Career Technical Education (CTE)

Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs/courses are designed to help students of all ages enter the workforce quickly or to update work skills. CTE courses provide academic and technical skills (or, knowledge and training) necessary to be successful in the current and ever changing workplace.

Programs in Technology, Construction, Healthcare, Fire Technology, Automotive, Computer Information Systems, Administration of Justice and Drafting/Engineering are examples of the variety of course and career choices.

Program courses are offered in sequence, can be very short in duration, 2-3 hours or a few weeks, some are longer (one to four semesters, depending on the program). Courses may start on various cycles and not always tied to a semester schedule. Many courses are seen as “stackable certificates.”


Agencies Providing Career Technical Education

Nevada County Department of Social Services CalWORKs Program
Services: Families with minor children, employment services, jobs search and training, and interview preparation.
715 Maltman Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945 View Map »
(415) 265-1760

One Stop Business and Career Center
Services: Employment services, one-on-one career counseling, internships, work experience, on-the-job training, business services and HR support to local businesses.
715 Maltman Drive, Grass Valley View Map »
(530) 265-7088

Placer School for Adults – Main  Campus
Services: Computer training, counseling, and Microsoft Windows and Office certificates.
3775 Richardson Dr, Auburn, CA 95602 View Map »
(530) 885-8585

Placer School for Adults – Career Center
Services: Computer training, career counseling, resume building, and typing certificates.
1919 Grass Valley Hwy,  Auburn, CA 95603 View Map »
(530) 885-8585

Placer County CalWorks – Employment Services
Services: Job Readiness classes, job skills workshops (including topics such as interview skills, soft skills, addressing barriers to employment, LinkedIn, targeting a resume, dressing for success), mock interviews, job search huddles, job fairs and job connection events, and life skills group.
1000 Sunset Blvd. Suite 100, Rocklin CA 95765 View Map »
(916) 784-6000

Roseville Connection (Golden Sierra)
Services: Internships, skills training, computer and internet access, career assessments, computer workshops, one-stop services, tutoring, and job fairs.
115 Ascot Drive, Suite 180, Roseville, CA 95661 View Map »
(916) 746-7722

Sierra College
Services: Academic support, specialized programs, skills certificates, and certificates of achievement.
5100 Sierra College Blvd. Rocklin, CA 95677 View Map »
(916) 660-7870 & (916) 660-7824 &