Skilled and Technical Trades certificate programs provide hands-on training from top-rated instructors in the fields of electronics, HVAC, plumbing, upholstery, welding, and metal fabrication. Students earn career training certificates upon completion of the programs.
Career Training Certificates
Electronics Engineer's Assistant
Electronics Production Assistant
HVAC Technician (entry level)
Andrea Cook, a former theatre major from Graham, Texas moved to California to start a new career. She enrolled in the welding certificate program and is focused on starting an architectural lighting design business.
“I was about to be a theatre teacher but endured health problems so I left and never went back,” said Cook. “I have a big craft side and welding was always something I wanted to do. I used to build lighting and stages for my school’s arts department.”
“We began class by learning temperatures and how metal melts, then we moved on to blueprints and symbols,” said Cook, remembering her first semester.
Cook became a certified welder, completing SDCCE’s Shielding Metal Arc Welding and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding certificate program.
“The men didn’t expect me to be here and to tough it out,” Cook said jokingly. “That’s what made me want it more.”