Career Technology Education

Career  Education 

Career Technology Education: Unleash Your Earning Potential

What is Career Education?

Career Education (CE) provides students of all ages with the academic and technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers.  San Jose City College offers a variety of CE programs and courses of study, and we're committed to the success of our students.

our ce programs and courses


Business Administration:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management
  • Marketing

Computer Information Systems:

  • ​Programming
  • Network Administration
  • Web Developer

Construction Technology


Dental Assisting

Esthetics Services

Emergency Medical Services

Facilities Maintenance

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R)

Laser Technology

Machine Technology

Medical Assisting

Real Estate​​​

Work Experience


What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is a program that trains a worker to become skilled in a particular trade. Apprenticeships combine hands-on work with classroom learning to train the apprentice. Apprenticeships are considered full-time employment. As the apprentice is learning, they are also applying the lessons through working. 

Our Apprenticeships are typically one year (2,000 hours) of paid work experience and are registered with the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards. 


In collaboration with MIT (CIS 106: Introduction to Computer Coding Using Python), UC Berkeley (CIS 107: Data Science), Renesas and the Microfacturing Institutes (CIS 108: Internet of Things), and BUS 068: Entrepreneurship, the Technest program is designed to bridge Silicon Valley's wage and skills gap.

As Chancellor Breland stated: "We must open the doors of opportunity in Silicon Valley to students who traditionally have not had access to computer science curriculum." 

The Technest program strives to do just that.

Google IT Support

Our new Google IT Support Program, developed by Google, includes innovative curriculum designed to prepare you for an entry-level role in IT support. A job in IT can mean in-person or remote help desk work in a small business or at a global company like Google. The program is part of Grow with Google, a Google initiative to help create economic opportunities for all Americans.

Upon completion of the program, you can share your information with top employers like Cognizant, Hulu, Infosys, Intel, KForce, MCPc, PNC Bank, RICOH USA, Sprint, TEKSystems, Veterans United Home Loans, Walmart and their subsidiaries, and of course, Google. You can also earn a CompTIA and Google dual credential when you complete the Google program and pass the CompTIA A+ certification exams.

Through a mix of video lectures, quizzes, and hands-on labs and widgets, the program will introduce you to troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration and security. You will be responsible for working through the online course materials at your own pace and then meeting for 3 hours a week at SJCC for classroom instruction and support.   

Data Analytics

Did you know that data analytics jobs are growing at a rate of 20% per year? Data analytics skills are highly valued in nearly every industry and are increasingly utilized in a wide-range of job functions. Entry level business analyst and data analyst jobs have been growing over the last five years, and continue to grow, especially in the Silicon Valley. These in-demand jobs include: Data Analysts, Business Analysts, Data Scientists, and Data Engineers. Read this article: "LinkedIn says these are the 10 most in-demand jobs that don't need a degree" and see why you should enroll in our program! You will learn core concepts and technical skills through hands-on software training. This program is made up of four courses: Business Analytics Fundamentals, SQL for Analytics, Data Visualization with Tableau, and Statistics for Analytics.

Stanford Health Care

Starting Fall 2021, San Jose City College will partner with Stanford Health Care to offer a Facilities Maintenance Apprenticeship. We will be accepting applicaitons in Jully of 2021. 

Advanced Manufacturing

Our Advanced Manufacturing program consists of Machine Technology and Laser Technology. San Jose City College is working in collaboration with Manufacture San Jose to develop apprenticeship opportunities begining spring 2021. 


Contact: Pamela J. Yang, Associate Dean of Career Technology Education.


Phone: 408-288-3192

​Go to Doing What Matters website for more information about national initiatives regarding community college CE initiatives.

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