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Public Service Industry

Police Officer

Administration of Justice Certificate of Achievement

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The Administration of Justice Certificate of Achievement is designed to prepare students to meet
the needs of entry-level positions in the broad field of law enforcement and security career
fields. The curriculum will prepare students with a foundation in Administration of Justice/Law
Enforcement and provide them with the knowledge to enter varied career areas. The skills
developed during class will enhance the student’s knowledge in the area of the criminal justice
system as well as an in-depth understanding of law enforcement, criminal law and procedures,
forensic evidence examination and the judicial process.

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Police Academy Module I Certificate of Achievement

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The Police Officer Training Certificate of Achievement is a program that is designed to prepare
students to become entry-level police officers in local and state law enforcement agencies in
California. This training course includes 42 learning domains, which includes instruction in
leadership, professionalism and ethics, the criminal justice system, policing in the community,
introduction to criminal law, laws of arrest, search and seizure, presentation of evidence,
investigative report writing, vehicle operations, use of force, traffic enforcement, crime scenes,
evidence, forensics, custody, arrest methods, First Aid/ CPR, firearms, chemical agents,
information systems, crimes against the justice system, cultural diversity/discrimination, and
procedural justice. This course also meets the certification requirements of the Commission on
Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST).

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Firefighter

Basic Fire Academy Certificate of Achievement

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The Basic Fire Academy Certificate of Achievement is designed to prepare students to become
entry-level firefighters in local and state fire agencies in California. This fundamental intensive
training course includes all learning domains from the California Fire Marshal’s office, which
includes instruction in structural, commercial and industrial firefighting. This certificate also meets
the certification requirements of the State Fire Marshal for employment opportunities as a
firefighter in California. Students who successfully complete this certificate program are eligible
for hire in a public (municipal) and private fire department.

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Teacher Assistant

Elementary Teacher Education Certificate of Achievement

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This Certificate of Achievement is meant to be an introduction of the skills required in Elementary
Education for students interested in Elementary Education majors (or similar majors) at a CSU that
offers baccalaureate degrees.

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Environmental Field Technician

Environmental Technology – Waste Management Certificate of Achievement

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The Environmental Technology Waste Management Certificate is designed to prepare students
to enter the waste management field or to upgrade working individuals with waste
management field technician skills. Students will gain the skills and knowledge that allow a
person to work in the environmental field in compliance with governmental regulations and at
the same time protect human health and the environment.

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Environmental Technology – Water Management Certificate of Achievement

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The Environmental Technology Water Management Certificate is designed to prepare students
to enter the water management field or to upgrade working individuals with water
management field technician skills. Students will gain the skills and knowledge that allow a
person to work in the environmental field in compliance with governmental regulations and at
the same time protect human health and the environment.

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Preschool Teacher

Infant/Toddler Specialization Certificate of Achievement

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The following courses will prepare students to work with infants and toddlers by providing
developmental information regarding this age group and techniques to facilitate and support
the care and education of infants and toddlers.

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Language and Literacy Specialization Certificate of Achievement

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The following courses will prepare students to effectively facilitate and support the language
development of children. It will also provide essential information regarding Emergent Literacy
and how it supports the development of effective reading skills in children.

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Special Education Specialization Certificate of Achievement

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The following courses will prepare students to work with children with special needs by providing
introductory information regarding the types of special needs, statutory requirements for
providing educational programming for children with special needs, and techniques to facilitate
and support the learning of children with special needs

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Construction Industry

Surveying and Mapping Technicians

Applied Geographic Information Systems, A.S.

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The courses listed will lead to the Associate of Science in Applied Geographic Information
Systems. The degree prepares students for either technician or analyst careers using GIS in the
fields of civil engineering, biology, public safety, planning and landscape architecture, public
health, social sciences, and public administration. Completion of this program is designed to
prepare students to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program.

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Architectural Drafter

B.I.M and CADD Technology for Architecture Non-Credit Certificate of Completion

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Civil Drawing and Pressure Piping Non-Credit Certificate of Completion

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Drafting/Technical Drawing Certificate of Achievement

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The following Technical Drawing curriculum will lead to the Certificate of Achievement and prepare
student for employment as an early entry-level technician in the field of Architecture, Civil and Engineering
Design Drafting/Drawing. Students will develop skill-based training techniques and knowledge of technical
industry standards that will also prepare them for advanced studies in the pursuit of more advanced
certificates or degrees for transfer.

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Parametric Modeling and CADD Technology for Mechanical Design Non-Credit Certificate of Completion

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Civil Engineering Technician

Construction Engineering Management, A.S.

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The identified curriculum will prepare students for employment as Civil Engineering techniciansspecifically with respect to construction support positions. The coursework incorporates
concepts and theory of construction as well as practical application of construction
management tasks. The degree additionally provides a framework of study that is common in
Bachelor’s-level for explicitly this field of study.

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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Heavy Equipment Hydraulics Technician Certificate of Achievement

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The courses listed in this Certificate of Achievement compile a comprehensive list of job-related
skills needed to enter the heavy equipment field. The skills acquired during class will prepare an
individual for entry-level employment as a heavy equipment hydraulics technician at a modern
heavy equipment and machinery repair facility.

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Heavy Equipment Powertrains Technician Certificate of Achievement

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The courses listed in the Certificate of Achievement compile a comprehensive list of job-related
skills needed to enter the heavy equipment field. The skills acquired during class will prepare an
individual for entry-level employment as a heavy equipment powertrain systems service
technician at a modern heavy equipment and machinery repair facility.

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Welder

Pipe Welding and Fabrication Certificate of Achievement

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The courses required in this certificate compile a comprehensive list of job-related skills needed
for Pipe Welding and Fabrication. The skills acquired during this program will prepare an
individual to take and pass the AWS B2.1 SMAW 6G pipe welding performance exam, which also
aligns with standards and qualifications per the American Welding Society (AWS), American
Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and American Petroleum Institute (API).

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Career Exploration: Graphic Design Non-Credit Certificate of Completion

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Graphic Design Certificate of Achievement

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The courses required in this certificate provide the foundational skills needed to create
effective Graphic Design solutions. Print and digital graphic design solutions require the
designer to be versed in the manipulation of visual imagery, the use of typography, as
well as the principles and elements of design. Research and development of both the
client and audience are also essential components in creating effective graphic design
solution concepts.

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Graphic Design: Packaging Design Certificate of Achievement

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The courses required in this certificate provide the foundational skills needed to create
effective Packaging Design solutions. Print and digital packaging require the designer
to be versed in the manipulation of visual imagery, the use of typography, as well as the
principles and elements of design. Research and development of both the client and
audience are also essential components in creating effective packaging design
solution concepts.

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Information Technology Industry

Network and Computer Systems Administrator

CIT: Cloud Computing Practitioner Certificate of Achievement

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The Cloud Computing program prepares students to design solutions for Infrastructure as a
Service (IaaS) architectures by provisioning computing instances, establishing virtual private
networks, and managing databases and storage within a secure online environment. Students
produce dynamic solutions responsive to information and computing technology workloads with
on-demand pay-as-you-go pricing allowing flexibility for small business, entrepreneurship and
enterprise adoption. Industry certifications are embedded to prepare for occupations in Cloud
Architect, Cloud Support Associate, Cloud Engineer or Cloud Technicians. Some preparation in
information technology or computer programming is recommended.

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Database Administrators

CIT: Cloud Computing Practitioner Certificate of Achievement

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The Cloud Computing program prepares students to design solutions for Infrastructure as a
Service (IaaS) architectures by provisioning computing instances, establishing virtual private
networks, and managing databases and storage within a secure online environment. Students
produce dynamic solutions responsive to information and computing technology workloads with
on-demand pay-as-you-go pricing allowing flexibility for small business, entrepreneurship and
enterprise adoption. Industry certifications are embedded to prepare for occupations in Cloud
Architect, Cloud Support Associate, Cloud Engineer or Cloud Technicians. Some preparation in
information technology or computer programming is recommended.

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Information Security Analyst

CIT: Cloud Computing Practitioner Certificate of Achievement

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The Cloud Computing program prepares students to design solutions for Infrastructure as a
Service (IaaS) architectures by provisioning computing instances, establishing virtual private
networks, and managing databases and storage within a secure online environment. Students
produce dynamic solutions responsive to information and computing technology workloads with
on-demand pay-as-you-go pricing allowing flexibility for small business, entrepreneurship and
enterprise adoption. Industry certifications are embedded to prepare for occupations in Cloud
Architect, Cloud Support Associate, Cloud Engineer or Cloud Technicians. Some preparation in
information technology or computer programming is recommended.

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CIT: Cybersecurity Certificate of Achievement

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The following curriculum meets the requirement for a Certificate of Achievement in Computer
Information Technology/Cybersecurity. The courses needed for the certificate are designed for
those wishing to pursue a career in cybersecurity.

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CIT: Cybersecurity Technician Certificate of Achievement

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The following curriculum meets the requirement for a Certificate of Achievement in Computer
Information Technology/Cybersecurity Technician. The courses needed for the certificate are
designed for those wishing to pursue a career as a computer support technician.

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CIT: Ethical Hacker Certificate of Achievement

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The following curriculum meets the requirement for a Certificate of Achievement in Computer
Information Technology/Ethical Hacker. The courses needed for the certificate are designed for
those wishing to pursue a career in ethical hacking.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Assistant

Clinical Medical Assistant Noncredit Program

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Training for an exciting and rewarding career as a Clinical Medical Assistant has never been easier. In today’s busy medical practices, Clinical Medical Assistants are vital members of the medical team. In this course, students will learn to assist the physician in providing quality patient care. Students will learn to obtain patient vital signs, assist with minor medical procedures, perform simple laboratory tests, give injections, perform venipuncture (phlebotomy), administer medications and more. Students will need to have access to internet, PC, laptop, or tablet in order to participate.

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Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant Noncredit Program

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This course is competency-based and gives the student the knowledge and practice in all areas relating to the field of dental assisting. Designed to prepare students for entry level employment, provides training in the fundamentals of assisting the dentist such as dental materials and instruments, dental procedure preparation, management of medical emergencies, patient communication, x-ray, and infection control techniques.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Noncredit Program

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Train to become a licensed pharmacy technician in as little as 5 months! In this 260-hour program, you will learn what it takes to become a successful pharmacy technician. Topics covered include: pharmacology for technicians, pharmacy law & regulations, sterile and non-sterile compounding, quality assurance, & medication safety. Learn what it takes to assist the pharmacist in preparing and mixing prescriptions, maintaining patient records, purchasing and inventory management, billing and reimbursement, and more.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Noncredit Program

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Phlebotomy Technicians are in demand as one of the fastest growing occupations in healthcare. Launch your career as a Phlebotomy Technician, collecting blood samples from patients in a hospital, clinical laboratory, medical office, or clinic. Through lectures and hands-on training, learn what you need to know about the circulatory system, venipuncture technique and specimen collection, risk factors and complications, and quality assurance. This course provides a complete learning experience—with 40 hours of classroom instruction and a 40-hour hands-on externship with a minimum of at least 50 venipunctures and 10 skin punctures. This class prepares you to take the national exam to become a Certified Phlebotomy Technician.

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Vet Technician

Veterinary Assistant Noncredit Program

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With more than 85 million households owning at least one pet, the veterinary field is a growing field! The Veterinary Assistant program combines 35-hours of classroom training with a 24-hour volunteer experience. Veterinary Assistants are valued team members in veterinary practices, clinics, and hospitals. They work with veterinarians and veterinary technicians to provide quality care for healthy, sick, and injured animals. In this program, students will receive hands-on training on the correct handling and care of pets, learn proper examination procedures, and discover how to check for signs of illness and injury. Additional topics covered include anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and acronyms, nutrition, legal, ethical, and professional standards, and maintenance and management of a veterinary practice. Textbook purchased separately.

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Business Industry

Real Estate Appraiser

Real Estate Noncredit Program

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The noncredit Real Estate courses are offered at no tuition cost to students. The curriculum is sponsored by the California State Department of Real Estate and fulfills the education requirements for the California Real Estate Salesperson License and may be applied towards the California Real Estate Broker License requirements. The courses are designed to give students a solid foundation in the theory and practice of real estate, and are taught by working professionals highly experienced in their areas of real estate specialization. Upon successful completion of courses, students receive a certification verifying eligibility to take the California Real Estate Salesperson License Exam. Students will also earn Noncredit Certificates of Achievement issued by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. SPONSOR ID# S0406

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Contact Phone Number

562-692-0921

Address

3600 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA 90601-1616
United States