Career Advancement Academy offers Certificates
of Competency in Technical Office Occupations
and Medical Assistant. These vocational training
programs are designed to provide instruction
for the adult learner to meet the current needs
and challenges of today’s jobs. We offer
competency based training in a supportive environment
with qualified professors. Our programs offer
hands-on activities and opportunity for community
based externships. We have an open entry format
with no tuition cost to the student.
The schedule for both the Technical Office Occupations
and Medical Assistant Programs is Monday –
Thursday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM; 30 hours per week.
The length of the Medical Assistant Program
is 45 weeks. The length of the Technical office
Occupations Program is 25-37 weeks.
Orientation for these vocational training programs
is held on most Mondays at 9:30 a.m. at the
Merced College Business Resource Center, 630
W. 19th Street in Merced in room 206.