Career Education programs are partially supported through federal and state funds.


The current VTEA grant, also known as "Perkins IV" was signed into law in 2006. The VTEA grant is administered by the Office of Career Technical Education and Instruction Office. The Carl Perkins VTEA IV grant administered by the United States Department of Education and the California Community College Chancellor's Office supports career technical education programs. The focus of the grant is on program improvement, increased coordination with career technical education and the community, stronger academic and technical integration, connections between secondary and postsecondary education, and a focus on business and industry.

Planning for VTEA funded projects is done concurrently with the regular college budget and planning process. Justification for projects is based on the most recent Program Evaluation Process report, recommendations from program advisory committees, and campus-wide planning priorities. All proposed projects are included in area and division unit plans.