Community Services is one function of the Community College. The Community Education Program at Los Angeles Southwest College offers a variety of non-traditional activities for the purpose of meeting the individual and community needs not served by the College degree or certificated programs. There are no transcripts or grades.
Offerings include educational, cultural and recreational activities as well as seminars and workshops. The Community Services programs for adults (18 and over) include short-team non-credit activities in personal development and skill improvement. Special programs have been designed to meet the needs of youth (ages 6 – 18) in the skills improvement area, and activities are offered for enrichment in such areas as languages and performing arts; however, a small fee is charged for some activities. The Community Services Program establishes linkages with related college and community programs to supplement and coordinate other than existing offerings.
Foster/Kinship Care Education (FKCE)
Come to FKCE when you:
- Take care of a relative’s child
- Think you would like to care for a child in the “system”
- Need to complete mandated state foster care education
- Care for other’s child/children and want to improve your parenting skills
Los Angeles Southwest College is known for their large Foster/Kinship Care Educational Program that we have been offering for over 10 years. We are proud of our contribution to the community and are dedicated to doing our best in serving the Los Angeles Southwest Community Family.
Because you make a difference, our job is to help you make that difference.
Update your caregiver skills and knowledge at Los Angeles Southwest College Foster/Kinship Care Education Program Department. For more information, contact us at (323) 241-5288.
Independent Living Program (ILP)
This program provides independent living skills training to Los Angeles foster youth, ages 16 – 21, through 18 area community colleges. Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) Independent Living Program (ILP) Coordinators refer foster youth to Para Los Ninos, Youth Develpoment Program (YDS) ILP for the training. Outreach Advisors personally recruit foster youth to participate in the program and college Program Directors coordinate the program at the college level.
Provides tutoring to youth in foster care, ages 13 - 15, through an interagency agreement with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. Classes include information on Relationships, Self-Esteem, Dating, Sexuality, Teen and Peer Pressure. There will be many guest speakers to encourage and motivate students.
Young Scholars Summer Camp Youth Program
Starting June 20, 2011 - August 14, 2011 Discount Days - Now through June 2nd
This program is an 8 weeks unforgettable summer camp for 1st grade through 8th grade. From 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. we have our Enrichment Program which covers the following; Reading, Math, English and Science. Lunch is served from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. which we do provide. From 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. we have our Special Workshops, Arts & Crafts, Sports and Dance (Choose one special p.m. workshop only for the entire 8 weeks). Camp days are Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Field trips are every Friday. Hot Lunch and Afternoon snacks offered Monday through Thursday, Sack Lunch on Friday.
Swimming Lessons for Children
Swimming Lessons for Adults
These classes are offer during the months of June through August. Classes are held through the week andon Saturdays. for more information contact the office (323) 241-5288
Pre-Service Classes for Foster/Kinship Care Providers
Medical Foster Care Pre-Service Education Program Schedule Rate “F” Certification Training for Foster Parents (16 Hours)
You must be a Foster Parent for two years or have a medical background in order to take these 16-hours (4 session) F-Rate pre-service class. January 25th, 26th,2011 and February 2nd. and 3rd, 2011.
Specialized Foster Care Pre-Service Education Program Schedule Rate “D” Certification Training for Foster Parents
December 1st, 3rd, 6th, and 9th, 2010
Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) Foster Care Providers interested in caring for children in foster care who are assessed by the Department of Mental Health as D-Rate. The D-Rate is for children who exhibit severe and persistent emotional and behavioral problems in a family home setting. Resource Parent must have 18 hours of renewal classes
This program provides an overview of the process in which a relative caregiver needs to go through in order to care for a relative who is a dependent of the court and has been placed in out-of home care.
Permanency & Safety Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting (PS MAPP)
The Goal of the PS-MAPP Group Preparation and Selection Program is to prepare individuals and families to make an informed decision about becoming foster, adoptive or foster/adoptive families. The decision is made with the child welfare agency and is based on the capability and willingness to take on the "role" and develop the skills needed to foster and/or adopt. Foster and adoptive families who make good decisions and grow in their new roles work best with the agency, birth families and others. These partnerships help children and youth have stability and permanence with a family.
Upon completion of this one-day workshop, the American Red Cross will certify you for one year in community CPR. Community CPR covers adult, child, and infant in CPR rescue breathing, obstructed airway and more. The cost for CPR is $50.00. Date: December 4, 2010, January 22, 2011
March 05, 2011, and April 02, 2011 Time: 9:00am - 3:30pm
Upon completion of this one-day workshop, the American Red Cross will certify you for three years in standard first aid. First Aid covers sudden illness, fractures, bleeding, shock, stroke, etc. The cost for First Aid is $30.00. Date: December 11, 2010, January 29, 2011, March 12, 2011, April 09, 2011,
Time: 9:00am - 3:30 pm
Medical Insurance Billing - A Certificate Program for:
- Medical Insurance Billing I - $200.00
- Medical Insurance Billing II - $200.00
- Start Your Own Billing Service From Home - $200.00
Registration fee includes a comprehensive insurance billing manual, plus all claim forms needed to bill. Certificate issued.
Medical Insurance Billing l
Medical Billing 1 is something you must know if you are interested in entering the medical world. One of the physician’s most valued employee’s is the one who does the insurance billing. Class developed for the novice, learn step-by-step:
- How to bill Medical, Medi-Cal & private insurance companies
- How to look up diagnosis & procedure codes using the actual CPT and ICD-9 codebooks
- How to fill out the HCFA 1500 claim form (accepted nationally by insurance companies)
- Learn about paper VS electronic billing
- How to follow-up on unpaid claims
- How to bill the patient for their portion of the claim
- Basics of Managed Care and how it works
- Organization you can join to network with other billers
Medical Insurance Billing II
This class picks up where Medical Billing l left off by teaching you:
- How to bill Worker’s Compensation & Personal injury cases
- How to file for liens and dealing with attorneys
- Learn to complete claims using the HCPCS codes
- How to handle legal situations in the billing office
- How to follow-up on unpaid claims
- How to find employment in this field
Start Your Own Billing Service From Your Home
Most medical practices receive more than 70% of their income from insurance companies. Doctors seek professionals who are committed to keeping themselves updated in an area with constant changes in form completion, billing procedures, and coding. Course covers;
- Different types of services in the field;
- How to set up your fees
- Licensing requirements
- Equipment needed and start-up costs
- Where to obtain billing software packages
- Successful ways to market your services
- Sample promotional literature
Notary Public Seminar
Would you like to earn extra income and build a small business of your own? Why not consider becoming a Loan Document Signing Agent or a Notary Public. You might even want to renew your Commission! The Training Seminar is designed to equip the participant with the knowledge to be a "proficient" Notary and "Pass the State Exam"! Covered are: Performing Notarial Acts/Practices, Journal Recording, Legal and more. It is recommended t hat you bring a sack lunch and highlighter pen. There is an in-class cash material fee of $40.00 which includes the seminar workbook and a Notary Public Journal Record Book. Attention: To take the State Proctored Examination, you must bring two #2 pencils; have one of the following forms of identification: Driver’s License, State ID Card, Passport or Active Military ID and a $40.00 check made payable to the Secretary of State. Please register at least 3 week early to assure the administering of the State Exam at (323) 241-5288. Registration fee is 60.00.
How to Become a Certified Notary Loan Signing Agent
Already a Notary? Now What? Learn how you can easily turn being a Notary into a "flexible" part-time or full-time career! A Certified Loan Document Signing Agent is a trained Notary skilled in executing a loan signing and notarizing the loan documents within the real estate/mortgage community. Because you are already a Notary, you are halfway there! You can earn $50-$150 per signing within an hour or less. Enroll to learn how to maximize your Notary income. you will learn: duties/limitations of the Signing Agent, industry terms, pre/post signing procedures, handling difficult situations, presenting loan documents, special notary skills needed, marketing, securing clientele, taxes for the notary. BONUSES! Live-Interactive Loan Document Demonstration and Certification Exam. Why be Certified? Many companies only recognize Notaries who are certified, signifying special training and skill
Real Estate Appraisal: A Buinsess/A New Career
Real Estate sales may boom or bust, but appraisals are done every day. Here's an opportunity that can lead to a high paying job or an independent profession. Spend a fast-paced evening learning about this exciting career, how to enter the field and advance to the next professional level.
Screenwriting Warriors: Basic Training
There are many ways to write a script. Some are convoluted, some are impossible to apply, and most take too much time. If you want to write (then rewrite) a script quickly and well, as a professional level of craft and aspire to market a script as quickly as possible, then come lear how not to paint yourself into a corner. This is the quickest, most direct method of creating, writing and selling a script you'll find anywhere. You don't have to buy software or a book to do it - it's just common sense and a practical approach.
Pitching Your Film/TV Project
If you have a chance to tell someone about your idea or script, there is only one way to do it well, but many ways to do it wrong. If you want to develop a bulletproof presentation (as well as elephant hide), come learn the right way to pitch your project, get people interested in you, and make a deal instead of a mess.
SAT Preparation and Tutorial Classes are offer here at Southwest College to accommodate various levels of student preparedness. This SAT review course will familiarize students with the format of the SAT and teach testing techniques and
strategies. Tutoring classes are offered on Mondays, and Wednesdays, Session Review Friday right before the test from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Fee: $200.00 Book Fee: $30.00 ( bought in the bookstore) January 3rd - January 21, 2011, February 14th - March 11, 2011, or April 12th - May 6, 2011
GED Preparation Workshop
This 10-week workshop will prepare you for all five GED subject areas: Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Writing. Practice exams will be given. Emphasis will be placed on the content and nature of the GED exam. GED is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Registration fee is $100.00 and the Textbook is $30.00 in the bookstore.
Read All Day and Get Paid For It
Nose always buried in a book? Spend all your spare time reading? Why not get paid to do what you love? This half-day intensive training is also an entertaining way to find jobs, market your talent and learn what scams to avoid. Part-time and full-time work is available on flexible schedules from home, while traveling or at the office.
Writing for Magazines
Want to write, but a novel's too daunting and a script takes too long? Start your writing career quickly and easily with submissions to magazines. Don't be discouraged? Learn who to approach, what they're looking for, how to approach them and the scams to avoid. Part-time writing can lead to a full-time career, artistic satisfaction and the pride of seeing your name in print.
Grant Writing Fundamentals
An invigorating, informative, hands-on workshop created for new and experienced grant writers, executive directors, organizers, board members, community volunteers, development officers, and individuals who want to get a detailed look at the grant writing process. Participants will be introduced to relevant information for a successful grant proposal. You will learn how funding is announced, how applications are judged, and how to construct each element of a winning proposal.
American Home Inspectors Training (AHIT)
This training is your national company for the industry's best home inspection training, marketing and support programs. Our mission is to train and provide ongoing support to you to enable you to either start and operate your own successful home inspection business or to be a significant contributor in an established company. American Home Inspectors Training is your one-stop home inspection training company for tools, inspection reports (both written & software based), marketing and support services you need to get your inspection business up and running quickly. Our step-by-step processes and our extensive experience coupled with our proven track record of successfully preparing and supporting thousands of home inspectors, makes American Home Inspectors Training the right choice for you. We are absolutely committed to your success in your home inspection business and we are with you every step of the way. Our collaborative, team approach to your success enables you to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself. We have assisted thousands of people to start and grow their own companies and we are ready to help you! For more information on enrolling in this course, please visit www.ahit.com/affiliates/lasc.
We have a variety of onlines classes offered through Community Services, visit www.ed2go.com/lasc
Business Courses, Career Ideas, Career Development, Personal Enrichment, Basic Computer Literacy, Computer Applications, Test Preparation, Digital Photography, Languages Personal Finance and many more.
- Certified Occupational Safety and Health Training
- 10-hours OSHA Construction Safety Training, 10-hours OSHA General Industry Safety Training
Occupational safety and health Administration: Construction safety training is and excellent course for experienced foreman and supervisors already in the construction field to refresh there memory about the OSHA regulations. The Army Corps of Engineers health and Safety Requirements Manual EM 385-1-1 require leadsment to have completed at least the 10 hour OSHA Construction training every three years. The class covers Electrical, Fall Protection, Scoffolds, Excavations, Stairs and Ladders, material handling, Storage, Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators and Conveyors, Vehicles, Heavy Equipment and Forklifts.
Easy Ways to Register
Drop by Community Services in the Student Service Building, Office 206 to register for Extension courses.
You can pay by credit card, money order and of course cash.
Call (323) 241-5288 to get directions to our office.
Cash, Money or Charge
Please make all money orders payable to Community Services. We also accept Visa and MasterCard