We compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions from an Awareness Survey delivered in October of 2018. Here are the results!
“What is Butte County CTE?”
Butte County CTE is the CTE Department of the Butte County Office of Education. We offer a wide variety of career programs and services for adults in the county, intended for anyone seeking a new career, a career focus, or upgrading of current skills. Butte County CTE also provides programs and services for CTE educators and administrators, from the Leadership Development Institute, CTEIG Technical Assistance, DSP Training, CTE Online and CTE Teach mentorship.
“What does CTE stand for?”
CTE is the acronym for Career Technical Education, and can include career exploration in middle school, high school CTE courses and pathways, and adult programs designed to prepare adults for employment.
“Did CTE replace ROP?”
No--ROP programs are still offered at our center, in addition to other CTE programs. ROP stands for Regional Occupational Program and is a state-funded Career Technical Education (CTE) program that is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Butte County CTE offers ROP programs as well as additional CTE programs, also accredited by WASC, at our CTE Center.
“Where is the CTE located?”
Butte County CTE is located in Chico at the Butte County CTE Center, 2491 Carmichael Drive, Suite 500, Chico 95928.
“Who is eligible to enroll? What programs are available?"
Anyone age 18 or over is welcome to enroll in our fee-based programs which are designed to prepare you for employment in a number of different fields. Our current programs include Medical Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant, Certified Veterinary Assistant, Professional Welder or Phlebotomy Technician. Soon we will also have programs for Pharmacy Technician and Medical Scribe. We also provide access to Financial Aid resources. Our website has all the information, fees, dates and applications.