Welcome to the NOCCCD School of Continuing Education
Christine Terry, Provost
Change. Cultivated. Possibilities.
The School of Continuing Education works to create a culture of possibilities, where students can access resources to learn about opportunities made possible through education. It is our hope that this class schedule will prompt some of you to consider new options in employment, educational achievement, or expanding personal competencies. What if you are not sure if you want to become an administrative assistant or a medical assistant? Attend one of the information workshops listed in the class schedule and learn about the requirements and employment options as well as the coursework and time commitment.
Have you been out of school for a number of years? Enroll in one of SCE’s open-entry Learning Centers to review necessary skills and then transition to the High School Diploma Program. Sign up for SCE’s Adult College and Career Transition services to receive guidance, tours, and registration assistance when you are ready for Cypress College or Fullerton College. Have you been thinking about starting your own business or supplementing your income? Take a look at some of our fee-based classes such as Using Facebook and Linkedin for Business or Couture Dressmaking or Photography.
Instill the love of learning early and peruse the Kids’ College and Teen Program classes for the children in your life. The possibilities are many! We hope to see you this spring, cultivating exciting changes in your life.
SCE wishes all students and faculty members a safe and enjoyable spring break during the week of April 2, 2012. Following are the campus hours for your information:
Hours for April 2-5, 2012:
No SCE classes held, but administrative offices are open during the following hours:
* Anaheim Campus - Mon-Thurs, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
* SCE Cypress Center - Mon-Thurs, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
* SCE Wilshire Center - Mon-Thurs, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Hours for April 6-8, 2012:
No SCE classes held; all SCE campuses closed.
The three SCE campuses will open for the first day of 2012 Spring Term on Monday, April 9, 2012. We look forward to seeing you then!
COMMUNITY MEMBERS CAN ATTEND ONE OF THREE NEW INFORMATION WORKSHOPS ON THE PERSONAL CARE AIDE CERTIFICATE COURSE
Community members interested in gaining job sills in an accelerated time frame can attend one of the three upcoming information workshops on the Personal Care Aide (PCA) course. SCE’s PCA course is designed to prepare students to provide or support activities of daily living, personal care, and homemaker services to elderly and disabled individuals needing assistance to remain safely and independently in their own home or in a care facility. The course is free, but students must qualify. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate of completion.
The employment outlook in the PCA field is good. The number of Aides is expected to grow much faster than the average growth rate for all occupations. This is due to the aging of the population and the increasing number of people who want to remain in in the familiar surroundings of their home.
The PCA Information Workshop will provide students information on the eligibility criteria along with an overview of the PCA Program, the registration process, and the employment outlook. Students are encouraged to attend one of the following Information Workshops:
* Wednesday, 3/28/12, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at Anaheim Campus-Room 105
* Wednesday, 3/28/12, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Anaheim Campus-Room 105
* Thursday, 3/29/12, 5:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. at Anaheim Campus-Room 101
All workshops will be held at the Anaheim Campus (1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim, CA 92801). Please be on time; latecomers will not be admitted. This is a four-week course starting on April 9, 2012 and runs Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 714-808-4915.
Opportunities for adults with disabilities will be promoted at the Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) of the North Orange County Community College District’s School of Continuing Education (SCE) annual Transition Night, held this year at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the Anaheim Campus (1830 W. Romneya Drive, Anaheim, CA 92801).
Members of the community are invited to attend this free event to learn more about the independent options for living, working and attending educational programs for adults with disabilities. Special presentations will be made on experiencing college life, SCE’s mobility (transportation program) and job preparation courses, independent living skills, protection and advocacy for adults with disabilities. A workshop will also be presented on how individuals can access services and what to do if access is denied.
SCE student ambassadors will provide tours of the campus and program classes as well as hosting a student art exhibit, career exploration tables, and a “Dress for Success Fashion Show.”
Vendors from over 40 community agencies will also share information including those with independent living and house programs, social security, transportation agencies and education programs, including Cypress College and Fullerton College.
Click here for the 2012 DSPS Transition Night agenda (page 4) and a list of the vendors attending (pages 2-3).
For more information, or if special accommodations are needed to participate in the event, please contact SCE’s DSPS office at 714-484-7057.
Did you miss the college resource fair? Don’t worry! You can still learn all about Fullerton College at these upcoming tours, hosted by the SCE Adult College and Career Transitions (ACCT) Program:
FULLERTON COLLEGE CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM TOUR
Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
If working with children is in your career plan, then you’ll want to attend the SCE walking tour of Fullerton College Child Development Program this Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Come see it for yourself - meet college instructors, see classrooms and visit the Child Development Lab School! You won’t want to miss it. Students should meet on the west side of Fullerton College building 1400, just outside the double glass doors. Park in Student Lot 4 (SCE/NOCCCD parking permit required). See the Fullerton College map for more details.
FULLERTON COLLEGE CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION OVERVIEW TOUR
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 11:0 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
SCE students will go on a walking tour of the Fullerton College campus and get an overview of many of the college’s Career Technical Education programs. Tour begins at 11:00 a.m.; students should meet at 10:45 a.m. at the SCE Wilshire Center’s high school diploma program lab, located in Room 118 at 315 E. Wilshire, in Fullerton. Park in the SCE student lot at Wilshire. This walking tour will include visiting campus services and student hot spots!
Please RSVP by calling 714-808-4677. For further information about Fullerton College, visit their website at www.fullcoll.edu.
Look for upcoming tours of Cypress College coming during the SCE Spring Term!