Career and Technical Education

As California’s first community college, Fresno City College is proud of its longstanding history of providing our region with quality career and technical education (CTE). We are firm believers that hands-on, applied learning results in students who will succeed in today’s competitive workforce.  With continuous input from industry and community leaders, we pride ourselves on providing students innovative curricula utilizing current technologies.  Our goal is to provide our region a strong workforce that not only has the technical skills, but the soft, interpersonal skills as well.

Quality, variety, and value sum up the differences between FCC and other schools that offer career tech education. With nearly 150 quality programs, Fresno City College is clearly the leader in career and technical education for Fresno County.  With over 107 years of providing educational excellence, we have been and will continue to be an integral part of our community. As an accredited California Community College, our faculty have expertise and connections with industry leaders to ensure students receive the training employers need. 

Programs by Cluster

Multiple programs are available within each of the following clusters.  The division that provides the program is listed after each program name.  Some programs involve more than one division.

two men working with a part

This is an exciting time for students seeking a career in advanced manufacturing, an industry which has become crucial to the U.S. economy. Utilizing state-of-the-art labs and equipment, advanced manufacturing courses are comprised of hands-on laboratory activities and classroom coursework and when relevant, prepares students for required third party certification. Fresno City College prides itself on grooming quality students who are workforce ready with the skills and knowledge desired by local manufacturers.

  • 2D Computer Aided Drafting Technician
  • Automation Control Technician
  • Computer Aided Drafting and Design
  • Computer Aided Drafting Technician I
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Control Systems
  • CSWA Certified SolidWorks Associate
  • Electrical Systems Technician
  • Industrial Arts & Technology
  • Industrial Controls
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Industrial Technology Manufacturing option
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Manufacturing Mechanic
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Welding Design and Fabrication
  • Welding Multi-Process
  • Welding Pipe/Structure
  • Welding/Metal Fabrication

student graphic arts working

According to the California Department of Education, the demand for California graduates with arts-related skills has been steadily growing, primarily in the areas of digital media and computers. Fresno City College provides a variety of programs in the arts, media, and entertainment industries – each utilizing current technologies while cultivating creativity.

  • Commercial Music
  • Commercial Photography
  • Digital Media 
  • Digital Photography 
  • Digital Video 
  • Fine Art Photography 
  • Graphic Communications
  • Graphic Design 
  • Industrial Arts & Technology 
  • Performing Arts
  • Photojournalism 
  • Production and Managerial Arts
  • Professional Photography 
  • Visual Communications


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Given our dynamic economy, coupled with ongoing technological advances, now is an exciting time to start a career in business, marketing, retail, recreation and culinary arts. These hands-on programs are designed for students seeking entry-level positions and provide students the tools to advance and sustain success in their chosen field.

  • 21st Century Workplace Competencies
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Business Administration
  • Business Finance & Accounting
  • Business Finance & Investments
  • Clerical Training
  • Computer Applications Software
  • Culinary Arts
  • Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Human Relations & Communications
  • Human Resource Management and Human Relations
  • Human Resource Management Assistant
  • Information Security
  • Management & Supervision
  • Marketing
  • Medical Office Technology
  • Medical Office Professional
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Word
  • Office Technologies
  • Paralegal
  • Personal Sales
  • Real Estate
  • Recreation Leadership
  • Retailing
  • Small Business Management
  • Web Design
  • Web Developer
  • Web Page Development

woman drilling while framing house

The construction, energy, utilities and architecture curricula are designed to offer students practical and in-demand technical and hands-on training. From building a residential structure, to navigating control and HVAC systems, all instruction emphasize quality. Upon successful completion, many of our programs qualify students to take industry certifications and enable students to enter the industry as an advanced apprentice.

  • Air Conditioning Mechanical & Electrical Systems
  • Air Conditioning Commercial Heat & Ducting Systems
  • Air Conditioning Digital Air Conditioning Controls
  • Air Conditioning Mechanical & Electrical
  • Air Conditioning Technology Overview
  • Air Conditioning
  • Architecture
  • Architecture Basic Contract Documentation
  • Architecture Basic Design
  • Architecture Basic Digital
  • Architecture Basic Office Practice
  • Architecture Basic Skills I
  • Architecture Basic Skills II
  • Construction
  • Control Systems
  • Electrical Systems Technology
  • Industrial Arts & Technology
  • Industrial Controls
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Industrial Refrigeration: RETA-CARO/EPA sect 608
  • Industrial Tech Construction Option
  • Industrial Tech Manufacturing Option

teacher working with preschool children

Individuals working in the field of education impact lives. Fresno City College offers a variety of options for individuals desiring to work with preschool, K-12, and special education students. With robust curriculum, students receive the knowledge, skills, and abilities to positively influence young lives in addition to transfer credit for a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies or Child Development.

  • Child Development
  • Child Development Early Intervention
  • Child Development: Early childhood Paraprofessional
  • Child Development: Ed Paraprofessional
  • Child Development: Special Education Assistant
  • Child Development: Special Education Paraprofessional
  • Child Welfare
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education Aide
  • Elementary Teacher Ed for Transfer
  • Infant Toddler Specialist
  • Teacher Paraprofessional

counseling session

Students seeking careers in human services, substance abuse counseling and social work gain an understanding of the social welfare/alcohol & drug abuse counseling systems in the United States and the related professions of Social Work and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling. Students successfully completing one of the programs are able secure an entry-level job in the human services field or transfer to a university to study human services.Early Intervention Assistant

  • Family Child Care
  • Human Services: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling
  • Human Services: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling
  • Human Services: Pre-social Work Option
  • Social Work

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Students exploring careers in the fields of information/computer technology and digital media are entering a highly dynamic and in-demand area with a wide and varied number of vocations, professions, and industries. Utilizing current technologies and curriculum, Fresno City College offers a range of high quality programs to provide students a competitive edge.

  • 2D Computer Aided Drafting Tech
  • Communication Technology
  • Computer Aided Drafting and Design
  • Computer aided Drafting Tech I
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Computer Applications Software
  • Digital Media
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Video
  • Fine Art Photography
  • Graphic Communications
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Arts & Technology
  • Information Security
  • Microsoft Office
  • Network Security
  • Networking/Computer Technician/Cisco Academy
  • Photojournalism
  • Professional Photography
  • System Support Specialist
  • Visual Communications 
  • Web Design
  • Web Developer
  • Web Page Development

using microscope

Students seeking education in the Life Sciences have exciting options in the areas of archaeology, biology and chemistry. All three programs prepare students for entry-level positions and/or university transfer.

  • Archeology Technician
  • Chemistry
  • Field Biologist

working under car

Student seeking training in the areas of mechanics and transportation receive the most current training related to systems diagnostics, service, and repair. Fresno City College utilizes state-of-the-art labs, tools, and technologies to ensure students are workforce ready and qualified for appropriate certifications. 

  • Auto Collision Repair
  • Auto Mechanic (GM)
  • Automotive Collision Repair Technology
  • Automotive Technology (GM ASEP)
  • Engine Repair/Engine Performance
  • Engine Performance/Electrical/Heating & Air Conditioning CTC
  • General Motors Technology GM ASEP
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Powertrain Technician I and II General Motors ASEP Program

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Frequently referred to as the “helping professions,” FCC students receiving academic training in the medical and health sciences are trained utilizing current curriculum and technologies and are prepared for entry-level positions, appropriate certifications, and university transfer.

  • Autism Technician 
  • Biotechnology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Food Service Management
  • Food Service Management: Child Nutrition
  • Food Service Management: Dietary Aid
  • Food Service Management: Dietetic Service Supervisor
  • Health Information Technology
  • LVN to RN Articulation
  • Medical Assistant- Clinician
  • Medical Billing Assistant
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Office Professional
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy
  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Registered Nursing
  • Respiratory Care
  • Sports Medicine


Fresno City College provides a variety of programs for students desiring a career as a first responder or in criminology. Most courses are taught by current or former experts in their respective fields.

  • Administration of Justice Technician
  • Corrections
  • Criminology
  • Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic
  • Fire Technology
  • Law Enforcement
  • Paramedic/Emergency Medical Technician
  • Police Academy
  • POST Advanced Officer Training
  • Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI) Training

woman forklift driver

Students receive hands-on training very similar to work they will be performing in the supply chain industry. Our curriculum prepares students on current processes and technologies, including efficiency, service, and safety/security. Classroom labs contain equipment representative of industry to afford students valuable hands-on experience. The emphasis on hands-on experiences is what sets FCC's Supply Chain, Warehouse, and Logistics program apart from others.

  • Certified Logistics Tech Trainings 
  • Control Systems
  • Electrical Systems Technician
  • Industrial Arts & Technology
  • Industrial Controls 
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Industrial Technology Manufacturing option
  • Warehouse Technician/Industrial Services

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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


  • Manufacturing, Technical & Industrial
  • Certified Logistics Technician
  • Supervision & Leadership
  • Communication & Influence
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Medical Skills
  • Computer Applications
  • Training-Related Services
  • Phlebotomy
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)

High School Counselors and College and Career Directors

Fresno City College provides high school students and graduates the training necessary to succeed in high‐skill, high‐demand Utilizing Career Pathways, current high school students can earn FCC credit and certificates in some disciplines. Through dual enrollment, high school enrichment courses, and FCC’s Registration‐To‐Go (RTG) program, we’re committed to helping place your students on an efficient, quality pathway that leads to career success. Contact the Fresno City College Relations Office at 559.442.8225 or the Dual Enrollment Office at 559.442.8272.

Employers & Non-Profits

Fresno City College assists area employers by providing quality, low-cost, efficient employee skill upgrades through worksite, open‐entry and non-profits, evening, and online classes. Professional development is available in a variety of technical and soft‐skills topics. Additionally, our faculty are always in search of local industry leaders to serve on one of many advisory committees, serve as a guest lecturer, or to provide student internships, job shadow or employment opportunities. Please call FCC’s Office of Instruction at 559.489.2226 for details.


Contract & Worksite Education

When formal classroom instruction is not appropriate for your situation, Fresno City College has faculty and industry experts able to meet your training needs through worksite or contract education. FCC will provide customized training for employer or industry groups available in nearly any CTE topic offered at Fresno City College. To discuss customized training for your organization, please contact the Fresno City College Office of Instruction at 559.489.2226.

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Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” 

Utilizing the pull-down menu below, select a program to identify the length of time it takes to complete a program, program costs, loan information, job placement rates, and fields in which graduates find jobs, and licensure requirements if applicable. 

The information presented is the most recent data available to assist students in making their academic and career choice. Students with questions regarding academic choices should see a counselor.  Students with career choice questions should seek guidance from the Career Employment Center

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