Registration Information


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

Each career program at CAJ has specific requirements

To register for the program of your choice:
• Attend an orientation (See below)
• Connect with teachers for program details during office hours or by phone.
• Pass the assessment test with program’s required scores
• Visit the financial aid office and start your FAFSA, if desired, well in advance of the program start date (Financial Aid appointments are available).
• Meet with Job Center staff for scholarship eligibility and processing, if desired, well in advance of the program start date.
• Complete a registration form and pay fees. Cash, credit and debit, cashier’s check, and money orders are all accepted forms of payment. We do not accept American Express cards or personal checks.

When:  In Person Orientation Every Wednesday (Except holidays and break periods). Orientation starts 8:30 AM – Doors close at 8:45 AM 
Where: 5451 Lemon Hill Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95824 
Who: Anyone interested. Must be 18 years or older to enroll in Adult Education Programs.
No appointment needed: For more information, you may call the Lemon Hill Job Center at (916) 395-5802 or email:, Monday-Thursday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Friday - CLOSED

This is the first step to your new career! Learn about the exciting career training programs available. Students may begin classes throughout the year on a scheduled basis as space is available. All classes require excellent attendance. Assessment testing is held each Wednesday after orientation. Student must show ID. Orientation and assessment are required before enrollment. CAJ reserves the right to cancel program start dates due to low enrollment.


Required Test Scores 24-25 School Year

Reading Level

Math Level Vocational Program
211 221 IET Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship
239 236 Introduction to Manufacturing
239 236 Welding Fabrication I
239 236 Manufacturing Technician
239 236 Medical Assistant
234 214 Nurse Assistant Training
239 236 Pharmacy Technician
254 236 Vocational Nursing
254 236 Vocational Nursing Prerequisites
211 IET Pharmacy Clerk
234 214 Pharmacy Clerk

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 and 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 and 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 and 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 or attend the weekly CAJ orientation for more information.


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.

The test consists of five sections; math, science, reading, writing, and social studies. At the Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center, we offer all sections of the test.

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 to sign up.


English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

All potential students must take an assessment test prior to registration for ESL classes. Once you have signed up for the assessment you will be given further information on registration.

Attend a weekly ESL orientation IN PERSON.  You can find information about the orientation or our website by clicking the following link:

Assessment dates are given during ESL orientation.


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!