Career Pathways

Are you yearning to go back to school to help you get a new job, start a new career, or to learn a new skill?

As members of the South Bay Adult Education Consortium (SBAEC), South Bay Adult School (SBAS) and El Camino College (ECC) continue to work closely together to provide Career Pathways for adult education learners. Career Pathway programs provide cost-free post-secondary education and training organized in a series of manageable steps, with multiple entry and exit points, leading to successively higher credentials and employment opportunities in growing occupations.

Each of our Career Pathways imbed extensive student support resources and learning opportunities including:
     • Free Tuition
     • Free Class Materials
     • Study groups and tutorials
     • Workshops and additional certifications (ie: CPR and First Aid, Forklift Operator Certification, HAZWOPER, etc.)
     • Workforce Development Managers
     • Transition Managers 

We currently offer five Career Pathways with classes taught at both the SBAS and El Camino College Campuses. Each Pathway take approximately one year to complete.
Child Development (CDEV) - The Child Development program prepares students for careers in private or public programs serving infants, toddlers, preschoolers, children with special needs, or children in before and after school care. Students enroll in credit-bearing college classes: i)Child Growth and Development and ii) The Home, The School, The Community. These classes qualify students to apply for the Child Development Assistant Certificate.

Healthcare / Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - The Healthcare / EMT pathway prepares students to pursue a career in the healthcare field with an emphasis on preparation for the EMT Certification. Students enroll in credit-bearing college classes and receive certificates in Emergency Medical Foundations and Emergency Medical Technician.

Machine Tool Technology (MTT) - The MTT pathway prepares students for employment in machine shops, tool rooms, and instrument and experimental laboratories and provides upgrade opportunities for employed industrial personnel. Students enroll in credit-bearing college classes and receive certificates in CNC Machining, CNC Turning, CNC Milling, and Advanced Manufacturing Processes.

Construction Technology (CTEC) - In this pathway, students acquire proficiency in basic residential construction techniques and in analyzing, evaluating, and providing solutions for a variety of job site situations. Students enroll in credit-bearing college classes and receive certificates in Building Fundamentals, Additions and Remodeling, Residential Electrical Wiring, and Residential Plumbing.
Computer Information Systems- CISCO (CIS) - In this pathway, students learn the skills to prepare for the Cisco Certification Technician (CCT) certification exam.  This two-year pathway delves into database management, diagnosing-restoring-repairing-replacing network devices, and customer support and service.
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