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Career Technical Education

  • Califonia Community Colleges offer Career Technical degrees and certificates:


    Click here to see a side by side listing of CTE programs at local Community Colleges (current as of February 2018)


    Folsom Lake College

    Sacramento City College

    American River College

    Cosumnes River College

    Sierra College




    Trade Schools: 

    Aviation Institute of Maintenance- FAA approved programs

    Northern California Construction Training- Train for a career in construction 

    Universal Technical Institute- Train for a career as an automotive technician 






    A union apprenticeship is an excellent career choice if you like to work with your hands; are willing to serve an apprenticeship for up to five years, depending on the trade you select; have dexterity, mechanical ability, problem-solving skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a team; want to earn a living wage and good benefits; and want the opportunity to advance in your career.

    • Become skilled in a trade, and get paid to do it - "Earn While You Learn!"
    • Paid "scholarship" - no or low-cost supervised training
    • Full-time employment with career placement built in
    • Progressively increasing wage with excellent benefits
    • Nationally recognized credential - Completion of Apprenticeship Certificate
    • Improved job security and standard of living
    • Opportunity for college credit and/or associate degree
    • Pride and Dignity


    The Northern California Valley Sheet Metal, Heating and Air Conditioning Training Center -Sheet Metal Workers' Apprenticeship Program

    Project STRIPE- Over 12 apprenticeships in construction and energy/utility industries.