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2017-2018  Registration is now open! Please complete a registration form. Classes begin September 11, 2017 and end May 25, 2018.

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2017-2018 Courses

 

Careers in Education

Open to grades 11-12  

This entry level course is designed to provide students with knowledge of career opportunities in the field of teaching and other school site education professions. Basic academic, safety, communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills are integrated throughout the course. Students will learn about young children and adolescents in the areas of physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth and development. Students will complete on the job hours within a pre-school/elementary placement. 

T/TH 3:45 - 6:00    10 credits SHS                                                                                                            

Culinary Arts          

Open to grades 9-12

This course prepares students to understand the scientific principles of nutrition, their relationship of nutrition to health and well-being and careers related to food and nutrition. Instruction includes nutrition and health, safety and emergencies, food safety and sanitation, meal management, food purchasing and food preparation. Students will demonstrate the ability to prepare and properly display various food items for consumption. Students will compete in culinary competition opportunities during the year. (SkillsUSA)

M/W 3:45 – 6:00   10 credits LHS                                                                                                                            

Culinary Arts- Baking and Pastry Arts    

Open to grades 10-12      

Prerequisite: Culinary Arts 1          

Students will build upon their beginning culinary skills. Students will learn to make a variety of yeast breads, quick breads, cookies, cakes and pastries. Students ill learn culinary techniques such as meringue production and egg tempering. Students will learn a variety of specialty desserts including creme brulee, homemade ice cream, custards and puddings. Students will also learn to decorate their own custom cake for a special occasion.  Students will compete in culinary competition opportunities during the year. (SkillsUSA)

T/TH 3:45 - 6:00    10 credits LHS

Early Childhood Specialist/Child Care Worker          

Open to grades 9-12

This class prepares students for working with young children in preschool and home settings. In this class students learn the developmental stages of children.  In the preschool lab setting, students will apply teaching methods to help children love to learn in a happy, structured environment. Students will complete on the job hours within a pre-school/childcare placement.   

 M/W 3:45 – 6:00   10 credits LHS  

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)   COMING SOON!    

 Open to grade 12 Only

*** This class is pending approval by LA County. Students will be notified of a start date of September or January based on approval status.

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) care for the sick or injured in emergency settings, and people's lives often depend upon their quick reaction and competent care. California law requires all ambulance attendants to be trained and certified at the EMT level. Many fire departments also require firefighters to be EMT certified. EMTs are often used as the first dispatched medical providers within an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system. Training consists of 170 hours, broken down into lecture, lab and supervised field experience. Students must participate in an ambulance ride-along and hospital emergency room clinical. CalAPS will provide an EMT Course Completion Certificate, EMT skills verification including LA County Scope of Practice and access to test with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Students will also earn a Basic Life Support (BLS) through the American Heart Association or American Red Cross.

T/TH 3:45 – 6:00   10 credits Las Flores Education Center

Entrepreneurship and Innovation- Course 1          

Open to grades 9-12  

This entry level course trains students to recognize business opportunities and to develop business management skills for starting, operating, and maintaining their own business. It also provides a foundation in business concepts for individuals planning to work in the increasingly competitive corporate world. Students will learn the areas of business planning, accounting, finance, marketing, management, business ethics, and social responsibility. Training includes required hours for participating in and/or operating a business such as a t-shirt printing business or other campus venture under the supervision of the instructor. Students will compete in entrepreneurship competition opportunities during the year. (SkillsUSA)

T/TH 3:45 - 6:00   10 credits SHS                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Firefighting Occupations- Course 1          

Open to grades 9-12

This entry level course provides students an overview of the eligibility and training standards required for careers in fire service that may include firefighting, arson investigating, rescue, and providing emergency medical services. This course introduces students to various aspects of fire behavior and fire science, including: combustion, fuels, and extinguishing agents. Students will gain practical hands‐on experience with fire apparatuses, tools, and equipment, e.g., hoses and nozzles, ladders, pumps, and personal protective equipment. Students participate in training first aid, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and rescue practices. Students will compete in fire competition opportunities during the year. (SkillsUSA)

M/W 3:35 - 6:00   10 credits SHS                                                                                                               

Firefighting Occupations- Course 2 Fire Control and Safety          

Open to grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Fire 1

This intermediate level course prepares students to function as fire control, prevention, and safety specialists. It includes instruction in structural design and materials; meteorological factors impinging on fire situations; the chemistry of combustion; techniques for coping with fires; and procedures for handling hazardous materials (such as petroleum products and other volatile, explosive or corrosive materials) either routinely or in an accident situation. Students will gain practical hands‐on experience with fire apparatuses, tools, and equipment, e.g., hoses and nozzles, ladders, pumps, and personal protective equipment. Students participate in training first aid, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and rescue practices. Students will compete in fire competition opportunities during the year. (SkillsUSA)

M/W 3:45 - 6:00   10 credits SHS    

Firefighting- LA Metro Fire Academy/Cadet- Saturday Enrichment          

Open to grades 9-12

Prerequisite: Fire 1 and/or Fire 2          

This course provides students the opportunity to demonstrate skills learned in Firefighting Occupations Course 1 and Course 2.  The program was developed by the L.A. Metro Fire Academy to develop student leaders, teach discipline and inspire community engagement. Training consists of four phases- Engine Company Operations, Emergency Medical Systems/Operations, Truck Company Operations and Leadership Development. Students will gain hands on experience with hose lays, ladder tossing, water hydrants, tower rescue, and map reading. This course is recommended to be taken in tandem with Firefighting Occupations Course 1 and Course 2.  Students will earn 3 units of college credit from West LA College in alignment with the Fire Tech program. Students will compete in fire competition opportunities during the year. (SkillsUSA)

8 Consecutive Saturdays- 8 am - 4 pm (Dates to be announced later.)

Transportation Provided from SHS to LA Metro Facility 5 credits

 Heavy Construction 1- Wood Framing and Plumbing Systems     

Open to grades 9-12

This beginning course will train students in construction and building design within residential and commercial construction. Students will learn safety standards and procedures, the use of power tools, blueprint reading, measurement and estimation. Students will acquire experience working with building materials while building projects. Students will compete in construction competition opportunities during the year. (SkillsUSA)   

M/W 3:45 - 6:00   10 credits SHS                                                                                                     

Health Occupations- Course 1          

Open to grades 10-12

This entry level course provides students an overview of the eligibility and training standards required for various professions in the health industry and examines the roles and responsibilities of one or more entry-level job titles in the areas of biotechnology, patient care, administrative, operational support services, and community/public health. The goal of the course is to expose the students to the diverse career opportunities available in the healthcare field. Units of instruction include medical terminology, introduction to anatomy and physiology, CPR certification, infection control, communication, documentation, ethics, confidentiality, and patient care skills. Students will apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom while working in a healthcare environment. Community classroom opportunities are provided to students. Concurrent-related instruction reinforces on-the-job training experiences. Students will compete in health care competition opportunities during the year. (HOSA-Future Health Professionals)

M/W or T/TH 3:45 – 6:00   10 credits SHS                                                                                                                                                                                                

Law Enforcement Services- Course 1          

Open to grades 9-12

This introductory level course provides an overview of the eligibility and training standards required for various professions in law enforcement and examines the roles and responsibilities of the police, courts, corrections, private security, and other U.S. protective agencies. Students will learn the history and the development of law enforcement and the concerns facing law enforcement today including discretion, civil liability, decision-making, and police community relations. Students will gain experience in the area of police communications, report writing, procedures regarding probable cause, warrants, arrests, use of force, and patrol and traffic procedures. Students will compete in law enforcement competition opportunities during the year. (SkillsUSA)

T/TH 3:45 – 6:00   10 credits SHS                                                                                                        

Law Enforcement Services- Course 2 Crime Scene/Introduction to Forensic Science          

Open to grades 10-12

Prerequisite: Law Enforcement Services-Course 1        

This intermediate level course provides students an introduction to the field of forensic science. The course will introduce the students to crime scene investigation, photographing of the crime scene, collection and preservation of evidence, and fingerprint techniques including comparison, rolling of prints, pattern identification and the Henry Classification. Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of the history of forensic science and how scientific evidence is used in court. Students will earn their CPR and first aid certification. Students will become familiar with the Police Officer Standard.  Students will compete in law enforcement competition opportunities during the year. (SkillsUSA)

T/TH 3:45 – 6:00   10 credits SHS    

Makerspace "Fab Lab"          

Open to grades 9-12

Makerspace is an applied course consisting of cross-disciplinary projects. Students work within a "workshop" to explore, build, and create acheivable projects within a wide range of skills or areas. Projects are based on the student's interests and allow for a progression of skill building. The "workshop" may cover alternative energy, animation, crafts, fashion, fiber arts, photography, robots, sustainability, vehicles, woodworking/carpentry, deconstruction, construction, circuits, motors and switches, propulsion, printing, architecture, etc.  Students will compete in makerspace competition opportunities during the year. (SkillsUSA)

T/TH 3:45 - 6:00    10 credits SHS

Pharmacy Technician         

Open to grades 11-12

Prerequisite- Special Admin/College Bridge Application, Assessment Testing (Both will be coordinated upon enrollment by CalAPS staff.) 

This is a series of college courses offered by Cerritos Community College to CalAPS students. Students will receive high school elective credit for attending but will complete four college courses within the 2017-2018 school year. The pharmacy technician program at Cerritos College requires students to complete 32/33 units for certification. Upon completion of one year with CalAPS, students will have completed PHAR 55, PHAR 56, PHAR 57 and PHAR 81; a total of 6.5 units. The CalAPS course will meet one day per week at a CalAPS location and one day per week on the Cerritos College campus. These courses prepare students for work in pharmacies, hospitals, and long-term facilities. Pharmacy Technicians are among the fastest growing occupations in California.

T/TH   3:45 - 6:00     10 credits    SHS/Cerritos College

Sports Therapy/Athletic Trainer          

Open to grades 10-12

This introductory course is designed to introduce students to the rapidly growing field of Sports Medicine. The course will place a special emphasis on the anatomy and physiology of the human body related to athletics. Students will learn client care skills such as how to monitor vital signs, blood pressure, body temperature, basic first aid, CPR, fitness, rescue practices, and injury identification. Students from the class may also participate in an after-school Student Athletic Training Program that will allow them hands-on-field experience at the local high school athletic programs. 

M/W   3:45 - 6:00     10 credits   Mayfair/Bellflower High Schools

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

BHS – Bellflower High School

Las Flores Education Center

LHS – Lynwood High School

MHS – Mayfair High School

SHS- Somerset High School