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College & Career Prep Division


Ready to start, or restart, college?


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We're here to assist you to navigate college systems, and to find answers. We offer FREE noncredit courses and programs (ESL, GED / HSE, Basic Skills, Academic Preparation, CTE - Vocational Education, and Workforce Preparation) for students seeking an increase in literacy skills, access to higher education and employment, and strengthening self-sufficiency. Discover the opportunities to change your life by enrolling now!

College and Career Prep. Division Office (HRLC Building) and Zoom Office Hours: |  Zoom Meeting          

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9:00 am-7:00 pm  -  In-Person (HRLC Building) and |  Zoom Meeting

Thursday: 9:00 am-6:00 pm  -  In-Person (HRLC Building) and |  Zoom Meeting

Fridays: 9am to 2pm - Zoom Office Only - |  Zoom Meeting

Saturday: 9am to 12pm - Zoom Office Only - |   Zoom Meeting

Class Schedule Web Page

West offers FREE Noncredit Courses and Programs


that's just right for getting started ...or restarted

Please note that you do not have to take the listed noncredit courses for a certificate all at once during a semester. Please see a counselor for further guidance.

Click on the links below (PDF file) to find out more information on each certificate.

You can find many in the searchable schedule listed under ESL, GED / HSE, Basic Skills (BSICSKL), Academic Preparation, Tutoring (TUTOR), and CTE / Vocational Education (VOC. ED), and Workforce Preparation.

If you can't find the class or want additional information, please contact us in the College & Career Prep Division 

Email: @email
Phone: (310) 287-4546
Location: HLRC / Library - 1st Floor Learning Center

Academic Preparation

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Academic Preparation certificates and noncredit courses are FREE and designed for students who wish to improve reading, writing, math, biology, chemistry and study skills before enrolling in college-level credit courses. These courses also prepare students to take the GED/HiSET high school equivalency exams.

  • Academic & Workforce Success
  • Algebra fundamentals
  • Arithmetic Fundamentals
  • College Readiness (Computer and Canvas Skills Training)
  • Foundation for Academic Success I (High School Equivalency Test Prep)
  • Foundation for Academic Success II
  • Liberal arts math prep
  • Pre-Algebra Fundamentals
  • Statistics Preparation
  • STEM Math Preparation
    • Science preparation

Career Exploration & Preparation

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Career Exploration & Preparation certificates and noncredit courses are FREE and designed for students who wish to explore and prepare for careers in business, information technology, healthcare, criminal justice, conservation studies, facilities management, real estate, and more.

  • Business Tools
  • Choosing Business Careers
  • Communicating in Business
  • Conservation Studies
  • Construction Industry Exploration & Preparation Program
  • Dental Career Skill Enhancement
  • Facilities Management
  • Healthcare Career Discovery
  • Healthcare Careers Prep
  • Healthcare Services
  • Information Communications Technology/Digital Media
  • Police Orientation Preparation
  • Pre-Dental Career Preparation
  • Pre-Nursing Career
  • Real Estate Supervisory/Trainee Appraisal Licensing

Job & Career Training

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Job Training certificates and noncredit courses are FREE and designed for students who seek skills and training for employment. The courses and programs are designed for high employment potential or to transition to a credit degree program.

English Language Learners (ELL) - ESL

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English language learners (ESL) benefit from FREE classes and certificates that help them improve their English reading, writing, and speaking skills, prepare for the U.S. Citizenship test, and workplace preparation, and strengthen their academic skills for college.

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Office Hours and Location

College & Career Prep Office & Zoom Hours - |  Zoom Meeting |            

In Person - HRLC - Building 
​​​​Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9:00AM - 7:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM                                 

Friday - 9:00AM - 2:00PM - Remote Only - |  Zoom Meeting |  

Saturday - 9:00AM - 12:00PM - Remote Only - |  Zoom Meeting |  

College & Career Prep - Adult Education Counseling
 Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00AM - 7:00PM
 Fridays: 9:30AM - 1:00PM
 Saturdays to Sundays: Closed

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Online College & Career Prep
 Mondays to Fridays: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
 Saturdays to Sundays: Closed


Email: @email
Phone: (310) 287-4546