Stanislaus County of Education

Stanislaus County of Education

Stanislaus County of Education

VOLT Valley Occupational Learning Technology

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic Training Program

VOLT Institute logoVOLT Institute
1310 I Street
Modesto, CA. 95354

Phone: 209-566-9102

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VOLT Institute studentsThe VOLT Institute’s mission is to train high-quality candidates who are ready to enter the workforce with the requisite skills that are in demand by industry in the Northern San Joaquin Valley Region. Our motto is ‘By Business, For Business, At the Speed of Business.”

The VOLT Institute will be based on the core values that deal with respect, work-ethic, trust, honesty, and lifelong learning. The vision is to impact the community by assisting businesses so that they have a stable and educated workforce that will help them grow efficiently.

The purpose of the VOLT Institute is to create a vibrant, healthy economy by strengthening company’s most valuable asset: their people. The VOLT Institute will not only help provide businesses with a more stable and educated workforce, but will also create culture of empowerment and continuous improvement.

Entrance Requirements

  • All students be eighteen (18) years of age on or before the first day of class.
  • Students must possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D Diploma.
  • Completion of the Workkeys Assessment with the following minimum scores:      
    1. Reading for Information: 4
    2. Applied Mathematics: 4
    3. Locating Information: 4
  • An interview with the Admissions Advisor to review the Workkeys score, complete the enrollment packet, and review school policies and courses.

Registration Requirements

VOLT Institute studentsStudents must register in person with the admissions officer.

  • Valid ID ( current driver’s license, State ID, or passport)
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. certificate
  • Initial payment for registration and tuition fees (we accept cashier’s check, money orders, and credit cards).
    • Students who have a private student loan should bring documentation of such when registering.
    • Students participating in a government-funded or an employer-paid-training should bring documentation and/or advice VOLT staff when registering. Additional documentation will be required.
    • Upon enrollment appointment, the $40.00 non-refundable registration fee is due.

Class Schedule

The total hours of each program vary and are dependent upon curriculum.

  • Morning classes are scheduled Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m
  • Afternoon classes are scheduled Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  • Evening classes are scheduled Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Career
  • Accelerator Program is Mondays from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. OR 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Programs Offered

Career Accelerator Program

VOLT Institute studentsThe Career Accelerator Program (CAP) is designed to provide business and career readiness skills for the workplace. It leads students through a variety of settings including: emotional intelligence, professionalism, customer service, effective communication, conflict resolution, OSHA, standardized work, business fundamentals, basic blueprint reading and interpreting charts and graphs, technology literacy, and critical thinking. In addition, this program will cover manufacturing basics with Lean Manufacturing, Material Management, Total Productive Maintenance, Six Sigma, and more.

Industrial Maintenance Mechanic

VOLT’s Industrial Maintenance Mechanic training is designed to provide hands-on training on industrial systems and equipment. It guides a student from the basics of print reading, fasteners and machine tools through proper installation, repair, and maintenance of pumps, mechanical drives, pneumatic and hydraulic systems. Safe welding and torching techniques are covered as well as electrical theory and circuits applicable to mechanical systems. In addition, this program will cover centrifugal, diaphragm and piston pumps, chain, belt and gear drives, welding and machining technology, electrical systems, pneumatics and hydraulics, fluid power systems, valves, actuators and bearing applications, and more. There are three session offered: 

Session One: Mechanical Drives                                                                                    

Session Two: Pumps/Pneumatics/Electrical                                                               

Session Three:  Machine Tools/ Rigging/ Welding

Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training Program

NCCT logo1310 I Street
Modesto, CA. 95354

Phone: 209-238-8902

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NCCT studentsThe program is designed to prepare students for work in the construction industry through training in the classroom and on jobsites.  All instruction will be performed by journey level Carpenter.  The program is also designed to increase each student’s academic competency to prepare the student for apprenticeship entry exams and to handle the demands of the apprenticeship training process. During this six months program, skills that will be taught include:

  • Use of Construction Terms, Tools, and Equipment
  • General Safety on the Job
  • Measurement/Basic Blueprint Reading
  • Carpentry
  • Cement Work
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Basic Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Painting
  • Landscaping
  • Development of Work Ethic, Work Habits and Attitudes
  • Labor History
  • Applied Math
  • Technical Reading and Writing

Tuition and Fees

NCCT studentsThe Construction Training Program is free 

Entrances Requirements

  • All Students must be eighteen (18) years of age  

Registration Requirements

  • Completed Applications and Forms

Certifications Earned

  • Ladder Safety/ Fall Protection
  • Confined Space Entry
  • First Aid/ C.P.R.
  • Work Zone Safety/ Traffic Control
  • OSHA 8
  • OSHA 8 D.O.T Hazmat Awareness
  • OSHA 10
  • Forklift Class 1,4,5
  • Hilti Powder Actuated Tools

Class Schedule

Open Enrollment

7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Provident Care logoPatient Care Assistant Certification Training

Provident Care, In Home Care Services

Location: 1310 I Street Modesto, CA. 95354
Phone: 209-238-1501


PCA course studentThe PCA course is a certification program to help jump start your career in the Home Care field. The training is designed for those who have the passion, but not the skills to care for individuals. It’s also useful to those who have been working in a Home Care setting and would like to increase their level of knowledge and skills.
This training is designed to prepare individuals to become Certified Personal Care Attendants.  The program is a combination of hands on training, lecture, and instructional videos.  The content is based on essential care skills, professional skills, and responsibilities that form the basis of Personal Care Attendant work. In addition, the training program covers cultural competence, Alzheimer’s, Elder Abuse, among other topics as well. Upon completion of the PCA program students will be well trained in all levels of Home Care, such as: bathing, grooming, incontinent care, transfer assistance, vital signs, meal preparation, and more.


  • 18 years of age
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Pass background check
  • Negative TB Test
  • Pass Drug Screening

Job Placement

The job placement program is designed to help students jump start their career as a Personal Care Attendant. To qualify you must register on the State of California Caregiver background check Bureau (DOJ clearance), have a current negative TB reading, and pass a Drug Screen.  You will interview with Provident Care case managers as well. If you meet all requirements, sponsorship is available to pay the course fee. You are responsible for State registration and TB testing. If accepted into the job placement program you will be required to commit to at least 20 hours a week for a six month period before a certification.


  • TB Skin Test $26.00
  • Lab Drug Test $25.00
  • Registration $25.00
  • Live Scan (Background Check) $69.00
  • PCA Course $300.00

Class Schedule: first and third weeks of each month  
One week Training Course Monday thru Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Come Back KidsCome Back Kids (CBK)

Stanislaus Alternative Charter School

Fully accredited by WASC, accrediting commission for svhoolsLocation: 1325 H Street, Suite B, Modesto, CA. 95354
Phone: 209-238-8650


The Stanislaus County Office of Education proudly offers a high school program for adults (ages 18 and above) who want to come back to complete their education.  If you want to attend college, technical school, or enter the work force but have found that not having a high school diploma has stopped you...COME BACK to continue earning your high school diploma!  We offer a rigorous high school academic program that is flexible, customized, and focused on areas of need to help you successfully earn a diploma.  Following a community college model, students are enrolled in courses according to identified individual areas of need.  Choice courses are available online and all courses offer support classes with small groups or one on one with a teacher.

Come Back Kids offers:

  • Individualized learning plans with a mix of online course work, class room instruction, and career readiness seminars and presentations
  • An independent study format with flexible hours to accommodate work and day care responsibilities
  • Referral to appropriate support services
  • Opportunities for internships, apprenticeship programs, and job placement through community partnerships

Career Readiness

Students will participate in career readiness seminars that include:

  • Interview technique
  • Resume building
  • Creating a portfolio
  • Presenters from businesses
  • Industry tours

Students have the opportunity to participate in pre-apprenticeship construction trade training.

College Readiness

Students also receive information about college and technical school admission requirements, help filling out college/technical school applications and financial aid workshops.  They will enjoy presentations from local college and technical school admission personnel and guidance counselors to provide further information about career paths, college majors and certification programs offered.

To get enrolled attend a required CBK orientation; for more information call (209) 238-8600 or scroll below for orientation dates.

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