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. Attend a FREE orientation session on Saturday, September 27 at 10 am to learn more about the field and our top quality program.
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 and place orders, assist in payment and billing. West is offering our comprehensive 7-month Pharmacy Technician Certificate Program. Come to a FREE orientation on Wednesday, September 24 at 7 pm to meet the instructors and learn how the West Los Angeles College Pharmacy Technician Program can prepare you for a rewarding career in this high-demand field.
This series of six, one-day workshops by Carla Farra will teach you what you need to know to work in the exciting and creative field of makeup artistry. Through lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice, you’ll learn how to create the basic beauty look. You’ll also learn professional etiquette and gain resources for entering the field. Come to the FREE orientation on Monday, September 22 at 6:30 pm to meet Carla and learn all about the profession and our certificate program.
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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