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Division 2 - Career and Technical Education (CTE) 


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At Compton College we are committed to preparing students for employment (Entry Pathway) and further education (Advanced Skill Building in a Professional Pathway) in a major that leads to a career.  CTE courses are occupationally specific and technical in nature. There are 11 occupational programs offered at Compton College.  If you are uncertain about a career direction, our counselors can assist you in finding a path that fits your talents and interests.

Prepare for gainful employment and career advancement in a very short time!

Courses are taught by professionals who are experts in their field. Their expertise ensures that students receive an extensive, hands-on educational experience.  Instructors also work with students seeking employment, often before the course ends. CTE students learn how to compete in today's workplace while learning valuable skills vital to their career advancement.  A strong work ethnic is reinforced, along with dedicated workmanship.

High School Students can take courses for high school credit and college units at the same time for Free!
(Only 11&12 grade students may apply)

CTE offers programs for high school graduates looking to start a career, or for those who want to transfer to a four-year college or university.  Many students enroll in courses to upgrade their skills or develop new ones to advance or change careers.

Today, options for employment are limitless. As our world becomes more dependent on technology, the demand for skilled technical employees will continue to increase.

Let Compton College help you build a better future!!!


Contact Information

CTE Division Office
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer Office Hours:  Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
310-900-1600, ext. 2780

Dr. Paul Flor                                                                                                Nicole Gordon
Dean of Student Learning                                                                        Senior Administrative Assistant
Business & Industrial Studies Guided Pathways                                  Vocational Technology Building, Office 140
Social Sciences Guided Pathways Division                                           310-900-1600, ext. 2787
310-900-1600, ext. 2273                                                                           ngordon@@compton.edu
Vocational Technology Building, Office 150
pflor@compton.edu

Celia Valdez, 
Instructional Division Coordinator
Vocational Technology Building, Office 140
310-900-1600, Ext. 2137
cvaldez@elcamino.edu
distanceed-cec@elcamino.edu


Lynell Wiggins                                                                                              Alicia Zambrano
Director of Workforce Development and Adult Education                   Career Pathways Coordinator
Tri City Adult Education Consortium, VocTech Building, Office 119      Vocational Technology Building, Office 137
310-900-1600, ext. 2753                                                                               310-900-1600, ext. 2779                                          
lwiggins@compton.edu                                                                                azambrano@compton.edu                                                          

Iris Fernandez                                                                                                Monique Anderson
Progam Specialist - Tri City Adult Education Consortium                      Student Services Advisor
Vocational Technology Building, Office 140                                              Vocational Technology Building, Office
310-900-1600, ext. 2788                                                                              310-900-1600, ext. 2775
ifernandez@compton.edu                                                                            manderson@compton.edu

Gwendolyn Sanchez-Velasco
Job Placement Specialist
Vocational Technology Building, Office 150
310-900-1600, ext. 2770
gsanchezvelasco@compton.edu 

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