Adult Education

Adult education at Mission College embodies a dynamic blend of opportunity and community support, catering to diverse learners seeking to enhance their skills or embark on new career paths. Whether pursuing certification in healthcare, technology, or business, Mission College's commitment to accessible, quality education underscores its role as a cornerstone of lifelong learning and career advancement in the Santa Clara community.


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Career Education

Get ahead in your current career, receive hands-on training, and/or upskill for a higher salary.
  • Earn a Degree or Certificate.
  • Transfer to a four-year university.
  • Get an internship.
  • Explore careers related to majors.
  • Take online and evening classes.

South Bay Consortium for Adult Education

Mission College is a proud member of the South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE). We work with affiliates in the region to provide a seamless transition between adult school and entry into community college. 

The South Bay Consortium for Adult Education (SBCAE) is a coalition of five Adult Schools and two Community College Districts, working together with regional partners to promote upward social and economic mobility for adult learners in the central part of Santa Clara County.

Early Childhood Education Transition Pathway

Mission College and Santa Clara Adult School have teamed up to offer specialized ESL courses tailored for Early Child Care/Development certification, serving as the initial pathway towards obtaining your California Associate Teacher Permit.

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ESL for Child Care Certificate (Noncredit)

Get equiped with the essential English skills needed to communicate at low-intermediate level with children.

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Low-Beginning ESL Certificate (Noncredit)

Gain the English language skills you to need for basic communication at home, school, and work. 

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Low-Intermediate ESL Certificate (Noncredit) 

Get equiped with the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills you need for success at the intermediate level.

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