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Turn your passion into a career and help others become a better version of themselves, both physically and psychologically. Since success requires more than a piece of paper, our class includes demonstration and hands-on practice. You’ll have experience even before your very first client! But you’ll also learn anatomy and physiology, fundamentals of movement, different types of training, program design, safety and injury prevention, and how to design individual programs. Additionally, Ryan will share the keys to his success and explain how to talk someone through a workout, plus discuss special populations – since 50% of personal training clients have issues like obesity or arthritis. You can make a difference! Gain the ability to actually train (instead of just book knowledge) and to pass the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) personal trainer certification exam. Plus you’ll be getting pro athlete-quality workouts that normally cost thousands!

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Tue, Thu 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM; 12 sessions starting 6/20/2017, ending 8/1/2017. 
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Instructor : Ryan Cadaret 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $299.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

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Start date: 06/20/17

End date: 08/01/17



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Government institutions, banks, real estate and mortgage companies, plus many other businesses are seeking notaries. All prospective notaries must complete a course approved by the California Secretary of State. Our approved course will give you the most updated notary information and the knowledge you need to perform the duties correctly and to pass the state exam, which you can take immediately following the course. Becoming a notary & notary loan signing agent can be a great way to earn extra money, start your own business, or enhance your current career. Class fee includes valuable 70-page manual, notary public handbook, certificate of completion, and sample forms notaries use every day. Before signing up for this class, check to see that you meet eligibility requirements for becoming a notary; see www.sos.ca.gov/business/notary and click “qualifications.”  Note: Due to strict State regulations, no one is admitted after class begins. Check-in begins at 7:30; class must begin promptly at 8:00. So have your current, official photo ID ready.   Students wishing to take the state Notary Public Exam immediately following the class may register for it from 3:30-4pm.  Note: Bring an official photo ID, two #2 pencils, a 2”x2” passport-sized color photo and a separate $40 check made payable to the “Secretary of State,” if you intend to take the state exam. If you can’t stay for the same-day exam, there are many other opportunities to take the exam.

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Sat 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM; starting 7/15/2017, ending 7/15/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM; starting 7/15/2017, ending 7/15/2017. 
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Instructor : Rosie Reed 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $75.00

Materials Fee: $30.00

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Start date: 07/15/17

End date: 07/15/17



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If you can write an email, you can write a blog! Learn what a blog is, where blogs are found, how to pick a blog topic that makes money, and over a dozen ways to get content. Find out why blogs are your best website for today’s internet, and get valuable tips and techniques for promoting your blog via social media sites to increase your blog traffic. *$30 materials fee for valuable workbook and CD with additional take-home learning materials.

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 7/31/2017, ending 7/31/2017

Instructor : Bob Cohen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $49.00

Materials Fee: $30.00

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Start date: 07/31/17

End date: 07/31/17



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Whether just getting started or already in business, developing a sound business plan is essential for obtaining many types of financing and helps evaluate opportunities. Find out how to go about creating one. Learn about defining market opportunities, unique selling advantages, marketing strategies, management structure, corporate culture and financial projections. You’ll leave class with a working template and the knowledge needed to create your own business plan. Business Development Bonus! Register for this class and Creating a Successful Business (Class ID #37860) at the same time to get a FREE 20-minute phone consultation with Gerald regarding the next step for your business or idea.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 7/8/2017, ending 7/15/2017

Instructor : Gerald Anderson 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $59.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 07/08/17

End date: 07/15/17



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Only half of new businesses survive five years. Lay the groundwork for a thriving business, exploring such topics as: identifying opportunity and market size, market analysis, measuring the risk/reward ratio, protecting your ideas, and pricing your goods and services. You’ll also learn about financial projections and be introduced to a variety of funding options. Plus you’ll leave this class with a working template for creating a successful business. Business Development Bonus! Register for this class and Creating a Business Plan (Class ID #37861) at the same time to get a FREE 20-minute phone consultation with Gerald regarding the next step for your business or idea.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 6/10/2017, ending 6/17/2017

Instructor : Gerald Anderson 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $59.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 06/10/17

End date: 06/17/17



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Raise funds quickly for your project or venture by finding and tapping individuals who believe in you and your project. This step-by-step class will teach you how to run a crowdfunding campaign to help fund your project or venture.  You will learn how to research the viability of your endeavor, attributes of three major crowdfunding platforms and characteristics of successful crowdfunding campaigns. You will get tips on how to develop a campaign including how to craft a compelling message, select incentives, build a budget and develop a strong marketing plan. Suitable for individuals with little or no crowdfunding experience. $25 material fee, due at registration, for an extensive class packet that will guide you through the steps to launch your crowdfunding campaign!  

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 7/8/2017, ending 7/8/2017

Instructor : Caron Ory 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $99.00

Materials Fee: $25.00

Start date: 07/08/17

End date: 07/08/17



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We offer several Making Money on Your Own classes, generally two or more times a year. Our Fall semester opens for registration in mid-August, our Spring in mid-January, and our Summer in mid-May.  We encourage you to add your name to our interest list to receive information on the next offering of classes.  To add your name to our interest list, simply register for this free class (add to your cart and checkout).  

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Instructor : Staff Staff 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $0.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

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Get leads, find prospective clients, and pull people in the door using proven social media marketing methods and tools. Discover how to create a Facebook page for your business with content that attracts followers, and connect your website to it. Also find out how businesses are using coupons, promotions, contests, local listings and “check-ins” to attract and build a fan base. Finally, get valuable information on marketing with sites like Yelp and Foursquare. *$30 material fee for comprehensive workbook and CD with complete instructions on creating a Facebook page, advertising on Facebook, and marketing on other social media sites.

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 7/17/2017, ending 7/17/2017

Instructor : Bob Cohen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $49.00

Materials Fee: $30.00

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Start date: 07/17/17

End date: 07/17/17



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The next era of aviation is upon us! With the number of jobs forecast to double by 2022, drone piloting is set to become an in-demand and well-paying job. Emerging as a key growth industry, UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) are expected to become part of everyday life—with possible applications not just in delivery & fulfillment but also in logistics; security & law enforcement; journalism, film-making, & photography; exploration, disaster recovery, & aid efforts; agriculture, real estate, & utility inspection; even mining, plumbing, & other trades. Last year, the FAA released requirements for flying drones (Part 107). Our intensive 3-day course, presented in partnership with the Tesla School of Technology, includes both classroom and hands-on learning. You’ll learn what you need to know to pass the 107 exam and be a safe pilot, as well as how to use your commercial license in the real world to become a profitable pilot. *Class fee includes all materials, including a drone that’s your to keep!  

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Fri 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM; starting 6/23/2017, ending 6/23/2017. 
   Weekly - Fri 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM; starting 6/23/2017, ending 6/23/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat, Sun 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM; 2 sessions starting 6/24/2017, ending 6/25/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat, Sun 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM; 2 sessions starting 6/24/2017, ending 6/25/2017. <

Instructor : Wilhelm Cashen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $999.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 06/23/17

End date: 06/25/17



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The next era of aviation is upon us! With the number of jobs forecast to double by 2022, drone piloting is set to become an in-demand and well-paying job. Emerging as a key growth industry, UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) are expected to become part of everyday life—with possible applications not just in delivery & fulfillment but also in logistics; security & law enforcement; journalism, film-making, & photography; exploration, disaster recovery, & aid efforts; agriculture, real estate, & utility inspection; even mining, plumbing, & other trades. Last year, the FAA released requirements for flying drones (Part 107). Our intensive 3-day course, presented in partnership with the Tesla School of Technology, includes both classroom and hands-on learning. You’ll learn what you need to know to pass the 107 exam and be a safe pilot, as well as how to use your commercial license in the real world to become a profitable pilot. *Class fee includes all materials, including a drone that’s your to keep!  

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Fri 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM; starting 7/21/2017, ending 7/21/2017. 
   Weekly - Fri 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM; starting 7/21/2017, ending 7/21/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat, Sun 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM; 2 sessions starting 7/22/2017, ending 7/23/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat, Sun 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM; 2 sessions starting 7/22/2017, ending 7/23/2017. <

Instructor : Wilhelm Cashen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $999.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 07/21/17

End date: 07/23/17



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The next era of aviation is upon us! With the number of jobs forecast to double by 2022, drone piloting is set to become an in-demand and well-paying job. Emerging as a key growth industry, UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) are expected to become part of everyday life—with possible applications not just in delivery & fulfillment but also in logistics; security & law enforcement; journalism, film-making, & photography; exploration, disaster recovery, & aid efforts; agriculture, real estate, & utility inspection; even mining, plumbing, & other trades. Last year, the FAA released requirements for flying drones (Part 107). Our intensive 3-day course, presented in partnership with the Tesla School of Technology, includes both classroom and hands-on learning. You’ll learn what you need to know to pass the 107 exam and be a safe pilot, as well as how to use your commercial license in the real world to become a profitable pilot. *Class fee includes all materials, including a drone that’s your to keep!  

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Fri 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM; starting 8/18/2017, ending 8/18/2017. 
   Weekly - Fri 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM; starting 8/18/2017, ending 8/18/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat, Sun 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM; 2 sessions starting 8/19/2017, ending 8/20/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat, Sun 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM; 2 sessions starting 8/19/2017, ending 8/20/2017. <

Instructor : Wilhelm Cashen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $999.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 08/18/17

End date: 08/20/17



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Come meet the instructor and get the inside scoop on this rewarding career!

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM; starting 6/13/2017, ending 6/13/2017

Instructor : Ryan Cadaret 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $0.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 06/13/17

End date: 06/13/17



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