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Noncredit Certificates

Noncredit Courses

Automotive Collision Repair (ACR)

  • ACR-620: Non-Structural Body Repair
    This noncredit course covers theory and practical experience in automotive collision damage repair and shop safety with a focus on automotive construction, regulations, oxyacetylene and MIG welding, surface preparation, basic spray painting, and detailing. This course may be used in preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) National Test B-3. (Formerly AUTO 620)

Aeronautics (AERO)

  • AERO-600: Introduction to Aviation Technology
    This noncredit introductory course gives students hands-on experience with airframe and powerplant aviation technology. It will focus on aviation principles, maintenance practices, and careers.

  • AERO-621: Aviation Fundamentals
    This noncredit course is an introduction to the basic principles of aeronautics, aircraft structure and operations including space, rocketry and aeronautical occupations.

  • AERO-622: Private Pilot Ground School
    This noncredit course offers complete preparation for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) private pilot written examination including aerodynamics, weight and balance, flight computer, navigation, meteorology and federal air regulations.

  • AERO-624: Aircraft Powerplants
    This course is designed to familiarize the student with the operating principles and construction highlights of both reciprocating and jet aircraft engines.

  • AERO-625: Flight Safety
    This noncredit course is an in-depth study of flight safety including organizations contributing to flight safety, emergency procedures, medical and human factors, crash investigation and liability.

  • AERO-626: Airframe Structures
    This noncredit course is designed to familiarize the student with design and construction, principles of aerodynamics and flight and aircraft systems and components.

  • AERO-640: Instrumental Ground School
    This noncredit course examines the fundamentals of instrument flight in the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system and factors that can affect the operation including aerodynamics, navigation, flight planning, and communication. The subject matter is reinforced by flying various procedures in flight simulators. This course can be used as a method to meet the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements for the ground instruction portion of a Biennial Flight Review (BFR) as specified in Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) 61.56.

  • AERO-646: Aviation Weather
    This noncredit course covers the aspects of weather as they relate to aircraft operation and flight safety. It includes basic and hazardous weather and interpretation of weather reports, forecast, charts, and maps.

  • AERO-650L: General Laboratory/Calculations and Basic Electricity Airframe and Powerplant Technologies
    This noncredit course provides additional training and lab hours for the Airframe Maintenance Technician Certificate as required by the FAA. The content includes the use of basic hand tools, applications of mathematics, basic physics, certain Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), basic electricity including application of Ohm's Law, use of a volt/ohm meter, interpret electrical circuit diagrams, service and inspection of batteries.

  • AERO-651L: General Laboratory/Materials and Servicing Airframe and Powerplant Technologies
    This noncredit course provides training for the General requirements of the Aviation Maintenance Technician Certificate. Areas of instruction include aircraft weight and balance control, basic drafting, aircraft fluid lines, fittings, aircraft hardware, materials, non-destructive testing processes, corrosion control, aircraft cleaning, and ground operations and handling.

  • AERO-652L: Airframe Maintenance Laboratory - Structures
    This noncredit course provides training for the Airframe requirements of the Airframe Maintenance Technician Certificate and the Aviation Maintenance Technician Certificate. Areas of instruction include shop safety, aircraft covering, aircraft finishing, theory of flight, assembly and rigging, structural repair, aircraft inspection, and aircraft fuel systems.

  • AERO-653L: Airframe Maintenance Laboratory System and Components
    This noncredit course provides additional training and lab hours for the Airframe Maintenance Technician Certificate as required by the FAA. Topics of instruction include aircraft welding, electrical circuits, and basic aircraft systems for power, landing, brakes warning instrumentation, autopilot, cabin atmosphere control, ice and rain control, fire protection and communications.

  • AERO-654L: Powerplant Maintenance Laboratory - Reciprocating Engine Overhaul
    This noncredit course provides training for the Powerplant requirements of the Powerplant Maintenance Technician Certificate and the Aviation Maintenance Technician Certificate. Topics of study include reciprocating engine theory, overhaul, inspections, lubricating systems, indicating systems, fire protection systems, and engine fuel systems.

  • AERO-655L: Powerplant Maintenance Laboratory - Accessory Overhaul
    This noncredit course provides training for the Powerplant requirements of the Powerplant Maintenance Technician Certificate and the Aviation Maintenance Technician Certificate. Areas of instruction include electrical power generation, ignition, fuel and fuel metering, induction, cooling, exhaust, propeller systems, turbine engines and auxiliary power units.

Automotive Interiors (AUTOIN)

  • AUTOIN-610: Basic Auto Upholstery
    This noncredit course offers students basic theory and practical experience in creating custom automotive interiors. Safe work practices and the use of tools to develop, cut, sew and fit are emphasized.

  • AUTOIN-612: Advanced Custom Auto Interiors
    This noncredit course offers advanced level instruction on theory and practical experience in creating custom automotive interiors. Safe work practices and the use of tools to design, cut, sew and fit complex interiors are emphasized.

Vehicle Restoration (AUTORS)

  • AUTORS-610: Basic Vehicle Restoration
    The noncredit course includes basic vehicle restoration theory and practical experience as well as safe work practices, disassembly, cleaning, body repair, welding and assembly.

Street Rod (AUTOST)

  • AUTOST-610: Beginning Street Rod Construction
    This noncredit course covers the design and construction of a street rod vehicle including chassis systems and components, body repair, paint preparation, refinishing, and welding.

Business Administration (BUSAD)

  • BUSAD-601: Finding and Landing a Job
    This course provides a basic job searching, and job application skills for individuals who have not been employed before or have been out of the workforce for an extended period of time.

  • BUSAD-602: Working in a Business Office
    This course provides a basic working knowledge of business office procedures and tasks. This course is recommended for individuals who wish to seek an entry-level position as an office clerk.

  • BUSAD-604: Preparing to Be an Entrepreneur
    This non-credit course is designed to help attendees discover and develop the personal attributes needed to become or to improve being a successful entrepreneur. The core of the course focuses on what it takes to become a true Entrepreneur. The attendee will begin to understand the competencies required to be an entrepreneur through case studies, creative problem solving and exercises aimed at self-development. Attendees will learn the responsibilities, the benefits and the pitfalls that await an Entrepreneur.

  • BUSAD-605: Creating the Business Concept
    This non-credit course provides a basic understanding of how to create each component of a Business Plan, including the SWOT Analysis.

  • BUSAD-606: Building the Business
    This non-credit course provides the understanding on building the plan into a startup business using tools that are available to new business owners.

  • BUSAD-607: Finding Customers/Marketing
    This non-credit course provides a basic understanding of how to create a marketing plan, strategy and implementation.

  • BUSAD-608: Finance, Taxes and Human Resources
    This non-credit course provides a basic understanding of small business finance and taxes, and the human resources operation.

  • BUSAD-609: Management and Operations
    This non-credit course provides assists a small business owner with the information needed to be an excellent manager and one that knows how to run their business efficiently.

Computer Information Technology (CIT)

  • CIT-601: Introduction to Basic Computer Skills
    This course provides basic computer skills. Topics include basic knowledge of computer hardware, computer software, computer terminology, working with Windows, using the Internet, and creating basic business documents using Microsoft Word. This course is recommended for individuals who have little or no computer skills as well as those who wish to seek an entry-level position as an office clerk.

  • CIT-602: Microsoft Word Fundamentals
    This course provides a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Word for office workers. Topics include basic document, paragraph, and document formatting, working with clip art, lists, columns and tables. This course is recommended for individuals who wish to seek an entry-level position as an office clerk.

  • CIT-603: Microsoft Excel Fundamentals
    This course provides a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Excel for office workers. Topics include creating and editing worksheets, formatting worksheets, printing worksheets, using simple tables and graphs, basic formulas and fundamental Excel functions. This course is recommended for individuals who wish to seek an entry-level position as an office clerk.

  • CIT-604: Microsoft Powerpoint Fundamentals
    This course provides a basic working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint for office workers. This course is recommended for individuals who wish to seek an entry-level position as an office clerk.

  • CIT-605: Microsoft Outlook Fundamentals
    This course provides a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook for office workers. This course is recommended for individuals who wish to seek an entry-level position as an office clerk.

  • CIT-606: Computer Proficiency Lab
    This noncredit course provides students who need extra help or extra lab time to develop proficiency with computer technology with an on campus resource.

  • CIT-621: CompTIA A+ Certificate Preparation: Hardware
    This noncredit course is designed for individuals who have basic computer skills and who are interested in obtaining a job as an entry-level IT technician and require certification. It is an accelerated course that prepares students for the Hardware portion of the CompTIA A+ exam.

  • CIT-622: CompTIA A+ Certificate Preparation: Networking
    This noncredit course is designed for individuals who have basic computer skills and who are interested in obtaining a job as an entry-level IT technician and require certification. It is an accelerated course that allows students to prepare for the Networking portion of the CompTIA A+ Hardware exam.

  • CIT-623: CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation: Mobile Devices
    This noncredit course is designed for individuals who have basic computer skills and who are interested in obtaining a job as an entry-level IT technician and require certification. It is an accelerated course that prepares for the Mobile Devices portion of the CompTIA A+ exam.

  • CIT-624: CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation: Troubleshooting
    This noncredit course is designed for individuals who have basic computer skills and who are interested in obtaining a job as an entry-level IT technician and require certification. It is an accelerated course that prepares for the Troubleshooting portion of the CompTIA A+ exam.

  • CIT-625: CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation: Windows Operating Systems
    This noncredit course is designed for individuals who have basic computer skills and who are interested in obtaining a job as an entry-level IT technician and require certification. It is an accelerated course that prepares students for the Windows Operating System portion of the CompTIA A+ exam.

  • CIT-626: CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation: Other Operating Systems
    This noncredit course is designed for individuals who have basic computer skills and who are interested in obtaining a job as an entry-level IT technician and require certification. It is an accelerated course that prepares students for the Other Operating Systems portion of the CompTIA A+ exam.

  • CIT-627: CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation: Security
    This noncredit course is designed for individuals who have basic computer skills and who are interested in obtaining a job as an entry-level IT technician and require certification. It is an accelerated cram course that prepares students for the Security portion of the CompTIA A+ exam.

  • CIT-628: CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation: Software Troubleshooting
    This noncredit course is designed for individuals who have basic computer skills and who are interested in obtaining a job as an entry-level IT technician and require certification. It is an accelerated course that prepares students for the Security portion of the CompTIA A+ exam.

  • CIT-629: CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation: Operational Procedures
    This noncredit course is designed for individuals who have basic computer skills and who are interested in obtaining a job as an entry-level IT technician and require certification. It is an accelerated course that prepares students for the Operational Procedures of the CompTIA A+ exam.

Electronics (ELECTR)

  • ELECTR-600: Preparation for DC Circuit Certification
    This noncredit electronics technology course prepares students with the specific skills and knowledge in the field of Direct Current (DC) processes and circuits. This course prepares students to take the DC Basics Certification Exam with the Electronics Technicians Association (ETA).

  • ELECTR-601: Preparation for AC Basics Certification
    This noncredit electronics technology course prepares students with the specific skills and knowledge in the field of AC circuits. This course prepares students to take the AC Basics Certification Exam with the Electronics Technicians Association (ETA).

  • ELECTR-602: Preparation for Analog Electronics Certification
    This noncredit electronics technology course prepares students with the specific skills and knowledge in the field of analog processes and circuits. This course prepares students to take the Analog Electronics Certification Exam with Electronics Technicians Association (ETA).

  • ELECTR-603: Preparation for Digital Basics Certification
    This noncredit electronics technology course prepares students with the specific skills and knowledge in the field of digital processes and circuits. This course prepares students to take the Digital Basics Certification Exam with the Electronics Technicians Association (ETA).

  • ELECTR-604: Preparation for Comprehensive Electronics Certification
    This noncredit electronics technology course prepares students with the specific skills and knowledge in the field of comprehensive knowledge of motors, generators, control circuits, circuit protection, and power distribution. This course prepares students to take the Comprehensive Electronics Certification with the Electronics Technicians Association (ETA).

  • ELECTR-620: Introduction to Computer Networking
    This noncredit electronics technology course prepares students to take the ETA (Electronics Technicians Association International) STS-CN industry certification. The course covers wire and wireless local area network basics, Internet/VoIP services and security, hardware and software installation, and cabling distribution.

  • ELECTR-621: Security, Alarm, and Surveillance Systems
    This noncredit electronics technology course prepares students to take the ETA (Electronics Technicians Association International) STS-SS industry certification. The course covers closed-circuit television (CCTV) system, security and fire alarm system, Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP), security cameras, smart locks, and smart access control.

  • ELECTR-622: Smart Environmental Controls
    This noncredit electronics technology course prepares students to take the ETA (Electronics Technicians Association International) STS-EC industry certification. The course covers smart lighting, smart thermostats, smart plugs and switches, smart HVAC, and carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, and other miscellaneous smart devices.

  • ELECTR-623: Audio-Visual Entertainment Systems
    This noncredit course prepares students to take the ETA (Electronics Technicians Association International) STS-AV industry certification. The course covers smart televisions and projectors, HD, UHD, LED, and OLED television technologies, wireless smart speakers, Wi-Fi screencasting, audio and HD cabling, amplifiers and receivers, surround sound speaker systems and connectors, rackmounts, and other accessories.

English (ENGL)

  • ENGL-615: Preparation and Remediation for English 015
    This non-credit course is designed to equip students with skills that they can use to be better prepared for the English 015 course and the common final. The primary areas of focus are on the development of reading and test taking skills and strategies, in addition to strategies to effectively address the components of the English 015 common final.

English As a Second Language (ESL)

  • ESL-601: ESL Beginning Level 1 - Introduction to Basic English Literacy
    This noncredit course is designed to introduce low-beginning English language learners to basic English letter-sound correspondence, vocabulary, and sentence patterns. Students will start using English to speak about themselves, their families, and their community. In addition, students will learn to read and complete simple forms.

  • ESL-602: ESL Beginning Level 2 - English at Home and School
    This noncredit course is designed to prepare low-beginning English language learners with vocabulary and sentence structure to communicate in social and academic settings. Students will learn to give and respond to directions, as well as to speak about home, classroom routines, and community life by using a variety of sentence patterns. In addition, students will learn basic note-taking skills.

  • ESL-603: ESL Beginning Level 3 - English for Work and Leisure
    This noncredit course is designed to prepare intermediate-beginning English language learners to use a variety of English structures and vocabulary for work and leisure. Students will learn appropriate linguistic behaviors with regards to the setting and time of the occasion being discussed.

  • ESL-604: ESL Beginning Level 4 - English for Work and Education
    This noncredit course is designed to prepare high-beginning English language learners to use Standard English for job interviews, and in conversations at work and in educational settings. Students will begin learning aspects of composition. In addition, students will learn effective note-taking skills.

  • ESL-620: English Pronunciation
    This noncredit course is designed to help English language learners to improve their pronunciation skills in English.

  • ESL-650: Citizenship Preparation - Part 1: Basic English Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing
    This non-credit course is designed to prepare prospective candidates for the English portion of the U.S. citizenship process. Students will learn skills to improve their basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities.

  • ESL-651: Citizenship Preparation - Part 2: Civic Principles and Fundamental U.S. History
    This noncredit course is designed to prepare prospective candidates for the civics portion of the U.S. citizenship process. Students will learn the rights and responsibilities of being a U.S. citizen, in addition to learning how to complete all required immigration forms and practicing the USCIS Citizenship Test by becoming familiar with U.S. history.

Heavy/Medium Duty Truck (HMDT)

  • HMDT-621: Heavy-Duty Truck Engines
    This noncredit course covers theory and practical shop work in the repair, operation, and maintenance of heavy-duty industrial diesel engines and fuel injection systems. (Formerly DIESEL 621)

  • HMDT-622: Heavy-Duty Truck Brakes
    This noncredit course covers theory and practical shop work in the construction, operation, and repair of heavy-duty truck brake systems and components including principles of hydraulic and pneumatic brake systems, anti-lock, and computer controlled braking systems used in today's modern heavy-duty diesel trucks and busses. (Formerly DIESEL 622)

  • HMDT-623: Heavy-Duty Truck Suspension and Steering
    This noncredit course covers theory and practical shop work in the construction, operation, and repair of heavy-duty truck suspension and steering components including principles of hydraulic and pneumatic steering and suspension systems. (Formerly DIESEL 623)

  • HMDT-624: Advanced Heavy-Duty Truck Engines
    This noncredit course is an advanced engine rebuilds class that covers theory and practical shop work in the repair, operation, and maintenance of various heavy-duty diesel engines. (Formerly DIESEL 624)

  • HMDT-626: Computer Controlled Truck Engines
    This noncredit course covers theory and practical shop work in the repair, operation, and maintenance of computer controlled diesel engines. (Formerly DIESEL 626)

  • HMDT-628: Heavy-Duty Truck Systems
    This noncredit course covers theory and practical shop work in maintenance, air conditioning, Antilock Brake System (ABS), computers, and operations of the heavy-duty truck and bus systems. (Formerly DIESEL 628)

  • HMDT-634: Heavy/Medium Duty Truck Alternative Fuels
    This noncredit course provides theory and hands-on experience in the operation, service, inspection, and maintenance of compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle systems. This course prepares students for the ASE Alternate Fuels Test (F-1). (Formerly DIESEL 634)

  • HMDT-635: Heavy-Duty Vehicle Automatic Transmissions
    This noncredit course provides theory and hands-on experience with heavy - and medium - duty transmission operation, construction, service and overhaul procedures. (Formerly DIESEL 635)

  • HMDT-638: Heavy-Duty Diesel Emissions
    This is an advanced noncredit course in heavy-duty diesel emissions with emphasis on exhaust after treatment and related equipment.

  • HMDT-664: Auto/Truck Electrical Systems
    This noncredit course covers basic electrical theory, use of meters, test equipment, wiring diagrams, diagnosis and repair/replacement of major electrical components of automobiles and trucks. (Formerly DIESEL 664)

Heating, Ventilation, AC & Refrigeration (HVAC/R)

  • HVAC/R-601: HVAC/R Fundamentals
    This noncredit course covers basic principles of refrigeration, refrigerants, refrigeration components and tools; repair and testing of refrigeration units; and basic brazing and soldering.

Inspection Technology (INSPEC)

  • INSPEC-611: Fundamentals of Construction Inspection: Soils and Concrete
    This noncredit course provides a basic study of soils engineering, soils construction methods, soils identification, soils terminology, concrete and asphalt including cements, aggregates, admixtures, job and batch control, properties of concrete, finishing, curing, reinforcing and nomenclature for inspectors.

  • INSPEC-612: Fundamentals of Construction Inspection: Wood, Steel, Masonry
    This noncredit course is a basic study of structures, including wood, steel, and masonry construction, building occupancies, construction and separations, acoustics and sound control.

  • INSPEC-613: Advanced Construction Inspection: International Building Code (IBC)
    This noncredit course provides for inspectors a study of the International Building Code (IBC) including application, interpretation, and use of the code.

  • INSPEC-614: Advanced Construction Inspection: National Electrical Code (NEC)
    This noncredit course provides an understanding of the National Electrical Code and a study of its applications.

  • INSPEC-615: Advanced Construction Inspection: Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC)
    This noncredit course is a study, interpretation and application of the CA Plumbing Code (CPC).

  • INSPEC-616: Advanced Construction Inspection: Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC)
    This noncredit course is a study of the requirements for the design, construction, installation and maintenance of heating, ventilating, cooling, refrigeration systems, incinerators and other heat-producing appliances required by the CA Mechanical Code (CMC).

  • INSPEC-617: California State Energy Regulations for Residential Buildings
    This noncredit course is a study of the basic compliance requirements of the California Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards for residential buildings and the 2016 CA Green Building Standards Code. It includes prescriptive and performance methods such as alternative packages and computer models.

  • INSPEC-618: California State Energy Regulations For Non-Residential Buildings
    This noncredit course studies basic compliance with California Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards for non-residential buildings and CA Green Building Standards Code. It includes prescriptive and performance methods such as alternative packages and computer models.

  • INSPEC-626: Non-Structural Plan Review
    This noncredit course provides training in the application of the CA Codes to construction drawings.

  • INSPEC-627: Structural Plan Review
    This is a noncredit basic study of simplified engineering that can be applied to both plan checking and field inspections.

  • INSPEC-628: California Residential Code
    This course provides building and safety personnel with a study of the California Residential Code (CRC) including application, interpretation, and use of the code.

  • INSPEC-629: Community Relations for Building Personnel
    This noncredit course covers the development of oral and written communication skills for code enforcement personnel and an introduction to community relations for civil service employees. Topics include the proper methods of dealing with different types of encounters that an inspector may have with do-it-yourself homeowners, contractors, developers, etc. and the legal aspects of code administration and enforcement.

  • INSPEC-630: Aspects of Building and Safety
    This noncredit course prepares students for the basic administrative functions of building and safety including: Title 25, Disabled access, staff roles, permit and plan checking, building inspection, and code enforcement.

Kinesiology (KIN)

  • KIN-600: Helmet-Free Tackle Safety and Performance
    This noncredit course is designed to instruct students on best practices of a Helmet-Free-Tackle Training System to eliminate "Crown" first collisions and prevent potential self-inflicted concussions. These best practices will be helpful but not limited to the following groups: parents, coaches, athletic administrators, officials and players. (See legislation AB-1 Youth Athletics: California Youth Football Act)

Learning Skills and Tutoring (LST)

  • LST-606: Supervised Tutoring/Academic Instructional Support
    Students enrolled in this noncredit class receive assistance in understanding course-specific content in various content area classes. Graded only on a Pass or No Pass basis.

  • LST-610: Tutor Training
    This non-credit course presents techniques and strategies for effective academic tutoring and facilitation in a community college setting. Emphasis is on tutoring and facilitating, study skill techniques and practical skills to use in a variety of tutoring situations.

Machinist Technology (MACH)

  • MACH-600: Conventional Machine Lab
    This noncredit laboratory course provides practice on machine shop equipment. Students will work on individual projects, which they will retain for their use. Training received in this course develops an ability to visualize and perform various functions necessary in the machine trade.

  • MACH-601: Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Lab
    This noncredit laboratory course provides practice on CNC machine shop equipment. Students will work on individual projects which they will retain for their use. Training received in this course develops an ability to visualize and perform various functions necessary in the machine trade.

Mathematics (MATH)

  • MATH-601: Independent Lab for Fundamental Mathematical Skills
    This noncredit course is offered as a study or review of the fundamental concepts of arithmetic, prealgebra, beginning algebra, and intermediate algebra as appropriate based on individual student needs. The course is intended for students who need to refresh their math skills prior to taking a college level math course.

  • MATH-602: Support for College Algebra
    This noncredit course is a review of the prerequisite skills essential for college algebra. This course includes a review of topics covered in elementary and intermediate algebra as appropriate, based on individual student needs. The course is intended for students who need to refresh their math skills while enrolled in a college algebra math course to be used for just in time remediation.

  • MATH-608: Support for Introductory Statistics
    This noncredit course is a review of the prerequisite skills essential for statistics. This course includes a review of topics covered in arithmetic and algebra as appropriate, based on individual student needs. The course is intended for students who need to refresh their math skills while enrolled in an introductory statistics course to be used for just in time remediation.

Nursing (NURS)

  • NURS-600: Nursing Assistant Training Program
    At the end of this noncredit course, students will be eligible to take CNA competency exam by state of California. After successful completion of the California CNA competency exam, students will be able to obtain their official CNA certificate from CDPH, contingent upon criminal screening clearance. This certificate allows students to secure employment at acute and long-term health care facilities while providing care to patients with medical, developmental and psychiatric disabilities.

Phlebotomy (PHLB)

  • PHLB-600: Phlebotomy I: Introduction
    This noncredit course provides theoretical and laboratory preparation for entry-level certification as a phlebotomy technician.

  • PHLB-601: Phlebotomy II: Clinical Practicum
    In this noncredit course students will be placed in a clinical setting in order to complete a minimum of 60 hours of clinical training.

Pharmacy Technology (PHT)

  • PHT-601: Pharmacy Technician Licensure Exam Preparation
    This noncredit course prepares students for the multiple choice questions on the pharmacy technician licensing examination. This course reviews the duties of a pharmacy technician in the out-patient/community and the in-patient/institutional setting in the areas of pharmacy management/administration, pharmacy federal laws/regulation, and pharmacology.

Psychiatric Technology (PSYTCH)

  • PSYTCH-601: Psychiatric Technology Licensure Exam Preparation
    This noncredit course prepares students for the multiple choice questions on the psychiatric technician licensing examination that require a sound knowledge base and application of critical thinking skills to scenarios typically encountered when providing care to patients with medical, developmental and psychiatric disabilities.

Reading and Study Skills (READ)

  • READ-620: Reading Skills
    This noncredit, self-paced course is designed for students requiring basic reading skills instruction, including, but not limited to, phonics, dictionary usage, vocabulary development, syllabication, and beginning reading comprehension skills.

Vocational Education (VOCED)

  • VOCED-600: Introduction to the Workplace
    This noncredit course is designed to provide students with the skills to identify and develop tools for success in the workplace. The topics covered include, but are not limited to, career-discovery, job market analysis, workplace skills, workplace law, workplace and personal finances, and time management.

  • VOCED-601: Customer Service in the Workplace
    This noncredit course is designed to provide students with the customer service skills required to interact with customers or clients in the workplace. The topics covered include understanding customer needs, listening to customers, and telephone customer service.

  • VOCED-602: Job Search Strategies
    This noncredit course is designed to provide prospective employees with a support system that will assist them in preparation for the workforce. The topics covered but are not limited to: planning their job search, utilizing outside resources, the "hidden" job market, and job market research. After completing this course the student has an option to continue their education or become gainfully employed.

  • VOCED-603: Positive Strategies for the New Employee
    This noncredit course is designed to provide students with the knowledge to increase their level of customer services and colleague relations. The topics covered will include new employee skills, workplace culture, continuing education, and work-life balance.

  • VOCED-631: Fundamentals of Business English
    This noncredit course is a review of effective business communication in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on basic grammar, punctuation, capitalization, vocabulary, and spelling in common business documents.

Welding Technology (WELD)

  • WELD-645: Shielded Metal Arc Welding - Beginning
    This is a noncredit introductory course in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process often referred to as stick welding or arc welding. Welding safety, equipment and joint construction on mild steel are stressed.

  • WELD-646: Shielded Metal Arc Welding - Intermediate
    This is an intermediate noncredit course in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process. Vertical and overhead groove welds and the lab portion of the structural weld certification for the City of Los Angeles are stressed.

  • WELD-660: Fabrication and Layout - Beginning
    This noncredit course is designed to provide the training needed to read blueprints, create shop drawings, and fabricate and assemble parts.

  • WELD-666: Preparation for Los Angeles City Welding Certification - Structural (AWS D1.1)
    This noncredit course prepares students for the written Structural Steel examination offered by the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) with a focus on the AWS D1.1.

  • WELD-680: Gas Metal Arc Welding - Beginning
    This noncredit course introduces techniques and methods of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW-S, GMAW Spray Transfer) in all positions and on various thicknesses of mild steel.

  • WELD-681: Gas Metal Arc Welding - Intermediate
    This noncredit course is the study of intermediate techniques and methods of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Metal-Cored Arc Welding (MCAW) in all positions and on various thicknesses of mild steel and aluminum.

  • WELD-690: Flux Cored Arc Welding - Gas Shielded
    This noncredit course introduces techniques and methods of Flux Cored Arc Welding- Gas shielded (FCAW-G) in all positions and on various thicknesses of carbon steel.

  • WELD-691: Flux Cored Arc Welding - Self Shielded
    This noncredit course introduces techniques and methods of Flux Cored Arc Welding- Self shielded (FCAW-S) in all positions and on various thicknesses of carbon steel.

Water Supply Technology (WST)

  • WST-601: Test Review for Water Distribution D1
    This non-credit course is designed to familiarize students with the expected Range of Knowledge (ROK) required to pass the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Distribution Operator test at level D1. The review topics include distribution system operations, disinfection, related mathematics and safety. The course may also be used to earn continuing education units required to renew the certificate.

  • WST-602: Test Review for Water Distribution D2
    This non-credit course is designed to familiarize students with the expected Range of Knowledge (ROK) required to pass the State Water Resources Control Board(SWRCB) Distribution Operator test at level D2. The review topics include distribution system operations, disinfection, related mathematics and safety. The course may also be used to earn continuing education units required to renew the certificate.

  • WST-603: Test Review for Water Distribution Operation D3
    This non-credit course is a review of the expected Range of Knowledge (ROK) required to obtain the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Distribution Operator certification at the Distribution Operator III level. The review topics include distribution system operations, disinfection, related mathematics, and safety.

  • WST-611: Test Review for Water Treatment T1
    This course is a review of the expected Range of Knowledge (ROK) required to obtain the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Water Treatment Operator License at level T1. The review topics include conventional treatment techniques, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, system pressures, and related math.

  • WST-612: Test Review for Water Treatment T2
    This noncredit course is a review of the expected Range of Knowledge (ROK) required to obtain the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Water Treatment Operator II certification. The review topics include conventional treatment techniques, source water supply and storage, water quality regulation and related math.

  • WST-625: Test Review for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations Grades One and Two
    This noncredit course is a review of the expected knowledge for a minimally competent Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator as determined by State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) treatment operator certification at the Grades I and II level. The review topics include wastewater treatment operations, disinfection, related mathematics, and safety.

  • WST-626: Test Review for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations Grades Three, Four and Five
    This noncredit course is a review of the expected knowledge for a minimally competent Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator as determined by State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) treatment operator certification at the Grades III, IV and V level. The review topics include wastewater treatment operations, administration, process control, regulations, disinfection, related mathematics, and safety.

  • WST-629: Introduction to Water Supply Technology
    This noncredit course introduces students to entry-level training in water conservation, treatment, supply, delivery, and waste collection systems. The goal of this course is to offer students better defined opportunities for career selection in the field of water technology. Regulations-licensing and the certification process will be discussed as a part of this course.

  • WST-631: Introduction to Water Use Efficiency
    This noncredit water conservation course is designed for students interested in working as a water use efficiency practitioner. It includes the expected range of knowledge required for the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Water Use Efficiency Practitioner I Certificate.

  • WST-652: Basic Waterworks Math Test Preparation
    This noncredit course prepares students for the quantitative and algebraic questions typically encountered on water distribution and water treatment operations licensing examinations. This course is also recommended for students currently enrolled in water technology course(s) who desire refresher training in the applied math skills that are unique to water operations. Topics include but are not limited to unit conversion, volume, velocity, flow rates, chemical dosages, percent strength, and dilution calculations. Also included are some basic test taking techniques to increase proficiency on the required state exam.

  • WST-653: Wastewater Technology Math Test Preparation
    This noncredit course prepares students for the quantitative and algebraic questions typically encountered on wastewater collections and wastewater treatment operations licensing examinations. This course is also recommended for students currently enrolled in water technology course(s) who desire refresher training in the applied math skills that are unique to wastewater operations. Topics include, but are not limited to, unit conversion, volume, velocity, flow rates, chemical dosages, process control, and solids handling. Also included are some basic test-taking techniques to increase proficiency on the state exam.

  • WST-661: Introduction to Water Distribution
    This noncredit course is designed for students interested in the field of water distribution. It covers the configuration, operation and maintenance of a water distribution system, and includes the Expected Range of Knowledge (ERK) required for the State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) water distribution certification tests at D1 and D2 levels. Successful completion of this course fulfills the requirements for specialized training covering fundamentals of water supply principles required to apply for the SWRCB D2 certification test.

  • WST-671: Introduction to Water Treatment
    This noncredit course includes processes required to treat source water into potable water. It prepares students for the California State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) T1 certification test. Successful completion of this course fulfills the training required to apply for SWRCB T2 certification test.

  • WST-681: Introduction to Wastewater Collections
    This noncredit course focuses on the knowledge skills and abilities required to perform the essential duties of an entry level collection system maintenance technologist and prepares students to take the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Collection System Certification exam at Grade I.

  • WST-691: Introduction to Wastewater Treatment
    This is an introductory course in wastewater treatment. The noncredit course covers material included in the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) grade I certification exam.