Career Technical Education

Earn your degree in a Career Technical Education program that will prepare you for your future!


Why Career Technical Education at SJC?

Career Technical Education (CTE) programs at San Juan College provide students with first-hand knowledge and the skills necessary to prepare for careers in emerging fields in two years or less. Chose from many careers like manufacturing and production, cybersecurity, healthcare, and more! At San Juan College, you'll find your perfect fit and spend less! We'll connect you with financial resources, and you'll be ready for what's next. 

Health Science

AmbulanceSkilled emergency medical service workers are in high demand. At San Juan College, you can start with a one-semester certificate program or earn a degree to become a paramedic. Explore our four certificate and two degree programs to see which one is right for you.

Emergency Medical Services Certificates

Paramedic Degrees, AS, AAS

Stethoscope lying on patient chart.As health insurance becomes more complex, the need for qualified medical office workers has increased. Earn a Medical Insurance Coder/Biller Certificate or the Health Information Technology A.A.S. to be a part of this fast-growing field. 

Students can complete the Health Information Technology Certificate 100% online.

Medical Insurance Coder Biller Certificate

Health Information Technology AAS

Person putting thermometer in pocket of scrubsBe on the front lines of patient care as a nurse by earning an associate degree in nursing. You can also receive both an associate and a bachelor's in nursing with our partnership program with the University of New Mexico.

Nursing CNA

Nursing Degrees, ADN, BSN

Child sitting in person's lapThis growing field helps people with injuries or disabilities develop skills to participate in the things they want and need to do. Earn your associate degree to become an occupational therapy assistant and help clients achieve independence.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Degree, AAS

Person's hands on knees of patient.Be a part of one of the fastest growing occupations in the nation! Working closely with physical therapists, you'll play a critical role in helping patients of all ages regain or maintain their independence and lead active lives. We offer both a traditional on-campus program and an online hybrid program that leads to an associate degree as a physical therapist assistant.

Physical Therapist Assistant Degree, AAS

Xray of lungs.Evaluate, treat, and help patients with respiratory problems and other heart and lung conditions through earning an associate degree in respiratory therapy. Join this fast-growing industry and serve as a vital member of a healthcare team.

Respiratory Therapy Degree, AAS

Three people performing surgical procedure.

As a surgical first assistant, you will support surgeons to ensure a safe operation. At San Juan College, you will receive hands-on lab training as well as assist in live surgical procedures. Earn your surgical first assistant certificate in 12 months.

Students can complete the Surgical First Assistant Certificate 100% online.

Surgical First Assistant Certificate

Energy, Manufacturing & Transportation

Home under constructionBe prepared for a career in residential construction. Learn the building process from the “ground up,” combining classroom exercises with hands-on building projects. Earn an associate degree or take one of our certificate programs to enter this industry.

Building Trades Certificate

Building Trades Degree, AAS

Semi-TruckOur eight-week commercial driver’s license program will equip you to pass the three-part CDL exam. You will learn in an online setting as well as in a truck on the training course and the highway. We also offer refresher and Class B programs.

Commercial Driver's License Certificate (Class A)

Diesel EngineGet the necessary skills to service and repair trucks or construction and mining equipment. Whether you work on on-highway or off-highway vehicles, our degree and certificate programs will prepare you to start a career in maintaining these important vehicles.

Diesel Technology Certificate

Diesel Technology Degrees, AAS

Person wearing orange coveralls and white hardhatProcess operators are employed by water treatment, wastewater treatment facilities, and plants and factories that produce electricity, natural gas, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and various consumer products. Your associate degree or certificate will prepare you for an entry-level position in this career.

Industrial Process Operator Certificate

Industrial Process Operator Degree, AAS

Instrumentation controls

Learn to install, maintain, and troubleshoot a variety of automatically controlled processes, such as electronic or pneumatic systems. Earn an associate degree or certificate to work alongside a team of engineers to develop and maintain these systems in a safe environment.

Instrumentation Controls and Electrical Technology Certificate

Instrumentation Controls and Electrical Technology, AAS

Person welding.Learn how to weld and fabricate all thicknesses of steel plates and most diameters of steel pipe. Earn an associate degree in welding or take our general and advanced certificate courses to find a career in a variety of industries from construction to manufacturing to aerospace.

Welding Certificates

Welding Degree, AAS

Arts, Communication & Humanities

Person using a laptopIf you have creative talent and technical aptitude, a Digital Media Arts and Design degree from San Juan College could be all you need to set you on the path to this exciting field.

Digital Media Arts and Design Degree, AAS

Science, Math & Engineering

Person looking through drafting tool.San Juan College's Drafting program will provide you with a firm technical foundation in a variety of drafting disciplines.

Drafting Certificate

Mechanical Drafting and Design, AAS, and Civil Drafting and Design, AAS

Drone flying through sky at sunsetThe Small Unmanned Aerial Systems certificate and degree provides students the education and skills to gain current FAA licensure and to qualify for employment positions involving SUAS/Drone usage.

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Certificate

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Degree, AAS

Education, Social Science & Public Safety

Two firemen spraying water on a fire.The Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science is designed to give you the essential education and hands-on training needed for a career in firefighting.

Firefighter Certificate

Fire Science Degree, AAS

Computer Science, Information Technology & Cybersecurity

PadlockCybersecurity professionals plan and carry out security measures to protect an organization’s computer networks and systems. Their responsibilities are continually expanding as the number of cyberattacks increases.

Information Technology Certificate Programs (Online)

Pair of handsLearn to provide IT knowledge and technical support skills to businesses. Complete our online associate degree in Information Technology in just 16 months. You will also be prepared to earn three certificates: Information Technology Support, Network Support, and Cybersecurity Support.

Students can complete the Information Technology degree 100% online.

Information Technology Certificates

Information Technology Certificate Programs (Online)

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