Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education (CTE) programs offer a sequence of courses directly related to the high demand skills needed to gain employment in current or emerging occupations.  Depending upon the program, you can earn a Saddleback College certificate or occupational skills award and be ready for an entry level position in less than one year and up to two years.  Many programs accept credits earned at designated high schools or ROPs (Regional Occupational Programs).   All Saddleback College programs are fully accredited and classes offered conveniently during the day, at night and online.  Many CTE programs offer credit for on the job training which combines classroom education with planned, supervised work experience.

Whether you are just beginning your college career, advancing in your current position, or looking to change careers, Saddleback College offers over 100 certificates and awards in 45 program areas.