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Career Technical Education

CNA students practicing skills

For information about our Career Technical Education programs, please call (650) 940-1333 or contact our CTE Coordinator Maliheh Vafai at 

MVLA Adult School offers comprehensive training programs and career pathways in the following industry sectors:

  • Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Business and Finance
  • Information and Communication Technologies


2022-2023 CTE PROGRAMS 

Download our our most recent catalog for detailed information about each program.

Health Science and Medical Technology

Foundational Courses
  • Medical Terminology Fundamentals Parts 1 & 2
Certificate Programs
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program
  • Home Health Aide (HHA)
  • Acute Care
  • Eye Care Technician (Optometric Assistant)
  • Medical Assistant (MA) - National Certifciation Front & Back Office
  • Medical Records Specialist:
- Electronic Health Record Keeping
- Medical Billing and Coding 
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Workshops for CNA/HHA Certificate Renewal

Business and Finance

Certificate Programs
  • General Accounting Clerk Certificate:
- Accounting 1A: Principles of Small Business Accounting 
- Accounting 1B: Principles of Small Business Accounting 
- Payroll Records and Procedures
- Quickbooks Pro

Information and Communications Technologies

Foundational Courses
  • Coding Academy
- Introduction to Java programming
- Introduction to the Python Programming Language
- Intermediate Python Programming Language
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Web Design Fundamentals with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
Certificate Programs
  • Google Applied Digital Skills - Entry Level Project Management
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing in Amazon Web Services --Entry Level certificate
Registration and Enrollment:
Registration and enrollment for Career Technical Education classes are ongoing, year-round.  Please visit our online registration site to register.
Cancellation Policy:
For all Career Technical Education classes, a 10% cancellation fee will be assessed for refunds requested at least one week before the first class meeting, and no refunds will be given within one week of the first class meeting. Please refer to the refund policy in our catalog.



Required Healthcare Orientations for Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) / Medical Assistant (MA) / Eye Care Technician (ECT)

Details of class requirements are given at free orientation sessions scheduled in the morning and evening. To register for free orientation, visit our online registration site

Fall orientation dates: 8/19, 8/29, 9/9, 9/30, 10/3, 10/21, 11/7, 11/18, 12/9, 12/12. 


CNA Scholarships Available:
The CTE program at MVLA adult school has established strong partnerships with skilled nursing facilities that offer scholarships in the form of reimbursed tuition. If employed as a full-time CNA professional by these facilities within six months of employment, you will be reimbursed your full tuition via quarterly bonuses as long as you remain employed with the facility.


Student Technology Support

Information on Technology Support for Students can be found here
Sign up for FREE upcoming Technology workshops here.