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Results of CTE Employment Outcomes Surveys

Each year the RP Group conducts a survey of El Camino College students who have completed CTE certificate programs (Completers) as well as students who took CTE courses but did not earn certificates (Leavers). 

2013 CTE Outcomes Survey 

2012 Completers and Leavers

2013 Compton Center CTE Outcomes



New Salary Surfer Website Shows Median Earnings for Those Who Earn Certificates and Associate Degrees at California Community Colleges


 A new online tool released today by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office allows students and the public to view aggregated median earnings of those who complete a certificate or degree in a specific community college discipline and then enter the workforce.

Salary Surfer, which can be viewed at, displays median annual incomes for those who complete 179 of the most widely enrolled program areas and do not transfer to a four-year institution. The data show the median earnings for community college graduates two years prior to earning the award, then two years and five years after earning either a certificate or degree.

An analysis of the data contained on Salary Surfer shows that students who complete an associate degree more than double their annual pre-degree earnings after two years in the workforce and nearly triple their pre-degree earnings after five years in the workforce.



El Camino College Fire Academy Plans Graduation Ceremony


The El Camino College Fire Academy has scheduled its fall graduation ceremony for Class 138 at 10 a.m. April 11 at the El Camino College Fire Academy, 206 West Beach Avenue, in Inglewood.


The El Camino College Fire Academy graduation ceremony will feature several action-packed demonstrations highlighting student work. Students will show the full scope of their training, from rappelling from a four-story building to controlling a fully involved vehicle fire. Students will also pull up to a full-blown building fire, sirens blaring, and contain the blaze. An open house is also on the agenda, where visitors can tour the facility.


This spring, 31 recruits successfully completed the rigorous program. In the past five years, more than 600 students have graduated from the El Camino College Fire Academy. A large percentage has been hired at different agencies in the South Bay and throughout Southern California. The academy has trained firefighters for service in South Bay fire departments for more than 50 years.


The Academy's core content meets the highest level of firefighter training. Physical fitness requirements for each recruit are both strenuous and demanding, exceeded only by the high academic standards. The Inglewood facility features a 30-seat classroom and an engine room. Three Class A diesel pumpers and a truck company are on hand for student training. The drill grounds include a four-story fire rescue training tower; a fire environment building where students combat live fires; and three Swede System Flashover Training Containers.


Academy instructors are from the Los Angeles area and represent nearly a dozen professional fire departments. In addition, many instructors are training officers in their own departments.


Graduates receive California State Fire Marshal Certificates in the following areas: fire control, auto extrication, confined space awareness, and HAZMAT first responder operational. They also receive certification in wild land firefighting, blood borne pathogens, flashover training, and trench rescue awareness.


For more information about the El Camino Fire Academy, call 310-660-3593, Ext. 6589, or go to

Last Published 12/21/16