Awareness Survey Results

2018 Butte County CTE Awareness Survey Results

The CTE Department of Butte County Office of Education (BCOE) would like to thank everyone who participated in our recent Awareness Survey!

By taking the survey, you helped us to understand how much people know about our department and the programs and services we provide, with the ultimate goal of better supporting students and our community. We now have a much clearer idea of where to focus our energy in the coming months!

Out of the 115 employees who participated, three were randomly selected to receive a $5 Starbucks card. We have already sent them their gift card electronically. The winners were:

  • Uriel Ramirez-Torres
  • Tamera Clark
  • Courtney Howe

Thank you!

Survey Results - Charts and Graphs

What did the participants have to say? Click on an image below to learn more about the results of each section.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

We compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions from our survey. Here are the results!

“What is Butte County CTE?”

Butte County CTE is the CTE Department of the Butte County Office of Education. We offer a wide variety of career programs and services for adults in the county, intended for anyone seeking a new career, a career focus, or upgrading of current skills. Butte County CTE also provides programs and services for CTE educators and administrators, from the Leadership Development Institute, CTEIG Technical Assistance, DSP Training, CTE Online and CTE Teach mentorship.

“What does CTE stand for?”

CTE is the acronym for Career Technical Education, and can include career exploration in middle school, high school CTE courses and pathways, and adult programs designed to prepare adults for employment. To learn more about Butte County CTE, visit our website at

“I was always confused between Career and Technical Education Center and Center for Transforming Education.”

The Career Technical Education (CTE) department and its Center (CTEC) is located in Chico and provides programs to adults ages 18 and over to earn certification and skills for employment, as well as leadership, mentorship and technical assistance for CTE educators and administrators. The Center for Transforming Education (CfTE) is located in Oroville and provides coordinated district support for our local school districts and schools. A major focus of work at the CfTE is professional learning, including Teacher Induction, Administrative leadership support, VAPA and educational technology resources. You can contact them at 532-5663.

“I did not realize that it was no longer called ROP.”

The Butte County CTE Department does still offer programs through its School of ROP as well as through its CTE Center. We also provide many other services for CTE educators and administrators. All of these programs and services are offered under the umbrella of our department, Butte County CTE.

“Did CTE replace ROP?”

No--ROP programs are still offered at our center, in addition to other CTE programs. ROP stands for Regional Occupational Program and is a state-funded Career Technical Education (CTE) program that is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Butte County CTE offers ROP programs as well as additional CTE programs, also accredited by WASC, at our CTE Center.

“Where is the CTE located?”

Butte County CTE is located in Chico at the Butte County CTE Center, 2491 Carmichael Drive, Suite 500, Chico 95928.

“Who is eligible to enroll? What programs are available?"

Anyone age 18 or over is welcome to enroll in our fee-based programs which are designed to prepare you for employment in a number of different fields. Our current programs include Medical Assistant, Registered Dental Assistant, Certified Veterinary Assistant, Professional Welder or Phlebotomy Technician. Soon we will also have programs for Pharmacy Technician and Medical Scribe. We also provide access to Financial Aid resources. Our website has all the information, fees, dates and applications. Our website is

“Wouldn’t it be nice to provide this information to families who enroll in State Preschool? Especially parents who are looking at re-entering the workforce when their children enter full day school?”

Yes! That is a great idea for outreach. Our programs are a great idea for anyone looking to re-enter the workforce! Please share with anyone who you think would benefit.

“I find the new website difficult to use.”

We have been developing a new website that is easier to navigate and update. Be on the lookout for our new site to be unveiled soon!

“Because there were some programs I was not aware of, what kind of community outreach would be available?”

We are working to expand our outreach. We use Facebook, Twitter and the BCOE website to share out our current programs. In addition, we are looking into newspaper, radio and Internet advertising.

Visit us in Chico at the Butte County CTE Center!

2491 Carmichael Drive, Suite 500, Chico

  • Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday closed

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