The mission of the Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center is to enrich the lives of adults and youth by providing a learning environment for academic and vocational training, thereby empowering them to become contributing and economically independent members of their communities.
The Charles A. Jones Career and Education Center is a public adult school operated by the Sacramento City Unified School District. The C A Jones Center is located on Lemon Hill 1/2 block west of Stockton Boulevard. The new facility is a three building complex on seven acres.A Children’s Center is located on the premises. Free parking is available on the school grounds for all students and the center is served by Regional Transit. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). A variety of classes are in session year-round with primary emphasis on job preparation classes. Classes are offered during the day and evening.
The C A Jones Center’s vocational classes include certificate programs in court reporter, customer service representative, accounting technician, administrative assistant, computer accountant, legal administrative assistant, medical office assistant, culinary arts, home technology integrator, auto body repairer, automobile mechanic, heating and air conditioning installer / repairer, licensed vocational nurse, medical assistant, medical insurance billing and coding, pharmacy technician, optometric assistant, certified nursing assistant, certified home health aide, Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), workplace computer literacy operator / software applications and introduction to computers.
Student support services are available including financial aid / Pell grants for those eligible, career counseling and planning, academic and career assessment, resume development and job announcements.
For adults who need to learn or brush up on core skills including reading, writing, language arts or math, the C. A. Jones Center offers classes in ESL, ABE and GED.
The ESL Programs offer multi-level classes for foreign born students to learn English for every day life in the United States. Students learn life skills, grammar, reading, pronunciation, listening and speaking.