Training Institute

In order to satisfactorily complete our vocational training programs, students must be willing to commit the required time and effort necessary to obtain employment-based proficiency. An assessment test will be given to determine student’s ‘ability to benefit’ from the training. Programs are designed to cover the subject in depth. The length of the course gives students ample opportunity to master the subject and become job-ready. Adequate time is given for students to obtain industry level skill sets required to obtain living wage employment.

The State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Vocational Education provides approval for the vocational courses offered at ICS.

Why ICS' Training Institute?


Focused Vocational Training

One can obtain their certificate and enter the workforce in less than one year! Our programs vary from 3 to 12 months with approximately 4 hour classes a day.

Flexible Scheduling

We offer day and/or evening classes. Our intake representatives will help individuals find a schedule that fits their life conveniently.

Industry Experience

Our instructors have worked in the industry. They know what it takes to be successful in the workplace and they help our students focus on those skills.

Real World Curriculum

To develop our programs, we ask representatives from the industry what they are seeking and design our curriculum to teach job-relevant skills.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. We have many ways to assist our students including assistance from third-party payers.

Career Placement Assistance

ICS’s administrative staff and case managers will assist participants in finding employment. Employment assistance includes: job fairs, resume preparation, interview role-playing, and job listings in the area.
Main Training

IT-Office Automation

Program Objectives: to ensure proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office Suite applications. Throughout our program students will master techniques in Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Our curriculum is designed for individuals that enter with minimal training or low-to-no work experience in computerized office operations.

Our training begins with a basic foundation of keyboarding (alpha numeric). We then move onto more sophisticated operations such as business letter formatting, e-mailing, cut and paste, Internet basic, webpage design, working with symbols, fonts, text effects, bullets and numbering, adjusting lines and paragraphs, hyper linking, table creation, merging documents, creating outlines, headers and footers, creating newspaper columns, working with graphics, and working with macros.

After mastering Word, students will complete training Excel which includes spreadsheets, basic functions, formula basics, saving spreadsheets as Web pages, function basics, working with 3D formulas, linking files, creating charts, learning the IF function, PMT functions, creating lookup tables, and pivot tables. Once a student finishes with Word and Excel, they move on to master Access and PowerPoint.

  • Instructional Method: Lectures, guest speakers, hands-on computer training, assignments/projects, videos, quizzes, and tests.
  • Length: 26 weeks; 390 clock hours
  • Days: 4 hours a day, 5 days a week (Mon-Fri)
  • Time: Day 8:30am – 11:30pm; Afternoon 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • A Certificate of Completion is awarded.

Upon completion of our program, student could expect entry-level employment as any one of the following: Junior Technical Support, Data Entry Operator, Word Processor/Typist, Record-keeping Clerk, Accounting Clerk, Administrative Support Specialist, Database Administrator Assistant, and PowerPoint Designer.

Students have the option to sit for the test to obtain a Microsoft Certification as an Office Specialist. (ICS is an Authorization Microsoft Training Center)

PC Technician
(Computer Repair Program)

Computer Repair Introduction
Networking Preparation
A+ Preparation
    Upon successful completion of the course, graduates will be able to:
  • Assemble, install, support, and maintain personal computers and peripherals
  • Troubleshoot problems
  • Make computer repairs
  • Perform computer upgrades

Students will have a working knowledge of the concepts of how a PC works. They will be able to recognize inherent problems that can be caused by the end user and the characteristics of each hardware and software device and problems that may occur.

  • Instructional Method: Lectures, lab, guest speakers, hands-on training, assignments/projects, mini job assignments, video, quizzes, and tests. The PC repair tech provides high-tech skills, versatility, and knowledge that link theory with hands-on use of computer equipment.
  • Days: 4 hours a day, 5 days a week (Mon-Fri)
  • Time: Day 9:30am – 12:30pm; Afternoon 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • A Certificate of Completion is awarded.

Students who complete our program will have the necessary skills to gain entry-level employment as computer technicians, computer repair technicians, computer maintenance technicians, and computer service technicians.


Our program provides adults the opportunity to prepare to take their high school GED (General Educational Development) test. Earn your GED for free.

Students are provided with individualized help in reviewing Literature, Mathematics, Writing, Social Science, and Science. Practice tests are given by the teacher to assess each student’s progress and readiness for the GED. (High School Equivalency Certificate)Test.

Adults needing Audit Basic Education (ABE) take supportive classes to provide individualized instruction in reading, writing, math, and other basic skills. ABE also provides remedial education, career assessment, and career counseling.

We provide both day time and evening programs. Classes are free with all books and materials included. Registration is required and individuals may enroll anytime throughout the year. The only requirement that we have is that individuals must be 17 years or older who have not earned a regular high school diploma or GED in the United States.

Green Tech Training
  • Energy Efficiency Rater

    Your utility bills keep going up and you know your old appliances aren’t as energy efficient as newer ones. Plus the government has come up with energy efficiency ratings to help you make economical and environmental choices, but you just don’t know what those numbers are telling you.

    Energy Efficiency Ratings (EER)
    There are different energy efficiency ratings for different types of products

    Central Air Conditioners.
    SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) is the measure of efficiency. The higher the number the more energy efficient the unit is. Look for a unit with a SEER of 12 or more.

    Room Air conditioners.
    EER (Energy efficiency rating) is the measure. Here again the higher the number the more energy efficient the unit is. However, an important consideration in choosing a room air conditioner (besides energy efficiency) is matching the size of the room with the size of the air conditioning unit. An undersized unit (no matter how energy efficient) will run constantly and use extra energy. As a gauge, a 9,000 British Thermal Unit (BTU) air conditioner will effectively cool an area of 350 to 400 square feet.

    Washing Machine.
    EF (energy factor) Indicates the number of complete cycles a washer will operate while using one kilowatt-hour of electricity. The current federal standard for energy efficient washers is an EF of 1.18, while Energy Star washers require an EF of 2.5.

    EF (energy factor) once again is the unit of measurement, and indicates the number of complete cycles a dishwasher will complete while using one-kilowatt hour of electricity. Dishwashers that qualify for the Energy Star label have an EF of 0.52 or greater.

    Refrigerators and freezers.
    The labels indicates the number of kilowatt-hours of electricity the appliance will use in one year of operation. The smaller the number, the more efficient the appliance.

  • Solar Installation

    ICS promotes high-quality training in the installation of solar technologies. Our goal is accelerate market adoption of solar technologies by ensuring that high-quality installations are standard and to create sustainable jobs within the solar installation industry.

    Our course is designed for individuals wanting to get into the fastest growing form of power generation in the world – solar power. In this course you will learn the fundamentals of solar energy, markets and applications for photovoltaic technology (PV), system sizing principles and PV array electrical & mechanical design. Students will also have an opportunity to setup a small solar circuit in a lab setting to reinforce the concepts taught in the classroom.

    Installation course will cover:
    - Conducting a Site Assessment
    - Selecting a System Design
    - Installing Subsystems and Components at the Site
    - Performing a System Checkout and Inspection
    - Maintaining and Troubleshooting a System

  • Weatherization

    With ICS' Weatherization Course individuals will become a certified technician. This ICS Weatherization Certification provides the skills and techniques necessary to properly air seal and insulate a home. In our ICS Building Analyst training you learn how to diagnose and prioritize energy retrofit work in a home. Individuals will also learn the right way to caulk, flash, and insulate a home.

    The techniques of home energy retrofits: Learn the proper installation of residential air-sealing measures including dense-pack insulation, spray-foam, caulk, mastic, foam board, bubble blanket, fire-rated sealants and barriers, as well as techniques for sealing and insulating ducts, canned lights, attic hatches, crawlspaces, plumbing penetrations, top-plates and a variety of gaps, cracks and openings found in a home.

    Hands-on test for the BPI Residential Building Envelope Accessible Areas Air Leakage Control Installer Certification.

    Covers the environmental conditions necessary for a successful weatherization infrared survey, as well as pitfalls to avoid.

  • Energy Audits

    Our course is one of the best in home-study energy audit training and certification. This means that our unique training system is the preferred method of training by discerning students, like you. What makes our programs so unique is that you do not need to take time off, attend classes, or interrupt your busy schedule. You get the same energy audit training you would in a classroom but at a fraction of the cost.

    We provide a nationally recognized Building Performance Institute (BPI) training and Energy Auditor certification upon completion. BPI programs have been structured with one important fact in mind: the house is a system and everything is connected. Learn the important home energy inspection topics and prepare to pass the included 2 hour, 100 question written exam and the 2 hour one-on-one field exam. This BPI Building Analyst classroom training gives you the essential knowledge and credentials to perform a home or light commercial energy audit.

At ICS Success Is Achieved
Through Vision & Action!