How We Pick Our Career Training Programs At NCE

Here at NCE in Citrus Heights we offer some unique career training programs, including:

  • HVAC Technician
  • Electrical Technician
  • Optical Assistant/Optometric Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Lab Assistant, EKG Technician/Phlebotomist
  • Ultrasound Technician/Diagnostic Medical Sonographer


Sometimes people ask us how we select our career training programs here at NCE, so we figured we would answer that question in this week’s blog post!

Before choosing a new program, we perform what is called a Needs Analysis. During the Needs Analysis process, we research which industries in the Sacramento area need more qualified and trained individuals. In addition to conducting our own in-depth research, we also consult with an advisory board composed of local employers who provide us with valuable information about what types of jobs they are typically hiring for. Understanding what knowledge and skillsets are in demand helps us figure out what type of training would be helpful to offer NCE students.

The Needs Analysis process is key because we want to be certain that there will be job openings for our students to apply for once they are done with their program. The last thing we would want is for our students to put in the time and energy to train for a new career only to find out that there are no jobs available that require their new knowledge and skill set once they complete their program!

On top of our own desire to help place our graduates in entry-level jobs in their field of study, we are held to high job placement standards by an accrediting body called the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). In order to maintain our accreditation through ACCSC, we not only must graduate a large percentage of our students, we are also required to place the majority of our graduates in careers that are relevant to their field of study. So when we select a program to offer at NCE, we want to ensure that we select one that will prepare graduates for in-demand jobs.
To summarize, we choose our career training programs based on what kinds of jobs are in demand locally. So if you live in the Citrus Heights area and you want to land an in-demand job, you should consider attending NCE! Contact us today to learn more about our programs and follow us on Facebook!