Career and Technical Education Council (CTEC)

CTE Council

About the Committee


Advocates for Bakersfield College’s Career and Technical Education programs using transparent processes to promote the development, expansion, and improvement of Career and Technical Education programs on campus.


Shares best practices related to program development in career and technical education areas through state, district, departmental, and advisory board updates.


Ensures that programs are in alignment with industry standards and statewide pathways providing opportunities for students to develop desirable employee skills.


Fosters collaboration for 2+2+2 partnerships with high schools and four-year universities.


Ensures that allocation of Perkins IV funds meet appropriate uses and maximizes utilization and levering of resources for departmental projects.

Career and Technical Education Council Charge document reviewed and approved in Fall 2017.


Role/Purpose, & Scope

CTEC membership is responsible for completion of the VTEA plan, assessment of Core Indicator Reports, CTE curriculum review and CTE Program Review (as part of the College Annual Program Review process)

Responsible for ensuring that CTE Programs meet Core Indicator negotiated level

Makes recommendations to VP of Academic Affairs regarding utilization of VTEA funds

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Council communicates with Deans of CTE, Deans of Instruction, and the Vice President of Instruction.


Committee Website

This Career & Technical Education Council website is maintained by Keston Lyman,





Program Manager - Student Employment Stephanie Baltazar
Program Director - CTE Anthony Cordova
Dean of Instruction-EIT Jason Dixon
Program Manager BCAE Endee Grijalva
Director of Financial Aid Jennifer Achan
Dean of Instruction Emmanuel Mourtzanos
Dean of Instruction-CTE Cornelio Rodriguez



Allied Health Faculty Sarah Baron
Agriculture Faculty Bill Barnes
FACE Faculty Leah Carter
Counselor Dinorah Castro
Agriculture Department Chair Gregory Cluff
Allied Health Nursing Programs Carla Gard
Allied Health Paramedic Instructor Christine Harkeer
Health Information Technology Ayan Hill
Engineering/Industrial Technology Instructor Catherine Jones
Agriculture Faculty Bill Kelly
Allied Health Faculty Debbie Kennedy
Foreign Language Faculty Lynn Krause
Agriculture Faculty Chris McCraw
Substance Abuse Instructor Mia Ocean
Agriculture Faculty - Chair Lindsay Ono
Radiologic Technology Faculty - Chair Nancy Perkins
Engineering and Industrial Technology Faculty Vic Posey
Engineering and Industrial Technology Faculty Josh Ralls
Agriculture Faculty Leann Riley
Agriculture Faculty Matt Riley
Agriculture Faculty James Selgrath
Art Department Chair Kris Stallworth
Family and Consumer Education Faculty Suzanne Tangerman
Family and Consumer Education Faculty Bernadette Towns
Business Management and Information Technology Faculty Phil Whitney



Educational Advisor Lupe Alguirre
Job Development Specialist Vikki Coffee
Career and Technical Education Educational Advisor Dominica Rivera-Dominguez
Career and Technical Education Educational Advisor Pamela Gomez
Job Development Specialist Beth Marie Harrison


All Career & Technical Education faculty are welcome to join the Career & Techinical Education Council.


CTE Advisory Groups

Career and Technical Education prepares students for a wide range of high-wage, high skill, high-demand careers. CTE is at the forefront of preparing students to succeed in fast-growing, high-growth industries around the country. According to the California Community Colleges Task Force on Workforce Job Creation and a Strong Economy, the labor market is increasingly demanding a more skilled workforce and by 2020 65% of all job openings in the U.S. will require some postsecondary education or training - though not necessarily a four year degree.

It is our mission to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce. For more information on the different Career and Technical Education programs that Bakersfield College has to offer, visit the Career Pathways webpage.


Committee Members
To access the minutes, agendas, and attachments for the CTE Advisory Groups, please login to the CTE SharePoint.