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Train for a new career now Office Skills, Court Reporting, Nursing, Biller/Coder, Makeup Academy, Dental Assistant-Front and Back Office, Orthodontic Assisting, Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, Pharmacy Technician, VN, VN Prep Course

Career Enhancement/ Business Development

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Get that promotion and make more money Excel 2007, LVN Review, QuickBooks, Windows 7 and Internet, Makeup Artistry, Nursing, Online Classes, AutoCAD, Entry Exam, CNA

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Become a U.S. Citizen Day, Evening, Home Study, Online

High School Diploma/GED

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Exit Exam-No problem, we can help Learning Lab, Home Study

Parent Education

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Come spend quality time with your child Mommy/Daddy and Me

Exercise & Fitness

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Learn English

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Work off those extra pounds Aerobics, Yoga, Salsa, Couples Dancing

Art, Crafts, & More

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Start that new hobby today Traffic School, Painting, Floristry, Cooking, Cake Decorating, Beginning Adobe PhotoShop Elements

Classes for 55+

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It’s never too late to learn Brain Fitness, Computers, Beginning Adobe Photoshop Elements

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Frequently Asked Questions 1. Where are you located?

9. When are the Placement tests?

On the Northeast corner of Woodruff Ave and Imperial Highway. Exit west off 605 at Imperial Highway. Follow the Adult School signs. Our address is: 12340 Woodruff Ave., Downey, CA 90241.

2. Where can I park? You can park in any of the marked parking spots on campus. All parking is FREE!

3. How do I enroll in Adult School? 4 ways:

10. General Traffic School Question? – When do I pay, etc?

See last 2 pages of the brochure for more details.

11. Do you have senior discounts?

• Online – register at www.das.edu • Fax In – fill out an enrollment form from the back of the brochure and fax it to 562-940-6250. • Mail In – fill out an enrollment form from the back of the brochure and mail to: Downey Adult School, 12340 Woodruff Ave, Downey, CA 90241 • Walk In – You may register in person with Cash, Check, Money Order, Visa or MasterCard. Come to our front office or report directly to your class.

4. When do I pay for the classes? When you register: • Online, fax or mail – you can pay with Visa or MasterCard prior to the class starting. • Walk In – you can pay for your class the first night in the classroom or you can come to the front office. • You may register in person with Cash, Check, Money Order, Visa or MasterCard. • Payment is due upon registration. Vocational programs require deposits at time of orientation/ registration.

5. How old do I have to be to take classes? You must be an adult, which is any person 18 years or older. You may be a high school student enrolled in the Downey Unified School District with permission from Downey, Warren or Columbus counselors or resident of Downey attending another high school with permission from your counselor.

6. Do I need to buy books for my classes? Downey Adult School has a bookstore in the main office where you can purchase the books for your classes.

7. Do you offer payment schedules? Yes, we do for some of our career training programs. Payment schedules are worked out with the instructors.

Our Traffic Violator School is an 8-hour class taught in English. The cost is $45 CASH or VISA/MASTERCARD, NO CHECKS. Same-day registration is $55 CASH ONLY. Bring your valid driver’s license, receipt and all paper work from the court. All the above requirements apply to the 12-hour Traffic School except the cost is $75 CASH or VISA/MASTERCARD, NO CHECKS and you will attend one full 8-hour session and 4 hours of a second session. There is a $10 discount to students 55 years of age or older. The discount applies to all State funded classes excluding classes designated for seniors and traffic school.

12. Do I need to buy my own (art) supplies? Most supplies are made available for purchase in the class by the teacher or the teacher will suggest locations where you can purchase supplies.

13. How do I sign up for LVN? Due to the overwhelming demand, we ask all prospective LVN students to refer to our website, www.das.edu. Click on “Classes” then “Nursing and Allied Health”. Here you will be able to register for one of our LVN orientation/exam dates.

14. Do you have financial aid? DAS offers Federal Financial Aid. Please call for information.

15. Do you have babysitting? DAS offers babysitting in the morning from 8:20-12:30 for our day ESL students only.

16. Do you have security? Downey Adult School has security both day and night along with a police officer Monday thru Friday.  In addition, the campus is monitored with a 24-hr surveillance system.

17. What programs qualify for Financial Aid?

8. Should I get my GED or high school diploma? We recommend that you schedule an appointment with our academic counselor, Brian Ofner, so we can help you make an informed decision. Call Brian at 562-940-6232 to set up an appointment today.

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Placement tests are required for enrollment in our High School Diploma and GED preparation programs. Placement tests are given Monday-Thursday, 9:00a.m-5:00p.m. Fridays, 8:00a.m.-1:00p.m. You do not need to make an appointment for the test. There is no cost for the test. Photo ID is required.

Some programs qualify. Please call for further information: 562-940-6236

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CAREER ONE STOP CENTER VISIT OUR CAREER ONE STOP CENTER LOCATED IN H-61 ACROSS FROM THE OFFICE SKILLS CENTER

DAS offers one-on-one career planning.

Orientations: 3rd Wednesday of the Month 10:00-1:00 - H-62 **includes TABE testing**

PRE AND POST EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT FOR DOWNEY ADULT SCHOOL STUDENTS

YOUR SUCCESS STARTS HERE!

Services include:

All classes take place on our campus located on the northeast corner of Woodruff Avenue and Imperial Highway, and externships are local as well.

● Externships provide you with on-the job training and the unique opportunity of “getting your foot in the door.” ● Employability workshops will prepare you to be confident and successful in your job search. ● Instructors have extensive experience in their field and are credentialed through the State of California. ● We’ll stand beside you as you prepare for that important interview.

● Resumé Assistance ● Employment Application Assistance ● Internet Job Search

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Looking for a new career? Do you need more training to advance within your current job? We can help! From Accounting to Clinical Medical Assistant, we have it covered. Our training programs have been customized based on the direct advice of employers and business owners. Best of all, training will not take you years to complete nor empty your wallet because all of our training is short-term and much more affordable than private institutions.

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● Job Retention Skills ● Listing of Current Job Openings Downey Adult School may provide job leads to all graduating students; however, we cannot guarantee employment. For more information call: (562) 940-6236

Special Programs :

CalWORKs AND CARL PERKINS

The Downey School District is a contracted provider for a number of special Federal and State assistance programs, including, but not limited to: CalWORKs, Gain, AFDC, GROW and TANF.

WE WELCOME E.D.D. AND REHAB. Our staff understands how to work with E.D.D. & Rehab clients.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE VOCATIONAL DIPLOMA Customer Service Representative - 15 Weeks

Are you a Smiling Suzie or a Grouchy Greg? Customer Service skills are some of the most important skills that employers are asking for in their new employees. Get the edge by learning all the right things to say and do. Using a variety of teaching methods, including videos, lectures, and role-playing, you’ll learn such things as how to handle an angry customer, proper telephone etiquette, and work-place ethics. Get that job by having these vital skills.

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Instructor: Jim Turnbough comes to Downey Adult School with over 30 years of teaching experience. He holds a BA from Azusa Pacific University, and a California teaching credential from CSULA. His teaching experience includes public and private schools, as well as providing training for many private companies and government agencies. Jim’s teaching style incorporates practical uses of software based on his personal experience using the programs.

• Filing • Keyboarding I & II • Customer Service Skills • Microsoft Excel • Job Preparation

• Microsoft Word • Basic English • Microsoft Outlook • Basic Math

M-F 8:00-3:45 $1,395 $995 F40, F43, F41

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The Customer Service Representative program is designed to train students for clerical positions.

MEDICAL FRONT OFFICE CLeRK VOCATIONAL DIPLOMA Medical Front Office Clerk

Begin your career in the fast growing medical field. As a Medical Assistant you will be in demand and have opportunities for advancement. Medical Assistants perform many administrative duties. They answer telephones, greet patients, update and file patient medical records, fill out insurance forms, handle correspondence and schedule appointments. ● Computerized Medical Billing ● Introduction to Medical Coding ● Medical Filing ● Medical Terminology ● Keyboarding I ● Customer Service Skills ● Microsoft Excel ● Job Preparation ● Microsoft Word ● Basic English ● Microsoft Outlook ● Basic Math

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8:00-3:45 F40, F43, F41

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Receive on the job training through DAS’ externship program.

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ACCOUNTING Clerk Vocational diploma Accounting Clerk

Get a quick jump into the growing financial industry. Bookkeepers track all cash flows and billing that affect their companies. They must be detail-oriented and persistent; they have to track down and correct any discrepancies, however small, in the company accounts. Most bookkeepers work as internal accountants for small firms that do not have an accountant on staff. Instructor: Sandy Crosetto holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Business Education from California State University. She has a background as an administrative assistant in government/aerospace along with over 20 years teaching experience in the office skills area. Sandy is a member of the California Business Education Association and Delta Pi Epsilon honorary business education fraternity.

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8:00-3:45 F40, F43, F41

• Keyboarding I • 10 Key • Customer Service Skills • Job Preparation • Basic English • Basic Math

Get a quick jump into the growing financial industry.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT VOCATIONAL DIPLOMA Administrative Assistant

Keeping the boss organized, on time, and on track is often a challenge. During this training program, participants will learn how to run a stellar office and stay in control, no matter how hectic the day gets. Additionally, they will discover how to build personal credibility, techniques for better listening, how to deal with difficult people, how to handle negative situations and more. ● Business Communications ● Filing ● Microsoft Access ● Microsoft Excel ● Microsoft Excel-Intermediate ● Microsoft Excel - Advanced ● Microsoft Outlook ● Microsoft PowerPoint ● Microsoft Publisher ● Microsoft Word

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• Accounting I & II • QuickBooks I & II • Microsoft Excel Basics • Microsoft Excel-Intermediate • Microsoft Excel - Advanced • Microsoft Outlook • Microsoft Word Basics • Microsoft Word-Intermediate

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● Microsoft Word ● Microsoft Word - Advanced ● Data Entry ● Accounting I & II ● QuickBooks I & II ● Keyboarding I & II ● Customer Service Skills ● Job Preparation ● Basic English ● Basic Math

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Learn how to run a steller office and stay in control!

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Career Training Programs COURT REPORTING / CAPTIONING / TRANSCRIPTION • Realtime Instruction • Stenotype Speed Building • Academic Classes • CSR Board Approved School

COMPUTER SHORTHAND M-F 7:30-1:00

LAB/ACADEMICS

FIN AN AVA AIDCIAL TO I L TH AB QU OSE LE ALI WHO FY

M-F 7:30-5:00 Class fees: $795 three times per year: $145 per academic class www.downeycourtreporting.com Instructor: Cindy Grafton holds a B.A. degree from California State University, Long Beach and an A.A. degree from El Camino College. Cindy also teaches Court Reporting at Cerritos College and has over 20 years experience. Instructor: Susan L. Chiaravalloti, CSR 6158, has been a court reporter for over 27 years. She has been teaching court reporting for over 21 years specializing in high-speed classes. Susan has a B.S. degree from Humphreys College and also teaches part time at Cerritos College.

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The Facts About CSR at Downey Adult School: • • •

100% of CSR graduates looking for jobs are working within two months. Judges and lawyers across Southern California recommend Downey Adult School CSR program. Free fully equipped practice lab with 35 computers

What the job market is saying:

• The average court reporter earns more than $75,000 a year.

CALL NOW FOR INFORMATION (562) 940-6242 PHARMACY TECHNICIAN-FROM AMOXICILLIN TO ZITHROMAX 20 weeks Are you interested in pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical field? Then the Pharmacy Technician course is the right place to jumpstart your professional career! Students will learn the basic concepts of Pharmacology, knowledge of practice settings, Standards and Ethics, State Board of Pharmacy Laws and Regulations, basic pharmacy calculations, drug dosages, route and forms, conversion tables, recordkeeping, drug manufacturing, packaging and labeling of drug products. Students will be given hands-on experience to perform in a live Pharmacy setting through their 160-hour externship requirement to successfully complete the course and receive their certificate. Prerequisites: High School Diploma or equivalent, TB clearance, must be at least 18 years of age to take the course. ORIENTATION DATES (Room M108):

Sept. 13 5:30-7:30 47677909 Oct. 18 5:30-7:30 47677910 Nov. 15 5:30-7:30 47677911 Dec. 13 5:30-7:30 47677912 Jan. 10 5:30-7:30 47677901 Call for information (562) 940-6200 6

M-F 8:30-12:30 $1,695 M-108 47677901 $700 deposit due at Orientation

Brown

M-F 1:00-5:00 $1,695 M-108 47677801 $700 deposit due at Orientation

Legaspi

FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO QUALIFY

Instructor: Kimberly Brown, RPhT/CPhT has extensive career experience in Hospital and Community Pharmacy for more than 14 years as a Registered Pharmacy Technician (RPhT)and is acknowledged by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board as Certified PharmacyTechnician (CPhT). She received her teaching credentials of Health Science and Medical Technology and Health Occupations from CSULB. Instructor: Dan Legaspi has been practicing in the Healthcare field for more than five years. He received his teaching credentials of Health Science and Medical Technology from California State University, Long Beach and has presented for several healthcare courses and continuing education seminars in the Orange County/Los Angeles area.

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FASHION AND BEAUTY MAKEUP ACADEMY FASHION AND BEAUTY MAKEUP ACADEMY 15 WEEKS, $2995 Starts September 8

With a focus on fashion and beauty, this 15 week program is designed to enhance the techniques and details that are required in today’s workplace. This program will properly train you to work as a makeup artist in film, Hi-Def T.V., photography, advertising and retail cosmetics. You will be required to master beauty makeup regardless of which field you intend to work in. You will learn facial contouring, highlighting, makeup, undertone matching, and most importantly, skin care. Makeup for film, print, Hi-Def T.V. and freelance all require that the makeup artist be detail oriented. You will be

Includes: Makeup Kit • Books • Supplies Orientation Dates: Sat. Aug. 7 1:00 Tu Aug. 10 5:00 Tu Aug. 24 1:00 Tu Sept. 7 1:00

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introduced to basic hairstyling techniques. You will cover the development module of set etiquette, business formalities and working on a professional photo shoot and/ or retail environment. This course will touch on every form of makeup work. You will learn casualty makeup, theatre makeup, body art, airbrush, historical and character makeup, prosthetic application, and application process of beards, mustaches, etc. In addition, you will learn the business of marketing yourself and learning to get the jobs you want. A professional photographer will help you create your portfolio. The Downey Makeup Academy is proud to have joined forces with Crystal Wright, Celebrity Makeup Artist Talent Agent. Ms. Wright will be teaching the business portion of this course. A diploma is presented to student upon completion of the course work.

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Starts Sept. 8 M-Th 10:00-4:00 46685111 F 10:00-2:00 (no lunch break) $2995 B-2 Itomura $1,500 Deposit due at orientation You can become a makeup artist in just 15 short weeks! Instructor: Angie Itomura began her career in the late 1980’s while working for Ultima II under the direction of Kevin Acoin. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Itomura was asked to join the team of Sony Latin. This was Angie’s first step on the road to becoming one of Hollywood’s Celebrity Make-Up Artists. Her many successes include over 100 commercials, with numerous film and television productions combined. Angie has worked for CNN, ESPN, and Univision, including The Christina Show. Angie has worked on some of Hollywood’s most well-known faces. Here are just a few; Kim Delany (Army Wives), Alyssa Milano (Charmed), Iman (Super Model), Academy Award nominee Roy Hoskins, LeVar Burton (Star Trek, The Next Generation), Kareem Abdul Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers), Elliot Gould (Friends, Oceans 11). Ms. Itomura has also had the privilege to work for the Latin Grammy’s and has enjoyed such clientele as Los Tigres Del Norte, La Sonora Dinamita, and Los Tucanes de Tijuana. Angie embraces the same belief as her mentor, Academy Award Winner, MakeUp Artist, Maurice Stein. “The best foundation is education.”

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Career Training Programs CLINICAL DENTAL ASSISTANT FRONT AND BACK OFFICE 25 Weeks $1,695 This program will prepare you in acquiring entry-level positions as Clinical Dental Assistants or Dental Biller Front Office Coordinators. Students will learn the basic skills needed to satisfy requirements in starting a career in Dental Assisting. Learn laboratory procedures such as exposing, developing, mounting dental radiographs, dental instrumentation, taking impressions, mixing dental cements, four-handed dentistry and chair side dental assisting procedures. Our Continuing Dental Education program is approved by the Dental Board of California and the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), from whom students will receive Continuing Dental Education units. Furthermore, students will learn career preparation skills throughout the span of the course. 240 hours of Clinical hands-on Externship is required for each student who takes the class to gain hands-on experience in a live workplace environment (Dental Facilities and Clinics) and may be arranged with the instructor.

ORIENTATION TIME-P.M. Sept.13 5:00-7:00 Oct. 18 5:00-7:00 Nov. 15 5:00-7:00 Dec. 13 5:00-7:00 Jan. 10 5:00-7:00

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• Dental Billing & Coding • Dental Terminology & Abbreviations • California Dental Practice Act • Dental Customer Service • Dental Software/Dentrix • Job Preparation • Dental Filing • Keyboarding I • Dental Radiology

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Continuing Dental Education • Coronal Polishing Certification Fee for Certification-$250 • Ultrasonic Scaling Certification Fee for Certification-$250 • Dental X-Ray Certification Fee for Certification-$350 • California Infection Control Fee for Certification-$250

FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO QUALIFY

DENTAL ASSISTANT DAY PROGRAM Time: M-Th 10:00-5:00 48650101 $1695 H-62 Dimaranan $700 Deposit due at orientation. Instructor: Benson Dimaranan, RPht, RDA has been teaching since 2005. With many years of extensive work experience in the Dental field, he is well known for his vast knowledge and his tough character in the Dental Practice Management and Clinical Assisting field. He received his Dental Billing Certification from Cerritos College and received his teaching credentials from the University of San Diego. Benson is also one of the dental consultants for the Dental Board of California

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Learn laboratory procedures such as exposing, developing, mounting dental radiographs, dental instrumentation, taking impressions, mixing dental cements, four-handed dentistry and chairside dental assisting procedures.

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ORTHODONTIC ASSISTING PERMIT COURSE ORTHODONTIC ASSISTING PERMIT COURSE

18 Weeks $1200

NEW

This state dental board-approved Orthodontic Assisting permit Course provides students with the essential knowledge, skills and practical experience to successfully acquire a position as an orthodontic assistant. Upon completion of this course, students will be qualified to take the California Orthodontic Assistant state-board examination for licensure.

ORIENTATION September 13 October 18 November 15 December 13 January 10

TIME-P.M. 5:00-7:00 5:00-7:00 5:00-7:00 5:00-7:00 5:00-7:00

Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth D. Marcelo is a licensed dentist in the state of California and has been practicing general dentistry for 24 years. She received her professional credentials from prestigious dental schools such as the Creighton University School of Dentistry and University of the Philippines College of Dentistry.

COURSE# 48650509 48650510 48650511 48650512 48650501

Instructor: Benson Dimaranan, RPht, RDA has been teaching since 2005. With many years of extensive work experience in the Dental field, he is well known for his vast knowledge and his tough character in the Dental Practice Management and Clinical Assisting field. He received his Dental Billing Certification from Cerritos College and received his teaching credentials from the University of San Diego. Benson is also one of the dental consultants for the Dental Board of California

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Time: F 1:00-5:00 78650711 & $1200 H-62 48650711 Dimaranan $700 Deposit due at orientation Note: A separate lab fee of $150 must be paid by the student

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FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO QUALIFY

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FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO QUALIFY

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Achieve your goals and acquire the confidence necessary for a nursing career. This BVNPT accredited twelve month program offers both theory and practical hands-on training necessary to become a Vocational Nurse. Upon completion, you will be eligible to take the state licensure examination with the Board of Vocational Nursing (NCLEX-PN).

Register on our Website at www.das.edu or in person. Orientation/Entrance Exam Dates (must RSVP) Dates: September 22-October 21 47676911 - 47676952 Time: W/Th 1:00-5:00 Location: HP Event Center 12340 Woodruff Avenue Downey, CA 90241 $25 Testing fee if enrolled online $35 Testing fee if enrolled on-site

VN Entrance Exam Prep-Course 2 Day class 47676212 $45 Monday, September 15 and Friday, September 17 12pm-3pm Wednesday, September 22 and Thursday September 23 5pm-8pm 10

Instructor: Ameerah Mahdi, PHN, MSN, FNP began her nursing education at El Camino College in Torrance, CA. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from California State University, Long Beach. She has worked in various settings including Med-Surg, home health, Family practice and Rehab. Instructor: Gale Mejico, RN received her A.R.N. from Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles. In past years, she has worked in a variety of health care settings, most recently at nationally recognized Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey.

Required Pre-VN Course 47676202 Dates: Nov. 3-Dec. 9 Times: W/Th 1:00-5:00 Location: HP Event Center High School Diploma or GED required $95 VN Day Program 47676200 Dates: Jan. 2011-Jan. 2012 Days: Mondays–Thursdays Some Fridays & Saturdays Location: Room J-92 Time: Varies – Full time day Fee: $8,995 Must be paid before starting VN program. *Due to limited seating not all applicants will be accepted. Applicants will be accepted into the program based on test scores.

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FEE NOW INCLUDES BOOKS AND ALL SUPPLIES

PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN I

The program will provide students with both theory and clinical practice skills required for a California State License in Phlebotomy. The program will introduce students to the field of phlebotomy and provide the basic and advanced requirements to become a licensed CPT1. The program will also provide assistance in completing the DHS Phlebotomy application for CPT1. This program is for: • Anyone without prior experience in phlebotomy who wants to obtain a CPT1 license. Anyone with less than 1040 hours of on-the-job experience (OTJE) within the last five years who wants to obtain a CPT1 license. NEW NIGHT PROGRAM

• Medical Assistant graduates or allied health field graduates who want to obtain a State License in Phlebotomy. Ron Mendez has over 15 years of experience in teaching. His field experience includes private laboratories, hospital laboratories, and setting up field labs for health fairs. Ron Mendez earned his BS in Medical Technology from Cal State Los Angeles and his teaching credential from Cal State Long Beach.

80 Hours S/S 8:00-4:30 47669203 (Includes 1/2 hr. lunch) $995 J92 Mendez +40 Clinical hours arranged with instructor High School diploma or equivalent required.

ADMINISTRATIVE/CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Are you interested in a fulfilling career? Do you enjoy helping other people? This is the program for you and this is the right time for you to start a new career in the medical field. The role of a Medical Assistant has grown increasingly important in today’s healthcare field. Medical Assistants chart each patient’s medical history. They take height, weight, pulse, respiration, temperature, prepare and administer injections, apply bandages and dressings and record electro-cardiograms. Students are also required to complete Medical Terminology, Microsoft Word and Keyboarding.

ORIENTATION July 16 August 13 September 17 October 22 December 17

TIME 1:30 1:30 1:30 1:30 1:30

COURSE 47675007 FINANCIAL AID 47675008 AVAILABLE 47675009 TO THOSE WHO 47675010 47675012 QUALIFY

20 WEEK PROGRAM M-F 1:00-5:00 47675205 M-Th 5:00-9:00 47675207 $1695 fee $700 deposit due at orientation.

N-10 J-93

10 WEEK PROGRAM (Some Saturdays) M-F 8:30-4:30 47675103 $1695 fee $700 deposit due at orientation.

N-9/J-93

FEE NOW INCLUDES BOOKS AND ALL SUPPLIES

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• Anyone with 1040 hours of experience or more within the last 5 years who wants to obtain a CPT1 license.

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L. Gonzalez I. Gonzalez

Rodriguez

Instructor: Leonor Gonzalez, CMA, BSHEM has been in the medical assistant field for over 10 years. She received her bachelor’s from Everest University. She has taught billing and coding, in addition to teaching a medical assistant class here at DAS. Instructor: Dr. Angel Rodriguez has been teaching in the Medical Assistant Program for over 20 years. He received his teaching credential from Cal State Long Beach, and has been a Medical Assistant Program Director and Director of Education in several colleges. Instructor: Irma Gonzalez is a Certified Medical Assistant, BPPVE Certified, Venipuncture Certificated. She has her Medical Assisting Diploma, Bachelor of Science-Higher Education Management and State of California Teaching Credential. Irma has been a Medical Assisting Instructor since 2003, and has been a Medical Assistant since 1995. Registration information on page 40

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Career Training Programs MEDICAL BILLER CODER

Fee Includes Books and all Supplies

Medical Billers and Coders earn some of the highest wages in the clerical medical field.

15 WEEK Day & NIght programs The Medical Biller & Coder program prepares students for a career in the medical billing industry. Students completing the program can test to receive national certification. Medical billers and coders are employed by hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), mental health care facilities, nursing homes, insurance companies, consulting firms, health data organizations and information system vendors. •

Medical Terminology/Anatomy

Medical Billing I

Medical Billing II

Medical Coding I

Medical Coding II

Insurance in the Medical Office

Advanced Medical Coding

15 Weeks Starts Sept. 8 M-F 8:00-4:00pm 47680111/177 $1,695 M-107 $700 Deposit due at Orientation 15 Weeks Starts Sept. 8 M-Th 5:00-9:00 476801887 $1,695 M-107 $700 Deposit due at Orientation Orientation Dates July 8 2:00 July 20 2:00 Aug. 18 2:00 Sept. 1 2:00

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Instructor: Mariana Rhodes has over 25 years experience as a Medical Assistant. She is currently the office manager at a local doctor’s office where she manages staff as well as the medical billing for the office. Instructor: Rosemary Labadie, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, has been in the Medical Field for over 10 years. She has a B.A. degree from UC, Sacramento, and holds a certification in procedural coding for both physician and hospital coding from the American Academy of Procedural Coders (AAPC).

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REGISTER ANYTIME

office skills center

• Enroll any time during the semester • Instructor available in each classroom • Work at your own pace or take an instructor led class • Update your skills for career advancement • Get trained in the latest software and hardware

Preregister to Save Your Seat Day Program 5 week sessions start Sept. 8 M-F F40 40699221-223 $135 $95 8:00-10:15 F40 10:30-12:45

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M-F $135 $95

F40 40699441-443 1:30-3:45 Crosetto, Turnbough, Wood

Evening Program Session 1 Sept. 8-Oct. 21 M-Th F40 40699777 $75 6:00-9:00 Crosetto, Wood Session 2 June 1-July15 Oct. 25-Dec. 16 M-Th F40 40699778 $135 $95 6:00-9:00 Crosetto, Wood Saturday Program Session 1 Sept. 11-Oct. 23 S F40 $55 9:00-12:00 Session 2 Oct. 30-Dec. 18 S F40 $55 8:00-12:00

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All computer classes require some basic skills. Understanding the way your computer works and knowing the right way to do things can help you solve or prevent many common problems. Our Windows 7 class, available anytime as a self-paced course, will help you learn those basic skills, and prepare you for any other computer classes you take. It’s the right foundation for building your computer skills.

Instructor: Sandy Crosetto holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Business Education from California State University. She has a background as an administrative assistant in government/ aerospace along with over 20 years teaching experience in the office skills area. Instructor: Silvia Wood obtained her teaching credential from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has many years of experience as a Business Education Instructor and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Skills Certification

Are you looking for a way to prove what you know and what you can do? DAS offers certification testing that will help convince employers that you have the skills they are seeking. Come in and take a test at the time that is right for you. Call for an appointment. (562) 940-6236 Fee per test: $45 CASH ONLY Photo I.D. Required

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Certification offered for the following: • Typing Speed • Microsoft Word • Microsoft Excel • Microsoft PowerPoint • Microsoft Access

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Career Training Programs Medical Office Skills & General Office Skills FOR TIMES OF CLASSES REFER TO PAGES 14 & 15 Medical Office INTRO TO MEDICAL CODING

Most medical administrative support staff needs to be familiar with insurance rules, billing practices and coding guidelines used in both hospitals and private practices. This course gives a strong foundation in medical coding basics using ICD-9-CM and CPT codes.

(562) 940-6200 • www.DAS.edu

MEDICAL BILLING COMPUTERIZED USING MEDISOFT

Controlling the cash flow is vital to every organization including a medical practice. So go with the “flow” and learn the essentials of computerized billing, inputting patient information, posting charges, patient payments and insurance payments, scheduling appointments, submitting claims electronically and on paper, printing patient statements and generating reports using NDC Medisoft Advanced Patient Accounting.

MEDICAL FILING

An organized filing system for medical facilities is necessary for retrieval of medical records. Concepts and hands-on application projects that include alphabetic filing, numeric filing, cross-referencing, and color coding provide real-life experience and understanding of filing procedures used by medical/dental assistants, medical records technicians, and other medical office personnel.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

Learn to communicate effectively in the workplace as you prepare for a career as a health care professional. Start by learning the meaning of interchangeable word parts that are used in different combinations and the language of medicine becomes easy to master. Interactive software is available in class and comes with the textbook. Make yourself stand out by learning the latest software. DAS is pleased to offer training in Windows7. Learn the latest tools and tricks that Windows 7 has to offer. Haven’t upgraded to Windows 7? Not a problem! Our instructors will adapt to what the students need.

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General Office 10 KEY CALCULATING

You’ll need speed and accuracy on the desktop calculator for office work. We’ll also teach you how to do discounts, figure interest, balance your checkbook, and solve other real world problems.

ACCOUNTING

Debits got you down? Credits got you confused? Never fear, your accounting class is here! Learn all the theory and practice you’ll need to do double-entry accounting. This class is a combination lecture & lab, giving you instruction and lots of time to practice what you are learning. Learn all about assets and liabilities, payables and receivables, inventory, payroll, equity, and much more! We’ll even show you how to balance your checkbook. This class is transferrable to Cerritos College for 3 credits.

BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

Would you like to write better letters/office correspondence? We’ll emphasize correct grammar and mechanics and we’ll give you lots of practice.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Customer Service skills are some of the most important skills that employers are asking for in their new employees. Get the edge by learning all the right things to say and do. Using a variety of teaching methods, including videos, lectures, and role-playing, you’ll learn such things as how to handle an angry customer, proper telephone etiquette, and work-place ethics.

DATA ENTRY

Keep your ABC’s and 123’s in order while learning this very marketable skill. In this self-paced class, you will use automobile insurance, retail sales, hospital, and hotel records to build your speed and accuracy when entering data. Employers know that there are few things a company needs more than accurate records. This class will prepare you to show them what you can do!

FILING

There’s more to filing than just “A”, “B”, “C”. Learn the latest American Management Association rules for filing in any office. We will teach you how to index, code, and file alphabetically, numerically, geographically, and by subject. This class covers appropriate filing for personal names, business names, and government names and includes an important section on cross-referencing.

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JOB PREPARATION

Refine your skills at getting the job you want. This course is designed to assist you with obtaining employment. Lecture, demonstration, written assignments, and role playing will be used to cover areas such as preparing a resume, reference sheet, cover letter, thank you follow-up letter, and completing job applications. Professional dress and interview techniques are emphasized. Class includes interviews with area employment agencies.

KEYBOARDING Start from the beginning or brush up on rusty skills. From zero to 85 words a minute, we have a keyboarding class for you. Need practice in using Microsoft Word? Forget how to format a business letter, add page numbers, or create a table? Speed building and document formatting are covered in this class.

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INTERNET BASICS, NEW EMAIL, AND SEARCHING

The Internet has made vast, global resources available to everyone. However, finding your way along the Information Superhighway without getting lost can be a challenge. Become a better surfer: with advanced search techniques you can get the most from this world of electronic opportunity. Starting with the basics, you will use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) software to learn simple browsing, tabbed browsing, searching, using favorites, and setting your home page. Newer features from IE8 will be covered, including RSS feeds, web slices, and accelerators. Email is also covered: using free email accounts from many providers, you’ll send and receive messages, work with attachments, and more. Master the Internet, don’t let it master you!

WORD INTERMEDIATE

Microsoft Word 2007... Not an expert? Not a problem! Word 2007 has more features than you can shake a mouse at, and we will take you to the next level. Once you’ve mastered the basics, this class will teach you some advanced features, including: headers, footers, page numbers, columns, page breaks, section breaks, advanced graphics, and more. Additional topics include Mail Merge – one of the most important skills in the computerized office; Styles, Themes, and Building Blocks – features that make it easy to create beautiful, professional documents in just a few steps.

(562) 940-6200 • www.DAS.edu

“I Could Have Had the Job, But Didn’t Pass the Typing Test.”

WORD BASIC

Microsoft Word is one of the most widely used word processors in the business world. Come and learn all the basics of this essential office program. See how to start the Word program, make sense of the Word window, and navigate a document. Learn to use the new Ribbon interface to quickly and efficiently transform your dull and boring documents, giving them that professional look! Use templates to quickly create preformatted documents, or create new ones on your own. In this introductory level class, you will also learn many other features of Word, including editing techniques, formatting, the correct use of tabs and indents, clip art and other graphics, borders and shading, tables, and more.

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WORD ADVANCED (SELF-PACED ONLY)

Need to work with longer documents in Word? Do you and your co-workers need to collaborate on documents? Want to add footnotes, endnotes, or bibliography for those documents with references? Trying to make a fill-in form? Our Word Advanced class will teach you all these things and more, including: how to make a table of contents or index, automating tasks with macros, integrating Word with other applications.

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Microsoft Excel is very versatile, and an important program in most offices, so learning how to use it is one of your best assets when seeking that new job or promotion. This Excel basics course begins with how to start the Excel program, understand the features of the Excel window, navigate a spreadsheet, and learn to use the new Ribbon interface. Spreadsheet basics covered include entering labels and values, creating simple formulas, using basic functions, formatting, adding charts to illustrate your data, and managing your Excel workbook files.

EXCEL INTERMEDIATE

Take your Excel skills to the next level. Learn to use more advanced functions to analyze and format data, build complex formulas, and perform what-if analysis. Find out the secrets of Excel tables, which add powerful and easy-to-use features for working with data. Learn how to sort, filter, search, perform lookups, and extract table data. This class also includes automating worksheet tasks with macros.

EXCEL ADVANCED (SELF-PACED ONLY)

Need to be an Excel expert? Let us help! This advanced class will boost your knowledge of the deeper features of the program. From enhancing your standard charts, to using pivot tables and pivot charts; from exchanging data between Excel and other programs, to sharing your files with others on a network or on the internet; you will find more and more ways to make Excel work for you. Excel Advanced also includes programming with macros, linking and embedding files, and customizing Excel. You can be the expert!

Computer Software MICROSOFT OUTLOOK FOR OFFICE ORGANIZATION

Simplify your life and keep your work more organized – Microsoft Outlook has the power to help you. The main components of Outlook are covered, including: sending and receiving email, managing your contact list, using the calendar to keep track of appointments and meetings, creating and assigning tasks, and using notes for just about anything else that comes up. This class will give you a thorough working knowledge of the Outlook program so you can increase your productivity and even help the boss do the same!

MICROSOFT POWERPOINT

Yes, you can be the PowerPoint guru! Learn how to put together spectacular slideshows and your co-workers will come to you to ask questions. This class teaches the secrets to creating and giving great presentations, including: slide animations and transitions; adding graphics, movies, and sounds; using slide masters; printing handouts; and much more. Become the envy of the office as you make the most of PowerPoint’s tools and features. Be sure to pay attention to the most important skill you will learn in this class: when to say “No!”

MICROSOFT PUBLISHER

Like being creative? Need to make that perfect flyer or newsletter? Microsoft Publisher gives you the tools to create many types of publications, from a half-page invitation to a multi-page brochure. It’s easy to learn and easy to use, yet gives you great results time after time. In this class you will learn to use frames, insert various kinds of graphics, customize fonts and styles, manipulate the flow of text around the graphics, and layout a page so it attracts the reader. Let’s get creative with Publisher!

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USING PHOTOSHOP TO ENHANCE YOUR PHOTOS

Adobe PhotoShop, one of the most popular – and powerful – photo editing programs, gives you the power to make every photo you take the talk of the town! Learn how to lighten and darken an image, how to add text to your pictures, take out the red eyes, rotate, crop, change backgrounds, and so much more. In this self-paced course, you’ll learn the photo-editing tricks that will make all your photos look more professional and get the town talking.

ACCESS

Do you suffer from Access-Phobia? Do your dreams of software solace turn into database nightmares? Let our Access Introduction class turn your reservations into reports, your qualms into queries, and your fears into forms. You will learn to work with the main features of Access: Tables, Queries, Forms, and Reports; and see how the power of a relational database can turn your raw data into user-friendly information. After completing this class, you will be able to use the tools in Access to work with any database.

WINDOWS 7

New to computers? Need to understand the difference between the desktop and a dialog box? When should you click? Doubleclick? Right-click? Find the answers to these questions and many more as you explore the vast features of the newest Microsoft Windows Operating System. This class will also unlock the secrets of “Where did that file go?” You’ll learn how to use the hierarchical filing system to organize you files and folders. Basic skills including cut, copy, and paste, undo and redo, creating a new folder, renaming items, and deleting and restoring files will be covered in this self-paced class.

(562) 940-6200 • www.DAS.edu

Still using pencil and paper to keep track of your finances? Get up to date with QuickBooks Pro. What is QuickBooks you ask? It’s the greatest thing you can learn to handle your business or your personal finances on your computer. Don’t worry if accounting isn’t in your background, QuickBooks makes it easy. In this class you will learn such applications as billing, inventory, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll. You will also learn how to customize QuickBooks: use the features that are right for your type of company, set your personal preferences, and customize company forms. If you work with the company books, let QuickBooks be your accounting assistant!

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Career Enhancement NOTARY PUBLIC

NOTARY PUBLIC SEMINAR

California needs additional professional notaries. The course is designed to provide students the knowledge to become a proficient California notary public and prepare for the state’s examination. In addition, this course will satisfy the California state’s mandatory education requirement of reviewing notary laws and practices for current notary public professionals seeking reappointment. Become a more valuable employee or own your own business. California State Proctors will administer the Notary Examination at the end of the class. A 2” x 2” passport required. Optional to enroll and attend class.

State proctor exam $40 (personal check or Money Order only)

Instructor: Danny Perez of California School of Notary Public. He is an educator with over ten years with many age groups. He holds a Notary Public Commission, B.S. degree in Finance from California State University of Long Beach. Teaching credentials from California State University of Fullerton and M.A. degree from California State University of Los Angeles.

One Day Class September 25 October 16 November 6 December 11 Sat. 8:00-4:00 $75 G-52

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Career Enhancement DRAFT ANYTHING WITH AUTOCAD DRAFT ANYTHING WITH AUTOCAD 8 Weeks Sept. 13-Nov. 3

Do you want to be able to plan your own house or apartment remodel? Using Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CAD), you will produce drawings that can be used to build anything from furniture to machine parts to houses. You don’t need special math skills or technical experience to take this course. CAD is the modern version of manual drafting (using a pen and T-square) and it will open many opportunities for you in interior design, industrial design, engineering, manufacturing, architecture, and many more fields. This class will be held on the Downey High School campus.

M/W $395

6:00-9:00 DHS-H-2

Book - AutoCAD 2010 Tutorial - First Level: 2D Fundamentals (Amazon) Class held on the Downey High School Campus, 11040 Brookshire Ave. at Firestone Blvd. Downey CA 90241

Instructor: Jonathan Brier received his BA in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has worked on residential, commercial, and educational facilities projects with architecture firms in New York City and Los Angeles since 2000.

evening makeup classes MONSTER MAKEUP MAKEUP FOR ME - ALL ABOUT EYES

Have you always wanted to learn how to apply your own makeup for work, going out, or for just everyday life? This course will teach you professional secrets on how to apply makeup on yourself. You will learn techniques on how to choose and apply foundation, eye shadow, and lip coloring. Learn contouring, coloring, lining, and shadow placement to bring out the beautiful you that lies within.

Starts Sept. 13 M 6:00-9:00 $145 B-2

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Are you a fan of creepy, gory and scary things? Want to learn how “Freddie Krueger” was created? Now you can turn that interest into an income by taking the Downey Adult School Monster Movie Makeup Class. Learn the movie industries hidden secrets and more, with the added feature of building your own monster portfolio with Celebrity Photographer Kevin Michael Schmitz.

Starts Sept. 9 Th 6:00-9:00 $195 B-2

Instructor: Angie Itomura has worked for Univision, The Christina Show, LATINA Magazine, Low Rider Magazine, Mattel doing the Barbie models, Sony Latin (album & CD covers). Angie has done over 100 commercials , CNN, ESPN and has also worked with such celebrities as Iman, Kevin Aucoin, Dolly Parton, Christina, Kim Delaney, Miss America pageants, La Sonora Dinamita and many others. She has also toured with Grammy Award Winners Los Tigres Del Norte.

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NURSING PRACTICAL NURSE/LVNREVIEW FOR LICENSURE TEST PREPARATION Prepare for NCLEX-PN (LVN Licensure Exam) Review: body systems and disorders, developmental stages, OB, nutrition, pharmacology, infection control and psychosocial concepts. Learn test taking strategies to maximize your ability to pass the LVN boards. Preregistration preferred. May register at first class meeting upon space availability. Class size is limited.

Sept. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 F/S/Su 8:00–2:30 $145 H-60

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48 hours Enhance your potential in the nursing field. This is a California BVNPT approved certification course for licensed vocational nurse’s who desire to perform blood withdrawal and start an IV therapy within the scope of their practice. This 6 day course will provide the students with theory and clinical practice. Upon completion, the student will be able to receive certification for both IV therapy and blood withdrawal.

Sept. 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 F/S/Su 8:00-4:30 (includes 1/2 hr. lunch) $145 J-92

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CONTINUING DENTAL EDUCATION Continuing Dental Education • Coronal Polishing Certification Fee for Certification-$250

BLS (BASIC LIFE SUPPORT) FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

• Ultrasonic Scaling Certification Fee for Certification-$250

The American Heart Association now offers Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers. This class is designed for all participants who provide health care to patients in a broad diversity of medical settings; as well as, persons operating a childcare facility, persons applying for childcare licenses, and all public school personnel. At the end of the BLS for Health Care Providers course students are eligible to receive a BLS card for Adult, Child and Infant issued by the American Heart Association. Card is mailed in approximately six - eight weeks after completion of class.

• Dental X-Ray Certification Fee for Certification-$350

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Instructor: Dr. Angel Rodriguez has been teaching in the Medical Assistant Program for over 20 years. He received his teaching credential from Cal State Long Beach, and has been a Medical Assistant Program Director & Director of Education in several colleges. He is now part of the DAS Nursing team.

Staff

• California Infection Control Fee for Certification-$250

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Instructor: Angelica Lopez has been a nurse for over 10 years, her extensive experience includes: Rehabilitation, Telemetry, Medical Surgery, and ICU. She graduated from University of Phoenix with a Nursing Degree, and received her Teaching Credential from the University of San Diego.

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COMING SOON! Call for Information. PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN I 80 Hours S/S 8:00-4:30 47669203 (Includes 1/2 hr. lunch) $995 J93 Mendez +40 Clinical hours arranged with instructor High School diploma or equivalent required.

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Career Enhancement new ONLINE CLASSES To sign up for online classes, YOU MUST ENROLL THROUGH DAS ONLINE REGISTRATION at www.das.edu. After enrolling through the online registration, the student will receive an e-mail from his/ her instructor with LOGIN instructions. If you have not received LOGIN info by the first week of class, you can e-mail your instructor.

(562) 940-6200 • www.DAS.edu

Para tomar clases vía internet, USTED DEBERÁ REGISTRARSE A TRAVÉS DE LA PÁGINA DE INTERNET DE DAS: WWW.DAS.EDU. Después de registrarse, el estudiante recibirá un correo electrónico (e-mail) de su instructor(a) con instrucciones para conectarse (LOGIN). Si usted no ha recibido la información para la conexión en la primera semana de clase, usted puede enviar un correo electrónico a su instructor.

EASY ONLINE

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Learn English online with a classroom teacher. Students can work on units at home and in class. Worksheets/Tests can only be accessed in the classroom. Basic Computer Skills needed. Instruction begins at the lowest level of English. For ESL Levels: 1, 2, 3, 4

Begins Sept. 10 F 8:30-11:30 23305101 $49 E-31 Wood (swood@das.edu) *Babysitting available for an additional $30.00 fee per child. ESL students who have already paid for childcare M-TH do not pay an additional fee. NE

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Are you too busy to come to school to learn English? ESL students will benefit from this new online class that allows you to learn English from the beginning. To participate in this online class, students need: 1) a home computer with high speed internet 2) a printer 3) ability to download Quick Time. Beginning – Advanced Low students will benefit from this class. All worksheets and tests are online and can be accessed by the student. Answers to the worksheets are shown online.

COURT REPORTING ONLINE Court Reporting

We offer a full court reporting program of speeds from 40-240 words per minute. Students must complete a Theory class before enrolling in our online program.

Available 24 hrs a day/7 days a week Court Reporting Speed Building Program Library and Tests 716333000 $395 Grafton (cgrafton@das.edu) Available 24 hrs a day/7 days a week Court Reporting Speed Building Library Only 71633001 $195 Grafton (cgrafton@das.edu)

HEALTH CARE ONLINE Medical Terminology

Medical terminology courses online teach students an in depth view of Medical Terminology, physiology and anatomy. This online medical terminology course will prepare students for an exciting career in healthcare. All online courses at DAS are taught by credentialed instructors. After successful completion of Medical Terminology I and Medical Terminology II, students will receive a Certificate of Completion. Students who earn an online medical terminology course certification can expect to find work as medical terminology experts, medical clerks, medical records specialists or medical receptionists. These jobs offer solid wages to motivated individuals and typically provide full benefits to employees.

Medical Terminology 1 - Sept. 8-Nov. 10 10 week course 60 Hrs. 71646551 $145 Leaf (rleaf@das.edu) Medical Terminology - Sept. 8-Nov. 10 10 week course - 60 Hrs. 71646552 $145 Leaf (rleaf@das.edu)

Cost: $89 for level 1/$89 for level 2 Sept. 8-Dec. 16 Register online at www.das.edu For ESL Levels: 1,2,3,4 73305001 Level 1 73305002 Level 2 22

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english classes DAY CLASSES Sept. 8-Dec. 17

EVENING CLASSES Sept. 8-Dec. 16

REGISTRATION WILL BE HELD IN ROOM E-31

Pre-Registration:

September 7-9 M/T/W 8:30 to 11:00a.m. Room E-31

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On Going Placement Test

Pre-Inscripción:

Examen de Ubicación Continuo L/Mar/J 8:30 a 11:30a.m. y 4:30 a 6:00p.m. Salón L-71

September 7-9 M/T/Th M/T/W 5:30 to 7:00p.m. 8:30a.m.-11:30a.m.and 4:30p.m.-6:00p.m. Room E-31 Room L-71

7-9 de Septiembre 7-9 de Septiembre L/M/M 8:30 a 11:00a.m. L/M/M 5:30 a 7:00p.m. Salón E-31 Salón E-31

DOWNEY ADULT SCHOOL FALL 2010

Learn English

Exact change and cash required for all fees/Cambio exacto y dinero en efectivo requerido No Refunds/No Reembolsos Babysitting: $30 per child per quarter (No last minute Babysitting) Monday-Friday Cuidado de Niños: $30 por niño por trimestre (No hay cuidado de niños sin registrarse el primer día) Minimum 2 years old and out of diapers or pullups /Mínimo 2 años de edad y no usar pañales, pullups

ESL - INT. LOW - LEVEL 2

You will learn English from the beginning! This class will focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing. Grammar is also incorporated to assist you in understanding the structure of the English language. The teacher will provide you with books you can use in the class.

You will learn basic grammar and increase your English-speaking skills as well as learn to communicate in simple dialogues. Expand your knowledge of survival English skills in a friendly and warm environment.

PRINCIPIANTE - NIVEL 1

Usted aprenderá Inglés desde el principio! Este nivel se enfocará en la habilidad para hablar, escuchar, leer y escribir. Incorporando la gramática necesaria para entender este idioma. Los maestros le proveeran los libros que usted utilizará en el salón de clase. Evening Instructor: Sara Nickles is an experienced ESL teacher. She graduated from CSULB with a degree in International Studies.

M-Th 8:30-12:30 23307101 $49* Klug-Morataya M-Th 6:00-9:00 23307107 $49* Nickles *Material fee includes student I.D. card Home Study DVD also available for $20

INTERMEDIO BAJO - NIVEL 2

Usted aprenderá la gramática básica y aumentará su habilidad de hablar en inglés; así como también aprenderá a comunicarse en diálogos sencillos. Expanda su conocimiento del inglés en un ambiente amable y divertido.

(562) 940-6200 • www.DAS.edu

ESL-BEG. HIGH - LEVEL 1

Day Instructor: Mia Reed, is an experienced Adult ESL teacher. She integrates learning English with technology. She challenges her students to speak only English in class and in the community. Evening Instructor: Luis Oregel obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Cal State LA. Luis is an experienced adult school teacher.

M-Th 8:30-12:30 23315101 $49* Bakker M-Th 6:00-9:00 23315107 $49* ` Oregel *Material fee includes student I.D. card Home Study DVD also available for $20

Refunds for ESL classes must be requested in person by Sept. 3. No refunds given after that date.

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Learn English english classes ESL INT. HIGH - LEVEL 3

ESL ADV. LOW - LEVEL 4

Do you lack confidence to speak English outside the home? If so, you can continue to develop your fluency in English in a fun and friendly environment. You will have the opportunity to practice your conversational skills in routine social situations with other students in the class. This course will also prepare you to understand and speak everyday English with confidence.

Do you ever hear people use expressions in English that you don’t understand? You will increase your ability to use English at work, school, or in the community while gaining confidence in speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills. Students interact with the teacher and each other on a daily basis while having fun! You will feel better about yourself as you practice the English that you are learning!

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INTERMEDIO - NIVEL 3

¿Le falta confianza al hablar inglés fuera de su casa? Usted continuará desarrollando su habilidad en el inglés en un ambiente divertido y agradable. Tendrá la oportunidad de practicar su conversación con otros estudiantes. Esta clase le prepara para entender y hablar inglés diariamente y con toda confianza. Day Instructor: Elizabeth Bakker has been an E.S.L. Instructor for over 20 years. She has published articles in “Hands on English” to help teachers develop lesson plans. Evening Instructor: Anita Esquivel has been teaching at Downey Adult School for several years. She graduated from Cal State University Dominguez Hills in the year 2000 with a B.A in Education.

Day Instructor: Suzanne Hammoud holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Arizona. Suzanne has a passion for helping students excel in “English” public speaking and using technology for advanced learning. Instructor: Evelyn Jackson received her Bachelor of Science degree from CSU, Dominguez Hills. Evelyn started her teaching career as an elementary school substitute before making the move to adult education in 2008. She is a very experienced ESL teacher having taught at all levels.

M-Th 8:30-12:30 23325101 $49* Kalousek *Material fee includes student I.D. card Home Study DVD also available for $20

M-Th 8:30-12:30 23320101 $49* Hammoud *Material fee includes student I.D. card Home Study DVD also available for $20

M-Th 6:00-9:00 23325107 $49 Jackson *Material fee includes student I.D. card Home Study DVD also available for $20

M-Th 6:00-9:00 23320107 $49* Esquivel *Material fee includes student I.D. card Home Study DVD also available for $20

ESL ADV. HIGH - LEVEL 5 Would you like to talk to your boss or other native English speakers with confidence? This course will help refine your speaking, writing, reading and listening abilities. Evening Instructor: Keisha Greenfield graduated from California State Dominguez Hills in May of 2005 with a B.A. in English and a minor in communications. She has been teaching adults for over four years.

M-Th 8:30-12:30 23328101 $49* Reed *Material fee includes student I.D. card Home Study DVD also available for $20 Our friendly and experienced ESL staff can help you learn English.

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M-Th 6:00-9:00 23328107 $49* Greenfield *Material fee includes student I.D. card Home Study DVD also available for $20

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DOWNEY ADULT SCHOOL fall 2010

Learn English CLASSES FROM HOME LEARN ENGLISH AT HOME

U.S. CITIZENSHIP AT HOME

Want to improve your English faster by studying at home on your own time? The Distance Learning Program is designed for busy adults who have limited time or cannot attend regular ESL classes. Once a week, you take home a DVD lesson with supporting homework, and then return the next week to take an oral and written quiz on that lesson. Teachers review all work, help with pronunciation and writing, and answer any questions. No DVD player at home? No problem: TVs are available for student use during our class hours. Learn English at your convenience in the comfort of your home. (A fee of $49 is required to enroll in this class.)

Have you submitted your N-400 paperwork to USCIS (formerly INS)? Do you have your interview appointment? Our Distance Learning Citizenship course is for YOU! This program helps you review the newly revised Citizenship questions, learn U.S. History and Government, and prepare you for your interview. All work is done at home with a DVD and homework packet. You will earn a Certificate of Completion.

Distance Learning Hours Monday-Thursday. . . . . . 8:30a.m. - 7:00p.m. (Last appointment at 6:30p.m.) Closed on Fridays and Saturdays ROOM L-71 Call (562) 940-6238 for more information.

APRENDA INGLÉS EN SU CASA ¿Desea mejorar su inglés mientras estudia en su casa? El programa de Aprendizaje a Distancia esta diseñado para aquellos adultos que no disponen de tiempo para asistir a clases de inglés. Una vez por semana, los estudiantes llevan a su casa una lección en DVD con material de apoyo; regresando a la siguiente semana para hacer un repaso oral y escrito de esa lección. Las maestras revisan todo el trabajo, ayudan con la pronunciación, escritura, y contestan cualquier pregunta. ¿No tiene DVD en su casa? No hay problema: tenemos televisiones disponibles para estudiantes durante el horario de clases. (Un cuota de $49 es requerido para matricularse en esta clase.)

LISTENING AND UNDERSTANDING ENGLISH THROUGH DICTATION NE

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ESL Students from Int. High – Advanced High will enjoy this course in listening. They take home a CD, do the dictation at home, and return weekly to the school (L-71) to check their work. Students love dictation, so this is a chance for extra practice. Students are welcome to check their work anytime the Distance Learning Program is open; Monday-Thursday. See brochure for program hours. This is a self-paced course. Students can begin at any time. For ESL Levels: 3, 4, 5 21376290 Cost: $20 per trimester Enroll Monday – Thursday in Room L-71

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Instructor: Julie Kalousek has been teaching ESL at Downey since 1991. She also teaches prospective ESL teachers at California State University.

A fee of $49 is required to enroll in this class.

MULTILEVEL ENGLISH CLASSES

PRONUNCIATION AND GRAMMAR MADE EASY Do you have problems speaking, understanding, reading, or writing English? Come learn these things from a warm, friendly, funny teacher with many years of experience working with adult students. ¿Tiene usted problemas al hablar, comprender, leer, o escribir inglés? Venga y aprenda estas cosas con una maestra cálida, amistosa y divertida con muchos años de experiencia trabajando con estudiantes adultos. Instructor: Gloria Klug-Morataya has a B.A. in Mexican-American Studies with a minor in Spanish from California State University, Los Angeles

Intermediate/Advanced Classes M-Th 1:00-3:30 23330104 $49 M-102 Klug-Morataya Registration information on page 40

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Learn English ADVANCED ENGLISH CLASSES ESL/CONVERSATION AND AMERICAN CULTURE

NEW

Do you need an opportunity to practice English with other people? This class will give you an opportunity to practice speaking English while talking about interesting topics and learning about American life and culture. This class is for intermediate level ESL students or above.

F $49

8:30-12:30pm G-52

23332101 Kalousek

**Babysitting available for an additional $30.00 fee per child. ESL students who have already paid for childcare M-TH do not pay an additional fee.

CITIZENSHIP

NEW

Students wishing to prepare for U.S. Citizenship can take this class with a teacher who can guide you through American History and Government. Our instructor will prepare you for the new Citizenship test and USCIS oral interview. This class is for ESL levels: 3, 4, 5 or higher.

F $49

8:30-12:30 M-102

25400101 Klug-Morataya

**Babysitting available for an additional $30.00 fee per child. ESL students who have already paid for childcare M-TH do not pay an additional fee.

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cursos de computadoras WHAT CAN I DO TO START USING COMPUTERS?

INCREASE YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF COMPUTERS

Tired of just looking at a computer? Do you want to impress people around you? Get into action, come and join our class. Become part of today’s way of living by taking advantage of the numerous skills computers provide. We will cover basic programs such as Windows 7, the new system that makes computers operate; MS Word 2007, the popular word processor, and the Internet.

Learn Excel 2007, a program essential if you are looking for a job, indispensable if you own your own business. MS Power Point 2007 is a program with many visual presentation uses.

¿QUE PUEDO HACER PARA COMENZAR A USAR LA COMPUTADORA? ¿Cansado de solo ver a la computadora? ¿Quiere impresionar gente a su alrededor? Ponga manos a la obra e inscríbase en nuestras clases. Forme parte de la nueva era y tome ventaja de las numerosas oportunidades que las computadoras ofrecen hoy en día. Cubriremos programas básicos como Windows 7, el nuevo sistema operativo de la computadora; MS Word 2007, el popular programa que le permite crear y editar documentos y la Red (Internet).

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Sept. 8 M/W $49 Sept. 9 T/Th $49 Oct. 25 M/W Oct. 26 T/Th $49 Sept. 11 Sat. Sat. $49

12:30-4:00 E-31

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12:30-4:00 E-31

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12:30-4:00

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12:30-4:00 E-31

24329116 Wood

8:00-10:15 10:30-1:00 E-31

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AMPLIE SU CONOCIMIENTO DE LAS COMPUTADORAS Aprenda Excel 2007, un programa esencial si está buscando trabajo, indispensable si tiene su propio negocio. MS PowerPoint 2007, este programa es utilizado para hacer variadas y vistosas presentaciones. Instructor: Silvia Wood obtained her teaching credential from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has many years of experience as a Business Education Instructor and is fluent in English and Spanish.

No espere-Inscríbase ahora! Aprenda como usar la mas avanzada technología en computadoras.

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HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA LEARNING CENTER $45 per course (exact change only)

The Learning Center is a competencybased, self-paced lab where you can finish and earn your high school diploma or GED. Students are able to attend at their convenience. Instructors are available to assist you at all times. All assignments must be completed in the classroom. Four hours attendance per week is recommended.

Downey Adult School is here to help you get your diploma or GED equivalence. Our staff includes an academic counselor, registrar, and sympathetic instructors who will support you from the very beginning to improve your reading, writing, and math skills. Don’t hesitate to come to us for assistance. We will make it as easy and painless as possible.

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PROGRAM Counselor: Brian Ofner Registrar: Staff

COUNSELING HOURS: M, Tu, Th. .................................. 9:00-5:00 W...............................................11:00-7:00 F................................................. 8:00-4:00

PREPARE FOR THE GED AT HOME $45 per course (exact change only) Study at home and prepare for the GED using DVDs and written materials. Students only need to meet with the instructor once a week to review progress and assure mastery of the material. You must be currently enrolled in the Learning Center to take this class.

Pre GED GED GENERAL CLERK

$45 (exact change only) $45 (exact change only) $45 (exact change only)

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MORNINGS Start Sept. 8 M-F 9:00-1:00 19297000 L-72 Carter EVENINGS Start Sept. 8 M-Th 4:00-8:00 19297000 L-72 Carter,Sawada, Schoeman, Pittenger WEEKENDS Starts Sept. 11 S 9:00-12:00 19297000 L-72 Schoeman

ACADEMIC COUNSELING AVAILABLE

DOWNEY ADULT SCHOOL fall 2010

High School / Counseling

TEST PREPARATION $45

• CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM • TOEFL • CBEST • GED–ENGLISH & SPANISH • NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND / PARA PROFESSIONAL

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA NO TIME FOR CLASSES? STUDY FROM HOME $45 per course (exact change only) INDEPENDENT STUDY FOR ADULTS

Complete your high school diploma by studying at home. Meet with the instructor once a week and receive a new homework assignment. Reserved for Adult High School Diploma Students.

Starts Sept. 8 M-Th 3:30-7:30 17255555 L-71 Manzanares / Nevarez Starts Sept. 11 S 9:00-12:00 17255555 L-71 Manzanares / Nevarez Lab fee $60 Refundable Deposit

Instructor: Marvin Manzanares graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Education & a Supplementary Authorization in Biology.

Instructor: Robert Nevarez holds a Juris Doctorate from Western State University College of Law, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California Los Angeles.

CAHSEE English Language Arts Nov. 9, Dec. 4. Math Nov. 10, Dec. 11. Must be enrolled in academic class to take test. Registration information on page 40

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High School Diploma/GED HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS/GRAMMAR & USAGE MATHEMATICS/GENERAL MATH, INTERMEDIATE GED/CAREER TECH PREPARATION

Continue your education and prepare for a future career while earning your GED. This course is designed to teach students reading and writing skills as well as reviewing material in science, social science, and mathematics. Your learning will prepare you to take the GED exam at Downey Adult School. As a teacher directed class in a positive classroom environment, students can feel comfortable asking questions and working with peers in study groups. This is not a job preparation class, but it is the first step towards a career!

(562) 940-6200 • www.DAS.edu

M-F $75

8:30-11:30 M-101

19297400 Koo

general education development test (ged) Downey Adult School is an official GED Testing Center. The GED is a test of high school skills in the areas of Writing, Social Studies, Science, Reading, and Math. REQUIREMENTS • •

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ENGLISH TEST DATES

Age 18 or 60 days prior to 18th birthday Valid Passport, state or government ID required

The Downey Adult School Education program offers GED preparation for $45 including official practice tests. The GED test is available in English and Spanish.

TO RESERVE A SPACE A fee of $80 for Downey Adult School students who finish the class and $125 for non students (cash or money order (no checks) is due with registration. An orientation meeting is required. Exam is given once a month and space is limited. FEE IS NON REFUNDABLE

2 Day Test Friday/Saturday September 24-25 October 15-16 November 19-20 December 10-11

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SPANISH TEST DATES: 2 Day Test Friday/Friday September 10 & 17 12256209 October 29 & November 5 12256210

RETEST Proof of class is required. Retesting fee is $25. Call for an appointment. No test scores will be given over the phone. A request for a GED record taken after 1991 may be obtained by calling (866) 370-4740.

APEX CREDIT RECOVERY

This class is available for concurrent students. Priority will be given to high school students who attend Downey Unified School District high schools. Concurrent Student Voluntary enrollment forms must be completed and brought to the adult school counselor before beginning each class.

M-Th 28

3:30-4:30

$125

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parent education COME SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH YOUR CHILD! MOMMY/ DADDY AND ME Parent Education Through Parent Child Participation Parents attend, observe, and interact with their child in a pre-school setting. This program is a safe, structured, yet flexible environment providing age-appropriate activities to stimulate cognitive, social, and emotional development of the toddler to preKindergarten child. Children completing the program are equipped to enter Kindergarten with confidence. During weekly parent discussion sessions, topics are presented where parents discuss and analyze their own life skills. Teamwork, working in small groups, following teacher’s lead and networking are a significant benefit of this unique program. TB test required for Parent and Child Registration Sept. 3, 2010 Classes start Sept. 8, 2010 9:00 – 11 a.m. in the Parent Ed classroom TB test required for Parent and Child

PARENT EDUCATION THROUGH PARENT CHILD PARTICIPATION-4

Kindergarten-Fall of 2012 Parents observe and interact with their children by attending class each Tuesday. Discussion sessions focus on consistent discipline, reading readiness, community resources, and developmental stages of the 3 to 4-year-old child. Parents attend Thursday lab classes when scheduled. Lab classes provide opportunity for children to work in center groups, develop independence and social skills. Guest speakers and a Saturday father (or special person) class are scheduled.

Kindergarten-Fall of 2011 This class closely models the DUSD kindergarten experience and will facilitate a smooth transition the following year. Class curriculum includes weekly parent discussion sessions, field trips, and a complete kindergarten readiness assessment.

T $195

9:00-12:00

57718100 Ruhlen

Th

12:30-2:30

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Instructor: Diane Ruhlen has been teaching Parent Education for many years at Downey Adult School. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development from California State University, Fullerton.

T W Th $245

12:30-2:30 12:30-2:30 9:00-12:00

57719100 Ruhlen 57719100 Ruhlen 57719100 Ruhlen

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PARENT EDUCATION THROUGH PARENT CHILD PARTICIPATION-3

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Parent Education

PARENT EDUCATION THROUGH PARENT CHILD PARTICIPATION-2 Child Age 2 Years Old. Parents will continue to identify and develop life skills needed to successfully meet the challenges of their ever-changing two-yearold. Potty training, discipline, picky eaters, and the importance of reading will be some of the topics covered.

W $145

9:00-11:30

57717101 Cuevas

Instructor: Dania Cuevas holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles. She volunteers as a Girl Scout Leader and is actively involved with her two daughters.

This class will prepare you and your child for Kindergarten. Registration information on page 40

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EXERCISE & FITNESS EXERCISE & FITNESS TAKE THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE TRAINING ACADEMY This class is designed to challenge you to a higher level of fitness through all disciplines (running, sprinting, strength & learning weight lifting programs, bar workouts, medicine ball work & agility routines, bleachers and an obstacle course). The academy will include teachings in team leadership as well as anatomy.

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Instructor: Bob Miller holds a BS degree in Kinesiology. He has been involved in all aspects of personal & group training. With emphasis in athletic, special police & military demands and special needs training.

Starts Sept. 8 M-Th 7:00–9:00 $85 Downey High

59900117 Miller

DON’T SIT ANOTHER ONE OUT!! Couples Dancing + Dance Practice

10 weeks September 9–November 18 (no class on 11/11)

In this introductory level class you will learn the basics to three dances for the price of one! Night Club Foxtrot, West Coast Swing, & Big Band Swing. The 1st half of each class includes the instructional portion for level 1 beginning students. The second half of each class includes an instructor assisted dance practice for new and previous students. The class fee allows you to come learn for the 1st half, have fun dancing for the 2nd half, or take the full 90 minutes of instruction and dance practice. This class will be taught in English. No dance experience necessary. Partner required.

Th 6:00-7:30 $32/person Act. Rm.

88202328 Huntsman

Instructor: Coral Huntsman has enjoyed teaching dance since 1996. She received her dance training from the Golden State Dance Teacher’s Association.

GET OFF THE COUCH AND TAKE THAT FIRST STEP TO A HEALTHIER LIFE STYLE It’s never too late to feel as good as you possibly can! Class consists of high/low aerobic conditioning, toning upper and lower body muscles, stretching and strengthening the core muscles with the use of exercise ball, Pilates and exercise bands. Use our state of the art weight room and cardio room which consists of Treadmill, Exercise Bike, Elipitcal and Rowing Machine. Instructor: Nancy Jones B.A. Physical Education, California State University, Long Beach, Physical Education Instructor & Exercise & Fitness Instructor for over 30 years.

Starts Sept. 8 M-Th 6:30-8:30 $85 Downey High

DROP THOSE CHIPS AND COME FOR SALSA!! Salsa Dancing Level I +Dance Practice 6 Weeks September 9 –October 14 The 1st half of each class includes the instructional portion for level 1 beginning students. The 2nd half of each class includes an instructor assisted dance practice for level I & II beginning students. The class fee allows new and previous students to come learn for the 1st half, have fun dancing for the 2nd half, or take the full 90 minutes of instruction and dance practice. Class is taught in English. No dance experience necessary. Partner rotation required for instructional portion of class.

Th 6:30-9:00 $26/person Act. Rm.

88202329 Huntsman

Salsa Dancing Level II +Dance Practice

6 Weeks October 21–December 9 (no class on 11/11)

With the same format as level I, this class moves beyond the basics so you can build your repertoire of dance moves. The 1st half of each class includes the instructional portion for level II students who have completed my level I course. The 2nd half of each class includes an instructor assisted dance practice. Class is taught in English. Partner rotation required for instructional portion of class.

Th 7:30-9:00 $26/person Act. Rm. 30

59901117 Jones

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exercise & fitness RESTORATIVE YOGA Program focuses on methods that have innumerable benefits such as improved stamina, lung capacity, flexibility, blood circulation, cardiovascular performance, and release of stress. Will include: restorative and remedial yoga techniques. Bring a Mexican blanket and cotton belt. Instructor: Maya Devi, E.R.Y.T.– 500. Registered Yoga Instructor at E.500 level with Yoga Alliance International, and a professional occupational therapist. Therapist for over 20 years. She has more than 45 years experience in Yoga Therapy.

DOWNEY ADULT SCHOOL fall 2010

EXERCISE & FITNESS /ARTS CRAFTS & MORE

Instructor: Barbara De Rojas has over 40 years of teaching. She is Yoga, International and Bilingual Certified.

Sept. 14-Nov. 16 T 5:30-7:30 $45 HPEC

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Sept. 9-Dec. 9 Th 5:30-7:30 $45 HPEC

59904107 De Rojas

KNITTING AND CROCHETING Back in fashion! Learn basic stitches and how to read and understand written instructions. Advance to adjusting patterns and making designed garments/accessories. Instructor: Wanda Brainard has been employed at Downey Adult School for over 20 years. She is a graduate of California State Fullerton and has been an outstanding teacher during her time at Downey Adult School .

Sept. 13-Dec. 6 M 6:00-9:00 $75 K-81

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Sept. 10-Dec. 10 F 9:00-12:00 $75 K-83

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BLING, BAUBLES & MORE Wire Wrap Jewelry Want to learn how to make your own jewelry without using a torch and solder? Want to add that Bling without the huge cost? Then this class is for you! With pliers and metal wire learn to form great looking necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets. Everybody will be impressed with your creations, and you have saved a lot of money. Mona Doshay is very talented and is able to interpret the most complex designs into workable, simplified designs. She will encourage and guide you to create wonderful and unique pieces.

(562) 940-6200 • www.DAS.edu

ARTS CRAFTS & MORE

Instructor: Mona Doshay has a Bachelors of Art degree from Cal State Fullerton with a specialty in jewelry, fiber arts and woodworking. Mona has 30 years experience working with many different art medias.

Sept. 14-Dec. 14 T 9:00-12:30 $95 K-83

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Arts, Crafts, & More Arts, Crafts, & MOre COLOR YOUR WORLD

CHINESE COOKING

Watercolor Painting

This series provides an introduction to Chinese Cooking and the chance to prepare complete meals representative of China’s different regional styles. Together we will explore typical ingredients and techniques including the preparation of appetizers, soups, noodles, fresh vegetables, meats and other classic specialties. The skills learned in these classes will serve as the base on which you can build a repertoire of Chinese dishes.

Watercolor painting can be easy and fun! Learn basic techniques and a variety of styles and subjects as you paint along with your instructor. “Beginners welcome, results guaranteed!”

Sept. 14-Dec. 14 T 12:00-3:00 $85 K-81

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OIL PAINTING - ALL LEVELS Learn to oil paint the easy way! Simple follow-along instruction enables the student to easily learn brush techniques, color mixing, and the necessary elements and fundamentals of art. “Beginners welcome, results guaranteed!” Instructor: Linda Lee has a wealth of teaching experience as an art instructor. She has taught at the college level, taught on a number of local cable networks and conducted several workshops in oil painting.

Sept. 9-Dec. 9 Th 9:00-12:00 $85 K-81

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6 Weeks Sept. 16, 23, 30 & Oct. 7, 14, 21 Th 10:00 – 1:30 53060111 Th 5:30 – 9:00 53060117 K-83 Louie $150 (includes food & registration) BASIC COOKING 101 HOW TO BOIL WATER Every day cooking can be fun and gourmet. Cooking for weeknight meals can be easy, fun and even gourmet, if you are equipped with some experience, helpful hints, and easy recipes. The basics of cooking healthy and delicious meals are the same planning, preparation and presentation! We’ll be using fresh, seasonal ingredients to prepare a complete meal each day. You won’t have to stop at the fast food place anymore, plus you’ll save money and eat healthier too!

5 weeks T $125

Oct. 19, 26 & Nov. 2, 9, 16 5:30-9:00 53063118 K-83 Louie

Instructor: Wei-ling Louie has been teaching Asian and Chinese Cooking classes in Southern California for many years. She holds a California Teaching credential from U. C. Berkeley and San Jose State University as well as a Vocational Education Credential from Cal. State Long Beach. Let Linda Lee help you learn to paint!

Impress your family and friends with your Chinese culinary skills to cook up restaurant quality meals.

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arts, crafts, & More FLORISTRY WITH A FLAIR This class will turn the love you have for flowers into beautiful arrangements that you will do yourself. Learn to create different arranging styles such as contemporary, traditional, exotic, weddings, and special occasions. Fresh flowers will be supplied each week to help you create your own arrangement. You will learn techniques and tips to help you create attractive fresh floral arrangements for your home.

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A $12 non- refundable weekly flower fee applies

Instructor: Terri Mercurio has been teaching Floristry at Downey Adult School for many years. Terry has over 25 years experience in the floral industry.

You’ve taken lots of digital photographs, now what are you going to do with them? Come to this course and learn how to use the number one photo enhancement software. Elements is an inexpensive version of Adobe Photoshop, the leading software used by all photographers. This course will teach you how to touch up and collage your photos as well as add special effects that turn your digital images into works of art. You will gain a working knowledge of Photoshop Elements’ tools, menus, palettes, layers and filters so you can continue to work on your photos at home.

Starts Sept. 8 W 3:00-5:30 $85 C-10

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Instructor: Virginia Rooney has taught in the Downey Unified School District for over 25 years. She has worked with senior citizens since 2001 helping them develop a passion for photography and graphic arts. In 2005 she received the DUSD “Teacher Of The Year” award.

CAKE DECORATING I

CAKE DECORATING II

In this class we will cover a whole range of cake decorating techniques, from baking, torting and icing a cake to decorating a beautiful doll cake. You will learn the basics as well as professional tips. You will get to know a variety of icings and fillings as well as several useful techniques such as borders, piping, star tip designs, etc. This class is a pre-requisite for our next 2 levels.

If you’ve already taken our first level course, or have some cake decorating experience, this is the class for you. You will learn how to decorate fondant covered cakes as well as how to decorate fun new designs like a woman’s purse, shoe and a beautiful princess tiara.

10 Weeks Sept. 8-Nov. 10 (No class Oct. 11) W 7:00-9:00 $75 K-83

10 Weeks Sept. 13-Nov. 22 (No class Oct. 11) M 7:00-9:00 $75 K-83

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Starts Sept. 8 T 9:00-11:00 T 6:00-8:00 W 6:00-8:00 S 9:00-11:00 $65

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Arts, Crafts, & More

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Instructor: Patty Garcia’s career in decorating arts began as a small girl making mud pies on the playground. At fourteen, she accepted her first job in a small bakery in Ensenada, Mexico. Then she moved to Los Angeles where she worked at several bakeries around Southern California where she honed her skills and learned the business moving up from production employee to management and finally she has been teaching the art of cake decorating and gelatin making. Registration information on page 40

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Arts, Crafts & More/Classes for 55+ Arts, Crafts, & MOre TRAFFIC SCHOOL-DRIVERS EDUCATION FOR ADULTS DMV APPROVED Completion of course will result in the removal of a traffic citation from the person’s driving record. Must preregister. No refunds! No checks accepted. CASH or VISA/MASTERCARD ONLY! Class is limited to 40. A $10 additional convenience fee for walk-in registration on day of class (CASH ONLY). No one admitted after scheduled starting time. Bring your driver’s license and citation. Instructor: Steve Guthrie served over 35 years with the Downey Police Department. He has extensive experience in traffic law and has been teaching for more than 20 years. Instructor: Ken Ostling served over 40 years for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He has been teaching for more than 20 years.

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Tuesdays/ Wednesdays: Sept. 14 & 15 Oct. 12 & 13 Nov. 9 & 10 Dec. 14 & 15 T/W $45

5:00–9:00

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CLASSES FOR 55+ (Classes for 55+ already include senior discount) COMPUTER BASICS AT A SLOWER PACE II

BEGINNING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS Calling ALL SENIOR CITIZENS! You’ve taken lots of digital photographs, now what are you going to do with them? Come to this course and learn how to use the number one photo enhancement software. Elements is an inexpensive version of Adobe Photoshop, the leading software used by all photographers. This course will teach you how to touch up and collage your photos as well as add special effects that turn your digital images into works of art. You will gain a working knowledge of Photoshop Elements’ tools, menus, palettes, layers and filters so you can continue to work on your photos at home.

Sept. 8-Dec. 8 W 3:00-5:30 $75 C-10

40640108 Rooney

Instructor: Virginia Rooney has taught in the Downey Unified School District for over 25 years. She has worked with senior citizens since 2001 helping them develop a passion for photography and graphic arts. In 2005 she received the DUSD “Teacher Of The Year” award.

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Saturdays: Sept. 11 & 25 Oct. 9 & 30 Nov. 20 Dec. 4

Level I Start at the beginning with basic computer functions using the keyboard, mouse, and printer. Join this class to discover what computer terms mean, how to buy a computer, use e-mail, surf the Internet, and have fun at your own pace.

Sept. 8-Dec. 8 M/W 12:45-2:45 $95 E-33

40629115 Holt

Level II Join this class if you are a novice computer user, but want to know more about using the Internet, e-mail, e-greetings, saving pictures, and creating flyers at your own pace. All ages welcome!

Sept. 9-Dec. 9 T/Th 12:45-2:45 $95 E-33

40629105 Holt

Instructor: Kelly Holt has over 30 years experience in business and training adults and is Microsoft Office Certified. In 10+ years at Downey Adult School, she teaches computer and Brain Fitness courses to improve technology awareness. She has worked as a consultant to the State of California, Department of Education, as well as the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

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CLASSES FOR 55+ (Classes for 55+ already include senior discount) BRAIN FITNESS Would you like to think faster? Focus better? Remember more? Do you walk into a room and wonder why you are there? The latest brain research is applied when you join the fun; try out new and interesting exercises that challenge your brain. This “hands-on” class is for everyone who wants to improve memory and tune-up thinking skills. The scientifically designed program, with short class discussions and handouts, will give you visible results you can print and share. Enjoy seeing and hearing a whole new world with your freshly sharpened skills. All materials are included. No computer experience necessary. All ages welcome.

50111101 Holt As seen on PBS, learn to strengthen your mind and memory by using Brain Fitness Techniques.

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Classic and Insight Sept. 8-Dec. 16 T/W/Th 10:15-12:15 $95 E-33

Instructor: Kelly Holt has over 30 years experience in business and training adults and is Microsoft Office Certified. In 10+ years at Downey Adult School, she teaches computer and Brain Fitness courses where students gain skills and strategies to stimulate thinking and improve technology awareness. She has worked as a consultant to the State of California, Department of Education, as well as the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

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GENERAL INFORMATION general information STATE FUNDED “PROTECTED” CLASSES

All students shall pay a class fee as published in the brochure for fall, winter, spring quarters except the following: A $10 discount to students 55 years of age or older and DUSD employees and applies to all State funded classes except classes designed for seniors and Traffic School classes. EXEMPT from Class Fees are: 1. Handicapped students in residential care or community facilities.

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2. Some classes may require a nonrefundable materials fee.

DOWNEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION Members Tod M. Corrin William A. Gutierrez Donald E. LaPlante D. Mark Morris Barbara R. Samperi Martha E. Sodetani Nancy A. Swenson DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Wendy L. Doty, Ed.D., Superintendent Jerilyn King-Brown, Assistant Superintendent Kevin Condon, Assistant Superintendent ADULT SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION Phil Davis, Director, Adult Education Blanca Rochin, Assistant Principal

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Refunds Class Refund Policy • No refund without your receipt • No refund after two weeks of class start date • No refunds on textbooks or uniforms • Absolutely no CASH refunds • DAS will deduct a 10% processing fee from all refunds. • A refund will be issued within 4 weeks of request • All materials fees and books must be paid for prior to the start of class.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH All classified employees of the Downey Unified School District who wish to take adult school classes for professional growth credit need to obtain prior approval from the Professional Growth Committee and will receive a $10 discount. Contact the Classified Personnel Office at Downey Unified School District (562) 469-6645.

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general information ATTENDANCE In order for an adult school class to qualify for state funding, attendance at the first class meeting is imperative. Regular attendance is important. State funded classes which average below 21 may be discontinued. Being prompt and attending the entire session will enable you to receive full credit for the course. Please use sign-in sheets when you arrive and leave. Any student who has more than three consecutive absences may be dropped. High school diploma students must attend a minimum of 85% of the scheduled class hours in order to be eligible for credit in a class.

DISTRICT POLICY

UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURE (Procedimiento Para Demandas) Complaints alleging unlawful discrimination or failure to comply with state or federal law in adult basic education, consolidated aid programs, vocational education, child care and development programs, child nutrition programs and special education programs should be made to the Adult School Administration. Call (562) 9406200. Local civil law remedies, such as local legal assistance agencies and private legal counsel are also available and listed in the phone book under Legal Services. Demandas bajo la ley de discriminación o falta de cumplimiento con las leyes estatales o federales en la educación básica de adultos, programas de ayuda, educación vocacional, cuidado, desarrollo y nutrición de niños, y educación especial, deberán ser sometidas al Director de la Escuela de Adultos (562)940-6200.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT Sexual harassment of or by any employee or of or by any student shall not be allowed. Sexual harassment is prohibited by the Downey Unified School District and may result in disciplinary action to the offending employee or student. Sexual harassment means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature made by someone under any of the conditions delineated in Ed Code 212.5.

TOBACCO FREE WORKSPACE The Downey Unified School District Policy prohibits smoking on all district campuses and in district vehicles. Students and employees are not allowed to smoke on school grounds, parking lots, or in parked vehicles.

PUBLICITY AND PHOTO RELEASE As a student in the Downey Adult School, you may be photographed or filmed for campus or district (Downey Unified School District) displays and for other publicity and public relation purposes. Signature on the registration form indicates your agreement for these purposes. If you feel otherwise, please submit a letter to the Adult School Administration.

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This school district adheres to a policy of non-discrimination regarding race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, sex, physical handicap, medical condition, or age, and complies with the requirements of Title IX in its employment practices and education programs.

An individual or group feeling subjected to sexual harassment should directly inform the offending person/persons that such conduct must stop. Any conduct of a sexual nature following such notice may be determined to be sexual harassment. The District will take appropriate action to protect the reporting individual or group from retaliation or other forms of harassment.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

California Council for Adult Education (CCAE)

The California Council for Adult Education (CCAE) is comprised of just under 4,000 members statewide. CCAE is the largest professional organization serving adult education administrators, teachers, students and classified personnel in California and the ONLY organization that’s sole purpose is to support adult education at all levels. Downey Adult School CCAE annually awards scholarships to deserving students at our school. We at Downey Adult School would like to take this opportunity to invite you to become a member of your Downey Chapter of CCAE. If interested, call (562) 940-6264.

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INDEX INDEX A

G

Academic Counseling . ............................27 Accounting................................................16 Accounting Clerk........................................5 Adult School Diploma...............................27 Administrative Assistant.............................5 AutoCAD..................................................20 B

GED at Home...........................................27 GED en español.......................................28 General Education Development Test (GED) ......................................................28 General Information.............................36,37 H

Basic Life Support— American Heart Association.....................21 Brain Fitness............................................35 Business Communications.......................16 C

High School Subjects...............................27 I

CAHSEE Test...........................................27 Career Enhancement..........................20-22 Career Training Options........................3-22 Cake Decorating I & II..............................33 Chinese Cooking......................................32 Citizenship................................................26 Citizenship at Home ................................25 Clinical Dental Assistant.............................8 Computer Basics................................15, 34 Computers Spanish Assisted...................26 Continuing Dental Education.................8,21 Cooking Basics 101..................................32 Couples Dancing......................................30 Court Reporting....................................6, 22 Cursos de Computadoras........................26 Customer Service Representative..............4 D Data Entry...........................................14/16 Dental Assistant . .......................................8 e ESL Adv. High GED Preparation..............26 ESL Adv. High...........................................24 ESL Adv. Low...........................................24 ESL Beg. High .........................................23 ESL Conversational & American Culture.. 26 ESL Int. Low.............................................23 ESL Int. High............................................24 ESL Pronunciation & Grammar................25 ESL Registration.......................................23 Excel...................................................14, 18 Exercise and Fitness...........................30,31 f Fashion and Makeup Academy..................7 Filing...................................................14, 16 Floristry With a Flair..................................33 Frequently Asked Questions......................2

Independent Study for Adults...................27 Internet Basics.....................................14,17 IV Therapy................................................21 J Jewelry-Wire Wrap ..................................31 Job Preparation...................................14,16 K Keyboarding .......................................14,17 Knitting and Crocheting............................31 l Learn English......................................23-26 Learn English at Home.............................25 Learn English Online................................22 Learning Center . .....................................27 Listening & Understanding English thru Dictation.........................................25 LVN Review..............................................21 M Makeup Academy.......................................7 Makeup For Me-All About Eyes................20 Monster Makeup.......................................20 Medical Assistant Front Office....................4 Medical Assistant – Front & Back Office............................... 11 Medical Billing Using Medisoft.............14,16 Medical Coding....................................14,16 Medical Biller/Coder Day-Night................12 Medical Filing......................................14,16 Medical Terminology............................14,22 Microsoft Access .....................................19 Microsoft Basics..................................14,18 Microsoft Excel Advanced ..................14,18 Microsoft Excel Basics........................14,18 Microsoft Excel Intermediate...............14,18 Microsoft Outlook................................14,18 Microsoft PowerPoint..........................14,18 Microsoft Publisher..............................14,18 Microsoft Word Advanced (self paced).....17 Microsoft Word Basics.........................14,17 Microsoft Word Intermediate...............14,17 N Notary Public............................................19

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Office Skills Center .............................13-15 Oil Painting – All Levels............................32 One Stop Career Center............................3 Online Classes.........................................22 Orthodontic Assisting..................................9 P

Salsa........................................................30 School Policies...................................36, 37 Senior Classes for 55+ ......................34, 35 Skills Certification ...................................13 Slow Paced Computer Basics..................34 t

Parent/Child Participation Mommy/Daddy and Me ...........................29 Pharmacy Technician.................................6 Phlebotomy Technician I...................... 11,21 Photoshop................................................19 Photoshop Elements..................................3 Pronunciation & Grammar........................25 Q

10 Key Calculating...................................16 Table of Contents.......................................1 Test Preparation.......................................27 Traffic School . .........................................34 u

QuickBooks Pro...................................14,19 R

VN Entrance Exam Prep-Course.............10 Vocational Nurse......................................10 w

Ultimate Challenge Physical Fitness ......................................30 V

Watercolor Painting..................................32 Windows 7................................................14 Wire Wrap Jewelry...................................31 Y Restorative Yoga......................................31

We Accept VISA and MasterCard

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Refunds....................................................36 Registration Form.....................................41 Registration Information .....................40-41

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Adult School Calendar Fall 2010 September 6 (Monday).................................. Labor Day Holiday September 8 (Wednesday)............................ Fall Classes Begin October 11 (Monday).................................................No Classes November 11 (Thursday) . ......................Veterans’ Day Holiday November 12 (Friday)...............................................No Classes November 24-26............................................................ Holidays December 20- January 3........................................ Winter Break January 4...................................................Winter Classes Begin

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registration information DID YOU KNOW HOW FAST AND EASY IT IS TO REGISTER? Four Ways To Pre-Register And Reserve Your Seat ESL Students Must Register in Person

ONLINE

Register at www.DAS.edu

FAX-IN

Register 24 hours, seven days a week. Our fax number is (562) 940-6250. Please include your Visa or Mastercard information.

MAIL-IN

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Complete the registration form on the next page. Use one registration form per person. For additional forms you may photocopy the form or call us. Include your Check, Money Order, Visa or Mastercard information and mail the registration form to: Downey Adult School, 12340 Woodruff Ave., Downey, CA 90241

WALK-IN

You may register in person with Cash, Check, Money Order, Visa or Mastercard. Come in to the Downey Adult School office located on the corner of Woodruff and Imperial and one of our courteous office staff will gladly assist you!

Downey Adult School Office Hours are: Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm OR Come to the first class meeting and enroll in class. REGISTRATION ASSISTANCE STAFF Brian Ofner, Counselor Registrar Elizabeth Baños Suzanne Trujillo, ESL Brenda Jeter Maria Kulikoff

Bernice Madariaga Karina Madariaga Sandy Huntsman Sheila Huckabee, Allied health Danny Jimenez, Nursing

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• An adult is any person 18 years or older. California residency is required. •

Enrollment is on a “First Come, First Serve” basis and is limited in some classes because of physical facilities or type of instructional program. The following priorities are used if more students are interested in enrolling than can be accommodated:

1) Adults residing in the Downey Unified School District 2) Adults residing in other districts 3) High school students in the D.U.S.D.

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Downey Adult School Course Catalog - Fall 2010  

Downey Adult School Course Catalog - Fall 2010