LGBT Education

The LGBT Education Program prepares students pursuing careers in a variety of fields that serve LGBTQ populations.  This program supports students currently earning certificates or degrees in child development, education, criminal justice, human services, all health occupations, business and hospitality. It is ideal for anyone work with and serving members of the LGBTQ community. The program also prepares students for transfer to colleges and universities offering advanced degrees in LGBT Studies. 

The interdisciplinary nature of the program and its attention to diversity and inclusivity in occupations that serve the public, provides valuable career training for future and incumbent teachers who are required to deliver curriculum required by California's Fair and Inclusive Education Act; prepares those entering or currently serving in the variety of health occupations and criminal justice positions with necessary information to better serve patients and the public; uniquely prepares those entering skilled technical careers with information and tools to work within a diverse group of colleagues. Furthermore, it is ideal for anyone interested in working for non-profit organizations related to the LGBT community.

Career Opportunities

A degree or certification in LGBT education supports the work of educators, health care and emergency medical professionals, criminal justice professions, human services professions, business professionals, and those seeking work in the hospitality industry.  Knowledge about sexual orientation and gender identity minorities is essential for anyone working in in a job that interacts with other people.

Contact Information


Career Education and Workforce Development
Building 3300
Phone: (707) 256-7258


Dr. Douglas Marriott
Senior Dean, Career Education and Workforce Development
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, 94558, Napa, CA

Program Coordinator

Faye Smyle
Professor, Child and Family Studies and Education
2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, 94558, Napa, CA
Phone: (707) 256-7753