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ACE Program - Career and Technical Education


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The Accelerated Certificate & Employment (ACE) program offers accelerated certificates with an occupational emphasis. Norco College trains residents for careers in high-demand occupations, such as Automated Systems Technician, Computer Numerical Control Programmer, and Electrician. These programs offer the education and training necessary to lead individuals directly to employment.

We have taken our technical programs with high industry demand and created accelerated schedules, allowing students to complete a 2 year certificate in less than 7 months. These programs provide added emphasis on employability skills, offering students several opportunities to prepare for job interviews offered by industry partners. Students also have the opportunity to meet employers through program coordinated presentations.

Note: Associate of Science Degree programs require completion of at least 60 units of credit, which normally will take 4 semesters. Certificate programs, many of which lead to an Associate of Science degree, vary in the number of units required. Most can be completed in 2 - 4 semesters. Each course required for a certificate must be completed with a “C” grade or better.  All can be counted toward its related degree.

Upcoming Info Sessions

Classes fill quickly, so please apply for Norco College early. You can learn more about our accelerated program at multiple information sessions. Click here to RSVP for one of the upcoming Info Session dates listed below.

  • Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 3:30 pm in CSS 219
  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 3:30 pm in CSS 219
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 3:30 pm in CSS 219
  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm in CSS 219
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm in CSS 219
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm in CSS 219
  • Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm in CSS 219
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm in CSS 219
  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm in CSS 219

Please note, CSS (Center for Student Success) is located near Lot D and is shown as building “S” on the campus map. Be sure to purchase a temporary parking permit when you visit the campus. 

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Click here to be contacted with more details.


ACE courses are held at Norco College at 2001 Third Street, Norco, CA 92860. Click here to see a campus map.

Tuition & Fees

The cost for each certificate program is less than $5,000, including books. As a Norco College student, you may qualify for financial aid to pay for tuition, textbooks, and other school related costs.

To apply for financial aid assistance, visit the Student Financial Services site for more details.

ACE Program Certificates

Where do I start?

  1. Apply for Norco College here
    • Click on APPLY NOW in the links on the right hand side.
  2. Apply for Financial Aid here
    • Click, Start A New FAFSA
  3. Contact Project Supervisor, Jesse Lopez, for more details here

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