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    America s Job Center of California

    Through our partnership with America’s Job Centers of
    California (AJCC) and EastBay Works, Martinez Adult Education will be an access site to connect you to the many training and education opportunities offered by AJCCs through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. For more information on connecting to AJCC resources, please call (925) 335-5890.


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    Main Office

    Suzanne Murphy
    Director of Martinez Adult Education

    Cindy Santos
    Office Manager

    Business Training Center Office
    925-335-5890, Ext. 3983

    ESL Office
    925-335-5890, Ext. 3920

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

    Peace Officer Standards and Training
    925-335-5890, Ext. 3968

    MAE Vision & Mission

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

    Transforming lives by raising academic and literacy levels, providing workforce training and access to post-secondary education, and encouraging students to become active community participants.

    Schoolwide Learning Outcomes

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

    2.Communicate effectively in written, verbal, and digital form

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

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

    5. Work collaboratively and independently in a diverse environment.


     Latest News

    Students in libraryStart your new year off right by learning a new skill or changing your career. Don't delay, it is not too late to sign up for classes. 

    We have friendly and informed office personnel, dedicated teachers, and approachable administrators all teaming together to help you succeed in gaining marketable job skills, learning English, earning a high school diploma, preparing for high school equivalency exams, and developing computer skills.

    Eastbay Works - America s Job Center of California
    Announcing the Opening of America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) Access Site at Martinez Adult Education! Need help getting a job? Improving your skills to get a job? Martinez Adult Education offers job readiness and career search resources on campus, through a unique partnership with Contra Costa County and nine local organizations. Following are some of the FREE services that are now available to the community and students at Martinez

    Join us on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to find out more about our career education programs at Martinez Adult Education. We have training programs for Accounting Specialist, Administrative Assistant, CAD Designer, Dispatcher, Medical Front Office, Medical Coding & Billing, Multimedia Arts, Optical Technician, Peace Officer, and more!

    Open House Career Education Programs


    The community is invited to a celebration event on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. marking the school's centennial. The afternoon will be filled with food, music, proclamations, speeches, and prizes.

    Martinez Adult Education 100 Year Celebration


    ETS HiSETMartinez Adult Education is proud to administer the High School Equivalency Assessment (HiSET) and offeres testing for computer-based HiSET exams. The HiSET® test costs $140 for all five sections or $35.00 per section. If the complete test is paid in full in advance, two free retakes are available. Test must be completed within one year or you will have to pay again.

    Registration is done online 24 hours prior to the testing session. Payment is required at the time of registration.

    Steps to registering:

    1. Create an online profile at
    2. Register for a test online or by phone
    3. Contact ETS Customer Service at or 1-855-MyHiSET (1-855-694-4738)


    Optical Assistance TrainingDiscover a career that combines technology and fashion—and is in demand! Employment of opticians is expected to grow by as much as 18.2 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than average. Also, the starting wage range is between $18.00-$21.00 per hour.

    The Optical Assistant Training program is designed to help you prepare for an entry-level position as an optical technician, optical lab technician or contact lens fitter. Jobs like these require an interesting mix of clinical skills, salesmanship, and style including knowing how to: conduct basic eye exams, fit eyeglasses and contact lenses for people with eye problems, and fill prescriptions from both ophthalmologists and optometrists. The program is approximately 16 weeks with monthly starts beginning on February 11, 2019. Learn more >

    Public Safety DispatchHave you ever wondered what it’s like to be a 911 dispatcher? The course offers an introduction to the many aspects of emergency dispatching. Topics covered will include the interview process, terminology, handling of incoming calls, radio dispatching, work schedules, multitasking, and scenarios. This course is for people who have no experience dispatching but want to find out more about the career. Taught by people who do the job. This class is certified through POST (Peace Officer Standards & Training). 

    This 20-hour course will be held:

    • Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 9:00 am-5:00 pm
    • Monday, April 29, 2019, from 6:15 pm-10:15 pm
    • Tuesday, April 30, 2019, from 6:15 pm-10:15 pm
    • Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 6:15 pm-10:15 pm

    To reserve your spot call Martinez Adult School (925) 335-5890. Learn more >

    Cathy Cellini - Student Success StoryGoing back to school later in life is terrifying, humbling, and empowering. After a successful profession in the restaurant industry, I wanted a career change. I never imagined it would be a journey that would change my life.

    I started off with the Microsoft Office Suite class known as the “boot camp.” After a few days in this class, I realized why it was called the boot camp. My body was feeling pain where I never felt pain before; I was so out of my element. My instructor, Linda Yocum, guided me and my fellow students gave me the support I needed to finish the program.

    The instructors at Martinez Adult Education care about the students and their success. The students should be thankful for their instructors, I know I am. I am now employed, and I am looking forward to completing my associate degree soon. My life and future are much better today than a year ago, because of the staff at Martinez Adult Education. Thank you!

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    Winter Quarter: November 26, 2018-March 1, 2019
    • Registration Open for Winter Classes

    February 13, 2019
    • Financial Aid Workshop
    • 12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

    February 14, 2019
    • Learning LinkedIn
    • 12:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.

    February 15, 2019
    • No Class

    February 18, 2019
    • Presidents' Day/No Classes

    February 19, 2019
    • Personalized Résumé Review
    • By appointment
    • 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    February 20, 2019
    • How to Find and Apply for Government Jobs
    • 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

    February 21, 2019
    • Adapting Your Résumé to Different Jobs
    • 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

    February 22, 2019
    • Keyboarding Certification
    • By Appointment
    • 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

    February 25, 2019
    • College Career Pathways Information Session
    • 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

    February 25, 2019
    • WIOA Info Session
    • 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

    February 26, 2019
    • Résumé Basics
    • 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

    February 26, 2019
    • CalJOBS Job Search
    • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    February 26, 2019
    • College Career Pathways Information Session
    • 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

    March 2, 2019
    • End of Winter Quarter

    March 4, 2019
    • Spring Quarter Begins

    April 1-6, 2019
    • Spring Break/No Classes

    April 17, 2019
    • MAE 100 Year Celebration
    • Noon–2:00 p.m.

    May 15, 2019
    • International Faire
    • 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    May 27, 2019
    • Memorial Day/No Classes

    May 31, 2019
    • End of Spring Quarter

    June 4, 2019
    • ASE & CTE Graduation
    • 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

    June 10, 2019
    • Summer Quarter Begins

    July 4, 2019
    • Independence Day/No Classes

    July 18, 2019
    • Last Day of Classes for ASE and ESL Students

    August 1, 2019
    • Last Day of Classes for CTE Students

    August 26, 2019
    • Fall Quarter Begins

    September 2, 2019
    Labor Day/No Classes