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Career Technical Education

ARTS AND MEDIA
  • Fashion
  • Graphics Arts
  • Video Production

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
  • Air Conditioning/Refrigeration
  • Construction
  • Landscaping
  • Plumbing

ENERGY AND POWER TECHNOLOGY
  • Electrician
  • Photovoltaics (Solar Panel Technology)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • Computer Repair
  • Network Technician

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS
  • Finance
  • General Office
  • Medical Office
  • Real Estate

SERVICE OCCUPATIONS
  • Child Care Occupations
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Health Careers
  • Physical Therapy Careers

 

ARTS AND MEDIA

FASHION

FASHION/1    74-55-50
FASHION/2    74-55-60
FASHION/4    74-55-80

Description

This three-course sequence is designed to provide students with project-based experiences in apparel design, illustration, patternmaking, and production, as used in today’s fashion industry.

Prerequisites

Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English. Completion of previous level courses. Basic computer skills recommended.

Cost

$50* (Registration fee for Fashion/1), and $80* (Registration fee for Fashion/2 and Fashion/4 each).

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

GRAPHIC ARTS

GRAPHIC DESIGN: FUNDAMENTALS    70-65-50

Description

This is the first course in a sequence of three courses in graphic design. Students are provided technical instruction and practical experience in the basic principles and techniques of graphic design, typography, color theory, and illustration. Logo design and conceptualization of images through sketching and digital imaging software (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) are also covered.

Prerequisites

Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English. Basic computer skills.

Cost

$100*

Additional Costs

Supplies

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN: DIGITAL IMAGING    70-65-55

Description

This second course in graphic design focuses on the Adobe Creative Suite which includes Photoshop and Bridge for photography, computer graphics, illustration, and graphic design. It covers the fundamentals of digital scanning and image manipulation, including appropriate techniques for photo retouching, type effects, color correction, special techniques, special effects, and file preparation for other media.

Prerequisites

Completion of Graphic Design: Fundamentals.

Cost

$100*

Additional Costs

Supplies

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN: ADVERTISING DESIGN    70-65-60

Description

This third 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 prepress production, electronic file management, website advertising, project presentation and delivery, and proofreading and editing. This course also covers resource management, employability skills, and portfolio development.

Prerequisites

Completion of Graphic Design: Digital Imaging.

Cost

$100*

Additional Costs

Supplies

 

VIDEO PRODUCTION

VIDEO PRODUCTION/1    70-85-60
VIDEO PRODUCTION/2    70-85-70
VIDEO PRODUCTION/3    70-85-80

Description

This three-course sequence for video production provides students with technical instruction and practical experience for aspiring video production assistants and supervisors. Courses focus on the basic set-up and breakdown of camera, sound, and lighting equipment; the basic principles of pre-production story development and planning, studio and field production, and post-production editing; and the varied aspects of video crewing and production supervision.

Prerequisites

Employment level competency in written and verbal
communication in English. Completion of previous level courses.

Cost

$70* for each course

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

AIR CONDITIONING/REFRIGERATION

HVAC/1    72-85-60
HVAC/2    72-85-65
HVAC/3    72-85-70

Description

This three-course sequence is designed to provide students with project-based experience in residential and commercial heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning. Emphasis is on safety policies and procedures, basic theories and applications, operations and management, diagnosing and troubleshooting, repair and maintenance, and integrated systems.

Prerequisites

Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English. Completion of previous level courses.

Cost

$50* for each course

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

CONSTRUCTION

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

Description

This three-course sequence 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 verbal communication in English. Completion of previous level courses or instructor approval.

Cost

$50* for each course

Additional Costs

Supplies

 

LANDSCAPING

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

Description

This two-course sequence provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in workplace safety, use and care of basic landscaping tools, plant identification, different soil types, planting and maintaining a garden, and basic landscaping design. It also covers landscape irrigation, water management, weed abatement, pruning, and plant propagation.

Prerequisites

 Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English. Completion of previous level course.

Cost

$50* (Registration fee only for Landscaping/1), and $70* (Registration
fee only for Landscaping/2)

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

PLUMBING

PLUMBING/1    71-45-70
PLUMBING/2    71-45-80

Description

This two-course sequence provides students with project-based experience in basic plumbing according to the Uniform Plumbing Code and the Los Angeles Plumbing Code requirements. Emphasis is placed on workplace safety, rules, and regulations, and the proper use and selection of plumbing materials and tools, pipe fitting techniques, drainage systems, and plumbing traps. It also covers water supply protection, selection and use of fixtures, testing and inspection, and basic household plumbing procedures.

Prerequisites

Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English. Completion of previous level course.

Cost

$100* for each course

Additional Costs

Textbooks and/or supplies

 

ENERGY AND POWER TECHNOLOGY

ELECTRICIAN

ELECTRICIAN/1: FUNDAMENTALS    72-75-50
ELECTRICIAN/2: WIRING AND CODES    72-75-55

Description

This two-course sequence provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in electrical concepts, trade mathematics, alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC), Ohm’s Law, and resource management. It also covers wiring design, materials, and methods, as well as wiring codes, permit requirements, compliance, and workplace safety.

Prerequisites

Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English. Completion of previous level course.

Cost

$240* for each course

Additional Costs

Textbook and supplies

 

PHOTOVOLTAICS (SOLAR PANEL TECHNOLOGY)

PHOTOVOLTAICS/1    72-65-50
PHOTOVOLTAICS/2    72-65-60
PHOTOVOLTAICS/3    72-65-70

Description

This three-course sequence designed for alternative and renewable energy technology provides students with project-based experience in photovoltaic (PV) solar panel installation. Areas of technical instruction include an emphasis on workplace safety, trade mathematics, resource management, site assessment, PV system hardware and component evaluation, PV system sizing/costing/selection, mechanical/electrical design criteria and adaptations, PV system/sub-system installation, and troubleshooting techniques for system malfunctions. WVOC is a NABCEP Approved Provider.

Prerequisites

Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English. Completion of previous level courses.

Cost

$160* (Registration fee only for Photovoltaics/1), $160* (Registration fee only for Photovoltaics/2), and $310* (Registration fee only for Photovoltaics/3)

Additional Costs

Textbook, study guide, and/or supplies

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

COMPUTER REPAIR

COMPUTER TECHNICIAN (INTRODUCTION)    79-30-65

Description

This course is the first in a two-course sequence designed to prepare 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 students to the components of the system board, 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 verbal communication in English and basic math skills. 8.0 reading level (see test schedule on page 5).

Cost

$100*

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

Computer Technician: A+ Certification (Upgrade)    79-30-90

Description

This course, the second in a two-course sequence, prepares students
for the A+ Certification Exams in computer repair. The intent of this course is to upgrade
students’ existing computer repair skills. The level of instruction assumes the 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

Completion of Computer Technician (Introduction).

Cost

$100*

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

NETWORK TECHNICIAN

NETWORKING/1    77-65-50
NETWORKING/2    77-65-60

Description

This two-course sequence prepares students for employment, as well as for various industry-related certification exams. Students receive hands-on technical training connecting computers to form home, office, and enterprise networks. They install servers and network equipment, and connect them to the internet using WAN technology in a Windows 7 and above environment. Installation and configuration of network cabling, hubs, bridges, Cisco switches and routers, routing
protocols, spanning tree protocol, and VLANs, as well as File servers, FTP, TFTP, NAT, DHCP, and WEB site servers are also covered. Servers include: Microsoft 2008 and 2012, Active Directory and Domain Services. Students prepare for the Cisco CCNA, CompTIA Network+, Microsoft MCTS, and ETA Network Computer Technician certification exams.

Prerequisites

Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English. Completion of previous level course or instructor approval.

Cost

$100* for each course

Additional Costs

Textbook and supplies

 

NETWORK CONTROL OPERATOR    79-45-60

Description

This course provides additional hands-on training for students interested in advanced CISCO routing concepts such as IS-IS and BGP routing, advance switching and VLANs, and continued training on Windows server 2008 and 2012. This class is also designed for students’ self-study preparation for the CCNA and Microsoft Certification exams.

Prerequisites

Completion of Networking/2.

Cost

$100*

Additional Costs

Textbook and supplies

 

OFFICE OCCUPATIONS

FINANCE

ACCOUNTING/1    75-15-50

Description

This course is the first of two 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 verbal communication in English.

Cost

$60*

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

ACCOUNTING/2    75-15-60

Description

This course is the second of two designed to provide students with 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

Completion of Accounting/1. Concurrent enrollment in Computer Operation/1: Foundations is recommended.

Cost

$60*

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

ACCOUNTING CLERK: UPGRADE (QUICKBOOKS)    71-10-80

Description

This course is designed to introduce the principles and processes involved in computerized accounting 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

Completion of Accounting/1. Accounting/2 and Computer Foundations are recommended.

Cost

$80*

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

TAX PREPARATION    75-15-70

Description

This course provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in personal Federal tax preparation. Emphasis is placed on the principles of taxation; the purpose of the federal, state, and local tax laws; the tax characteristics of various business entities; and the principles and procedures related to income tax preparation and filing, including tax calculations and deductions.

Prerequisites

 Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English. Accounting/1 and Computer Foundations are recommended.

Cost

$60*

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

GENERAL OFFICE

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/1: OFFICE PROCEDURES    75-35-50

Description

Students receive technical instruction and practical experience in office procedures. This 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, appropriate use of reference materials, and travel arrangements.

Prerequisites

Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English.

Cost

$90*

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

TYPIST: KEYBOARDING/1    71-50-84
TYPIST: KEYBOARDING/2    71-50-86

Description

This two-course sequence provides students with technical instruction and practical exercises to learn computer keyboarding skills. These courses emphasize the development of basic and advanced keyboarding accuracy and speed, and also provide students with a general introduction to common office software, office occupations skills, and office career preparation.

Prerequisites

Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English. Completion of previous level course.

Cost

$50* for each course

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

COMPUTER OPERATION/1: FOUNDATIONS    75-35-80

Description

This course is the first in a series of four, designed for students of all career pathways. Students are provided a comprehensive understanding of basic computing and the Windows 10 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 verbal communication in English. Previous or concurrent enrollment in Typist: Keyboarding/1 is recommended.

Cost

$90*

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

COMPUTER OPERATION/2: APPLICATIONS    75-35-90

Description

This course provides students with an introduction to Microsoft’s Office 2016 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

Completion of Computer Operations/1: Foundations or equivalent Computer Challenge Test (see test schedule on page 5).

Cost

$90*

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

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 the Access database program, including record creation, tables, forms, queries, and filtering.

Prerequisites

Completion of Computer Operations/1 or equivalent Computer Challenge Test (see test schedule on page 5).

Cost

$90*

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

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

Completion of Computer Operations/1 or equivalent Computer Challenge Test (see test schedule on page 5).

Cost

$90*

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

MEDICAL OFFICE CAREERS

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 health care 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 verbal communication in English. Typing 30 wpm and Computer Foundations are highly recommended.

Cost

$100*

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

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

Description

Students learn the necessary skills for employment as a medical front-office assistant. This course prepares individuals for entry level employment in a health care environment. Training includes safety procedures, medical ethics and HIPAA regulations and confidentiality policy, health care 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

Completion of HIT/1. Typing 30 wpm and Computer Foundations are highly recommended. Enrollment in HIT/3 during the same term is allowed.

Cost

$100*

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

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. 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

Completion of HIT/1. Typing 30 wpm and Computer Foundations are highly recommended. Enrollment in HIT/2 during the same term is allowed.

Cost

$100*

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

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 for purposes of reimbursement and statistical reporting. Official coding guidelines are reviewed to comply with Federal regulations.

Prerequisites

Completion of HIT/1, 2 & 3. Typing 30 wpm and Computer Foundations are highly recommended.

Cost

$100*

Additional Costs

Textbook, Coding Manual and/or supplies

 

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

Completion of HIT/1, 2 & 3. Typing 30 wpm and Computer Foundations are highly recommended.

Cost

$100*

Additional Costs

Textbook, Coding Manual and/or supplies

 

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 verbal communication in English.

Cost

$80*

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

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 verbal communication in English.

Cost

$80*

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

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; Veterans Administration (VA) and Federal Housing Authority (FHA) underwriting and guarantees; and ethics of real estate.

Prerequisites

Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English.

Cost

$80*

Additional Costs

Textbook and/or supplies

 

SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

CHILD CARE OCCUPATIONS

To earn a certificate, students must complete two core classes: Early Childhood Education Assistant/1 and Early Childhood Education Assistant/2. Field work is required for each of these two 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

Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English. T.B. test required for field training.

Cost

$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

Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English. T.B. test required for field training.

Cost

$140* 

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: INFANT/TODDLER STUDIES    72-10-80

Description

This course contains major principles of infant/toddler caregiving and provides a framework for, and reinforces skills and concepts on, appropriate curriculum, guidance techniques, and parent involvement for infant care programs. This course includes guided observations and fieldwork experience with groups of young children.

Prerequisites

Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English. T.B. test required for field training.

Cost

$100* 

 

CHILD DEVELOPMENT/3: SUPERVISION    72-15-70

Description

This course provides students with project-based experiences in child development program supervision. Emphasis is placed on program development, evaluation, recruitment and retention, and health and nutrition. This course includes guided observations and fieldwork experience with groups of young children.

Prerequisites

Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English. T.B. test required for field training.

Cost

$90*

 

COSMETOLOGY

COSMETOLOGY/1    78-45-60
COSMETOLOGY/2    78-45-63
COSMETOLOGY/3    78-45-65

Description

This three-course sequence meets 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 verbal communication in English. 9.0 reading level (see test schedule on page 5). Completion of previous level courses.

Cost

$910* for each course (Registration fee only). Approximate total cost for the program is $4,700 (registration, books, and supplies).

 

COSMETOLOGY SPECIALIST    78-45-95

Description

This supplemental course is designed to prepare trainees for the California State Board Licensing Exams.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of cosmetology and instructor approval.

Cost

$170*

Additional Costs

Textbook and supplies

 

BARBER CROSSOVER FOR COSMETOLOGIST    78-45-70

Description

This course is designed to provide Cosmetologists with the technical instruction, practical experience, and training that is not covered in the Cosmetology program, to become a licensed barber.

Prerequisites

Licensed Cosmetologist or successful completion of a Board-approved California Cosmetology program.

Cost

$300*

Additional Costs

Textbook and supplies

 

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

Description

This three-course sequence meets 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 verbal communication in English. 9.0 reading level (see test schedule on page 5). Completion of previous level courses.

Cost

$230* for each course (Registration fee only). Approximate total cost for the program is $1,500 (registration, books, and supplies).

 

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

Description

This two-course sequence meets 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 verbal communication in English. Proof of having completed the 10th Grade; otherwise 8.0 reading level (see test schedule on page 5). Completion
of Manicuring/1.

Cost

$260* for each course (Registration fee only). Approximate total cost for the program is $1000 (registration, books, and supplies).

 

CULINARY ARTS

CULINARY ARTS: BAKING/1    77-15-50
CULINARY ARTS: BAKING/2    77-15-55

Description

This two course sequence provides students with project-based learning experiences in the art and science of baking. Technical instruction includes orientation, resource management, weights and measures, equipment, safety and sanitation, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on ingredients and the preparatory, production, and finishing techniques for various types of baked products.

Prerequisites

For Culinary Arts: Baking/1, employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English and 8.0 reading level (see test schedule on page 5). For Culinary Arts: Baking/2, completion of Culinary Arts: Baking/1.

Cost

$80* (Registration fee only for Baking/1) and $90 (Registration fee only for Baking/2).

Additional Costs

For Culinary Arts: Baking/1, approximate total cost is $500 (registration, books, and supplies). For Culinary Arts: Baking/2, other than the registration fee, there are no additional costs (books and supplies for Baking/1 are also to be used for Baking/2).

 

CULINARY ARTS: CATERING (FOOD PREPARATION & PRESENTATION)    77-15-80

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

Employment level competency in written and verbal communication in English. 8.0 reading level (see test schedule on page 5). TB clearance prior to handling food.

Cost

$100*

Additional Costs

Approximate total cost is $500 (registration, books, and supplies).

 

HEALTH CAREERS

NURSING ASSISTANT: LONG-TERM CARE    77-50-75

Description

This competency-based 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 community health facilities. Upon completion of the required 60 hours of theory and 110 hours of clinical practice, the student will be qualified to take the state certification test. Successful completion of this examination will enable the student to be employed in a health care facility.

Prerequisites

Completion of Medical Terminology (HIT/1), 8.0 reading level (see test schedule on page 5), no criminal record, current I.D., TB clearance, physical exam, BLS valid CPR Healthcare Provider Card, and Social Security number. Qualifying applicants will be given registration information for the upcoming class upon passing the reading test.

Cost

$250* (Registration fee only) Approximate total cost for Nursing Assistant: Long-Term Care is $850 (registration, books, insurance, fingerprinting, uniform and supplies).

Note

Students must pay registration fee and $55 fingerprinting fee at time of registration. Fingerprinting fee is non-refundable and is payable in cash only. Students must also purchase insurance directly from an insurance carrier. Clinical rotation hours TBA. Enrollment is limited to 15 students.

 

HOME HEALTH AIDE (SUPPLEMENTAL) FOR NURSING ASSISTANT    77-80-70

Description

This competency-based course trains students to give basic nursing care in the home setting. Emphasis is given to the philosophy of nursing, safety principles in the home, and infection control methods as used by the home health aide. Nutrition in relation to maintenance of health is stressed. Integrated throughout the program are methods for meeting the social and psychological needs of the client.

Prerequisites

Completion of Nursing Assistant: Long-Term Care and passing the state exam. Also, TB clearance, physical exam, BLS valid CPR Healthcare Provider Card, and Social Security number.

Cost

$50* (Registration fee only)

Note

If a student registers for this course immediately after completing Nursing Assistant: Long-Term Care, no additional cost and fees for a uniform, textbooks, supplies, insurance, and fingerprinting will be required; otherwise additional costs and fees will be required. The student will have to pay a $55 fingerprinting fee at the time of registration. This fee is non-refundable and payable in cash only. The student will also have to purchase insurance directly from an insurance carrier. The student may also have to pay for a uniform, books, and supplies. Enrollment in this class is limited to 15 students.

 

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN    77-90-60

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. Upon 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 verbal communication in English. High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Test, no criminal record, Basic “C” CPR Certificate, TB clearance and physical exam, 9.0 reading level (see test schedule on page 5) and basic math skills (to be evaluated in class). Typing speed of 25 wpm highly recommended.

Cost

 $650* (Registration fee only) Approximate total cost for the program
is $1,500 (registration, insurance, books, and supplies).

Note

Student must pay registration fee at time of registration. Students must also purchase insurance directly from an insurance carrier.

 

PHYSICAL THERAPY CAREERS

PHYSICAL THERAPY    76-45-50

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 verbal communication in English. Good health and TB clearance. 6.0 reading level (see test schedule on page 5).

Cost

$90* (Registration fee only) Approximate total cost for the program is $300 (registration, books, uniform and supplies).

 

SPORTS THERAPEUTICS    76-45-55

Description

This course provides students with hands-on training and basic knowledge of certified athletic trainer (ATC), sports 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 verbal communication in English. Good health. 6.0 reading level (see test schedule on page 5).

Cost

$90* (Registration fee only) Approximate total cost for the program is $300 (registration, books, uniform and/or supplies).

* The annual (school year) charge for a student photo identification card is $10.