Professional Certificates


The Institute of Career Education offers training opportunities for post-secondary students who are seeking technical career training in order to prepare to enter the workforce.

The Institute of Career Education office hours are Monday through Friday (excluding legal holidays), 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.


To prepare students through both classroom and clinical training opportunities to attain industry-recognized certifications for high-need, high-skilled careers based on local labor market needs.


Through the Institute of Career Education, MCOE offers adult education to those wishing to become medical assistants, dental assistants and phlebotomists. To pick up an application for any of these programs, come to our office at 2240 Old River Road in Ukiah. We’re in the Dogwood Building.


This two-semester course offers students complete training to become a Medical Assistant. 

The Administrative (front office) training includes skills such as communication, billing, making appointments, medical terminology, and understanding the legal obligations of medical professionals. Students will upgrade their business skills including keyboarding, math, English, business writing, office procedures, employment skills, and computer skills.

The Clinical (back office) training includes anatomy, physiology, rooming patients, injections, and assisting the medical provider.

For more information and to access the application, click here.

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If a career in health care appeals to you, then consider dental assisting. Dental assistants take on significant responsibility as a valuable member of the dental health care team. Assistants greatly increase the efficiency of the dentist in the delivery of quality oral health care. If you have strong communication skills, enjoy working with your hands, as well as your mind, and want a career with responsibility, dental assisting is for you.

    For additional information, please call (707) 467-5123.


    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.

    For additional information, please call (707) 467-5123.

    Fax: (707) 462-8212


    Inland Office

    Tami Mee, Coordinator, Workforce Development

    District Programs and Supports

    Phone: (707) 467-5133


    Sally Nevarez, Administrative Secretary

    Educational Services

    Phone: (707) 467-5123

    Fax: (707) 462-0377


    Sherry Rease, Teacher-Dental Assistant

    Institute of Career Education

    Phone: (707) 467-6495


    Kaye Snediker, Teacher-Phlebotomy

    Institute of Career Education

    Phone: (707) 467-5123


    Jessica Aikman, Teacher-Medical Assistant

    Institute of Career Education

    Phone: (707) 467-5123