The Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center offers programs in English as a second language, adult secondary and basic education, and parent education and citizenship. Career and technical education programs certify or credential students in certain specialties or vocations such as certified nurse assistant, licensed vocational nurse, medical billing and coding, or auto mechanics. The service center also offers a variety of programs for older adults and adults with disabilities.
Career and technical education is divided into two main programs. Business and medical education teaches students the skills they need to get better jobs through pre-employment training, skill description upgrading and career preparation classes. The center offers courses in various office occupations, the medical field and computer technology.
The Industrial education program helps equip students for careers in skilled trades through academic and hands-on training. Students can also gain work experience through affiliated programs with businesses and government-funded organizations. The center offers classes in auto mechanics, maintenance supervision, construction and welding as well as programs that prepare a student to be a chef assistant, baker, certified nurse assistant or licensed vocational nurse.
The Division of Adult and Career Education of the Los Angeles Unified School District operate the Maxine Waters Service Area. The school has a main campus on Central Avenue in Los Angeles, as well as six branches and alternative education and work centers.