San José City College Career Tech Programs Ranked in U.S. Top 5

Cosmetology, Dental Assisting, and HVAC Programs Among Best in the Nation

The national rankings for three of our programs shine a light on the commitment SJCC faculty, staff, and executives have to our students,”
— Interim VP of Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Innovation Dr. Lena Tran

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, April 19, 2018 / -- has rated three San José City College (SJCC) Career Technology Education (CTE) programs among the top five in the nation. SJCC’s Dental Assisting program ranks No. 1; Cosmetology No. 3; and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) No. 5, according to the online education information service.

“San Jose City College has a long history of preparing our students for Silicon Valley’s highly competitive workforce, and these top rankings demonstrate that we are committed to offering some of the best programs in the U.S.,” said SJCC President Dr. Byron D. Clift Breland. considers in-state undergraduate tuition and fees, graduation rates, accessibility, institutional spending, student-to-faculty ratio, flexibility, program size, and related subjects based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

“The national rankings for three of our programs shine a light on the commitment SJCC faculty, staff, and executives have to our students,” said SJCC Interim Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Workforce Innovation Dr. Lena Tran. “And our programs continue to improve as a result of our collaboration with community and corporate partners.”

SJCC’s top-rated dental assisting program received high marks for its academic rigor, support services, opportunities to earn an associate’s degree, and job placement success rate.

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, SJCC offers 14 CTE programs dedicated to helping prepare California’s workforce for 21st-century careers. In addition to Cosmetology, Dental Assisting, and HVAC, the following programs are available to students seeking new career paths:

• Accounting
• Business Administration
• Computer Information Systems
• Construction Technology
• Esthetics Services
• Emergency Medical Services
• Facilities Maintenance
• Laser Technology
• Machine Technology
• Medical Assisting
• Real Estate

About San José City College
Established in 1921 and just minutes from downtown San Jose, SJCC is enjoying a 21st Century rebirth with new and upgraded state-of-the-art buildings including the recently-completed Jaguar Sports Complex. During the 2017-2018 academic year, SJCC experienced one of the fastest rates of enrollment growth for community colleges in the state.

Daniel Garza
San Jose City College
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