Waterford Adult Education Center

121 S. Reinway Ave.
Waterford, CA 95386

A Fresh Start

It is the goal of the Waterford Adult Education Center (WAEC) to encourage the development of life-long learning skills. No matter the circumstance, it is always beneficial to enhance our education to keep up with the demands of an ever complex job market. WAEC's main goal is to assist students in obtaining their high school diploma thus benefiting their lives and their economic outlook.

Earning a high school diploma is extremely important and we encourage all students who desire to succeed in their respective life to begin today. Come see what WAEC has to offer and the ways to enhance your life!

Being Prepared for Today's World

WAEC offers two course for those wanting to expand their workforce skills and open the door for new possibilities - Computers and Welding.  Growing a new skill is beneficial and advantageous for any adult student as it can build your confidence, open opportunities for getting a job or be the first step on the journey of going to college and/or a trade school.

Computers is a course for those wanting to learn the basics to more advanced skills.  Students can enroll and based on their level of skill, the teacher will work with them to craft a plan to expand their skills with common applications used in clerical applications such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, as well as general usage and navigation to name a few.  Come check it out and expand your computer knowledge.  

  • Classes are every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:30, room 512 at Waterford High School.

Welding is a basic course that is offered in conjunction with instructors from Modesto Junior College where students learn the basics of welding and its applications in a work environment.  Course highlights include:

  • Welding safety

  • Arc Welding (SMAW)

  • Oxy/Acetylene welding and cutting

Students who complete the course at WAEC can apply to MJC for their welding program and may have there first course waived in the program pathway sequence.

  • Classes are every Wednesday from 5:30 to 8:30 pm , Waterford Ag Shop of Sentinel High School

High School Diploma

For the adult student who aspires to earn their high school diploma, now is the time to enroll. We do offer an accelerated academic program for students 18 years or older and have attended high school for four years, to earn their diploma and there is no fee for attending the diploma program. Students who enroll in the diploma program will earn and learn at their own pace.

As a reminder:

  • There are no fees for the diploma program.

  • Students are required to complete 180 credits.

  • When you sign up, it would be advisable to bring school transcripts (unofficial is sufficient) from your last school attended to the adult school.

  • Students receive academic assistance from the instructor while in class.

  • Classes available online so you can work on them around your schedule

If you do not have your high school diploma and getting a job or attending college or a trade school is just one of your many goals, enrolling in the Waterford Adult Education Diploma program may be just what you are looking for.

Class times: 

  • Tuesday's 8:30 - 11:30 am located at room 19 at Waterford Junior High School

  • Wednesday's 9:30- 12:30 pm located at room 19 at Waterford Junior High School

  • Wednesday's 5:30 to 8:00 pm located at room 902 at Sentinel High School.

Call now for more information. (209) 874-9017

You will not regret this decision!