There are many opportunities to get training, certificates, and career education in or near Nevada County! If you need help deciding what program is right for you, contact one of these resources:
Whether you are seeking employment, wanting to improve your career opportunities, need helpful information, or are looking for trained and skilled employees for your business, please come in or give us a call. The Mission of the Nevada County One Stop is to provide access to a comprehensive array of quality employment services, job-related education, and training opportunities to job seekers, employers, and the community.
The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) is an employment and independent living resource for people with disabilities.
Experience Works is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of older people through training, community service, and employment
High School Diploma or GED Programs
Nevada Union Adult School exists to help adults in our county reach their educational and personal goals. We want to equip our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be more effective citizens, workers, and parents. Our programs are all designed to help adult learners achieve a better quality of life and enrich our community.
Career Online High School
The COHS program can be accessed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, via the internet, so students can work at their own pace and when it is convenient for them. Students will be given up to 18 months to complete the program.
Students are paired with an academic coach to whom they can reach out as frequently as they would like. The coaches are available via phone or email. They offer ongoing guidance and connect the student with the resources needed to master the courses. Nevada County Library staff members are also available to help students overcome obstacles they may have in participating in the program.
Community College and Vocational Education Programs
The Sierra College-Nevada County Campus offers excellent educational opportunities in a breath-taking setting. Course work at the Nevada County Campus is available in most degree and certificate areas, with some exceptions. The campus is also home to Ghidotti Early College High School, which bridges the divide between high school and college. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Sierra College
offers non-credit tuition-free short courses for adults with inquiring minds. Many of the courses are on campus.
Career Technical Education Program
Formerly known as ROP, the Placer County Dpartment of Eucation serves Nevada County residents too!
Connected Communities Academy
CCA is Nevada County’s newest Technology Training Center. We have a lineup of beginner’s classes
to help you get a sense of a range of option that exist in the technology industry. Don’t let the seemingly foreign-sounding terms scare you – our instructors and online content will try to de-mystify the jargon and help you understand the opportunities and demands of every type of work. There are all kinds of “regular” people from all walks of life and all ages that are retraining in the tech field and finding decent paying, stable careers to support themselves and their families, often from rural areas such as Nevada County.
CPEC is dedicated to maximizing quality in higher education opportunities for Californians and has a vast search engine for colleges and Universities.
Truckee Meadows Community College TMCC provides students choices: over 50 programs of study that lead to more than 160 degree, certificate and other completion options, university transfer, convenience, flexible schedules and affordability.