Course Catalog

 

AUTOMOTIVE

Auto Body Repair

 More Information will be available in December

Introduction to auto body repair. Covers current industry standards on vehicle construction, metal straightening techniques, use of body fillers, MIG welding, removal and replacement of bolted and welded auto parts. Shop Safety practices will be covered. Hands-on class.

Prerequisite: None

Textbook:  Classroom lecture, Handouts

Day Time Room Date Fee
T 6:00-9:00 P.M. ONLINE 1/26/21 - 5/4/21  $270*

 

HEALTH SCIENCE & MEDICAL

Medical Terminology

Learn and recognize word roots, prefixes, and suffixes used in medical language. Learn how to combine words to create meaningful medical conditions as well as comprehend their definition and know the correct spelling.

Emphasis on medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, communication, medical ethics, and legality. This class meets the prerequisites for the Medical Assistant Back Office class.

Prerequisite: None

Textbook:  Quick and Easy Medical Terminology, by Peggy Leonard 9th Ed.

Instructor:  Miramontes

Day Time Room Date Fee
M 5:30-9:30 P.M. ONLINE 1/25/21 - 5/3/21 $250*

Medical Assistant

This 760-hour medical assistant course is a one year program, consisting of eight modules and a month of externship. Each module meets daily for five to six weeks. At the end of the course, students will demonstrate mastery in front and back medical office procedures and take the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Students may begin the program at the start of any module, as space is available.

Call 408-723-6450 for registration details.

Prerequisite: 8th-grade equivalent reading level, TB Test results, proof of current immunizations, complete physical exam.

Textbook:  Included in class fee

Instructor:  Safari

Day Time Room Date Fee
M-F  8:30-11:30 A.M.  ONLINE 9/1/20 - 5/26/21 $2,100*  
M-F  12:30-3:30 P.M.  ONLINE 9/1/21 - 5/26/22 $2,100*  

Medical Assistant Back Office

Assist physicians in the back office or clinic, medical lab and EKG. A 120-160-hours clinical assignment at a different site by arrangement is required.

Prerequisite: High School reading level and passing Medical Terminology with a “C” or better. A physical exam, shots (TB, Tdap, Flu, Titer) are required by the fifth week of class.

Textbook:  Clinical Procedures for Medical Assistants, Bonewit-West, 9th Ed,ISBN 978-032337719; and Study Guide, ISBN 978-032351030

Instructor:  Miramontes

Day Time Room Date Fee
T, TH 5:00-9:00pm ONLINE 9/1 - 12/10 $625*

 

MANUFACTURING

Welding, All Levels

Instruction includes Oxyacetylene, Flux-cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW), Metal Inert Gas (MIG), and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG). Students furnish personal equipment and some consumable items.

Certificate earned upon successful completion.

Prerequisite: None

Textbook:  Discussed in class

Instructor:  Cannizzaro

Day Time Room Date Fee
T, TH 6:00-9:00 P.M. ONLINE 1/26/21 - 6/6/21 $585*

 

BUILDING MAINTENANCE

Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Students learn the theory and thermodynamics of Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and
Heating Systems repair and maintenance. Students learn to read and draw pictorial
wiring diagrams and learn to convert pictorial diagrams to ladder schematics. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Green certification available. Hands-on application.

Prerequisite: None

Textbook: Discussed in class

Instructor: Falcone

Day Time Room Date Fee
T, TH 6:00-9:00 P.M. ONLINE 1/26/21 - 5/6/21 $410*

 

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL): ONLINE

The Silicon Valley Adult Education Program offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes from basic literacy to advanced levels. Classes assist students in developing reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and pronunciation skills to succeed in a global society.

The Silicon Valley Adult Education Program offers English Language (ESL) classes
from basic level to advanced levels. Classes assist students in language acquisition by developing skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing. We strive to make each individual successful in our international society. In addition, we offer a robust EL Civics Program. Please ask you registrar for more details.

Prerequisite: All students will take the CASAS assessment for placement before they are registered in a class.

All Levels (1-6)
Day Time Date Fee
M - F 8:30 - 11:30 A.M. 9/1/20 - 5/26/21 FREE
M - TH  6:00 - 9:00 P.M. 9/1/20 - 5/26/21 FREE

 


Listening and Speaking Class

Adult Basic Skills Classes: ONLINE

Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes build skills for the workplace and review basic skills in reading, writing, and math. The purpose of the class is to raise the levels of competency so students can

be promoted to the High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation or the High School Diploma (HSD) programs. In ABE, students may earn elective credits transferable to the High School Diploma program.

Prerequisite: All students will take the CASAS Reading and Math assessment for placement before they are registered in a class.

Day Time Date Fee
M - F 8:30-11:30 A.M. 9/1/20 - 5/26/21 FREE
 M - TH  6:00-9:00 P.M. 9/1/20 - 5/26/21 FREE

*You may enroll and begin anytime after the start date.

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PREPARATION CLASSES (GED OR HiSET)

OVERVIEW

In March 2014, California approved the use of three high school equivalency tests (GED®, HiSET®, and TASC™) for students 18 years old and older for the purpose of receiving a California High School Equivalency Certificate. 

High School Equivalency Preparation (GED or HiSET): ONLINE

Silicon Valley Adult Education offers High School Equivalency classes in English. Registration is free for HSE classes. All students will take the CASAS Reading and Math assessment for placement and meet with a counselor before they are registered in a class. Students must be able to speak, read, and write English.

Prerequisite: All students will take the CASAS Reading and Math assessment for placement before they are registered in a class.

Textbook:  Provided in the classroom

Instructor: Staff

Day Time Date Fee
M - F 8:30-11:30 A.M. 9/1/20 - 5/26/21 FREE
 M - TH 6:00-9:00 P.M. 9/1/20 - 5/26/2021 FREE

*You may enroll and begin anytime after the start date.

For more information, please visit our website at www.metroed.net/SVAE or call 408.723.6450.

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA: ONLINE

Silicon Valley Adult Education provides the opportunity to attain a high school diploma by concentrating on one subject at a time. Classes are offered during the morning and evening to accommodate student schedules. Classes are designed for adult students to complete the courses necessary for their high school diploma. Students work at their own pace on individual course plans.

Silicon Valley Adult Education is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). All of the offered classes meet the requirements for high school.

Graduation Requirements:

  • English 40
  • World History 10
  • U.S. History 10
  • U.S. Government 5
  • Economics 5
  • Mathematics 10
  • Algebra 10
  • Biological Science 10
  • Physical Science 10
  • Fine Arts or Foreign Language 10
  • Electives 70
  • Computer Literacy (Recommended)

Total Semester Credits:  190


Prerequisite: All students will take the CASAS Reading and Math assessment for placement before they are registered in a class.

Textbook:  Provided in the classroom

Instructor: Staff

Day Time Date Fee
M - F 8:30-11:30 A.M. 9/1/20 - 5/26/21 FREE
M - TH  6:00-9:00 P.M. 9/1/20 - 5/26/21  FREE


 

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