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What is a Career Education (CE) program?

Career Education (formerly known as Career Technical Education, or CTE) is a term for educational programs that specialize in the skilled trades, applied arts and sciences, and modern technologies. CE programs are designed to improve job skills and marketability.

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 CE faculty have industry experience and connections with regional employers, so they are able to design curriculum specifically to what employers are expecting.

CE programs at FLC also provide students with opportunities to gain work experience through internships, work-based learning, and industry certification opportunities. CE offers a wide range of learning experiences spanning many different career tracks, fields, and industries.

Benefits of enrolling in a CE 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 CE programs that offer clear pathways from shorter-term, entry-level to longer-term, higher-level credentials in their chosen fields.

Folsom Lake College is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.


Career Education Division
(916) 608-6927


Main Folsom campus
Cypress Hall FL2-144

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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 Career Education-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