Applied Technology Division

The Applied Technology Division provides quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs that meet today’s demand for high skilled workers with the appropriate training and technical skills in order to enter the workforce. Our programs offer an affordable and strong foundation to starting a career in just two years or less, and gain the knowledge you need to succeed in a growing number of high paying careers. Eighty percent of technical careers require specialized training beyond high school, but do not require a traditional four-year degree.

FCC offers streamlined technical courses, industry recognized certificates and degrees. Degrees prepare students to transfer to a four year college should they decide to further their education. Industry partners provide FCC with the latest equipment, technology, and learning aides. Courses are made up of hands-on laboratory activities and classroom coursework. 

Applied Technology Programs

Advanced Manufacturing

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 through our Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Electrical Systems Technology (EST), Industrial Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Mechanic, and Welding programs.

Advanced Transportation 

Students 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 through our Automotive Technology, Alternative Fueled Vehicle Technician, Diesel Technology, Automotive Mechanics, Auto Collision Repair, and Warehouse Distribution programs.

Construction Trades

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 through our Construction, Architecture, and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) programs.

First Responders

Fresno City College provides a variety of programs for students desiring a career as a first responder through our Police Academy, Fire Academy, Fire Technology, and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) programs. Most courses are taught by current or former experts in their respective fields.

Visual Media 

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 courses to provide students a competitive edge through our Graphic Communications and Photography programs.

Career and Technology Center

  • Automotive Mechanics Program
  • Maintenance & Light Repair (MLR)
  • Auto Collison Repair
  • Maintenance Mechanics
  • Industrial Training Program
  • Forklift
  • Warehouse Distribution

Contact an Applied Technology counselor to learn more about the programs and courses.

Schedule a counseling appointment with Applied Technology Counselors located in the Applied Technology Office (T-100).

Contact the CTC counselor to learn more about programs and courses.