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Mendocino County Career Technical Education (CTE)

We provide training in technical skills which can lead to employment, upgrading skills, advanced training and job training classes for high school and adult students. CTE is continually developing new classes to respond to students, schools and the local labor market. Whether you are an adult seeking new job skills, a high school student searching for a career path or a college-bound student wanting a course pertaining to your major, CTE is for you!

The Mendocino County CTE, in partnership with private industries and local agencies, will provide students the highest quality programs. These programs will provide successful transition from school to career and continuing education which will develop effective, productive citizens.  

High School students, are you wondering what kind of opportunities the future holds? Are you curious to know how your high school classes connect to college and future careers? Well this site will help you quickly look at how certain classes at your school can serve as pathways to incredible career focused programs and courses at community colleges within your region, so stop and take a peek at the  California CTE Career Pathways for the schools in Mendocino County!

Learn more about CTE with this web presentation (24MB).  This may take a few minutes to download on a high speed connection. There is also a larger high quality version (120+MB) available.

Please contact Mendocino County Office of Education Career Technical Education/CTE, 2240 Old River Road, Ukiah, CA 95482, or at (707) 467-5123, for more information about our classes.

Current information about wages and occupations in California is available on the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) website.

 

Training Schedule

Date ID Training/Class
Mar 12 2014 CPR321 CPR Certification - CLOSED
Mar 15 2014 CPR123 CPR Certification - CLOSED
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Basic Wildland Firefighter  brochure

A career in fire protection offers the opportunity to perform challenging and exciting work while protecting residents, resources, and property in the State of California. This fire services training program is an entry-level Mendocino County Office of Education/Career Technical Education course offered in partnership with Cal Fire to prepare students for a career in the public services industry sector. This class is open to high school seniors (18 years of age by June 1, 2014) and adults. Prospective Basic Wildland Firefighters will start their education on November 8, 2013. Upon successful completion of the 180-hour course, the student will receive fire service certifications, an MCOE/CTE Certificate of Achievement, and eligibility to apply for Cal Fire Basic Firefighter employment.

SENIORS IN HIGH SCHOOL - contact your high school counselor or administrator to discuss enrollment in this class. Completion of this course provides entry-level employment training with no course fees to the student. High School credits may be applied toward graduation. Students should call or visit Mendocino County Career Technical Education (CTE) to get the high school agreement for this course. Students and parents may contact CTE for additional information at (707) 467-5123.

Class size is limited, so apply soon! Applications will be accepted from 8:00 a.m. Thursday, October 10, 2013 to 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2013. Only complete applications will be submitted to a screening panel for consideration. The CTE hours are Monday through Friday (excluding legal holidays), 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

     2012-13 Basic Wildland Firefighter Schedule
  • November 8, 2013 - January 26, 2014
  • 9-10 weekends - total of 180 hours
  • Friday 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday 8:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Fee: No charge for course
  • Howard Forest Station, Cal Fire Training Center (top of the Willits grade)

REQUIREMENTS FOR BASIC WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER- To better assist those who wish to apply for this course, the prerequisites are listed below:

  • The "Basic Wildland Firefighter Course Application" checklist
  • Successful completion of a 1-hour timed basic skills evaluation. The basic skills evaluation consists of questions in the following areas: spelling, reading comprehension, proofreading, basic math, English grammar, and critical thinking. Applicants should review the Top Ten Grammar Errors before the examination, as a second exam to improve your score will not be offered. The skills evaluation exam is available (no appointment necessary) at Mendocino County Office of Education/Career Technical Education, 2240 Old River Road, Ukiah
  • Four-page completed application/personal information 
  • A copy of your high school diploma, CHSPE, GED, or transcript showing proof of graduation
  • Letter of Recommendation (e.g., high school counselor, teacher, Cal Fire employee, employer, pastor, or supervisor)
  • Signed Program Expectations and Requirements

Business School-Ukiah

The Ukiah Business School is a place to learn trade and technical skills related to business. Sandy Peters offers year-round open-entry/open-exit training opportunities in many areas of business education, including computer applications, keyboarding, business math, English grammar, business writing, office procedures, and employment seeking skills. For your training needs, please check the Ukiah Business School Calendar!

Ukiah Business School Newsletter!

CPR Certification

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency procedure for manually preserving brain function until further measures to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person who is in cardiac arrest. This 4-hour course is limited to 10 students and available on two dates (see details below).

Application Form

  • Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.  OR
  • Saturday, March 15, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Birch Building Lab
  • Instructor: Patrick Garrett
  • Fee: $65
  • 4-hour class

Requirements for Medical Courses

To better assist those who wish to apply for Dental, Medical Assistant, or Phlebotomy courses, we are listing the prerequisites before the applications are posted

  • Basic Skills Evaluation, given M-Th, 8-11:00 a.m. at the ROP/CTE Business School in the Birch Building, 2240 Old River Road, Ukiah, CA 95482. No appointment is necessary and there is no charge. Applicants should review the Top Ten Grammar Errors before the examination, as a second exam to improve your score will not be offered.
  • Typing Test for Medical Assistant and Dental Assistant only, also available at the ROP Business School (same hours as above)
  • Physical Evaluation Form - to have been given within a year of the start of the class
  • High School Diploma, GED or CHSPE, or transcript (prospective phlebotomy students that need to ask for a transcript should ask for both an "unofficial" transcript and an "official" transcript).

Please add these documents to your application. We accept only complete applications . Please call 707-467-5123 for more information.

High School Seniors: Contact your high school counselor or administrator to discuss enrollment, at no charge, in the EMT, Dental Assistant, and Medical Assistant classes. Students should call or visit Mendocino County Career Technical Education/ROP to get the high school application for this class. Students and parents may contact CTE/ROP for additional information at 467-5123.

Dental Assistant

CTE has a Dental Assistant course available. According to the California Employment Development Department, the expected growth between 2008 and 2018 for Dental Assistants in Mendocino County is 13.2 percent. This comprehensive course, taught by Judy Austin, R.D.A., will lead to the acquisition of skills necessary to acquire a job in the dental office. This class is open to high school seniors and adults. High School Agreement

Class size is limited to 15 students. Applications will be accepted 8:00 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2014 to 5:00 p.m. Monday, August 4, 2014.   Only  complete applications will be submitted to a screening panel for consideration. The CTE office hours are Monday through Friday (excluding legal holidays), 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

  • 2014-15 Dental Assistant Schedule  
  • August 18, 2014 - May 27, 2015   
  • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
  • Fee: $2,812.50 for adults
  • Two-semester class, followed by a 128-hour externship
  • 1011 Low Gap Road, Madrone Building (across from Ukiah High School)

The application process includes successful completion of a 1-hour timed basic skills evaluation. The basic skills evaluation consists of questions in the following areas: spelling, reading comprehension, proofreading, basic math, English grammar, and critical thinking. Applicants should review the Top Ten Grammar Errors before the examination, as a second exam to improve your score will not be offered. The skills evaluation exam is available (no appointment necessary) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (Monday - Thursday) at Mendocino County Office of Education/CTE Business School in the Birch Building, 2240 Old River Road, Ukiah

Emergency Medical Technician

MCOE EMT Class - The new 2012 NREMT requirements for EMT certification will be 160 hours. Mendocino County Career Technical Education/ROP has responded to this change by offering classes in Ukiah, Gualala, Fort Bragg, Boonville and Laytonville that will meet these new requirements! Watch the Training Schedule for class offerings throughout the year.

As classes are announced, registration links will be available on the website for your convenience. If you have questions, please contact Veronica Bazor at (707) 964-9000 or email at vbazor@mcoe.us.

Applications and Payments can be mailed to:

MCOE/CTE, 2240 Old River Road, Ukiah CA 95437

OR

MCOE Coast Office, 300 A Dana Street, Fort Bragg CA 95437

Adult EMT Application

HS Student EMT Application

    Ukiah EMT Class

  • Fall Schedule-TBA
  • February 4th to May 27th, 2014-Class currently in session
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: Ukiah High School, 1000 Low Gap Road, Room J-5, Ukiah
  • Fee: $275 - includes books and materials

Gualala EMT Class

  • 2014-2015 Schedule TBA
  • January 28th to June 7th, 2014-Class currently in session
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays plus occasional Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: Bill Platt Training Center, Coast Life Support Headquarters, 38901 Ocean Drive, Gualala
  • Fee: $275 - includes books and materials

Fort Bragg EMT Class 

  • 2014-2015 Schedule TBA

     Boonville EMT Class

  • 2014-2015 Schedule TBA
  • December 2nd to April 7th, 2014-Class currently in session
  • Mondays and Thursdays plus one Saturday-1/11/2014
  • 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: Boonville Firehouse, 14281 Hwy 128, Boonville, CA 95415
  • Fee: $275 - includes books and materials

     Laytonville EMT Class

  • 2014 - 2015 Schedule TBA

First Responder

First Responder is recognized by the State of California as the basic level of training needed by those charged with the initial response to medical emergencies. The care provided by the first responder is a high-quality first aid, including the administration of oxygen, CPR, automatic-defibrillation, wound management, splinting, and more. This is the first step in becoming a trained Emergency Medical Technician. First Responders provide the immediate medical care needed to support the life of a sick or injured person until the arrival of the ambulance.

  • 2013 - 2014 Schedule - TBA

Medical Assistant

Students start their Medical Assistant training with the Administrative M.A. class taught by Sandy Peters. Upon successful completion of the Administrative M.A. course, the student will continue with the Clinical Medical Assistant class in the Spring 2013 semester, taught by Cassandra Andich, RN and IvaJo Otto, RN to complete the Medical Assistant training. Upon successful completion of this two-semester course, students will receive the knowledge necessary to take the state certification exam for both Administrative and Clinical Medical Assistant. This class is open to high school seniors and adults. High School Agreement

Administrative Medical Assistant 

Applications are no longer processed "first-come, first-serve". Only Complete application packets will be accepted for evaluation between Friday, June 13, 2014 to Monday, July 28, 2014 during the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. and 2:00 - 4:45 p.m. The requirements for this course are listed above under Requirements for Medical Courses.

The application process includes successful completion of a timed basic skills evaluation. The basic skills evaluation consists of questions in the following areas: spelling, reading comprehension, proofreading, basic math, English grammar, and critical thinking. Applicants should review the Top Ten Grammar Errors before the examination, as a second exam to improve your score will not be offered. The skills evaluation exam is available (no appointment necessary) between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (Monday - Thursday) at Mendocino County Office of Education/CTE Business School in the Birch Building, 2240 Old River Road, Ukiah

Administrative Medical Assistant course

  • August 12 - December 18, 2014
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
  • 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.(159-hours classroom instruction)
  • 80-hour unpaid externship to follow
  • Fee: $1,875 for adults for the entire course
  • 2240 Old River Road, Birch Building, Ukiah
  • Instructor: Sandy Peters

Clinical Medical Assistant course

Prerequisite: Completion of Mendocino County CTE

  • August 11 - December 11, 2014
  • Monday - Thursday
  • 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.(340-hours classroom instruction)
  • 100-hour unpaid externship to follow
  • 2240 Old River Road, DE Building, Ukiah
  • Instructor: Cassandra Andich and IvaJo Otto

Phlebotomy

Phlebotomy Students will learn to draw blood specimens from patients as requested by hospitals and referring physicians. This class will prepare students to meet the California state criteria for certification as a CPT I.

***Note: Student must by 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma, GED, or CHSPE certificate in order to attend this course and take the state certifying exam.

 

FORT BRAGG Phlebotomy Class

Complete Application packets will be accepted in Fort Bragg starting: TBA

Instructors: Emmet O'Connell and Brenda Howard 

  • 2014-15 Schedule TBA
  • November 2014 - March 2015
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $1,250.00
  • Health Occupations Classroom, 300 A Dana Street, FB
  • 99 hours of class instruction is followed by a 40-hour unpaid internship at a local hospital

Prerequisite:  Complete the Skills Evaluation, given at the Mendocino County Office of Education - Coast Office, 300-A Dana Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-4597. No appointment is necessary, but suggest you call ahead of time.

Please contact Veronica Bazor at 964-9000 for additional information.

 

UKIAH Phlebotomy Class 

Complete Application packets will be accepted in Ukiah starting: November 3 through December 1, 2014, Friday - Monday during the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. and 2 - 4:45 p.m. Our offfice will be closed  November 24-28, 2014 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Applicants will no longer be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, but on their ability to meet the current requirements of medical health providers offering phlebotomy services.

Instructor: Brenda Howard and consultant Cassandra Andich R.N.

  • 2014-15 Schedule- TBA
  • January 2015 - May 2015
  • Saturdays
  • 9:00 a.m. -  3:30 p.m.
  • Fee: $1,250.00
  • Location: MCOE, 2240 Old River Road, Ukiah     DE - Clinical Classroom
  • 99 hours of classroom instruction is followed by a 40-hour unpaid internship at a local hospital

Prerequisite:  Complete the Skills Evaluation, given in Ukiah M-Th, 8-11:00 a.m. at the ROP Business School in the Birch Building, 2240 Old River Road, Ukiah, CA 95482. No appointment is necessary and there is no charge. Applicants should review the Top Ten Grammar Errors before the examination, as a second exam to improve your score will not be offered.

For more information, please call 707-467-5123.

Please note that we have developed a new application process for the Spring 2014 class.  This is a professional technical training and certification program. Interested applicants should possess the necessary skills to be successfully placed in a professional medical setting. Student application packets will be reviewed and the  following enrollment criteria for the 2014 MCOE/ROP phlebotomy course will be considered:

  • Complete Application Packets (signed and dated application and check off list, high school transcript, completed physical evaluation form, skills evaluation test, medical programs expectations and requirements for the course and the disqualifying penal code sections form).
  • Previous academic and work experience in the medical field.
  • Potential for the student to benefit from the phlebotomy course of study.

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