Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Studies

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Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Studies


The Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Studies (BSCTS) is designed to prepare individuals with practical, marketable skills to successfully enter new careers or advance in their current fields.

As a 100% online degree completion program, BSCTS is designed specifically for working adults, so you can take classes while still balancing all of life’s other responsibilities. BSCTS also allows you to receive credit for your work experience, so you can apply your real-life skills to your studies and earn your degree faster.  

What can I do with a BSCTS degree?

Most students continue to work in their current field. However, you can do almost anything you want with your degree. A bachelor’s degree is valuable no matter what subject you study, especially a versatile major like Career and Technical Studies. As California faces a shortage of almost a million college-educated workers by 2025, having a degree will open many doors for career opportunities and advancement.

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BSCTS Program Information Session

Meeting ID:  835 3425 1368
Passcode: 012023

“The flexibility of the classes allowed me to continue to work and learn skills that were applicable to my job. I was able to apply content I learned in class and the mentorship from instructors directly to my career and my life.” – Jon Wedding, Career and Technical Studies graduate 


This degree program provides students with:

  • the flexibility of online courses 
  • the ability to utilize previous work experience for academic credit
  • enhancement of job training skills
  • pay scale mobility and professional status
  • the opportunity to teach and train others about their life’s work
  • a stepping stone to a graduate program
  • experienced faculty
  • further career possibilities


This program provides training for those who wish to facilitate the development of the emerging workforce in both traditional and non-traditional settings. This program does not include a credential. 

Past BSCTS graduates have followed their paths to become: 

  • teachers in regional occupation programs, private post-secondary institutions, community colleges, correctional facilities and adult schools
  • trainers and facilitators in public or private industry
  • school and career counselors
  • human resource recruiters and placement personnel
  • mediators or labor relations specialists
  • educational administrators
  • school-to-work coordinators
  • learning specialists
  • administrators, managers and supervisors in public or private industry
  • small business owners and entrepreneurs
  • consultants in business, industry and education


BSCTS Program requires that students have three years, full-time, paid work experience in a career technical/educational/business field. 

Advising and Student Services

Academic advising and student support is critical to success in the BSCTS program and the program staff is committed to making success possible for each student. As a returning adult student, it can be daunting to find your way through the CSU system and the BSCTS staff is here to make that transition as smooth as possible.

The program offers personalized academic advising to guide students as they complete their bachelor’s degree at Sacramento State. It is important to stay current with your academic advising sessions and the BSCTS staff recommends scheduling an appointment once per semester. The BSCTS staff also offers assistance and acts as facilitators with other university departments such as Admissions & Records.

Course Listing

Career and Technical Studies Courses