In today’s world, Lean is a part of the business environment. Lean Six Sigma attacks inefficiencies, non-value added wastes caused by defects, non valueadded flow of information or materials, non-productive time, data storage, stacks of inventory, overproduction and extra processing.

The Adobe software tools are the leading software for graphic design. Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard computer illustration software.

Structured Query Language (SQL) is the industry standard database programming language. It is one of the most in demand skills in occupations that require interaction with data and analyzing data. Through your knowledge of Structured Query Language, you will become more marketable in computer related career fields that pertain to database administration.

Good communication in the workplace is more important than ever. And critical to your career advancement and success. Come get a comprehensive and intensive preparation with skills and techniques you can put to use on Monday morning.

Regardless of your age, it is always helpful to increase your understanding of how your current students learn and what your future students might need because students learn in a variety of ways. This course will focus on the influence of generational characteristics on learning styles. Your students learn differently than you do.

Maximizing productivity and the use of time is the primary way to increase profitability and organizational success for a growing number of people and their organizations. Successful businesses and work organizations are moving from counting hours sitting in a chair to outcomes and results. Boost your productivity by managing your time better.

Workplace Mentoring & Coaching — Level 1

Mentoring and coaching have come to be used more frequently in organizations to improve leadership competencies. It has benefits for the employer and employee. The knowledge you gather will change the way you see yourself in the workplace. Through this knowledge, you can find helpful strategies to navigate through work and life.

Make your visual presentations look professional and communicate effectively. Get the latest most advanced techniques on graphic design principles, including page layout, typography and basic design considerations.

Learning to build your customer service skills will have a powerful impact on your career success as well as success in other areas of your life.  Through this course you will discover the direct relationship between service skills and career achievement. You will become skilled at being an exceptional service provider. 

Have you ever wondered how do I get to that next level in my career?  What does it take?  This course will help you identify those skills that all great leaders possess, while learning new skills that will help take you to the next level. 

Mandatory Orientations for Medical Programs are coming soon! Please call the office at 510.886.1000 to be added to the list of participants. You will be contacted shortly with program orientations information.

This program will prepare students for entry-level administrative work in the growing field of healthcare, by providing instruction and skill development in the daily operations of a medical office. Students will develop front office customer service skills such as: greeting patients, scheduling appointments, telephone management, and drafting correspondence. Students will also develop basic skills in billing (healthcare insurance processing), coding, medical records management, medical law and ethics, and career development. This program prepares you to sit for the NCCT and CCBMA Basic and Administrative certification exams.

Enhance your management skills through this program for supervisors, managers, and emerging leaders. Nothing creates success like a solid foundation. Discover the keys for effectively managing your employees.

Learn the basics of how to operate and maintain a wastewater treatment plant under the supervision and instruction of a licensed plant operator. Students will learn safety, treatment processes, solids management and an overview of regulations.

Wastewater Orientation Dates:

  • Wednesday, June 3, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Room 12 & 13
  • Wednesday, June 10, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Room 12 & 13

Explore Office 2013 and learn to utilize features of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with an introduction to Access. Through instruction and hands-on practice, this course explores the powerful software tools available in the Office 2013 Suite. Students gain practical knowledge to skillfully navigate the Office environment at work or home.

Have you ever wondered why Google is taking over the business world? What is a Google Doc? Where does the cloud storage actually live? What is Google Drive and how can I use it? This course is for you!

Whether you’re using Windows for the first time, or upgrading from an older version, Essential Skills will show you what you need to know. Learn about the new Windows 10 Operating System, working with apps, files and folders, the web and social media, and more.

Especially geared for future leaders in the Gen Y generation (born 1980-1999), the certificate provides how-to practical information on advancing your leadership potential and making a difference in both the workplace and in society.

Games are increasingly recognized as a tool that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This Certificate provides you with a general introduction to what goes into the design and development of both video and analog games, with a particular focus on the use of games outside of consumer entertainment.

In today’s business environment, there is a need for good project management. Project management provides visibility of project health to the business and the customer. Through continuous monitoring, early detection of variations to plan, schedule, and budget can be communicated to stakeholders for quick resolution, including project cancelation. Project management is one of the fastest paths to promotion by increasing your network through greater exposure.

to eMarketing, including improving email promotions, analyzing your web site traffic, doing search engine optimization, and successfully employing online advertising.

Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills.

How do you manage the finances of a business? Whether you are an entrepreneur, running a family business, or just looking to advance your career and add to your skill set, this Bookkeeping Certificate will provide you with the knowledge needed to measure, and manage, the financial health of your business. This program focuses on cash basis accounting.

Discover the keys to successful writing for the workplace. Whether you are writing a report, memo, letter or publicity notice, business writing has some defined characteristics for success. Successful communicators in the workplace move forward, others move back. Enhance your career by improving this critical communication skill.

Mandatory Orientations for Medical Programs are coming soon! Please call the office at 510.886.1000 to be added to the list of participants. You will be contacted shortly with program orientations information.

 Students who have successfully completed their program, are recommended by their instructor, and have met the requirements to participate in an externship opportunity may spend 160 hours of practical application in a supervised health care setting. While externships are not required in order to take the state CMA exam, externships increase skill practice and employability.

Coding is becoming one of the most in-demand skills in the workplace today. As a result, coding has become a core skill that bolsters one’s chances of becoming a higher value to organizations. The highest demand is for programming languages with broad applicability.

This six hour course is designed for, but not limited to current and new Special Education Paraprofessionals and Substitutes. Learn the essential knowledge and skills that will help you be successful in your role as a paraprofessional.

In this twelve hour course, you will explore the exciting field of special education paraprofessionals, their roles and responsibilities in the classroom, the differences in positions within the CVUSD district and how to apply. Gain essential knowledge and skills for a career as a paraprofessional, including awareness and understanding of various disabilities, best practices, communication, and instructional strategies.

Get in on this exciting and growing way to communicate, market and serve your customers and clients. For businesses, nonprofits, government, and other organizations. From Facebook to Twitter, blogging, YouTube, LinkedIn, and more, discover the new principles of communication that apply across all networks and how these specific social networks work and the possible uses for your organization.

In this comprehensive hybrid course, students attend classes one day each week for traditional classroom instruction with an additional assignment to be completed at home. Students will be introduced to the language of medicine and will gain an understanding of basic elements, rules of building and analyzing medical words and terms associated with the body as a whole.

This mandatory four-session course prepares students for the rigor of their Medical Academy program. Students will learn the importance of effective communication, self-management, and interpersonal skills.

Become a Clinical Medical Assistant in the growing and demanding field of healthcare! This program will prepare you to sit for the NCCT and CCBMA, Basic, Clinical, and Administrative certification exams. Test prep included. Students will learn to perform clinical procedures including taking vital signs, preparing and administering injections, drawing blood, collecting specimens, taking electrocardiograms, recording and charting patient history, learning the practical applications of Electronic Health Records, preparing patients for x-rays and examinations, applying bandages and dressings, learning medical terminology and career development.

Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. The Certificate in Accounting and Finance for Non- Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career possibilities.

This 100% online class is designed as a continuation to Part l and is for users of Excel who would like to improve their spreadsheet skills. Part ll will focus on applying book skills to realistic office/school examples. Currently, this online class is only available to students who have already completed Excel 1 with Francis Reyes. Once enrolled, you will be contacted by the instructor, Francis Reyes, with instructions on how to access the online material. The class will consist of live, online lectures and practice time using the Zoom meeting function.

This hands-on class is designed as an introduction to spreadsheets with an emphasis on applying book skills to realistic office/school examples. Skills covered in this course include editing, viewing, and printing worksheets, working with formulas and functions, formatting cells, changing the appearance of worksheets, basic charting and working with large worksheets.

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