Career Training Programs

Career Training Programs At Napa Valley College

Napa Valley College offers a wide variety of career training programs that prepare students for jobs in both the public and private sector.  Students may earn an Associates of Science Degree by completing both major and general education requirements, or they may earn a Certificate of 
Achievement or a Skills Certificate by satisfying course requirements specific to the major.  Details about degree and certificate requirements can be found in the current Napa Valley College Course Catalog.

All of our career training programs maintain the highest industry standards.   Many of our programs are certified by state and federal agencies as well as by respected industry associations.  Our instructors regularly attend updated skills training and collaborate with industry leaders to ensure programs meet today's needs on the job.

Below is a table listing the Career Technical Education Programs and Certificates available at Napa Valley College.   A student only has catalog rights to the active certificates available when they were enrolled at the college - some certificates may be revised and/or archived (not available) for current students.  The certificate application forms were provided and/or approved by the coordinators, but are subject to change.  

To apply for a certificate, download the appropriate form, fill it out completely, and submit it to the program coordinator.  Please contact the coordinator for information on program requirements.

Career Training Education Programs & Certificates at NVC
Certificate application forms can be opened by selecting the
certificate title down below
to launch a pdf file.

Certificate Application Forms (Units)

Coordinator or
Contact Person

Administration of Justice
Juvenile Justice Certificate of Achievement (21 Units)
Law Enforcement – ADMJ Conc. Cert. of Achievement (21 Units)

Sean McCann

Administration of Justice – Criminal Justice Training
Law Enforcement – Police Academy Conc. Cert. of Achievement (24)
Public Safety Dispatcher Cert. of Achievement (18 Units)

Damien Sandoval

Business – Accounting
Bookkeeping Certificate of Achievement (31-32 Units)

Dave Angelovich

Business – Business Administration
Entrepreneurial Certificate of Achievement (12-15 Units)

Julie Hall

Business – Computer Studies
Computer Networking Technical Skills Certificate (15 Units)
Management Info Systems Cert. of Achievement (47 Units)

Micro-Computer Apps. Specialist Certificate of Achievement (26-27 Units)
Web Site Development Certificate of Achievement (15 Units)

Rob Miller

Business – Office Administration
Business Software Skills Certificate (6 Units)
Office Assistant Certificate of Achievement (30-32 Units)

Debra Saunders

Child Family Studies & Education
Child & Family Studies Cert. of Achievement (48 Units)
Assistant Teacher Skills Certificate (6 Units)
Associate Teacher with Administration Cert. of Achievement (16 Units)
Associate Teacher Skills Certificate (13 Units)
Specialization Skills Certificate (6 Units)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Cert. of Achievement (18 Units)

Dianna Chiabotti

Greg Miraglia

Cooking School
Professional Culinary Arts Certificate (Non-Credit Cert. of Completion)
Note:  Contact the Napa Valley Cooking School for Certificate Information

Barbara Alexander

Human Services Certificate of Achievement (24 Units)

Oscar de Haro

Digital Design Graphics Technology
“Autodesk Premiere Training Center”
Digital Design Graphics Technology Certificate of Achievement (51 Units)

Gary Strommen

Emergency Medical Technician
Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic Cert. of Achievement  (60)

G. Scott Rose

Hospitality & Tourism Management
Hospitality Certificate of Achievement (17 units)
Hospitality & Tourism Management Certificate of Achievement (34 Units)

Brad Engeldinger

Machine Tool Technology
Machine Tool Technology Two Year Certificate  of Achievement (44 Units)

Dean Ehlen

Nursing – Associate Degree Nursing (A.D.N.)
Degree Program Only – No Certificates At This Time

Janice Ankenmann

Nursing – Licensed Vocational Nursing (L.V.N.)
Vocational Nursing Certificate of Achievement (51 Units)

Janice Ankenmann

Photography Technology
Photography Certificate of Achievement (21 Units)
Digital Asset Management Skills Certificate (3 Units)

John Dotta

Psychiatric Technician
Psychiatric Tech. – Fast-Track Cert. of Achievement (50 Units)
Psychiatric Tech. – Three Semester Cert. of Achievement (51 Units)
Note:  Certificate Application Forms Not Available at This Time

Cliff Zyskowski

Respiratory Care
Degree Program Only – No Certificates At This Time

Kate Benscoter

Viticulture & Winery Technology
Viticulture Certificate of Achievement (30 Units)
Wine Marketing Certificate of Achievement (30 Units)

Dr. Stephen Krebs

Welding Technology
Welding Technology Certificate of Achievement (40 Units)

Eric Wade





Napa Valley College career technical education programs are open and available to all students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Admission requirements for Napa Valley College career technical education programs are described in the current Napa Valley College catalog. The Napa Valley College Title IX officer is Laura Ecklin (Phone: 707-256-7105, Room 1544B).  The Section 504 compliance officer is Rebecca Scott (Phone: 707-256-7438, Room 1735-C).