Career Technical Education

Placer School for Adults has a robust Career Technical Education program offering students pathways to employment in multiple industry sectors. Classes include Accounting, Clinical Medical Assistant, Construction Pre-Apprenticeship, Microsoft Office Applications, and Welding. Every teacher in the program is an expert in their field and possesses a California Teaching Credential.

Building and Construction Trades
Construction PreApprenticeship
Welding 1A: Introductory Welding for Metalworking

Housing construction continues to be a growing sector of the California labor market. Builders and manufacturers struggle to find individuals with the entry level skills required to work safely and efficiently on the job site. Our skilled instructors, in combination with guest speakers from the field, will provide you with training on tool and equipment basics, industry based math, introduction to blueprints, and job site safety in preparation for your first job in the construction field.

Manufacturing and Product Development

♦ Introduction to Manufacturing
Welding 1A: Introductory Welding for Metalworking

Explore different career pathways within the manufacturing sector with our Introduction to Manufacturing class. Examples include sheet metal, welding, machining/CNC, plastics, and electronics. Students will also be exposed to safety protocols and design work.

Interested in Welding?
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 from a certified welder in a fully outfitted metalworking lab. Interested students can earn college credit through Sierra College upon completion of the course.

Health Science and Medical Technology

Clinical Medical Assistant

It is projected that 18.7 million health care workers will be needed between 2019 and 2029 to fill new jobs and to replace individuals expected to leave or retire over the same period.

Interested in a career as a clinical medical assistant? PSA’s hands-on course is aligned with current industry standards and will prepare you to record patient history, measure vital signs, administer injections and medications, prepare blood samples for laboratory tests and assist physicians with patient examinations. For more information on our clinical medical assisting program please complete our interest form by clicking here and a staff member will contact you.

Business and Finance
♦ Microsoft Office Applications in the WorkPlace
♦ Excel 2019
♦ Accounting
♦ QuickBooks

The Administrative Professional Pathway consists of classes that are geared towards preparing students to work in a clerical support role in a professional office setting. Courses focused on the use of Microsoft Office Applications will assist students to promote into administrative professional assistant positions. Accounting and QuickBooks classes will allow students to qualify for executive assistant positions that require higher-level budgeting and bookkeeping skills.


Workforce Preparation

Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019
♦ Google Apps for the Business Professional
♦ Employability Skills Required by the 21st Century Workplace
♦Essential Skills to Empower Your Career

There are a number of skills and products required for students to enter or re-enter the workplace. Students may need to explore career options, brush up on basic computer skills, search for job openings, and craft a cover letter and resume targeted for the desired job. PSA provides a variety of courses to assist the student to be "workforce prepared!"