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

Housing construction continues to be a growing sector of the California labor market. Builders struggle to find individuals with the entry-level construction 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, construction based math, introduction to blueprints, and job site safety in preparation for your first job in the construction field.

Business and Finance
♦ Accounting ♦ Microsoft in the WorkPlace ♦ Excel 2019 ♦ 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.

Health Science and Medical Technology

Clinical Medical Assistant Home Care Aide Basics Medical Terminology

Employment In the medical field is projected to be one of the fastest growing industry sectors in the next 25 years. Our Home Care Aide Basics and Clinical Medical Assistant courses are hands-on and aligned with current industry standards and will prepare students to perform basic supportive procedures to care for patients while learning proper terminology. Students are encouraged to attend our free class orientations

Manufacturing and Product Development

♦ Welding

Welding in its various forms is required in a variety of fields including agriculture mechanics, automotive, construction, HVAC, and manufacturing. Our welding program 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.

Workforce Preparation

Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019 ♦ Making Solid Career Choices
♦ Google Apps for the Business Professional ♦
5 Easy Steps to Boost Your Job Prospects! ♦ Employability Skills Required by the 21st Century Workplace

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!"