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Schuetz Career Center - SCC

The mission of the Schuetz Career Center is to provide vocational education for students in Special Education. Students participating in our program will be provided hands on opportunities to develop a foundation of entry level job skills.
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SCC Information 
SCC feels success starts with strong vocational training principles, ones that are vital to a student’s future earning potential. This educational need is a required component for graduation of Special Education students. A properly trained person stands to earn a better living than a person without knowledge of a skill. Students can get a head start by being trained at SCC before they go to work in our community.
Contact Information
8600 Shannon Drive                             
Bakersfield, Ca. 93307
Phone: (661) 827-4800
Fax: (661) 827-4804
Coordinator: Alan Mattlin
Program Specialist: Kellie Mettler
Office Hours
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Training Programs
  • Auto/Detailing: provides the student with pre-apprenticeship skills in Auto Body, Vehicle Maintenance and Vehicle Detailing. The program is conducted in an auto shop environment as a production shop in conjunction with classroom presentations. All students will have instruction in shop operations and procedures.
  • Custodial: provides students the opportunity to work as part of a team to develop skills necessary to work in the hospitality/custodial maintenance industry. Many local businesses and community members support this program by providing students the opportunity to gain practical hands on experience in a variety of real life working environments.
  • Food Services: provides students the opportunity to learn about entry-level positions in the food services industry. Students will be trained to perform an array of tasks needed to function in a restaurant setting. The class will operate as a restaurant three days per week during lunchtime. Students will gain experience in safe practices of food preparation in our industrial kitchen.
  • Graphic Arts/Retail: students have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary for entry level positions in the retail field. Students will perform a variety of tasks including stocking shelves, building end displays, and providing customer service while maintaining a safe and organized working environment at several local businesses. Students will also learn the technique of screen printing, sublimation, embroidery, merchandising and sales.
  • Maintenance & Operations/Welding 1: students have an opportunity to learn how to work effectively with peers, maintain power equipment, and be successful with challenges that arise on the job. Our services include landscaping, gardening, and field painting. The welding program teaches basic welding techniques and work site safety such as: Industry terminology, use of basic tools cutting and grinding, bonding metals using the ARC process, shop procedures, including safety practices, shop discipline, and cleaning/maintenance.
  • Wood/Furniture: students participate in building, refinishing, repairing, and reupholstering furniture. The class will also learn how to operate industrial equipment in a safe and efficient manner. 
General Information
  • Students enrolled at SCC are Juniors and Seniors and have a current IEP.
  • Students earn credit and all credits apply to the graduation requirements of the Kern High School District.
  • Students attending SCC have the opportunity to be trained in at least two job areas each school year. Upon graduation, a student should be able to focus on two or three potential job possibilities.
  • Transportation is provided by the Kern High School Transportation Department from the students home school to and from SCC.
SCC Student-Parent Handbook
WorkAbility I
The mission of Workability I (WAI) is to promote the involvement of key stakeholders including students, families, educators, employers and other agencies in planning and implementing an array of services that will culminate in successful student transition to competitive, integrated employment (CIE), lifelong learning and quality of life. This will be implemented as defined in California Education Code (EC) sections 56470–56474.
WorkAbility I is a state funded school-to-work program that provides comprehensive pre-employment training, employment placement, and follow-up for high school students in special education who are making the transition from school to work.
WorkAbility I is designed to promote career awareness and exploration while students complete their high school education program. WorkAbility I provides students with opportunities for job shadowing, paid and non-paid work experience, support and guidance from vocational personnel.
The WorkAbility I program is available to Kern High School District students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Students who meet the WAI eligibility requirements are given the opportunity to complete their high school education while also obtaining marketable job skills.
WorkAbility I is funded by a grant from the California Department of Education Special Education Department.

Teacher Coordinator for WorkAbilityI


Name: Stacey Bell

Phone #: (661) 827-4800


Sandy Niday - Director Special Education/SELPA