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Vocational Programs

California Career Zone - free site for students to check out careers, includes" reality check" - how much do you need to live, how much will you make.


Charles Connie Meng Scholarship Program for Vocational Training The scholarships are up to $500 for young people in community college vocational training programs in Alameda County. Not for students going to a four-year institution.  Applications available in the College Career Center.

East Bay Career Advancement Academy

The College of Alameda is the place to start your transportation technology career now!

EBCAA is designed to give you a bridge to the transportation technology industry, including good careers in: Diesel Mechanics, Auto Body, Auto Mechanics and Avaiation.

For more information:  Lois Reid, Counselor, or (510) 522- 7221 x4531

Prehospital Education: EMT/ Paramedic

Sacramento State - through their College of Continuing Education is offering the regions newest Prehospital Education program with EMT/Paramedic courses.

Unitek Education  - EMT Training

Careers in Firefighting

Chabot College EMT and Fire Technology Program -  2 year and 4 year degree program


National College of Technical Instruction

- Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

- 911 Communication Courses

Universal Technical Institute (Sacramento)

Universal Technical Institute Inc. (UTI) is a nationwide provider of technical education training for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians.

Through our nationwide campus-based school system, UTI offers specialized technical education programs under the banner of several well-known brands, including Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI), Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) and NASCAR Technical Institute (NTI).


At their Sacramento Location:

Core Programs

  • Automotive Technology Training Program
  • Diesel & Industrial Technology Training Program
  • Collision Repair & Refinish Technology Training Program (CRRT)


  • Ford Accelerated Credential Training (FACT)
  • International Technician Education Program (ITEP)
  • Nissan Advanced Technology Training (NATT)
  • Toyota Professional Automotive Training (TPAT)
  • EPA Certification for Refrigerant Handling
  • California State Smog Certification Training

Manufacturer Specific Advanced Training (MSAT) Programs

  • International Technician Education Program (ITEP)


  • Download the UTI Sacramento housing brochure (PDF) on the website
Career & Technical Education Programs at College of Alameda

At the College of Alameda, you can earn a vocational certificate or a two-year associate's degree, and prepare for certification or apprenticeship in your chosen career field.  For more information

  • Apparel Design and Merchandising
  • Business
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Dental Assisting  (applications due April 1st for Fall Semester and Nov.1st for Spring semester)
  • Auto Body and Paint
  • Automotive Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Diesel and Truck Mechanics
Careers in Healthcare

Kaiser Permenente School of Allied Health Science has a campus in Richmond.

Core Programs available:

Short Term programs in PHLEBOTOMY, MAMMOGRAPHY, VENIPUNCTURE and more.

Job Corps

Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training. For more information about the Job Corps program at a national level, please visit our Official Public Web Site.

At Treasure Island Job Corps Center, we support the Job Corps program's mission of teaching eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and placing them in meaningful jobs or further education. At the Treasure Island Job Coprs Center they off career training in the following areas:

  • Carpentry
  • Cement Masonry
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Culinary Arts (Basic Advanced)
  • Electrical
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Office Assistant
  • Painting
  • Plastering
  • Security
California Culinary Academy


  • Associate of Occupational Studies in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts and Hospitality and Restaurant Management

  • Certificate in Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Baking

  • Finanicial Aid available for those who qualify

  • Scholarship Opportunities

  • Career placement assistance and externships

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