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Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate and empower students to meet their goals through participation in accredited, technologically advanced, vocational, academic and personal enrichment programs that prepare them for leading successful lives in the global community.

Accreditation

Simi Institute for Careers and Education is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.  This Certificate of Accreditation is in Room 302.  Our real estate, medical and dental programs are also full accredited by their specific accrediting boards. Vocational programs at the institute have been recognized as “Programs of Excellence” by the State of California Department of Education.  In addition, the Academic Skills Center has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the CDE.

About Us

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History

How does an educational institution thrive for 80 years in a world of constant change?  Simi Institute for Careers and Education has the formula for maintaining the dynamics needed for success.

 

Established in 1936 as the Simi Valley Adult School, our school was founded to extend learning to adults in our community.  It has flourished and expanded its educational services to meet the needs of the ever-changing Simi Valley community.  Initially, the adult school was part of Simi Valley Union High School.  Over the years, the school has grown to meet the educational needs of the community it serves. The adult school campus is located in the geographic center of Simi Valley near the corner of Los Angeles Avenue and Blackstock Avenue.  Additional facilities are utilized for the cosmetology and dental programs.  Also, numerous medical sites are used for instructional purposes.

 

Many adults find the flexible curriculum at the adult school suits their economical, sociological and psychological needs for education.  It provides help for many people to re-enter the work force with viable skills and offers a means to upgrade skills to further advance social and economic status.

 

The school enjoys a placement rate ranging from 70% to 100% in its many areas of study.  Students receive support from the counseling staff, teachers and administration. 

 

Our school has a variety of courses available.  Classes to assist students pass the General Education Diploma (GED), attain a high school diploma, or learn English are offered.  Additionally, many students attend the school for vocational needs.

 

Simi Institute offers training in many diverse areas of study.  Allied health training includes: ECG, EMT, home health aide, medical assistant, medical insurance billing, nurse assistant, pharmacy technician, phlebotomy, physical therapy aide, respiratory therapist and surgical technologist.  The Dental Technology offers courses in beginning and advanced Dental Technology as well as Dental CAD/CAM classes.  Simi Institute also offers classes for RDAs seeking continuing CEU credits: Coronal Polishing, California Radiation Safety and Pit and Fissure Sealants.  

 

Vocational classes include: machinist training, welding, business and computer classes, computer graphics, multimedia, web design, cosmetology, esthetician, manicuring and many community education classes.

 

Simi Institute for Careers and Education is a catch-all name that involves more than just buildings, equipment, administrators, counselors, instructors and support staff.  The institute is the final result of the melding of tangible and intangible; buildings and people; equipment and hard work toward the future and the realization of the school’s basic philosophy…to help people reach goals, to educate, to work toward the future.

 

Simi Institute for Careers and Education is celebrating 80 years of service.  However, it is a celebration to be shared with pride by the Simi Valley community.  Congratulations and thank you, Simi Valley, for 80 years of commitment to education and the institute.

Accreditation

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