Welcome to the Merced College Career Advancement Academy website. Our mission is to provide instructional programs for the adult learner to meet the current needs and anticipate the challenges of our community's businesses and medical offices.

We Include:
  • Open entry/Open exit format
  • Competency based training
  • Hands-on activities
  • Individualized skill training
  • Opportunity for community based externships
  • IC3 and MOS certification
  • State of the art computer labs and work stations
  • Central Valley’s only certified IC3 training facility
  • Comprehensive program to allow for job readiness
  • Practical applications for basic skills
  • Contextualized learning
  • Quality training from experienced instructors and personnel

The 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.

Interested?
Please call
(209) 386-6738
Merced College Business Resource Center     |      630 W. 19th St.     |      Merced, CA 95340      |     (209) 386-6738
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