LBCC officials encourage student enrollment in light of AB 19’s implementation, new CTE programs

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Long Beach City College (LBCC) will see two landmark changes this upcoming fall semester– tuition-free education for two years to all qualified Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) students, and seven new and revised Career Technical Education (CTE) programs.

Both will occur at the start of fall of 2019, according to LBCC officials this week.

With the implementation of Aseembly Bill 19 (AB 19), California residents are now able to receive one year free at California community colleges if they enroll full-time. All LBUSD students who graduated in June 2019 are automatically eligible for the second year tuition-free if they attend LBCC’s fall semester, which starts in August 2019. The LBCC Foundation provides the second tuition-free year.

The new and revised CTE programs are: Advanced Manufacturing Technology; Advanced Transportation Technology; Automotive Technology; Construction Technology; Electrical Technology; Engineering Technology; and Welding Technology.

Many of these programs offer certificates that could be achieved within an academic year or less. Several of these programs also offer an associate’s degree.

LBCC’s fall-semester courses take place from Aug. 26 through Dec. 14, with short-term classes running in between.

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