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Program Information

What is College and Career Advantage (CCA)?


  • State-funded education, providing career/technical preparation and guidance to meet identified educational standards and industry needs.
  • Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
  • Career preparation and sequential learning designed to improve academic skills.
    • Fully credentialed teachers, experienced in their related industries.
    • Elective courses that may include (unpaid) internships and may articulate with local Community Colleges.
    • Courses that combine employment with advanced instruction, for high school students only.

Mission Statement


College and Career Advantage (CCA) provides high quality, relevant and engaging career technical education that prepares students for career and academic success.

Why take a CCA class?


  • High school students earn grades and credits toward graduation:
    • Gain experience required for immediate employment
    • Participate in courses that offer internships
    • Earn certificates of completion
    • Experience careers that may assist in choosing college majors and enhance college admission applications


  • Adults may:
    • Attain basic skills for a particular job
    • Upgrade skills to further career opportunities
    • Upgrade skills to further career opportunities
    • Make a smooth transition to a new career

Who can take CCA classes?


  • CCA courses are offered to all high school students and adults without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical disability, medical condition, or marital status.

Where do I register for courses?


  • High school students should see their Academic Advisor at the high school. 
  • High School students do not pay any registration fees. 
  • Students attending alternative high schools may call 949-234-9464 for information.
  • Adults must register in person at the CCE main campus during published registration dates. Watch our website for details.


College and Career Advantage (CCA)is an equal opportunity employer.  All career and technical education courses offered without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical disability, medical condition, or marital status. 

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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