Education Archive

Building a Model for the Nation: The emerging field of mechatronics

During his visit to the Mechatronics lab at CCAC’s West Hills Center in April 2014, President Obama proclaimed the college’s Mechatronics Technology program “a model for the nation,” calling it the kind of program that should be

Smart Choices

Growing career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering & math fields Individuals who are looking for a career that is interesting, rewarding and offers the potential for growth and financial security may find their future in STEM.

Helping Patients Breathe Easy

Respiratory therapists play an important role in health care Anyone who’s undergone a serious hospital stay has probably had contact with a respiratory therapist. These important members of the health care team are involved in saving and

Choosing a Career

GUIDE TO CAREER & ACADEMIC SUCCESS As one of the region’s premier colleges, CCAC offers a wealth of educational opportunities and programs. From associate degree programs designed to facilitate easy transfer to four-year institutions so CCAC graduates

Brawn to Brains: A new era in manufacturing

You may have heard that manufacturing jobs are a thing of the past. While it’s true that old-fashioned assembly line jobs are dwindling, a new kind of manufacturing job is starved for skilled workers. Demand is skyrocketing

Gearing up for a Rewarding Future

Automotive technology offers high-performance career opportunities Today’s cars are loaded with complex computer and electronic systems, and the technicians who work on them must be highly trained, skilled professionals who are competent in math, science and computer

Saving Lives: The many benefits of being a paramedic

Few jobs require life-saving abilities, but for paramedics, it’s all part of a rewarding day’s work. As the leader of the pre-hospital team, the highly-skilled paramedic directs the care delivered by basic EMTs and first responders, performing

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Massage therapy careers deliver hands-on results An interest in health and wellness, an understanding of how the human body works and a desire to help people can lead to a successful career in the rapidly growing field

Prescription for Success: Pharmacy technicians are in demand

A great profession with many opportunities for career growth, pharmacy technicians assist registered pharmacists in the vital work of providing medication and other health care products to patients. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of