Define Your Future Career!

Get the career certificate you need to succeed in high-demand industries. Ready to take your job to the next level? Earn a certificate in our tuition-free Career Technical Education (CTE) Program.

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What Do You Want to Become?

Prepare for a career in a growing industry. Complete an NOCE CTE Program to earn a certificate and qualify for entry-level positions. NOCE’s CTE certificate programs can give you short-term training to begin a successful career in an in-demand industry. Find the right path:

  • Administrative Professional

    Choose from two levels of certificate programs to prepare for a business career. Classes offer training on document management, Microsoft Office, and typing.  

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  • Braille Transcribing

    Take three classes to prepare for the Library of Congress Braille Transcriber Certification. This certificate is required to work as a Braille transcriber in public schools.

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  • Early Childhood Education

    Get the training to become a teacher or caregiver in a licensed, private preschool or child daycare. The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program is approved by the State Department of Community Care Licensing.

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  • Electrical Technology

    Learn the basics of safely installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical equipment and systems. When you earn the NOCE certificate, you become eligible to take the General Electrician’s Certification Exam.

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  • Funeral Service Assistant

    Prepare for a career in the funeral service industry. Earn a certificate and gauge your interest in getting formal education to become licensed. This certificate prepares students to transition to the associate and baccalaureate degree programs in mortuary science at Cypress College.

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  • Management

    Complete the Management Certificate Program to qualify for first-line supervisor or management roles. Classes cover decision-making, problem-solving, planning, speaking, marketing, and writing.

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  • Medical Assistant

    Train for entry-level medical assistant positions in both the front or back-office medical settings. Earn a certificate to demonstrate your career readiness.

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  • Pharmacy Technician

    Learn what you need to do to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or hospital setting. When you complete the program, you can apply for registration from the State of California.

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  • Quality Assurance Management for Medical Devices

    Get to know the field of medical device quality assurance. Courses cover agencies and laws related to the industry, document management, and technical writing, among other topics.

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I was a physician in my home country of Syria, and I was highly credentialed in nutritional medicine. But, as a father of three I made the difficult decision to leave my home country and come to the United States for better opportunities. I enrolled in the Medical Assistant Certificate Program at NOCE so I can one day practice medicine again in the U.S. Mohammed Jamal
CTE Program Graduate – Medical Assistant Certificate Program