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Applied Technology & Skilled Trades Pathway

Cerritos College PROGRAMS OF STUDY


Division Deans

  • Technology division – Nick Real
  • Adult Education and Diversity division – Graciela Vasquez


  • Rigo Castro (Academic)
  • Veronica Herrera (Academic)
  • Randy Lee (Career)
  • Marvelina Graf (Transfer)

Program Assistant

  • Karina Callejas

Interested in learning more about the Applied Technology and Skilled Trades LCP?

What are some INTERESTS people in this pathway have?

  • Building and fixing things
  • Understanding how things work
  • Working with tools, machinery, equipment
  • Solving concrete problems
  • Working with your hands
  • Assembling things and following instructions
  • Finding solutions to mechanical problems

What are some SKILLS I can develop in this pathway?

  • Analytical thinking
  • Oral and written communication
  • Time management
  • Attentiveness to detail
  • Making symbolic connections
  • Problem-solving
  • Mechanical dexterity
  • Physical coordination

What are some OCCUPATIONS related to this pathway?

Most majors can prepare students for a wide variety of occupations. The following list reflects a range of options, some of which require advanced degrees. Please note that this is not exhaustive list.

  • Automotive Body Repairer
  • Automotive Master Mechanic
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Carpenter
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Drafter
  • Machine Tool Operator
  • Machinist
  • Machinist
  • Mechanical Designer
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Plastics Patternmaker
  • Numerical Control Tool Programmer
  • System Product Manager
  • Teacher
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Welder

Additional Occupation RESOURCES

  • O*NET OnLine – national database which provides information on approximately 1000 occupations, including descriptors related to the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for specific occupations

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook – tool maintained by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to provide information such as educational requirements, on-the-job training, work environment, pay, and job outlook for a wide range of occupations

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