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Classes from WVOC

In person Certified Nursing Assistant Classes

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-This competency-based course offers an overview of anatomy, physiology, nutrition, medical terminology and an introduction to diseases and disorders. Emphasis is given to safety principles, infection control and the philosophy of nursing. This course also integrates methods for meeting the social and psychological needs of the patient. Nursing skills and clinical procedures are practiced in the classroom skills laboratory before being demonstrated in community health facilities.


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In person Cosmetology Classes

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The Cosmetology Program is California State Board-approved1 and designed to prepare individuals for California's licensing examinations. Students will receive competency-based, hands-on instruction and practical experience. Program topics include: State regulations, basic chemistry, health and safety, hazardous substances, electricity, bacteriology, infection control, sanitation, anatomy and physiology. It emphasizes techniques used in the care and beautification of hair, skin, and nails.


$2,500 total

Home Health Aide: Supplemental

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This competency-based supplemental course that follows the Nursing Assistant Long-term Care course, which is it's prerequisite. This competency-based course trains students to give basic nursing care in the home setting. Emphasis is given to the philosophy of nursing, safety principles in the home, and infection control methods as used by the home health aide. Nutrition in relation to maintenance of health is stressed. Integrated throughout the program are methods for meeting the social and psychological needs of the client. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.


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In person HVAC Classes

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This program is comprised of three courses taken in sequence. Students are provided with technical instruction and project-based experience in residential and commercial heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. Students will receive hands-on instruction and practical experience. Program topics include: resource management, OSHA 10, trade mathematics, and employability skills. It emphasizes techniques, tools, and materials required for a career in HVAC.


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In person Pharmacy Technician Classes

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-This course is designed to prepare students for employment in a pharmaceutical setting. The class consists of theory and clinical preparation to include: medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmaceutical settings, duties and responsibilities of a Pharmacy Technician, pharmaceutical terms, abbreviations and symbols, metric and apothecary systems, drug requirements, record-keeping, dispensing prescriptions, knowledge of manufacturing, and packaging and labeling of drug products.


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Physical Therapy Aide certification

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-This course prepares students to provide basic physical therapy treatment in health care facilities. Instruction includes: employability skills, workplace safety and infection control, ethical and legal standards, interpersonal skills, and medical terminology. It presents an overview of selected anatomy and physiology systems as well as the disorders and treatments for those bodily systems.


$300 total

About school

West Valley Occupational Center is a school that empowers students to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to secure rewarding employment in various fields. It provides a variety of vocational programs, ranging from healthcare and cosmetology to culinary arts and auto technology. The school combines theoretical instruction with practical experience to prepare students for success in the workforce.

In the Los Angeles area

6200 Winnetka Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91367