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Career Technical Education 

Golden Hills Education Center

2460 Clay Bank Road

Fairfield, CA 94533



Adult Career Technical Education Programs

The following career technical education (CTE) program is available for adults:

Paraeducator/Instructional Assistant Class

What is a Paraeducator?

Paraeducators are an integral part of today's classroom. They are a key member of the special education team as well as the Juvenile Court and Community School Program. Paraeducators are found in pre-kindergarten classes for children with special needs, out in the community serving as  job coaches for students with developmental disabilities, in resource rooms for adolescents with learning disabilities, or in a community/court school classroom. Paraeducators are present in most educational settings under the supervision of a teacher. Their skills and contributions make them highly valued and sought after in education. In short, paraeducators have an enormous impact on the students they work with. 

CTE Paraeducator/Instructional Assistant Course Description 

This course prepares students to meet the mandates of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements to become a Paraeducator/Instructional Assistant in California. Students receive classroom instruction and test in Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Ability to Assist and Employability Skills. 

30 HOUR COURSE (Must attend all 30 hours)

  • Weekday evenings and Saturdays during the day (subject to change) 
  • 10 student minimum—class subject to cancellation if 10 student minimum not 

NOTE: You may already qualify for ESSA if you have: 

  • Completed two years of study at an institution of higher education; or 
  • Obtained an associates (or higher) degree 

Course Costs

The current cost of the Paraeducator/Instructional Assistant Class is $25 and is payable by Money Order Only