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Career & Technical Education Student Support Team

Academic Assistance

The Career & Technical Education (CTE) Student Support Team deliver services designed to help students enrolled in the College’s technical programs earn better grades, remain in school, and graduate with the skills necessary to pursue employment in current or emerging high priority technical professions.  CCAC’s technical programs include both Certificate and Associate’s Degree programs and combine challenging academic and technical courses to provide students with the skills necessary to enter the workforce to pursue careers in high priority technical professions

The CTE Student Support Team’s services include helping students navigate their way through the college experience and while developing students’ academic and personal skills.  We also connect students to a host of other free college services that will help them achieve their academic goals

See a complete list of CCAC's CTE programs

Meet the Career & Technical Education Student Support Team

Contact a CTE Student Support Specialist today!

Click here to schedule a phone call or zoom meeting to ask questions about CCAC, get help connecting to resources, or make arrangements for more in-depth academic support.

calendar iconStaff is available: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Standing appointments available: Tuesdays 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM,
Wednesdays 11:00 am to 1:00,
Thursdays 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The Career & Technical Education Student Support Team are available to conduct classroom workshops or presentations at faculty request. Topics can vary from a general introduction to Perkins Student Services to academic skill development like the Cornell notetaking method, motivation, and building a useful calendar. Please feel free to contact us with a request—if we don’t already have a workshop or presentation built for your requested topic, we’ll develop one!

Sample Presentations:

Career Development and Planning

The Career Services department, partially funded by the Perkins Grant, provide students with a variety of tools, resources, and services to help prepare for future careers.  To learn more about Career Services, visit their webpage here.

Nontraditional Career Students

CTE Student Support Team works to support gender equity across all career pathways, including "nontraditional careers".  Nontraditional careers are those occupations in which one gender comprises less than 25% of the current workforce.  For example, Health Information Technology careers are primarily held by women, whereas software development and union trades occupations are typically held by men.  There many reasons a student might pursue a nontraditional career:

  • Higher wage potential and benefits that contribute to economic self-sufficiency
  • The satisfaction of choosing a career based on skills, aptitudes, interests and abilities rather than conforming to gender norms
  • Greater opportunities for employment and advancement

Talk to us about the benefits of choosing a nontraditional career path.


The CTE Student Support Team is funded by the federal Perkins Career & Technical Education Grant.  The Perkins Grant provides funding to CCAC for student support staff, instructional equipment and professional development to help Career & Technical Education students earn better grades, remain in school, and graduate with the skills necessary to pursue employment in current or emerging high priority technical professions while supporting gender equity across all career pathways.

 Due to federal grant guidelines, the CTE Student Support Team cannot assist students with developmental coursework. Furthermore, the Perkins Grant does not provide funds directly to students, but instead funds initiatives designed to help Career & Technical Education students succeed.