Student at School of Career and Technical Education

Career & Technical Education Department

Welcome to the School of Career and Technical Education!

Your future career is here!

Career & Technical Education at Los Angeles Southwest College aims to serve the critical lifelong knowledge, training and skill development needs of individuals, organizations, and the community. We do this through certificate programs, continuing education, degree-related programs and community initiatives that support economic and workforce development.

We are committed to getting you Career Ready for the Workforce by providing short-term, innovative, hands-on training programs that will develop your skills for great paying job opportunities. We offer over 60 Certificate Programs with a variety of options to choose from. The future for your career has arrived.

Our goal is to be a major catalyst for the continued economic, workplace, and career pathways in the South Los Angeles region. Whether you're starting a new career, building a company, or developing skills for the future, as the resources you need to get started!

  • Alignment. Effective alignment between high-quality CTE programs and the labor market needs to equip students with 21st-century skills and prepare them for in-demand occupations in high-growth industry sectors.
  • Collaboration. Strong collaborations among secondary and postsecondary institutions, employers, and industry partners to improve the quality of CTE programs.
  • Accountability. Meaningful accountability for improving academic outcomes and building technical and employability skills in CTE programs with targeted recruiting, curriculum and program development with technology that supports it, and wraparound student support services.


Business Department
Business is booming, and we can give you the competitive edge with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to thrive in this ever-expanding field.

Allied Health – Credit - CNA/HHA
LASC offers a 10-week program with everything you need to become eligible for State certification and employment as a Nursing Assistant or Health Home Aide in long-term care facilities settings.

School of Career & Technical Education

Office Hours and Location

Mondays to Fridays: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturdays to Sundays: Closed

SoCTE Building, Room 142


Eric Brach, Associate Dean
CTE/Workforce Development
Phone: (323) 241-5388