Antelope Valley School District

Career Technical Education Programs

What is CTE?                                                                 

Career and Technical Education provides students with the academic content, relative technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for future education or employment in high-skill, high-wage and in-demand careers.

Antelope Valley Adult Education can train you for a new career. We offer a wealth of Career Technical Education job training programs and classes in the areas of technology and computers, health and medicine, office administration, and many more. For more information on each of these programs, please click on any of the links below.

Our CTE Programs Offer:
  • State-funded programs that are very affordable
  • Teachers are credentialed by the California Commission on teacher credentialing
  • Approved courses by the California Department of Education
  • Courses are geared for adults
  • Convenient Hours and Flexible Schedule
  • State of the Art computer labs and software
  • Externships are provided based on availability and readiness
  • Courses prepare for Industry Certification



Antelope Valley Adult Education offers a variety of career certificate programs and stand alone courses designed for students to gain the skills needed to compete in today's job market. Career Certification is issued to students who have completed a series of courses. Courses are offered in a structure that is designed to give the student the best opportunity for success.


These courses are taught by expert instructors in their field and have a set class meeting schedule. Courses are STRUCTURED, INSTRUCTOR-LED ON-CAMPUS.


These courses are taught by expert instructors in their field and have a set class meeting schedule. A portion of the coursework will be completed online with hands-on skills demonstrated and practiced in the classroom. These courses are ONLINE AND ON-CAMPUS, INSTRUCTOR-LED.


ONLINE, SELF-PACED - These courses are comprehensive and 100% online. Start anytime during the semester. Working at your own pace, students have three months to achieve course goals. Expert instructors are available in the open lab classroom to answer your questions and provide your with feedback.


Course fees are due at the time of registration. You can pay online or in the office. Cashier Check, Money Orders, Credit Cards and EXACT amount cash is accepted (No Personal Checks). Fees for open-entry classes are valid for three months with the three month period beginning the day fees are paid to Antelope Valley Adult Education. All fees are subject to change without notice.


Full refunds will only be made if a course is closed by Antelope Valley Adult Education or if the days and/or times of the class are changed and the student cannot attend. No other refunds are issued. Students facing a compelling reason for withdrawal may appeal for a refund by completing the appeal form found on the website or in the front office. If the appeal is granted it can take up to 30 days to process the refund. The refund will be issued to the credit card used, or a check will be mailed to the student.