PURSUING CAREER PATHWAYS: Career Technical Programs

If you are interested in education but would rather not spend four years at a university, you may want to look into a technical program instead. These programs at community colleges—such as Contra Costa College in San Pablo, Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, and Diablo Valley College (DVC) in Pleasant Hill—can provide you with an AA degree and/or a certificate that will help get start the career that you desire in a shorter amount of time.

Some of the programs offered include:

  • Administration of Justice
  • Automotive Services
  • Biotechnology
  • Business
  • Business Office Technology
  • Computer and Communications Technology
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts Management
  • Dental Assisting
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Engineering
  • Graphic Communication
  • Health and Human Services
  • Journalism
  • Medical Assisting and Medical Office Technician
  • Nursing
  • Radiologic Science
  • Real Estate

For more information, click the links below:
Los Medanos
Diablo Valley College
Contra Costa College