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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 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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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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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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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 - 3:15 PM; starting 11/17/2017, ending 11/17/2017. 
   Weekly - Fri 3:00 PM - 3:20 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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A Notary Signing Agent is a notary public who has specialized expertise in the handling of mortgage loan documents. With the housing market on the rebound, this will be an in-demand service for notary publics! Currently, a Notary Signing Agent can make anywhere from $80-$150 per loan package.  In this six-hour seminar, you will explore the types of real estate sales and loans currently on the market, and will receive hands-on instruction in the main documents a Notary Signing Agent will notarize. You’ll assemble a practice loan package and examine the ethical and administrative role of the notary and the notary’s sense of duty associated with being a Notary Signing Agent. Finally, you will learn about marketing and customer service, with practical information on how to start your new business – complete with a list of potential sources! $30 material fee. Prerequisite: current notary public or successful completion of six hours of notary education.

Schedule : Weekly -Sat 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM; starting 10/28/2017, ending 10/28/2017

Instructor : Rosie Reed 

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

Class Fee: $55.00

Materials Fee: $30.00

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Start date: 10/28/17

End date: 10/28/17

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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 10/21/2017, ending 10/28/2017

Instructor : Santa Monica College Community Education 

Location : SMC Bundy Campus Location : 
  SMC Bundy Campus.

Class Fee: $129.00

Materials Fee: $15.00


Start date: 10/21/17

End date: 10/28/17

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