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ADMISSIONS

Admission Policies And Procedures

  • The Admissions office is open:
  • Monday thru Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Admission appointments need to be established through one of our California Technical Academy locations and take place at the Main Campus and the Branch Campus. If a prospective student is unable to meet with a member of our administrative staff during the hours of operation or, due to transportation issues, needs an appointment at the Extension Campus, please contact the Admissions department for special arrangements.

Admissions Requirements

An applicant must:

1. Be a high school graduate; have a GED; or have successfully completed a homeschool program. An applicant must provide documentation to verify the academic credential, for example, a high school diploma, a high school transcript, a GED diploma/certificate, or evidence of completing a homeschool secondary education with appropriate approvals.

2. Earn a passing score on an institutionally administered entrance examination.
Contact the school for a link to take the practice tests.

3. Complete an interview with a CTA admissions representative.

Admission Policies And Procedures

  • The Admissions office is open:
  • Monday thru Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Admission appointments need to be established through one of our California Technical Academy locations and take place at the Main Campus and the Branch Campus. If a prospective student is unable to meet with a member of our administrative staff during the hours of operation or, due to transportation issues, needs an appointment at the Extension Campus, please contact the Admissions department for special arrangements.

Admission Policies And Procedures

The Admissions office is open Monday thru Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Admission appointments need to be established through one of our California Technical Academy locations and take place at the Main Campus and the Branch Campus. If a prospective student is unable to meet with a member of our administrative staff during the hours of operation or, due to transportation issues, needs an appointment at the Extension Campus, please contact the Admissions department for special arrangements.

Enrollment Process

Applicants must schedule a personal interview with an admissions representative. The applicant will tour the campus during the admissions appointment.

Applicants must complete the entrance examination and the CTA Learning Questionnaire which are both used to counsel students regarding program readiness.

California Technical Academy provides the potential student with a link to the School Performance Fact Sheet, Annual Report, Enrollment Agreement and Catalog on the school’s website.

When an individual has decided California Technical Academy is his/her school choice, the applicant will be asked to complete all required admissions paperwork, sign an enrollment agreement and sign the enrollment checklist confirming receipt of the:

1. School Performance Fact Sheet

2. School Catalog

3. Harassment Policy

Identity Verification

Each student’s identity will be verified upon enrollment, when scheduled to take a certification exam and when taking a certification exam. Acceptable forms of identification include passports, a driver’s license, military identification and government issued identification that includes a photo. Additional identification may be required when scheduling and taking certification exams. We will notify each student of the required identification prior to scheduling the exam.

Non-Discrimination Policy

CTA adheres to a strict policy of non-discrimination. We will not discriminate for or against any applicant on the basis of sex, race, ethnic origin or religion

Equipment Requirements

Each student is required to have access to a Laptop Computer or Personal Computer (PC) and internet access. Apple computers are not compatible with the training programs offered at California Technical Academy. A laptop computer is included with the program.

Foreign Students

California Technical Academy does not offer visa services to prospective students from other countries or English language services. California Technical Academy does not offer English as a Second Language instruction. All instruction occurs in English.

Transfer of Credit

California Technical Academy does not accept transfer credit from any other educational institutions or for challenge examinations, achievement tests, or experiential learning. California Technical Academy does, however, accept transfer hours for courses based on documentation of passed industry certification exams that correspond directly with California Technical Academy courses. If the California Technical Academy accepts a transfer of hours, there will be a written record of the previous education and training in the students file and it will clearly indicate that a transfer of hours has been granted and the training period shortened based on the accepted transfer hours. (NOTE: ALL PRIOR TRAINING MUST BE EVALUATED)

If a student wishes to transfer between programs at California Technical Academy, the student must receive prior approval from the Director.

If a student wishes to transfer between campuses, the student must complete a transfer request form, provide the required documentation and receive prior approval from the Director.

Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits And Credentionals Earned At Our Institution

The transferability of credits you earn at California Technical Academy is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the certificate you earn in the program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the hours or certificate that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending California Technical Academy to determine if your hours or certificate will transfer. California Technical Academy has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college or university.

Enrollment Periods

California Technical Academy starts new students on Tuesday’s based off of published terms. A student may begin a training program on any available start day after they have been accepted as a student. A representative and the student will create his/her instructional schedule, which will include their specific beginning and end dates. This schedule is based on the program the student chooses and the program option and program schedule they choose.

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.