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CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE)
AT WEST VALLEY OCCUPATIONAL CENTER

General Office
Medical Office
Finance
Real Estate
Public Service
Health Careers
Physical Therapy Careers
Child Care Occupations
Cosmetology
Fashion
Culinary Arts & Hospitality
Graphics Arts
Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)
Electronics
Computer Repair
Network Technician
Air Conditioning/Refrigeration
Photovoltaics
Custodial Services
Locksmithing
Landscaping

GENERAL OFFICE


  ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/1: OFFICE PROCEDURES    75-35-50
DESCRIPTION: This is one of three courses designed for administrative assistant training. Students receive technical instruction and practical experience in office procedures. It includes an orientation, workplace safety procedures, resource management, business ethics and attitudes, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on the proper use of office tools and equipment including electronic calculating machines and reprographic equipment, telephone etiquette, email and mail processing, data and records management, the appropriate use of reference materials, and travel arrangements.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10 (1/13) 1703 M - F 8:30 am - 10:30 am 303 Torres $90



  ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/2: BUSINESS ENGLISH    75-35-60
DESCRIPTION: This is one of three courses designed for administrative assistant training. Students receive technical instruction and practical experience in written and oral business communications. It includes a review of workplace safety procedures and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on the rules of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and the application of those rules in business writing and reporting. It also covers techniques in effective reading, listening and speaking.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10 (3/24) 1741 M - F 8:30 am - 10:30 am 303 Torres $90



  TYPIST: KEYBOARDING/1    71-50-84
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to introduce students to computer keyboarding skills and teach common computer terminology.
PREREQUISITES: Minimum high-intermediate level of English equivalency, or completion of or concurrent enrollment in ESL Intermediate High/A.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline and 25 wpm with 80% accuracy on a 5-minute timed writing.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10/10 (Forum) 713/743 M - F 10:45 am - 12:45 pm 303 Torres $50
  10 (3/24) (Forum) 744 M - Th 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm 201 Roe $50



  TYPIST: KEYBOARDING/2    71-50-86
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to introduce students to skills used in office occupations. The course includes computer terminology, operation safety and maintenance, keyboarding review, document formatting and applications, office career preparation, and basic employability skills.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. Completion of Typist: Keyboarding/1 (see above).
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline and type 30 wpm with 97% accuracy on a 5-minute timed writing.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10/10 (Forum) 713/743 M - F 10:45 am - 12:45 pm 303 Torres $50
  10 (3/24) (Forum) 744 M - Th 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm 201 Roe $50



 



  COMPUTER OPERATION/1: FOUNDATIONS    75-35-80
DESCRIPTION: This course, designed for students of all career pathways, provides a comprehensive understanding of basic computing and the Windows 7 operating system. Among the topics included are: the proper use of the keyboard and mouse; a general familiarity with hardware and software; an introduction to word processing and electronic file management; and an overview of the internet and use of email.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. Concurrent enrollment in Typist: Keyboarding is recommended.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10/10 1704/1742 M - F 8:30 am - 10:30 am 211 Giammattei $90
  10/10 1705/1743 M - F 10:45 am - 12:45 pm 302 Rosen $90
  10 (1/13) 1706 M - Th 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm 201 Roe $90



  COMPUTER OPERATION/2: APPLICATIONS    75-35-90
DESCRIPTION: This course provides students with an introduction to Microsoft’s Office 2010 Word and Excel program applications. Covering the fundamentals of each program, students will learn about creating and editing documents and spreadsheets; applying formatting elements and page layouts; producing tables and charts; saving and printing files; and more.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. Computer Basics (see above), Literacy or Fundamentals or equivalent Challenge Tests (click here to see the test schedule).
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10 (1/13) 1708 M - F 8:30 am - 10:30 am 307 Galvan $90
  10 (3/24) 1745 M - F 10:45 am - 12:45 pm 307 Galvan $90
  10/10 1707/1744 M - Th 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm 303 Kowaney $90



  COMPUTER OPERATION/3: DATABASE MANAGEMENT    75-45-50
DESCRIPTION: This course provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in database management. It includes a review of workplace safety and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on basic filing, alphabetical indexing, cross-referencing techniques for on-file documents, application of system commands for file maintenance; the creation, documentation, and protection of functional data files; and understanding key aspects of Access database program, including record creation, tables, forms, queries, and filtering.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. Computer Operations/2: Software Applications (see above) or equivalent Challenge Tests (click here to see the test schedule).
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10 (3/24) 1746 M - F 8:30 am - 10:30 am 307 Galvan $90



  COMPUTER OPERATION/4: PRESENTATIONS    75-45-60
DESCRIPTION: This course provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in presentation programs. It includes workplace safety and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on the different types of presentation graphics software, understanding the parts of the PowerPoint screen, navigating an existing presentation, creating a new presentation using the basic principles of design, filling in text boxes, inserting and formatting objects to edit and improve the presentation graphics, adding private notes for the speaker, printing the slides, and tips to maximize the effect and utility of the presentation.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English and successful completion of Computer Operations/2: Software Applications (see above) or equivalent Challenge Tests (click here to see the test schedule).
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10 (1/13) 1709 M - F 10:45 am - 12:45 pm 307 Galvan $90


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MEDICAL OFFICE


  HEALTH INFORMATION TECH/1: TERMINOLOGY    76-15-50
DESCRIPTION: This is the first course in a series of five designed for health information technology, preparing students for employment in health-related fields. Students will develop the ability to understand the language of medicine through learning word parts relating to body systems, including word building, analysis of terms, spelling and pronunciation. An overview of healthcare specializations including clinical, diagnostic, and surgical procedures, pathological conditions and medications will also be covered. This course is a prerequisite for all other HIT courses.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10 (1/13) 4106 M - F 10:45 am - 12:45 pm 205 Dorsey $100
  10 (3/24) 4140 M - F 8:30 am - 10:30 am 205 Dorsey $100
  20 4100 MW 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm 203 Alvarez $100



 

HEALTH INFORMATION TECH/2:
ELECTRONIC RECORDING AND FILING    76-15-60

DESCRIPTION: Learn the necessary skills for employment as a medical front-office assistant. This course prepares individuals for entry-level employment in a healthcare environment. Training includes safety procedures, medical ethics and HIPAA regulations and confidentiality policy, healthcare forms and reports, and entering patient demographic information using Medisoft. Financial recordkeeping, telephone techniques, filing practices, appointment scheduling, chart assembly and employability skills will also be covered.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. HIT Terminology, 35 wpm, Computer Basics, Literacy or Fundamentals or equivalent Challenge Tests (click here to see the test schedule).
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.

  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10 (1/13)
(forum)
_____ M - F 10:45 am - 12:45 pm 203 Staff $100



  HEALTH INFORMATION TECH/3: INSURANCE AND BILLING    76-15-70
DESCRIPTION: This course prepares individuals for entry-level employment as an insurance billing specialist in medical offices, clinics, clinical laboratories, insurance companies and other facilities. Students will learn computerized office management using Medisoft including the use of EMR (Electronic Medical Record). Instruction will include insurance terminology, patient demographic entry, procedure and payment entry, and HIPAA guidelines. Medical record documentation guidelines will also be discussed. Various types of insurance plans will be covered including Medicare, Medicaid (Medi-Cal), HMOs, private/group insurance, Workers’ Compensation and State Disability. Training includes reading EOBs, handling collections and the appeals process. Employability skills will also be addressed.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. HIT Terminology, 35 wpm, Computer Basics, Literacy or Fundamentals or equivalent Challenge Tests (click here to see the test schedule).
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10 (1/13) 4107 M - F 8:30 am - 10:30 am 205 Dorsey $100
  10 (3/24)
(forum)
745 M - F 10:45 am - 12:45 pm 205 Dorsey $100



 



  HEALTH INFORMATION TECH/4: DIAGNOSTIC CODING SYSTEMS
[ICD-10-CM]    76-15-80

DESCRIPTION: This course prepares individuals to transform written descriptions of diseases, injuries, conditions, signs and symptoms into numerical designations (3-5 digit codes) for purposes of reimbursement and statistical reporting. Official coding guidelines are reviewed to comply with Federal regulations.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. HIT/1 and HIT/3 (or instructor approval), 35 wpm, Computer Basics, Literacy or Fundamentals or equivalent Challenge Tests (click here to see the test schedule).
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook, Coding Manual and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10 (1/13) 4108 M - F 8:30 am - 10:30 am 203 Kinne $100
  10 (3/24) _____ M - F 10:45 am - 12:45 pm 203 Staff $100



  HEALTH INFORMATION TECH/5: AMBULATORY CODING SYSTEMS
[CPT/HCPCS]    76-15-90

DESCRIPTION: This course prepares individuals to convert descriptions of medical, surgical, and diagnostic procedures rendered by health care providers into five-digit numeric codes for the purpose of effectively and efficiently communicating to insurance companies the procedures and service provided to patients. Training includes coding compliance, the use of five-digit codes and two-digit modifiers, identifying and applying coding guidelines to all the sections of the coding manual, as well as abstracting principles.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. HIT/1 and HIT/3 (or instructor approval), 35 wpm, Computer Basics, Literacy or Fundamentals or equivalent Challenge Tests (click here to see the test schedule).
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook, Coding Manua and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10 (3/24) 4141 M - F 8:30 am - 10:30 am 203 Kinne $100
  20 4102 TTh 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm 203 Alvarez $100
  Note: Coding classes help prepare students for National Coding Examinations.


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FINANCE


  BANKING/1: OPERATIONS    75-25-50
DESCRIPTION: This course is the first in a sequence of two designed for banking. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in banking operations. Emphasis is placed on the operation of a ten-key pad, banking policies and procedures, products and services, checks and deposits, and concepts and practices involving debits and credits, balancing, reconciliation, and records management.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10 (1/13) _____ M - Th 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm 211 Staff $50



  BANKING/2: MANAGEMENT    75-25-60
DESCRIPTION: This course is the second in a sequence of two designed for banking. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in basic banking management. Emphasis is placed on principles of bank management, customer service, asset and liabilities, computer data and reports, and managerial responsibilities.
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Banking/1: Operations (see above).
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10 (3/24) _____ M - Th 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm 211 Staff $50



  ACCOUNTING/1    75-15-50
DESCRIPTION: This course is the first of two courses designed to provide students with technical instruction and practical experience in double-entry accounting systems. Instruction includes an orientation, workplace safety, resource management, business math, tools and equipment, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on regulatory agencies and professional groups, basic accounting principles, journals, general ledgers, worksheets, financial statements, adjusting and closing entries, spreadsheet accounting, accounts payable, accounts payable subsidiary ledgers, uncollectible accounts receivable, inventories and investments, short-term liabilities, and basic banking principles and procedures related to accounting.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10/10 1702/1740 M - F 10:45 am - 12:45 pm 201 Granados $60



  ACCOUNTING/2    75-15-60
DESCRIPTION: This course is the second of two designed to provide students with the technical instruction and practical experience in double-entry accounting systems. Emphasis is placed on the forms of business organizations, fixed assets, long-term liabilities, financial statement analysis, payroll, discounts, returns and allowances, job costing accounting, plant assets and depreciation, notes and interest, accrued items, and end-of-fiscal period.
PREREQUISITES: Accounting/1 (see above) and employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. Concurrent enrollment in Computer Operations/1: Foundations recommended.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10/10 (Forum) 714/741 M - F 8:30 am - 10:30 am 201 Granados $60



  ACCOUNTING CLERK: UPGRADE (QuickBooks)    71-10-80
DESCRIPTION: This competency-based course is designed to introduce the principles and processes involved in computerized systems (QuickBooks). It includes automated accounting, critical thinking/problem solving, employability skills, assessment of skills, and ethical decision making skills which prepare individuals for employment in accounting and related occupations.
PREREQUISITES: Accounting/1 (see above) and employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. Basic computer skills.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10/10 (Forum) 714/741 M - F 8:30 am - 10:30 am 201 Granados $80
  10 (3/24) ____ M - Th 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm 307 Staff $80



  TAX PREPARATION    75-15-70
DESCRIPTION: This competency-based course is a part of a sequence designed for accounting. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in tax preparation. Emphasis is placed on the principles of taxation, the purposes of federal, state, and local tax laws; and the principles and procedures related to income tax preparation and filing.
PREREQUISITES: Accounting experience and basic computer skills.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10 (1/13) _____ M - Th 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm 307 Staff $60


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REAL ESTATE


  REAL ESTATE: PRINCIPLES    71-40-90
DESCRIPTION: This course meets statutory requirements for broker’s/salesperson’s license (Department of Real Estate (DRE) Approval No. 894.87). It prepares students for the California Real Estate salesperson’s license examination. It includes instruction in the major aspects of real estate law, the California Department of Real Estate, contracts, deeds, titles, encumbrances, leases, financing, land descriptions, business opportunities, real estate computation, and ethics.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Day Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 1701 Th 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm 208 Montenegro $80
  20 _____ M 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm 208 Staff $80



  REAL ESTATE: FINANCE    71-40-70
DESCRIPTION: This course meets statutory requirements for broker’s/salesperson’s license (Department of Real Estate (DRE) Approval No. 996.88). It includes instruction in the financing of real estate, the different types of loans, and requirements to qualify both the property and the borrower for the loan. Topics include mortgage instruments, construction loans, financial math, and different types of lenders; secondary market financing, including conventional and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (FHLMC) and Federal National Mortgage Corporation (FNMC) purchases; Veteran’s Administration (VA) and Federal Housing Authority (FHA) underwriting and guarantees; and ethics of real estate.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Day Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 1700 T 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm 208 Montenegro $80



  REAL ESTATE: PRACTICE AND ETHICS    71-40-80
DESCRIPTION: This course meets statutory requirements for broker’s/salesperson’s license (Department of Real Estate (DRE) Approval No. 1194-90). It includes instruction in basic business, financial, and sales practices of real estate. It covers agency laws, various types of contracts and their usage, competitive market analysis, types of advertising, various methods of real estate finance, property management, escrow procedures, tax aspect of real estate practice and the standards of real estate ethics.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Day Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 _____ W 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm 208 Staff $80


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PUBLIC SERVICE


  SECURITY OFFICER TRAINEE    78-85-70
DESCRIPTION: This course prepares students for entry-level employment as security officers. Instruction includes powers of arrest, public relations, arrest, search and seizure, access control, working with difficult people, crowd control, parking/traffic control, and safety policies and procedures.
PREREQUISITES: Concurrent high school students must be at least 16 years old, with at least a 2.0 grade point average and good attendance record.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10/10 ____/____ M - F 8:30 am - 10:30 am 301 Staff $60


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HEALTH CAREERS


  NURSE ASSISTANT: LONG-TERM CARE AND HOME HEALTH AIDE    77-50-80  (Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION: This course offers an overview of anatomy, physiology, nutrition, medical terminology and an introduction to diseases and disorders. Emphasis is given to safety principles, infection control and the philosophy of nursing. This course also integrates methods for meeting the social and psychological needs of the patient. Nursing skills and clinical procedures are practiced in the classroom skills laboratory before being demonstrated in a community health facility. Upon completion of the required theory and clinical practice, the student will be qualified as a Home Health Aide and will be a candidate for the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) state examination.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. 8.0 reading level (click here to see the test schedule), no criminal record, current ID, TB clearance, physical exam, BLS valid CPR Healthcare Provider Card, and Social Security Number. Applicants passing the entrance examination will be given registration information for the upcoming class.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
COST: Approximate total cost for the program is $800 (registration, books, insurance, fingerprinting, uniform and supplies).
NOTE: Must pay registration fee plus $15 insurance fee and $52 fingerprinting fee at time of registration. Insurance and fingerprinting fees are non-refundable and are payable in cash only. Clinical rotation hours TBA.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10 (1/13) 4505 TWTh 8:30 am - 5:15 pm 32 Eredia $200
  10 (3/24) 4540 TWTh 8:30 am - 5:15 pm 32 Eredia $200



  PHARMACY TECHNICIAN    77-90-60
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to prepare students for employment in a pharmaceutical setting. The class consists of theory and clinical preparation to include: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmaceutical settings, duties and responsibilities of a Pharmacy Technician, pharmaceutical terms, abbreviations and symbols, metric and apothecary systems, drug requirements, record-keeping, dispensing prescriptions, knowledge of manufacturing, and packaging and labeling of drug products. Students will perform Pharmacy Technician activities in the classroom and at a community site while under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. At successful completion of this course, students will be qualified to register with the California State Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certified Board Exam (PTCB).
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. High School Diploma or GED, no criminal record, Basic “C” CPR Certificate, TB clearance and physical exam, 10.0 reading level (click here to see the test schedule), and basic math skills (to be evaluated in class). Typing speed of 25 wpm highly recommended. Applicants passing the entrance examination will be given registration information for the upcoming class.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Approximate total cost for the program is $1500 (registration, insurance, books, and supplies).
NOTE: Must pay registration fee plus $15 insurance fee at time of registration. Insurance fee is non-refundable and is payable in cash only.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 4502 M - F 8:30 am - 3:15 pm 36 Diment/George $650


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PHYSICAL THERAPY CAREERS


  PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE    76-45-50
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION: This course prepares students to provide basic physical therapy treatment in health care facilities. Instruction includes: employability skills, workplace safety and infection control, ethical and legal standards, interpersonal skills, and medical terminology. It presents an overview of selected anatomy and physiology systems as well as the disorders and treatments for those bodily systems. Instruction and practice are provided in the assessment of vital signs, body mechanics, treatment methods, therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises and mobility training. Practice of skills in the classroom and laboratory/clinical observations are all included in the training.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. Good health, 6.0 reading level (click here to see the test schedule). Applicants passing the entrance examination will be given registration information for the upcoming class.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
COST: Approximate total cost for the program is $300 (registration, books, uniform and supplies).
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 4103 TWTh 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm 35 Mubiru $90



  SPORTS THERAPY AIDE    76-45-55
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION: This course provides students with hands-on training and basic knowledge of certified athletic trainer (ATC), sport therapy/physical therapy aide, massage therapist, personal trainer and other health care professionals. Instruction includes employability skills, facility management, fitness consulting, athletic training, sports conditioning, prevention and treatment of injuries, nutrition, fitness and exercise, safety and infection control, vital signs and first aid.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. Good health.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
COST: Approximate total cost for the program is $300 (registration, books, uniform and/or supplies).
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 4140 TW
Th
8:30 am - 12:15 pm
8:30 am - 11:45 am
35 Mubiru $90


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  CHILD CARE OCCUPATIONS
To earn a certificate students must complete the 2 core classes. Ten hours of field work per week are required for each of the classes. Classes may be taken in any order. The two classes meet the qualifications for pre-school teachers and/or directors set by the State Department of Social Services, the licensing agency for child care centers.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ASSISTANT/1
72-10-90

DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide training for the Child Care professional seeking employment in pre-schools, child care centers and child development programs. The State of California requires classroom instruction in both Child Growth and Development and Child Care and Guidance I. to earn credit for the course. This course also includes guided observations and fieldwork experience with groups of young children.
PREREQUISITES: T.B. test required for field training.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 4500 MW 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm 212 Shirley $140


  EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION ASSISTANT/2    72-20-50
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide training for the Child Care professional seeking employment in pre-schools, child care centers and child development programs. This course provides the classroom instruction and training required by the State of California for Child Care and Guidance II. and Home, School and Community. Instruction includes guided observations and fieldwork experience with groups of young children.
PREREQUISITES: T.B. test required for field training.
To be offered Fall Semester 2014.


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COSMETOLOGY


  COSMETOLOGY/1    78-45-60
COSMETOLOGY/2    78-45-63
COSMETOLOGY/3    78-45-65
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION: These courses meet the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (CSBBC) 1600 hour training requirement. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience to develop the skills needed to take and pass the Cosmetology Licensing Exam. Students will learn disinfection, hairstyling, hair cutting, chemical texturing, hair coloring, nail care and skin care procedures.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. 10.0 reading level (click here to see the test schedule). Applicants passing the entrance exam will be given registration information for the upcoming class.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
COST: Approximate total cost for the program is $3700 (registration, books, and supplies).
  Course Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  Cosmo 1 4503 M - Th 8:30 am - 3:15 pm 3/4 Sumera $910
  Cosmo 2
(Forum)
619 M - Th 8:30 am - 4:45 pm 16 Zelyan $910
  Cosmo 3
(Forum)
619 M - Th 8:30 am - 4:45 pm 16 Lahham $910



  ESTHETICIAN/1    78-45-80
ESTHETICIAN/2    78-45-83
ESTHETICIAN/3    78-45-85

DESCRIPTION: These courses meet the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (CSBBC) 600 hour training requirement. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience to develop the skills needed to take and pass the Esthetician Licensing Exam. Students will learn skin care procedures such as facials (plain, electric, and chemical), eyebrow shaping with tweezers and wax, daytime, evening, and corrective make up techniques.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. 10.0 reading level (click here to see the test schedule). Applicants passing the reading test will be given registration information for the upcoming class.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
COST: Approximate total cost for the program is $1500 (registration, books, and supplies).
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  40 620 M - Th 8:30 am - 1:15 pm 13/14 Yermilova $230
  Note: Students must start in Esthetician/1 in the Fall Semester and advance to Esthetician/2, then Esthetician/3 as one group throughout the school year to be able to complete the program by June 2014. Class fee is charged for each level.



  MANICURING/1    78-10-90
MANICURING/2    78-10-95

(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
These courses meet the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (CSBBC) 400 hour training requirement. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience to develop the skills needed to take and pass the Manicuring Licensing Exam. Students will learn manicuring, pedicuring, nail tips, wraps, and acrylic application techniques.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. 8.0 reading level (click here to see the test schedule). Applicants passing the reading test will be given registration information for the upcoming class.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
COST: Approximate total cost for the program is $1000 (registration, books, and supplies).
  Course Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  Manicuring/2
(11/12/13-3/6/14)
(Forum)
707 M - Th 8:30 am - 1:15 pm 15 Cao $260
  Manicuring/1
(3/10/14-6/5/14)
(Forum)
707 M - Th 8:30 am - 1:15 pm 15 Cao $260


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FASHION


  FASHION/1    74-55-50
DESCRIPTION: This course is the first of four designed to provide students with project-based experiences in apparel design and illustration as used in today’s industry. Instruction includes an orientation, workplace safety policies and procedures, trade mathematics, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on current inspiration and sources of design and illustration techniques used for developing a line, basic sewing principles and techniques, and basic patternmaking principles and techniques.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10/10
(Forum)
705/___ M- Th 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm 53 Chang $80



  FASHION/2    74-55-60
DESCRIPTION: This course is the second of four designed to provide students with project-based experiences in apparel design, illustration, and patternmaking as used in today’s industry. Instruction includes an introduction and reviews of workplace safety policies and procedures, resource management, trade mathematics, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on advanced design and illustration techniques used for developing a line, sewing and garment construction techniques, and manual patternmaking and draping techniques.
PREREQUISITES: Fashion/1 (see above) and employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10/10
(Forum)
705/___ M- Th 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm 53 Chang $80



  FASHION/3    74-55-70
DESCRIPTION: This course is the third of four designed to provide students with project-based experiences in computerized apparel design, illustration, and patternmaking as used in today’s industry. Instruction includes an introduction, reviews of workplace safety policies and procedures, resource management, and employability skills, and introductory entrepreneurship. Emphasis is placed on computerized techniques in design and illustration, tailoring and production sewing techniques, and computerized patternmaking techniques.
PREREQUISITES: Fashion/2 (see above) and employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. Basic computer skills.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
To be offered Fall Semester 2014.



  FASHION/4    74-55-80
DESCRIPTION: This course is the last in a sequence of four designed to provide students with project-based experiences in apparel history, design, and manufacturing. Instruction includes an introduction and review of workplace safety policies and procedures, resource management, employability skills, and entrepreneurship. Emphasis is placed on the historical inspiration of fashion and costumes, textile technology, manual and computerized grading, design techniques, and manufacturing techniques.
PREREQUISITES: Fashion/3 (see above) and employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. Basic computer skills.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
To be offered Fall Semester 2014.


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CULINARY ARTS & HOSPITALITY


  BAKER (FUNDAMENTALS)    78-50-50
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
This course provides entry-level training, enabling graduates to qualify for first year apprentice positions in the commercial baking industry. Instruction includes hands-on production procedures in scaling, mixing, make-up, baking, finishing, and merchandising of commercial baking products.
PREREQUISITES: TB clearance prior to handling food. Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Approximate total cost is $500 (registration, books, and supplies).
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 4504 TTh 8:30 am - 3:45 pm 42/49 Holtz $140



  CULINARY ARTS: CAKE DECORATING    77-15-60
DESCRIPTION:
This course provides students with project-based learning experiences in the art and science of cake decoration. Students will produce a portfolio of photographed work showcasing their professionally finished cakes from concept to presentation.
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Baker (Fundamentals) (see above).
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Approximate total cost is $500 (registration, books, and supplies).
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 _____ T 4:45 pm - 9:00 pm 42/49 Staff $80



 



  CULINARY ARTS: CATERING    77-15-80
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
This course provides entry-level and intermediate training to enable graduates to qualify as catering assistants, institutional and restaurant apprentice cooks, and any position that requires first-hand knowledge and experience in food service. Students are exposed to “prep” cooking, presentation, and storage in all food categories, with hands-on procedures and classroom theory.
PREREQUISITES: TB clearance prior to handling food. Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Approximate total cost is $500 (registration, books, and supplies).
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 4501 MW 8:30 am - 3:45 pm 42/49 Holtz $100



  EVENT PLANNING    77-25-50
DESCRIPTION:
This course provides students with project-based learning experiences in event planning. Instruction includes selection of venues, logistics, transportation options, security, rentals, catering, decorations, music/photography/videography, financials, and contracts.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 ____ M - Th 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm 302 Staff $90


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GRAPHIC ARTS


  DESKTOP PUBLISHING/1    70-55-70
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
This first course in desktop publishing provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in grammar application, computer operating systems, the fundamentals of word processing, desktop publishing elements and principles, typography, features and functions of professional desktop publishing software programs such as InDesign.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. Basic computer skills.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10/10 (Forum) 711/740 M - Th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 315 Joo $60



  DESKTOP PUBLISHING/2    70-55-75
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
This second course in desktop publishing provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in job planning and development, paste-up techniques, resource management, and entrepreneurial skills. Students also review grammar application, desktop publishing elements and principles, proofreading and editing techniques, and employability skills. Programs used are Illustrator and Photoshop.
PREREQUISITES: Desktop Publishing/1 (see above). Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate knowledge and proficiency and complete at least 80% of the course hours.
ADDITIONAL COST: Supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10/10 (Forum) 711/740 M - Th 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 315 Joo $60



  GRAPHIC DESIGN (FUNDAMENTALS)    70-65-50
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
This first course in graphic design provides technical instruction and practical experience in workplace safety, the basic principles and techniques of graphic design, print and web typography, color theory and management, elements of illustration, logo design, and branding, conceptualization of images through sketching, digital imaging software (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) and their applications, basic word processing and spreadsheet, resource management, and employability skills.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. Basic Computer skills.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 (Forum) 700 M - Th 8:30 am - 1:45 pm 311 Robbins $100
  20 (Forum) 701 MW 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm 311 Robbins $100



 



  GRAPHIC DESIGN: ADVERTISING DESIGN    70-65-60
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
This course in graphic design provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in fundamental advertising principles, vector-based logo design and illustration, desktop imaging and desktop publishing applications in pre-press production, electronic file management, website advertising, project presentation and delivery, and proofreading and editing. This course also covers resource management and employability skills.
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Graphic Design: Digital Imaging (see below).
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 (Forum) 700 M - Th 8:30 am - 1:45 pm 311 Robbins $100
  20 (Forum) 701 MW 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm 311 Robbins $100



  GRAPHIC DESIGN: DIGITAL IMAGING    70-65-55
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
This course focuses on the Adobe Creative Suite which includes Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge for photography, computer graphics, illustration, and graphic design. It covers the fundamentals of digital scanning, digital capture and image manipulation including appropriate techniques for photo retouching, type effects, color corrections, special techniques, special effects, adjustment layers, clipping paths and file preparation for other media. This course also covers resource management and employability skills.
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Graphic Design (Fundamentals) (see above).
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 (Forum) 700 M - Th 8:30 am - 1:45 pm 311 Robbins $100
  20 (Forum) 701 MW 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm 311 Robbins $100



  GRAPHIC DESIGN (FUNDAMENTALS) (Emphasis on Web Design)    70-65-50
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed to provide beginning web design students with technical instruction and practical experience in workplace safety, fundamentals of image design, scanning, and basic use of Photoshop CS6 and Flash CS6 as they relate to graphics and multimedia for web site development.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. Basic computer skills.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 4900 M - F 8:30 am - 10:30 am 215 Huberman $100



  GRAPHIC DESIGN: WEB DESIGN    70-65-65
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed to provide web design students with technical instruction and practical experience in workplace safety, and the use of HTML-Hand Coding (HTML5, CSS3), Dreamweaver, and JavaScript. Emphasis is placed on planning, organizing, and layout of web pages to build and publish dynamic web sites.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. Basic computer skills.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 4901 M - F 10:45 am - 12:45 pm 215 Huberman $100


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COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING (CAD)


  COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING (CAD) TECHNICIAN: ARCHITECTURAL BASICS  79-25-55
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed to train students for entry-level employment as operators of computer-aided drafting (CAD) systems. It provides instruction in drawing construction with CAD for architectural drafting based on conventional drafting techniques (basic, intermediate, and advanced levels), a review of basic math skills applicable to CAD, architectural terminology, drafting standards and methods, computer fundamentals, employment literacy, as well as occupational safety guidelines.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. Basic computer skills to be assessed on the first day of class.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 (Forum) 709 M - F 9:00 am - 2:00 pm 304 Inchaurregui $130



  COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING (CAD) TECHNICIAN: MECHANICAL BASICS 79-25-60
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed to train students for entry-level employment as operators of computer-aided drafting (CAD) systems. It provides instruction in drawing construction with CAD for mechanical drafting based on conventional drafting techniques (basic, intermediate, and advanced levels), a review of basic math skills applicable to CAD, mechanical terminology, drafting standards and methods, computer fundamentals, employment literacy, as well as occupational safety guidelines.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. Basic computer skills to be assessed on the first day of class.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 (Forum) 709 M - F 9:00 am - 2:00 pm 304 Inchaurregui $130



  COMPUTER-AIDED DRAFTING (CAD) TECHNICIAN: UPGRADE    79-25-75
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed to train students for employment in the electronic drafting field. Instruction includes schematic diagrams, block diagrams, military standards, specification control drawings, printed circuit boards, color codes, logic diagrams, integrated circuit drawings, interconnection diagrams, and drafting machines.
PREREQUISITES: One year drafting experience. Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. Basic computer skills to be assessed on the first day of class.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 (Forum) 709 M - F 9:00 am - 2:00 pm 304 Inchaurregui $100


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  ELECTRONICS
The following courses are designed to provide students with a basic introduction to electronics and electrical concepts that prepare them for the Photovoltaics (Solar Panel Technology), HVAC, Construction, Automotive, Computer Repair, and Network Technician programs
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  ELECTRONICS/1    72-55-50
DESCRIPTION: This course is the first in a series of three designed for electronics. It provides students with project-based experience in electromechanical installation and maintenance. Instruction includes an orientation, workplace safety policies and procedures, trade mathematics, resource management, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on the safe use, maintenance, and storage of electronic equipment, identification and fabrication of terminals, assembly and inspection of the different types of electrical connectors for quality assurance, principles and design of direct current (DC) circuits, interpretation of blueprints and schematics, and basic soldering and de-soldering techniques.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10 (1/13) 4908 M - Th 8:30 am - 12:15 pm 6 Rivas $100



 



  ELECTRONICS/2    72-55-60
DESCRIPTION: This course is the second in a series of three designed for electronics. It provides students with project-based experience in electromechanical installation and maintenance. Emphasis is placed on advanced soldering techniques, principles and designs of alternating current (AC) circuits, principles and applications of capacitance, inductance, advanced alternating current (AC) electronics, and solid electronics, and the construction and testing techniques for semiconductors.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10 (3/24) 4940 M - Th 8:30 am - 12:15 pm 6 Rivas $100



  ELECTRONICS/3    72-55-70
DESCRIPTION: This course is the third in a series of three designed for electronics. Instruction includes review of electronic concepts and mathematics, an introduction to entrepreneurship, and emphasis on operational amplifiers, oscillator and pulse control circuits, modulation and demodulation of analog circuitry, and the principles and uses of digital circuitry, mixed signal integrated circuitry (IC), telephone and wired systems, and local area networks (LAN).
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 4902 M - Th 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm 6 Rivas $100


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COMPUTER REPAIR


  COMPUTER TECHNICIAN (INTRODUCTION)
79-30-65

DESCRIPTION: This courses prepares students for entry-level positions in the field of microcomputer repair. Instruction includes an introduction to the hardware components of a computer system, introduction to computer math, and basic electrical and electronic theory with transition to specific skill training in a computing machinery technology. This course introduces the student to the components of the systemboard, microprocessors and hard drives. Students will learn the fundamentals of installing hard drives, understand system resources and resolve conflicts, and identify types of memory as they are used in computer processing. Other areas of instruction include: the components of monitors, multimedia/peripherals, and modems. Students are introduced to the skills needed in the diagnosis and the service of microcomputers and printers.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English and basic math skills.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 (Forum) 710 TTh 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm 52 Belgarde $100



  A+ CERTIFICATION/1   74-15-50
A+ CERTIFICATION/2   74-15-60

A+ CERTIFICATION/3   74-15-70
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
These three sequenced courses meet the requirements for the CompTIA A+ Essentials Certification exam for Computer Repair Technicians. The courses cover computer installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security, and troubleshooting. Students are provided with hands-on, project-based opportunities to install, modify, diagnose, repair, and maintain personal and business computer systems; build upgrade, and configure computer hardware and software; and manage desktop operating systems for residential and business use. Resource management, computer math, and entrepreneurship are also covered.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. Basic computer skills.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
NOTE: Class fee of $90 for each of 3 courses.
  Course, Week Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  A+ Certification/1
20
_____ T - F 11:45 am - 2:15 pm 52 Staff $90
  A+ Certification/2
20 (Forum)
_____ T - F 8:30 am - 11:15 am 52 Sovinski $90
  A+ Certification/3
20 (Forum)
_____ T - F 8:30 am - 11:15 am 52 Sovinski $90



  COMPUTER TECHNICIAN: A+ CERTIFICATION (UPGRADE)    79-30-90
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
This course prepares students for the A+ Certification Exam in computer repair. The intent of this course is to upgrade students’ existing computer repair skills. Level of instruction assumes student has an advanced working knowledge of troubleshooting, service and support skills with regard to computer repair. Areas of instruction include: advanced instruction in the different types of microprocessors used in microcomputers, and support of Windows-based operating systems. Instruction also includes the support and service of ink-jet and laser printers as well as the support of laptop computers. Students are provided with simulated certification testing and test-taking strategies to prepare for the A+ Certification Exam.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English and basic math skills. Student must also have a working knowledge of troubleshooting, service and support skills with regard to computer repair and 9.0 reading levell (click here to see the test schedule).
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 (Forum) 710 TTh 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm 52 Belgarde $100


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NETWORK TECHNICIAN


  NETWORKING/1    77-65-50
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
Prepare for employment and the Cisco CCNA, CompTIA Network+ and Microsoft exams. Complete hands-on training connecting computers together, installing servers, network equipment, and connecting equipment to the Internet. Install File, FTP, TFTP, NAT, DHCP, and WEB site servers. Students install NIC cards, network cabling, hubs, bridges, switches and Cisco routers. Students study and prepare for entry into Networking/2.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English. Beginning class for all students.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and supplies.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Please contact Mr. Fischetto via email at wvoc@aol.com
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10 (1/13) 715 M - F 8:30 am - 3:15 pm 101 Fischetto $100



  NETWORKING/2    77-65-60
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
Prepare for employment and the Cisco CCNA, CompTIA Network+ and Microsoft MCTS exams. Complete hands-on training connecting computers together, installing servers, network equipment, and forming home, office, and enterprise networks. Student work in a Windows 7 networking environment. Learn to connect equipment to the Internet and WAN technology. Install and maintain Microsoft 2008 Servers, Active Directory and Domains. Students install all types of network equipment including Cisco switches and Cisco routers. Students study Cisco routing and switching, and finish preparing for the Cisco CCNA, and CompTIA Network+ exams.
PREREQUISITES: Networking/1 (see above) or instructor approval. Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and supplies.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Please contact Mr. Fischetto via email at wvoc@aol.com
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10 (3/24) 4542 M - F 8:30 am - 3:15 pm 101 Fischetto $100


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BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION


AIR CONDITIONING/REFRIGERATION


  AIR CONDITIONING TECHNICIAN (FUNDAMENTALS)    79-10-50
DESCRIPTION: This introductory course prepares students for employment in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. It enables students to understand various aspects of the commercial refrigeration and air conditioning field, including terminology, employment opportunities, shop operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of refrigeration, air conditioning, and heating equipment.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 _____ TTh 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm 44 Staff $100



 



  REFRIGERATION TECHNICIAN (FUNDAMENTALS)    79-10-60
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide training in the refrigeration and air conditioning trade. Instruction includes basic knowledge of mechanical theory, operation and maintenance, heating systems, and commercial aspects of refrigeration and air conditioning. Topics covered are electrical fundamentals, introduction to schematics, hands-on wiring and HVAC controls.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 4903 MW 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm 57 Tada $100



  REFRIGERATION TECHNICIAN: SERVICE    79-10-65
DESCRIPTION: This course provides hands-on instruction in system fundamentals, troubleshooting and repair procedures that prepare students for employment in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.
PREREQUISITES: Air Conditioning and/or Refrigeration Technician (Fundamentals) (see above) or prior experience. Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 _____ MW 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm 57 Staff $100



  REFRIGERATION TECHNICIAN: SERVICE (Advanced Theory)    79-10-65
DESCRIPTION: This course provides advanced instruction in system fundamentals, troubleshooting and repair procedures that prepare students for employment in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.
PREREQUISITES: Air Conditioning or Refrigeration Technician (Fundamentals) (see above) or prior experience. Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
NOTE: Student must complete both Practical Application and Advanced Theory to earn a Certificate in Refrigeration Technician: Service.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 4904 TTh 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm 57 Killman $100




CONSTRUCTION


  CONSTRUCTION WORK/1    71-35-50
CONSTRUCTION WORK/2    71-35-60
CONSTRUCTION WORK/3    71-35-70

(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
This three-course series provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in basic residential and commercial construction using sustainable and green technology. Instruction includes an orientation, workplace safety, resource management, trade mathematics, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on the techniques, tools, and materials required for concrete work, masonry, floor, wall and roof construction, finish carpentry, roofing, painting, plumbing, electrical, and drywall installation. It also covers the operation, maintenance, and storage of power tools as well as entrepreneurial skills.
PREREQUISITES: Must be at least 17 years of age. Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 (Forum) 708 M - F 8:30 am - 3:15 pm 46 Everett $100
                          (each level)


  CONSTRUCTION WORKER: PRE-APPRENTICESHIP    79-15-89
DESCRIPTION: Pre-employment/apprentice training for qualified individuals that introduces students to all construction industry trades and provides follow-up job placement services. Offered in collaboration with We Build. Interested students should call Kevin Depina at (213) 241-4980 for more information.


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PHOTOVOLTAICS (SOLAR PANEL TECHNOLOGY)


  PHOTOVOLTAICS/1    72-65-50
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
This course is the first in a sequence of three designated for alternative and renewable energy technology. It provides students with project-based experiences in photovoltaic’s (PV). Technical instruction includes workplace safety policies and procedures, resource management, trade mathematics, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on photovoltaic energy as a viable source of alternative energy, basic electrical theories, electrical wiring principles and procedures, solar energy, and the operational fundamentals of PV modules.
PREREQUISITES: 6.0 reading and math levels (click here to see the test schedule). Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and study guide.
To be offered Fall Semester 2014.



  PHOTOVOLTAICS/2    72-65-60
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
This course is the second in a sequence of three designed for alternative and renewable energy technology. It provides students with project-based experiences in photovoltaic (PV) system selection, site selection, and mechanical design adaptation. Technical instruction includes an introduction and reviews of workplace safety policies and procedures, resource management, trade mathematics and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on PV system hardware, and component evaluation, site assessment techniques for finding suitable location for PV systems, sizing/costing/selection of PV systems based on the site assessment results, and PV system mechanical design criteria and adaptations.
PREREQUISITES: Photovoltaics/1 (see above) and employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and study guide.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10 (1/13)
(Forum)
703 MT
W
8:30 am - 12:15 pm
8:30 am - 11:45 am
47 Aloisi $160



  PHOTOVOLTAICS/3    72-65-70
DESCRIPTION: This course is the last in a sequence of three designed to provide an alternative and renewable source of energy. It provides students with project-based experiences in photovoltaic (PV) installation. Technical instruction includes an introduction and reviews of workplace safety procedures, resource management, and trade mathematics a well as basic entrepreneurship. Emphasis is placed on the electrical design adaptations for PV systems, installation of subsystems and components, maintenance procedures and troubleshooting techniques for PV system malfunctions, and exploration of local national and global markets for PV applications.
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion for Photovoltaics/2 (see above).
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and study guide.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 (Forum) 703 MT
W
8:30 am - 12:15 pm
8:30 am - 11:45 am
47 Aloisi $310



 



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CUSTODIAL SERVICES


  BUILDING AND GROUNDS WORKER (FUNDAMENTALS)    79-75-50
DESCRIPTION:
This course prepares trainees for entry-level employment as school custodians, upgrades skills, and prepares employees for promotion.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10/10 _____ TTh 4:45 pm - 9:00 pm 1 Staff $60


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LOCKSMITHING


  LOCKSMITHING/1    71-45-50
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
This course is the first in a sequence of two designed to provide students with technical instruction and practical experience in basic locksmithing. Instruction includes an orientation, workplace safety, resource management, trade mathematics, precision measurement, safe and proper use of locksmithing tools and equipment, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on key blank identification, code machines and code books, rekeying of and installation of locks, locksets, and auto locks as well as the assembly and disassembly of cylinder units, making keys from scratch, and masterkeying.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10/10
(Forum)
712/742 M - Th 8:30 am - 12:45 pm 64 Fitzgerald $90



  LOCKSMITHING/2    71-45-60
(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
This course is the second in a sequence of two designed for locksmithing. Emphasis is placed on the construction and operation of padlocks and the installation, rekeying, and repair of cabinet locks and hardware, builders’ hardware, locksets, combination locks, and high security locks. Advanced masterkeying, and service and repair of safes are also covered in the course. A working knowledge of doors and frames, electronic access control, computer use in the business, and entrepreneurship are also presented.
PREREQUISITES: Locksmithing/1 (see above) and employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Supplies.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  10/10
(Forum)
712/742 M - Th 8:30 am - 12:45 pm 64 Fitzgerald $90


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LANDSCAPING


  LANDSCAPING/1    70-25-70
LANDSCAPING/2    70-25-75
LANDSCAPING/3    70-25-80

(Approved for Veterans)
DESCRIPTION:
This three-course sequence provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in workplace safety, handling and caring for basic landscaping tools, part one of plant identification, types of soil, planting and maintaining an ornamental garden, basic landscaping design, part two of plant identification, soil analysis, landscape irrigation, weed abatement, pruning, plant propagation, resource management, employability skills, and entrepreneurship.
PREREQUISITES: Employment level competency in written and oral communication in English.
COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrate satisfactory completion of all course competencies per course outline.
ADDITIONAL COST: Textbook and/or supplies.
Landscaping/1 (90 hours)  $50
Landscaping/2 (180 hours) $70
Landscaping/3 (600 hours) $130*
*This fee covers the two required semesters to complete Landscaping 3.
  Weeks Section No. Days Time Room No. Teacher Fee
  20 600 M - Th 4:00 pm - 8:15 pm 5 Crespo see above


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SERVICE AREA


MAIN CAMPUS

West Valley
Occupational Center

6200 Winnetka Ave.
Woodland Hills
CA 91367

(818) 346-3540

MAJOR CAMPUSES
Van Nuys
Adult School

6535 Cedros Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91411
(818) 778-6000

Reseda Adult School
18230 Kittridge Street
Reseda, CA 91335
(818) 758-3700

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