The Technology and Engineering Division at Fullerton College offers 16 robust Career Education programs to help you meet your career and occupational goals. Options include short-term certificates, associate degrees and university transfer credit. Whether you are exploring a career or improving your job skills, we offer many innovative hands-on programs in state-of-the-art classroom labs. Our career expert instructors prepare students with the real-world skills employers seek.
The main objectives in the Technology and Engineering Division is a focus on supporting student success in the areas of:
- equipping learners with real-world skills, such as entrepreneurial and employability skills, that are foundational and transferable across rapidly shifting sectors and work activities;
- placing learners on a path to post-secondary credential attainment that translates into in-demand, high-skill occupations; and
- bringing business and industry to the table to ensure that CTE programs are relevant and future focused.
What is Career Education?
Career Education programs focus on developing skills related to a specific job and engages students in hands-on training and does not rely on traditional teaching methods of instruction. Additionally, CTE curriculum aligns directly with industry needs so students are properly skilled. For additional CTE program information at Fullerton College, visit: cte.fullcoll.edu
All the Career Education programs in the Division of Technology and Engineering provide students with opportunities to engage in hands-on activities. We partner with business and industry to offer internships and job opportunities. Check with each program instructor for specific job announcements. Scholarships are also available for many of our programs.
For specific information on careers and median annual salaries, visit: www.bls.gov/ooh
For complete degree and certificate information, including required coursework listings, refer to the College Catalog. For current and future course offerings, refer to the Class Schedule.
The Technology and Engineering Division offers 16 programs, each offering a variety of degrees and certificates. Click on the programs below to learn what they have to offer.
ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
The Administration of Justice Department prepares students for careers in local, state and federal law enforcement, security, and court administration. Courses within the programs offered acquaint students with the American criminal justice system, criminal law, evidence procedures, investigations, and forensics.
Learn to design buildings, houses and other structures. The courses are taught by instructors with real-world experience and provide students with expertise necessary to be successful in architecture-related jobs.
The Automotive Technology Department at Fullerton College is committed to preparing students for employment in the automotive service and repair industry. Students learn to diagnose malfunctions and perform proper vehicle repairs. Offering ‘hands-on” learning, students train in high-tech equipment, training aids, lab vehicles, and also service customer cars.
CINEMA AND TELEVISION
Our program prepares students for careers in Film, Television and New Media. We provide a professional, technical and creative foundation to help students enter into the industry while also providing a historical/theoretical background that promotes critical thinking and culturally conscious media makers.
The Architecture Construction program provides students with a variety of classes in residential construction, building codes, estimating and blueprint reading. These courses are taught by instructors with real-world experience and provide students with expertise necessary to be successful in a variety of construction-related jobs.
The beauty industry is a vast field with plenty of exciting opportunities for careers in hair and cosmetology and it’s growing! The Cosmetology program at Fullerton College consists of five consecutive levels that prepare students to become eligible to take the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology exams. Students prepare in a structured 1,600-hour program taught by experienced instructors.
The Industrial Drafting Technology Program at Fullerton College provides students with a variety of classes in industrial drafting. Many classes utilize computer software such as AutoCAD and Solidworks. Students will develop the skills to create computer-rendered drawings, blueprints and models for engineering and manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Program at Fullerton College provides the student with a variety of basic classes. Courses are offered in surveying, engineering drawing, statics, and electric circuits. These courses are for UC degree credit.
The Fashion Design and Merchandising programs provide students with hands-on experience, coupled with a strong theory-based education, to acquire job skills necessary to gain entry-level positions in the fashion and apparel industry and related careers.
The Interior Design Department offers programs in Commercial Design, Interior Design, Interior Merchandising and Residential Design. Interior Designers improve the quality of life for the occupants of an interior space by making it functional and aesthetically pleasing.
The Journalism Program at Fullerton College provides a solid foundation in all forms of print journalism, including newspaper and magazine publishing. The department offers courses in journalism, public relations and advertising, with certificates available in each area.
We stress conventional machining skills on engine lathes, milling machines and grinders as core skills for our intermediate and advanced courses along with CNC machining and CNC programming courses.
The Fullerton Photography Department offers both an Associate Arts Degree in Photography and a Professional Photography Certificate. The Photography Program prepares students for employment into a multitude of industries that utilize photography and/or transfer to a four- year degree university.
Fullerton College offers hands-on training on modern, high-speed equipment. The program offers courses in electronic pre-press, packaging production and design, flexography, offset presswork, and screen printing.
The Radio Broadcasting Associate in Arts Degree Program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in Internet, radio broadcasting, audio production in the Film and Television industries, and/or independent audio production studio work.
The Welding Technology Certificate is designed to prepare students to apply a variety of welding processes in the workplace. Welders are in demand across a wide spectrum of skilled trades and professions.
Connect with CTE!
The Department of Technology & Engineering hosts numerous events throughout the year. Check back regularly for information on upcoming events.
In celebration of annual Manufacturing Day, Fullerton College will open its doors to more than 200 local high school students, counselors and instructors so that they gain an understanding of the many aspects of manufacturing and to broaden their perspective on many pathways leading to careers in manufacturing.
The day includes hands-on demonstrations by instructors in the Fashion Design & Merchandising, Machine Technology, Printing Technology and Welding programs at Fullerton College. Manufacturing companies will also provide interactive exhibits and present career opportunities in manufacturing.
For information, visit: https://www.mfgday.com/events/2019/manufacturing-day-at-fullerton-college
CTE Showcase Day
CTE Showcase Day is an opportunity for high school students to learn and explore many CTE programs available at Fullerton College. Students will tour programs, engage in hands-on demonstrations and interact with faculty. The event will also promote awareness of the value of CTE.
Many scholarships are available for the Technology and Engineering programs. For more information on CTE Scholarships, visit:
Fullerton College Foundation Office
Gene Haas Scholarship
The Gene Haas Foundation awards scholarships for CNC machinist training to high schools, community colleges and trade schools.
Scholarships will be used for future educational endeavors in the field of machine technology, advanced manufacturing and engineering. Funds are meant to be used for tuition, books, measuring tools, school supplies and related costs.
Horatio Alger Association Scholarship
The Horatio Alger Association Scholarship honors the achievements of outstanding individuals in our society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and who are committed to supporting young people in pursuit of increased opportunities through higher education.
Take a Tour
To schedule a tour, contact:
Director of CTE Recruitment and Outreach
714-992-7585 | email@example.com
No CTE tours available due to Covid-19 until further notice.
Fullerton College is home to the studios of KBPK 90.1FM, a Class D (non-comm) FM radio station broadcasting from Buena Park, California. The station is owned by the Buena Park School District. It is operated by the Fullerton College Media Studies Department and primarily airs an adult contemporary format as well as various educational programs, sports events and PSA’s.
CTE provides you with a number of resources to ensure you receive the kind of support you need to reach your academic goals as well as your career goals.
California Community College’s Career Coach helps you find major, in-demand careers and education based on your interests.
Department of Labor
The Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay and outlook for hundreds of occupations
To schedule an appointment to develop an educational plan, book a counseling appointment by calling our Counseling Center at (714) 992-7084.
FC Career Center
The Career & Life Planning Center provides students assistance in making informed decisions about choosing a major and/or career.
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FACULTY & STAFF
Contact the Technology and Engineering Division faculty to assist you with course information and program planning.