CET – San Diego

4153 Market Street, San Diego, 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.

San Diego Location

The San Diego branch of Center for Employment Training is located at 4153 Market Street. Approximately 180 students graduate from this location annually. This campus provides services for students in the form of post-graduation job placement options, career guidance & 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

Programs Offered

The list below shows all the programs that may be offered at CET – San Diego. Programs may differ from the list below, to see a full list of programs offered please visit the school's website or by phone at (408) 287-7924.

Get more information about the programs offered by CET – San Diego by clicking the request information to the right.

Welding program takes usually eight months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $12,000*
  • Based on published reports, around 100 students completed the welding program last year
  • Takes about 8 months to complete

More details and school listings are available through our welding schools information page.

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

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $12,000*
  • Around 50 students completed the building construction technology program last year
  • The building construction technology program takes about 8 months to complete

More information and school listings are available through our building construction technology degree page.

Medical assistant program takes usually eight months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $12,000*
  • More than 30 students completed this program in the previous reported year
  • The medical assistant program takes about 8 months to complete

More information and school listings are available through our medical assistant schools profile page.

Data entry technology program takes usually eight months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Estimated tuition and fees: $12,000*
  • Students complete this program in usually 8 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, 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 overall cost students will pay at CET – San Diego is approximately - after scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are taken into consideration. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There may be an application fee required, please check with CET – San Diego for more information. Any tuition and financial aid figures listed provide an outline of costs at this school, however they may not accurately represent current costs, fees, or tuition. Please check with this school for more information.

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 Aid76%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships73%$6,006
Receiving Student Loans65%$7,062

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