CET-El Centro Overview

CET-El Centro is a Private, Less than 2 years school located in El Centro, CA. It offers 5 vocational programs. You can view detail program information at offered programs page.

Largest Career Programs

The largest career programs at CET-El Centro is Welding Technology/Welder . Its 2020 tuition and fees are $14,500 where the average tuition & fees of the Welding Technology/Welder over all offered colleges is $9,261. The length of the program is 900 contact hours ( or credit hours) and the average time to complete the program is 8 months.
The following table shows the 6 largest career programs at CET-El Centro with tuition, fees, and completion time for each program.

2020 Tuition & Fees For Largest Programs

5 Largest Career Programs at CET-El Centro
ProgramTuition & FeesBooks & Supplies CostsProgram LengthAverage Completion Time Average Tuition Over Career Schools
1Welding Technology/Welder $14,500-900 Contact Hours8 Months $9,261
2Building Construction Technology $12,954-900 Contact Hours8 Months $13,585
3Accounting $12,954-900 Contact Hours8 Months $10,672
4Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor $12,333-630 Contact Hours6 Months $7,853
5Retailing and Retail Operations $10,754-630 Contact Hours6 Months $10,754

Important Statistics

Total 230 students are attending at CET-El Centro. There are 13 full-time faculty (instructional/teaching staffs) and 1 part-time faculty working for CET-El Centro. The students to faculty ratio is 18 to 1 (5.56%). The number of non-teaching staffs is 27 (full-time).
The graduation rate at CET-El Centro is 84% and the retention rate is 94% at the school.
CET-El Centro 2020 Key Statistics
Student Population230
Graduation Rate84%
Number of Faculty14
Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1

2020 Tuition & Fees, Living Costs

The 2020 tuition & fees at CET-El Centro is $14,500 . The amount is for the largest program and the tuition for other programs may differ from the cost. CET-El Centro offers the alternative tuition plans.
45% of enrolled students have received grants and/or scholarships and the average amount of received financial aid is $11,273 (exclude student loans).
CET-El Centro 2020 Tuition & Fees, Living Costs
Tuition & Fees$14,500
Books & Supplies-
Off-Campus Room & Board$12,570
Off-Campus Expenses$4,395
Average Financial Amount$11,273

Offered Degrees

CET-El Centro offers 5 career programs for 1 Year Certificate, 2 Years Certificate. Next table lists number of programs by offered program and online availability along with number of completers by certificate programs.
Last year, 206 students have completed their career programs at CET-El Centro.
Offered Career Programs at CET-El Centro
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
1 Year Certificate2068
2 Years Certificate30138

Vocational Programs and Completers

The vocational programs at CET-El Centro are offered only in on-site (classroom) education. Total 206 students have completed their vocational/technical programs last year.
  • 68 students have earned/completed 1 Year Certificate program.
  • 138 students have earned/completed 1-2 Years Certificate program.
1 Year Certificate1-2 Years Certificate
1 Year Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of Completers
Transportation And Materials Moving 26 completers
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor26
Business 42 completers
Retailing and Retail Operations42
1-2 Years Certificate Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of Completers
Construction Trades 42 completers
Building Construction Technology42
Precision Production Trades 56 completers
Precision Production Trades0
Welding Technology/Welder56
Business 40 completers

Student Population by Gender and Race

For academic year 2019-2020, total 230 students have enrolled into CET-El Centro. By gender, 174 male and 56 female students are attending CET-El Centro
There are 4 White (1.74%), 225 Hispanic (97.83%), 1 Asian (0.43%), and 225 students with other races.
The following table summarizes the student population by gender and race/ethnicity at CET-El Centro.
American Indian/Native American000
Black/African American000
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
Two More000
Non-resident Alien000

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