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    (925) 335-5890


    Mon - Thu: 8:30 am–8:00 pm
    Fri: 8:30 am–12:00 pm




    Suzanne Murphy

    Office Manager
    Mary Braun
    (925) 335-5890, Ext. 3930

    Business Training Center
    Nicole Gero
    (925) 335-5890, Ext. 3983

    ESL Office
    Patty Pacheco
    (925) 335-5890, Ext. 3920

    High School Diploma and Equivalency
    Maria Lumb
    (925) 335-5890, Ext. 3994

    Peace Officer Standards and Training
    Darius Parks
    (925) 335-5890, Ext. 3968

    Introduction to Business

    Licensed Pharmacy Technician Program 

    Enjoy helping people, serving in a busy and challenging environment, and staying at the front of medical technology?  A pharmacy technician career may be an excellent choice for you!  Our program is designed to teach students the role and function of a pharmacy technician and will prepare graduates for entry-level employment as Licensed Pharmacy Technicians.

    Our 240-hour program is 16 weeks and combines 120 classroom hours with a 120-hour externship.

    You must attend an orientation to enroll in the Pharmacy Technician Program.  Please call for the dates and times of the next orientation.

    Free Caareer Training

    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Program (WIOA)

    The WIOA program aims to help local job seekers succeed in the labor market by providing access to employment, education, training, support services, and more.

    To be considered for WIOA services you will need to register here. Once you are registered you will receive an email with the website address to watch the following videos.

    • We’re in this Together
    • Résumé Tips:  Always Be Fine-Tuning!
    • CALJOBS:  Your Job Search Kickoff

    Once you have watched all 3 videos, please fill out the form and in the messages please say “I was referred by Nicole at Martinez Adult Education”. If you need assistance, please contact Nicole Gero at (925) 335-5890 x3983 or

    Optical Assistant Training Program

    Optical assistance program

    The Optical Assistant Training Program is designed to help you prepare for an entry-level position as an optical technician also known as a dispensing optician. Jobs like these require clinical skills, salesmanship, and style including knowing how to fit eyeglasses for people with eye problems and fill prescriptions from both ophthalmologists and optometrists. The curriculum used in the program prepares you for the national certification exam offered by the American Board of Opticianry.  

    Optical Assistant Training  Program Leads To Good-Paying Job

    One way the Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County (WDBCCC) works to build an inclusive, qualified workforce for the county is by drawing upon our vast network of community relationships to help businesses and programs thrive. To learn more about the program, please visit the OSTP page.

    Shelter, Inc.

    If you or someone you know is unable to pay rent, please apply to Shelter, Inc. They may be able to provide assistance at Shelter, Inc.

    Contra Costa Health Services

    We can help you find things like healthy food, childcare, and healthcare near you so that you and your family can be well. Visit here for more information.

    Access site at Martinez Adult Education

    Martinez Adult Education, through a unique partnership with Contra Costa County and nine local organizations, offers job readiness and career search resources on campus.  Following are some free services that are now available to students of Martinez Adult Education and the surrounding community.

    • Career Coach on campus 2 days a week
    • Access to CalJOBS, the state’s best online resource for job seekers
    • Personalized résumé review and mock interviews
    • Computers, printers, copiers, and scanners available for job search
    • Typing certifications (by appointment only)
    Fall/Winter Brochure

    Congratulations on becoming new US Citizens

    US citizenship
    Soraya Nasserzedeh

    Quynh Mai and Xinh DangQuynh Mai and Xinh Dang

    Ida Erb                              Ida Erb

    Jovita AlcazarCongratulations to Jovita Alcazar for her hard work and drive to pass her citizenship test. 

    MAE Vision and Mission

    VISION: Meet the evolving individual and community needs through accessible, effective education enabling our students to achieve their educational and career goals.

    MISSION: Transforming lives by raising academic and literacy levels, providing workforce training and pathways to
    postsecondary education, and inspiring students to become active community participants.

    School Wide Learning Outcomes

    Apply learned skills, study habits, and knowledge, to prepare and assist in future life transitions

    Communicate effectively in written, verbal, and digital form

    Recognize and engage in learning opportunities that are responsive to an ever-changing world and workplace

    Exercise critical thinking skills by applying problem-solving strategies in various settings

    Work collaboratively and independently in a diverse environment.