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CET - Durham

807 E. Main Street, Durham, NC

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Center for Employment Training Schools

Center for Employment Training, commonly referred to as CET, is a system of schools that provide career training programs for interested individuals. The school is comprised of seventeen campuses in five states, with most of the schools being located within the state of California. The school was established in 1967 to provide educational opportunities for migrant workers coming into the United States. Over time the program was expanded, and its success relative to other similar schools was so great that it received funding to replicate its training model in other states.

Students who attend a CET campus will learn to work in a given field or industry through the tutelage of experienced and professional instructors. Facilities are designed to emulate real world settings in order to familiarize and acquaint students with environments that they will be working in. Upon completion students will receive a certificate that demonstrates competency for potential employers. The school primarily deals with disadvantaged populations as part of its mandate for improving social conditions.

Programs offered include:

  • Accounting
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Medical Assistant
  • Truck Driver

Durham Location

The Durham branch of Center for Employment Training is located at 807 E. Main Street. This campus has graduated approximately 330 students over the last few years. This location offers services for students in the form of remedial education classes for licensure preparation or admissions requirements, career counseling assistance to help students define their goals, and post-graduation job placement options. You can learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting cetweb.org.

Programs Offered

The following is a list of programs offered at CET - Durham. Available programs may be different than those listed. For a complete list of programs available students may visit the school's website or call the school at (408) 287-7924.

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Medical Administration (810 Hours)

The medical administration program takes about six months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $9,000*
  • Around 30 students completed the medical administration program last year
  • The length of the medical administration program is about 6 months

Data Entry Technology (900 Hours)

The data entry technology program takes about seven months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $10,000*
  • Graduates in repayment, have an estimated repayment rate of 38%**
  • Upon completion of this program, students owe on average $1,700 in student loans**
  • Last year, more than 20 students completed this program
  • Students complete this program in usually 7 months

Property Management (630 Hours)

The property management program takes about five months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $8,000*
  • Student loans borrowed for this program total about $2,800**
  • Based on published reports, around 30 students completed the property management program last year
  • Takes about 5 months to complete

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Medical Insurance Specialist (630 Hours)

The medical insurance specialist program offered commonly takes about five months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $8,000*
  • $5,300 is the average amount of student loans borrowed for this program**
  • More than 20 students completed this program in the previous reported year
  • Students usually complete the medical insurance specialist program in 5 months

*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates and student loan balances are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The net cost of this school is close to $13,400 annually, after the various types of aid, including scholarships and grants, are taken into consideration. In order to calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. Students wishing to apply to CET - Durham must pay an application fee of $100. The figures listed are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid90%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships87%$3,645
Receiving Student Loans87%$5,046

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 17%.

IPEDS Survey 2008-2011: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.