Diverse Careers, Real Possibilities

The Advanced Technical Trades pathway is designed for students who are interested in careers such as automotive and autobody technology; cosmetology; welding technology; air conditioning and refrigeration; culinary arts; applied digital media; printing; or film, television and video production.

Explore Our pathways

CE
Certificate
AS
Associate in Science
AA
Associate in Arts
ADT
Associate Degree for Transfer
online
Online Options Available
CE

Building Automation Control

Major Units
21
Typical time to completion
1-1.5 years
AS

Building Energy Systems Professional in HVAC Technology

Major Units
32-35
Typical time to completion
1.5-2 years
CE

Building Inspection Technology

Major Units
27
Typical time to completion
1-1.5 years
AS
CE

 HVAC Commercial Technology

Major Units
36
Typical time to completion
1.5 -2 years
AS
CE

HVAC Residential Technology

Major Units
27
Typical time to completion
1-1.5 years
CE

Residential Installation

Major Units
12
Typical time to completion
1-1.5 years
CE

Zero Net Energy

Major Units
17-20
Typical time to completion
1-1.5 years
AS
CE
AS
CE

Automotive Hybrid and Electrical Vehicle

Major Units
23
Typical time to completion
1 year
AS
CE

Automotive Refinishing and Paint

Major Units
20
Typical time to completion
1 year
AS
CE

Automotive Technology Collision Repair

Major Units
20
Typical time to completion
1 year
AS
CE

Automotive Technology-Automotive Trim & Upholstery

Major Units
20
Typical time to completion
1 year
AS
CE

Automotive Technology-Electrical

Major Units
23
Typical time to completion
1 year
AS
CE

Auto Technology - Mechanical

Major Units
28
Typical time to completion
1.5 years
CE
CE

Barbering Concepts

Major Units
47.5-64.5
Typical time to completion
2-3 years
AS
CE

Cosmetology

Major Units
47.5
Typical time to completion
2 years
CE

Cosmetology Concepts

Major Units
53-70
Typical time to completion
2-3 years
CE

Cosmetology Instructor Training

Major Units
15
Typical time to completion
1 year
CE

Esthetician

Major Units
20
Typical time to completion
8 months
CE

Esthetician Concepts

Major Units
30-50.5
Typical time to completion
2 years
CE

Hairstyling Concepts

Major Units
40-57.5
Typical time to completion
2-3 years
CE

Manicuring Concepts

Major Units
24-41
Typical time to completion
2 years
AS
CE

Entrepreneurial Concentration

Major Units
21
Typical time to completion
1 year
AS
CE

Management and Supervision Concentration

Major Units
21
Typical time to completion
1 year
AS
CE
AS
CE

Culinary Arts

Major Units
32
Typical time to completion
9 months
AS
CE

Baking and Pastry

Major Units
25
Typical time to completion
1 year
CE
AS
CE

Welding Technology

Major Units
28
Typical time to completion
2 years
CE

Pipe Welding

Major Units
15
Typical time to completion
1 year
CE

Stick Welding (SMAW)

Major Units
9
Typical time to completion
1 year
CE

TIG Welding (GTAW)

Major Units
6
Typical time to completion
1 year
CE

Wire Welding (FCAW, GMAW)

Major Units
9
Typical time to completion
1 year

Explore, While Staying on Track

Students entering the Advanced Technical Trades program are encouraged to choose certain courses for your first 19 units.

Advanced Technical Trade Courses Units
ENG 1A/1AH (*91 - May vary based on placement) 4 (*6)
COM 1/1H or 9/9H  3
CIS 1A or BUS 10  3
Plus two major courses from below 6
Air Conditioning - AIR 61A, 64A  Automotive - AUB 50 or AUT 50
Applied Digital-Media - ADM 1, 71A Welding - WEL 65A, 75A
Total units 16-18

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Riverside City College knows deciding your future can be confusing — because you have so many options. We’re here to provide you with the knowledge needed to make informed decisions.
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Career Center and Transfer Center
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