Career Education (formerly Career Technical Education)

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Career Education programs at College of the Desert integrate rigorous academic study with workforce skills in specific career pathways. Students participate in programs that meet business and industry standards. Students receive instruction in an industry-related area to prepare for employment or for future education in a career major or concentration. Career education courses are occupationally specific and technical in nature. Courses are taught by professionals who are experts in their field. Their expertise ensures that students receive an intensive, hands-on educational experience.

Career education offers programs for all kinds of students, from high school graduates looking to start a career, to those who want to work toward transferring to a four-year college or university. Many students enroll in courses to upgrade their skills or develop new ones for different positions in the workforce.

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