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Career Technical Education Programs with high employment potential

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.
Location: TBD
Date: TBD

Thur  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Salinas-Holz
Session 1
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.
Location: Green Valley Center 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville
Date: Oct 8 - Nov 19
Thur  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Salinas-Holz
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.
Location: TBD
Date: TBD

Wed  1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hamilton
Session 1: TBD
Section 4050

Digital Photography - 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.
Location: TBD
Date: TBD

Wed 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hamilton
Session 1: TBD
Section 4501

RegisterHow 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.
Location: TBD
Date: Sep 10 - Oct 1
Thu 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Marchisello   $75
Session 1Section 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.
Location: TBD
Date: Oct 22 - Nov 12
Thu 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Marchisello   $75
Session 1: Section 4110

RegistrationHow 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.
Location: TBD
Fri 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Marchisello
Session 1: Oct 9 - Oct 23   -Section 4030
Session 2: Nov 6 - Nov 20   -Section 4031

have fun learning how to do more

RegisterIntroduction 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.
Location: TBD
​​​Mon & Wed 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Marchisello $50
Session 1: Sep 14 - Oct 7  -Section 4060
Session 2: Oct 26 - Nov 23  -Section 4061

RegisterBasic Computer and Chromebook Skills - with Spanish Support

Help your kids distance learning needs. Understand how a Chromebook works and become familiar with some Google tools like Google Classroom. You will also learn the basic computer skills to create basic documents, navigate the internet, manage files and create emails. This course will cover typing, mouse skills and computer software.
Location: Online (Students will receive their instructors contact information,  and how to get started)
Mon & Wed/Lun & Mie 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Garcia 
Section 9992
Session 1: Aug 24 – Sep 30
Session 2: Oct 5 - Nov 25

Location: Online (Students will receive their instructors contact information,  and how to get started)
Tue & Thu/Mar & Jue 3:30 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. Swim
Session 1: Aug 24 – Sep 30
Session 2: Oct 5 - Nov 25
Section 9991

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RegisterMS Office Applications with Spanish Support-Basic  

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.

Must attend mandatory online orientation (English-Only Classes) on Monday Aug 17th at 

Orientación en línea obligatoria para los estudiantes con Spanish Support on Tuesday Aug 18th at 6:00PM (students should contact for a Google Meet invitation)

Lesson files
Location: Online (Students will receive their instructors contact information,  and how to get started)
Tue, Wed & Thu/ Mar, Mié , Jue 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Solorio
Aug 18- Sep 24   $40  (Spanish Support)
Session 1Section 4400  

Location: Online (Students will receive their instructors contact information,  and how to get started)
Aug 17- Sep 24   $40  (English Only)
Mon & Wed  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Wales
Session 1Section 4401

RegisterMS Office Applications with Spanish Support-Level II 

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.

Location: Online-With Spanish Support (Students will receive their instructors contact information,  and how to get started)
Sep 29 – Nov 12    $40
Tue &Thu/ Mar &Jue 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Solorio
Session 1:  Section 4301

Location: Online- English Only.(Students will receive their instructors contact information,  and how to get started)
Sep 28 – Nov 12    $40
Mon & Wed  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Wales
Session 1: Section 4302 


RegisterMS Office Applications Excel-Level III

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. 

Location: Online (Students will receive their instructors contact information,  and how to get started)
Nov 17 -Dec 10     $40 
Tue & Thu/Mar & Jue 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Solorio
Session 1: Section 4301 

RegisterPre-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

RegisterWorkKeys 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.
Location: TBD
Every Friday 12:00 noon $75     Calvillo
Aug 21 - Dec 18
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: Nov 11, 25, 26)
Location: TBD
Wed & Thur 4:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  De La Torre
Aug 19 - Dec 17
Section 441


RegisterCake 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 -Aug 20 - Sep 10- $100
Level/Nivel 2: Flowers and Paste/Flores de Pasta -Sep 17 - Oct 8 - Mar 12- $100
Level/Nivel 3: Two Tier Dec./Decoración de dos pisos y más -Oct 15 - Nov 5-  $100
Level/Nivel 4: Basic Fondant/Crema Fondant Básica -Nov 12 - Dec 10 -  $100

Fri/Vie 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Martinez

Level/Nivel 3: Two Tier Dec./Decoración de dos pisos y más-  Aug 21 - Sep 11-  $100
Level/Nivel 4: Basic Fondant/Crema Fondant Básica -   Sep 18 -Oct 19 -  $100

Level/Nivel 5: Inter. Fondant/Crema Fondant Intermedio -Oct 16 - Nov 6- $100
Level/Nivel 6: Advan. Fondant/Crema Fondant Advansado -Nov 13 - Dec 11- $100

RegisterJobs 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.
Location: TBD
Friday 12:00p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Staff
Session 1:  Date: Aug 21 - Dec 18   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

RegisterCollege Planning - College Cost: Are You Concerned?
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. 
Location: TBD
Thu 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Shapiro 
Section 1001      TBD      FREE
Section 1002      TBD      FREE

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