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
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Innovation
Maniphone S. Dickerson, Ph.D.
- Administrative Secretary to the VP
- Lorelyn Ancheta
- 408-298-2181, ext. 3527
Division Dean, Business & Workforce Development
- J. Edwards Stevenson, Ed.D.
- Senior Division Administrative Assistant
- Associate Dean, Career & Technical Education
- Pamela J. Yang
- Program Specialist, CTE
- 408-298-2181, ext3521
- Contract Assistant,
- Academic Advisor Specialist, CTE
- 408-298-2181, ext 3210
- Job Developer and Placement Specialist, CTE
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.
The Career Closet provides SJCC students with professional attire needed for interviews, career fairs, school presentations, or networking events.
We have a designated Job Development & Placement Specialist who can help you with you search for employment, update your resume, or create a LinkedIn account.
Get connected to over 15,000 free, expert led videos and courses in business, technology, creative topics, as well as soft skills and job support. Connect to your LinkedIn account to get personalized recommendations based on your skills and employment history. For more information about how to create or build you LinkedIn account, or watch webinars on LinkedIn Learning, go to our new LinkedIn page.
We encourage all students to request a school email. By having a school email, you will have access to FREE Office 365 and LinkedIn Learning.
The Business & Workforce Development Division has created a Career Education New Student Orientation Handbook to provide resources in a comprehensive document.
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