about our school

Technical Training for Veterans

Modesto Technical College, is proud to sponsor this web site to support our Veterans and their families. We are located in California, and are recognized by the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and are a GI Bill,  Post 9-11 GI Bill and VRAP approved school for the training of Veterans and their families. Our approved status by the Bureau allows Veterans and their immediate families who are entitled to funding under the post 911 GI Bill and VRAP to receive an appropriate payment from the Veterans Administration for training received at our Modesto VA School.

Our Modesto VA school is centrally located in Modesto California and can serve all of Northern California. Our location is especially convenient for Vets with GI Bill eligibility in Stockton, Tracy, Sacramento, Merced, Turlock, Manteca and Fresno. We are dedicated to providing our students with ”Hire Education” which is the Education and training that will get them Hired in a fulfilling new career. Our counseling staff is trained in the details of the various GI Bill funding options available to finance your training. If you are interested in a new career we will work with you to identify the job training classes and funding options to help you get the job training you need at the lowest possible cost to you. Please feel free to go to our contact us page and contact us for help with funding and eligibility.

Our Courses

We provide hands on training to vocational students who need trade and technical training to prepare for a career, not just a job. Many young people and their families choose our school to develop the skills to enable them to be self supporting.

School of Automotive Technology

 Our Auto Mechanics training program provides trade training in : Brakes, Air conditioning, Engine Performance, Fuel Injection, Electrical Systems, Steering & Suspension, and Alignment. (MACS Certification) A/C Certification is included. Prepare for your State Smog Cert Test (BAR Certification). Up-Date Classes and Alternative classes are available for the Smog Tech. Train to become an Automotive Technician in our Auto Mechanics Repair Program. You can also earn you State Brake and Lamp license and prepare for your ASE certification.
Click here to vist our Automotive Training Website.

School of Maintenance Technology

Our industrial maintenance trade program trains you to become an Electrician, HVAC Technician, or Industrial Technician. Study for and train to pass the EPA Certification Exam for HVAC Technicians. Preparatory material from ESCO Institute gets you ready to certify for residential air conditioning. Trade school training in our technical college prepares you for a solid career.

Trade training in: Commercial Electricity, Commercial Refrigeration, Programmable Logic Controllers, Motors and Controls, Welding, Pneumatics and Hydraulics prepares you for a career as an Industrial Technician. Certifications available in Welding (AWS certification) and Commercial Refrigeration ESCO. We are also now offering Ammonia Refrigeration Safety and Training prep for RETA exam. RETA's certification program is directed toward meeting the need of providing the industry with qualified operators through continued education and training using RETA materials.

School of Welding Technology

Modesto Technical College wants to provide you with the information you need to decide if a career in welding is the right profession for you. We offer courses and training for the beginner wishing to become a welder and the professional welder wishing to increase their skills in certain welding techniques. Our courses cover a range of important welding techniques including:

Click here to visit our Welding Technology Website.

School of Industrial Refrigeration

Train to become an Industrial Refrigeration Technician with RETA Certification at Modesto Technical College in California.  We are the only Vocational College in the entire West Coast to offer state-of-the-art training in Industrial & Ammonia Refrigeration.      

These classes are designed for refrigeration technicians, engineers, and maintenance personnel from meat packing, refrigerated warehousing, and pharmaceutical industries.  Students will receive hands-on  and theory based training to become skilled in the operation, service, and maintenance of industrial refrigeration equipment.

Hands-on industrial ammonia refrigeration operator training at Modesto Technical College offers a unique opportunity.  Refrigeration technicians and engineers from many industries have an opportunity to use real equipment for their training.  This realistic type of training is very effective in teaching employees correct procedures while allowing them to also see the consequence of what could happen if they do not follow operating procedures.  Our program allows all students to full participate in the training process, to practice their skills and develop their knowledge.  We strive to build the best possible foundation in the industrial refrigeration field.   

Our training school is centrally located in Modesto California and can serve all of Northern California. Our location is especially convenient for students in Stockton, Tracy, Sacramento, Merced and Fresno

Ammonia refrigeration is the newest element in Modesto Technical College’s training programs. A few of the benefits of training at MTC: