Master key skills. Develop new techniques. Improve your employability.

Whether you are seeking to enter the workforce for the first time or looking to advance within your current profession, our job training programs will put you on the path to reaching your professional goals.


 

Short-Term Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs


Our Short-Term CTE programs teach you the essential skills you need to enter a specific career. Our programs are designed to give you a high employment potential upon completion.

Program Description

The Basic Bookkeeping Assistant program provides you with the essential skills and workforce preparation needed for careers in accounting office support occupations. The curriculum also prepared you for a pathway to credit business programs. You will gain knowledge in the basics of accounting bookkeeping, payroll, and financial statements. 

Required Courses:

  • BUSN 7508-Quickbooks Essentials 

AND

  • BUSN 7308-Basic Bookkeeping  -OR-
  • BUSN 7509-Payroll Essentials 

Recommended Electives:

  • BUSN 7501-Math Essentials For The Workplace -OR-
  • BUSN 7307-Basic Business Math

Certificate:

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses. 

Program Description

The Basic Graphic Design Program provides you with the essential skills and workforce preparation needed for a career in graphic design. The curriculum also prepares you for a pathway to credit graphic design programs. You will gain knowledge in fundamentals of typography, design principles, website creation, project management, digital techniques, workplace diversity, and portfolio development.

Required Courses:

  • GRFN 3001-Basic Graphic Design
  • GRFN 3002-Fundamentals of Graphics and Production

Certificate:

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses.

Program Description

The curriculum prepares students for entry/intermediate level clerical jobs. Program will also enable students to transition into a credit business information technology program. Students will lean effective communication skills in a business office setting, basic bookkeeping, business math, how to maintain files and records, and use MS Office software.

Required Courses:

  • BUSN 2601A - Computer Keyboarding A
  • BUSN 2601B - Computer Keyboarding B
  • BUSN 7301 - Computer Windows Applications
  • BUSN 7302 - Business Office Computer Applications/Basic Word
  • BUSN 7303 - Business Office Computer Applications/Basic Excel
  • BUSN 7304 - Office Records Management and Filing
  • BUSN 7305 - Basic Business English and Communications
  • BUSN 7306 - Career Skills for the Workplace
  • BUSN 7307 - Basic Business Math
  • BUSN 7308 - Basic Bookkeeping

Certificate

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses.

Program Description

The Computer Keyboarding program provides you with the essential skills and workforce preparation needed for careers in office administration. The curriculum also prepares you for a pathway to credit business programs. You will gain knowledge in learning correct fingering, speed, accuracy, editing, proofreading and formatting skills. 

Bilingual Option - The Computer Keyboarding program also offers a Bilingual option, which teaches you the same skills, but with the courses offered in Spanish.

Required Courses (English):

  • BUSN 2601A-Computer Keyboarding A
  • BUSN 2601B-Computer Keyboarding B
  • BUSN 7301-Computer Microsoft Windows Applications

Required Courses (Bilingual - Spanish):

  • BUSN 2611A - Computer Keyboarding A - Bilingual
  • BUSN 2611B - Computer Keyboarding B - Bilingual
  • BUSN 7310 -Computer Microsoft Windows Applications - Bilingual

Certificate

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses.

Program Description

The Computer Skills Program provides you with the skills and workforce preparation needed for careers in office administration. The curriculum also prepares you for a pathway to credit business programs. You will gain knowledge in learning MS Office applications, such as Word, Excel, and Keyboarding.

Required Courses:

  • BUSN 2601A-Computer Keyboarding A
  • BUSN 7301-Computer Microsoft Windows Applications
  • BUSN 7302-Business Office Computer Applications/Basic Word
  • BUSN 7303-Business Office Computer Applications/Basic Excel

Certificate

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses.

Program Description

The Computer Skills 2 program provides you with the essential skills and workforce preparation needed for careers in office administration. The curriculum also prepares you with skills to be successful in credit business programs. You will gain knowledge in Microsoft Office applications: PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.

Required Courses:

  • BUSN 7402-Microsoft PowerPoint Essentials
  • BUSN 7403-Microsoft Access Essentials For The Workplace
  • BUSN 7404-Microsoft Outlook Essentials For The Workplace

Certificate

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses.

Program Description

The General Office Clerk program provides you with the essential skills and workforce preparation needed for careers in office administration. The curriculum also prepares you to transition to credit business programs. You will gain knowledge in learning MS Office applications, office records management, business English and communications, and keyboarding.

Required Courses:

  • BUSN 7301-Computer Microsoft Windows Applications
  • BUSN 7304-Office Records Management and Filing
  • BUSN 7305-Basic Business English and Communications
  • BUSN 2601A-Computer Keyboarding A

Certificate

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses. 

Program Description

The Introduction to Starting a Small Business program provides you with the essential skills and workforce preparation to start and manage a small business. The curriculum also prepares you for a pathway to credit business programs. You will gain knowledge in fundamentals of starting a small business, workplace diversity, business management, financing, and business plan development.

Required Courses (English):

  • BUSN 4001-How to Start Your Own Small Business
  • BUSN 4002-Managing a Small Business
  • BUSN 4003-Financing a Small Business
  • BUSN 4004-Developing a Business Plan

Bilingual Option - This program also offers a Bilingual-Spanish option, which teaches you the same skills, but with the courses offered in Spanish. 

Required Courses (Bilingual-Spanish):

  • BUSN 4401-How to Start Your Own Small Business-Bilingual
  • BUSN 4402-Managing a Small Business-Bilingual
  • BUSN 4403-Financing a Small Business-Bilingual
  • BUSN 4404-Developing a Business Plan-Bilingual

Certificate

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses.  

Program Description

The Introduction: Legal Interpretation & Translation Program provides you with the essential skills and workforce preparation needed for careers in the legal field. The curriculum also prepares you for a pathway to credit paralegal, legal or administration of justice programs. You will gain knowledge in legal translation and interpretation for court proceedings, working in a multilingual legal system, simultaneous translations, and judicial certification requirements.

Required Courses:

  • PLGN 1001-Introduction: Legal Interpretation & Translation, Module A
  • PLGN 1002-Introduction: Legal Interpretation & Translation, Module B

Certificate

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses. 

Program Description

The Introduction: Medical Interpretation/Translation program provides you with the essential skills and workforce preparation needed for careers in medical interpretation. The curriculum also prepares you to transition to credit health programs. You will gain knowledge in medical translation and interpretation for medical visits and procedures, working in a multilingual medical system, simultaneous translations, and medical translation certification requirements.

Required Courses:

  • MAN 1001-Introduction: Medical Interpretation & Translation, Module A
  • MAN 1002-Introduction: Medical Interpretation & Translation, Module B

Certificate

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses. 

Program Description

The Medical Front Office Clerk program provides you with the necessary preparation for entry-level positions in a medical front office setting. The curriculum also prepares you for a pathway to credit medical assisting programs. You will gain knowledge in medical terminology, medical billing and coding, software applications, administrative duties, legal requirements on reporting and patient privacy, communication, customer service, medical transcription, and workplace diversity.

Required Courses:

  • MAN 5000-Medical Front Office Clerk: Front Office Procedures, Module A
  • MAN 5001-Software Applications for Medical Office Settings, Module B

Certificate

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses. 

Program Description

The Personal Care Attendant program provides you with the essential skills and workforce preparation needed for careers as personal care attendants. The curriculum also prepares you for a pathway to credit health programs. You will gain knowledge in causes of dementia, principles of end-of-life care, cultural diversity, caregiver ethics and skills, medical guidelines, and utilizing key community resources.

Required Courses:

  • PCAN 3000-Personal Care Attendant I: Basic Care
  • PCAN 3001-Personal Care Attendant II: Dementia and End of Life Care

Certificate

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses. 


Workforce Prep


Our workforce preparation programs will help you develop the skills and tools to find a job and increase your employability.

Workforce Preparation Program Description

The Workplace Readiness Program provides you with the necessary tools and techniques for entering the workforce and/or improving employability skills. In this course, instructors will address the entire job search and advancement process: you will have the opportunity to gain knowledge on topics such as effective job searches, writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing techniques, appropriate workplace behaviors, diversity in the workplace, effective communication skills, customer service, and fundamental academic skills. The curriculum also prepares you for pathways to other noncredit or credit certificate programs.

Workforce Preparation Certificate Required Courses

  • WRKP 2101- Workplace Readiness: Basic English
  • WRKP 2102 - Workplace Readiness: Basic Math
  • WRKP 2103 - Workplace Readiness: Basic Job Skills

A Workforce Readiness Certificate is awarded upon completion of all required courses. The certificate is recognized by the California Community Colleges System Office (State of California).


Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL)


There are five certificate programs of competency to provide instruction in the English language to adult, non-native English speakers with specific vocational goals. Emphasis on occupation-specific terminology and communication skills with common phrases for interacting with clients or future employers.

Program Description

The VESL Child Care Provider program is designed for intermediate to advanced level ESL students who are interested in careers in child care. The curriculum also serves as a pathway to other noncredit CTE certificates, and credit child development programs. Students gain knowledge in essential vocabulary for understanding basics of child growth and development, communicating with parents or future employers, health and safety, and duties of child care providers.

Required Courses:

  • ESLV 3000 - VESL: Child Care Provider, Module A
  • ESLV 3001 - VESL: Child Care Provider, Module B

Certificate

A Certificate of Competency is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses. 

Program Description

The VESL Health Care program is designed for intermediate to advanced level ESL students who are interested in careers in healthcare. The curriculum also serves as a pathway to noncredit and credit CTE programs. Students will gain knowledge in essential vocabulary used in communicating in the healthcare field, understanding verbal and written directions, medical emergencies, CPR/First Aid, safety, and basic patient needs.

Required Courses:

  • ESLV 4000 - VESL: Health Care, Module A
  • ESLV 4001 - VESL: Health Care, Module B

Certificate

A Certificate of Competency is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses. 

Program Description

The VESL Work Readiness and Communication Skills certificate program is designed for intermediate to advanced ESL students who plan to seek employment within 3 to 6 months. The program provides instruction in the English language and cultural skills needed to successfully obtain and maintain employment and achieve career success in the United States. Students will improve their listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary, critical thinking, and problem solving skills by engaging in a variety of hands-on learning activities as well as individual and team projects.  

Required Courses: 

  • ESLV 5000-VESL Work Readiness & Communication Skills (Module A)
  • ESLV 5001-VESL Work Readiness & Communication Skills (Module B) 

Certificate

A Certificate of Competency is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses. 


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