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CET – El Centro

294 S 3rd St, El Centro, 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.

El Centro Location

The El Centro branch of Center for Employment Training is located at 294 S 3rd St. Just around a thousand students have graduated from this location in recent years. This campus provides services for students in the form of post-graduation job placement options, career counseling assistance to help students define their goals, and remedial education classes for licensure preparation or admissions requirements. Students may learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting cetweb.org.

Programs Offered

CET – El Centro 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.

Get more information about the programs offered by CET – El Centro by clicking the request information to the right.

The welding program takes about eight months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $12,000*
  • Around 70 students completed the welding program last year
  • Takes about 8 months to complete

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Building construction technology program takes on average eight months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $12,000*
  • Around 60 students completed the building construction technology program last year
  • Takes about 8 months to complete

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The retailing and retail operations program offered on average takes about five months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $9,000*
  • Around 70 students completed the retailing and retail operations program last year
  • The retailing and retail operations program takes about 5 months to complete

Bus and truck driver program takes on average five months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $11,000*
  • Around 50 students completed the bus and truck driver program last year
  • The bus and truck driver program takes about 5 months to complete

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The accounting program offered on average takes about eight months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $12,000*
  • Based on published reports, around 40 students completed the accounting program last year
  • Takes about 8 months to complete

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Notes:
*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, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

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 Aid34%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships33%$9,864
Receiving Student Loans9%$5,435

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
34%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$9,114