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Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education programs specialize in the skilled trades, applied sciences, modern technology and career preparation. In partnership with Contra Costa College, the San Pablo EDC covers 50% of enrollment fees, books, and supplies, along with childcare funding, for verified San Pablo residents with a High School Diploma or GED enrolled in the following Career Technical Education programs:

  Automotive Services

State of the art training in gas and hybrid vehicle and collision repairs. Program offers a four-semester Associates degree curriculum or one semester certification option.


Growing, high-demand field in the Bay Area. Program offers a two-year Associates degree curriculum with an opportunity to transfer into a Bachelors degree program or a one-year certificate option.

  Business Office Technology

Prepares students for a position as an office assistant, receptionist, secretary, and/or data-entry clerk. Program offers a four-semester Administrative Assistant Associates degree or a two-semester Associates degree in General Office.

  Certified Nursing Assistant 

One-semester certification program to prepare students for employment in a medical office.

  Computer & Communications Technology 

Earn a two-semester Associates degree in Network Techology or a four-semester Associates degree in Computer Operations or Computer Programming. Earn a one-course certification in the following: Computer Repair Technology, FIber Optic/Copper Network Structure, Network Communication Technology, Security Systems for Home & Small Business, and/or Wireless Networks for Home & Small Business.  

  Digital Film Production

One-semster Certifcation in Digital Film Production that may lead to a career in graphic design, camera operation, video editing, and much more.

  Emergency Medical Sciences

Develop the knowledge and skills to become a certified Emergency Medical Technician in the State of California. Use this certficiation as a stepping-stone in to a career in paramedic, nursing and other allied health fields.

  Medical Assistant & Office Technician 

Develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude to excel in a medical office environment. Earn a four-semester Associates degree in Medical Assisting and Office Technician or a one-semester certification in Medical Terminology.


Four-semester Associates degree program requiring a prerequiste in Mathematics and General Education. Admission into the Nursing program is very competitive.