CET Campuses are currently closed for in-class instruction due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Students and staff are encouraged to obtain information from healthcare providers, state health authorities and the CDC website.
FAQs During COVID-19
Q: Is CET still open during Shelter-in-Place Orders?
A: CET is still open to facilitate distance learning but our campuses are currently closed.
Q: I am interested in attending CET. Is it safe and can I still enroll?
A: Yes, CET has open enrollment and you can start anytime, even now. You will want to contact your CET’s Admissions department to schedule a call and then an appointment. CET staff are following all guidelines and will prepare you or answer any health questions before you come in.
Q: If I decide to enroll, how will I get to meet with/communicate with my teacher?
A: Before you start your class, we will set up a video session where you can get to know your instructor. You’ll be “apart together”, and your instructor will also let you know of any groups or other ways your fellow students are collaborating.
Q: CET offers hands-on training. How does this work?
A: CET transition to hybrid learning using “Canvas”. CET’s programs have two parts: theory and practice. Luckily, our teaching and learning model adapts well so you can start your training. CET starts with theory online on Canvas. Once campuses reopen, you’ll be able to get your hands-on practice.
Q: I got laid off and started receiving unemployment benefits. My financial situation has changed. I applied for Financial Aid before all of this, so do I have to reapply?
A: If you applied and CET was a school you listed, contact your Financial Aid Officer for guidance based on your circumstances. If you were laid off and are receiving Unemployment Benefits, you may be eligible to receive benefits while in training.
Q: I am a current student, when will we be returning to the classroom?
A: CET is following all health guidelines and looks forward to returning to campus. Instructors will announce when campuses are open.
Q: I am a CET student and was informed I will be getting one-time aid from CET. How will I know if I am eligible?
A: CET has received federal emergency funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide financial assistance to our students. These one-time grant funds can be used to help cover any direct educational expenses, such as books or computers, or other related costs, including housing, health care, food, or child care expenses during this pandemic.
The following criteria need to be in place for students to receive this grant:
Students who have met the financial aid eligibility in one of the two groups will receive a CARES grant so long as the limited funds continue to be available.
Group One: Students completed a FAFSA, met all financial aid eligibility criteria and were deemed Pell Grant eligible. This group of students will receive a one-time payment of $800 in CARES grant.
Group Two: Students completed a FAFSA, met all financial aid eligibility criteria and were deemed NOT Pell Grant eligible (Federal Student Loans only). This group of students will receive a one-time payment of $400 in CARES grant.
Students who have completed a FAFSA, met all financial aid eligibility criteria and were deemed either eligible or not for the Pell Grant, do not need to take any action, the grant check will be mailed to their address on record.
Students interested in receiving this Emergency grant (as long as funding is still available) may complete their FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov.ed and notify their Financial Aid Officer.
CARES-HEERF Report – click here
Notices from CET’s Central Administration
5/22/2020 – Letter to CET Students – Next Steps. Read this message from CET’s Central Administration.
4/6/2020 – Letter to CET Students, Staff, and Communities – Ongoing Stay at Home. Read this message from CET’s Central Administration.
3/23/2020 – Statewide precautions in place for CET locations in California. Read this message from CET’s Central Administration.
3/16/2020 – CET remains open during Corona Virus precautionary measures. Read this message from CET Central Administration on training school status.
Links to County Public Health Departments:
El Paso County, Fairfax County, Imperial County, Monterey County, Riverside County, Santa Barbara County, San Bernardino County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, San Diego County, Ventura County.