Career Education

PSA’s Career Technical Education program provides pathways to employment in multiple industry sectors– Business and Finance, Building and Construction, Health Science and Medical Technology, and Manufacturing and Product Development. Classes include Accounting, Clinical Medical Assistant, Microsoft Office for the Workplace, and Introduction to Welding, all taught by teachers who possess California Teaching Credentials in their areas of expertise. 

Get Hired

A Get Hired Workshop is designed to help you improve your chances of landing a job. A credentialed instructor will provide job seekers with valuable insights, tools, and strategies for searching for jobs, writing a cover letter and resume, and developing interviewing skills.

Get Hired Workshop*

Computer Skills

Do you need to develop your computer skills for the workplace? PSA provides a variety of classes to meet your needs, including an indepth Excel course that will prepare you for the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel certification exam.

♦ Basic Computer Skills*
♦ Introduction to Google Workspace*
♦ Microsoft Office 2019 and 365
♦ Excel 2019 and 365

*Free Class


A career in bookkeeping can be a stable and fulfilling choice, as businesses of all sizes require accurate financial records. Gain knowledge and expertise from our Accounting Essentials class that can help you make informed financial decisions and ensure compliance with tax and regulatory requirements. This class will prepare you for the Intuit Certified Bookkeeping Professional exam.

QuickBooks Online is a cloud-based accounting software platform developed by Intuit. QuickBooks Online is designed to help businesses and individuals manage their financial data, including accounting, bookkeeping, and related tasks, from anywhere with an internet connection. QuickBooks Online offers a range of features and tools to simplify financial management, making it a popular choice for businesses of various sizes. Placer School for Adults QuickBooks Online class will prepare you for the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User exam.  

♦ Accounting Essentials
♦ Quickbooks Online (Fall 2024) 

Starting your Own Business

Want to start your own business? Get step-by-step information and the essentials you need to get going. Topics covered include writing a business plan, how to finance your business, licenses and permits, insurance, communication tools, accounting and cash flow, marketing, and more.

♦ Starting Your Own Business* 

Become A Notary Public

Becoming a Notary Public Start your own business or add to your current business working as a Notary Public. As a public servant commissioned by the Secretary of State, the Notary Public protects the integrity of legal and personal documents. This one-day course will teach you everything you need to know to pass the state notary exam and become a successful Notary Public or renew your existing Notary Public commission. Take this class as the first step to becoming a loan signing agent! Not eligible for early bird discount.

♦ Become a Notary Public 

Loan Signing Agent

This class provides the professional training you need to successfully guide signers through signing their loan documents. Signing agents make $75-$150 for each signing appointment. Work when you’re available–no time commitment required! You don’t need experience with loans or real estate, but applicants must first take a Notary Public class in order to take this class. Not eligible for early bird discount.

♦ Make Extra Money as a Loan Signing Agent 

Grow with Google

Google Career Certificates allow you to gain in-demand job skills with flexible online training programs that are designed to put you on the fast track to jobs in high-growth fields. Learn 100% online with hands-on practice based learning. A credentialed instructor is available to help with questions and keep you on track to finish your certificates. No experience necessary. These classes are free and available in English and Spanish. 

Digital Marketing and E-Commerce* 

Get started in the high-growth fields of digital marketing and e-commerce with a professional certificate from Google. Learn to manage digital marketing campaigns, attract and engage customers, and sell products online. 

UX Design* 

Get started in the fast-growing field of user experience (UX) design with a professional certificate developed by Google. Learn the foundations of UX design, including empathizing with users, building wireframes and prototypes, and conducting research to test your designs. 

Project Management* 

Get started in the high-growth field of project management with a professional certificate developed by Google. Discover how to manage projects efficiently and effectively, using traditional and agile methods. 

Data Analytics*

Whether you’re just getting started or want to take the next step in the high-growth field of data analytics, professional certificates from Google can help you gain in-demand skills. You’ll learn about R programming, SQL, Python, Tableau, and more 

IT Support*
Whether you’re just getting started or want to take the next step in the high-growth field of IT, professional certificates from Google can help you gain in-demand skills. You’ll learn about troubleshooting, customer support, system administration, Python, and more. 


Prepare for a career as a cybersecurity analyst with a professional certificate from Google. Learn job-ready skills that are in-demand, like how to identify common risks, threats, and vulnerabilities, as well as the techniques to mitigate them 

Clinical Medical Assistant Clinical

Clinical Medical Assistants work with physicians and help make sure that medical practices run efficiently, that patients receive proper care, and that healthcare providers have accurate and up-to-date information to ensure they can make informed decisions.

Clinical Medical Assistants take and record patients’ personal information. They must be able to keep that information confidential and discuss it only with other medical personnel involved in treating the patient. Electronic health records (EHRs) are generally used in most medical facilities. Clinical Medical Assistants must be computer proficient and must learn the EHR software that their office uses quickly.

♦ Clinical Medical Assisting 

Truck Driving

 Western Pacific Truck School’s Tractor/Trailer Operator Program is 160 hours and includes classroom/lab and field/practical training (actual driving, backing skills, and observation time). Students are trained on equipment commonly used in the trucking industry. After successfully completing our Tractor/ Trailer Operator program and obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License, men and women are prepared to become professional entrylevel truck drivers. To register for this program, call 800-333-1233.

♦ Western Pacific Truck School Tractor/Trailer Operator Program 


Welding in its various forms is required in a variety of fields, including agriculture mechanics, automotive, construction, HVAC, and manufacturing. Our welding class will help students gain basic proficiency in Stick, MIG, and TIG welding. Learn the basics in a fully outfitted metalworking lab. Interested students can earn college credit through Sierra College upon course completion.

♦ Introductory Welding