The career education programs at Long Beach City College provides endless possibilities for our students. With 30+ career development programs offering a variety of courses, LBCC has the education and training to put you on the path to success. Whether you know where you’re headed or looking for a place to start, explore the classes, programs, and resources that are the portal to your future. We are here to help fulfill your dreams.


trade & industrial technology


advanced transportation technology: alternative fuels


Get trained in Alternative Fuel vehicle conversion, servicing and maintaining Alternative Fueled vehicles in the light/medium and heavy-duty engine platforms in such fields as car, bus, truck, and specialty equipment diagnosis and repair industry. Computerized engine management is emphasized.

advanced transportation technology: electric vehicle


Learn the skills to safely work on the high Voltages present in Electric Vehicles and diagnose and repair computer controlled Electric Vehicles including hybrids, fuel cells, and plug-in electrics, regarding installations and inspections of systems and their related components.

Architectural Design


Learn the latest technologies, industry standards, and significant industry trends in Architecture and/or environmental design. Possess the technical knowledge and communication skills to identify, articulate and solve problems pertaining to the built environment and perform tasks within the architecture professions.

Drafting: Architecture


Establish mastery of basic knowledge and skills and apply advanced technologies relevant to entering the architectural drafting and environmental design field as an architectural drafter or senior draftsman.  

drafting: mechanical design


Establish mastery of basic knowledge and skills in mechanical design and apply advanced technologies relevant to entering the mechanical drafting and design field.

electrical technology


Learn to install, maintain, and repair electrical equipment and systems in a safe and workmanlike manner. Once a student has completed the program, that student will be allowed to register to take the Electrician’s Certification Exam. 



Acquire technical skills to cultivate and manage edible and ornamental plants in horticultural production systems. Learn to distinguish 100 landscape plants suitable for different landscape situations with proper cultural practices and implement fundamental landscaping principles to layout and install residential gardens.

metal fabrication technology


Learn to perform a common sheet metal layout and fabrication project using power machinery and demonstrate the ability to read and interpret construction blueprints.



Learn the technical skills to produce quality welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions using various arc welding processes. The program emphasize advanced welding skills in the SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) and FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding) processes on application of fundamental welding techniques and safe industry practices.



public services


administration of justice


Learn the fundamental knowledge of the history, development, structure, and functions of the American criminal justice system. Develop critical thinking skills through applying the criminological theories, principles, and concepts to address real-life situations in the field; recognizing the importance of legal and ethical behavior in a professional work setting; and analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating criminological justice theories, policies, practices and procedures to develop strategies to control and prevent crime.

alcohol & drug studies


Learn the theories and principles of drug and alcohol clinical evaluation, treatment planning, referral, service coordination, counseling, documentation, and professional/ethical responsibilities. Utilize methodology to develop a psychosocial treatment plan for a client. 

fire science


Learn the history, development, structure, and functions of the American fire service and apply prevention/protection/fire-fighting theories, principles, and concepts to address real-life situations in the field. Develop abilities to analyze, interpret, and evaluate prevention/protection/firefighting theories, policies, practices, and procedures to develop strategies to prevent, control, and fight fires. 

human services


Learn the skills and knowledge in social work or human services. Utilize methodology to develop a psychosocial treatment plan for a client and analyze information and assess the level of crisis intervention needed to best meet client needs. . 









family & consumer studies




Learn the skills to provide nutritional care services and up to date, evidenced based practices in food service management and clinical nutrition care as Dietetic Service Supervisors, Nutrition Assistants, and nutritional care specialists in health care and nutrition related facilities.

family & consumer studies


Analyze cultural forces and their effects on the individual and family and evaluate and develop personal finance plans. Develop skills and competencies for multiple roles of home, family, and career in any of the generalized fields of Family and Consumer Science which includes Child Development, Family and Consumer Studies, Fashion, Foods and Nutrition, and Interior Design.

fashion design


Learn the skills to predict fashion trends and analyze form, silhouette, proportion, texture and drape or fabric to develop a fashion line for a target customer in the field of fashion design, production and manufacturing. 

Fashion Merchandising


Learn the discipline specific skills and knowledge to calculate markups, markdowns, and open-to-buy using formulas for Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Merchandising Management.

floral design


Develop strong, basic foundation in the retail management as well as the hands-on skills of floral design, current trends, and production of industry acceptable floral displays as needed for employment as a floral designer. Learn how to analyze, interpret and exercise critical judgment in the evaluation of floral art forms. 






computer & office studies


Business Information worker


We offer a wide assortment of courses on using Microsoft Windows and Office software. Get Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certified today!

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computer security & networking


Help protect the digital world from hackers by learning cyber security techniques. Or become a good hacker…

Computer science


Computers are everywhere now. Learn to design the code that makes them work and the science behind them. Prepare to transfer to a higher degree. C++, java, android development, and more.

Computer Technology


Nothing is more critical to successful business operations than effective networks. Learn skills to protect business networks and hardware.

Computer support specialist


Learn the necessary digital literacy and business communication skills to efficiently support customers.

Database Management


We interact with databases on daily basis. Learn how to use Microsoft Access, MySQL, and Microsoft SQL Server. Create your own databases, forms and reports using SQL.

Web Development


Learn modern web development skills using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery and PHP.









culinary arts


baking & pastry arts


Learn the fundamental knowledge of Baking and Pastry principles and techniques to create yeast bread and pastry products to industry standards. Acquire abilities to synthesize the principles and reactions of basic baking ingredients and their properties alone and when combined with other ingredients. 

culinary arts


Develop understanding of culinary fundamentals with hands-on training using traditional and state-of-the-art techniques and equipment, with an emphasis on industry-standard safety and sanitation practices. Learn to propose and assemble a complete three-course meal from a given set of ingredients and select the most appropriate tools and equipment for each task.



child development


child development: early childhood education


Learn to design, implement and evaluate environments and activities that support optimum developmental play and learning outcomes for all young children. Gain ability to apply effective guidance and interaction strategies to support children’s social learning, peer relations, and self-confidence. 

child development: special education assistant


Learn techniques to demonstrate responsive care and teaching practices for children with special needs through the integration of assessment, theory, and practice. Incorporate ethical and professional standards engaging in collaborative learning and reflective practices.