This is a summary of the 22-week course in General Business Occupations. The course is based largely on a combination of classroom lectures, demonstrations and hands‑on experience to prepare the participants for employment in the office environment. The goal of this course is to provide students with the necessary skills for entry-level employment in an office environment.
General Business Occupations - The average number of hours to complete all course work is 770 instructional hours. Course completion is based on competency attainment and actual instructional hours may vary. The course stresses fundamental skills such an English, math, introductory computer, office skills and job search/retention skills.
Sample job description:
CLERK-TYPIST - DOT Code 219.362-010
Compiles data and operates computer or typewriter in performance of daily clerical duties involved in the maintenance of business records and reports. Types business correspondence, reports and forms specific to business. Maintains files, records and listings. Performs a variety of general office duties. May provide basic accounting functions.
This is a summary of the 12-‑week course in General Cooking Occupations. The course is based largely on hands‑on experience and teaches basic skills for employment in cooking occupations and food service. The General Cooking Occupations program provides training in the planning and preparation of foods for the food service industry. The training also includes sanitation requirements for the proper cleaning of equipment, cooking utensils and work area. The objective of this program is to give students the entry-level job skills necessary, including sanitation and safety measures; to compete for employment as cooks and prep/line cooks in full‑service restaurants. Instruction is given through demonstrations, hands‑on participation, handouts, lectures, videotapes, and cookbook assignments. Instruction is enhanced by meeting the demands of the cafeteria at the Central Valley Occupational Center facility. Evaluation and assessment is accomplished by written and/or verbal performance testing procedures.
General Cooking Occupations - The average number of hours to complete all course work is 420 instructional hours. Course completion is based on competency attainment and actual instructional hours may vary.
Sample job description:
COOK - DOT Code 315.361-010
Prepares, seasons and cooks soups, meats, vegetables, desserts and other foodstuffs for consumption in hotels and restaurants. Reads menu to estimate food requirements, orders food and stores food items. May be involved in all aspects of meal preparation, cooking and seasoning and serving meals. May work in a variety of preparation capacities depending on the menus of particular institutions.
This is a summary of the 22-week course in Welding and Industrial Maintenance. The course is based largely on hands-on experience and teaches basic skills of the welding trade. The Welding and Industrial Maintenance Program provides basic training in the areas of:· Gas and Oxyacetylene Cutting & Welding
The purpose of the Welding Program is to give students the entry-level job skills necessary to enter the welding trade or maintenance mechanic field.
Instruction will be provided through lectures, demonstrations, testing procedures and hands‑on participation. The Welding training is geared to the ability and progression of the individual student because of the variances in learning abilities different levels of maintenance skills. Formal classroom training is an integral part of the Welding Program. However, emphasis is placed on hands‑on participation.
Welding and Industrial Maintenance - The average number of hours to complete all course work is 770 instructional hours. Course completion is based on competency attainment and actual instructional hours may vary.
Sample job description:
WELDER - DOT Code 819.384-010
Welds metal components together to fabricate or repair products, such as machine parts, plant equipment, mobile homes, motors, etc., according to layouts, blueprints or work orders, using brazing and a variety of arc and gas welding equipment.
This is a summary of the 12-week course in Retail Sales Cashier. The course is based largely on a combination of classroom lectures, demonstrations and hands‑on experience to prepare the participants for employment in the retail sales environment. The goal of this course is to provide students with the necessary skills for entry-level employment in the sales industry. Evaluation of competencies gained is made through written performance testing.
Sample Job description:
SALES CLERK - DOT Code 290.477-014
Obtains or receives merchandise, totals bill, receives payment and makes change for customers in a variety of retail stores. May stock shelves, counters, or tables with merchandise. Sets up advertising displays or arranges merchandise to promote sales. Stamps, marks or tags price on merchandise. Wraps or bags merchandise for customers, cleans merchandise, shelves, and work area as necessary. May keep records of sales, prepare inventory of stock, or order merchandise.
This component provides private-sector employers with a very simple and inexpensive way to train new employees. It is an extremely effective way for employers to train new employees to the business.