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CAREER AND TECHNICAL

Career Technical Education and Adults in the Workforce (Including Older Adults) Pathways

Career Technical Education Programs with high employment potential

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CONTENT CLASSES

3D Printing 1  -Section 4120

Learn the basics of 3D Printing, its history and practical applications, and how to produce a 3D printed product. In this hands-on class, students will be able to print at least one 3D printed design to take home with them. Pre-Requisite: Must have basic computer skills.
E.A. Hall Middle School, Room 1,201 Brewington Avenue, Watsonville
Tue & Thur
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Salinas-Holz
Session 1: Jan 30 - Mar 2 $75
Section 4120

3D Printing

3D Printing 2 Basic -Section 4121

Students who have completed 3D Printing 1 will explore more advanced 3D printing topics and work on a project of their choosing. Students will create their own designs and learn how to refine them to create the best possible finished product. Pre-Requisite: Must have taken 3D Printing 1.
E.A. Hall Middle School, Room 1,201 Brewington Avenue, Watsonville
Tue & Thur
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Salinas-Holz
Session 1: March 26 - May 14 $125
Section 4121

Digital Photography - 1 -Section 4050

Wondering how to take better photos with your digital or phone camera, and share them from “the cloud”? In this class we will try out specific photo tips in fun, interactive daily workshops. We will learn to how to make full use of Google Photos (a free part of Gmail), organize our work into albums, edit them for quality, and easily create and order prints, a photo collage and a photo book. We will also learn how to share a photo or even a whole album of photos in a few clicks in an email. A great beginning class for both serious and casual photographers to gain both artistic and technical skills.
Green Valley Center, Room 4, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville (Section 4401)
Wed  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hamilton
Session 1: Jan 29 - Mar 4   $135
Section 4050

Digital Photoraphy - 2  -Section 4501

Now the real fun begins! Ready to make real art with your photos? In Photo 2 we will learn the basics of organizing an in-computer archive with Adobe Bridge. We will explore Adobe Photoshop’s powerful tools to enhance our photos, including how to take out unwanted elements, and learn how to make selections and use layers and masks and filters to create collages and stunning fine art in every class. No expertise at Photoshop required. We will try out new things at every step and you will receive an optional review assignment to take home! We will share and discuss our work weekly and finally we will upload and share our final portfolio using Google Photos album share.
Green Valley Center, Room 4, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Wed 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hamilton
Session 1: April 4 - May 27 $195
Section 4501

How to Sell on eBay- Level 1 - Section 4040-

Learn what you need to know to start selling on eBay. Learn how to research your items, take photographs, write descriptions, list them on eBay, ship them and collect your money safely. Discover marketable items around your house and learn to sell them safely without leaving home. Recommended prerequisites: Intro to Computers, Email and the Internet or equivalent skills.
Green Valley Center, Room 8, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Thu 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Marchisello
Session 1:Jan 30 - Feb 20 . $75
Section 4040


How to Sell on eBay- Level 2 -Section 4110-

Continue learning how to sell on eBay using advanced tools in the listing process to make your items more interesting to potential buyers. Explore more deeply what was covered in Level 1. Students are encouraged to bring items to list during class time. Recommended prerequisites: How to Sell on eBay Level 1 or equivalent skills.
Green Valley Center, Room 8, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Thu 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Marchisello
Session 1: Apr 9 - Apr 30  $75
Section 4110

How to Use your iPhone/iPad and Android Devices Section 4030, Section 4031

Learn how to use your iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Bring them in and let’s have fun learning how to do more.

Green Valley Center, Room 1, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Fri 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Marchisello
Session 1: Feb 28 - Mar 3  $75
Section 4030
Session 2: Apr 17 - May 1 $75   

Section 4031

have fun learning how to do more

Introduction to Computers, Email and the Internet  Section 4060,  Section 4061

A fun, low stress introduction to word processing, the Internet and email for beginners. Learn how to use WordPad as well as Microsoft Word. Explore the Internet and learn how to set up an Email account and send emails with attachments. Learn about the wonderful world of templates and how to use them to write resumes, make flyers, cards, invitations, and address labels. No computer experience necessary! This class is for beginners. Session 2 repeats Session 1.
Green Valley Center, Room 8, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Mon & Wed 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Marchisello $50
Session 1: Feb 24 - Mar 18   
Section 4060
Session 2: Apr 20 - May 13   
Section 4061

MS Office Applications with Spanish Support-Basic  Sections 4400,  Section 4401, Section 4402

This is the first course in the Microsoft Office 2019 series. Prepare to get a new job and learn the software skills that are required today in an office or company. We show you how to handle productivity applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. We will create professional documents, flyers, spreadsheets, charts and PowerPoint presentations in the new Office 2019 suite. Pre-Requisite: Basic computer knowledge is expected.

Prepárese para obtener un nuevo trabajo y aprenda las destrezas de software que se requieren hoy en día en una oficina o empresa. Le mostramos cómo manejar las aplicaciones de productividad como son el Microsoft Word, Excel y PowerPoint en un nivel básico e intermedio. Vamos a crear documentos profesionales, hojas de cálculo y presentaciones de PowerPoint en Office 2019. Pre-Requisitos: Uso básico de la computadora.
(NO CLASS Feb 10, 17) Lesson files
Green Valley Center, Room 4, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Tue & Thu/Mar & Jue 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Solorio
Session 1: Jan 14 - Feb 20   $40
Section 4400  

Institute of Language and Culture, Room 1, 320 Rodriguez St., Watsonville
Mon & Wed/Lun & Mie 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Garcia
Session 1: Jan 13 - Feb 19  $40 
Section 4401

Santa Cruz Center, Room a, 319 La Fonda Ave., Santa Cruz
Tue & Thu/Mar & Jue 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.   Wales
Session 1: Jan 14 - Feb 20  $40 
Section 4402 

 

MS Office Applications with Spanish Support-Level II  Sections 4301,  Section 4302, Section 4303

Prepare for your Microsoft Office Specialist Certification. This is the second course int the MS Office 2019 series. This course covers the intermediate features of Microsoft Word 2019 necessary to produce professional quality documents including Word Art, Smart Art, Mail Merge, Reports and Newsletters. It also covers intermediate features of Microsoft Excel including creating and managing spreadsheets, conditional formatting, formulas, conditional and financial functions. Pre-Requisite: Must have been enrolled in basic MS Office course or equivalent computer experience.

Prepárese para la certificación de Microsoft Office Specialist. Este curso es la continuación de la clase básica de Microsoft Office 2019. En esta clase se trabaja a un nivel intermedio y también se ven algunas funciones avanzadas de Microsoft Word como el Word Art, Smart Art, Mail Merge, Newsletters y reportes las cuales son necesarias para crear documentos de calidad profesional. También se cubre el Excel lo que es la creación de spreadsheets, conditional formatting, formulas, conditional and financial functions. Pre- Requisitos: Debe haberse inscrito en un curso básico de Office o tener la experiencia básica manejando estos programas.
(NO CLASS MAR 30, 31, APR 1, 2)
Green Valley Center, Room 4, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Tue & Thu/Mar & Jue 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Solorio
Session 1: Feb 25- Apr 23    $40 
Section 4301

Institute of Language and Culture, Room 1, 320 Rodriguez St., Watsonville
Mon & Wed/Lun & Mie 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Garcia
Session 1: Feb 24- May 6    $40
Section 4302 

Santa Cruz Center, Room a, 319 La Fonda Ave., Santa Cruz
Tue & Thu/Mar & Jue 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.   Wales
Session 1: Feb 25- Apr 23    $40
Section 4303  

MS Office Applications Excel-Level III  Sections 4301

This is the third and final course in the MS Office 2019 Series. This course covers advanced topics including tables, financial functions, what-if analyses, macros, Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts, collaboration, and much more. Pre-Requisite: Must have been enrolled in MS Office Applications intermediate level course.

Este curso es el tercero y el último en la serie de cursos de Office 2019. Aquí se cubre lo que son funciones avanzadas de Microsoft Excel como tables, financial functions, what-if analy- ses, macros, PivotTables and PivotCharts. Pre-Requisito: Debe haber tomado el MS Office Applications Level II course. 

Green Valley Center, Room 4, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Tue & Thu/Mar & Jue 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Solorio
Session 1: Apr 28 - Jun 4     $40 
Section 4301 

Pre-Apprenticeship Program Section 4220

This pre-apprenticeship course (Building Trades Program) is a basic introduction to the essential fundamentals of the crafts in the construction industry. This is a lecture-lab type of course where students are introduced to Orientation and Industry Awareness, Tool and Materials, Construction Health and Safety, Blueprint Reading, Basic Math for Construction, Heritage of the American Worker, Diversity in the Construction Industry, Green Construction, Financial Literacy. Students will gain and overview of the construction industry, attitudes and behaviors, the role of an apprentice, union membership, motivation and code of conduct, getting along at work, interview skills, and the building trades. The objective of this course is to prepare pre-apprentices toward the pathway of the Building Trades Apprenticeship programs by exposing students to the fundamentals of the construction industry.

Minimum Requirements:
•Must be interested in a career in construction
•Must be 18 years old or older
•Must possess a High School Diploma/GED/HiSET or completed higher education
•Must possess a valid Driver’s License
•Must be able to work legally in the USA
•Must be able to pass a drug screening

Successful graduates of this 144 hour class
(2 evening/week plus 4 Saturdays over 4 months) receive:

  • The Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) certificate, recognized nationwide by the Building and Construction Trades
  • An OSHA-10 certificate that you have successfully completed basic safety training
  • First Aid/CPR certificate
  • A tool bag, Red Wing work boots, and basic set of tools

Must pre-register to verify minimum requirements

Green Valley Center, Room 9, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Tue & Wed/Mar & Jue 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Staff
Saturday TBD
Section 4220

QuickBooks Section 4010

QuickBooks is accounting software useful for small and medium-sized businesses that accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and payroll functions.
Pajaro Valley Unified School District Office, Tech Lab, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Mon & Wed 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Staff
Session 1: Jan 13 - May 27   $100
Section 4010

WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate Section 440

WorkKeys is the leading job skills assessment system in the nation, measuring real world fundamental skills that are critical to job success. Some employers use the system to determine hiring qualifications. Pre-registration required due to limited seating. There will be a $10 No Show fee.
Green Valley Center
Room 4, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Every Friday 12:00 noon $75 .  Jan 17 - Jun 5    Calvillo
Section 440

WorkKeys Curriculum Section 441-

ACT WorkKeys Curriculum helps individuals build the essential career-relevant skills needed for learning, personal development and effective job performance. It’s the only curriculum built from the ground up to align with the WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate® assessments.The courses are delivered via a personalized, mobile-based learning management system. The platform delivers a meaningful learning experience and provides users with a customized study schedule and detailed instructional content.
(NO CLASS: Jan 20, mar 30, May 26)
Green Valley Center Room 4, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville Staff
Wed & Thur 4:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  De La Torre
Jan 15 - Jun 4
Section 441

 

Cake Decoration Level 1-6

Learn how to mix colors, decorate cakes with equipment bags and tips, edges, issues and figures of flowers and much more. At every level, recipe information and tips will be shared on homemade pastries and fillings for cakes with seasonal fresh fruit. Each level is more advanced and intense. This class needs to be started from the first level. The first day of every level will be an overview and orientation. It is required that each student bake their cake before class. At the end of each level, you will receive a certificate of completion. Any questions please call instructor Rosa S. Martinez at (831)724-4246.

Cake Decoration Class

 
Decoraci n de Pasteles Nivel 1-6
 

Decoración de Pasteles Nivel 1-6

Aprenda cómo mezclar colores, decorar pasteles con equipo de puntas y bolsas, bordes,tejidos y figuras de flores y mucho más. En cada nivel se comparten recetas y tips sobre reposteria, panes caseros, y se enseñan a hacer rellenos de pastel con fruta fresca de temporada. Cada nivel es más avanzado e intenso. Se requiere iniciar desde el primer nivel. El primer dia de cada nivel será un repaso y orientación. Se requiere que cada estudiante hornee su pastel antes de clase. Al final de cada nivel, usted recibirá un certificado de completacion del nivel. Cualquier pregunta llamar ala instructora Rosa S.Martinez al (831) 724-4246

Green Valley Center, Room/Salon 6, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
      Thu/Jue 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Martinez
Level/Nivel 1: Basic Steps/Pasos Básicos - Jan 16 - Feb 13- $100
Section-7010
Level/Nivel 2: Flowers and Paste/Flores de Pasta -Feb 20 - Mar 12- $100
Section-7011 
Level/Nivel 3: Two Tier Dec./Decoración de dos pisos y más -Mar 19 - Apr 23-  $100
Section-7012 
Level/Nivel 4: Basic Fondant/Crema Fondant Básica -Apr 30 - Jun 4 -  $100
Section-7013 


    -Fri/Vie- 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Martinez
Level/Nivel 5: Inter. Fondant/Crema Fondant Intermedio -Jan 17 - Feb 7- $100
Section-7014 
Level/Nivel 6: Advan. Fondant/Crema Fondant Advansado -Feb 14 - Mar 6- $100
Section-7015 

Jobs 101 -Section 409-

Students now registered at Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education in combination with your present academic goals (high school diploma, GED or HiSET) are invited to attend our 21st Century Careers learning lab. Get the help, guidance and career coaching you’ve been waiting for.
Green Valley Center, Room 5, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Friday 12:00p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Staff
Session 1: Jan 17 - Jun 5   Free for current students
Section 409

Topics Include:

• Understanding the people at work
• Who’s hiring now
• Get ready for that interview
• How to ask for more money
• Am I a good employee?
• Interest Inventory
• Goal setting/time management • Internships
• Transferable skills
• Career assessments

• Career planning activities • Job search
• Resume
• Letter of Introduction
• Mastering soft skills for workplace success
• Build your resume vocabulary
• Changing jobs
• Keeping Jobs
• Clear decision making techniques • I want to be the boss

College Planning - College Cost: Are You Concerned? Sections 1001 & 1002
Do you have child(ren) in high school? Are you hoping that they get into a good college? Are you worried that you won’t be able to afford it? If so, this 2-evening class will show you how to: 

 

  • Use high school years wisely. Classes to take, when to test, extra curricular’s, etc. 
  • Understand what colleges are looking for
  • Search for colleges that are a good fit and that you can afford 
  • Write an effective essay or personal statement
  • Understand the college financial aid process
  • Save money on college costs - pay wholesale, not retail prices 

A successful college search experience takes time and effort. It rarely happens by accident. Oftentimes, the families that achieve the best outcomes plan ahead - they don’t procrastinate. Call Adult Education office at 831-786-2160 for more information. 
Institute of Language and Culture, 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville 
Thu 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Shapiro 
Section 1001      TBD      FREE
Section 1002      TBD      FREE