Career Education at Grossmont College

 

YOUR CAREER IS HERE

High-wage, high-skill jobs currently have the highest need for employees in our nation and Grossmont College is ready and waiting to train students of all ages for those jobs. Best of all, this training often takes just one to two years of study, and always costs less than studies at a four-year or private college or university.

 

Grossmont College's award-winning career programs are designed to prepare you to start your career, advance in your career, or build skills to increase your earning power.

 

 

For more information, contact the coordinator of a program that interests you, or make an appointment with a counselor who can help you plan a pathway for course achievement.

 

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Administration of Justice

 

Corrections

If you want to make a difference in the world by becoming a correctional officer, you must complete training at a corrections academy. The corrections academy at Grossmont College, a leader in the field, is offered every other year.

 

Forensic Technology

The Forensic Technology program is the choice for those who want to get involved with the collection, preservation and analysis of crime scene evidence or latent fingerprint analysis. Some graduates become fingerprint examiners, while others opt to continue their education to become a criminalist, or forensic scientist.

 

Law Enforcement

The Law Enforcement program will help prepare you to become a peace officer at the local, county, state, or federal level. The courses in the certificate and degree program are taught by seasoned law enforcement professionals who bring real-world experience to the classroom.

 

Security Management

The Security Management program leaders to a certificate or associate degree and is designed to prepare you for entry-level management positions in loss prevention, risk management and asset protection. In addition, a 48-hour Security Academy is offered every spring for entry-level security officers.

 

For more information:

Administration of Justice

Tina Young

Email: tina.young@gcccd.edu

Phone: 619-644-7323

 

 

Business Administration

 

The Business Administration department offers a variety of programs designed to prepare you for a career in business.

 

The business marketing program will prepare you for positions as a retail manager, purchasing agent, and more. The business management program provides you with the skills to become a successful manager in any organization.

 

The International Business program is designed to prepare you with the background to work in a business involved in international trade, or to those planning to work in an import/export business or to live and work in another country.

 

The Hospitality and Tourism Management program will provide you with a solid background on basic business principles and their applicability to the hospitality and tourism industry.

 

For more information:

Business Administration

Brian Keliher

Email: brian.keliher@gcccd.edu

Phone: 619-644-7520

 

 

Business Office Technology

 Our Business Office Technology program will set you up for employment and advancement in today’s technology-intense offices. Besides training you for traditional office skills, the Business Office Technology program at Grossmont College will help you become proficient in using computer software to perform a variety of essential administrative functions. Courses run the gamut from Business Office Correspondence and Office Professionalism to Comprehensive PowerPoint and Microsoft Publisher. Graduates of our program are working with management in all types of business environments around the region.

 

For further information:

Business Office Technology

Barb Gillespie

Email: barb.gillespie@gcccd.edu

Phone: 619-644-7984

 

Linda Snider

Email: linda.snider@gcccd.edu

Phone: 619-644-7816

 

 

Child Development

Our Child Development and Family Studies program offers the opportunity to learn about developmentally appropriate education and services for young children. It emphasizes curriculum planning for children from infancy through school age, guidance techniques, special needs of children and families, creative learning, health and safety education, current issues in the field, and administration of child development programs and more. Many students work at our on-campus Child Development Center, a model training site for the California Department of Education Program for infant toddler caregivers. Our courses are perfect for early childhood teachers, aides, and administrators, childcare professionals of all kinds, parents, nurses, or anyone else interacting with young children.

 

 For further information:

Child Development

Robin Sepulveda

Email: robin.sepulveda@gcccd.edu

Phone: 619-644-7803

 

 

Computer Science and Information Systems

 

Computer Programming

Computer programming blends fundamental theory with practical applications in business, scientific and academic computing. Computer programming is intended for the student who plans to gain entry-level employment as a systems programmer.

 

Local-Area Network Support Specialist

LAN Support Specialist leads to an entry-level position specializing in the planning, installation, development, operation and maintenance of local area networks. Students completing this sequence will be trained to assist LAN managers in large and medium-sized organizations, or as the sole LAN manager in a smaller firm.

 

Video Game Development

Video game development courses will introduce you to the possibilities of an exciting career. You will be introduced to basic 3D game animation and 3D game object creation; learn the historical, social and psychological aspects of gaming; and learn the theory and practice of computer game design and development.

 

Web Design

Web Design will prepare you for entry-level positions creating websites. You will gain practical experience using state-of-the-art software in programming and web design courses.

 

For more information:

Computer Science and Information Systems

Clifton Quinn

Email: clifton.quinn@gcccd.edu

Phone: 619-644-7485

 

 

Culinary Arts

 Grossmont College Culinary Arts classes are taught by a variety of instructors who have degrees as well as professional experience as executive chefs. The program is designed to give the basic principles as well as hands-on experience needed for careers in this field. Classes are enhanced with field trips, guest speakers, and opportunities to work with professionals in the local area.

 

For further information:

Chef James Foran

James.foran@gcccd.edu

(619) 644-7085

 

 

Career Exploration Tools

Not sure what career is right for you?

  • Take the Interest Profiler that can help you discover what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. You can find out what you like to do!
  • Visit the Grossmont Career Resource Center  to learn more about which career will be a good fit for you.