Registration Information


How do I enroll for career training programs?
See our program catalog for a detailed list of the programs we offer as well as their requirements, start dates, fees, and more

  1. 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.
  2. 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.)

  3. 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.



Required Test Scores

Reading Level

Math Level Vocational Program
220 220 A+/CISCO
251*   Court Reporter
220** 220** HVAC
230 230 Medical Assistant
230 220 Nursing Assistant
236 236 Pharmacy Technician
236 236

Vocational Nurse

236 236 Vocational Nurse Prerequisites

*Assessment test scores evaluated by instructor

**Assessment test scores under review. Subject to change for October, 2019 start date.


General Registration Information

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 change.

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.


High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation Classes

All potential students must take an assessment test prior to registration for HSE classes. Call our office at (916) 395-5800 for available testing dates.


HiSET Exam

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 fast.

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, and we will schedule your exams.

If you feel you need extra assistance with the material on the practice tests our high school equivalency (HSE) preparation class is the perfect option. Contact our office or see the site calendar for class sign up dates.


English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

All potential students must take an assessment test prior to registration for 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.


Graduation Ceremony

The Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center has one graduation a year in June. See our calendar for details.

Enroll now and you will soon be crossing the stage to celebrate your success!