About Us


“To provide instructional programs for the adult learner to meet the current needs and anticipate the challenges of community’s businesses and medical offices”.

At the Career Advancement Academy we accomplish our mission by:

  • Nurturing the unique talents of each individual.
  • Promoting a culture that respects and values diversity.
  • Developing confidence and skills to face a rapidly changing world.
  • Creating fulfilled, socially responsible, lifelong learners.

The Career Advancement Academy offers Certificates of Competency in Technical Office Occupations and Medical Assistant. These vocational training programs are designed to provide instruction for the adult learner to meet the current needs and challenges of today’s jobs. We offer competency based training in a supportive environment with qualified professors. Our programs offer hands-on activities and opportunity for community based externships. We have an open entry format with no tuition cost to the student.

The schedule for both the Technical Office Occupations and Medical Assistant Programs is Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM; 30 hours per week.

The length of the Medical Assistant Program is 45 weeks. The length of the Technical office Occupations Program is 25-37 weeks.

For more information on how to enroll, please attend our next orientation using ZOOM. During orientation, you will receive information on how the program works, the courses that you will take and how to enroll. Please see invite to our next Scheduled Orientation Zoom meeting. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95454064208


Please call (209) 386-6738

Merced College Business Resource Center     |      630 W. 19th St.     |      Merced, CA 95340      |     (209) 386-6738
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