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Career & Technical Education (CTE)

Welcome to Career & Technical Education (CTE) and Workforce and Economic Development Department 


"Get Workforce READY"


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For over 10 years, Career & Technical Education programs at Barstow Community College have served as a top choice for career preparation and training in the high desert, and our tradition for excellence in education continues to grow. We dedicate our reputation for success to a single standard: the success of our students. 

At Career Technical Education, experience relevant, real-life instruction you can use to make a meaningful impact in the career of your choice. Select from our programs in high-demand fields that include Administration of Justice, Business, Management, Child Development, Cosmetology, Photography, Automotive and Diesel Technology, Welding, Logistics/Warehousing, and Industrial Maintenance & Technology. Build your confidence in our innovative, student-centered learning environment. Once you’ve prepared for the workplace, benefit from our job placement assistance and the dynamic relationships we’ve built with local and regional employers who’ve hired our graduates. 

Learning to thrive by discovering your professional place in the world is your joy to pursue. At Career & Technical Education, helping you achieve those rewards by giving you the educational tools you need is our job. Now is the time to begin defining your success. Come to Career & Technical Education, where we support your goals through career education that will change your life! 

Student Success is Our Success.


At BCC CTE our students get workforce ready through credit/non-credit courses and workforce training programs with flexible scheduling that meets the needs of employers with innovative career and technical education that leads to academic achievement, successful employment and entrepreneurial opportunities. 


Our Programs 



The CTE staff is dedicated to helping all students meet their academic and career goals!




  Dr. Crystal Nasio 
  Executive Dean of Strategic Partnership & Workforce Development
  (760) 252- 2411 x. 7283  





  James Lee 
  Associate Dean, Career Technical Education
  (760) 252-7386  





  Michelle Berndt 
  Grant & Budget Specialist 
  (760) 252-2411 Ext. 7385  



Melissa Church



  Melissa Church
  Job Developer
  (760) 252-2411 Ext. 6874  





Amber Pacheco 
Administrative Secretary
(760) 252-2411 Ext. 7314  

CTE Programs:

Administration of Justice
Automotive Technology
Child Development
Computer Business Information Systems
Diesel Technology
Management Information Systems
Warehousing and Logistics