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Accounting 1

This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of two designed for accounting. Emphasis is placed on regulatory agencies and professional groups, basic accounting principles, journals, general ledgers, worksheets, financial statements, adjusting and closing entries, spreadsheet accounting, accounts payable, accounts payable subsidiary ledgers, uncollectible accounts receivable, inventories and investments, short-term liabilities, and basic banking principles and procedures related to accounting. 

 

 

Accounting 2

This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of two designed for accounting. Emphasis is placed on the forms of business organizations, fixed assets, long-term liabilities, financial statement analysis, payroll, discounts, returns and allowances, job costing accounting, plant assets and depreciation, notes and interest, accrued items, and end- of-fiscal period. 

 

 

Accounting Clerk Upgrade

This competency-based course introduces the principles and processes in manual accounting prior to computerized systems and cycle. It includes automated accounting (calculators and computers used for recording and reporting), critical thinking/problem solving, employability skills, assessment of skills, and ethical decision-making skills which prepare individuals for employment in accounting and related occupations. 

 

 

Typist: Keyboarding 1

This competency-based course is designed to introduce limited English proficient students to computer keyboarding skills. The course emphasizes the development of accuracy and speed, proper operation of a microcomputer, computer applications in an office, and basic exploration of employability skills.

 

 

Typist: Keyboarding 2

This competency-based course is designed to introduce students to skills used in office occupations. The course includes computer terminology, operation safety and maintenance, keyboarding review, document formatting and applications, office career preparation, and basic employability skills.

 

 

Administrative Assistant 1 – Office Procedures

This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of three designed for administrative assistant training. Emphasis is placed on the proper use of office tools and equipment including electronic calculating machines and reprographic equipment, telephone etiquette, email and mail processing, data and records management, the appropriate use of reference materials, and travel arrangements.

 

 

Administrative Assistant 2 – Business English

This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of three designed for administrative assistant training. Emphasis is placed on the rules of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and the applications of those rules in business writing and reporting. 

 

 

Administrative Assistant 3 – Business Math

This competency-based course is the last in a sequence of three designed for administrative assistant training. Emphasis is placed on the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers as well as the applications of the mathematical rules in the computation of word and money problems. 

 

 

Computer Operations 1 – Foundations

This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of courses designed for computer operation. It includes an orientation, workplace safety, resource management, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on the computer and its parts, computer operating systems, word processing, file management, Internet applications, e-mail, computer ethics and security, and virus and spyware protection.

 

 

Computer Operations 2 – Applications 

This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of courses designed for computer operation. Emphasis is placed on the techniques for word processing and electronic spreadsheets. 

 

 

Computer Operations 3 – Database Management 

This competency-based course is the third in a sequence of courses designed for computer operation. Emphasis is placed on basic filing, alphabetic indexing, cross-referencing techniques for on-file documents, application of system commands for file maintenance, and the creation, documentation, and protection of functional data files. 

 

 

Computer Operations 4 – Presentation

This competency-based course is the fourth in a sequence of five designed for computer operation. Emphasis is placed on the different types of presentation graphics software, understanding the parts of the PowerPoint screen, navigating an existing presentation, creating a new presentation using the basic principles of design, filling in text boxes, inserting and formatting objects to edit and improve the presentation graphics, adding private notes for the speaker, printing the slides, and tips to maximize the effect and utility of the presentation. 

 

 

Computer Operations 5 – IC3 Certification Preparation

This competency-based course is the last in a sequence of five designed for computer operation. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in fulfilling the requirements of the Internet and Computing Core Certificate (IC3) Program, a global training and certification program for students and employees who want to excel in a digital world. 

 

 

 

Dental Assisting / 1

This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of three designed for dental assisting. Emphasis is placed on the areas of dental specialization, organization of the dental health team, legal/ethical/compliance issues, head and neck anatomy, dental nomenclature, dental anatomy, dental pathology, microbiology and dental infection control, pharmacology, anesthesiology, and the impact of nutrition on dental health. 

 

Dental Assisting / 2

This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of three designed for dental assisting. Emphasis is placed on procuring a patient’s medical/dental history and vital signs, completion of a dental chart, and the instruments/materials/techniques used in chairside procedures and dental emergencies. 

 

Dental Assisting / 3

This competency-based course is the last in a sequence of three designed for dental assisting. Emphasis is placed on dental office management procedures, dental radiography, digital radiography, and in-service clinical practice. 

 

Pharmacy Technician

The class consists of theory and clinical preparation to include: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmaceutical settings, duties and responsibilities of a pharmacy technician, pharmaceutical terms, abbreviations and symbols, metric and apothecary systems, drug requirements, record-keeping, dispensing prescriptions, knowledge of manufacturing, packaging, and labeling of drug products. At the successful completion of this course, students will be qualified to register with the California State Board of Pharmacy as a Pharmacy Technician. Students will perform community classroom activities while under the direct supervision of a pharmacist. 

 

Video Production 1

This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of three designed for video production. It focuses on the basic setup and breakdown of camera, sound, and lighting equipment, basic principles of story development, planning and creation of a studio production and editing of production projects. 

 

Video Production 2

This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of three designed for video production. It focuses on the use of the camera, sound, and lighting equipment, the development of “soft,” “hard,” and “feature” stories, the creation of a storyboard, the studio and field production techniques and the editing and transmitting of a video story. 

 

Video Production 3

This competency-based course is the last in a sequence of three designed for video production. It focuses on the supervisory tasks involved in camera, sound, and lighting equipment use, soft/hard/feature story development, storyboard creation, studio and field production and video story editing and transmitting. 

 

 

Cybersecurity Operations Fundamentals 

This competency-based course is designed to prepare the student for the 210-250 SECFND exam. This exam is the first of the two required exams to achieve the CCNA Cyber Ops certification. This course equips students with the basic knowledge, foundational principles, and entry-level skills needed by today's organizations that are challenged with rapidly detecting cybersecurity breaches and effectively responding to security incidents.  

 

Implementing Cybersecurity Operations  

This competency-based course is designed to prepare the student for the 210-255 SECOPS exam. The Implementing Cisco Cybersecurity Operations (SECOPS) exam (210-255) is a 90-minute, 60-70 question assessment. This is the second of two exams that must be passed to receive an associate-level CCNA Cyber Ops certification. This course equips students with the basic knowledge, foundational principles, and entry-level skills to begin a career within a Security Operations Center (SOC), working with Cybersecurity Analysts at the associate level.  

 

CompTIA Security + 

This competency-based course provides a solid foundation in cybersecurity concepts, practices, functions, and applications. The course maps to the Computing Technology Industry Association's (CompTIA) Security+ examination. Technical instruction includes an introduction and covers basic networking security, threats and vulnerabilities, compliance and operation security principles, basic cryptograph, as well as application, data and host security, identity management. Emphasis is on preparing the student for the CompTIA Security+ SY0-501 Exam.  

 

Networking/1 

This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of two courses designed to prepare students to pass the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) examination. Emphasis is placed on data bus, memory, network storage devices, communication ports, input and output devices, communication with other computers, portable computers, hardware configuration, operating systems, introduction to computer networking, introduction to network operating systems, connecting to the network and logging in, accessing data files on the network, OSI model, IEEE networking specifications, networking architecture, network layout design, networking media, networking interface cards, network protocols, and the network operating system.  

 

Networking/2 

This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of two courses designed to prepare students to pass the Interconnecting Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) examination. Emphasis is placed on setting up user accounts and login security, setting up the network file system, managing the file system, file system security, multi-vendor networks, network transmission, network management, setting up network printing, creating login scripts, configuring network applications for users, network fault tolerance, the internet, backing up servers and workstations, performing a simple network installation, and network test review including study guides and simulated online testing.  

 

Network Control Operator 

This competency-based course is designed to provide students with an introduction to network administration. It includes a review of the micro-computer, DOS, Windows, an understanding of the relationship of desktop hardware and software to the network, general networking concepts, and reinforcement of the relationship between desktop networking components.  

 

Child Development / 1: Foundations

This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of three designed for early childhood education. Emphasis is placed on the theories of human development and growth. Field observations and experiences with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are provided as application components of studying child development program goals, guidance techniques, health and nutrition practices, indoor and outdoor environments, and special education requirements. 

 

Child Development / 2: Curriculum

This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of three designed for early childhood education. Emphasis is placed on the principles and practices of effective curriculum planning including play-based curricular activities and activities that enhance familial and societal relationships of students. 

 

Child Development / 3: Supervision 

This competency-based course is the last in a sequence of three designed for early childhood education. It provides students with project-based experiences in child development program supervision. Emphasis is placed on program development, supervision, evaluation, staff and volunteer recruitment and retention, staff relations, facility maintenance, business practices, staff and student health and nutrition, parental involvement, and public relations. 

 

Education 4 / Special Ed.

This competency-based course is the last in a sequence of four designed for teacher training. It provides students with- project-based experiences in special education programs. Emphasis is placed on the policies, principles, and practices in special education highlighted by portfolio development based on field observations

 

Early Childhood Education Assistant / 1

This competency-based course provides training for the paraprofessional seeking employment as a Child Care Aide in nursery schools, child care centers and child development programs. The State of California requires classroom instruction in both child growth and development, and child care and guidance to earn credit for the course. This course also includes guided observations and fieldwork experience with groups of young children. 

 

Early Childhood Education Assistant / 2

This competency-based course is designed to provide training for the Child Care Aide or paraprofessional seeking employment as a Child Care Teacher Assistant in nursery schools, child care centers, and child development programs. This course provides the classroom instruction and training required by the State of California for child care and guidance in home, school, and community. Instruction includes guided observations and fieldwork experience with groups of young children.