(858) 722-8504 | 1059 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
(858) 722-8504
1059 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101


Programs Approved

California Dental Certifications is an approved education provider for federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding. The following programs are fully funded for those individuals who are currently in transition, registered at a local San Diego County America’s Job Center or SW Riverside County Workforce Development Center and meet eligibility requirements. Visit Cal Jobs webpage and follow the link to register.

Classroom Certificate Programs:

What is the Workforce Investment Act (WIOA)?

The Workforce Investment Act (WIOA) is a federally funded training and job program that creates a new approach, providing workforce investment activities through statewide and local systems. Authorized workforce investment activities provided at the local level benefit job seekers, dislocated workers, youth, foster care participants, incumbent workers, new entrants to the workforce, veterans, persons with disabilities, and employers. These activities promote an increase in employment, job retention, earnings, and occupational skill attainment by participants. This outcome improves the quality of the workforce, reduces welfare dependency, and enhances the productivity and competitiveness of the nation.

Who Qualifies for WIOA Funding?

Many people can qualify for WIOA grants. Workforce funding is generally budgeted into Adult, Dislocated Worker, Older Youth and Younger Youth categories. The majority of funding is budgeted toward adult and dislocated workers whose current job skills are out of date or will be soon. Clients seek training to update current skills or learn skills for a new career if his or her current occupation is not in demand. Generally unemployed, laid off, low income or homeless. Authorized to work in the U.S., not currently enrolled in a postsecondary school & minimum age requirement of 14 and older. Spouse of a member of Armed Forces who lost employment due to permanent change in duty station or is unemployed, underemployed and has difficulty finding or upgrading employment.

What is the Approval Process for WIOA Participants?

Prospective WIOA participants must visit a Job center to find out if they are eligible to receive WIOA grant funding. Prospective students who are good candidates for the program will meet with a WIOA Counselor who will help guide them through the process.

Starting Enrollment with WIOA & California Dental Certifications:

Step 1:

Call California Dental Certifications to inquire about WIOA.

Step 2:

Log onto caljobs.ca.gov to register and create an account.

Step 3:

Locate a Career Center near you (see list to the right), call and ask specifically: “I would like to attend an orientation to see if I qualify for funding to take a program. I have already registered on Cal Jobs”

*If you are Military or Military Spouse inform your counselor as you will receive priority processing.

Step 4:

Return to the CDC website (you are here now), add the Dental Assisting Course or Laboratory Technician CAD/CAM to your cart, follow the prompts and enter your information. For payment type, select WIOA BUTTON.

Step 5:

Call back California Dental Certifications and let us know your orientation date and time.

Step 6:

Keep CDC updated with your eligibility and meetings with WIOA.

*Keep in mind the qualification process may take up to a month to complete. Be Patient.

Step 7:

Your Career Counselor will not find California Dental Certifications. CDC works as CSUSM Dental Department, so look under:

  1. California State University San Marcos – Extended Learning – Dental Assisting Course or
  2. California State University San Marcos – Extended Learning – Dental CAD/CAM Course

California State University San Marcos
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA 92096

San Diego Career Centers:

South County Career Center
1111 Bay Blvd.
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 628-0300

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Career Center
330 Park Blvd. Room#555
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 231-4289

Metro Career Center
4389 Imperial Ave.
San Diego, CA 92113
(619) 266-4200

East County Career Center
(Located inside Public Consulting Group)
151 Van Houten Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 873-9300

North County Coastal Career Center
1949 Avenida Del Oro
Oceanside, CA 92056
(760) 871-1962

North County Inland Career Center
(Located in the County of San Diego Live Well Center)
649 W. Mission Ave.
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 740-5564

*If you do not live in southern California, please look for career centers in your area.

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