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Start your new career path today! All Noncredit Career Educational Training courses are FREE to attend. Classes are offered year-round, and many are open-entry/open-exit. Explore your options below.

Banquet & Restaurant Server

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 114 or 132
(State Code: 39614; TOP Code: 130700; Academic Plan: C039614E)

The Banquet & Restaurant Server certificate of completion is designed to provide knowledge and practical skills training for students preparing for employment in the hospitality food service industry. Courses cover kitchen and dining room skills and etiquette, customer service, and communication skills.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate appropriate response to customer needs in a dining setting.
  2. Design varied banquet styles, room arrangements, and table settings.
  3. Apply kitchen cleaning and sanitization standards as dictated by health code.
  4. Develop customer service techniques and apply strategies for remaining positive on the job.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 242CE Banquet Server Skills Training 18
VOC ED 246CE Restaurant Server Skills Training 18
VOC ED 247CE Kitchen Steward Skills Training 18
VOC ED 239CE Customer Service Skills 18
VOC ED 230CE 30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee 6
Elective (Choose One)
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 079CE Vocational English as a Second Language A 54
BSICSKL 006CE Review of Basic English 36
VOC ED 238CE Job Readiness 36

Computer Skills for the Workplace

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 162
(State Code: 39702; TOP Code: 051400; Academic Plan: C039702E)

The Computer Skills for the Workplace certificate of completion is designed to prepare students with practical skills to use software commonly used in educational programs and employment. Students will increase competency with word processing, spreadsheet, and multimedia presentation software.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Create, save, format, edit, and print word processing documents.
  2. Develop formatted spreadsheets to organize and interpret data.
  3. Design multimedia presentations for academic or career-related use.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 103CE Introduction to Word Processing 54
VOC ED 104CE Introduction to Spreadsheets 54
VOC ED 105CE Introduction to Multimedia Presentations 54

Custodial Technician Program

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 60
(State Code: 39326; TOP Code: 300500; Academic Plan: C039326E)

The Custodial Technician Training certificate of completion is designed to provide knowledge, training and practical work experience for students preparing for employment in the custodial, janitorial, and cleaning service industry. This course also includes introductory topics of supervision, positive interaction with co-workers, work ethic, punctuality, and self-development.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply safety and cleaning protocols of cleaning materials and emergencies at the workplace.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate communication, performance, and teamwork behavior.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 060CE Custodial Technician Training 54
VOC ED 230CE 30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee 6

Customer Service Skills

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 72
(State Code: 24294; TOP Code: 130110; Academic Plan: C024294E)

The Customer Service Skills certificate of completion is designed to introduce and train new, current, and dislocated workers to the service workplace. Provide instruction in job acquisition, retention, advancement, basic customer service skills, workplace success strategies and skills, and how to become an exceptional employee.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Discuss and address customer satisfaction.
  2. Develop professional resume, cover letter, and interviewing skills.
  3. Discuss workplace success strategies and skills.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 236CE Job Club 18
VOC ED 238CE Job Readiness 36
VOC ED 239CE Customer Service Skills 18

E-Commerce 

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hrs: 72
(State Code: 41257; TOP Code: 050970; Academic Plan: C041257E) 

The E-Commerce certificate of completion is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of e-commerce. Students gain knowledge and acquire vocational skills for use in a variety of ecommerce areas such as business, electronic shopping and mail-order houses, web design, or to open a small home-based business. The entry-level skills attained will also enable students to explore the general practices of planning, launching, and operating an e-commerce home-based business, building customer relationships, budgeting, and merchandising.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explore and discuss an E-Commerce idea. 
  2. Discuss technology infrastructure that make E-Commerce possible. 
  3. Identify the benefits and risks of building a home-based business. 
  4. Design a social media webpage storyboard. 
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 446CE INTRODUCTION TO E-COMMERCE 36
VOC ED 447CE INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING A HOME-BASED BUSINESS 36

Entrepreneurship Skills

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 54
(State Code: 24069; TOP Code: 050640; Academic Plan: C024069F)

The Entrepreneurship Skills certificate of completion is designed to give students the necessary knowledge and skills to plan, develop, and operate a business. The business entrepreneur utilizes the understanding of business concepts, strategies, and technology to shape ideas into opportunities supported by research, data, and business models.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply entrepreneurship and customer service concepts to analyze and improve various business ideas.
  2. Develop a business plan, marketing strategies, and measure business success.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 084CE Entrepreneur Training Program 36
VOC ED 239CE Customer Service Skills 18

Food Handler’s Preparation

Certificate of Completion 

Total Lecture Hrs: 42 
(State Code: 40524; TOP Code: 130600; Academic Plan: C040524E) 

The Food Handler’s Preparation Certificate of Completion will prepare students with food service industry concepts and skills for employment in food kitchens, and the hospitality industry by providing knowledge and skills in food handling and safety, personal hygiene, time and temperature, FDA guidelines, cross-contamination and allergens, cleaning and sanitizing kitchen tools, surfaces, and equipment. 

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify appropriate personal hygiene practices for use in a food preparation setting. 
  2. Explain health regulation standards to prevent the spread of diseases to self and customers.
  3. Implement successful test taking strategies. 4. Describe optimal employee behaviors in a food service environment.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 253CE FOOD HANDLER’S CARD TEST PREPARATION 18
VOC ED 247CE KITCHEN STEWARD SKILLS TRAINING 18
VOC ED 230CE WAYS TO SHINE AS A NEW EMPLOYEE 6

Food Service Manager Skills Preparation

Certificate of Completion 

Total Lecture Hrs: 72 
(State Code: 40543; TOP Code: 130600; Academic Plan: C040543E)

The Food Service Manager Skills Preparation Certificate of Completion is designed to prepare students with food service-industry concepts and skills, including personal hygiene, contamination, best practices for purchasing, receiving, storing, cooking, serving, cleaning and sanitization, food safety management, equipment maintenance, and pest control.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify strategies for maintaining a safe kitchen environment, including proper food storage, food preparation, cleaning, sanitization, and employee hygiene practices. 
  2. Comply with health regulation standards to prevent the spread of diseases. 
  3. Implement successful test taking strategies. 
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 254CE FOOD SERVICE MANAGER TEST PREPARATION 54
VOC ED 247CE KITCHEN STEWARD SKILLS TRAINING 18

Front Desk Representative & Reservationist

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 96-114
(State Code: 39616; TOP Code: 130700; Academic Plan: C039616E)

The Front Desk Representative & Reservationist certificate of completion prepares students to enter careers in the hospitality industry. Students learn service industry concepts and skills, including greeting and checking in guests; using effective sales techniques; handling guest questions and complaints; taking reservations and processing payments.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply appropriate communication for client services, including resolving concerns, conflicts, and problems professionally.
  2. Demonstrate use of computers and other technology for use in booking and addressing client needs.
  3. Develop customer service techniques and apply strategies for remaining positive on the job.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 243CE Front Desk Representative 18
VOC ED 249CE Reservationist Skills Training 18
VOC ED 239CE Customer Service Skills 18
VOC ED 230CE 30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee 6
Elective (Choose One)
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 079CE Vocational English as a Second Language A 54
BSICSKL 006CE Review of Basic English 36
VOC ED 238CE Job Readiness 36

Gig Economy Success Kit

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 72
(State Code: 40193; TOP Code: 0599.00; Academic Plan: C040193)

The Gig Economy Success Kit Certificate of Completion is designed to prepare students with practical skills and knowledge to navigate the gig economy. Students learn about personal spending and budgeting, planning and goal setting for personal finances, preventing identify theft, developing a business plan, leadership, developing a professional image, and fostering business growth.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Develop a budget to manage spending, saving, and investing.
  2. Apply strategies for starting and growing a business.
  3. Create a sample business plan.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 084CE Entrepreneur Training Program 36
VOC ED 063CE Managing Money 36

Global Business

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hrs: 108
(State Code: 41258; TOP Code: 050800; Academic Plan: C041258E)

The Global Business Certificate of Completion is designed as a pathway for students to explore elements of modern globalization that impact the world, gain knowledge and short-term vocational skills. Students gain an understanding of the growing field of global business which includes, purchasing, trade, logistics, and supply management. The entry-level skills attained will also enable students to be successful in a variety of global business environments; including self-employed entrepreneurial occupations where a livable wage can be earned.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain why importing, exporting, and global sourcing are a major part of global business.
  2. Identify elements of a basic SWOT analysis.
  3. Discuss concepts of corporate social responsibility, differences in cultures, marketing, and global business practices.
  4. Describe the four pillars of excellence an organization should have to promote a successful purchasing and supply chain environment.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 444CE INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL BUSINESS 54
VOC ED 445CE INTRODUCTION TO PURCHASING AND SUPPLY MANAGEMENT 54

Guestroom Attendant

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 114 or 132
(State Code: 39617; TOP Code: 130700; Academic Plan: C039617E)

The Guestroom Attendant certificate of completion is designed to provide knowledge and practical skills training for students preparing for employment in the hospitality service industry. Courses cover guestroom and public space cleaning and sanitization, laundry, and customer service skills.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Utilize various laundering techniques and equipment.
  2. Select best strategy for performing deep cleaning projects such as high dusting, carpet cleaning, and steam cleaning furniture.
  3. Organize guest rooms, supplies, and amenities.
  4. Develop customer service techniques and apply strategies for remaining positive on the job.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 244CE Laundry Attendant Skills Training 18
VOC ED 245CE Public Space Cleaner Skills 18
VOC ED 250CE Guestroom Attendant Skills Training 18
VOC ED 239CE Customer Service Skills 18
VOC ED 230CE 30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee 6
Elective (Choose One)
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 079CE Vocational English as a Second Language A 54
BSICSKL 006CE Review of Basic English 36
VOC ED 238CE Job Readiness 36

Hospitality

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 162
(State Code: 24118; TOP Code: 130700; Academic Plan: C024118F)

The Hospitality Skills certificate of completion prepares students to be eligible to participate for 8 American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) nationally recognized certifications that include options for entry-level hotel employee. Students will be equipped with the competitive skills, knowledge, and abilities to obtain and retain employment in the hospitality sector.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply concepts and skills necessary to achieve guest satisfaction.
  2. Perform entry-level level job functions in hotel/restaurant careers.
  3. Prepare for American Hotel and Lodging Association certifications.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 242CE Banquet Server Skills 18
VOC ED 243CE Front Desk Representative 18
VOC ED 244CE Laundry Attendant Skills 18
VOC ED 245CE Public Space Cleaner Skills 18
VOC ED 246CE Restaurant Server Skills 18
VOC ED 247CE Kitchen Steward Skills 18
VOC ED 248CE Maintenance Attendant Skills 18
VOC ED 249CE Reservationist Skills 18
VOC ED 250CE Restaurant Server Skills 18

In-Home Supportive Services Skills

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 108
(State Code: 24446; TOP Code: 123080; Academic Plan: C024446F)

The In-Home Supportive Services Skills certificate of completion is designed for students to provide in-home care to patients, assist with activities of daily living, and provide care in the areas of comfort, hygiene, nutrition, elimination, sleep, rest, and first aid and CPR on adult patients.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Properly and safely assist patients in living in their own homes with basic functions of daily life.
  2. Perform in-home care to patients, assist them with activities of daily living, and provide care to patients in the areas of comfort, hygiene, nutrition, elimination, sleep, and rest.
  3. Perform first aid and CPR on adult patients.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 059CE VESL For Home Health Aide 18
VOC ED 002CE In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Provider 90

International Marketing Professional

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hrs: 90
(State Code: 41259; TOP Code: 050900; Academic Plan: C041259E)

The International Marketing Professional Certificate of Completion will provide the 
students with a foundation in sales, marketing, and skills to navigate global economic 
environment.  This program will help students gain knowledge in global marketing 
research, global strategy, marketing mix, management, global environment for products 
and services, and opportunities to work in the field of international marketing.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Evaluate the global marketing environment.
  2. Describe and determine a target market for whom international marketing strategies will be developed.
  3. Design a global marketing plan which appropriately covers each element of the marketing mix from a global perspective.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 536CE INTERNATIONAL MARKETING I: THE GLOBAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT 36
VOC ED 537CE INTERNATIONAL MARKETING II: GLOBAL MARKETING MANAGEMENT 36
VOC ED 538CE INTERNATIONAL MARKETING III: GLOBAL MARKETING: STRATEGY, PLANNING 18

Law and Ethics in Business

Certificate of Completion 

Total Lecture Hrs: 72
(State Code: 41271; TOP Code: 050500; Academic Plan: C041271E) 

The Law and Ethics in Business certificate of completion is designed to provide students with a foundation in legal and ethical behavior in business. Students will gain an understanding of law and legal procedures, legal and ethical issues related to contracts, types of business organizations, consumer protection, and employment relationships. The knowledge and skills acquired will enable the students solve ethical dilemmas and understand legal problems arising in business, make appropriate business decisions and be successful in entrepreneurial business occupations.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Identify the fundamentals of legal systems and political forces affecting the development and operation of businesses. 
2. Describe the process of ethical decision making and create a Code of Ethics Policy Outline. 

Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 448CE INTRODUCTION TO LEGAL ENVIRONMENT IN BUSINESS 36
VOC ED 449CE INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ETHICS 36

Phlebotomy Technician

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 150
(State Code: 40138; TOP Code: 1205.10; Academic Plan: C040138)

The Phlebotomy Technician certificate of completion prepares students to enter the healthcare profession as a phlebotomist. Students learn about the human body, how to properly administer blood collection, and participate in a hands-on training practicum.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain and apply the concepts of professional conduct and responsibilities related to blood collection by demonstrating professional behavior in the classroom and in the laboratory.
  2. Demonstrate aptitude with proper blood draw practices, including selecting appropriate equipment, identifying sites of capillary puncture, and labeling specimens correctly.
  3. Describe optimal employee behaviors and patient interactions in the healthcare environment.
Program Requirements 
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 381CE Phlebotomy Technician I 90
VOC ED 382CE Phlebotomy Technician Practicum  54
VOC ED 230CE 30 Ways to Shine a New Employee 6

Retailing Smarts

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 144
(State Code: 24403; TOP Code: 050650; Academic Plan: C024403F)

The Retailing Smarts certificate of completion is designed to give students the competitive skills, knowledge, and abilities to obtain and retain employment, and advance in their retail careers including; crucial functions of merchandising and product management in a retail company, merchandising roles and careers, market knowledge, consumer behavior, planning and control and retail pricing. This program prepares students to participate in The National Retail Federation (NRF) Sales/ Customer Service Skills or Supervisory/Management Skills certification exams.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Employ sales building skills and techniques.
  2. Demonstrate basic customer service skills.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 231CE Building Sales 18
VOC ED 232CE Closing the Sale 18
VOC ED 233CE Completing the Sales Transaction 18
VOC ED 234CE Explaining Features and Benefits 18
VOC ED 235CE Going the Extra Mile 18
VOC ED 237CE Strategies in Meeting Customer Needs 18
VOC ED 240CE Strategies in Building A Continuous Relationship 18
VOC ED 241CE Getting to Know Your Customer 18

Technical Office Occupation Skills

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 78
(State Code: 39327; TOP Code: 0514.00; Academic Plan: C039327)

The Technical Office Occupation certificate of completion is designed to help the student explorer the requirements for entry-level clerical positions in an office environment. Students explore topics in basic level office concepts, procedures, and software applications; social networks, mobile technology, other technology commonly used in an office setting, and effective employee practices.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explore career opportunities for entry-level clerical positions in an office environment
  2. Explore and demonstrate office software applications and office hardware skills.
  3. Incorporate social networks and mobile technology in an office environment.
  4. Effective strategies for communicating with employers, co-workers, and customers, including remaining positive on the job.
Program Requirements
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 279CE Career Exploration: Workplace Office Administration Skills 54
VOC ED 294CE Introduction to Social Media: Word Press Blogs 18
VOC ED 230CE 30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee 6

The Urban Ambassadors

Certificate of Completion

Total Lecture Hours: 72
(State Code: 40139; TOP Code: 3009.00; Academic Plan: C040139)

The Urban Ambassadors Program certificate of completion prepares students to find entry-level work in the tourism industry. Students learn customer service skills alongside tourism-specific skills, such as describing history and landmarks.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate effective behaviors for customer service and tourism industry professions.
  2. Assess a customer’s needs to make recommendations or accommodations.
  3. Describe relevant history and culture while navigating the city.
Program Requirements 
Required Courses Course Title Hours
VOC ED 300CE Introduction to Tourism – City of Los Angeles  54
VOC ED 237CE Strategies in Meeting Your Customers Needs  18