Career and technical education programs at CCS provide avenues for students to enter high-skill and potentially high-wage occupations or transfer to university-level technical education programs. These programs are developed with business and industry input and continued oversight from professionals actively employed in the occupations. Students are able to earn certificates of completion and associate in applied science degrees in more than 100 professional and technical areas. Additionally, the colleges' focus is on extended learning opportunities for students who are upgrading skills due to technological changes, seeking new occupations or re-entering the workforce.

Industrial, professional and service organizations partner with the colleges to provide work-based learning opportunities for career and technical students, enabling them to apply skills learned in an actual job setting. These opportunities also reinforce social and community focused behaviors that lead to productive and responsible citizens. For more information, see the Cooperative Education Work Experience section of this catalog.