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OFFICE LOCATION & HOURS

L: SC-108

T: (310) 287-4546

E: New-Students@WLAC.edu

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Non-Credit & Enhanced Non-Credit

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FREE Noncredit Paired Math Classes

- WORKFORCE Programs - Hospitality & Job Readiness

We Offer

West offers a FREE COLLEGE that's just right for getting started ...or restarted.

Noncredit Certificates

Winter 2017 Courses

  • College Placement Test Prep (BS 23)
  • Computer Literacy
  • ESLNC 63 (level ¾)
  • Math Bootcamp Arithmetic (Math 105)
  • Math Bootcamp Pre-algebra (Math 110/112)
  • Paired Math Success (Math 112)

Getting Started

 

ESL

ESL Orientations: *Saturday - 10am | Wednesday - 4pm | Friday - 9:30am

  • Oct: Sat. 10/14 - Wed. 10/18 - Fri. 10/27
  • Nov: Sat. 11/4 - Wed. 11/15
  • Dec: Sat. 12/9 & Wed. 12/13

*except on school holidays

 

Regsitering and How-To's


About the Program

FREE COLLEGE offers individual courses and certificates of COMPLETION OR COMPETENCY in a variety of CAREER-TECHNICAL and academic areas. Most classes are 8-weeks long or less, and most certificates can be achieved by taking only TWO to three courses. Plus you don’t have to stress about grades, because FREE COLLEGE classes are always graded Pass or No Pass.

FREE COLLEGE classes are NONCREDIT and do not apply toward an Associate Degree or university transfer. Instead, they are designed to help you successfully enter or re-enter the workforce or advance on the job through the acquisition of critical skills, such as becoming comfortable with computer software or learning how to write a business plan. FREE COLLEGE classes can also help you acquire or strengthen skills you need to succeed in college degree programs such as Math, English and science fundamentals.  Below are a few examples of what we offer. 

Depending on the semester, sample courses include:

TRANSITION TO COLLEGE 

  • Intro to Post-Secondary Education (BS 75)
  • Academic Guidance (BS 5)
  • Computer Literacy for College (VE 290)

CAREER EXPLORATION

  • Intro to Career Pathways in Law Enforcement (VE 33)
  • Exploring Computer Science Information Technology Careers (VE 281)
  • Exploring Healthcare Careers (VE 320)
  • Pre-Nursing Career Pathways (VE 409)
  • Intro to Business Careers (VE 416)
 

ACADEMIC PREPARATION

  • Intro to Library Searches and Materials (BS 9)
  • College and Scholastic Assessment Preparation (BS 23)
  • Foundations: Study Skills (BS 27)
  • High School Equivalency Test Preparation (BS 34)
  • English as a Second Language 1  (ESLNC 61)
  • English as a Second Language 2  (ESLNC 62)
  • English as a Second Language 3  (ESLNC 63)

WORKFORCE PREPARATION

  • Blueprint for Workplace Success (VE 96)
  • Blueprint for Customer Service (VE 97)
  • 30 Ways to Shine as a New Employee ( VE 98)
  • Robotics I Lab (VE 292)
  • CISCO, VMWare, and Network Security Training Lab (VE 296)
  • Intro to Medical Terminology (VE 400)
  • Medical Documentation & Charting (VE 401)
  • Student Success in Health Occupations  (VE 404)
  • Professionalism in Health Occupations (VE 405)
  • Visual Spatial Perceptions & Psychomotor Skills Training (VE 405)

JOB TRAINING

  • Custodial Technician Training (VE 60)
  • Intro to Social Media-WordPress Blogs (VE 294)
  • In-Home Supportive Services Provider (VE 408)
  • Intro to Starting a New Business (VE 420)