A Pathway to Your Future
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 Services, 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, Solar & Renewable Energy, 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.
Departments and Programs
Division Dean, Business & Workforce Development
- Dr. J. Edward Stevenson, Ed.D.
- Associate Dean, Career & Technical Education
- Dr. Pamela J. Yang, Ed.D.
- Senior Division Administrative Assistant
- Academic Advisor Specialist, CTE
- 408-298-2181, ext 3210
- Job Developer & Pacement Specialist, CTE
- Program Specialist, CTE
- 408-298-2181, ext3521
Future Skills & Employment Services
The Business & Workforce Development Division is committed to support our Career Education students. We do this in a number of ways, from designated CE counselors to employment services.
Career Educartion Counseling
High School Outreach for CTE
High School Dual Enrollment for CTE
Work Experience Program
The division establishes and assesses its effectiveness in part through measuring division-level outcomes in the areas listed below. The areas are each aligned to the college goals:
1. Instructional Services: The quality of division-wide instructional practices, resources, and matierals.
2. Career Education Support Services: The effectiveness of division wide advising, engagement, and resource delivery outside of the classroom.
3. Employment Development: The delivery and availability of employment preparation, assessment, and placement for Career Education students.
4. Industry Engagement: The quantity and quality of industry-specific partnership activities, engagement, and collaborations.
5. Division Operations: The level of collaboration, personnel support, and planning the happens across the division.
For more information on Service Area Outcomes, see attached link:
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