Healthcare is one of the most job-secure fields of the next few decades. The Westside Extension certificate program in Medical Insurance Billing & Coding 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. Attend a FREE orientation session on Saturday, September 26 at 10 am to learn more about the field and our top quality program.
Don’t pay costly gym membership fees to get in shape. We offer dozens of great fitness classes at a price that won’t break your bank. Our Zumba®, Dance A Go-Go, Muay Thai/Thai Boxing and Barre Blast Workout classes are great ways to get in on some of the hottest trends in fitness. If you want to focus on strengthening your core abdominal area, then our popular Mat Pilates and Stretch and Tone classes will fit the bill. And Yoga, Intro to Tai Chi Ch’uan, and Stick With It! classes offer gentle exercises that will improve your flexibility and provide a sense of calm. All of our fitness classes are taught by experienced professionals and are held during evenings and weekends to fit your busy schedule. Come get fit with us!
Have you always dreamed of having a career in fashion? Let us help you get started! Our six-part course will help beginners find their niche, and also benefit those who already have a fashion business or clothing line by teaching the ins and outs of the fashion cycle and how to get your line into the store. Whether you want to be an art director, costume designer, media editor, fit model, photographer, retail store manager, or wardrobe consultant, you need to understand the industry as a whole. For more information about the course, attend a FREE orientation on Wednesday, September 16 at 7 pm.
Kids and Adult Swimming & Aqua Fitness
With a warm climate year-round, Southern California pool parties and trips to the beach are always in season. We offer great water and swim classes for people of every age in our 4-foot-deep indoor pool. We have Parent & Me Water Fun to help children ages 6 months to 36 months get used to the water. We offer Parent & Me Water Basics for kids age 3-5, and beginning swim classes On My Own Swim Basics for ages 4-6, Kids Swimming Level 1 for ages 7-10 and Kids Swimming Level 1 for ages 10-14. For boys and girls who have completed the level 1 class or know basic swim techniques, we have Kids Swimming Level 2 for ages 7-10. For adults, we offer Adult Swimming Level 1 and Adult Swimming Level 2 classes. Or if you prefer one-on-one instruction, we also offer private swimming lessons, which can be scheduled through our office. Plus, for exercise-minded adults, we have Aqua Aerobics and Aqua-Zumba® classes in our pool. Class size is limited, so register early for these popular classes that always fill up.
Most people take our Arts & Crafts classes because they want to relax and also let their creative juices flow. In How to Make Lip Balm and Body Butter, with just a handful of ingredients and tools you already have in your kitchen, learn how you can add scents and other therapeutic qualities you desire to make a unique product. Or discover the joy of creating unique floral arrangements in Petal Pusher: Basic Floral Design. In Take the Cake—Cake Decorating, learn the basics of creating beautiful cakes for many occasions including weddings, birthdays, quinceañeras, and baby showers. Finally, using silky cording and adding glass and crystal beads, you’ll create a lovely and unique multi-colored “Braided Beauty” Kumihimo Necklace.
Gymnastics, Skating, Hockey, & Fencing
Westside Extension is proud to offer you the chance to participate in some special classes, thanks to our fantastic partners in the community. And it's so easy – just register through us as you would for any class. Kids age 2 and up can take wonderful Gymnastics classes at the Josephson Academy of Gymnastics, a first-class facility in Culver City. We offer Kids Ice Skating or Hockey classes in El Segundo at the Toyota Sports Center, the practice home of the Los Angeles Kings. For the swashbuckler in you, we have Fencing for Kids (Ages 8-14) and Adults, taught by Olympic level instructors through the Avant Garde Fencers Club in West Los Angeles.
FALL EXTENSION REGISTRATION
HAS BEGUN AND CLASSES START SEPTEMBER 9.
WILL ARRIVE IN MAILBOXES BETWEEN AUGUST 17 AND LABOR DAY.
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