Welcome to the Business & Workforce Development Division! We’re here to help you prepare for employment, career advancement, and continuing education opportunities in Accounting, Business, Computer Applications, Computer Information Systems, Cosmetology, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Emergency Medical/Clinical Technician, Health Education, Marketing, and Real Estate.
Our Division also offers courses and programs that are hands-on and flexible to train students in a new career fields or enhancing skills within their current field. Current programs include Air conditioning & Refrigeration Technology, Construction Technology, Electrician Trainee, Facilities Maintenance, Laser Technology, Machine Technology, E-Tech/Solar Systems, and Work Experience.
Courses are offered days, nights, Saturdays, weekends, online, hybrid, 16 week, 8 week, and 4 week schedules. You have the ability to earn a certificate(s) and/or degree(s) after successful completion the required course work. If you are considering a career in one of the programs listed above, please visit the department page for more information
BUSINESS AND WORKFORCE PROGRAMS
The Business and Workforce Development Division focuses on training for Business. The programs are designed for students who are planning to begin a business career but don't want to take the time to complete a Bachelor's degree. Come see how we can help you get started.
Computer Application courses prepare students to take Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams or comparable exams at various test-taking centers. After successful completion of the tests, students receive certification from Microsoft authenticating their skills.
Computer Information Systems
The department of Computer Information Systems (CIS) offers degrees and certificates in five major areas: Network Administration, Web Developer, Computer Programming, MS.NET Application Development, and JAVA Enterprise Programming.
Cosmetology & Esthetics
Renowned for our excellent program with accolades in contests around the nation, the SJCC School of Cosmetology prides itself on being the top cosmetology school in the state of California. We offer an unmatched curriculum for all ages, an award winning dedicated staff, and inexpensive services for men and women.
If you are interested in a challenging and fulfilling career in dental assisting look to the specialists for your training. San José City College enjoys the reputation of providing the finest education and training for dental assistants in Silicon Valley. The fully licensed, experienced professional teaching staff provides students with excellent skills and academic preparation.
Have you ever stopped to help at an accident and felt completely unprepared? Have you been thinking about a career in the health care field? The Emergency Medical Services program offers Emergency Medical Responder and Emergency Medical Services which prepare you for national certification.
Students who are committed to healthy lifestyles are equipped to succeed in achieving their academic goals. Promoting wellness and emphasizing the individual's total emotional, intellectual, and social health is the commitment of our dedicated instructors. Students will be empowered to make intelligent and analytical decisions regarding current and future health-related issues.
The Medical Assisting Program at San Jose City College prepares students for employment as a Clinical or Administrative Medical Assistant in a doctor's office, clinic, or hospital. Students may join the program during Spring, Summer, or Fall sessions on a part-time or full-time basis. Students may elect to complete an Associate of Science degree or one of three career certificates:
Upon successful completion of the program, students are qualified to sit for National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) or National Certified Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA) examinations offered by National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).
San Jose City College offers the fastest way to a real estate career!
The Business Division offers a one semester solution to meeting the California Bureau of Real Estate (CaBRE) pre-licensing requirements for two of the three required courses (of the three necessary) before an examination can be scheduled
Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technology
San Jose City College offers a robust Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology program. You will receive hands on training from experienced faculty members to create real-world situations and experience.
The SJCC Construction Technology program prepares students for entry into the construction trades, which requires both technical skills and understanding of the construction process. The program offersinstruction in all areas of the construction industry.
SJCC offers courses approved by the State of California Electrician Trainee Program and for Journeyman Electrician continuing education. Contact the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement to apply for the state Trainee program. (SJCC is School #146 on the Application.)
In response to requests from industry partners, SJCC developed this program to prepare participants to monitor, maintain and troubleshoot mechanical and electrical equipment in facilities ranging from operating rooms, hotels, commercial buildings, to clean rooms. This is a high skill, high wage, and high demand job field.
Our Laser Technology Program places emphasis on both theory and hands-on skills so you learn the vital link between engineers' "blueprints" and their real-world implementations. You will learn how to install, operate, maintain, and modify laser/electro-optic systems throughout the Laser Program.
The best employment opportunities for machinists are in urban areas in the San Francisco Bay Area. They pay higher than average salaries. Machine tool operators may advance to highly skilled machinists, tool and die makers, instrument makers, machine programmers or machine shop owners.
Solar / Energy Efficiency
Solar programs offers training in solar systems installation and can lead to internships as solar photovoltaic installers.
The SJCC Work Experience Program enables working students to earn college credit for the time and effort they spend at work to improve job skills and performance. Students learn that setting goals and writing job-related learning objectives can link what they learn in the classroom to what they learn at work.
Technology Center, T-403
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Interim Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Innovation
Senior Division Administrative Assistant
CTE Contracts Assistant