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Crash Course in Solar Installation Solar employment grew 10 times faster than the national average employment rate in 2013 and created tens of thousands of new living-wage jobs in just one year. It continued on a record-breaking trajectory in 2015 and the number of U.S. installations are expected to double from 2014 to 2016. 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. You will receive a completion certificate the last day of class. 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 3/7/2017, ending 3/30/2017

Instructor : Quayum Abdul 

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

Class Fee: $199.00

Materials Fee: $40.00

Start date: 03/07/17

End date: 03/30/17

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Be financially empowered! Gain understandiing of business finances and how to run a business “by the numbers.” Find out how to collect and record financial data and assess operational performance to make sound business decisions. Explore the balance sheet, profit and loss statement, statement of cash flows and cash management report. Other topics include labor estimating, pricing and job costing, variance analysis, key indicator reporting, and much more. Attendees will complete an overhead budget during class.  Business Development Bonus! Register for this class and Creating a Successful Business (Class ID #37228) or Creating a Business Plan (Class ID #37229) 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 5/6/2017, ending 5/13/2017

Instructor : Gerald Anderson 

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

Class Fee: $59.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 05/06/17

End date: 05/13/17



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Turn your passion into a career and help others become a better version of themselves, both physically and psychologically. Since success requires more than a piece of paper, our class includes demonstration and hands-on practice. You’ll have experience even before your very first client! But you’ll also learn anatomy and physiology, fundamentals of movement, different types of training, program design, safety and injury prevention, and how to design individual programs. Additionally, Ryan will share the keys to his success and explain how to talk someone through a workout, plus discuss special populations – since 50% of personal training clients have issues like obesity or arthritis. You can make a difference! Gain the ability to actually train (instead of just book knowledge) and to pass the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) personal trainer certification exam. Plus you’ll be getting pro athlete-quality workouts that normally cost thousands!

Schedule : Multiple Class Schedules:   Weekly - Tue, Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 12 sessions starting 3/14/2017, ending 4/27/2017. 
   Weekly - Tue, Thu 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM; 12 sessions starting 3/14/2017, ending 4/27/2017. <
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  (No class on 4/4/2017, 4/6/2017)

Instructor : Ryan Cadaret 

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

Class Fee: $299.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

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Start date: 03/14/17

End date: 04/27/17

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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 3/27/2017, ending 3/27/2017

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: 03/27/17

End date: 03/27/17



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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. Business Development Bonus! Register for this class and Creating a Successful Business (Class ID #37228) or Be Your Own CFO (Class ID #37230) 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 4/8/2017, ending 4/15/2017

Instructor : Gerald Anderson 

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

Class Fee: $59.00

Materials Fee: $0.00

Start date: 04/08/17

End date: 04/15/17



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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 4/22/2017, ending 4/22/2017

Instructor : Caron Ory 

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

Class Fee: $99.00

Materials Fee: $25.00

Start date: 04/22/17

End date: 04/22/17



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Hair Braiding 

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Braiding and weaves are all the rage now, but depending on type of braid, length and materials chosen, a single style can cost hundreds of dollars and take four to eight hours. Save money and get it done at your convenience by learning to braid hair yourself. It’s creative and you can have lots of fun braiding hair for family and friends. It’s also a great way to make extra money! In this hands-on class, you’ll learn some basic braids like the cornrow and fishtail, and practice doing them on a full-sized mannequin head in your kit. Also learn about weaving in extensions, the different kinds of hair you use and their limitations. So come join the “Braidy Bunch!”  *$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 3/6/2017, ending 4/10/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 4/3/2017)

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: 03/06/17

End date: 04/10/17

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It's A Wrap! 

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Art anyone can make. You won’t believe your eyes! Even if you don’t think you have artistic talent, you’ll make beautiful art that can be clothes, handbags, jewelry, pillows, table cloths, upholstery, lamp shades, book illustrations, wrapping paper, and more! Fabric is very forgiving and textile art can be done easily in the kitchen or on the balcony because it dries fast. Even if the result is a surprise, it will be beautiful—and the process can be very therapeutic. Plus some of RoseMary’s students began selling their work almost immediately using RoseMary’s tips. You will take home several silk scarves each week. Have a blast mixing and matching all the techniques you’ve learned as you create one final masterpiece! You’ll get to satisfy all your creativity with a hands-on project of your choice, limited only by your imagination. And since many of RoseMary’s students have gone on to sell their art, the last half hour will be devoted to how and where to sell, pricing, and marketing. Students who want to earn a Textile Design certificate will complete a special project.  *$20 material fee due at registration. For class supply list, please click on Class Supplies link in the menu on the left. Save $17 by registering for all 4 textile design classes at the same time for just $139 (plus materials) and receive a certificate! Imagine a silk scarf, pillow, or handbag that YOU designed!

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM; starting 3/25/2017, ending 3/25/2017

Instructor : RoseMary Cohen 

Location : Atelier De Paris Location : 
  Atelier De Paris.

Class Fee: $39.00

Materials Fee: $20.00

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Start date: 03/25/17

End date: 03/25/17

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