Pharmacy Technician is among the fastest growing occupations in California, predicted to grow by 25-35% through 2018. Pharmacy Techs primarily assist the pharmacist, review prescriptions for completeness and authenticity, help prepare and distribute medications, administer immunizations, control inventory, place orders and assist in payment and billing. West is offering our comprehensive 8-month Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program. Register now to get started on a rewarding career in this high-demand field.
Healthcare is one of the most job-secure fields of the next few decades. The Westside Extension certificate program in Medical Coding & Billing will give you basic foundational knowledge and skills. Gain an understanding of the jobs that are available in the industry and the career paths to them. Our comprehensive certificate program, developed by professionals in the field, consists of 10 required classes and more than 80 hours of class time, plus plenty of practice. Classes are conveniently held on Saturdays and the program can be completed in about six months. The first class in the program, Health Insurance and Managed Care, covers the basics of qualifying for the major public and private payers such as Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare.
Great communication is a key to success at work and a happy social and family life. Vandye Forrester’s popular Triple Feature in Dynamic Conversation workshop is all about how to improve your interpersonal communication skills. The first part, Become a Dazzling Conversationalist, will teach you to start and carry on conversations using useful one-liners, quotes, ad-libs, toasts and introductions. Part two, Gentle Persuasion, will provide you with the five most important, proven and profitable tips that will help you get your way in business and your personal life. And the final part, Winning Body Language: Meet & Greet with Flair, covers how your body language instantly and dramatically communicates the real you to others. Everyone can benefit from this vital class.
Bookkeeping may not be the flashiest profession, but it is certainly one of the most essential for running a successful business. You need to know how to manage accounts, generate income statements and balance sheets, and accurately gauge the health of your company. Jennifer McIntosh’s popular four-session Bookkeeping & Payroll Tax Series starts with General Ledger Posting and then progresses to Income Statement Preparation, Balance Sheet Preparation and Payroll Taxes. The series is a great companion to her hands-on Beginning QuickBooks computer classes. Jennifer will lead you through the basic functions of QuickBooks 2014, including how to navigate easily and add, edit and delete customers, vendors accounts and items. Learn how to issue invoices, prepare cash receipts and purchase orders, and write checks.
We love to dance! That’s why Extension dance classes are so popular. We have a large variety of dance classes for every interest. Kick up your heels to start the new year in one of our popular Extension dance classes. We offer a large variety of dance classes for every interest. Our Salsa Dance and Let’s Dance classes will get you dancing like a star. If you like to stomp your feet a bit, try Tap Dancing. Show your shimmy in Belly Dancing, and your passion in Argentine Tango or Flamenco Dance. Groove to the music in our Hip-Hop Dance class or jitterbug in It’s Swing Time. You’re sure to have a good time in any of our dance classes.
Security guards are always in demand. There's a big push right now for the federal government to contract with private security companies. This eight-hour class meets the training requirement to apply for a permit to work as a private security guard. Get an overview of the roles and responsibilities of various classifications of security guard, as well as powers to arrest, arrest techniques, and civil and criminal liability. Also get guidance regarding next steps (fingerprints, background check, etc) and job placement. Participants who successfully complete class will receive a certificate that allows them to apply for their permit.
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