The short-term Career Technical Education (CTE) certificates are a series of courses to help you find a new job or advance in your current one. Most short-term CTE certificates also include industry-recognized certification. Take an individual course or take multiple to earn a certificate!

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Computer Applications Courses:

ADLTED 761

Computers - Level 1

Introduction to the basic functions and uses of the computer, including: using the keyboard and mouse; browsing the internet and online purchasing; creating an email account for sending and receiving messages; creating and saving documents. This course is a requirement of the Basic Computer Operations Certificate.

Fall 2018

  • Southwest Santa Rosa Center (Santa Rosa, CA)
    Class will be held in Room 2 of the SWC. The deadline to register for this class is: 8/26/18
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  • Cali Calmecac School (Windsor, CA)
    Class will be held in the computer lab. The deadline to register for this class is: 9/1/18
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  • Southwest Santa Rosa Center (Santa Rosa, CA)
    Class will be held in Room 2 of the SWC. The deadline to register for this class is: 9/2/18
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ADLTED 762

Computers - Level 2

Introduction to the basic functions and uses of the computer, including: creating and editing email contact and distribution lists; creating events and invitations in a calendar program; formatting texts of paragraphs in documents.

Fall 2018

  • Southwest Santa Rosa Center (Santa Rosa, CA)
    Class will be held in Room 102 of the SWC. The deadline to register for this class is: 8/27/18.
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  • Southwest Santa Rosa Center (Santa Rosa, CA)
    Class will be held in Room 2 of the SWC. The deadline to register for this class is: 10/14/18.
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  • Cali Calmecac School (Windsor, CA)
    Class will be held in the computer lab. The deadline to register for this class is: 10/29/18.
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  • Southwest Santa Rosa Center (Santa Rosa, CA)
    Class will be held in Room 2 of the SWC. The deadline to register for this class is: 10/30/18.
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ADLTED 763

Computers - Level 3

Introduction to the basic functions and uses of the computer, including: creating email folders; using complex word processing operations; basic principles of Excel. This course is a requirement of the Basic Computer Operations Certificate.

Fall 2018

  • McDowell Elementary (Petaluma, CA)
    The deadline to register for this class is: 8/26/18
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  • Southwest Santa Rosa Center (Santa Rosa, CA)
    Class will be held in Room 102 of the SWC. The deadline to register for this class is: 10/8/18
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ADLTED 764

Introduction to Student Information Systems

Introduction to the basic functions and uses of the computer as they relate to using a school district’s programs, website, and student information systems. This class is an elective; it is not required for the certificate program.

Fall 2018

  • Southwest Santa Rosa Center (Santa Rosa, CA)
    Class will be held in Room 102 of the SWC.
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  • Southwest Santa Rosa Center (Santa Rosa, CA)
    Class will be held in Room 2 of the SWC.
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  • Cali Calmecac School (Windsor, CA)
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Business Courses:

ADLTED 751

How to Start Your Small Business

Learn the skills you need to start or improve your small business. Students will learn how to: 1) Understand & evaluate a business idea, 2) Develop a business concept, 3) Navigate government regulations, 4) Understand business operations and procedures. This course is a requirement for the Starting a Small Business Certificate.

 

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ADLTED 752

Small Business Finances

Overview of the financial aspects of operating a small business. Topics include: credit and personal budgeting; financial record-keeping; managing cash flow; banking; choosing an adequate record keeping system; and financing a small business. This course is a requirement for the Starting a Small Business Certificate.

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Finance Courses:

ADLTED 723

Financial Mathematics

This course applies mathematical computation with decimals, fractions, and percentages to personal finances, including budgeting, saving, and planning for future financial security. It is required for students to enroll in ADLTED 792: Planning for the Financial Future. This course is a requirement for the Financial Literacy Certificate.

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ADLTED 791

Personal Finances

Overview of personal financial management skills, positive banking relations, and achieving financial security. Topics include: personal budgeting; saving; credit; appropriate use of credit cards; banking services; consumer installment loans; and buying real estate. This course is a requirement for the Financial Literacy Certificate.

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ADLTED 792

Planning for the Financial Future

Students will learn to review an individual financial situation, develop financial goals for retirement and identify appropriate means to achieve these goals. Topics will include: financial goal setting, life insurance, different types of retirement accounts and investment options. It is required for students to enroll in ADLTED 723: Financial Mathematics. This course is a requirement for the Financial Literacy Certificate.

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Construction Courses:

CONSTRUCTION SCOE

Basic Construction Skills

This basic construction course offers essential knowledge and skills that are needed to work in an entry-level construction job. The class will offer classroom instruction and hands-on learning working on construction projects. The format of the course is accelerated and intended to get the students prepared to enter the workforce rapidly. This course is taught primarily in English with bilingual (English & Spanish) teaching assistance.

Fall 2018

  • 180 Studios (Santa Rosa, CA)
    This class is Tuesdays & Thursday, 5:30-8:30 pm.
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  • Hanna Boys Center (Sonoma, CA)
    This class is Tuesdays & Thursday, 5:30-8:30 pm.
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Landscape Courses:

ADLTED 743

Plants & Environmental Conditions

Introduction to green gardening and landscaping with an emphasis on occupation-specific terminology and communication skills using common phrases for interacting with clients or future employers.

 

Fall 2018

  • Healdsburg Community Center (Healdsburg, CA)
    The deadline to register for this class is: 10/3/18
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