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Programs
The Career Technical Education (CTE) department provides industry linked programs and services that enable all individuals to reach their career goals in order to achieve a high  quality lifestyle, to be competitive in the global market place, and to sustain California's economic dominance.

LAUSD/CTE does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access for all of our services.

“College-prepared and career-ready for the 21st century”

ARTS AND MEDIA

GRAPHIC DESIGN 1-4 (706550/55/60/65)
Learn how to Photoshop pictures, design posters, draw graphics, create advertisements and websites, and edit movies using the latest Adobe apple imaging software.  Gain the tools you need to begin a new and exciting career.
Cost:  $100
M - Th, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm, ELASC


VIDEO PRODUCTION 1-3 (708560/70/80)
Become a professional in film and video production. The focus is on cinematography, directing, documentary filmmaking, creating a web series, music videos, editing movies, weddings and events.
Cost:  $70
M - Th, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm, ELASC
BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

BUILDING AND GROUNDS WORKER (797550)
Learn cleaning procedures for schools, offices, hotels, arenas, theatres, and residential buildings.  Class covers: safety, waste handling, chemical care, rest-room care, floor care, and carpet maintenance.
Cost:  $80
M - Th, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm, ELASC
Sat, 7:00 am - 3:45 pm, ELASC


HOSPITAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (797565)
Learn the procedures for cleaning specialized hospital and medical office facilities.  Class focuses on safety, sanitary procedures, waste handling, chemical care, restroom care, patient room care, and blood borne pathogen training.
Cost:  $80
M - Th, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm, ELASC
Sat, 7:00 am - 3:45 pm, ELASC


MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR; HEATING & VENTILATION; SCHEDULING & SUPERVISORY PRACTICE (797575/80/85)
Prepare for entry level supervision positions as school custodian supervisors.  Class focuses on supervision, inspections of buildings and grounds, management of personnel, time and motion studies, workload equitability and cleaning schedules.
Cost:  $60
T/W, 7:00 am - 1:30 pm, ELASC
ENERGY AND POWER TECHNOLOGY

SOLAR THERMAL (726580)
Receive basic residential and commercial construction techniques, utilize proper tools and materials to build and install solar thermal panels.  In this class you will be learning the latest “green energy technology.”
Cost:  $50
M - Th, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm, ELASC


ENERGY AUDIT - PV (728550)
Learn employability skills, safety, energy efficiency audits, solar thermal system, installation and repair, troubleshooting, pool & spa solar heating.  This class offers you project-based experiences in residential and commercial energy management with an introduction to solar thermal installation.  In this class you will be learning the latest “green energy technology.”
Cost:  $50
T - F, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, ELASC
M - F, 8:50 am - 3:50 pm, ELASC


PHOTOVOLTAIC 1 (726550)
Learn how solar energy is a viable source of alternative energy, solar installation, workplace safety, alternative energy, electrical theories, electrical wiring procedures.
Cost:  $160
M - F, 8:50 am - 3:50 pm, ELASC


PHOTOVOLTAIC 2 (726560)
Learn about alternative and renewable energy.  It will provide you with hand on experience in system site selection, mechanical design adaptation, component evaluation, site assessment, and photovoltaic system mechanical design adaptations.
Cost:  $160
M - F, 8:50 am - 3:50 pm, ELASC


PHOTOVOLTAIC 3 (726570)
Learn photovoltaic installation, electrical design, installation of subsystems, components, maintenance, trouble-shooting, and exploration of industry markets for photovoltaic applications.
Cost:  $310
T - F, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm, ELASC


POWERLINE SYSTEMS 1 (726580)
Learn about physical, mechanical, and industry related tasks for power distribution careers. It includes: safety requirements, safe climbing techniques, industry related fitness, and electrical theory
Cost:  $230
M - F, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, ELASC


POWERLINE SYSTEMS 2 (727585)
This class focuses on physical, mechanical, and electrical skills for power distribution careers. It includes: rigging, material preparation, aerial construction, underground transmission maintenance, safe climbing techniques, and proper tool techniques.
Cost:  $520
M - F, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, ELASC


POWERLINE SYSTEMS 3 (727590)
Learn about advanced physical, mechanical, and industry related skills for employment in utility trades, including: advanced safety regulations, advanced climbing, advanced distribution and transmission rigging, aerial construction, first aid, and apprenticeship preparation. Students must complete courses in sequential order to be eligible for program certificate. Powerline Systems Program has an existing WAITING LIST for enrollment.  You MUST place your name on the ELASC website waiting list to be eligible for enrollment.
Cost:  $520
M - F, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm, ELASC
HEALTH CAREERS

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTNAT - CNA (775075)
Class covers an overview of anatomy, physiology, nutrition, medical terminology and an introduction to diseases and disorders.  Emphasis is placed on safety principles, infection control and the philosophy of nursing. Classroom and clinical training includes nursing skills, clinical procedures, and laboratory skills. Direct patient care under the supervision of a nurse in a health care setting is included to pass the Certified Nurse Assistant state examination.  Please note:  East Los Angeles Skills Center is an approved testing center with 100% passing rate.  Prerequisite: 18 years of age, reading/math level 7.5, Health Info Tech/1 (HIT1) Certificate.
Cost:  $250
T - Th, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, ELASC
M / W, 4:50 pm - 8:30 pm, ELASC
S, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, ELASC


HOME HEALTH AIDE - HHA (778070)
Learn the basics of nursing care in the home.  The course covers philosophy of nursing, safety principles in the home, and infection control methods.  It stresses proper nutrition and health as well as methods for meeting the social and psychological needs of the clients.
Cost:  $50
M - F, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, ELASC


MEDICAL ASSISTANT (774050)
Classroom instruction includes: ethics, medical terminology, medical forms, ambulatory care, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, out-patient surgery, urology, orthopedics, internal medicine, and cardiology.  You will able to practice techniques and topics learned to gain expertise through internships in a physician office or medical clinics. Prerequisite: 18 years of age, reading/math level 7.5, Health Info Tech/1 (HIT1) Certificate.
Cost:  $300
M - F, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, ELASC


PHYSICAL THERAPY (764550)
This course prepares you to provide basic physical therapy treatment in health care facilities.  You will practice the assessment of vital signs, body mechanics, treatment methods, therapeutic rehabilitation exercises and mobility training.  You will practice what you learned and gain expertise at a clinical site.
Cost:  $90
M - F, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, ELASC
MEDICAL OFFICE

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY - HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - HIT 1 (761550)
Start a health care career learning the language of medicine, medical terminology. Learn basic human anatomy, physiology and how to pronounce, spell, build, breakdown medical terms and abbreviations.
Cost:  $100
M - F, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, ELASC
M - F, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Eastside


INSURANCE BILLING - HIT 3 (767570)
In the third course of the HIT Program you are prepared for a career as a medical insurance biller or insurance claims adjustor. Obtain in depth knowledge of various healthcare insurance programs including: Medicare, MediCal, Private, HMO, Disability, TriCare/CHAMPVA, Workers’ Compensation, Hospital and Dental. The course also covers patient registration, payment procedures, claim preparation and electronic transmission. $100
Cost:  $100
DIAGNOSTIC CODING - HIT 4 (767580)
In the fourth course of the HIT Program you will focus on the official guidelines and conventions of the current edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), Clinical Manual (CM), and Procedural Coding System (PCS).
Cost:  $100
PROCEDURAL CODING - HIT 5 (767590)
In the fifth course of the HIT Program you will focus on the official guidelines and conventions of the current edition of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Manual and the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).
Cost:  $100
M - F, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, ELASC
M - F, 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm, ELASC
OFFICE OCCUPATIONS

ACCOUNTING 1 (751550)
Learn the following:  basic accounting principles, journals, general ledgers, worksheets, financial statements, spreadsheets, accounts payable, inventories, banking principles procedures.
Cost:  $60
ACCOUNTING 2 (751560)
This is the second course that focuses on double-entry accounting systems. It includes: fixed assets, long-term liabilities, financial analysis, payroll, discounts, returns, allowances, job cost accounting, assets and depreciations, interest.  Prerequisite: Accounting 1.
Cost:  $60
ACCOUNTING CLERK - UGRADE (711080)
This course is designed to introduce you to the principles and processes involved in computerized accounting systems (QuickBooks). Prerequisite: Accounting 2.
Cost:  $90
SAT, 8:00 am - 12:15 pm, ELASC


ADMINISTRATRIVE ASSISTANT 1 - OFFICE PROCEDURES (753550)
This is the first of three classes that you will need in order to complete the Administrative Assistant training pathway.  You will learn workplace safety procedures, business ethics and attitudes, learn proper use of office tools, telephone etiquette, filing systems, travel arrangements and employability skills.
Cost:  $90
ADMINISTRATRIVE ASSISTANT 2 - BUSIINESS ENGLISH (753560)
This is the second of three courses that you will need in order to complete the Administrative Assistant training pathway.  You will get experience in written and oral communications. You will learn English grammar, spelling and punctuation, business writing and reporting, and techniques of effective reading, listening and speaking.
Cost:  $90
ADMINISTRATRIVE ASSISTANT 3 - BUSINESS MATH (753570)
This is the last course of the Administrative Assistant training pathway. You will learn and practice business mathematics which includes: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions and how to solve word and problems. You will also learn how to be proficient using an electronic calculator.
Cost:  $90
M - F, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, ELASC
M - F, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm, Eastside
M - F, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Eastside


KEYBOARDING 1 & 2 (715084/86)
Learn to use the computer keyboard.  You will learn how to type with speed and accuracy.  You will also learn how to produce office documents, formatting and applications.
Cost:  $50
M - F, 8:00 am - 10:00 am, ELASC
M - F, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm, ELASC & Eastside
M - F, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, ELASC & Eastside


COMPUTER OPERATOR 1: FOUNDATIONS (753580)
Learn the basic operations of computers.  Every career requires computer knowledge for you to be successful in any job in today’s digital world.  Topics included are:  word processing, file management, internet applications, email, computer ethics and security, and virus and spyware protection.  This course meets the requirement for the Administrative Assistant certificate program.
Cost:  $100
COMPUTER OPERATOR 2: APPLICATIONS (753590)
Learn Microsoft Office Word processing and Excel application programs.  Office simulations include formatting, editing, basic Excel formulas, charts and tables and more.  This is one of the classes that meet the requirement for the Administrative Assistant certificate program. Prerequisite:  Computer Operations/1:  Foundations or equivalent Computer Challenge Test. $100
Cost:  $100
COMPUTER OPERATOR 3: DATA MANAGEMENT (754550)
Learn the basics of Microsoft Access (database program) that include creating, filing, retrieving information, and creating reports and charts.  Prerequisite:  Computer Operations/1 or equivalent Computer Challenge Test. $100
Cost:  $100
COMPUTER OPERATOR 4: PRESENTATIONS (754560)
Learn the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint (presentation graphic program) that include navigating an existing presentation, creating a new presentation using the basic principles of design, text boxes, inserting and formatting objects to edit and improve the presentation graphics, adding private notes for the speaker, printing and tips to maximize your presentation. Prerequisite: Completion of Computer Operations/1:  Foundations or equivalent Computer Challenge Test.
Cost:  $100
Computer Operations 1 & 2
M - F, 8:00 am - 10:00 am, ELASC

Computer Operations 1 - 4
M - F, 10:15 am - 12:30 pm, ELASC & Eastside
M - F, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Eastside
SERVICE OCCUPATIONS

SECURITY GUARD TRAINEE (788570)
This class prepares you for entry level employment in a high demand field. Instruction includes Criminal Law, Powers of Arrest, Self Defense and First Aid.  The instructor mentors you through the process of succeeding in the Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Security and Investigative Services exam and earning a security guard card.
Cost:  $50
Th - F, 9:00 am - 12:45 pm, Eastside


COSMETOLOGY 1, 2, & 3 (784560/63/65)
In a little over a year you can take the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (CSBBC) (1600 hour).  You will learn disinfection, hairstyling, hair cutting, chemical texturing, hair coloring, nail care and skin care procedures.  You get a real world experience by working with clients in a lab setting. Instructor not only teaches but guides you through the process of applying for the state board exam and mock practice test to secure your success.
Cost:  $910
M - F, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, ELASC
T - S, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, ELASC


KEYBOARDING 1 & 2 (715084/86)
Learn to use the computer keyboard.  You will learn how to type with speed and accuracy.  You will also learn how to produce office documents, formatting and applications.
Cost:  $50
M - F, 8:00 am - 10:00 am, ELASC
M - F, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm, ELASC & Eastside
M - F, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, ELASC & Eastside


COSMETOLOGY SPECIALIST (784595)
Prepare for the California State Board Licensing Exam.  It includes color theory, contouring, formal makeup, theatrical makeup, and advanced hair coloring, braids, extensions, spa manicuring and pedicuring.
Cost:  $170
M - F, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, ELASC


HAIR STYLING - UPGRADE (781080)
In this course you focus on advanced hair cutting, hair styling, iron curling, permanent waving, hair relaxing, and hair coloring.
Cost:  $170
M - F, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, ELASC


MANICURING 1 (781090)
Learn the water and oil based manicures and introduction to pedicures.
Cost:  $260
M - F, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, ELASC


MANICURING 2 (781095)
This course focuses on advanced pedicures, the application of artificial nails, and entrepreneurship.  These two courses prepare you to pass the California State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (CSBBC) licensing exam.   You can use 200 hours of this program to crossover to Cosmetology.
Cost:  $260
M - F, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, ELASC
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