From the start, students at Sacramento Satellite CCC understand this is a
special program. With a low student-to-staff ratio, students receive
ample assistance in all subject areas. Whether one-on-one or in small
groups, students have time to discuss ideas and collaborate with others.
staff, both firm and caring, provides the support each student needs to
succeed. We take time to understand students' unique backgrounds and
challenges and we map out specific ways students will succeed in our
program. Each student uses a specialized student achievement file that
allows them to see and track their coursework progress toward their
graduation date. Our dedicated Career Pathways Coach meets with students
weekly to develop a plan for enrolling them into community college,
other vocational programs or internships. Throughout the year, students
complete assessments and explore various career pathways in order to
discover a clear path towards lifelong, sustainable employment.
Students often say they have never had so much attention and support in
Often, not passing the state exit exam is a big hurdle
for our students. Not only do students have specialized computer skills
programs available to them, along with regular testing preparation,
they also have a dedicated testing tutor helping them personally each
While students generally have disliked school in the past,
in our program they quickly see they can learn the skills they need to
complete their coursework and pass the exams needed to graduate. Many
students stay extra hours to take advantage of specialized tutoring and
The California Conservation Corps provides direct supervision and
hands-on training during vocational education hours. Upon completion of
the program students typically earn the following certificates:
Basic Tool Use and Maintenance
Chain Saw Training
Fire Camp Training
Emergency Preparedness Training
Students also have the opportunity to earn certification in Electrical and Plumbing, Energy Retrofit, and Fire Support.
and public agencies contract with the CCC to provide services. On the
job site, agency representatives periodically approach students'
supervisors to select hard working, well-trained students for both
internships and entry-level positions.
When students complete a
certain training, we take time in class to discuss life skills needed
to apply their new skills to the workplace. In this way, students
discover whether or not they are interested in a particular career
pathway prior to gaining employment in a certain field.
vocational education provided by the CCC helps students earn elective
credits toward their graduation and teaches basic work skills necessary
for permanent, sustained employment.