CTE Office
Phone: (619) 388-5025

Monica Romero
Associate Dean Career Technical Education

Aracely Bautista
Administrative Technician

Corrine Huber
Project Assistant

Career Technical Education Office

Welcome to the Office of Career Technical Education!

Career Technical Education (CTE) programs specialize in modern technologies, technical skills, and applied sciences that provide students with opportunities to benefit from hands-on, project based learning environments.

Mesa College CTE programs are generally designed to prepare students for immediate employment into living wage jobs and careers. These programs offer specialized training to develop job-related skills and preparation for any necessary certification/licensing.

Mesa College works with local industry to provide current programs with proven faculty leaders and in state-of-the-art facilities to meet the needs of the San Diego region. Many programs provide direct clinical experience, access to internships, work experience and other work-based learning opportunities. Courses are taught by top professors in real-world environments equipped with current, industry-specific technology, tools, equipment and intense curriculum.

The CTE office is responsible for managing the Strong Workforce State program funding and the Work-Based Learning Program.

Strong Workforce Mesa

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Source    Time Period            Amount
     State – SW, Round 1      July 2016 – Dec. 2018     $901,009 
 State – SW, Round 2 July 2017 – Dec. 2019      $1,418,713
State – SW, Round 3 July 2018 – Dec. 2020        $1,263,911
Regional Projects  Varies                   $1,039,000            

Over $500,000 allocated to…
Allied Health
Animal Health Technology
ASL-English Interpretation
Architecture/Interior Design/Bldg Const.
Culinary Arts/Culinary Management
Child Development
Computer Information Science
Choreography / Commercial Dance
Fitness Specialist
Geographic Information Systems
Physical Therapy Assistant
Radiologic Technology          


Strong Workforce Region

Project Title  Purpose  Total Funds End Date Outcome  Status
Data Unlocked  Funding for CTE Code Alignment project and campus CTE data professional learning and integration.   $50,000 6/30/2018  
  • TOP/SOC/CIP aligned across the District
  • Launchboard Workshop for Campus
  • Tableau licenses and training equipment for data analysis


Strong Workforce Marketing  Funding for marketing CTE Programs to increase enrollment.  $50,000 12/31/2018
  • Purchased media spots on radio and online 
  • Purchase of CTE program marketing/outreach supplies 


CTE Employment Readiness and Job Placement Funding to improve student readiness for employment.   $200,000 12/31/2018
  • Created 
    Career Peer Ambassador Program for peer to peer career assistance and outreach 
  • Developed Internship program and Internship Fair
  • Supplies, equipment, and marketing materials for Career Peer and Internship programs


CTE Regional Tutoring Project Mesa is the lead and fiscal agent for this Regional project that is assessing CTE tutoring and will be developing regional recommendations for improvement.   $135,000 6/30/2019   In Progress
Region WBL Assessment Project  Funding to support the Campus WBL assessment.   $20,000 6/30/2019   In Progress 
Job Speaker Pilot  Funding to compensate faculty for the additional work required to participate in the Job Speaker Pilot Program.   $9,000      In Progress
Pathway Navigation  Three-year funding to assess and revise Mesa's New Student Onboarding Process to include Career Planning before Ed Planning.   $225,000 12/31/2021   In Progress
Work-Based Learning Coordinator Two year funding for a Work-Based Learning Coordinator.   $200,000 12/31/2021   In Progress
Job Placement Case Management  Funding for the campus to implement job placement services.   $150,000 Annual Ongoing    In Progress

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