Honors for De Anza Programs

State officials have announced awards for 23 career training programs at De Anza College, recognizing their track record of helping students make significant financial or employment gains.

The California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office presented Strong Workforce Star awards for programs that met or surpassed state goals in one or more of these categories:

  • Graduates' earnings increased by at least 50 percent
  • At least 70 percent of graduates earned at or above the regional standard for a living wage 
  • At least 90 percent of graduates found work in a job similar to their chosen field of study 

Each of these is considered an important step toward “building a skilled workforce and advancing personal social mobility.”

Nursing Program Earns Gold Star

three nursing students smilingDe Anza's Nursing program earned special recognition with a Strong Workforce Gold Star, after its students met or surpassed state goals in all three key areas.

In addition, the programs listed below received silver or bronze stars for meeting one or more goals.

Programs and Areas of Recognition


Increased Earnings 

Regional Living Wage

Working in Chosen Field

Accounting X    
Accounting: Taxation     X
Administration of Justice and Law Enforcement X    
Advanced Engine Performance Technology X    
Business Administration X    
Child Development     X
CIS: Business Programming X    
Clinical Laboratory Assistant X    
CNC Machinist X X  
Database Design for Developers   X X
Entrepreneurship X X  
Environmental Compliance and Pollution Prevention X    
Film/Television Production: Animation X    
Film/Television Production: Television X    
Graphic Design X    
Journalism X    
Management   X X
Medical Assisting X    
Network Administration X X  
Paralegal Studies X    
Professional Photography     X
Real Estate   X  
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