CET – Coachella

49-111 Highway 111, Ste. 5, Coachella, CA

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.  In fact, nine of the eleven campus locations are located in California which range from Santa Maria to Sacramento.  The other two campus locations are found in Alexandria, Virginia and El Paso, Texas.

The roots of the school trace back over fifty years.  Specifically, 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
  • Business Management
  • Construction Management
  • Medical Assistant
  • Automotive Technician
  • Electrician
  • Welding Fabrication
  • HVAC Specialist
  • Green Technology
  • Machine Technology / CNC
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Medical Assistant
  • Truck Driver

Financial aid may be available to qualifying students.  Examples of financial aid can include Pell Grants, scholarships, FSEOG, Federal work study, PLUS, student loans, and/or CHAFEE.  For additional information on CET, campus locations, or degree programs that may be a fit for you, simply request information on our portal and the school will be in touch to help you learn more.

Coachella Location

CET – Coachella is located at 49-111 Highway 111, Ste. 5 in the city of Coachella. Approximately 150 students graduate from this campus each year. This location offers services for students in the form of job placement options for students after graduation, career guidance for students in need of assistance, and remedial education classes for program or licensure preparation. To learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting

Programs Offered

CET – Coachella have offered the programs listed below. Not all programs currently offered by this school may be listed below. Students may contact the school at (408) 287-7924 to confirm programs or obtain additional information.

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Data entry technology program takes ,as reported, eight months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition costs are estimated to be $12,000*
  • Around 60 students completed the data entry technology program last year
  • Students complete this program in usually 8 months

The building construction technology program offered commonly takes about eight months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition costs are estimated to be $12,000*
  • Around 50 students completed the building construction technology program last year
  • Students usually complete the building construction technology program in 8 months

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The heating and air conditioning (HVAC) program offered commonly takes about eight months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition costs are estimated to be $12,000*
  • Last year, more than 40 students completed this program
  • The length of the heating and air conditioning (HVAC) program is about 8 months

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*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current 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 Aid75%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships72%$9,804
Receiving Student Loans39%$6,288

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