LBCC Reboots Trade ProgramsRelease Date: 2019-08-12
By Samantha Mehlinger
In 2013, Long Beach City College (LBCC) canceled 11 of its career technical education (CTE) programs. Now, with a tight labor market and high demand for workers skilled in the trades, the school is bringing back some of these programs this fall, as well as adding new ones.
Returning programs, some of which have been revamped and renamed, include welding, automotive technology and construction technology (formerly carpentry). New programs include advanced manufacturing and engineering technology. The latter, however, may in the future serve as sort of a revival of the school’s aviation/aerospace technical program, which was among those continued in 2013, according to Gene Carbonaro, dean of career technical education, who explained that the program has an aviation/aerospace focus. Each of these programs offer associate degrees and certificates. All CTE programs are located at the college’s Pacific Coast Campus on Anaheim Street.
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