​Business & Workforce Development Division Services

The Busines & Workforce Development Division is committed to support our Career Education students. We do this in a number of ways:

Designated CE Counselors

Contact them to make an appointment or drop in (Spring 2020 hours: Mondays 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:00-5:00 PM).

  • Maricela Martinez. Maricela helps students getting a certificate or degree in Cosmetology, Dental Assisting, EMS, Medical Assisting, and the Patient Navigator program. You can reach Maricela at 408-288-3798 or maricela.martinez@sjcc.edu
  • Julie Nguyen. Julie helps students getting a certificate or degree in Accounting, Cusiness, CIS and Technest, Computer Applications, Esthetics, and Real Estate. You can reach Julie at 408-298-2181 ext. 3440 or julie.nguyen@sjcc.edu.
  • Maria Plancarte. Maria helps students getting a certificate or degree in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology, Construction, Facilities Maintenance, Laser Technology, Machine Technology, Apprenticeships, and the Electrician Trainee program. You can reach Maria at 408-288-3172 or maria.plancarte@sjcc.edu

Career Closet

The Career Closet provides SJCC students with professional attire needed for interviews, career fairs, school presentations, or networking events. For more information, visit our Career Closet webpage

Future Skills & Employment Services Center

Because many of our students are taking certificates in order to move into the workforce, we offer a wide range of services to help students and alumni secure employment. For more information, visit our Employment Services webpage.

We encourage all students to request a school email (download the instructions). By having a school email, you will have access to FREE Office 365 and LinkedIn Learning. For more information, contact Steven at steven.lee@sjcc.edu.

If you don't have a profile on LinkedIn, we strongly encourage you to create a professional profile and start building your network. Check out our new LinkedIn page to find resources on how to do this.

LinkedIn Learning: As a San Jose City College student, you have access to over 15,000 free, expert led videos and courses in business, technology, creative topics, as well as soft skills and job support. Your free account is good for the duration of your time as a student. 

New CE Student Orientation Handbook

The Business & Workforce Development Division has created a Career Education New Student Orientation Handbook to provide resources in a comprehensive document. Download a copy, or stop by the Technology building to pick one up.

​Additional Support Services

As part of the Jaguar Commitment, there are many services available to our students. We encourage you to take advantage of as many as possible:

  • Associated Student Government (ASG). Join a campus committee as a student representative and earn $25/meeting. For more information, click HERE.
  • Career and Transfer Center. They support students in achieving their educational life goals by promoting their academic career development and transfer to a four-year institution. They do this through resources, activites, and services. For more information, click HERE.
  • Employment. There are a few different resources available for students. 
    • Federal Work Study allows students to earn money to meet educational expenses while gaining valuable work experience (NOTE: students must submit a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need). For more information, contact Hendy Lam at hendy.lam@sjcc.edu
    • Students can earn credit through the work experience program (NOTE: students must have a job prior to enrolling). For more information, contact Susi Castaneda at 408-691-6377 or susie.castaneda@sjcc.edu
    • Additional services are available through the Future Skills & Employment Services Center. Contact Steven Lee at steven.lee@sjcc.edu for more information.
  • Financial Aid. There are many programs that are designed to assist students with their education as well as with some of life's problems that may get in the way of it. Located in SC-103. For more information, click HERE.
  • Health Services. SJCC offers medical services, including general doctor's appointments, mental health counseling, screenings for TB and STIs, and adult immunizations. Visit them in SC-109.
  • Jaguar Market. The Jaguar Market provides free groceries to students (at this time, the market can accomodate 1 visit per week). Stop by the market, located in the Student Center. Current hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 AM - 3 PM & 4:00 - 6:00 PM and Fridays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Bring your student ID and a reuseable bag!
  • Library & Learning Resources Center. The library has textbook reserves and a variety of equipment students can checkout. In addition, there is ESL support, tutoring, computer workstations, and places for students to study and work together. For more information, click HERE.
  • Roar Farmer's Market. Stop by the free farmer's market outside of the Student Center (by the Jag Sports Complex), between 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM on the last Thursday of every month.
  • Transportation. A VTA Eco Pass Clipper Card is available to all SJCC students. Go to the Student Center Information Desk to find out more.

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​Contact US

Business & Workforce Development Division
2100 Moorpark Ave.
Technology Center, T-101
San Jose, CA 95128

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Christiaan Desmond,
Associate Director

Christine Jensen,
Associate Director

Steven Lee,
Job Development & Placement Specialist
408-298-2181 ext.3529

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