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School of Career & Technical Education
Laura Perez, Acting Dean, CTE/Workforce Development
SoCTE Building, Room 142

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Career & Technical Education Department

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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.  

Please note: Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and to help protect the health and safety of the entire Los Angeles Southwest College community while remaining committed to fulfilling our mission, campus leaders have decided to offer remote and online instruction for the remainder of the Spring Semester. If you have immediate questions, contact the division dean or the department chair whose contact information is listed in the "Contact Us" box toward the top left of this page.

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. 

Explore Our Pathways



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.