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Crash Course in Solar Installation Solar-energy jobs are growing 12 times faster than the U.S. economy. Solar employment increased by over 51,000 workers in 2016, a 25% increase over 2015. The solar industry now employs more people than coal, oil, and gas combined. This rapid expansion and adoption of solar panel installations in homes, commercial buildings, golf carts, swimming pools, water fountains, attic fans, and more will result in excellent job opportunities for qualified individuals. Our crash course in solar design and installation, followed by free hands-on practice doing live installations, can help make you one of those qualified individuals. Completion certificate given the last day of class. $40 material fee due at registration. Great for engineers and engineering students, homeowners, contractors, infotech personnel (think smaller and remote-operated systems), and those who want to install, maintain, inspect, or design solar installations.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue, Thu 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; 8 sessions; starting 10/3/2017, ending 10/26/2017

Instructor : Quayum Abdul 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $199.00

Materials Fee: $40.00

Start date: 10/03/17

End date: 10/26/17



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Government institutions, banks, real estate and mortgage companies, plus many other businesses are seeking notaries. All prospective notaries must complete a course approved by the California Secretary of State. Our approved course will give you the most updated notary information and the knowledge you need to perform the duties correctly and to pass the state exam, which you can take immediately following the course. Becoming a notary & notary loan signing agent can be a great way to earn extra money, start your own business, or enhance your current career. Class fee includes valuable 70-page manual, notary public handbook, certificate of completion, and sample forms notaries use every day. Before signing up for this class, check to see that you meet eligibility requirements for becoming a notary; see www.sos.ca.gov/business/notary and click “qualifications.”  Note: Due to strict State regulations, no one is admitted after class begins. Check-in begins at 7:30; class must begin promptly at 8:00. So have your current, official photo ID ready.   Students wishing to take the state Notary Public Exam immediately following the class may register for it from 3:30-4pm.  Note: Bring an official photo ID, two #2 pencils, a 2”x2” passport-sized color photo and a separate $40 check made payable to the “Secretary of State,” if you intend to take the state exam. If you can’t stay for the same-day exam, there are many other opportunities to take the exam.

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Sat 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM; starting 10/14/2017, ending 10/14/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM; starting 10/14/2017, ending 10/14/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat 4:00 PM - 5:45 PM; starting 10/14/2017, ending 10/14/2017. <

Instructor : Rosie Reed 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $75.00

Materials Fee: $30.00

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Start date: 10/14/17

End date: 10/14/17



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If you can write an email, you can write a blog! Learn what a blog is, where blogs are found, how to pick a blog topic that makes money, and over a dozen ways to get content. Find out why blogs are your best website for today’s internet, and get valuable tips and techniques for promoting your blog via social media sites to increase your blog traffic. *$30 materials fee for valuable workbook and CD with additional take-home learning materials.

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 10/23/2017, ending 10/23/2017

Instructor : Bob Cohen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $49.00

Materials Fee: $30.00

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Start date: 10/23/17

End date: 10/23/17



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Raise funds quickly for your project or venture by finding and tapping individuals who believe in you and your project. This step-by-step class will teach you how to run a crowdfunding campaign to help fund your project or venture.  You will learn how to research the viability of your endeavor, attributes of three major crowdfunding platforms and characteristics of successful crowdfunding campaigns. You will get tips on how to develop a campaign including how to craft a compelling message, select incentives, build a budget and develop a strong marketing plan. Suitable for individuals with little or no crowdfunding experience. $25 material fee, due at registration, for an extensive class packet that will guide you through the steps to launch your crowdfunding campaign!  

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 10/7/2017, ending 10/7/2017

Instructor : Caron Ory 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $99.00

Materials Fee: $25.00

Start date: 10/07/17

End date: 10/07/17



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We offer several Making Money on Your Own classes, generally two or more times a year.  Our Spring semester opens for registration in mid-January, our Summer in mid-May, and our Fall in mid-August.  We encourage you to add your name to our interest list to receive information on the next offering of classes.  To add your name to our interest list, simply register for this free class (add to your cart and checkout). 

Schedule : ; ; Class Skip Dates :Self-Paced

Instructor : Staff Staff 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $0.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start Date: upon registration



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Make money buying, selling, or exporting wholesale cars—all from home! This DMV-approved workshop will take you step-by-step through getting an auto dealer license and operating a profitable used car business. Wayne will tell you where to buy at wholesale prices and sell at retail for very good profits. Discover how to supplement your 9-to-5 job with $3,000-$6,000 per month part-time! You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course, along with DMV Handbook, a list of dealer-only auctions in the U.S., and other resources. *$25 material fee due at time of registration.  

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; starting 11/11/2017, ending 11/11/2017

Instructor : Wayne Williams 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $79.00

Materials Fee: $25.00

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Start date: 11/11/17

End date: 11/11/17



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Get leads, find prospective clients, and pull people in the door using proven social media marketing methods and tools. Discover how to create a Facebook page for your business with content that attracts followers, and connect your website to it. Also find out how businesses are using coupons, promotions, offers and “check-ins” to attract and build a fan base. Finally, get valuable information on marketing with sites like Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. *$30 material fee for comprehensive workbook and CD with complete instructions on creating a Facebook page, advertising on Facebook, and marketing on other social media sites.

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 10/9/2017, ending 10/9/2017

Instructor : Bob Cohen 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $49.00

Materials Fee: $30.00

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Start date: 10/09/17

End date: 10/09/17



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Your new career is here! With the number of Drone jobs forecast to double by 2022, drone piloting is set to become an in-demand and well-paying job. Emerging as a key growth industry, UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) are expected to become part of everyday life—with possible jobs in film-making, photography, real estate, public safety, and more. This intensive 3-day course includes both classroom and hands-on learning. You’ll learn what you need to know to fly and be a safe pilot, and how to get your commercial license in the real world to become a profitable pilot! *Class fee includes all materials and a drone that’s yours to keep!  

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Fri 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM; starting 9/22/2017, ending 9/22/2017. 
   Weekly - Fri 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM; starting 9/22/2017, ending 9/22/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 2:15 PM; starting 9/23/2017, ending 9/23/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat 2:15 PM - 5:30 PM; starting 9/23/2017, ending 9/23/2017. 
   Weekly - Sun 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM; starting 9/24/2017, ending 9/24/2017. 
   Weekly - Sun 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM; starting 9/24/2017, ending 9/24/2017. <

Instructor : * Tesla Foundation 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $999.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 09/22/17

End date: 09/24/17



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Your new career is here! With the number of Drone jobs forecast to double by 2022, drone piloting is set to become an in-demand and well-paying job. Emerging as a key growth industry, UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) are expected to become part of everyday life—with possible jobs in film-making, photography, real estate, public safety, and more. This intensive 3-day course includes both classroom and hands-on learning. You’ll learn what you need to know to fly and be a safe pilot, and how to get your commercial license in the real world to become a profitable pilot! *Class fee includes all materials and a drone that’s yours to keep!  

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Fri 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM; starting 10/20/2017, ending 10/20/2017. 
   Weekly - Fri 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM; starting 10/20/2017, ending 10/20/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 2:15 PM; starting 10/21/2017, ending 10/21/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat 2:15 PM - 5:30 PM; starting 10/21/2017, ending 10/21/2017. 
   Weekly - Sun 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM; starting 10/22/2017, ending 10/22/2017. 
   Weekly - Sun 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM; starting 10/22/2017, ending 10/22/2017. <

Instructor : * Tesla Foundation 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $999.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 10/20/17

End date: 10/22/17



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Your new career is here! With the number of Drone jobs forecast to double by 2022, drone piloting is set to become an in-demand and well-paying job. Emerging as a key growth industry, UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) are expected to become part of everyday life—with possible jobs in film-making, photography, real estate, public safety, and more. This intensive 3-day course includes both classroom and hands-on learning. You’ll learn what you need to know to fly and be a safe pilot, and how to get your commercial license in the real world to become a profitable pilot! *Class fee includes all materials and a drone that’s yours to keep!  

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Fri 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM; starting 11/17/2017, ending 11/17/2017. 
   Weekly - Fri 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM; starting 11/17/2017, ending 11/17/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat 8:00 AM - 2:15 PM; starting 11/18/2017, ending 11/18/2017. 
   Weekly - Sat 2:15 PM - 5:30 PM; starting 11/18/2017, ending 11/18/2017. 
   Weekly - Sun 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM; starting 11/19/2017, ending 11/19/2017. 
   Weekly - Sun 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM; starting 11/19/2017, ending 11/19/2017. <

Instructor : * Tesla Foundation 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $999.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 11/17/17

End date: 11/19/17



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Hair Braiding 

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Save money and get it done at your convenience. For less than the cost of one braiding session, you can learn to do it yourself again and again. You can also MAKE money, since no license is required and salons like to offer this service. Plus it’s fun and creative. This hands-on class will teach basic braids like the cornrow and fishtail, using the full-size mannequin head in your kit. It’ll also cover weaving in extensions, the different kinds of hair you can use, and their advantages and limitations. Barbara taught a similar workshop at the Professional Beauty Association’s International Salon and Spa Expo in January, for a fee of $275 per student! $100 material fee, payable with registration, for complete hair braiding kit. Register at least 5 days before class starts if you want your kit the first night of class.

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 5 sessions; starting 9/18/2017, ending 10/16/2017

Instructor : Barbara Spicer 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $99.00

Materials Fee: $100.00

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Start date: 09/18/17

End date: 10/16/17



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So you want to be a star? Most of today’s reality TV or YouTube stars had no training or talent before they became household names. What did they did? Focus and desire! From being discovered to building and maintaining an audience, Marissa will teach you the essential steps needed on your path to stardom. You’ll learn how to become “Insta-Famous” and most importantly, how to monetize yourself as a brand. She’ll also expand beyond fame and into legitimate businesses and careers that will keep the money coming in long after the cameras disappear. Make it happen instead of waiting for fate!  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue, Wed, Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 3 sessions; starting 10/17/2017, ending 10/19/2017

Instructor : Marissa Nance 

Location : West Los Angeles College Location : 
  West Los Angeles College.

Class Fee: $59.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 10/17/17

End date: 10/19/17



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