Advance Technical Institute believes that there should be no barriers to education. Educational opportunities should be made available to all who wish to learn, regardless of their current situation or past experiences in formal educational settings. We provide ways to include learners, keep doors open, and reopen doors that may have closed in the past. We prepare individuals with the foundational knowledge and basic educational skills needed to effectively participate in the world of today and tomorrow. We instill a sense of individual purpose, self-value, and courage in our students, motivating them to reach beyond what they can currently see.
Our mission is to provide affordable, quality instruction by experienced educators in a variety of subjects to adult learners . We serve postsecondary and secondary level students by providing courses and programs for various curriculum and individual needs, including prerequisites for other educational institutions, job requirements, and other purposes.
Mrs. Balderrama handles the week-by-week direction of Career Counseling services. As a bilingual-multicultural counselor she has over 15 years of experience in vocational rehabilitation counseling and assessment. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and an Independent Vocational Evaluator for the State of California Rehabilitation Department.
Mr. Cajas handles the direction of the GED and Adult Basic Education (ABE) academic services. As a multilingual-Multicultural Instructor he has international teaching experience in both the United States and in China. He holds a Bachelor of Science from University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s degree from University of California, Los Angeles.
Sylvia Iyott has over 20 years’ experience working in an office setting, previously working for the State of California. She graduated at the top of her class in high school and was named Valedictorian. After graduating, she continued on with her studies at Riverside Community College to earn her Associate of Arts Degree in Business Administration.
Sharon Martinez received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. She also received her Master’s of Science Degree in Public Administration in Management from the University of Southern California.
I started Advance Technical Institute to accomplish one goal and one goal only: To prepare individuals with the foundational knowledge and basic educational skills needed to effectively participate in the workforce of today and tomorrow!