Attend program orientation. Orientation is held each
Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. in our multi-purpose room. Doors close at
8:30 a.m. Bring your driver’s license or state issued picture ID.
Take entrance assessment. Assessments are given each
Wednesday after orientation at our facility. Results
are provided immediately upon completion. Assessment score
requirements are listed below by program.
(Math Tutorials available here, if you would like to prepare for
the math portion of the assessment.)
Attend Enrollment Counseling. Enrollment counseling is
provided on Wednesday in the Job Center, Room 106 after
assessment testing. We advise students on a walk-in
basis. In this session, you will speak with one of our career
counselors to review your assessment scores, financial aid
options, and your program of interest. It is required you take an
entrance assessment prior to attending a counseling session.
A variety of vocational programs are available to learn job
skills for employment opportunities. Students may begin classes
throughout the year on a scheduled basis as space is available.
Interested persons should thoroughly study this website to learn
about their program of interest. The Charles Jones Career &
Education Center reserves the right to cancel classes due to low
enrollment. Additional supplies or equipment are not included in
the material fees. Material fees and book prices are subject to
The Charles Jones Career & Education Center offers vocational
training programs approved by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs
for Veteran’s Education Benefits. Financial Aid (Pell Grant) is available for
those students who meet Federal guidelines. The Charles Jones
Career & Education Center partners with a number of social
service agencies, including the Department of Human Assistance,
Sacramento Employment & Training Agency, Veteran’s
Administration, Employment Development Department, One-Stop
Career Center, Job Corps, Asian Resources, Bach Viet, California
Indian Manpower Consortium, the National Guard, and many others.
All potential students must take an assessment test prior to
registration for HSE or ESL classes. The office will post sign-up
days where you can reserve a seat for the appropriate
test. Once you have signed up for the assessment you will be
given further information on registration.
Check the calendar or call our
office for the next available sign-up day.
Just like the GED, the HiSET is a high school equivalency
exam. This test is a great option for those who want to get a
certificate of high school equivalency, and they want to get it
The test consists of five sections; math, science,
reading, writing, and social studies. At the Charles A. Jones
Career and Education Center, we offer the math and science tests
on Mondays, and the reading, writing, and social studies tests on
Fridays (see schedule for available testing days).
Visit the HiSET website and create an account where you
can take free practice tests to see if you are comfortable
with the material. If so, print out the “home page” of your
account and bring it to our office with a valid, government
issued, photo identification, and the payment for the test
($125), and we will schedule your exams.