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Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education programs specialize in 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. The program offers a four-semester Associates degree curriculum or one-semester certification option.


Growing, the high-demand field in the Bay Area. The 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

This vocation prepares students for a position as an office assistant, receptionist, secretary, or data-entry clerk. The program offers a four-semester Administrative Assistant Associates degree or a two-semester Associates degree in General Office.

  Computer & Communications Technology 

Earn a two-semester Associates degree in Network Technology 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 Wireless Networks for Home & Small Business.  

  Digital Film Production

One-semester Certification 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 certification 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 that requires a prerequisite in Mathematics and General Education. Admission into the Nursing program is very competitive. 

  Administration of Justice 

The program provides students with the legal, ethical and educational background necessary to pursue a career in a criminal justice-related field and to complete the California Peace Officer Standards and Training and Department of Corrections Academies. 

 FLOW (Forklift Logistics Operations and Warehouse) 

In this 10-week program, students receive forklift training, digital warehouse skills, certificates in Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA 10), professional development and handling of hazardous materials (Hazmat). Students get hands-on experience with equipment and industry-standard training in how to keep workplaces safe and efficient. The program includes warehouse tours for logistics training and warehouse design curriculum. 


The program provides an overview of domestic and global business environments with a focus on the characteristics that prepare students for success in business fields. Tracks include business administration, business management, and accounting.