CTE Clusters

Welcome to Career and Technical Education at City College of San Francisco.

Whether you are looking to build your technology, business, automotive or education, the San Francisco Bay Area’s best community college programs are at CCSF. Why spend a fortune at a trade school when San Francisco residents can earn a free certificate in Custodial and Building Maintenance, Introduction to Child Development or Becoming a Home Health Aide? In less than a year, you can develop your Career Skills in Health Care, Computer Science, Paralegal Studies or Repairing Electric Cars. Get paid more while you work your way through school earning an Associate’s degree in Architecture, Engineering or Biotechnology in City College’s top-rated vocational school. Earn valuable work experience before you graduate or stay up to date with the latest trends by continuing your education learning from the best faculty in the Bay Area.

Arts, Media & Entertainment

Arts, Media & Entertainment

Did you know that Graphic designers are needed in the San Francisco Bay Area — there are more than 600 new jobs created every year? Bay Area graphic artists also earn over 30% more than other cities or about $25,000 more per year! High-paying creative jobs in science and technology, business, arts, media, and entertainment make up more than a third of all jobs in the U.S. over the past 50 years. By 2022, creative jobs will grow by12.5% the highest rate of all job types. Why not take advantage of this opportunity to start your career with training at CCSF? Whether you are looking to build your skills in web design, video production or fashion, the San Francisco Bay Area’s best community college Arts, Media and Entertainment programs are at CCSF. Why spend a fortune at an art school when San Francisco residents can earn a free certificate in Audio & Video for the Web, Sound Design, Alternative Photography Process or Radio? In less than a year, you can get certified in Digital Illustration, Textiles, Game Development or Film, Television and Media Arts. Get paid more while you work your way through school earning an Associate’s degree in Arts, Media and Entertainment specializing in Fashion Design, Photography, Journalism or Commercial Cut-Flower and Greenhouse Production in City College’s top-rated programs. Earn valuable work experience before you graduate or stay up to date with the latest trends by continuing your education learning from the best Arts, Media and Entertainment faculty in the Bay Area.

 

Building & Construction Trades

Building & Construction Trades

Did you know that there is no end in sight of growth in this sector? Construction jobs are projected to grow by 50,000 openings between 2010 and 2020 in the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s a great time to start a career in Building and Construction at CCSF! Tens of thousands of new energy efficiency jobs in construction and utilities workers are needed by 2020 to replace a generation of retirees and to serve projected market growth in California. Whether you are looking to build your skills in janitorial, construction or plumbing, the San Francisco Bay Area’s best community college Building and Construction Trades programs are at CCSF. Why spend a fortune at a vocational school when San Francisco residents can earn a free certificate in Custodial/Building Maintenance, Engineered Plumbing Systems, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) & Refrigeration or Carpentry? In less than a year, you can get certified in Residential Plumbing, Landscape Design or Mechanical Engineering Technology. Get paid more while you work your way through school earning an Associate’s degree in Building and Construction Trades specializing in Architecture, Landscape Gardening and Landscape Contracting or Construction Management in City College’s top-rated programs. Earn valuable work experience before you graduate or stay up to date with the latest Building and Construction trends by continuing your education learning from the best STEM faculty in the Bay Area.

Business & Finance

Business & Finance

Whether you are looking to build your skills in accounting, marketing, management, accounting or finance, the San Francisco Bay Area’s best community college business programs are at CCSF. Why spend a fortune at a business school when San Francisco residents can earn a free certificate in Green and Sustainable Business, Building a Business Web Site or Computer Applications for Business? In less than a year, you can get certified in Business Administration, Marketing, California Real Estate or Finance. Get paid more while you work your way through school earning an Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies, Accounting or Administrative Support in City College’s top-rated business and finance programs. Earn valuable work experience before you graduate or stay up to date with the latest business trends by continuing your education learning from the best business minds in the Bay Area.

Education, Public & Social Services

Education, Public & Social Services

Did you know that there will be 5,920 new Education, Public and Social Services jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area this year? Earn a good salary working in education, public and social services and serve the community working in schools, non-profits and government agencies! Talk about a win-win! Whether you are looking to build your skills in firefighting, teaching, paralegal or health education, the San Francisco Bay Area’s best community college education, public and social services programs are at CCSF. Why spend a fortune at a vocational school when San Francisco residents can earn a free certificate in Family Child Care, Forensic Identification, Introduction to Child Development Careers or Community Mental Health? In less than a year, you can get certified in Fire Science Technology, Early Childhood Education or Paralegal/Legal Studies. Get paid more while you work your way through school earning an Associate’s degree in Education, Public & Social Service specializing in Health Education, Drug & Alcohol Studies, Child Development and Family Studies or Administration of Justice in City College’s top-rated programs. Earn valuable work experience before you graduate or stay up to date with the latest trends by continuing your education learning from the best community college faculty in the Bay Area.

Healthcare

Healthcare

Did you know that There will be 1,844 new healthcare jobs in San Francisco by 2020?  In less than a year, you could be making 27% more on each paycheck by completing a certificate in a healthcare program – you could go from making $15 an hour to $19.05 an hour. Why not take advantage of this opportunity to start your career with training at CCSF? Whether you are looking to build your skills in nursing, paramedics or radiology, the San Francisco Bay Area’s best community college Healthcare programs are at CCSF. Why spend a fortune at a vocational school when San Francisco residents can earn a free Home Health Aide - Clinical Specialist, Unit Coordinator (Hospital)/Ward Clerk or Nursing Refresher certificate? In less than a year, you can get certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Nursing Assistant or Electrocardiogram (EKG) Technician. Get paid more while you work your way through school earning an Associate’s degree in Healthcare specializing in Diagnostic Medical Imaging, Medical Administrative Assisting, Dental Assisting or Registered Nursing in City College’s top-rated programs. Earn valuable work experience before you graduate or stay up to date with the latest healthcare trends by continuing your education learning from the best Healthcare faculty in the Bay Area.

Information Technology & Computer Science

Information Technology & Computer Science

Right now, there are more than 5,000 available Information Technology and Computer Science in the San Francisco Bay Area and every year there will be 20,000more? Whether you are looking to build your skills in network administration, cybersecurity, making mobile apps or repairing computers, the San Francisco Bay Area’s best community college computer science programs are at CCSF. Why spend a fortune at a technical school when San Francisco residents can earn a free certificate in iPhone or Android App Development, Linux Administration or Wireless Networking? In less than a year, you can get certified in Technical Support, Front-end Web Development or Database Programming. Get paid more while you work your way through school earning an Associate’s degree in Computer Science in City College’s top-rated Information Technology program. Earn valuable work experience before you graduate or stay up to date with the latest computing trends by continuing your education learning from the best technology minds in the Bay Area.

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies

Whether you are looking to build your skills in foreign languages, biological sciences, design, film studies or dance, the San Francisco Bay Area’s best community college programs are at CCSF. Liberal Studies provides a good foundation for transferring to a four-year university and can lead to more specific majors or employment. Liberal Studies programs are applicable to almost any field and can be combined with short term, high demand occupations/certificates. Why spend a fortune on training when San Francisco residents can earn a free certificate in Appreciating Diversity, Creative Writing or Alternative Photography Processes? Get paid more while you work your way through school earning an Associate’s degree in Liberal Studies specializing in Arts and Humanities, Communication, Science and Mathematics or Social and Behavioral Sciences in City College’s top-rated programs. Earn valuable work experience before you graduate or stay up to date with the latest trends by continuing your education learning from the best community college faculty in the Bay Area.

Retail, Hospitality & Tourism

Retail, Hospitality & Tourism

Did you know that growth in hospitality is off the charts? 21,000 new food-related jobs are created every year in San Francisco, 15,000 in retail, 10,000 in hotels and more than 2,000 in travel! San Francisco is a top travel destination attracting millions of visitors each year. In 2014, a record high of 18 million visitors spent over 10 billion dollars! Why not take advantage of this opportunity to start your career with training at CCSF? Whether you are looking to build your skills in retail, hospitality or culinary arts, the San Francisco Bay Area’s best community college retail, hospitality & tourism programs are at CCSF. Why spend a fortune at a vocational school when San Francisco residents can earn a free certificate in Vocational ESL Office Training, Culinary and Service Skills Training or Travel Destination Specialist? In less than a year, you can get certified in Travel & Tourism, Culinary Arts Basic Skills Training or Commercial Cut-Flower and Greenhouse Production. Get paid more while you work your way through school earning an Associate’s degree in Retail, Hospitality & Tourism specializing in Floristry, Hotel Management or Culinary Arts Management in City College’s top-rated programs. Earn valuable work experience before you graduate or stay up to date with the latest travel, cooking and floral trends by continuing your education learning from the best Retail, Hospitality & Tourism faculty in the Bay Area.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Did you know that Bioscience is a high growth area?  Employers in the San Francisco Bay Area post over 1,000 job openings annually for Bioscience Technicians. Women and people of color are needed in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics careers. Why not take advantage of this opportunity to start your career with training at CCSF? Whether you are looking to build your skills in aircraft maintenance, biotechnology or wireless technology, the San Francisco Bay Area’s best community college STEM programs are at CCSF. Why spend a fortune at a technical school when San Francisco residents can earn a free certificate in Computing Skills for Scientists, Computer Aided Drafting, Biomanufacturing or Network Security? In less than a year, you can get certified in Java Programming, Motorcycle Repair or Mechanical Engineering Technology. Get paid more while you work your way through school earning an Associate’s degree in STEM specializing in Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology, Biotechnology, Architecture or Computer Science in City College’s top-rated programs. Earn valuable work experience before you graduate or stay up to date with the latest transportation trends by continuing your education learning from the best STEM faculty in the Bay Area.

Transportation

Transportation

Did you know that there are 50 job openings annually in the city of San Francisco for Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics and over 650 in the San Francisco Bay Area? Whether you are looking to build your skills in automobile, aircraft, hybrid and electric car repair or motorcycles, the San Francisco Bay Area’s best community college transportation programs are at CCSF. Why spend a fortune at a technical school when San Francisco residents can earn a free certificate in Auto Body Painting and Refinishing, Motorcycle Tune-up, Electrical, and Performance, Automotive Hybrid & EV Technology or Brake & Suspension Specialist? In less than a year, you can get certified in Aircraft Powerplant Maintenance Technology, Automotive Diagnostician or Motorcycle Technician. Get paid more while you work your way through school in City College’s top-rated Transportation program. Earn valuable work experience before you graduate or stay up to date with the latest transportation trends by continuing your education learning from the best auto, aircraft and motorcycle specialists in the Bay Area.