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Career Education

Through hands-on learning and extensive resources, San Mateo Adult & Career Education will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to advance your career in a high demand industry.

Career and Professional Development

Construction Math Prep
Get help to pass your local union math and mechanical exam and oral interview! San Mateo Adult & Career Education and Building Trades Workforce Initiative have partnered to offer this CONSTRUCTION MATH TEST PREP PROGRAM to help students successfully pass local union Apprenticeship Exams! Unions include Plumbers, Pipefitters, Welders, HVAC, Sprinkler Fitters, Electricians, Sheet Metal workers, Operating Engineers, Insulators, and more!
Professional Communications
This program provides the essential communication skills you need to thrive in any workplace environment and become a confident leader. This interactive course prepares you to thrive in any workplace by developing your skills tp understand how to communicate in professional environments.
Micorsoft Office Specialist(MOS) Word 2016 will demonstrates that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Word by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2016 certification. Successful candidates for the Word 2016 certification have a fundamental understanding of the Word environment and the ability to complete tasks independently. It will give students and workforce candidates the power to chart their own course, fulfill their ambition, and realize their potential.

Healthcare Education

Clinical Medical Assistant
Students will train to assist the physician in providing quality patient care. Students will learn to obtain patient vital signs, assist with minor medical procedures, perform simple laboratory tests, give injections, perform venipuncture (phlebotomy), administer medications and more. The Program can prepare you to take the national certification exam for a Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA) through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
Dispensing Optician Course
Cañada College Continuing Education and San Mateo Adult & Career Education School have collaborated to offer this Dispensing Opticians Certificate Program taught by licensed instructor Lynnette Garcia and Jeramie Tolentino. The Dispensing Opticians Training Program offers students the foundational work to not only begin a career in optical, but to also acquire ABO board certification, leading to better pay and more opportunity for career advancement in the optical industry.
HealthCare Basics
This course will introduce students to the principles of medical terminology and healthcare communication and is designed to integrate literacy workforce preparation and workforce training. This course is an excellent way to explore the medical field.
Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
Topics covered include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical billing functions, insurance guidelines and compliance training, legal and ethical issues, and basic diagnostic and procedural coding: ICD, CPT AND HCPCS as required by our healthcare system. Learn how to work with healthcare professional to determine care services and manage claim processing.
Pharmacy Technician
The health industry has a high demand for Pharmacy Technicians. This comprehensive course will prepare you to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam, plus students get hands-on training both in the classroom and during externship.
The Phlebotomy Technician program is designed to help you acquire the practical knowledge and the specialized skill you will need to draw blood from patients as an entry-level phlebotomist. No previous medical experience is required.
Dental Rover: Sterilization Technician
Dental Rovers are an integral part of every dental team as they support dentists and Registered Dental Assistants to increase the efficiency of the dental office. The Dental Assistant Rover’s primary responsibility is to prepare the examination rooms for appointments by sterilizing instruments and ensuring all necessary equipment is ready for the dentist. Cañada Community College and San Mateo Adult & Career Education School have collaborated to offer this program

Technology, Business, & Finance

AWS Academy Cloud Foundation
This course is intended for students who seek an overall understanding of cloud computing concepts, independent of specific technical roles. It provides a detailed overview of cloud concepts, Amazon Web Services (AWS) core services, security, architecture, pricing, and support. Participants will be prepared to successfully pass the exam to earn their AWS Practitioner Certification to prepare for career opportunities in the cloud field.
AWS Architect Academy
This intermediate-level course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and helps students gain the skills they need to pursue the AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification. Prerequisite: AWS Academy Cloud Foundation Training or equivalent experience.
Office 365 Cloud Essentials
Designed to verify individuals are fully prepared to enter the workforce, this course validates that students have acquired the knowledge and skills required to be effective in their current and future careers. This certification allows employers to identify and connect with more skilled candidates, filling gaps in the labor market and jump-starting individuals’ careers. Includes a final industry-certification exam sponsored by Express Employment Professionals that could lead to job placement.
Computer Lab
Our computer lab is set up for individuals who are seeking to build or enhance their basic computer, typing, Google Basics, or Microsoft Office skills, do homework or get additional tech support. This is for individual study only, with teacher support.
Excel Certification Program
Creation and use of spreadsheets, including spreadsheet design, use of menu systems, basic and advanced formulas and functions, relative and absolute addressing, formatting, printing and graphing. Also includes design and optimization of large and complex spreadsheets, database features, macros, and linking of spreadsheets with other software programs.
Google Basics
This course provides students with a basic overview of the main Google Apps Suite including Gmail, Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, as well as Google Drive. Many employers are using Google as their preferred method of collaboration because it works on all platforms, it's paperless, saves automatically and for students is builds college and career readiness and is free to use with a Google account.
Microsoft Office Basics
Do you need to learn or brush up on your computer skills? Looking to add Microsoft Office applications to your resume? This 10-week course will help you to become proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Intro to Accounting
Basic accounting knowledge and skills are important tools for almost any profession and business. Join us for this 8-week introductory class where we will teach you basic accounting principles and guide you through different facets of accounting. The last part of class will include an introduction to QuickBooks online. This course will help anyone interested in a career in accounting, bookkeeping, finance or owning a business.
QuickBooks Online Comprehensive is a 15-week intensive course leading to mastery of the computer-based accounting software. Approved by Intuit, QuickBooks Online: Comprehensive meets all the objectives of the QuickBooks Certified User exam. It provides essential coverage of the app for employees, company owners, accountants, and others who wish to effectively use the software for their small-business accounting

Why choose us?

We are committed to providing resources for career growth and education for adults in our communities. We also have resources for those who may be underserved or disadvantaged economically or academically. Regardless of your status, we’re here to help you grow your career.

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