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CET – Santa Maria

509 W Morrison Ave, Santa Maria, 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.

Santa Maria Location

CET – Santa Maria is located at 509 W Morrison Ave in the city of Santa Maria. Close to 130 students graduate from this location each year. This location offers services for students in the form of career guidance for students in need of help, remedial education classes for program or licensure preparation, and job placement opportunities for students after graduation. 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 – Santa Maria. Acutal programs offered may be different than the list of programs below.. For a detailed list of programs available please visit the school's website or call the school at (408) 287-7924.

Get more information about the programs offered by CET – Santa Maria by clicking the request information to the right.

Medical assistant program takes on average seven months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $12,000*
  • Last year, more than 60 students completed this program
  • Students complete this program in usually 7 months

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

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $12,000*
  • Last year, more than 30 students completed this program
  • Students complete this program in usually 8 months

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

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $12,000*
  • Last year, more than 20 students completed this program
  • Takes about 8 months to complete

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The bus and truck driver program takes about five months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $11,000*
  • Last year, more than 20 students completed this program
  • Students usually complete the bus and truck driver program in 5 months

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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%$7,623
Receiving Student Loans25%$7,322

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
nan%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
34%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
15:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,001