Welcome to Career and Technical Education Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs prepare students by providing them with the entry or advanced level knowledge and skills critical for successful employment. Career programs offer an alternative route to acquiring career skills and to furthering an educational experience. Rio Hondo College’s CTE programs are designed to provide educational, vocational and technical training that will lead to specialized employment, career advancement, or transfer to a university. Our career programs are taught by highly qualified faculty who are dedicated to the students they serve and provide them with the best education possible. In addition, they have been designed with the advice and counseling from advisory committee members who volunteer their time to keep our programs current with industry trends and technology advancements.
BREAKING NEWS – RIO HONDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO OFFER BA IN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY It was announced January 20, 2015 that Rio Hondo Community College will offer a Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive Technology. This program will build on the college’s existing Associate of Science (A.S.) degree program in Automotive Technology. Our current program—which is well aligned with the automotive industry both regionally and nationally—provides a solid foundation for the development of the new bachelor’s program. Successful candidates for employment within organizations requiring a baccalaureate degree in this field need high level Automotive Technology skills and knowledge. Graduates need to be technically competent and possess strong interpersonal skills, such as the ability to communicate effectively, solve problems, work in teams, and pursue continued professional development. The primary goal of the proposed Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology Degree (ATD) is to provide the automotive industry with employees with these skills. Students will receive training in various business, management and technical courses such as Managerial Accounting, Leadership, Marketing, Advanced Vehicle Systems Design and Performance. Other courses will emphasize soft skills, such as communication, business and technical writing, and human relations. For more Information please call Mike Slavich, Dean Career Technical Education at 562-463-7368. To receive quarterly updates regarding the progress of the Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive Technology, please click here
Press Release 15 Recommended CC Pilot Programs to be Offered Rio Hondo Chosen as one of 15 Community Colleges Offering Bachelors Degree (See Article) KNBC News 4 Interview with Kim Baldonado- January 21, 2015
Career and Technical Education Division: Office Location: Technology Building B – Room T123 Office Hours: Monday – Friday – 7:30 am – 4:00 pm (Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays) Contact Information: Dean of Career and Technical Education Mike Slavich (562) 463-7368 (direct) (562) 463-4603 (fax) Division Secretary Monica Francis (562) 908-3460 (direct) (562) 463-4603 (fax)