How CTE Benefits Students

What is Career Technical Education?

Not all jobs require a bachelor’s degree or even an associate degree. Oftentimes it is the hands-on practice and job skills that will make the difference in pursuing your career path. Our CTE faculty have industry experience and connections with¬†regional¬†employers, so they are able to design curriculum specifically to what employers are expecting. CTE programs at FLC also provide students with opportunities to gain work experience through internships, work-based learning, and industry-certification opportunities. CTE offers a wide range of learning experiences spanning many different career tracks, fields, and industries.

CTE programs equip students with:

  • Core academic skills and the ability to apply those skills to real-world situations in order to function in the workplace and in routine daily activities
  • Employability skills (such as critical thinking and responsibility) that are essential in any career
  • Job-specific technical skills related to a specific career path.
  • Opportunities to practice skills through work experience, internships, and other work-based learning.

Benefits of enrolling in a CTE program at FLC

  • Industry-trained faculty and support staff
  • Flexible classes to balance work-school-home schedule
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Save thousands of dollars in tuition compared to other schools that can cost over 30 times more
  • Curriculum designed to improve job skills and marketability

Who should enroll?

Recent high school graduates, under-employed and unemployed adults, incumbent workers looking for career advancement, and college graduates seeking retraining all can benefit from CTE programs that offer clear pathways from shorter-term, entry-level to longer-term, higher-level credentials in their chosen fields.
27% of people with less than an associate degree, including licenses and certificates, earn more than the average bachelor degree recipient.
—U.S. Department of Education
A person with a CTE-related associate degree or credential will earn on average between $4,000 and $19,000 more a year than a person with a humanities associate degree.
—Jacobson and Mokher

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