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Various ways to generate extra income.

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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 4/10/2018, ending 5/3/2018

Instructor : Quayum Abdul 

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

Class Fee: $199.00

Materials Fee: $40.00

Start date: 04/10/18

End date: 05/03/18

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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 - Tue 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM; starting 3/27/2018, ending 3/27/2018

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: 03/27/18

End date: 03/27/18

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Whether just getting started or already in business, developing a sound business plan is essential for obtaining many types of financing and helps evaluate opportunities. Find out how to go about creating one. Learn about defining market opportunities, unique selling advantages, marketing strategies, management structure, corporate culture and financial projections. You’ll leave class with a working template and the knowledge needed to create your own business plan. $20 material fee, due at registration, for Gerald's comprehensive electronic workbook. Receive the link and access code upon registration. Print (recommended) or download on a personal device and bring to class. Business Development Bonus! Register for this class and Creating a Successful Business (Class ID #38535) at the same time to get a FREE 20-minute phone consultation with Gerald regarding the next step for your business or idea.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 4/7/2018, ending 4/14/2018

Instructor : Gerald Anderson 

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

Class Fee: $59.00

Materials Fee: $20.00

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Start date: 04/07/18

End date: 04/14/18

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Hair Braiding 

For less than the cost of one braiding session, you can learn to do it yourself again and again.  Not only do you save money; it’s more convenient! 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 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 3/5/2018, ending 4/9/2018 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 4/2/2018)

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: 03/05/18

End date: 04/09/18


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Do you have what it takes to manage rental property? If you are actively looking to purchase a piece of income property, or if you have suddenly become the owner of real estate, find out what you need to know about the most important aspect of rental housing management: keeping the unit occupied with paying tenants who don’t destroy it or terrorize the neighbors! Learn how to prepare a property for rent, set rents and security deposits, develop a cost-effective marketing campaign, and show your rental unit to prospective tenants. Find out about techniques for good tenant selection, how to meet minimum standards required for a property to be habitable, proper insurance, how to work with contractors for maintenance, and how to deal with tenants who overstay (and don’t pay). Please note: This class does not cover management of commercial properties. This class DOES NOT cover management of commercial real estate.

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM; 2 sessions; starting 3/24/2018, ending 3/31/2018

Instructor : Santa Monica College Community Education 

Location : SMC Bundy Campus Location : 
  SMC Bundy Campus.

Class Fee: $129.00

Materials Fee: $15.00


Start date: 03/24/18

End date: 03/31/18

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