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Santa Cruz County

Office of Education

Located in Santa Cruz County
Offering Career Technical Education

The SCCOE’s Career and Adult Learning Services department offers a high school diploma program for adult learners, a workforce development program for 16-24-year-olds, and career training programs for adults. We work closely with district and industry business partners to stay updated with industry and workforce trends. Read below to learn more about our program offerings!

Career and Adult Learning Services Programs

A. Career Advancement Charter Earn your High School Diploma at the CAC!

  1. The Career Advancement Charter (CAC) is an Independent Study program for adult learners to earn their high school diploma while gaining academic and technical skills that will lead to college and career readiness.

  2. To submit an student interest form please click here

B. Sueños Program 

  1. Develop career readiness and workplace skills!

    1. Sueños supports teenagers and young adults (ages 16 to 24) develop workplace skills that will prepare them to enter and thrive in an increasingly competitive labor market. Sueños is a Santa Cruz County Office of Education (SCCOE) program in partnership with the Workforce Development Board of Santa Cruz County. 

About Santa Cruz County
Office of Education

Male, adult learner in black cap and gown at graduation ceremony.

Career Training Programs for Adults
A. Medical Assisting

  1. The Santa Cruz County Office of Education is proud to offer a career pathway into a medical assisting career. 

  2. This 10-month course teaches the necessary skills and knowledge needed to perform the duties of a medical assistant.  Students participating will understand the role of both the administrative and clinical medical assistant.   

  3. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive the following four certifications that are required by the state of California to become a registered medical assistant:

  • Administrative and Clinical Skills

  • Injection and Phlebotomy

  • American Red Cross CPR/1st Aid

  • American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support)


Location & Contact Information

Santa Cruz County 
Office of Education

400 Encinal Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 466-5600


Sequoia Schools

229 Green Valley Rd

Freedom, CA 95019

(831) 466-5680

Sequoia Schools Website


Programs Offered

Career Technical


Getting started with Santa Cruz COE

Helpful information about taking classes with this provider

Classes at Santa Cruz COE

  • Offers medical assistant, dental assistant, and trades programs

  • Programs require a year-long commitment

  • Registration opens once a year

Need help? Contact Santa Cruz COE

If you need help registering, give us a call 

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