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Take A Different Pathway

William is looking for the "perfect fit" in life, and he's taking a non-traditional road to find it.

William Yang

Graduate, Project Management Professional Certificate

Finding Your Work-Life Balance

Nicole wanted to do more with her life than just work behind a desk. She wanted to see the world.

Nicole Knighten

Graduate, TEFL Professional Certificate Program

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June 02, 2018

Native American Uses of Southern California Plants: A Botanic Walk

Native American Uses of Southern California Plants: A Botanic Walk

June 02, 2018

This one-day workshop explores how indigenous peoples of Southern California used local plants in their daily lives. Participants will take a botanic walk around Mockingbird Canyon identifying and learning about the variety of plants used by local tribes to create useful products such as soap, brushes and cordage. Participants will have the opportunity to create projects which include a yucca utilitarian brush and cordage.

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June 05, 2018

On the Road with Osher: Sherman Library and Gardens

On the Road with Osher: Sherman Library and Gardens

June 05, 2018

  Home to a collection of California impressionist art, including works by William Wendt. Edgar Payne, Clarence Hinkle and Anita Hills and a museum of living plants, displayed amidst a setting of immaculate gardens, patios and conservatories.  

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June 09, 2018

CPR and Basic First Aid

CPR and Basic First Aid

June 09, 2018

Basic first aid training that meets standards established by the Emergency Medical Services. This course will certify teachers who became credentialed in California after September 1, 1992 with training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

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June 11, 2018

U.S. Constitution Examination

U.S. Constitution Examination

June 11, 2018

Essential elements of the United States Constitution as it was originally formulated and its meaning as it has developed through amendment and judicial interpretation. Material presented, plus completion of out-of-class assignments, should prepare the student to pass the examination of the United States Constitution required for a teaching credential in the State of California. The examination is offered at the last class meeting.

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June 13, 2018

Orientation to the Designated Subjects Credential Program

Orientation to the Designated Subjects Credential Program

June 13, 2018

An in-depth orientation for the Designated Subjects/Career Technical Education Credential Program. The orientation is designed to provide you with an understanding of the entire program, including:

  • its scope and goals
  • the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirements for the program
  • program academic policies
  • program procedures
  • schedule of courses
  • performance competency rubrics
  • required field experiences
  • qualification for credentials
  • career opportunities

This orientation is mandatory for applicants entering this credential program.

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June 25, 2018

Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management

June 25, 2018

Review the mission, purpose, and structure of human operations within industrial, service, or public organizations.

  • Human resources as it relates to the organizational mission
  • Employee selection, performance appraisal, discipline, and compensation
  • HR management operations and organizational structure
  • Supervision
  • Communications
  • Legal issues
  • Training and employee development
  • Unions and union relations
  • Strategic planning
  • Trends in human resources management.

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June 26, 2018

Facilities Operations

Facilities Operations

June 26, 2018

Survey operational concerns including maintenance, cost control, vendor relations, staffing and major systems management.

  • Cost control/conversion
  • Equipment selection and utilization
  • Preventive and predictive maintenance
  • Life-cycle costing
  • Support services
  • Safety
  • Hazardous materials management
  • Vendor contracting and utilization

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Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence

Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence

June 26, 2018

A managerial overview of the organizational functions of Quality Managers. Tools and methodologies are explored that will help identify opportunities for organizational improvement. Examines the CMQ/OE body of knowledge including customer/supplier relations, strategic planning, process improvement, and prepares you for the American Society of Quality (ASQ) Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) certification exam. A basic understanding of the functional responsibilities of managers is preferred.

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Organizational Leadership

Organizational Leadership

June 26, 2018

Explore current leadership theories and practices through a range of high-level decision-making topics, including:

  • change management
  • leadership models
  • employee motivation and retention
  • process improvement
  • quality improvement
  • performance excellence
  • team building
  • executive decision making

Case studies and class discussion are used to reinforce theories and explore opportunities for practical application.

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June 28, 2018

Digital Electronics II

Digital Electronics II

June 28, 2018

The continuation of digital electronic systems with an emphasis on application and troubleshooting digital systems using:

  • counters
  • registers
  • code converters
  • multiplexers
  • analog-to-digital circuits
  • large-scale integrated circuits

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