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Career and Technical Education Center



CTEC Mission

The Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) fully prepares adults to be successfully employed in demand occupations.

CTEC Vision

CTEC is committed to providing high quality education and training in a supportive setting in partnership with business and industry enabling students to be fully prepared to succeed in their chosen occupations. CTEC is also committed to collaborating with other agencies and organizations in creating and sustaining an efficient workforce and economic development system.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

CNA Flyer

Interested in becoming a CNA?!  

Call 925-685-7340 x6730 to be added to our interest list or go to Opportunity Junction's website and fill out a quick intake form. Then see the steps below in order to be eligible to enroll!

This program is designed to train the student to function as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). The CNA training program teaches the technical and professional skills necessary to effectively work as a nursing assistant and pass the national certification examination, and prepares students for employment in the health care field. The course includes expanded professional skills-building around how to work respectfully with facility residents and their families, how to identify and resolve problems that arise around human or institutional needs, and stress management.


Dental Assistant

Dental Program

Real world training for real world jobs!

Jane KeatingJane Keating set a goal to obtain skills that would lead her to full time employment. Jane joined the Administrative Assistant program in September 2012, starting with a beginning keyboarding class. Within a year, she successfully completed the computer applications component, the office skills course and a work-based activity (internship). In September 2013, Jane was awarded a program completion certificate and the following month became employed as a full time secretary at a local high school. She is excited to work with students along their path to graduation.


Arjun DhillonArjun Dhillon, while a student in the Surgical Technologist program, submitted an essay and application for a Foundation for Surgical Technology Award. He received $750 to further his surgical technology education, one of only a dozen students from across the nation to receive this award! Arjun was able to gain employment soon after graduation at an Oakland surgery center and with the California Transplant Donor Network. He truly enjoys helping people and working as part of a team.



CTEC Assessment and Orientation



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CTEC Catalog of Programs 2018-2019



VA Education Benefits

United States Department of Veterans Affairs



As a Veteran, you may be eligible for educational benefits through numerous GI Bill programs. Once you’ve decided to use your GI Bill benefits it’s important to choose the proper school and type of training. VA’s decision-making tools will help you get the most from your benefits. Click here for more information.

Fees and Refunds


Fees are based on a minimum number of enrollments. Classes may be canceled, hours reduced or fees increased if minimum enrollments are not achieved.

Forms of Payment

Cash, check, money order, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) accepted at either Loma Vista Adult Center or at Pleasant Hill Education Center. A bank fee is charged on all returned checks.

Refund Policy

For all Adult Education classes, not including CTEC programs, requests for refunds must be received no later than two working days prior to the start of class. A $15 processing fee will be deducted from each refund. No refunds after class start date. A full refund (no processing fee) will be given to students if Adult Education cancels the class. Refunds for CTEC programs are made according to a specified refund schedule. For refund details, see Board Policy and Administrative Regulation #6200.