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Career Technical Education (CTE)

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”

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

W - F, 1:30 pm - 5:30 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

W - F, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, ELASC

BUILDING AND GROUNDS WORKER

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 (797575)

This competency-based course prepares trainees to operate various heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment. Instruction includes principles and techniques of various low-pressure boiler operations, fuel systems, unit heating systems, ventilation systems, and air conditioning systems. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.

Cost: $60

T / W, 7:00 am - 1:30 pm, ELASC



MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR - SCHEDULING PRACTICES (797580)

This competency-based course prepares trainees for entry-level supervision positions as school custodian supervisors. Instruction includes practical training in the management of custodial personnel; in-depth study of time and motion studies; scheduling work loads equitably; scheduling of routine cleaning; scheduling of non-routine cleaning. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.

Cost: $60

T / W, 7:00 am - 1:30 pm, ELASC



MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR - SUPERVISORY PRACTICES (797585)

This competency-based course provides training in principles of supervision, inspection of buildings and grounds, record keeping, and management of personnel. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.

Cost: $60

T / W, 7:00 am - 1:30 pm, ELASC

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: $130

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



ELECTRICIAN 1: FUNDAMENTALS

This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of five designed for electrical technician and electrician trainees. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in workplace safety, trade mathematics, fundamental electrical concepts, storage batteries in direct current (DC) circuits, Ohm’s Law, alternating current (AC), and resource management. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards. Prerequisites: None.


ELECTRICIAN 2: WIRING AND CODES

This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of five designed for electrical technician and electrician trainees. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in electrical wiring and codes. It focuses on safety, permit requirements and code compliance, wiring design and protection, wiring materials and methods, equipment for general use, special occupancies, special equipment, special conditions, communication systems sanctioned by the National Electrical Code (NEC), and the interpretation of data found in the NEC tables. It also covers a review of the practical aspects of resource management when wiring. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.Prerequisites: Enrollment requires completion of the Electrician/1: Fundamentals (62-75-50) course or permission of instructor.


ELECTRICIAN 3: WIRING TECHNIQUES

This competency-based course is the third in a sequence of five designed for electrical technician and electrician trainees. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in wiring. It focuses on the selection and utilization of electrical instrumentation, proper interpretation of wire color connections, proper wiring techniques, and the types, features, and functions of blueprint drawings and prints. It also includes workplace safety. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards. Prerequisites: Enrollment requires completion of the Electrician/2: Wiring and Codes (62-75-55) course or permission of instructor.


ELECTRICIAN 4: INDUSTRIAL

This competency-based course is the fourth in a sequence of five designed for electrical technician and electrician trainees. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in workplace safety, code-approved wiring techniques, AC theory, and resource management. It focuses on AC and DC motors and generators, single-phase motors, three-phase power systems and machines, testing procedures on live circuits, motor control, troubleshooting and maintenance techniques. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards. Prerequisites: Enrollment requires completion of the Electrician/3: Wiring Techniques (72-75-60) course. Necessary tools and supplies listed for Electrician 1 & 2 also needed for this level. Necessary tools and supply items listed below may be purchased from hardware/home stores as kits or toolbox sets. Evening students enroll for 2 semesters to complete this course.


ELECTRICIAN 5: ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROLS

This competency-based course is the last in a sequence of five designed for electrical technician and electrician trainees. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in motor operation. It focuses on the features, functions, and control of magnetic full voltage starters. It also covers the basic operation of manual motor starters, the operation and application of motor overload devices and control pilot devices, the use and troubleshooting techniques for two-wire, three-wire, and separate control circuits, and employability skills. The course also features a review of classroom and workplace safety procedures and resource management. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards. Prerequisites: Enrollment requires completion of the Electrician/4: Industrial (72-75-65) course. Evening students enroll for 2 semesters to complete this course.

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT - 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 / W / Th, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, ELASC (day time)

T / W / Th / F & Sat, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Sat 7 am - 2 pm), ELASC (evening)



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



PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

This competency-based course is designed to prepare students for employment in a pharmacy setting. The class consists of theory and clinical preparation to include: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacy 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, and 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.



PHARMACY TECHNICIAN (77-90-60)

 540 hours/1 semester $650 course fee 

Prerequisites: Must be at least 18 years of age. Reading level at least 9.0 and Math 9.0 (TABE). Current CA Identification Card, CA Driver's License, or a current US Passport. High School Diploma, original score sheet for the U.S. GED/HiSET or documentation of completion of the 12th Grade in a foreign educational system (independent NACES agency approved by LAUSD). AHA or BLS Health Care Providers Cardioplumonary Resusitation (CPR). Must pass background check and a physical exam and a drug test.


Program consists of 1 course taken in one semester with clinical externships required to complete the program. Preparation for state exams are included.



X-RAY TECHNICIAN

Program consists of 3 courses taken in sequence over one year with options to work as an X-Ray Tech before continuing to Rad Tech. X-Ray 1-3 taken over 1 year and Rad Tech taken the 2nd year.


Prerequisites for X-Ray Tech: 18 years of age. Reading level of 9.0 and Math level 9.0 (TABE). High School Diploma, original score sheet for the U.S. GED/HiSET or documentation of completion of the 12th Grade in a foreign educational system (independent NACES agency approved by LAUSD). Current American Association (AHA) or Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate and First Aid certificate. Must pass background check and a physical exam. Completion of Health Information Technician (76-15-50) and Medical Assistant (76-40-50) or AA/AS Degree; (official, sealed transcripts). See counseling office for other costs for uniforms, supplies, insurance and tools.


X-RAY TECHNOLOGY/1 360 hours $550 Course Fee

This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of three designed for x-ray technology. It provides students with project-based experiences according to the California State certification examination requirements for the limited category of extremities and torso skeleton. Didactic instruction includes and orientation, general safety principles, communication skills, critical thinking skills, and resource management. Emphasis is placed on medical ethics, medical terminology, part one of clinical assistant procedures, and part one of the principles of exposure and image quality. Students are also provided with clinical training in health care facilities supervised by the instructor and staff personnel to perform as safe, competent, and professional X-Ray technicians.


X-RAY TECHNOLOGY/2 480 hours $550 Course Fee

This competency-based course is the second in a sequence of three designed for x-ray technology. It provides students with project-based experiences according to the California State certification examination requirements in the limited category of chest. Didactic and clinical instruction includes parts two of anatomy and physiology (including chest pathologies), radiographic positioning, film critiques, principles of exposure and image quality, and clinical assistant procedures. Emphasis is also placed on radiologic physics, radiobiology, and radiation safety. Students are given more hours for clinical experience in health care facilities supervised by the instructor and staff personnel in order to perform as safe competent and professional X-ray technicians.


X-RAY TECHNOLOGY/3 510 hours $550 Course Fee

This competency-based course is the last in a sequence of three designed for x-ray technology. It provides students with project-based experiences according to the California State certification examination requirements in the limited category of skull. Didactic and clinical instruction includes parts three of anatomy and physiology (including cranial and facial bone pathologies), radiographic positioning, and film critique. Emphasis is also placed on digital radiography, employability skills, and the evaluation process. Students are given maximum hours available for clinical experience in health care facilities supervised by the instructor and staff personnel in order to perform as safe, competent and professional X-Ray technicians.


RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY AND FLUOROSCOPY

Radiologic Technologist (77-20-77) 1550 Hours/ 1 year $2440 Course Fee

MISSION STATEMENT:

“The Radiologic Technology/Fluoroscopy Program is committed to providing accessible and affordable quality education to assist current California State Certificated X-ray Technicians in developing and achieving their short-term goal of upgrading their skills and knowledge toward becoming competent radiographers in a process of lifelong learning.”

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY - 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.

Cost: $100

M - F, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, ELASC

M - F, 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm, ELASC



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

M - F, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, ELASC

M - F, 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm, ELASC



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

ACCOUNTING 1 (751550)

Learn the following: basic accounting principles, journals, general ledgers, worksheets, financial statements, spreadsheets, accounts payable, inventories, banking principles procedures.

Cost: $60

Sat, 8:00 am - 12:15 pm, ELASC



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

Sat, 8:00 am - 12:15 pm, ELASC



ACCOUNTING CLERK - UPGRADE (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



ADMINISTRATIVE 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

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



ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 2 - BUSINESS 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

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



ADMINISTRATIVE 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, 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

M - F, 8:00 am - 10:00 am, ELASC

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

Sat, 8:00 am - 12:15 pm, Eastside



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.

Cost: $100

M - F, 8:00 am - 10:00 am, ELASC

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

Sat, 8:00 am - 12:15 pm, Eastside



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.

Cost: $100

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

Sat, 8:00 am - 12:15 pm, Eastside



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

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

Sat, 8:00 am - 12:15 pm, Eastside

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

Sat, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, ELASC


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)

In this course you will learn the water and oil based manicures and introduction to pedicures.

Cost: $260

T - F, 4:00 pm - 7:00 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

T - F, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, ELASC