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Earn & further your education
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Find your purpose

with the help of our counselors and trainers.

Job Corps is the nation's largest FREE education and job training program for young adults.

Academic Training Overview

Academic Training Overview

In addition to career training, San Diego Job Corps Center also provides academic training, including basic reading and math. Courses in independent living, employability skills, and career success skills are offered to help students transition into the workplace. We also have several academic programs to help our students achieve their full potential.

Academic Programs

Job Corps provides a very structured environment that will prepare you for the workplace.

High School Diploma / High School Equivalency

One of our top goals at San Diego Job Corps is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her high school diploma or high school equivalency (HSE) prior to completing the program. Students who don't already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at San Diego can enroll in one of our high school or HSE programs. Our online high school diploma program is a self-paced curriculum that allows students the opportunity to achieve a high school diploma. This program is offered through partnerships with Penn Foster High School and SIATech Charter High School.

English Language Learning (ELL) Program

Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.

Tutoring and Academic Support

Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in ELL, math, reading, and writing by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.

HIGHER EDUCATION partner

The College Program is an advanced training program we offer through a partnership with Southwestern College. To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps. Benefits of the College Program include: • academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring • paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies • housing and recreation • meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center • transportation to and from college of choice

Driver Education

Driver's Education is available to all students needing their driver's license.

Career Success Standards (CSS)

Behavioral expectations in the areas of employability, social development, and independent living skills

The way we prepare you for the workforce has changed during Job Corps' 50 years. The growth of new technology, its impact on your education and the workplace, and the surge in various high-growth industries continuously creates new opportunities to learn and grow. Job Corps is responding to this opportunity with the Career Success Standards, a set of ten behavioral expectations in the areas of employability, social development, and independent living skills.

Explore your journey at San Diego Job Corps Center

Learn more about our program by diving into the pillars of success.

LIVE

Explore life at the center

Explore the Perks

LEARN

Earn & further your education

Find your Purpose

TRAIN

Get hands on training

Master a Trade

CONNECT

Prepare for the working world

Grow your Career