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NONCREDIT APPLICATION

FOR ASSISSTANCE CONTACT:

The Learning Center
HLRC Library 1st Floor

T: (310) 287-4404
    (310) 287-4546

E: New-Students@WLAC.edu

 

Division Office: SC 107

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

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. FREE COLLEGE classes can also help you acquire or strengthen skills you need to succeed in college degree programs.

 


Spring 2018 Courses

  • College Placement Test Prep ................(BSICSKL 023)
  • Math Bootcamp ....................................(BSICSKL 056 & 057)
  • Pre-Algebra Bootcamp .........................(BSICSKL 058 & 059)
  • GED / High School Equivalency Test ..(BSICSKL 034 CE)

CAREER

  • Prep for Custodial Career.......................(BSICSKL 002CE, Voc Ed 060CE & 096CE)
  • Prep for Custodial Career for ESL Students (Voc Ed 410, 060CE, 096CE)
  • Prep for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) (Voc Ed 400, 408)

 


Getting Started

Click here to sign up for an orientation. If you have any questions, please call (310) 287-4404. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Registering 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)
 

 

 

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. FREE COLLEGE classes can also help you acquire or strengthen skills you need to succeed in college degree programs.