Our Courses


Industrial Refrigeration

Train to become an Industrial Refrigeration Technician with RETA Certification. We are the only Vocational College in the West Coast to offer state-of-the-art training in Industrial & Ammonia Refrigeration.

Auto Technology

We provide a mix of in-depth instruction and hands-on training with experienced certified instructors, and one-on-one training with industry-standard tools from computer diagnostics to engine dyno testing.

Maintenance Technology

Our Industrial Technology program offers fundamental and real world hands-on training on industrial equipment and systems. We have state-of-the-art hardware for students to gain knowledge and experience.


Welding Technology

Our graduates are qualified welders who are in demand by employers. Employers choose our graduates because they are familiar with our programs and know that our graduates are have the practical skills necessary to be a welder.

Welcome to Modesto Technical College!

modestoModesto Technical Collegeis one of the top vocational training career schools in the Central Valley of California. We are dedicated to providing our students with "Hire Education" which is the training that will get you Hired in a fulfilling long term career

We offer various courses in Automotive Mechanic training, Industrial Refrigeration & Ammonia Refrigeration systems, HVAC, Programmable Logic Controllers, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance Technician and welding.  Any of which will lead you to a rewarding career.

Modesto Technical College students benefit from:

  • Support staff to help you to identify and qualify for financing for your training
  • Convenient morning, afternoon and evening classes (with online courses coming soon)
  • Concentrated course work leading to a fulfilling long term career
  • Supportive atmosphere with lab aids and lab techs
  • Small to medium size classes that will provide you with more personal attention
  • Graduate job placement assistance

Modesto Technical College – Where You Learn to Earn

Modesto Technical College was founded in 1996 to meet the training needs of employers and individuals. While employer preference played a major role in the formulation of curriculum and course content, the needs and individual characteristics of the trainee determined teaching methods, course length, and learning pace.

Our courses are not just designed to give you the training and experience you need for a fulfilling long term career we focus on training and experience that will allow you to get certified in your skill.  Industry level certification shows potential employers that you have the skills and can apply them to you job in an effective manner.  We insure our courses give you the skills needed for certification and will work with you to get you certified.  Below are some of the certifications our graduates can expect to achieve when they graduate from Modesto Technical College.

  • RETA Certification (in ammonia refrigeration)
  • ASE Certification for Auto Mechanic
  • MACS Certification for Auto Mechanic
  • Hunter Engineering certification for Auto Mechanic
  • BARS Certification for California smog technician
  • AWS Certifications in welding
  • ESCO Institute HVAC certification

Our counselling staff is trained in the details of the funding options available to finance your training. If you are interested in a new career we will work with you and the available funding agencies to help you get the training you need at the lowest possible cost to you. Click here for Help with Financing.

Modesto Technical College strives to provide excellence in technical and business education for the community of individuals it serves. The institution maintains excellence in classroom, laboratory, and equipment as well as in curricula, staff, and faculty. We provide you with the tools and knowledge to help get you obtain a career doing what you love to do!

Our training school is centrally located in Modesto California and can serve all of Northern California. Our location is especially convenient for students in Stockton, Tracy, Sacramento, Merced Turlock and Manteca.


MTC is an Official RETA Testing Site

Modesto Technical College is a Official RETA Testing site. Teresa Sanchez is an official RETA test Proctor.  She is also a certified Veterans Representative.