We develop skilled workers, strong families, and successful communities by offering education that helps students reach both personal and career goals at any stage of adult life.

Dedicated Staff
Our support staff helps students set and achieve their college, career, and community goals.
Growth Opportunities
We offer various opportunities to socialize with your peers and get involved in our community.
Career Preparation
Employment Development Department (EDD) approved courses with industry expert instructors.
Flexible Schedules
Learn at your own pace with individualized training and instructor support with convenient class hours.

Career Education Programs

Call us at (650) 558-2116 to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor.
The advisor will assist you in determining the best course to meet your personal, vocational, or academic goals.

Professional Communications for Business & Beyond

Provides the essential communication skills you need to thrive in any workplace environment and become a confident leader.

Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Technician

This comprehensive course will prepare you to enter the pharmacy field and take the PTCB exam.

Modern Office Technology
Office Support Specialist Training Program
Get training on Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and gain additional workplace skills pertaining to customer service, business ethics, and more. Satisfactory completion of each Microsoft class can earn you 3 college units for a total of up to 9 college units for all three classes.
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Kathy Guardia
Kathy Guardia
Career Education Graduate

There are many things that I like about San Mateo Adult School (SMAS). Students are placed in the right class for them according to their results of the placement test. Students can join different clubs and engage in social activities. There is an option for everybody. But what I absolutely love about SMAS is the diversity, not only from the students, but also the teachers and the administrative personnel at the SMART Center who provide excellent service and help and encourage students with all types of backgrounds.

Kathy is a graduate of the Career Education Program and earned her Southwest Airlines Professional Communications industry-certification in Summer 2019.

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