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Career Technical Education (CTE) Job Training

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Job Training with Career Technical Education (CTE). These job training courses offered by Venice Skills Center prepare students for employment in occupations requiring other than a baccalaureate or advanced degree. The following CTE courses are aligned with the State of California’s CTE Industry Sectors.

Addresses for the CTE campus locations can be found at the bottom of this page.

ARTS, MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

GRAPHIC DESIGN

A sequence of four courses: Fundamentals, Digital Imaging Advertising Design and Web Design. Instruction in design process as well as Adobe CC: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver. Students receive technical instruction and practical experience in developing a portfolio. Projects include logos, newsletters, brochures, advertisements, packaging and screen-based presentations. Prior Certificate or Instructor’s approval required to enroll courses 2, 3, 4. Each course is 180 hours. For more information on the graphic design courses, click here.
COURSE TITLE
LOCATION
TIME / DAYS
Fundamentals Venice Skills Center 8:30 am-10:30 am / MTWThF
Digital Imaging Venice Skills Center 10:45 am-12:45 pm / MTWThF
Advertising Design Venice Skills Center 1:15 pm-3:45 pm / MTWTh
Web Design Venice Skills Center 1:15 pm-3:45 pm /MTWTh

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Video Production/1 This compete-based course is the first in a sequence of three designed for video production. It provides students with the technical instruction and practical experiences for aspiring video production assistants in the pre- production, production and post- production stages of TV and video projects. It focuses on the basic set up 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. It also includes the basics of job shadowing, internships and job placement.
Video Production/2 This course 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 course 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. It also includes a review of resource management and job shadowing, internship and job placement techniques
COURSE TITLE
LOCATION
TIME / DAYS
Video Production/1,2,3 Venice High School Campus 3:15 pm–6:15 pm / MW

EDUCATION, CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SERVICES

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

This two-semester program prepares and trains the student for employment as a Child Care Aide in nursery schools, child care centers and child development programs. Instruction and training in child development, child care and guidance. This program includes class work, guided observations and field work experience with groups of young children. 600 hour program (300 hours per semester). T.B. Test required to work in a school.
COURSE TITLE
LOCATION
TIME / DAYS
Early Childhood Education Assistant/1,2 Emerson Campus 8:30 am- 2:00 pm / MTWTh

FINANCE & BUSINESS

ACCOUNTING

Accounting/1 This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of two designed for accounting. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in double-entry accounting systems. Instruction includes an orientation, workplace safety, resource management, business math, tools and equipment, and employability skills. 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. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in double-entry accounting systems. Instruction includes an introduction, workplace safety, reviews of business math and employability skills, and entrepreneurial skills. 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.
COURSE TITLE
LOCATION
TIME / DAYS
Accounting/1,2 Emerson Campus 8:30 am-11:00 am / MTWTh
6:15 pm-8:45 pm / MTWTh
Accounting/1,2 Venice HS Campus 6:15 pm-9:00 pm / MTWTh
Accounting Clerk (Upgrade) Emerson Campus 8:30 am-11:00 am / MTWTh
6:15 pm-8:45 pm / MTWTh
Accounting Clerk (Upgrade) Venice HS Campus 6:15 pm-9:00 pm / MTWTh

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Administrative Assistant/1: Office Procedures. This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of three designed for administrative assistant training. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in office procedures. It includes an orientation, workplace safety procedures, resource management, business ethics and attitudes, and employability skills. 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. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in written and oral business communications. It includes an introduction and reviews of workplace safety procedures and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on the rules of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and the applications of those rules in business writing and reporting. It also covers techniques in effective reading, listening and speaking.
Administrative Assistant/3: Business Math.This competency-based course is the last in a sequence of three designed for administrative assistant training. It provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in business mathematics. It includes an introduction, reviews of workplace safety procedures and employability skills, and entrepreneurial skills. 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. This course also promotes speed and accuracy utilizing an electronic calculator. It develops proficiency in checking and verifying data and other business-related problems with and without the use of an electronic calculator.
COURSE TITLE
LOCATION
TIME / DAYS
Administrative Assistant/1,2,3 Venice Skills Center 8:30 am-10:30 am / MTWThF
10:45-12:45 pm / MTWThF
Administrative Assistant/1,2,3 Emerson Campus 8:30 am-11:30 am / MTWTh
6:15 pm-8:45 pm / MTWTh
Administrative Assistant/1,2,3 Venice HS Campus 6:15 pm-9:00 pm / MTWTh

COMPUTER OPERATIONS

Computer Operations/1: Foundations. Instruction in terminology and functions of application software: word processing, database, spreadsheet and presentation graphics programs, introduction to the Internet.
Computer Operations/2: Applications. Beginning training in word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and Windows.
Computer Operations/3: Database Management. Basic filing, alphabetic indexing, cross-referencing techniques for on-file documents, document creation, documentation, and protection of functional data files. Prerequisites: Enrollment requires successful completion of the Computer Operation/2: Applications.
Computer Operations/4: Presentations. Emphasis on the different types of presentation graphics software, understanding PowerPoint, creating a new presentation using the basic principles of design. Prerequisites: Enrollment requires successful completion of the Computer Operation/3: Database Management course.
Computer Operations/5: IC3 Certification Prep. This course 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. IC3 Certification consists of three core certification exams: Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living On-Line.
COURSE TITLE
LOCATION
TIME / DAYS
Computer Operations/1-5 Venice Skills Center 8:30 am-10:30 am / MTWThF
10:45 am-12:45 pm / MTWThF
Computer Operations/1-5 Emerson Campus 8:30 am-11:00 am / MTWTh
6:15 pm-8:45 pm / MTWTh
Computer Operations/1-5 Venice HS Campus 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm / MTWTh

HEALTH, SCIENCE AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

DENTAL ASSISTANT

A comprehensive course which includes fundamentals of dental assisting, dental science, chair-side assisting, radiation safety, preparation of dental materials, and basic nutrition. A single semester course includes internship in a dental office. Class fee does not cover all expenses. (Students must be age 18 at course completion.)
COURSE TITLE
LOCATION
TIME / DAYS
Dental Assistant/1,2,3 Venice Skills Center 8:30 am – 3:00 pm / MTWThF

PHARMACY TECH

This course is designed to prepare students for employment in a pharmaceutical setting. The class consists of theory and clinical preparation to include: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, CPR, 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.
COURSE TITLE
LOCATION
TIME / DAYS
Pharmacy Technician Emerson Campus 8:30 am-3:00 pm / MTWThF

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

COMPUTER NETWORKING

Focus on Cisco. Introduction to networking terminology, protocols, standards, LAN’s WAN’s, OSI models, cabling, routers, router programming, Star topology, IP addressing and network standards. Four levels of certification taught.
COURSE TITLE
LOCATION
TIME / DAYS
Networking/1, 2 Venice Skills Center 8:30 am-12:45 pm / MTWThF
Network Control Operator Venice Skills Center 1:15 pm-3:15 pm / MTWThF

MARKETING SALES & SERVICE

CUSTOMER SERVICE

This competency-based course is designed for customer service. It provides students with project-based learning experiences in customer care for a variety of industry and/or business environments. Technical instruction includes an orientation, workplace safety policies and procedures, business math, employability skills, and work styles. Emphasis is placed on communication and critical thinking skills, fundamental customer service strategies, cross-selling and upselling strategies, techniques on how to handle irate customers, and strategies required to sustain employment. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.

COURSE TITLE
LOCATION
TIME / DAYS
Customer Service Venice Skills Center 8:30 am-10:30 am / MTWThF
10:45 am-12:45 pm / MTWThF
Customer Service Emerson Campus 8:30 am-11:00 am / MTWTh
6:15 pm-8:45 pm / MTWTh
Customer Service Venice HS Campus 6:15 pm-9:00 pm / MTWTh

CTE Locations:

Venice Skills Center
611 Fifth Ave, Venice 90291
Office Hrs: M-F: 8:00 am-4:00 pm • (310) 664-5888

Emerson Campus
8810 Emerson Ave, LA 90045
Office Hrs: M-Th, 8:00 am-8:00 pm;F, 8:00 am-3:00 pm
(310) 258-2000

Venice High School Campus
13000 Venice Blvd, Venice 90066
Office Hrs: M-Th: 1:00 pm-9:00 pm; F, 8:30 am-4:00 pm • (310) 577-4230

Career Technical Education (CTE)
High School Diploma
English as a Second Language (ESL)

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