Career Technical 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, Basic Construction Skills, 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.

Building and Construction Trades
♦ Basic Construction Skills
Introduction to Welding

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.

Health Science and Medical Technology

Clinical Medical Assistant Program

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 pass the National Healthcareer Clinical Medical Assistant certification exam. You will learn 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

For more information on our clinical medical assisting program please complete our interest form by clicking here and a staff member will contact you.

Manufacturing and Product Development

♦ Introduction to Manufacturing
Introduction to Welding

Explore different career pathways within the manufacturing sector with our Introduction to Manufacturing class. Topics include sheet metal, welding, machining/CNC, plastics, and electronics.

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. Students also have the option of earning college credit through Sierra College upon completion of the course.

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 on Microsoft Office applications will help you get administrative assistant positions. Accounting and QuickBooks courses will qualify you for promotion into executive assistant positions that require higher-level budgeting and bookkeeping skills.

Workforce Preparation

♦ Basic Computer Skills for English Language Learners
♦ Get Hired: Career Exploration
♦ Get Hired: Job Search
♦ Get Hired: Resume
♦ Get Hired: Cover Letter
♦ Get Hired: Interview Skills
♦ Introduction to the PC and Windows 10
♦ Introduction to Microsoft Office 2019
♦ Introduction to Google Workspace
♦ Introduction to Mac

Looking to enter or re-enter the workplace? You may want to explore career options, brush up on basic computer skills, learn to search for job openings, and/or craft a targeted resume and cover letter. PSA provides a variety of courses and workshops to help in these endeavors.