreation leadership.

Such courses may be taken for general interest and/or degree requirements.


Social Sciences Division

The Social Sciences provide an appreciation of the diversity and commonality of all human experience. The curriculum studies human behavior, both past and present, individual and collective, legal and illegal, distant and local. It seeks to foster greater social justice, personal freedom, and mutual understanding.

The Social Sciences Division offers career training in the following areas: archaeology, child development, criminology (including police and law enforcement, correctional science, and pre-academy training), education and instructional aide, food services (including dietary aide, dietetic service supervisor, food service management, and nutrition science), home economics and consumer education, and human services (including social work, alcoholism counseling, developmental disabilities specialist).


Training Institute

The Fresno City College Training Institute (FCCTI) provides professional development, continuing education, career training, and worksite training programs. The Training Institute is the extension program for Fresno City College, so programs can be developed quickly to meet the needs of individuals, business and industry, and public sector organizations.

Last updated: 7/20/2017 8:13:26 AM