Noncredit Adult and Continuing Education Services

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Welcome to the Noncredit Adult & Continuing Education Services Center!

 

NACES will be offering remote services for the rest of the semester

 

Student Service Hours

 

Zoom ID: 914 6803 9526
Monday - Friday 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday - Thursday 03:00 pm - 07:00 pm
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323.388.3339 (Mario)

424.281.9057 (Melvin)

 

Mission Statement

The Noncredit Adult and Continuing Education Services (NACES) Center provides student-centered services and learning opportunities that enable noncredit students to achieve their personal, academic, vocational, and civic goals in order to transition to credit programs and become more active members of their communities.

 

NACES Department Assist students in:

  • Noncredit counseling and advising
  • Transitioning from noncredit to credit classes
  • Preparing for college-level English and Math courses
  • Becoming a United States citizen
  • Bridging to become a more active member of work and community
  • Preparing to pass the High School Equivalency Test
  • Student registration and enrollment assistance
  • Noncredit new student orientation and assessment
  • Student referrals to on-campus and community agencies
  • Pre-employment training to prepare for a career in social services
  • English as a Second Language, Computer Literacy, Building & Construction, Custodial Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, and In-Home Support Services Courses
  • Providing a computer lab for academic purposes
  • Completing the GED test on campus
 

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. ESL Noncredit students will identify campus resources.
  2. All GED/HiSET participants will demonstrate the HiSET registration process.
  3. New ESL noncredit students will demonstrate the LASC email login process.
 

 

 

STEPS
DESCRIPTION
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1A) - Create an Open CCC Account  (Go to lasc.edu and click on Apply Now) 

1B) - Click the Noncredit Application button if you are enrolling in noncredit courses only.

1C) - Sign in to your OpenCCC Account and fill out the admission application for Los Angeles Southwest College.

NOTE: Wath this VIDEO to fill out the Noncredit Admissions application. You will receive your student ID number via email within 1-3 business days from LACCD.  

 

NOTE: Steps 2-5 will be completed when meeting with a noncredit counselor.

After receiving your student ID #, please contact:

  • Edith Hernandez-Cabrera at 323-388-3341 or
  • lascnaces@lasc.edu.  
2

NONCREDIT NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

This orientation will introduce you to LASC, our policies and procedures as well as give you an overview of the different resources and support services that are available for your success.

3

TAKE THE NONCREDIT ENGLISH EVALUATION

If you are enrolling in English as a Second Language (ESL) or citizenship preparation, you will be provided with an English language evaluation for a proper level recommendation.

4

COMPLETE YOUR EDUCATIONAL PLAN

The counselor will assist you in selecting appropriate classes that meet your educational goals.

5

REGISTER FOR CLASSES

You can register for classes online at mycollege.laccd.edu

 

 

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Edith Hernandez-Cabrera 

 

Look at the Noncredit Class Schedules:

 All students must log into the PeopleSoft SIS portal MyCollege.laccd.edu and click the Canvas link to access their online classes.

SIS Login ID -  Your 9-digit Student ID Number (example:  881234567  or  991234567 )

SIS Password -  Students will use the same password to access the new PeopleSoft SIS and Canvas.

NOTE: You should have access to Canvas the same day you register for a course. It may take up to 2-4 hours after registration before your login works if the semester has started. New students will create a password the first time logging in.

 

TUTORIALS ENGLISH SPANISH
Instructions for Activating Subtitles (CC)   PDF
How to enter Canvas VIDEO VIDEO
Change the language to Spanish in Canvas VIDEO VIDEO
How to download the Canvas Application to your phone VIDEO VIDEO
How to enter your email VIDEO VIDEO
How to download and use Zoom on your phone VIDEO VIDEO
How to translate all your English emails to a different language VIDEO VIDEO
How to forward your school email to your personal email VIDEO VIDEO
How to speak with your counselor online VIDEO VIDEO

 

NACES - STAFF TITLE EMAIL
Laura I. Perez Dean of Continuing Education PerezLi2@lasc.edu
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera Counselor Cabrere@lasc.edu
Melvin Chilin SFP - Program Specialist ChilinMa@lasc.edu
Mario Romero SFP - Program Technician RomeroMc@lasc.edu
Sulma Ruiz SFP - Program Technician RuizSd@lasc.edu
Elmer Cardona SFP - Program Technician Cardonee@lasc.edu
Rosa Rodriguez Student Services Aide Gutierr3@lasc.edu
Jose Perez Student Services Aide PerezJo@lasc.edu
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Noncredit Programs

If you are interested in taking college credit courses but are unsure of how it all works, take our free noncredit program to prepare you. This program will prepare you for college-level courses if you haven't been to college in a while or ever.

Description:
The Academic Success Certificate of Completion is designed to provide instruction to assist students to strengthen their academic readiness to undertake or progress in college-level academic and CTE programs.
Requirements:
Be an active LASC student, noncredit orientation, and meet with a noncredit counselor.
Course Requirements:

Academic Success Certificate of Competency:

  • Basic Skills 023CE
  • Basic Skills 005CE or 75CE
Counselor:
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

You may have been in difficult situations over the course of your life, such as experiencing homelessness, incarceration, mental health challenges, and substance use. And, it may have made it difficult to find work. Yet, social service agencies have found people with these lived life-experiences have valuable attributes for working with clients who are currently experiencing homelessness. Because of this, LASC offers Careers for a Cause, an innovative and enterprising pre-employment training program for those who have had these lived life-experiences and are looking for entry-level positions in the homeless services sector. By offering an 8-week cohort program that builds soft skills and has supportive case management while you're in the program, Careers for a Cause can prepare you to work in this field. This program will teach you fundamental information about the nature of the work you will be doing. It will take you through a detailed orientation of the homeless services network, called the Coordinated Entry System. You will also learn about the principles that agencies follow when working with clients using the "housing-first, trauma-informed care, harm reduction, client-centered" approach. All of this will benefit you by giving you critical knowledge your future employer will not need to train you on, saving them time and money and giving you a leg up on the competition. This program has already played a critical role in increasing social service workers to those experiencing homelessness. It is also an extremely in-demand career that is as rewarding as it is difficult. Your life experiences can help change the lives of so many here in L.A. and beyond.

 

Description:
Careers for a Cause is a pre-employment training program offered by LASC to prepare South LA residents to compete for careers in social services. Participants receive a stipend and case management to support participation in the training. At the end of the program students receive a CTE Career Exploration Certificate from LASC.
Requirements:
Information Session; Application; Interview; Orientation
Course Requirements:

CTE Career Exploration Certificate of Competency:

  • Voc Ed 073CE
  • Voc Ed 096CE
Program Coordinator:
Allison Upstill - UPSTILAM@LASC.EDU
Counselor:
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

Are you a U.S. permanent resident? Do you want to be a U.S. citizen, but do not know how to start or prepare for the process? LASC NACES can help. We have helped many students prepare to become U.S. citizens through free classes. We offer two preparation courses all year round. Classes are offered in English or in Spanish. We also assist students with practice interviews and filling out the USCIS naturalization application.

 

Description:
This program prepares students with the communication skills, understanding, and use of the English language to successfully pass the US Citizenship oral and written exams.
Requirements:
Be an active LASC student, noncredit orientation, and meet with a noncredit counselor.
Course Requirements:

ESL for Citizenship:

  • ESL NC 104CE
  • ESL NC 105CE
Counselor:
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

Technology skills are essential in today's environment. This program offers two levels of computer literacy for those who are new to computer usage and those who know the basics but want to learn more.

 

Description:
This certificate is designed to equip students with basic computer literacy skills necessary for success in college and the workforce.
Requirements:
Be an active LASC student, noncredit orientation, and meet with a noncredit counselor.
Course Requirements:

Basic Computer Literacy for College and Career Success:

  • VOC ED 003CE
  • VOC ED 290CE
Counselor:
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

Want a job at Los Angeles International Airport? Check out the HireLAX program, a collaboration partnering LASC with Los Angeles World Airports, and Parsons Corporation, among many other organizations, where you will learn the skills you will need to succeed in construction builds, and have a position at the world-renown LAX once you complete your Certificate program. This eight-week program will train you in everything you'll need to know to have an in-demand, high-paying construction career while building your confidence for a bright future. 

 

Description:
This certificate will prepare students to meet the application requirements for entry into construction-related apprenticeship programs and entry level constructionpositions in the public and private sector.
Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent, social security number, program information session, interview, and orientation.
Course Requirements:

Building and Construction Trades Certificate of Completion:

  • VOC ED 252CE
  • VOC ED 096CE or ESL NC 012CE
Program Coordinator:
 
Counselor:
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

Due to the current pandemic, custodial services are in high demand. Sanitation and sterilization are essential services for any company. Join our free 8-week certification program to learn the ins and outs of maintaining a clean and safe environment for everyone.

 

Description:
The program will prepare students to meet the application requirements and job seeking and retention skills necessary for entry-level custodial positions in the public and private sector.
Requirements:
Be an active LASC student, noncredit orientation, and meet with a noncredit counselor.
Course Description:

Custodial Technician Preparation Certificate of Completion:

  • VOC ED 060CE
  • VOC ED 096CE or ESL NC 012CE
Counselor:
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

Do you want to learn how to read, write, and speak English? Is English your second or third language and want to improve it? Whether you want to improve your English skills or learn a new language, you are in the right place. LASC NACES offers free ESL classes varying from levels 0 through 6.

 

Description:
ESL courses will prepare students with little or no English language skills to develop basic language skills to prepare them for community participation, further study, entry-level employment, or preparation for vocational training.
Requirements:
Be an active LASC student, noncredit orientation, and meet with a noncredit counselor.
Counselor:
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

 

Certificates

CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS: DESCRIPTION
ESL Life Skills
  • ESL NC 007CE
  • ESL NC 008CE
This certificate will prepare students with little or no English language skills to develop basic language skills to prepare them for community participation, further study, entry-level employment, or preparation for vocational training.
Beginning Low ESL
  • ESL NC 100CE
  • ESL NC 101CE
This certificate will prepare students to achieve the beginning low-level English language competencies needed to function independently in a variety of vocational, community, and academic situations.
Beginning High ESL
  • ESL NC 102CE
  • ESL NC 103CE
This certificate will prepare students to achieve the beginning-high level English language competencies needed to function independently in a variety of vocational, community, and academic situations.
Intermediate Low ESL
  • ESL NC 106CE
  • ESL NC 107CE
This certificate will prepare students to achieve the intermediate-low level English language competencies needed to function independently in a variety of vocational, community, and academic situations.
Intermediate High ESL
  • ESL NC 108CE
  • ESL NC 109CE
This certificate will prepare students to achieve the intermediate-high level English language competencies needed to function independently in a variety of vocational, community, and academic situations.
Advanced ESL
  • ESL NC 025CE
  • ESL NC 052CE
This certificate will prepare students to achieve the advanced level English language competencies needed to function independently in a variety of vocational, community, and academic situations.
ESL Communication Skills*
  • ESL NC 044CE
  • ESL NC 053CE
This certificate will prepare students with the English language conversation, listening and speaking skills needed to participate in their communities, further studies, acquire entry-level employment, or prepare for vocational training.
ESL Transition
  • ESL NC 054CE
  • ESL NC 055CE
This certificate will prepare students to achieve the advanced level English language competencies needed to transition to credit academic or CTE programs.

*Will not be available until courses resume to in-person on campus

 

Have you been wanting to prepare for the GED or HiSET test? Is the high school equivalency certificate stopping you from achieving your career or educational goals? Take our free high school equivalency (HSE) preparation classes. This program focuses on math, reading, writing, social studies, and science. Once you are ready to take the test you can take it on campus. This program will also prepare you to transition to college-level credit classes.

 

Description:
This program will provide the necessary instruction in adult basic and secondary education needed to pass a high school equivalency test and be successful in vocational and academic college programs.
Requirements:
Attend a noncredit orientation and meet with a counselor.
Course Requirements:

High School Equivalency Test Preparation Certificate of Competency:

  • Voc Ed 034CE
  • Basic Skills 005CE or Basic Skills 075CE
GED Coordinator:
Rosa Gutierrez - GUTIERR3@LASC.EDU
Counselor:
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

Do you want to help others? In-home supportive services is a free program that will allow you to assist the elderly and disabled in the comfort of their own home. This program will prepare you to be equipped with the skills necessary to take care of others.

 

Description:
The coursework and hands-on training provided in the In-Home Supportive Services Certificate of Completion curriculum is designed for students desiring to become an in-home supportive services provider, home health aide or personal care aide.
Requirements:
Be an active LASC student, noncredit orientation, and meet with a noncredit counselor.
Course Requirements:

In-Home Support Services Certificate of Completion:

  • VOC ED 408CE
  • VOC ED 096CE
Counselor:
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

Do you want to become a California Certified Phlebotomist Technician? The academic coursework and clinical training provided in the Phlebotomy Technician I Certificate of Completion curriculum can help you become a California Certified Phlebotomist Technician I.

 

Description:
This certificate is designed for students planning to become a California Certified Phlebotomist Technician I. After completion of the program and passing the approved certifying exam, the students will be eligible to apply for certification by the Laboratory Field Services, California Department of Public Health.
Requirements:
High School Diploma or equivalent; social security number; medical records, background check, interview, orientation.
Course Requirements:

Phlebotomy Technician Certificate of Completion:

  • Voc Ed 381CE
  • Voc Ed 382CE
Program Coordinator:
Victoria Cutler - CUTLERMV@LASC.EDU
Counselor:
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

Want to work with solar panels or energy solar power? This free program is for you! Learn the basics of alternative and renewable energy technology in the residential and commercial solar industry.

 

Description:
This certificate prepares students for work in the residential and commercial solar industry. This program emphasizes the integration of practical and theoretical knowledge of photovoltaic technologies.
Requirements:
Be an active LASC student, noncredit orientation, and meet with a noncredit counselor.
Course Requirements:

Photovoltaics Certificate of Completion:

  • VOC ED 426CE
  • VOC ED 417CE
  • VOC ED 428CE
Counselor:
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

*Will not be available until courses resume to in-person on campus

Do you want to become a nurse? Did you know you have to take the TEAS exam? Want to be better prepared? This free course will help you prepare for the nursing entrance exam, the TEAS.

 

Description:
This course provides an overview and review of these areas and is not intended to provide in-depth instruction. This course may be adapted for cohorts preparing for specific assessments or exams.
Requirements:
Be an active LASC student and meet with a counselor.
Course Requirements:
Basic Skills 023CE * this course is a general course for test preparation, when you enroll, make sure it is for the TEAS and not for HSE or any other test prep.
Counselor:
Edith Hernandez-Cabrera - CABRERE@LASC.EDU

*Will not be available until courses resume to in-person on campus

Note: In order to receive an Academic Success Noncredit Certificate, you must also take and pass Basic Skills 005CE or 075CE.