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Daytime Administrative Medical Programs

Successful program completion provides eligibility to sit for National Certification in all programs listed below. (High School Diploma or Equivalent may be required for National Medical Assisting Certification) All textbooks and scrubs included in program cost.

Start Building Your Medical Career Now! Administrative Medical Assistant

9 Weeks

Become a Nationally Certificated Administrative Medical Assistant. Learn all the skills needed to handle the busy and demanding medical office in our state-of-the-art Front Office Lab with fully functioning medical office and computers for every student. Program Includes: • Computer Training for the Medical Office • Ethics & Medical Legalities • Beginning Insurance Billing &Coding • Phone Techniques & Triage • Pharmacology Recognition • Introduction to Electronic Health Records • Computerized Appointment Scheduling • Simulated Medical Office • Basic Medical Terminology • CPR/1st Aid

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Mon-Thurs: 8:30am-1:00pm #6001.102 September 21-November 24, 2015 #6001.103 November 30, 2015-February 18, 2016 (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16 & 2/15/16) 4-week Externship Included!

Medical Insurance Billing & Coding

Room 2

$1,950

9 Weeks

Billing & Coding specialists play key roles in the medical industry. Learn to run the business side of the medical office to ensure medical facilities provide the best patient care. Through hands-on training, Our National Certificated course in Medical Insurance Billing and Coding will give you the skills needed to start your career. Our course is industry-focused and taught by experts with current real-world experience. Program Includes: • Accurate code assignment • Use of ICD-9,CPT& HCPCS texts • Insurance claims& billing • Charge, payment & adjustment of postings • Reading EOB’s • Accounting & business applications • HIPAA laws • Implementation of ICD-10 Mon-Thurs: 1:30-4:00pm #6002.202 September 21-November 24, 2015 #6002.203 November 30, 2015-February 18, 2016 (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16 & 2/15/16)

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$1,650



Electronic Health Records

It is now mandatory for all medical offices to convert their paper charts to digital records. This NEW course allows the student to learn the features, function and workflows of medical office management systems using a live electronic medical record system. NATIONAL EXAM FEE INCLUDED! Monday-Thursday, 4:30-6:00pm #6003.202 September 28-November 24, 2015 #6003.203 December 7, 2015-February 18, 2016 (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16 & 2/15/16) Prerequisite: Administrative Medical Assistant, see above)



8 Weeks

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Medical Office Administration Program

$899

Medical job opportunities will be best for those who have a variety of medical skills. Add Medical Billing & Coding, Electronic Health Records to our Administrative Medical Assisting Program for sound administrative training specifically for medical offices. Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-4:00pm #M602.102 September 21-November 24, 2015 #M602.103 November 30, 2015-February 18, 2016 (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16 & 2/15/16)

Includes all textbooks and a set of scrubs! 4-week Externship Included

Easy payment plans available. Call Wendy (805) 497-2761 ext. 1011

9 Weeks

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$4,100

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Daytime Clinical Medical Programs

Successful program completion provides eligibility to sit for National Certification. (High School Diploma or Equivalency may be required for National Certification) Many of our programs include externships (see below). All textbooks, scrubs, and CPR/1st aid included.

Start Building Your Medical Career Now! Administrative/Clinical Medical Assistant

18 Weeks

Become a Nationally Certificated Medical Assistant. A Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting the physician with patient care as well as being responsible for administrative and clerical tasks. The Program includes the complete Administrative Medical Assisting program (on the previous page) PLUS: • Vitals, Triage, Point of Care Tests • Venipuncture • Introduction to EKGs • Injections • Patient Prep and Assessment • Sterilization Techniques & Procedure set-ups • Basic Medical & Lab Terminology • Basic Instrument Recognition • Back Office Medical Charting • Basic Anatomy & Physiology • CPR/1st Aid

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Mon-Thurs: 8:30am-1:00pm #M601.101 September 21, 2015-February 18, 2016 #M601.103 November 30, 2015-April 28, 2016 (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16, 2/15/16 & 3/28/16-4/1/16) 4-week Externship Included!



EKG Technician

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Room 2

$3,500

12 Weeks

EKG technicians work in physician’s offices, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities and organizations and can also work for insurance companies to provide data for health and life insurance policies. Includes: • Detailed Anatomy & Physiology of the heart • Introduction to components, function, and proper use of the EKG machine • Medical disease processes & terminology • The normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement • Medical ethics & legal aspects of patient contact • Electrocardiography • 12-lead placement & other practices Friday: 8:30am-1:00pm #6004.102 October 16, 2015-January 22, 2016 (no class 12/21/15-1/1/16 & 1/18/16)



Phlebotomy Technician

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This class is available to add to any medical package for a full Phlebotomy Technician certificate. Program includes mandatory externship. Program includes: Basic Phlebotomy • 20 hours of mandatory Basic Didactic instruction • Circulatory system • OSHA regulations • Finger puncture techniques • Venipuncture with vacutainer • Making blood slides Advanced Phlebotomy • 20 hours of mandatory Advanced Didactic instruction Wednesday, 1:30-6:30pm #6095.102 September 2, 2015-November 18, 2015

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Clinical Medical Technician

The Clinical Medical Technician program blends all of the healthcare courses above with sound clinical training specifically for medical offices. Opportunities will be best for those who have a background in a variety of clinical skills as well as an understanding of medical terminology and office protocols.

24 Weeks

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9 weeks: Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-1:00pm 15 weeks: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri, 8:30am-1:00pm Wednesdays, 8:30am-6:30pm #M603.101 September 21, 2015-March 24, 2016 #M603.102 November 30, 2015-June 30, 2016 (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16, 2/15/16 & 3/28/16-4/1/16) Includes all textbooks and a set of scrubs



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Easy payment plans available. Call Wendy (805) 497-2761 ext. 1011

Rooms 1 & 2

$4,999

Daytime Medical Assistant Program Packages

Save on our discounted packages that will make you even more valuable to any doctor’s office All packages include CPR/1st Aid, all books and scrubs. Successful program completion provides eligibility to sit for National Certification. High School Diploma or Equivalent may be required for National Certification exam. Payment Plans available for all programs! Call Wendy (805)497-2761 ext. 1011.

Administrative Medical Assistant/ Billing & Coding Specialist

9 weeks

Includes: Administrative Medical Assistant program with a specialization in Billing & Coding. 4-week MA externship! (For eligible students) Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-4:00pm #M604.102 September 21-November 24, 2015 #M604.103 November 30, 2015-February 18, 2016 (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16 & 2/15/16) Room 2 $3,375

Administrative & Clinical Medical Assistant/ Billing and Coding Specialist 18 weeks

Administrative & Clinical Medical Assistant/ Billing & Coding Specialist/Phlebotomy Technician 20 weeks Includes: Administrative & Clinical Medical Assisting, Billing & Coding and Phlebotomy Technician programs. 4-week MA externship and 2-week Phlebotomy externship (for eligible students). 9 weeks: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:00pm 11 weeks: Mon, Tue, Thurs 8:30am-1:00pm; Wed 8:30am-6:30pm #M616.101 September 21, 2015-February 24, 2016 #M616.102 November 30, 2015-March 3, 2016 (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16 & 2/15/16) Rooms 1 & 2 $5,400

Includes: Administrative & Clinical Medical Assistant program with a specialization in Billing and Coding. 4-week MA externship! (For eligible students)

Administrative & Clinical Medical Assistant/ Phlebotomy Technician 20 weeks

9 weeks: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:00pm 9 weeks: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-1:00pm #M605.101 September 21, 2015-February 18, 2016 #M605.102 November 30, 2015-April 28, 2016 (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16 & 2/15/16) Rooms 1 & 2 $4,650

Includes: Administrative & Clinical Medical Assistant program with a specialization in Phlebotomy Technician. 4-week MA externship and 2-week Phlebotomy externship (For eligible students)

Administrative & Clinical Medical Assisting/ Billing & Coding Specialist/ EHR Certification 18 Weeks Includes: Administrative & Clinical Medical Assisting, Billing & Coding and EHR Certificate programs. (EHR exam fee included). 4-Week MA externship (for eligible students) 9 weeks: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-6:00pm 9 weeks: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-1:00pm #M614.101 September 21, 2015-February 18, 2016 #M614.102 November 30, 2015-April 28, 2016 (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16 & 2/15/16) Rooms 1 & 2 $5,149

9 weeks: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-1:00pm 11 weeks: Mon, Tue, Thurs 8:30am-1:00pm; Wed 8:30am-6:30pm #M607.101 September 21, 2015-February 24, 2016 #M607.102 November 30, 2015-March 3, 2016 (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16 & 2/15/16) Rooms 1 & 2 $4,500

Administrative & Clinical Medical Assistant/EKG Technician

24 weeks

Includes: Administrative & Clinical Medical Assisting program with a specialization as an EKG Technician. 4-week MA externship (for eligible students) 9 weeks: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-1:00pm 15 weeks: Monday-Friday 8:30am-1:00pm #M613.101 September 21, 2015-March 24, 2016 #M613.102 November 30, 2015-June 10, 2016 (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16 & 2/15/16) Rooms 1 & 2 $4,199

Comprehensive Medical Office Management Package

24 Weeks

This intensive package focuses on the preparation of the Medical Assistant for increasing management responsibility within the medical office or clinic. In the comprehensive Medical Certification Training Package, students will complete all of the classes listed on pages 1 & 2 and be ready for entry level management opportunities. Includes 4 week MA externship plus 2 week Phlebotomy externship(for eligible students) PLUS: • Apply management theory to effectively supervise medical office staff • Measure & Record Patient Vital Signs • Problem solving & medical office management • Assist with examinations & minor surgery • Employ computer applications to perform business activities • Administer oral and injectable medications • Medical billing and insurance payments • Perform Phlebotomy & Point of Care Testing & CLIA Waived Testing • Provide patient instruction in health promotion and wellness • Perform electrocardiography

Students must attend both sessions 9 weeks: Mon-Thurs 8:30am-6:00pm 15 weeks: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:30am-1:00pm Wed 8:30am-6:30pm #M611.101 September 21, 2015-March 24, 2016 #M611.102 November 30, 2015-June 10, 2016 (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16, 2/15/16 & 3/28/16-4/1/16) Rooms 1 & 2

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Do you want a different combo package? We can put one together for you! Call Wendy 805-497-2761 ext. 1011.

$6,799

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Evening Medical Assistant Programs

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Keep your day job and train at night! Requirements for all Medical Assisting classes: 18 years or older; proof of immunization titers and TB test (given within the last 3 months). Both tests can be administered at the Waverly Wellness Center on campus. Details given on first day of class.

Administrative Medical Assistant

16 weeks

Especially designed for those with a daytime job. You can work during the day and get your certificate at night! Includes: • Computerized Appointment Scheduling • Medical Terminology • Beginning Insurance Billing and Coding • Ethics, Legal issues and HIPAA • Business Communications • Blood borne pathogens • Computer training for the Medical Office • CPR & 1st Aid

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Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm #6001.304 October 12, 2015-February 18, 2016 (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16 & 2/15/16) Prepares students to sit for the NCCT exam for Administrative Medical Assistant ($90 fee)



$1,250 (includes textbooks and set of scrubs)

Room 2

Note: MA EXTERNSHIPS ARE NOT AVAILABLE WITH THIS CLASS

Administrative Medical Assistant/Clinical Medical Assistant

16 weeks

Be more marketable! Get your full Medical Assisting certificate (see above) AND save money! Become a Nationally Certificated Medical Assistant. A Medical Assistant is responsible for assisting the physician with patient care as well as being responsible for administrative and clerical tasks. The Program includes the complete Administrative Medical Assisting program (on the previous page) PLUS: • Vitals, Triage, Point of Care Tests • Introduction to EKGs • Injections • Patient Prep and Assessment • Sterilization Techniques & Procedure set-ups • Basic Medical & Lab Terminology • Basic Instrument Recognition • Back Office Medical Charting • Basic Anatomy & Physiology • CPR/1st Aid Monday-Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm • Venipuncture #M615.301 October 12, 2015-February 18, 2016 (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16 & 2/15/16) Prepares students to sit for the NCCT exam in Medical Assisting ($90 fee)



$2,350 (includes textbooks and set of scrubs)

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Rooms 1 & 2

Note: MA EXTERNSHIPS ARE NOT AVAILABLE WITH THIS CLASS

Medical Insurance Billing and Coding

16 weeks

This certificate course will teach you to effectively and efficiently maintain and process medical claims forms correctly, handle patient invoices, and obtain reimbursement for both patients and Doctors. This is a combination Beginning, Advanced and Computerized Medical Billing class! This combination of skills makes you an ideal candidate for billing in a Dr.’s office or a Medical Insurance company. Coursework includes: • Accurate code assignment • Use of ICD-9, CPT & HCPCS texts • Insurance claims & billing; Reading EOB’s • Charge, Payment & Adjustment of Postings • HIPAA laws • Medical Terminology & Anatomy • Implementation of ICD-10 • Accounting & business applications Tuesday & Thursday, 6:30-9:30pm #6002.304 October 13, 2015-February 17, 2016 (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16 & 2/15/16)

$1,650 (includes textbook & workbook) CPT and ICD-9 code books included Phlebotomy Technician



This class is available to add to any medical package for a full Phlebotomy Technician certificate. Program includes mandatory externship. Program includes: Basic Phlebotomy • 20 hours of mandatory Basic Didactic instruction • Circulatory system • OSHA regulations • Finger puncture techniques • Venipuncture with vacutainer • Making blood slides Advanced Phlebotomy • 20 hours of mandatory Advanced Didactic instruction Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-6:00pm #6095.101 October 27, 2015-January 28, 2016

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$1,290

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Evening Medical Assistant Program Packages Administrative Medical Assistant/Billing and Coding Specialist

16 weeks

Extra skills get you a better job! This program combines the full Administrative Medical Assisting program (see above) with Billing and Coding Specialist (see page 5). Save $$$!!

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Mon/Wed: Administrative MA 6:30-9:30pm Tues/Thurs: Billing & Coding 6:30-9:30pm #M604.304 October 12, 2015-February 18, 2016 (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16 & 2/15/16) Prepares students to sit for the NCCT exam in Administrative Medical Assisting and Billing & Coding ($90 fee)



$2,400 (includes textbooks, coding books and set of scrubs)

Room 2

Note: MA EXTERNSHIPS ARE NOT AVAILABLE WITH THIS CLASS

Administrative Medical Asst./Clinical Medical Assistant/ Phlebotomy Technician

16 weeks

Expand your job possibilities! This program combines the Medical Assisting program (see above) plus the Advanced Phlebotomy class to complete the classroom requirements for certification. Includes Phlebotomy externship. Monday & Wednesday, 6:30-9:30pm Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30-9:30pm #M607.202 October 12, 2015-March 3, 2016 (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16 & 2/15/16) Prepares students to sit for the NCCT exam in Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy ($90 each exam) Includes Basic & Advanced Phlebotomy & Phlebotomy Externship



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$3,200 (includes textbooks and set of scrubs)

Rooms 1 & 2

Note: MA EXTERNSHIPS ARE NOT AVAILABLE WITH THIS CLASS

Create your own program package! Add any of the following classes to your evening Medical Assisting Program for a discount! EKG Technician

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Medical Careers in Demand Pharmacy Technician Work in retail pharmacy, hospital, pharmaceutical company or health maintenance organization. Coursework includes: • Transcribing physician’s orders • Correct medication packaging • Calculating doses • Labeling prescriptions • Preparing IVs • Drug distribution systems (Includes CPR/1st Aid certification) This class provides passing students with a Certificate of Completion for Pharmacy Technician and prepares students to sit for the PTCB National exam, qualifying them to become licensed as a Pharmacy Technician ($129 fee). Students can also become licensed as a Pharmacy Technician in the State of California without taking the exam by combining this course with an externship in a Pharmacy ($295, subject to eligibility). Exam pre-requisites: 18 yrs old; High School Diploma or equivalency (GED or HiSet); no felony convictions.

Fast-Track Daytime Program: ONLY 8 Weeks!! Monday – Thursday, 8:30am-12:30pm #6009.102 September 14-November 5, 2015 #6009.103 November 9, 2015-January 28, 2016

(no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/27/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16)

$999 (Includes text/workbook and set of scrubs) Room B

Saturday Program: 16 weeks

Saturdays, 8:00am-4:00pm #6009.104 August 15-December 19, 2015 (no class 9/5/15 & 11/28/15)

$999 (Includes text/workbook and set of scrubs) Room B

Emergency Medical Technician

18 weeks

One of the fastest growing careers today! Our EMT program is taught by current working paramedics and will prepare you for work with an ambulance service, in an emergency room or for work in a clinical setting as well as being a pre-requisite for firefighting or paramedic careers. Upon successful completion of course and final exam, students will receive EMT-1 Course Certificate of Completion and will then qualify to take the National Registry Exam which certifies students as EMT-1 in the State of California for a period of 2 years. (High School Diploma or Equivalent required.) Coursework includes: 152 hours of medical theory combined with practical skills and 24 hours of clinical experience including “ride-alongs” with emergency transport providers in the County of Ventura. The course includes a class in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS/CPR). Prerequisites for the EMT program: 18 years old; Livescan (fingerprinting); no misdemeanor or felony convictions; proof of immunization titers and TB test (given within the last 3 months). Both tests can be administered at the Waverly Wellness Center on campus. Details given in first class.

Physical Therapy Aide

10 weeks

Physical Therapy Aides may be employed in nursing homes, hospitals, sports rehabilitation centers and some orthopedic clinics. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be prepared to compete for a PTA position in this growing healthcare field. Coursework includes: • Basic anatomy and physiology • Measuring vital signs • Medical terminology/abbreviations • Physical therapy modalities • Range of motion exercises • Effective communication • Common anatomical injuries • Ambulation and Gait training • Ethical and legal issues

Includes BLS for the Healthcare Provider and First Aid Certification Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm #6013.301 September 1, 2015-November 5, 2015 Room 8B #6013.302 November 10, 2015-February 4, 2016 Room 8B (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16 & 2/15/16)

$799

#6074 Physical Therapy Aide Externship (subject to eligibility)

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$295

EMT SPECIAL! Evening SESSION! Tuesday & Thursdays 5:30pm-9:30pm #6011.301 September 15, 2015-February 6, 2016

$975 (includes text, workbook & uniform shirt) (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16 & 2/15/16) Mandatory BLS/CPR class: Saturday, September 12, 2015, 9:00am-2:00pm

EMT Refresher Course Three 8-hour classes Saturdays 8:00am-4:00pm #6012.102 10/24/15, 10/31/15, 11/7/15

$299

Room B

Certified Caregiver

7 weeks

Caring for our aging population is both rewarding and in high demand. Certified Caregivers help those who are elderly, disabled, chronically ill or cognitively impaired. Jobs can be in assisted living communities, nursing homes or private residences. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be trained, certified and educated on the demands, expectations and responsibilities of being a caregiver. Coursework includes: • HIPAA training • Effective communication skills • Elder abuse and neglect • Measuring and recording vital signs • Fall prevention • Body mechanics and safety • Assisting with medications • Aiding with wheelchairs, walkers crutches & canes • Observation, reporting and documentation • Activities of daily living

Includes BLS for the Healthcare Provider and First Aid Certification Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm #6014.302 October 5, 2015-November 23, 2015 (no class 11/11/15)

$399 (includes textbooks and scrubs)

No refunds for any Medical classes unless cancelled by Conejo Valley Adult School

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Medical Career Certificate Programs Phlebotomy Technician I

11 weeks

To get your full Phlebotomy Certification you must pass both the Basic and Advanced portions of the program, complete a Phlebotomy Externship and pass the National exam. Requirements for Phlebotomy certification: 18 years old; High school diploma or equivalency (GED or HiSet); BLS CPR; proof of immunization titers and TB test (given within the last 3 months). Both tests can be administered at the Waverly Wellness Center on campus. Details given on first day of class.

Basic Phlebotomy

6 weeks

Evenings This is the first step towards your full National Phlebotomy Certification and provides the 20 hours of beginning didactic classroom instruction required by the State of California Health Service. Coursework includes: Ask about • Circulatory system • OSHA regulations our Phlebotomy/ • finger puncture techniques MA Combo • Venipuncture with vacutainer Packages! • Making blood slides • handling and collecting common lab specimens #6005.303...... 6 Mondays............... 10/26/15-11/30/15.....................4:30-9:30pm #6005.304...... 6 Mondays............... 2/1/16-3/14/16...........................4:30-9:30pm (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16 & 2/15/16)

$595 (Includes textbooks and a set of scrubs)

Room 1

Advanced Phlebotomy

5 weeks

Evenings This class has been approved by the State of California Health Service to provide the minimum 20 hours of Advanced didactic classroom instruction required for Phlebotomy Certification. Upon successful completion of the Basic class, Advanced class and Externship, students may be eligible to sit for the NCCT Exam to receive their National Certification ($90 test fee). #6006.301...... 5 Mondays.................9/21/15-10/19/15.............. 4:30-9:30pm #6006.308...... 5 Mondays.................12/7/15-1/25/16................ 4:30-9:30pm (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16 & 2/15/16) NCCT exam $90. Exam by appointment only. $100 Externship (Required: may vary from 40-80 hours per week)

$595 (Includes BLS & 1st Aid certification)

Room 1

No payment plans available for phlebotomy

No refunds. Attendance to all classes is mandatory. Save $$ - Ask about our Phlebotomy/MA combo packages!

Medical Laboratory Assistant

6 weeks

This class is designed to provide Certified Phlebotomy Technicians with the skills necessary to become more marketable for employment in a hospital or laboratory setting. Students will become proficient in the following: • Advanced blood collection techniques using butterfly needles and syringes • Troubleshooting difficult collection sites • Specimen handling, processing, and storage • Specimen preparation for outreach laboratories • Blood smear preparation • Microscope handling • CLIA-waived testing • Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) • Identifying and eliminating pre-analytical errors • Chain of Custody Tests • Ensuring Quality Control & Quality Assurance Mondays 4:30-8:30pm #6007.202 September 28-November 2, 2015 Room D #6007.204 March 14-April 25, 2016 $399 (no class 11/11/15, 11/25/15-11/29/15, 12/21/15-1/1/16, 1/18/16 & 2/15/16)

Phlebotomy Skills Workshops This class is a great opportunity for you to brush up on your Phlebotomy skills! For all eligible students who are currently enrolled in any of our Basic Phlebotomy classes OR anyone who has already completed a Basic Phlebotomy class. Limited enrollment. Prerequisites: For those not currently enrolled in a class at CVAE, proof of successful completion of Basic Phlebotomy is required. All students must wear scrubs. Fridays, 2:30-4:40pm #6016.204.........8/21/15 #6016.205.........9/4/15 #6016.206.........9/18/15 #6016.207.........10/2/15

#6016.208...... 10/16/15 #6016.209...... 10/30/15 #6016.210...... 11/13/15 #6016.211........ 12/4/15

Cost: $25 per 2 hour session

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Save money...add skills...see our Combination Program Packages on pages 1-3

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Save a Life Today...

American Heart Association CPR & First Aid Classes

Save a life!!! Whether in your personal or professional life, be prepared to act in an emergency. Workbooks are available immediately after class registration.

Heartsaver CPR

The basic CPR course provides employee training for: • Individuals needing credentialed training for job or regulatory requirements • Designated first responders; Select departments or an entire workplace Saturdays, 9:00am-12:30pm

#6020.102: 8/22/15 #6020.103: 9/19/15 #6020.104: 10/10/15 #6020.105: 11/7/15 #6020.106: 12/12/15

$70 (includes textbook); $10 card fee due to instructor in class

Room 8B

BLS Healthcare Provider CPR

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom Course teaches healthcare professionals how to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking. People who may need this course: • EMS Personnel • Physicians Assistants • Doctors • Dentists • Nurses • Medical Assistants • Those renewing their BLS Certificate Saturdays, 9:00am-1:30pm #6019.103: 8/29/15 #6019.104: 9/26/15 #6019.108: 10/17/15 #6019.109: 10/24/15 #6019.110: 11/21/15

Wednesdays, 1:30-6:00pm #6019.207: 9/9/15 #6019.211: 11/4/15 #6019.212: 12/9/15

Heartsaver First Aid

This course is designed to meet OSHA regulations and teaches basic first aid skills. The course provides employee training for: • Individuals needing credentialed training for job or regulatory requirements • Designated first responders; Select departments or an entire workplace Saturdays, 1:00-4:00pm #6021.203: 9/19/15 #6021.209: 12/12/15

#6021.207: 10/10/15

#6021.206: 9/2/15 #6021.212: 12/16/15

#6021.210: 10/7/15

Wednesdays, 1:30-4:30pm

#6021.208: 11/7/15

#6021.211: 11/18/15 Room 8B

$65 (includes textbook) $10 card fee due to instructor in class Pediatric First Aid/CPR

This course is designed to meet the regulatory and credentialed training requirements for child care workers in all 50 states. This course teaches basic first aid, CPR, and AED skills for children. People who may need this course include: • Child care workers • Camp counselors • Teachers • Youth Group Leaders • Foster care workers • Coaches • Others responsible for children Saturdays, 9:00am-2:00pm

#6022.102: 10/3/15 #6022.103: 12/19/15

$80 (includes textbook) $10 card fee due to instructor in class

Room 8B

$80 (includes textbook) $10 card fee due to instructor in class

Room 8B

Family & Friends CPR Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card in CPR for their job. This course is ideal for schools, students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life.

Wednesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm

#6025.303: 9/9/15 #6025.305: 11/4/15 #6025.304: 10/7/15 #6025.306: 12/9/15

$25 (includes all class materials)

Room 8B

Online BLS, CPR & First Aid Classes You can complete coursework for Heartsaver CPR, First Aid or BLS at home and at your own pace! Simply register on the American Heart Association website online at: onlineaha.org. This online class satisfies all requirements that the full classroom sessions do and is available for first time or renewals.

Spanish for the Healthcare Provider – Home Study Don’t let language and cultural barriers interfere with your ability to provide high quality care! Learn the basic tools you need to bridge the communication gap between you and your patients. Coursework Includes: • Medical terminology in Spanish • Greeting patients and their families • Discuss appointments • Help patients with paperwork • Prepare patients for discharge • Inform and instruct about basic procedures • Handle telephone calls #6015.101

$199 (includes class materials)

Add to any of our medical programs for $99

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No refunds unless class cancelled by Conejo Valley Adult School

Daytime Certificate Packages Get on our fastest track! Enjoy discounted fees & teacher-led classes only 3 mornings a week! Office Assistant Computer Concepts 1 Week

Word Level 1 2 Weeks

Excel Level 1 3 Weeks

PowerPoint Level 1 1 Week

Outlook Level 1 1 Week

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Computer Concepts + Microsoft Level 1

8 Weeks $749

T501.102 September 14 - November 6, 2015 T501.103 November 9 - January 22, 2016 T501.104 January 25 - March 18, 2016

Mon, Wed & Fri, 9 am – noon

No class 11/11, 11/23-11/27, 12/21-1/2, 1/18 Optional days 9/14 & 9/23

Computer Concepts + Microsoft Level 1 + Microsoft Level 2

Word Level 1 & 2 4 Weeks

Computer Concepts 1 Week

Excel Level 1 & 2 6 Weeks

8 weeks–Mon, Wed & Fri, 9 am – noon 8 weeks–Tues, Thurs & Fri, 9 am – noon No class 11/11, 11/23-11/27, 12/21-1/2, 1/18 Optional days 9/14 & 9/23

PowerPoint Level 1 & 2 3 Weeks

Outlook Level 1 & 2 2 Weeks

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Administrative Assistant

16 Weeks $1,449

T502.102 September 14 – January 22, 2016 T502.103 November 9 – March 18, 2016 T502.104 January 25 – May 20, 2016

Computer Concepts + Microsoft Level 1 + Microsoft Level 2 + QuickBooks Complete

Computer Concepts 1 Week

Word Level 1 & 2 4 Weeks

Excel Level 1 & 2 6 Weeks

8 weeks–Mon, Wed & Fri, 9 am – noon 14 weeks–Tues, Thurs & Fri, 9 am – noon No class 11/11, 11/23-11/27, 12/21-1/2, 1/18 Optional days 9/14 & 9/23

PowerPoint Level 1 & 2 3 Weeks

Outlook Level 1 & 2 2 Weeks

QuickBooks Complete 6 Weeks

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Office Manager

22 Weeks $1,945

T503.102 September 14 – March 4, 2016 T503.103 November 9 – May 6, 2016 T503.104 January 25 – June 17, 2016

Daytime Certificate Packages Make It Easy!

How to Register in a Package

1. Register for the certificate package of your choice online, in-person, or by phone 2. You will be automatically enrolled in all of your classes 3. You may add to your package at any time 4. Please plan to attend Monday through Friday the first week of your package

How to Earn Your Certificate

1. Attend classes on the days and times listed above 2. Complete the classwork, homework, and tests in the time frames recommended by your teachers 3. Use the online videos at home to strengthen your skills 4. Earn a score of 75% or better on each of the required tests

One time discounted fees listed here include all teacher-led classes, textbooks, online learning videos, and extra hours with your teacher!

ENROLL NOW! 805-497-2761

WWW.ConejoAdultEd.org

Easy payment plans available! Call Wendy (805) 497-2761 Ext. 1011

Computer Concepts is included in the daytime certificate packages. It is recommended but not required for certification.

Many packages are approved for funding by WIA, DOR, & CTB! Call Wendy (805) 497-2761 ext. 1011

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Enroll and attend teacher-led classes—choose evenings, Saturdays, and/or weekdays Use our extensive online videos to enhance your learning Complete the recommended assignments and test yourself online Take up to a year to complete Earn your certificate

Office Assistant

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Word Level 1 $194

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Excel Level 1 $224

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PowerPoint Level 1 $144

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Outlook Level 1 $144

Total fees & materials $855*

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Computer Concepts $119

Enroll in each of the classes above from our schedule starting on page 12 of this catalog or on our website

Administrative Assistant

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Word Level 1 & 2 $388

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Excel Level 1 & 2 $488

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PowerPoint Level 1 & 2 $388

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Outlook Level 1 & 2 $208

Total fees & materials $1,561*

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Computer Concepts $119

Enroll in each of the classes above from our schedule starting on page 12 of this catalog or on our website

Office Manager

+

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Word Level 1 & 2 $388

Excel Level 1 & 2 $488

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PowerPoint Level 1 & 2 $388

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Outlook Level 1 & 2 $208

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QuickBooks Complete $495

Total fees & materials $2,221*

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Computer Concepts $119

Enroll in each of the classes above from our schedule starting on page 12 of this catalog or on our website

How to Enroll in Classes

1. Enroll in the each class separately online, in-person, or by phone 2. Purchase the textbook and online resources from your teacher in each class 3. Fees above represent total fee for classes, textbook, and online videos and resources

How to Earn Your Certificate 1. 2. 3. 4.

Attend classes Homework is optional but highly recommended Use online videos to strengthen your skills after attending class Earn a score of 75% or better on each of the required online tests

ENROLL in your first class NOW! 805-497-2761

WWW.ConejoAdultEd.org

* Computer Concepts is highly recommended as a first class, but is not required for certification. Total fees listed here are based on Fall 2015 fees. Class/course curriculum, schedules, fees, and materials are subject to change without notice. Classes can be cancelled due to low enrollment. No guarantee is made that all classes will be offered at specific times within the year, but we do our best to accommodate students working toward certificates.

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Let’s Learn This! Start Here! Computer Concepts—Hands-On!

Finding Work 40+ Seminar

Only $64

Get Basic Computer Skills! Taught from the beginning so everyone can catch up. Get the big picture and fill in the gaps in your knowledge. Topics include everything from Operating Systems to Working with Storage Devices--even includes a brief introduction to software like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. No computer experience required. Daytimes 5001.104 Sept. 15, 16, 17 & 18 T/W/TH/F 9-noon 5001.206 Oct. 12, 14, 19 & 21 M/W/M/W 1-4pm 5001.107 Nov. 9, 10, 12 & 13 M/T/TH/F 9-noon 5001.108 Jan. 26, 27, 28 & 29 T/W/TH/F 9-noon 6 Monday eves, 6-8 pm 5001.305 Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26

$64

Textbook and online testing (included in certificate packages) available to all students for $55 in class

File Management for Windows

Windows 8/8.1

This class will help you manage your files, whether you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1. 4 Fridays, 9-noon 5410.101 Oct. 2, 9, 16 & 23

$124

Finding Work @ Any Age

Frustrated with your computer? Learn to work with Start screen, tiles, and the Charms bar. Practice using the Maps, Calendar, People, Mail, Store, and Pictures apps. 2 Fridays, 9-noon 5415.101 Sept. 18 & 25

$64

Windows 10

Windows 10 is the successor to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. (Yes, they skipped Windows 9.) Classes in Windows 10 are forming now. Please call 805-497-2761 Ext. 1301 to get on our wait list for our first class!

Everyone is welcome to this highly informative and motivating workshop. Discover your transferable skills; set small, manageable goals; handle ageism and overqualified issues; find resources; understand the need to upgrade your skills; and much more! This enlightening/ fun event will prepare you to embrace the next opportunity that knocks at your door. Tuesday eve, 5:30-8:30 pm 5120.301 Sept. 1 5120.302 Nov. 3 Wednesday eve, 5:30-8:30 pm 5120.303 Jan. 27

$20

LinkedIn Basics

Learn LinkedIn and strategies that will get you noticed by the people who are hiring! Tuesday eve, 6-9 pm 5125.302 Sept. 8

$32

Learn at a Slower Pace! After Work!

Computer Concepts

Digital Photos for Everyone Photoshop Elements, Part 1 – Basics

This course includes adjusting, editing, and using techniques to make your photos always look great. You’ll gain skills in making selections, retouching, compositing, adding text, and more. Then we’ll get to work correcting common photo problems and having some fun with special effects. 6 Wednesday eves, 6-8 pm 5290.301 Sept. 16 – Oct. 28 (no class 9/23)

$129

Photoshop Elements, Part 2 – Combining Images & More

Prerequisite: Photoshop Elements, Part 1 or the equivalent Combine images and create unique photo projects! You know the basics; now learn how to make difficult selections quickly and easily and how to harness the true power of Elements by working with adjustment layers, clipping masks, and layer masks. Then apply everything you’ve learned by creating a project from scratch. 4 Wednesday eves, 6-8 pm 5295.302 Nov. 4 – Dec. 9 (no class 11/11, 11/25)

$89

See the class description above. 6 Monday eves, 6-8 pm 5001.305 Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19 & 26

Word, Level 1

See class description on next page. 6 Monday eves, 6-8pm 5010.307 Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7 & 14

Wondering What to Take?

Come to our FREE Information/Orientation Session If you are ready to take classes and earn a certificate in the evening or on weekends—or are just wondering where you should start with your computer training-come to this quick information session to get off on the right foot. Pre-registration is required. Information/Orientation Thursday eve, 6-7:30 pm 5499.301 Sept. 17 5499.302 Jan. 28 No class 11/11, 11/23-11/27, 12/21-1/2, 1/18

Enrolling is easy: www.ConejoAdultEd.org or (805) 497-2761

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Microsoft Word Word 2013, Level 1

The best first class to take when you want to learn about the Microsoft Office. Starts with navigating the tabs, ribbons, and toolbars. Covers selection, editing, formatting, table basics, page layout, headers and footers, proofing, printing, and includes an introduction to using graphics. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills 4 Mornings, 9-noon 5010.104 Sept. 21, 25, 28 & 30 M/F/M/W 5010.108 Nov. 16, 18, 30 & Dec. 2 M/W/M/W

Word 2013, Level 2

This class includes using Mail Merge, Smart Art, columns, graphics, outlines, sections, and table formats for flyers, invitations, and more. We’ll also cover collaborating, sharing, securing content, working with macros, master documents, and tables of contents. Prerequisite: Word 2013, Level 1 or the equivalent 4 Tuesday & Thursday, 9-noon 5015.103 Oct. 13, 15, 20 & 22 5015.105 Dec. 15, 17 Jan. 5 & 7

4 Monday & Wednesday afternoons, 1-4 pm 5010.206 Sept. 28, 30, Oct. 5 & 7 5010.209 Nov. 30, Dec. 2, 7 & 9 4 Thursday eves, 6-9 pm 5010.305 Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8 & 15

4 Wednesday eves, 6-9 pm 5015.304 Dec. 9, 16, Jan. 6 & 13

6 Monday eves, 6-8 pm 5010.307 Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7 & 14 3 Saturdays, 9-1 pm 5010.103 Sept. 12, 19 & 26

3 Saturdays, 9-1 pm 5015.102 Oct. 3, 10 & 17

Comprehensive video learning library, textbook, and testing (included in certificate packages) are available to all students for $65 in class.

Comprehensive video learning library, textbook, and testing (included in certificate packages) are available to all students for $65 in class.

$129

$129

Microsoft Individual Classes

We get that sometimes you just need Level 1 and 2 of Excel or Word or Outlook or PowerPoint skills—NOW. That’s why you can take our Saturday or evening classes in a series or pick and choose the classes you need right now. Registration is easy, online, in person, or on the phone. Please enroll in each class separately. No class 11/11, 11/23-11/27, 12/21-1/2, 1/18

Excel Excel 2013, Level I

Excel 2013, Level 2

6 Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-noon 5020.101 Aug. 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 & Sept. 2 5020.103 Oct. 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 & 28 5020.106 Dec. 14, 16, Jan. 4, 6, 11 & 13

Go Beyond The Basics! Excel can change the way you work! In this course you will work with multiple and large worksheets and workbooks; 3D formulas; advanced formatting; graphics; outlining and consolidating data; cell and range names; sorting and filtering data in tables; advanced charting; workbook protection; collaboration, PivotTables, and Macros. Prerequisite: Excel 2013, Level 1 or the equivalent 6 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-noon 5025.104 Sept. 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 & Oct. 1 5025.106 Nov. 10, 12, 17, 19, Dec. 1 & 3 5025.107 Jan. 26, 28, Feb. 2, 4, 9 & 11

6 Thursday eves, 6-9 pm 5020.304 Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10 & 17

6 Wednesday eves, 6-9 pm 5025.303 Sept. 9, 16, 30, Oct. 7, 14 & 21 5025.308 Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar. 2 & 9

Start working with Excel—or learn to work with it more efficiently! You will edit data and formulas, use timesaving tools, work with absolute and relative references, enter common functions, format worksheets for printing, understand chart basics, and manage large workbooks. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills

4 Saturdays, 9-1:30 pm 5020.102 Sept. 12, 19, 26 & Oct. 3 5020.105 Dec. 5, 12, Jan. 9 & 16

4 Saturdays, 9-1:30 pm 5025.105 Nov. 7, 14, 21 & Dec. 5

Comprehensive video learning library, textbook, and testing (included in certificate packages) are available to all students for $65 in class.

Comprehensive video learning library, textbook, and testing (included in certificate packages) are available to all students for $65 in class.

$159

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$159

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Build Your Skills PowerPoint PowerPoint 2013, Level 1

PowerPoint 2013, Level 2

2 Thursday eves, 6-9 pm 5030.302 Sept. 3 & 10 5030.306 Jan. 7 & 14

4 Wednesday eves, 6-9 pm 5035.303 Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 18 & Dec. 2

2 Saturday Mornings, 9-noon 5030.104 Oct. 24 & 31

3 Saturdays, 9-1 pm 5035.104 Nov. 7, 14 & 21

Comprehensive video learning library, textbook, and testing (included in certificate packages) are available to all students for $65 in class.

Comprehensive video learning library, textbook, and testing (included in certificate packages) are available to all students for $65 in class.

Make slideshows for business, education, and personal use. This class will cover how to create a slide show from “scratch” as well as basing a slide show on an existing presentation by working with text, fonts, bullets, colors, and graphics. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills Monday & Wednesday, 9-noon 5030.103 Oct. 5 & 7 5030.105 Dec. 7 & 9

$64

Add sound and video to your presentations! This class also covers integrating other Microsoft Office programs, removing backgrounds from images; apply animation effects, Smart Art, interactive elements, and more. Prerequisite: PowerPoint 2013, Level 1 or the equivalent 4 Tuesday & Thursdays, 9-noon 5035.102 Oct. 27, 29, Nov. 3 & 5 5035.105 Jan. 12, 14, 19 & 21

$129

Outlook 2013 Outlook 2013, Level 1

Outlook 2013, Level 2

2 Thursday eves, 6-9 pm 5040.305 Oct. 22 & 29

2 Wednesday eves, 6-9 pm 5045.306 Jan. 20 & 27

2 Saturdays, 9-noon 5040.104 Oct. 10 & 17 5040.107 Jan. 23 & 30

2 Saturdays, 9-noon 5045.104 Oct. 24 & 31

Business uses Outlook! We’ll start with email management but quickly move on to contacts, tasks, appointments, events, meeting requests and responses! Prerequisite: Basic computer skills 2 Mornings, 9-noon 5040.102 Sept. 9 & 11 W/F 5040.106 Nov. 2 & 4 M/W 5040.103 Jan. 20 & 22 W/F

$64

Level 2 includes collaboration, mailbox management, using the notes and journals folders, managing your calendar and contacts, calendar sharing and templates. Prerequisite: Outlook 2013, Level 1 or the equivalent Tuesday & Thursday, 9-noon 5045.103 Oct. 6 & 8 5045.105 Dec. 8 & 10

All classes taught on PCs Complete class descriptions are available on our website: www.ConejoAdultEd.org

$64

Online resources, textbook, and testing (included in There are no additional materials needed for this class. certificate packages) are available to all students for $55 in class.

Microsoft Office Specialist Exams (MOS)

Once you earn our Administrative Assistant certificate or successfully complete the test for Level 1 and 2 of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook, you may be ready for the Microsoft Office Specialist exam! Wondering if you are ready? We offer the official Microsoft Office Specialist pre-tests--$15/hour. Call to make your pre-test appointment 805-497-2761 ext. 1301

Please check your registration receipt for classroom assignment. No class 11/11, 11/23-11/27, 12/21-1/2, 1/18

Visit www.certiport.com and click on “Products” for more information and to purchase your MOS exam voucher and schedule your exam.

Enrolling is easy: www.ConejoAdultEd.org or (805) 497-2761

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Computer Skills in Demand QuickBooks QuickBooks Complete

More than a software class! Learn to use QuickBooks on the job! Set up and keep a company’s books accurate! Develop real-world job skills in accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll! QuickBooks Complete includes QuickBooks Part 1 and 2 (below) plus projects and instruction to develop, apply, and test your skills. All class materials are included with QuickBooks Complete—including 140 day trial of QuickBooks (for PC only). Nothing else to purchase! Detailed class information is on our website Prerequisites: Basic computer skills

QuickBooks, Part 1

6 Weeks, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-noon T510.102 Sept. 15 - Oct. 22 T510.104 Nov. 10 - Jan. 7 T510.105 Jan. 26 - Mar. 3 12 Weeks, Monday eves, 6-9 pm T510.303 Sept. 21 - Dec. 14

Includes a 140 day trial version of QuickBooks (PC Only)

$495

Includes: Comprehensive video learning library, textbook, tests, and 140 day trial version of QuickBooks. Students pursuing the Office Manager certificate take this course. No class 11/11, 11/23-11/27, 12/21-1/2, 1/18

QuickBooks, Part 2

This is a software refresher class. Students wishing to use QuickBooks on the job are encouraged to take the QuickBooks Complete certificate course above.

This is a software refresher class. Students wishing to use QuickBooks on the job are encouraged to take the QuickBooks Complete certificate course above.

Monday eves

Monday eves

$129

$129

5060.103..........Sept. 15, 17, 22, 24 & 29.........................................T/TH/T/TH/T................9-11 am 5060.105..........Nov. 10, 12, 17, 19 & Dec. 1....................................T/TH/T/TH/T................9-11 am 5060.106..........Jan. 26, 28, Feb. 2, 4 & 9........................................T/TH/T/TH/T................9-11 am 5060.304..........Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12 & 19...................................5 Mondays................... 6-8 pm

5065.103..........Oct. 1, 6, 8, 13 & 15....................................TH/T/TH/T/TH..............................9-11 am 5065.105..........Dec. 3, 8, 10, 15 & 17.................................TH/T/TH/T/TH..............................9-11 am 5065.304..........Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16 & 30.........................5 Mondays................................... 6-8 pm

Security & Networks Hands-on Learning!

Our Fall series starts September 24 and ends April 12. You could be working in technical support in less than 7 months! Class sizes are kept small so enroll now to reserve your spot today!

Computer Support Technician

Professional Computer Network Security Class #3 Class #2 You ARE the Gatekeeper! You ARE the Keymaster! Class #1 Networks

Be a successful computer technician. Dig into equipment Install, configure, and troubleshoot computer networks so your clients can get their jobs done. Hands on prep that prepares you for the CompTIA A+ Exam! Prerequisite: Basic computer skills for the CompTIA Network+ Exam. Prerequisite: Computer Support Technician 8 Thursday eves, 5:30-9 pm 5300.301 Sept. 24 - Nov. 12 8 Tuesday eves, 5:30-9 pm 5300.302 Dec. 3 - Feb. 4 5310.302 Dec. 1 - Feb. 2 (no class 12/24 & 12/31) (no class 12/22 & 12/29)

$395

Our Winter IT series begins December 3.

$349

Protect your people and their data! Hands on prep for the CompTIA Security + Exam! Prerequisite: Professional Computer Networks 8 Tuesday eves, 5:30-9 pm 5320.302 Feb. 16 - Apr. 12 (no class 3/29)

$349

Fee above includes all class materials. Corresponding CompTIA exams are not included.

Mobile Support For Everyone!

Add Mobility + to your resume and get extra notice from employers! You can take Mobile Support while you are working on your other classes. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills 8 Monday eves, 5:30-9 pm 5330.301 Sept. 21 - Nov. 9

$349

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Creative Job Skills Computer Graphics Be a Freelance Graphic Designer!

Your goal? Get your clients’ message across! You’ll need up-to-date software skills and you’ll need to be able to work on a variety of projects including websites, books, magazines, product packaging, exhibitions, corporate identity, etc. We offer 4 certificate packages that address these important skills. Take them one or two at a time in as few as 2 to 4 semesters. 2 Graphics Certificates 2 Website Certificates • Beginning Computer Graphics • Website Creation and Maintenance • Elements of Digital Design for the Creative Entrepreneur • PHP & MySQL—Database Websites Register now from the schedules on this page and the next.

Beginning Computer Graphic Design

Every private company, government department, and nonprofit organization gets their message out with printed and online images. Learning to create, combine, and alter images is a big plus on any resume. This course is for anyone who wants to work as or with a graphic artist—or simply wants to add a valuable skill to their resume. Skills Courses Include: • Introduction to Digital Photos & Images • Photoshop Basics & Beyond • Illustrator Basics & Beyond • InDesign Basics & Beyond Prerequisite: Basic computer skills 12 Thursday eves, 6-9pm T530.301 Sept. 24 - Dec. 17

$495 (Includes 3 textbooks)

No class 11/11, 11/23-11/27, 12/21-1/2, 1/18

The logical next level after Beginning Computer Graphics. You’ll learn: 1. Basic design & layout principles 2. Fonts & typography – Trutype, Postscript and OpenType 3. Workflow – Setting up a workflow and keeping track of project files 4. Scanning, resolution & file formats 5. Color – Why what you see isn’t what you get 6. Software – What you need / When to use it 7. Paper, prepress, and the printing process 8. Your portfolio--What to expect in the job market and working freelance 9. URL, FTP, Hosting & SEO – Understanding what it takes to have a website 10. Acrobat – Creating multi-purpose PDFs and Forms Prerequisite: Beginning Computer Graphic Design or the equivalent

$349

These classes are included in the certificate courses on this page. We offer them individually for those who only want information on specific software applications. IMPORTANT! Turn the page for our Photoshop and Lightroom class schedule!

Digital Photos & Images: An Introduction for Everyone

A clear explanation for everyone who is ready to expand their computer graphic skills. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills 5210.301.........Sept. 24 & Oct. 1............... TH/TH............... 6-9pm

$64

Acrobat, Basics & Beyond

Elements of Digital Design for the Creative Entrepreneur

10 Tuesday eves, 6-9pm 5245.301 Sept. 22 – Dec. 15 (no class 9/29, 10/27, 11/24)

Individual Software Classes

Prerequisite: Basic computer skills Acrobat preserves your design and reproduces it accurately. If you plan to work in print—you need to know Acrobat. 5420.301.........Oct. 6................................. T........................ 6-9pm

$32

Illustrator, Basics & Beyond

Prerequisite: Basic computer skills Create and combine simple shapes, text and color to make professional looking logos and more! 5220.302.........Nov. 5, 12 & 19.................. TH/TH/TH.......... 6-9pm

$99

InDesign, Basics & Beyond

Prerequisite: Basic computer skills InDesign is the most powerful page publishing program on the planet! Works easily with Photoshop, Illustrator and the rest of the Adobe Creative Cloud. 5225.302.........Dec. 3, 10 & 17.................. TH/TH/TH........... 6-9pm

$99

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Creative Job Skills Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop for Photographers Adjusting, organizing, and editing photos is an inseparable part of photography today. Because of that, choosing the right software tool combination is as important as having the right camera and lens combination. Most professional and aspiring photographers use Photoshop and Lightroom.

Lightroom, Basics

Recommended: A basic understanding of digital images Lightroom lets you organize, adjust and edit, print and share photographs, all in one place. Lightroom is extremely fast—particularly when you are working on multiple images. Lightroom helps you keep your original files intact and allows you to tweak, set, or cancel any adjustments at any time. Works seamlessly with Photoshop! 2 Saturdays, 9-noon 5235.302 Oct. 31 & Nov. 7

Photoshop, Basics & Beyond

Photoshop, Intermediate

$129

$129

Recommended: A basic understanding of digital images Photoshop is a professional tool that the home user, graphic designer, and photographer can use with great results. Learn to manipulate, crop, resize, and correct color on digital photos and get amazingly high quality results. You’ll leave this class understanding selections, layers, and many of Photoshop’s specialized tools. 4 Thursday eves, 6-9 pm 5215.301 Oct. 8, 15, 22 & 29

$64

Recommended: Photoshop, Basics & Beyond Step up your understanding of Photoshop. This class is perfect for photographers, graphic and web designers, video editors, marketing professionals, artists, hobbyists and anyone who wishes to modify or enhance images. Repair and retouch like a pro! Check out our website for a complete list of class topics! 4 Saturdays, 9-noon 5230.302 Nov. 14, 21, Dec. 5 & 12

Digital Photos & Images (page 15) is a great class for the newcomer to get comfortable with the basics of digital images.

Website Certificate Courses Write, Edit, and Maintain Websites!

These 2 courses teach HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL-- the building blocks for creating and maintaining dynamic, appealing, and user friendly websites!

Website Creation & Maintenance

Knowing how to create dynamic, appealing, and user friendly websites—and maintain them—is an essential job skill whether you are an administrative assistant or want to start your own business. Learn the basics of HTML & CSS; add functionality with the basics of JavaScript; demonstrations of text editors and website creation software; how to optimize your website for search engines and get it seen! Course Include: • HTML5 • CSS3 • JavaScript • Search Engine Optimization • Photo Optimization for the Web • You’ll leave with a website for your portfolio! Prerequisite: Understanding of the Windows folder/file structure through experience or a Windows class 12 Tuesday eves, 5:30-9 pm T520.301 Sept. 22 - Dec. 15

$395 (Includes textbook)

PHP & MySQL—Database Websites

Combining MySQL and PHP—two of the world’s most popular open source web tools with your data and imagination creates interactive websites! Making your website a personal experience for each of its visitors means it needs to know who is visiting, what is important to them, and do what they need, while you get what you need and want too! These are the goals of using a database driven, server side scripted website. Prerequisite: Website Creation & Maintenance or the equivalent 8 Wednesday eves, 5:30-9 pm 5275.302 Feb. 3 - Mar. 23

$395

No class 11/11, 11/23-11/27, 12/21-1/2, 1/18

PHP & MySql (5275.302) follows this certificate course.

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nity Enrichme u m m nt o C Classes for Absolutely Everyone! Food & Nutrition • Fitness & Recreation • Bookkeeping Fine Arts • Writing • Creative Outlets • Music & Dance Photography • World Language • Home & Garden

Plus More!

Bookkeeping Certificate Program Bookkeeping I

Bookkeeping II

Bookkeeping III

If you enjoy working with numbers and seeing figures add up properly, take the first step in becoming a qualified accountant by earning a Bookkeeper Certification!In this class, you’ll apply accounting principles, theory, and practice to recording, summarizing and managing the finances of a simulated business. To prepare for life on the job, you’ll learn essential terminology, functions and procedures involved in the accounting cycle, including: • Debit/credit principles and double entry accounting • Assets, liabilities, equities and the balance sheet • Revenues, expenses and the income statement • Opening, closing and adjusting entries

Take your accounting knowledge to the next level – learn how to operate as a bookkeeper within merchandising companies. Sharpen up on procedures specific to the recording of sales and purchases, payroll and reporting, and accounting for cash. Understand the ins and outs of merchandising businesses, as you focus on the following topics: • Sales and Purchases journals • Sales and Purchase discounts, returns, allowances • Wages and salaries, payroll taxes, journal transactions and reporting • Internal Controls for cash and bank reconciliations • A/R and A/P subsidiary ledgers • Cost of merchandise sold • Cash journals

Completion of this third course will prepare you for your Bookkeeping Career! Become an integral part of making a business run smoothly by putting your skills to the test. You will create a company’s books including a general ledger, accounts receivable ledger, accounts payable ledger and management reports.You will be making all entries and postings to those accounts for one entire accounting cycle. Course work and in-class exercises will focus on: • Depreciation methods • Methods for calculation of uncollectible accounts • LIFO, FIFO and weighted average inventory methods • Understanding year end accruals • Completion of final project

Daytime Program 5 Tuesdays, 9:00am – 1:00pm September 1 – 29 Cost: $250 #8001.101

Daytime Program 5 Tuesdays, 9:00am – 1:00pm October 6 – November 10 (no class October 27) Cost: $250 #8002.101

Daytime Program 5 Tuesdays, 9:00am – 1:00pm November 17 – December 15 Cost: $250 #8003.101

Evening Program 5 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00pm September 8 – October 8 Cost: $250 #8001.302

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Evening Program 5 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00pm October 13 – November 12 Cost: $250 #8002.302

Evening Program 4 Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:30pm November 17 – December 17 (no class November 24 & 26) Cost: $250 #8003.302

Enroll for all three levels by September 8 for $650!

Daytime Program Evening Program Tuesdays, 9:00am – 1:00pm Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00pm #C800.101: September 1 – December 15 #C800.302: September 8 – December 17 Certificate Program: All three courses must be completed in order to receive a Bookkeeping Program Certificate. Students will be exposed to the use of QuickBooks as it applies to the Bookkeeping lessons. All classes meet in Room 7B at Conejo Valley Adult School. The textbook ($135) is available for purchase in the CVAE Main Office. Daytime Instructor: Kathryn Walters is a Certified Public Accountant. She is the founder of Walters Accountancy Corporation and is retained by clients in a wide variety of industry segments. Kathryn often works as a roving Controller/CFO and is a QuickBooks consultant. Evening Instructor: Diane Folsom holds a BS degree in Accounting. She is a QuickBooks instructor and owner of a small business providing Bookkeeping and QuickBooks Consulting.

NO REFUNDS Unless Class Cancelled by Conejo Valley Adult School

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Business Communications & Finance

Business Communications & Finance Facebook, Twitter and Social Media for Beginners

Whether you want to stay in touch with family and friends or learn how to leverage social networking for your business, this workshop is designed to give you an understanding of popular social media options. Learn how these Social Networking sites work, how to set up your account, how to find friends, family members, and establish connections. Instructor: Bob Cohen, owner of bobology, is a recognized expert in the field of technology. Tuesday, September 8, 2:00 – 5:00pm Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $45 plus $30 material fee for workbook #8031.201

New Impress with Prezi

Prezi is the new tool for presentations. It zooms and turns and does not use slides! Learn how to insert text, images, video, and audio to easily create presentations that are beautiful and engaging. Many businesses and professionals, as well as teachers and students in the Conejo Valley rave about this tool that can be accessed for free. Instructor: Charlotte Olsson is an experienced educator and has been a software trainer for 10+ years. She is recognized as an Independent Prezi Expert. Thursday, September 10, 6:00 - 9:00pm Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $45 #8022.301

Social Media for Business

Beyond the basics of what, why and how to use social media to promote your business, this course will have you using social media’s best tools with total confidence. Learn how to create or update your current Facebook business page with hands-on lab time to work on your project with the instructor’s help. Instructor: RosaLinda Diaz manages social media platforms for local businesses and personalities, and has been plugging people into the social web for years. Visit her website: www.thesocialnetworkingdiva.com. 8 Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00pm September 21 – November 9 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 10 Cost: $105 plus $10 material fee to instructor #8030.301

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Wills & Living Trusts

Protect yourself and your family from the horrors of probate and from paying sky-high estate taxes. This seminar will explain the use and interaction of essential estate planning documents, such as a personal will and revocable living trust and a durable power of attorney. Other topics to be covered include community property laws, taking title to real estate, and conservatorship. Instructor: R.M. Frost is an area attorney specializing in estate planning. Wednesday, September 9, 6:00 - 8:30pm Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 #8060.301 Or Friday, October 9, 9:30am – 12:00pm Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B #8060.102 Cost per session: $40 plus a $5 material fee to instructor

iPad for Beginners

Are you brand new to using Apple’s iPad? Want to get an in-depth overview of your iPad’s most important features and benefits? Learn how to check your email, browse the web, setup iCloud, and download the latest Apps from Apple’s famous App Store. Come learn how to make the most of your iPad in this welcoming, fun, and friendly environment. Instructor: Tracie Karasik is the President of TLKmultimedia, a creative multimedia company specializing in Apple Product Training and consulting. Check out her website at www.TLKmultimedia.com 4 Wednesdays, 9:30 - 11:00am September 2 - 30 (no class September 23) Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $65 Seniors: $50 Plus $7 material fee to instructor #8020.101

iPhone for Beginners

Are you brand new to using Apple’s iPhone? Want to get an in-depth overview of the most important features and benefits? Learn how to check your email, browse the web, setup iCloud, use Siri, and download the latest Apps. Your iPhone will become your new favorite toy to do just about everything! Come learn how to use your iPhone in this welcoming, fun, and friendly environment. Instructor: Tracie Karasik (for bio, see previous listing). 4 Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:30pm October 1 - 22 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B Cost: $65 Seniors: $50 Plus $7 material fee to instructor #8080.201

Community Enrichment Blogging for Fun and Profit

Learn how to create a free blog website with step-by-step instructions on how to set up your account, add new posts, create pages, insert images from your computer, and insert videos from YouTube. We’ll cover how to connect your blog to social media sites, how to add “widgets”, choose and change templates and other options to customize. You’ll learn how to prevent objectionable comments from displaying and get tips on how to come up with ideas for content, promoting your blog, making money with affiliate programs and how to use your blog for selling with PayPal. Instructor: Bob Cohen (for bio, see previous listing). Tuesday, September 8, 6:00 – 9:00pm Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $45 plus $30 material fee for workbook with CD #8032.301

Savvy Social Security Planning

Ever hear that social security is “going broke”? Decisions made now can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits received over a lifetime. Learn the strategies to maximize your benefits. Instructor: Hoby Pearce is a Certified Financial Planner serving Ventura County for the past 14 years. Wednesday, October 14, 6:30 – 9:00pm Alliance Advisory Conference Room 3390 Auto Mall Drive Westlake Village 91362 Cost: $40 plus $5 material fee to instructor #8090.301

Savvy Medicare Planning

This important workshop for baby boomers focuses on how healthcare works in retirement. Everything changes once your employer coverage ends or you turn 65. Decisions you make will have a lasting impact on your healthcare costs and coverage. Find out how to make smart choices so you’ll be prepared and protected. Workshop is purely educational; no insurance products will be discussed. Instructor: Hoby Pearce is a Certified Financial Planner serving Ventura County, and Betty Berry works at Senior Concerns. Wednesday, October 21, 6:30 – 9:00pm Alliance Advisory Conference Room 3390 Auto Mall Drive Westlake Village 91362 Cost: $40 plus $5 material fee to instructor #8091.301

NO REFUNDS Unless Class Cancelled by Conejo Valley Adult School

Community Enrichment Business Communications & Finance Become a Community Enrichment Instructor

Do you have a hobby, talent or knowledge of a foreign language that you would love to share with others? Come to this informative seminar and learn how classes are developed. No teaching credential is required although experience is a plus. Ideas will be evaluated and class proposal forms provided. Instructor: Christina Alwood is the Coordinator of the Community Enrichment Program. Saturday, September 26, 9:30 – 11:00am Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B Cost: FREE (Pre-registration required) #8068.101

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Get Creative to Build Your Business

Business owners can get stuck in ruts, keeping things in a permanent holding pattern. How do you keep evolving your business to meet market needs to grow and reach more clients? Jump-start your business by uncovering new paths to revenue and unconventional ways to market your business to attract attention and new customers. Instructor: Deborah Gallant (MBA/Columbia University) of www.boldbusinessworks.com has been coaching entrepreneurs, job-hunters and startups for many years. Deborah is a lively, engaging presenter and has been called “Carol Burnett with an MBA.” Saturday, October 24, 10:00am – 12:00pm Conejo Valley Adult School, Room D Cost: $35 #8100.101

NOTARY IN ONE DAY

Loan Signing Agent

Seminar plus official Notary Exam Start your own business, become a more valuable employee, provide customer service and earn additional income. This intensive one-day seminar is designed to equip you with everything you need to become an effective Notary and includes 2015 legislation.

Prerequisite: No need to be a commissioned Notary or have received the results of your exam. You must have taken a Notary Workshop.

Friday, October 16 Conejo Valley Adult School, Auditorium

Renewing Notaries (3 hours of training required) Seminar plus official Notary exam Reviews all laws and regulations you are required to know to continue as a Notary. You must take the exam and be fingerprinted again. Your commission must be current to be eligible for the 3 hour course. New and Renewing Notaries bring the following: 1) A $40 check made payable to “Secretary of State” for the test fee. 2) Proper ID – current state issued driver’s license or ID card or passport. 3) Two #2 pencils. 4) 2 X 2 passport color photo. Live Scan Fingerprints required after you pass the exam. Serious conviction may disqualify applicant. PLEASE NOTE: Arrive early. Due to State regulations, no one will be admitted to the classroom after 8:30am or 1:00pm. You must be on time when returning to the classroom from a break.

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The ProActive Job Search

Stop looking for job openings! Go create your own! Decide what you want to do and who you want to work for. Open the doors and develop your own opportunities. If trolling the job boards is dragging you down, come learn a refreshingly different way to approach the job market and start pursuing the job of your dreams. Instructor: Deborah Gallant (for bio, see previous listing). Saturday, October 31, 10:00am – 12:00pm Conejo Valley Adult School, Room D Cost: $35 #8110.101

First Time Notaries Renewing Notaries 8:00am – 4:00pm 12:30 – 4:00pm Seminar: $99 Seminar: $50 Material Fee: $30 Material Fee: $30 (payable to instructor) (payable to instructor) Registration & Test Registration & Test 4:00 – 6:00pm 4:00 – 6:00pm Test Fee: $40 Test Fee: $40 #8040.101 #8041.201 Presented by Notary Public Seminars, Inc., a leading public course provider in California for 15 years.

Friday, November 13 9:00am – 4:00pm Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C

Now that you are a Notary, how do you build and maintain your signing business? You will learn the skills and obtain the necessary tools to become a Certified Loan Signing Agent. This workshop features how to properly notarize loan packages. We will discuss how to negotiate your fee, how to get called back and how to brand yourself as a professional in your market. Program Fee: $99 Material fee: $60 payable to instructor Presented by Notary Public Seminars, Inc., a leading public course provider in California for 15 years. #8045.101

Real Estate Secrets

This is a three-hour fact filled class where you can learn real estate secrets about foreclosures, flips, short sales, financing, second homes, investment homes, selfdirected IRA purchases, as well as the insand-outs of how to buy a home in today’s market. Instructor: Michael Anderson CFP, MBA is on faculty at Ventura College, and Zak Lovenson is a home lending specialist. Thursday, September 10, 6:00 – 9:00pm Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $45 plus $2 material fee to instructor #8050.301

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Confused About the Markets?

Learn the basics of investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETF’s and other alternative investments. Topics include reading and understanding the financial news, managing and measuring risk, buying on margin, selling short, dollar cost averaging, and how current events impact your investment thinking. Instructor: Don Milin has a BA in Math, an MBA in Finance, a teaching credential, and over 40 years of professional experience. 3 Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30pm September 21 - October 5 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $65 #8016.301

NO REFUNDS Unless Class Cancelled by Conejo Valley Adult School

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Chef’s Corner

Chef'’s Corner

Food Classes are held in Room 15 at the School from 6:00 – 8:30pm Cost: $50 plus $15 (cash only) food fee for the instructor. Recipes are not designed for special dietary needs.

Community Enrichment Advanced Cooking with Trader Joe’s

If you have enjoyed our Cooking with Trader Joe’s classes in the past, join us for a more in-depth class using Trader Joe’s products. The instructors will use more advanced cooking techniques and recipes for those who are more interested in the art of cooking. The menu will be determined by what new ingredients are available. Instructors: Lisa Scott and TJ Tramonto (for bios, see previous listing). Tuesday, October 27 #8401.301

Fall 2015 Menu

Trader Joe’s..............................................Wed., 9/16 Southern Cuisine Cooking......................Thurs., 9/17 Cooking … Costco Way.........................Thurs., 9/24 Speak-Cook-EatThe Italian Experience........................... Tues., 9/29 Spooky Halloween Party..........................Wed., 9/30 Cooking with the Pioneer Woman..........Thurs., 10/1 Trader Joe’s............................................. Tues., 10/6 Savory Muffin Meals.................................Wed., 10/7 Quick & Easy Soup and Sides................Thurs., 10/8 Mexican Specialties............................... Tues. 10/13 Moroccan Magic...................................Thurs., 10/15 Pressure Cooking 101........................... Tues., 10/20 Creative Food Processor Tricks.............Wed., 10/21 Make Your Own Pasta..........................Thurs., 10/22 Intro. To Raw, Plant-Based Cuisine........Mon., 10/26 Trader Joe’s Advanced.......................... Tues., 10/27 Comfort Food..........................................Wed., 10/28 Slenderizing Meal Planning...................... Mon., 11/2

New Recipes

Cooking with Trader Joe’s

You’ve found all the unique items at your favorite store. Now, what can you do with them? Our chefs will answer your questions about TJ’s new products and help you create interesting, healthful meals using them plus seasonal ingredients. The menu will be determined by the instructor based on what is new and fresh at Trader Joe’s. Due to the popularity of this class, we will offer two sessions. The same recipes will be featured; sign up for only one of these sessions. Instructors: Lisa Scott and TJ Tramonto. Lisa Scott is a personal chef who has a BS in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics. She has been teaching cooking classes at the adult school for over 10 years. TJ Tramonto is a graduate of Westlake Culinary Institute and a professional caterer. Wednesday, September 16 8400.301 Or Tuesday, October 6 8400.302

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Instructor: Elizabeth Heumier has a BS in Food Science, Food Safety Certifications in every category of food canning and is an award winning home canner. Thursday, September 17 #8466.301

Comfort Food

Let’s travel back to the dinner table of our mothers and grandmothers. We will re-create Sunday Dinner with chicken-fried Steak, homemade gravy and buttermilk biscuits. We will end our meal with crepes and fresh fruit! Instructor: Vicki Smither has taught classes for 6 years and participated in numerous cooking groups including ones in Europe. Wednesday, October 28 #8404.301

Speak-Cook-Eat– The Italian Experience New Recipes

Pressure Cooking 101

Phyllis Vaccarelli has discovered that you can do most anything in a pressure cooker, faster, more efficiently and with great flavor results. She will show you how easy it is to convert your own favorite recipes to the pressure cooker and prepare them in less than half the time. Today’s pressure cookers are safe, quiet, save energy and preserve nutrients better than other methods of cooking. In this class you will learn how to cook a Butternut Squash Risotto in less than 10 minutes without stirring, a quick Split Pea soup with Ham, Shrimp with Dried Cannellini Beans and Chocolate Pot de Crème with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream for dessert. Instructor: Phyllis Vaccarelli is the former owner and director of Let’s Get Cookin’ and the Westlake Culinary Institute, which she ran for 30 years. She now consults, teaches and writes for her new business, Culinary Concierge Connection. She is writing her own Pressure Cooker Cookbook. Tuesday, October 20 #8426.301

Southern Cuisine Canning

Let’s explore and be inspired by the best of southern cuisine. In the south, preserving and pickling is a way to eat locally and carry fall’s bounty into the colder months. Nothing beats making your own pickles, jams and preserves and discovering new ways to use them in tasty southern dishes.

Clarissa is back with all new recipes. In this interactive class learn how to make a delicious Italian meal and some basic Italian vocabulary, how to introduce yourself and how to order in a restaurant. We will do roleplaying while we cook, so be prepared to have some fun speaking, cooking and eating in Italian. No previous cooking or language experience necessary. Instructor: Clarissa Fishman grew up between the U.S. and Italy where she spent summers at her grandmother’s house in Tuscany. Her first language is Italian. Cooking delicious Tuscan specialties with her mom, aunts and grandmother was a big part of her upbringing. She has been teaching for over 25 years. Tuesday, September 29 #8420.301

Intro to Raw Plant-Based Cuisine

Looking to incorporate more raw plant foods into your diet? If so, this un-cooking class is for you! Move beyond “salads and smoothies.” Through recipe demonstrations, witness the alchemy of transforming fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds into delicious raw nut milks, citrus-maple granola, flatbread with muhammera, BBQ kale chips, tostadas, chocolate macaroons and more. Class covers stocking a raw food pantry, equipment, sprouting, and dehydrating. Recipe packet and tastings included. NOTE: not for those with nut allergies Instructor: Christina England is a graduate of the Matthew Kenney Raw Culinary School in Santa Monica and has also studied at Living Light Culinary Institute in Fort Bragg. Date: Monday, October 26 #8403.301

NO REFUNDS Unless Class Cancelled by Conejo Valley Adult School

Community Enrichment Creative Food Processor Tricks

Take the drudgery out of your holiday preparations. You will learn amazing techniques that will make holiday preparations easy. Learn all the different ways you can slice, dice, julienne, etc. You will learn how to make your turkey stuffing, vegetable platters, bread doughs and pie crusts. All the way from appetizers to dessert. Instructor: Sylvia Rieman has a MS in nutrition education. She has worked for Cuisinart as a Consumer Advisor and has taught Food Processor classes at Let’s Get Cookin’ and elsewhere for 30 years. Wednesday, October 21 #8405.301

Spooky Halloween Party

Enchant your Halloween party guests (young and old) with a spooky, but delicious menu starting with Monster Eyeballs and Dracula’s chili, followed by a Magical Salad and ending with Spicy Pumpkin Cookies and foaming Witches Brew. Instructor: Sylvia Rieman (for bio, see previous listing). Wednesday, September 30 #8406.301

Savory Muffin Meals

Create Muffin Meals that check so many culinary boxes. Protein packed mini meals for the weight conscious, toddler meals on the go, senior microwaveable nutritious meals and for those that are just hungry and need to find something in the freezer fast. Create, freeze and pop into the microwave when hungry. We will make eggs, chicken sausage and cheese mini’s for breakfast, gourmet mac and cheese mini’s for lunch and chicken pot pie mini’s for dinner. The possibilities are endless. Instructor: Mary Avery graduated from the Oxnard Culinary/Hotel Management Program. She owns Elysian Fields, specializing in farm to table catering for intimate dinner parties. Wednesday, October 7 #8407.301

Cooking with the Pioneer Woman

Ree Drummond is a fairly new presence to the cooking channel network and has been growing in popularity because of her easy going attitude and feel good meals. She is a city girl that married a rancher and has learned to adapt to living the rural life by cooking to feed her family and friends with an open heart. I will prepare a sampling of her recipes and we can all enjoy life on plains - at least for one evening! No calorie counting tonight - the pioneer woman loves her butter!

Chef’s Corner Cooking … Costco Way

Costco is not just a big warehouse filled with jewelry, clothes and bulk food. It’s actually a great way to shop at a discount with high quality cuts of meat and vegetables. We will be teaching not only how to shop for a small family, but how to prepare for a large group gathering. This is a unique class and one not to be missed.

Instructor: Jill Fisher has a BS in Food Science and Nutrition and worked for 8 years as a trainer for a nutritional analysis software company. She is a licensed personal chef and author of My Best Friends’ Kitchen. Thursday, October 1 #8408.301

Instructors: Patty Limatola-Tanenbaum is a graduate from the Westlake Culinary Institute and she does blogging at MmGOod.com where she posts easy recipes with video tutorials. Susan Bernstein is an amazing cook who specializes in easy and delicious recipes. Together Patty and Susan have been doing catering jobs creating amazing dishes and events. Thursday, September 24 #8417.301

Learn to Make your Own Pasta

Get Cozy with Quick and Easy Soup & Sides

I have spent many years making raviolis and other pastas for my own family’s traditions as well as demonstrating in retail stores. I have had several requests to host a “how to make pasta” class so here we go! We will learn to make our own dough and how to roll, cut, dry and cook. I will also bring some family favorite recipes for meat sauce, marinara sauce, pesto sauce, Gorgonzola sauce and vodka sauce. Impress your friends and neighbors and learn how fun, inexpensive and delicious making your own pasta can be! Instructor: Jill Fisher (for bio, see previous listing). Thursday, October 22 #8409.301

Moroccan Magic

Travel to the exotic land of Morocco and experience the distinctive flavors of the region in this class. You’ll become proficient in the cumin and fresh mint-infused tastes and smells of this magical country. Learn to cook some of its most traditional and tasty specialties. We will prepare an amazing Moroccan Feast, start to finish. Instructor: Michelle Fishman has a BS in Dietetics and is a Registered Dietician. She has a passion for cooking and enjoys teaching others how to be creative in the kitchen. Thursday, October 15 #8416.301

Kick off your shoes and experience the cozy warmth of fall soups and sides. Patty and Susan will be making some of their easy and tasty soups and sides including a healthy green soup, a 30-minute taco soup, corn bread, butternut squash with sausage soup, and mini chicken pot pies. This is the class not to miss! Instructors: Patty Limatola-Tanenbaum and Susan Bernstein (for bio, see previous listing). Thursday, October 8 #8422.301

Mexican Specialties

Learn how to make tantalizing enchiladas with authentic Mexican rice and beans and homemade tortillas. Instructor: Nancy Gonzalez is one of the most vivacious traditional Mexican cooks and teachers in the Conejo Valley today. Inspiration for her recipes and hospitality grow out of her long, rich family history in southern Mexico. Tuesday, October 13 #8476.301

Slenderizing Meal Planning

Learn the secrets of preparing and presenting a creative, healthy and light dinner that looks and tastes delicious! Gail enthusiastically shares her practical tips that make preparing, cooking and presenting dinner at the table fun and easy including a healthy low calorie dessert. Bring a notepad and pen. Instructor: Gail Arias is a certified nutritionist, healthy wellness and fitness expert. Monday, November 2 #8436.301

NO REFUNDS Unless Class Cancelled by Conejo Valley Adult School

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Creative Arts

Community Enrichment Beginning Sewing

Creative Arts Clever and Cool Crocheting

Learn how to crochet or refresh your skills. In 8-weeks read and follow patterns with confidence and complete one-skein wonder projects like a market bag, scarf, headband, or kitchen items. Students need 1 skein of worsted weight yarn and a hook (size H or K preferred) on the first day of class, or bring your work-in-progress for further development. Instructor: Marcia Bucaro learned the craft from her Grandmothers, and has shown and sold her work in Ventura County for many years. She loves teaching and passing on the art of crocheting. 8 Mondays, 9:30 – 11:30am September 21 – November 9 Horizon Hills, Room 1 33 Greta St., Thousand Oaks 91360 Cost: $115 Seniors: $75 Plus $5 material fee to instructor #8175.101

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Fiber Arts

Explore ways to create your own fabric pieces through the use of paint and dyes, fusing and embellishing. Create scarves, interesting pieces of fabric, wall pieces and three dimensional art objects. Instructor: Jerry Ferguson has a background in architecture, art quilting, painting and surface design, giving her a variety of experiences to draw from in creating fiber art. 6 Tuesdays, 12:30 – 2:30pm October 13 – November 17 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $95 plus $30 material fee to instructor #8255.201

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Clay Magic

Learn how to do bas reliefs, clay extruding, sprigging, (attaching wet clay onto leather hard clay), as well as clay pressing into artisan molds to form garden globes or vases. This is a very open and fun opportunity for hands-on learning with various forms of processing clay. Instructors: Sue Clarke is a renowned artist and teacher who has been working in ceramics for over 20 years, and Debbie Selznick is an award winning artist. 6 Fridays, 9:00am - 12:00pm September 11 – October 16 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $125 plus $35 material fee to instructor #8265.101

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Have you been waiting for a reason to dust off that sewing machine? Learn basic sewing principles while completing projects like a knife edge pillow, a kimono robe and pajama pants. Instruction will include understanding a pattern envelope, guidelines, pattern prep, and cut prior to sewing. Bring your sewing machine to class and contact [email protected] att.net for supply list. Instructor: Susan Godfrey, a certified Trained Sewing Instructor (TSI), teaches all levels of sewing and continues her training in high level sewing projects and techniques. 6 Fridays, 9:30am – 12:30pm September 25 – October 30 Horizon Hills, Room 1 33 Greta St., Thousand Oaks 91360 Cost: $125 Seniors: $85 Plus $30 material fee to instructor #8190.101

Weaving

Learn to make looms in various shapes and sizes and weave in different ways with materials such as fabric, yarn, string and glass beads. Students will build their own looms from everyday items such as hula hoops, pvc pipes, cardboard and embroidery hoops. Students will end up with a variety of weaved pieces ready to be displayed. Instructor: Helle Rasmussen is practiced in the arts of mosaic, sculpture, weaving, and mural painting and has instructed in a variety of teaching settings. 6 Tuesdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm September 8 – October 13 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $125 plus $40 material fee to instructor #8145.101

Mosaic Series

Explore the wonders of different ways to create mosaic while making inside artwork as well as outside garden ornaments. Students will learn about adhesives, grouts, how to break glass, and ceramics safely, and are welcome to bring their own materials to add a personal touch to their artwork. Instructor: Helle Rasmussen (for bio, see previous listing). 5 Tuesdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm October 20 – November 17 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $115 plus $40 material fee to instructor #8150.101

Experimental and Collage Art

Inspiring new techniques will help you discover the artist within you. This is a fun class for beginners and advanced artists alike. Explore mixed media on watercolor paper or canvas with inks, acrylics, gesso and more. We will also use a wide variety of materials such as rice paper, foils, beads, yarn and many more. Materials furnished for the first class with supply list provided for following projects. Instructor: Dorothea Heger is an award winning artist whose work has been presented in numerous museums and exhibitions, and published in magazines. See www.dorotheaart.com for more information. 6 Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:30pm September 30 – November 4 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $110 #8155.101

Simple Stroke Watercolor Flowers

With the simple stroke of a brush you can create pretty watercolor flowers, grasses, flower pots and more. Learn how to let the brush and paint do the work to enhance store bought stationery, design cards, or use in your journals. No art experience needed, contact the instructor at [email protected] in advance of class for supply list. Instructor: Shirley LaPorte owns her own calligraphy and invitation business. She has appeared on the DIY network craft show and has had art projects and articles published in national and international magazines. 3 Thursdays, 9:00 – 11:30pm September 10 - 24 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $75 plus $5 material fee to instructor #8211.101

Beginning Copperplate

Learn the beautiful art of Copperplate script. This hand is perfect for invitations, envelopes, place cards, menus and so much more. This 8-week course will introduce you to the basics of this elegant hand and its many applications using fun and beautiful techniques. Please contact [email protected] for first class supply list. Instructor: Shirley LaPorte (for bio, see previous listing). 8 Thursdays, 9:00 – 11:00 am October 1 – November 19 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $105 plus $10 material fee to instructor #8161.101

NO REFUNDS Unless Class Cancelled by Conejo Valley Adult School

Community Enrichment Beginning Italic

Come explore the broad edged pen and learn to create beautiful Italic letterforms. This course will introduce the beginner to this classic style of calligraphy with step by step instruction. You’ll use Italic for a variety of creative projects for weddings, greeting cards, envelopes and pieces of art. Please contact [email protected] for first class supply list. Instructor:Shirley LaPorte (for bio, see previous listing). 8 Thursdays, 12:30 - 2:30pm October 1 – November 19 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $105 plus $10 material fee to instructor #8160.201

Creative Art Journaling

Through stimulating creative writing, drawing and mixed media art exercises we will begin the process of journaling. Find your unique voice, get inspired, learn a multitude of techniques with various media including collage, image transfer, stenciling and creating texture. Please bring journal/drawing pad with blank pages to first class. Instructor: Scarlit Bloome (for bio, see previous listing). 5 Fridays, 9:30 - 12:00pm October 23 – November 20 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $95 plus $10 material fee to instructor #8186.101

Creative Outlets

Funtangle

The class is based on the Zentangle art form. Its many benefits range from stress reduction to problem solving!!! Funtangle is easy to learn and comprised of repetitive structured patterns that create beautiful images. This class will work with pencil, ink, watercolor, glitter and more to make designs for greeting cards and for framing. Basic materials provided. Instructor: Joan Hawks earned a BA in Art from UCLA. With the Society for Calligraphy, she has specialized in both commercial and fine art, and has had articles published in national and international magazines. 6 Fridays, 12:30 - 2:30pm September 11 – October 16 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $95 plus $5 material fee to instructor #8165.201

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Creative Arts/Creative Outlets

Healing Through Creativity

Sometimes the best way to heal, reduce anxiety and de-stress is through creative self-expression. In this class you will explore non-traditional ways to use the written word, art, movement and sound to heal, de-stress and free yourself. Creative process in class will include both collaboration and individual exercises through a variety of media. No previous experience required. Instructor: Scarlit Bloome is a creativity coach, artist, designer and entrepreneur. She is a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. 5 Mondays, 9:30 - 12:00pm September 21 - October 19 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $95 plus $10 material fee to instructor #8180.101

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Improvisation

Improvisation is for everyone – all backgrounds and professions. In a supportive and safe environment, students will learn to trust their instincts, strengthen listening skills and build confidence through exercises, games and good old fun! Instructor: Jessica Lynn Verdi has been involved in theatre for 15 years both in Los Angeles and Ventura County. She is an award winning actress and director and performs improv weekly in LA. 10 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm September 8 – November 10 Boys and Girls Club 1980 E. Avenida de las Flores Thousand Oaks, 91360 Cost: $135 plus $15 material fee to instructor #8195.301

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Jewelry Design

In this class learn the basics of jewelry making: terminology, technique and tools. At the same time hands-on learning of basic stringing, bead knotting and wire wrap will allow a new project to be completed each week. Instructor: Jeanette Nelson is a certified bead and jewelry designer/instructor who has been creating and teaching jewelry design for 15 years. 3 Fridays, 9:30am – 12:30pm September 11 – 25 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B Cost: $80 plus $35 material fee to instructor #8185.101

General Woodworking

A hands-on class for using a variety of hand and power tools with the opportunity for oneon-one instruction. An in-class safety test and competency project will be required before students begin to work on their own projects. Instructor: Daniel Bell teaches in the local district and is a member of the Conejo Valley Woodworkers Association. He’s the owner of Daniel Bell Construction. Beginning Level 8 Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00pm September 15 – November 3 #8140.301 Intermediate Level 8 Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00pm September 17 – November 5 #8141.301 Thousand Oaks High School, Room A2 2323 N. Moorpark Road Thousand Oaks 91360 Cost per session: $165 plus $50 material fee to instructor

Beginning Guitar

This guitar course is geared towards new students just starting out, or for those who have been away from their guitar for a while. We start with some easy melodies and chords, and by course conclusion, students will be able to play basic songs. Instructor: Jarold Davis has been teaching music for more than 20 years. He also has extensive recording and touring experience, having performed in such venues as the Gibson Amphitheater in LA and Madison Square Garden in NY. 8 Mondays, 12:30 – 2:00pm September 21 – November 9 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $95 plus $5 material fee to instructor #8712.201

Beginning Ukulele

Learn to play the ukulele! This popular starter instrument is for the true beginner to music. It can also be an excellent way to get back into playing an instrument for those who have been away. By course end (or before), students will be playing easy songs and simple melodies. Instructor: Jarold Davis (for bio, see previous listing). 8 Fridays, 10:30am – 12:00pm September 18 – November 6 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $95 plus $5 material fee to instructor #8710.101

NO REFUNDS Unless Class Cancelled by Conejo Valley Adult School

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Creative Outlets Ukulele Workshop

This class is designed for the ukulele player that has completed the Beginning class (or equivalent) and is ready for more musical challenges. A more in-depth approach to what can be done with a ukulele will be taken, including advanced styles and song selections. Instructor: Jarold Davis (for bio, see previous listing). 8 Fridays, 12:30 – 2:00pm September 18 – November 6 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $95 plus $5 material fee to instructor #8711.201

Digital Photography Intro

This workshop will give you the essential skills needed to get started with digital photography. Students will learn about camera controls, shooting modes, file formats, resolution, memory cards, electronic flash, white balance and downloading images to your computer. Additionally, course covers composition, simple enhancement, preparation for email or website, printers and selecting digital imageediting software. Bring your camera and the instruction manual.

Community Enrichment Get to Know Your Camera

Make friends with your camera and its lenses to take better pictures! Let’s face it, digital SLR cameras can be intimidating. There are so many buttons and dials, and that manual is a novella! Learn the basics about shutter speed, aperture and ISO and how they work magic in your camera. Easy techniques to photograph flowers, landscape and outdoor portraits will be presented. Bring your DSLR camera (one with interchangeable lenses), camera manual, and any lenses you may have. Instructor: Berkeley Gray is a freelance photographer. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Art majoring in Paint, Photography and Print. 4 Mondays, 9:00am - 12:00pm October 5 - 26 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B Cost: $95 Seniors: $65 Plus $5 material fee to instructor #8120.101

Yes, your iPhone pictures are good but great ones are possible! More pixels do not guarantee an outstanding photograph, but this class will…by exploring photography basics of composition, lighting and editing right on your device. iPhone photography is becoming an art form and this class will put you ahead of the curve. Bring your iPhone to class each week. Instructor: Sherri Burke studied photography at Moorpark College. She is an artist who has been photographing nature, children and adults for over 20 years. 2 Saturdays, 9:30 – 11:30am October 10 & 17 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room D Cost: $55 Seniors: $40 #8125.102 OR 2 Thursdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm September 10 & 17 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B Cost: $55 Seniors: $40 #8125.101

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This class is for those who have attended Digital Photography Introduction or for those familiar with the camera. This class will place more emphasis on the creative process. Topics will cover visualizing, composing, and designing better photographs. Students will learn to control and see light, both existing and flash. Bring your camera to class. Instructor: Tom Ferguson (for bio, see previous listing). 4 Wednesdays, 6:00 - 9:00pm October 21 – November 18 (no class November 11) Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 10 Cost: $95 per session plus $5 material fee to instructor #8132.301

Art Appreciation

A new course examining art and art history from the artist’s viewpoint will probe intriguing topics including the French Impressionists, How to Read a Painting, Devices Artists use in Composition, Understanding Modern Art, New Discoveries on Michelangelo’s Moses and Women in the Arts in the 1800’s.

Instructor: Tom Ferguson is both a commercial and fine art photographer. He has appeared in over 100 exhibitions nationwide. 4 Wednesdays, 1:00 – 4:00pm September 9 - 30 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 10 Cost: $95 per session plus $5 material fee to instructor #8131.201

iPhone Photography

Intermediate Digital Photography

Instructor: Peter Kraus is an established graphic designer, author, educator and artist with over 35 years of experience. 8 Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:30pm September 29 – November 17 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $95 #8157.201

Digital Photography Basics Plus

This introductory workshop will give you the essential skills needed to get started with digital photography. Students will learn about camera controls, shooting modes, file formats, resolution, memory cards, flash, white balance and downloading images to your computer. Additionally, this course covers digital darkroom topics such as: email or website file preparation, adjusting image brightness, contrast and color, using layers for text and effects, optimizing portraits and montage/scrapbook type projects. Bring your digital camera and the instruction manual. Instructor: Tom Ferguson (for bio, see previous listing). 6 Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00pm September 9 – October 14 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 10 Cost: $125 per session plus $5 material fee to instructor #8130.301

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Poker: No Limit Hold Em

Learn the rules, lingo and strategy of Texas Hold Em. Learn how to run your own tournament with friends or play at casino poker rooms. Each class will start with a lesson, then break into a mini-poker game for practice. Instructor: Kate Henderson has been playing poker since she was a kid. Now a mom, she has won tens of thousands of dollars playing in home games, online, and in Las Vegas. 5 Wednesdays, October 14 – November 18 (no class November 11) Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $75 plus $10 material fee to instructor Beginning Level (never played before) 6:00 – 7:30pm #8105.301 Intermediate Level (familiar with the game) 7:30 – 9:00pm #8106.301

NO REFUNDS Unless Class Cancelled by Conejo Valley Adult School

Community Enrichment

Fine Arts

Intro to Oils

Fine Arts Drawing with Pastels

This class is designed to explore techniques of charcoal and pastel, sometimes in combination together. Come use this imaginative resource cultivated through the experience of drawing as painting! All basic materials are provided and all levels are welcome. Instructor: Jerry Ferguson, M.Arch, Ed.D., helps students develop an individual painting style through the analysis and use of materials, processes and design principles - all while having fun. 10 Wednesdays, 12:30 – 2:30pm September 9 – November 18 (no class November 11) Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $125 plus $30 material fee to instructor #8230.201

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Pencil

Beginning Drawing/ Drawing with One

Join this introductory, individually focused and interactive course on learning to draw with a single pencil. Students will use creativity and imagination to put onto practice the basic principles of drawing; topics include shading and rendering texture, proportions and perspective. Materials provided by the instructor.

This beginning painting class will teach you the basics of oil painting, along with the theories of color and composition. With basic oil painting techniques beautiful projects can be created quickly. Instructor: Rosina Paluzzi is an award winning artist who attended art school in both the US and Italy. Rosina brings a creative energy to her work, and her oil paintings have appeared in many galleries. 8 Mondays, 1:00 – 3:00pm September 21 – November 9 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $105 plus $20 material fee to instructor #8200.201

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Intermediate Oil and Acrylic Painting

In this course students will learn more about the use of color, basic composition, and further their painting techniques as they create from their own reference photos. Class is intended for students who already have knowledge of basic painting skills; bring your own supplies and canvas. Instructor: Stella Violano is a published artist whose artwork is licensed and sold on greeting cards, garden flags and puzzles. Her work painting animals and wildlife is award winning. 4 Wednesdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm October 7 - 28 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $95 #8214.101

Instructor: Steve Tanaka worked as an artist in industry for more than thirty years. He enjoys helping others maximize their artistic abilities through drawing and sketching. 5 Tuesdays, 12:30 – 2:30pm September 8 – October 6 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $85 plus $6 material fee to instructor #8235.201

Watercolor Basics and Beyond

Learn 22 techniques including salt, watercolor pencils, using “resist”, as well as what brushes, paints, paper and Aquabond to use. You will have a lot of fun as you learn. Demos in each class and new subjects with individual attention. Instructor: Yoka Yohanna is a world renowned portrait artist “of all living thing”. View her work at www.yokasgallery.com. 4 Wednesdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm September 9 - 30 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $95 plus $15 material fee to instructor #8210.101

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California Style Watercolor Painting

Follow your teacher in step-by-step “paintalong” demos of each California Style technique. Learn to paint more boldly and directly using techniques that allow you to complete a painting more quickly. Beginners, you can do this too! Materials will be supplied for the first meeting. Instructor: Tom Winans is a professional watercolor, oil, and pastel painter. Also a credentialed teacher, Tom has taught at numerous schools including Ventura College. 8 Mondays, 3:30 – 6:00pm September 21 – November 9 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $125 plus $10 material fee to instructor #8212.301

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Watercolor for Beginners

If you’ve always wanted to try watercolors, now is your chance usingthe paint-along method. All students will complete the same small painting. Each class paints a different land or seascape, so register for one or all. Nothing to bring, all supplies provided. Instructor: Tom Winans (for bio, see previous listing). 1 Saturday, 9:00am – 12:00pm Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost per session: $45 plus $5 material fee to instructor September 19 #8213.101 or October 17 #8213.102

Anyone Can Draw

Drawing is a skill which can be learned, just like reading and writing. Once you learn the basics, you can draw anything. No art knowledge is necessary and students at all levels are encouraged to enroll. Please bring 8 ½ x 11 unlined paper, pencil and eraser.

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Creating a Holiday Painting

In this course students create a fun acrylic painting with a holiday theme. Perfect for decoration or as a gift! Open to all levels from beginner to advanced. Instructor: Stella Violano (for bio, see previous listing). 3 Saturdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm October 24 – November 7 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $80 plus $20 material fee to instructor #8270.101

Instructor: Peter Kraus is an established graphic designer, author, educator and artist with over 35 years of experience. 8 Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30pm September 29 – November 17 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $95 plus optional $15 book fee to instructor #8225.301

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NO REFUNDS Unless Class Cancelled by Conejo Valley Adult School

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Fitness and Dance

Fitness and Dance SPECIAL OFFER

Extend Your Fitness Regimen with a Pre-Holiday Energy Boost! 4 more classes only $20 Details included in class description Offer good only at time of registration

Core Crazy with Chrissy

AKA Booty Camp, this class is a mostly mat based total body workout for all levels of fitness. It incorporates Pilates and resistance and balance exercises. The benefits of this workout are strengthening, toning, shaping, burning fat, boosting energy, releasing stress, alleviating hip and lower back pain and improving balance. Bring a mat, towel and free weights up to 5lbs. Instructor: Chrissy Lomax has been in the health and fitness industry for over 15 years and is certified in both personal fitness training and Pilates. She is a marathon coach and weight loss coach, senior training specialist and has been a leader and Ambassador for Weight Watchers. Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:25pm September 2 – November 4 10 week: $95 #8375.301 With 4 class Pre-Holiday Energy Boost September 2 – December 16 (no class November 11 and 25) 14 week: $115 #8375.302 Conejo Valley Adult School, Auditorium

Restorative Yoga

Restore balance to body and mind with slow moving, calming and nurturing poses that can induce physiological changes which allow the body to recover from life’s daily stresses. Props are used to aid complete relaxation and conscious breathing helps to move into deeper levels of relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat, 2 beach towels or yoga blankets and a yoga block. Instructor: Ruth Piper is a registered instructor with Yoga Alliance and has been teaching for the past 9 years. Thursdays, 5:15 – 6:10pm September 10 – November 12 10 week: $95 #8350.301 With 4 class Pre-Holiday Energy Boost September 10 – December 17 (no class November 26) 14 week: $115 #8350.302

Community Enrichment Creative Pilates

Tai Chi Level 1

This class is a seamless workout infused with fun in a supportive and friendly environment. You can expect to experience more energy, improve circulation, lose inches, have better balance and coordination skills plus improve your posture! Strengthen, lengthen, align and tone your body with creative and traditional Pilates exercises and non-impact moves for weight loss. This class includes standing and floor exercises. Bring mat and towel.

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese discipline of meditative movements practiced as a system of exercises. The form of Tai Chi known as 24 form is a natural movement like that of water and wind. It enhances relaxation, grace, balance and strength. The instructor also incorporates Qigong, an ancient Chinese energy practice that cultivates the body’s natural energy. Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear.

Instructor: Gail Arias is a credentialed fitness expert who teaches Pilates, group fitness and dance classes. She is a Gold Standard Award recipient for Excellent Instruction.

Instructor: Kimiko Kuwamoto has been teaching Tai Chi since 2000 and is certified by a San Francisco master instructor. Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:25pm September 8 – November 10 10 week: $95 #8360.301

Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:25pm September 3 – November 12 (no class September 17) 10 week: $95 #8330.301 With 4 class Pre-Holiday Energy Boost September 3 – December 17 (no class September 17 and November 26) 14 week: $115 #8330.302 Boys and Girls Club 1980 E. Avenida de las Flores Thousand Oaks 91360 (4 Class Extension will move to Conejo Valley Adult School, Auditorium)

Therapeutic Yoga

Katlen Ebert combines her experience as a PT with her advanced training in therapeutic yoga to teach a calming yet rejuvenating yoga class. Katlen is particularly adept at tailoring poses for students who may have back injuries, knee issues or other physical limitations. Bring a yoga mat and an extra towel or blanket. Instructor: Katlen Ebert is a Physical Therapist from Germany. She is also a graduate from the LMU Yoga Therapy program. Fridays, 9:30 – 10:45am September 11 – November 13 10 week: $105 #8355.101 With 4 class Pre-Holiday Energy Boost September 11 – December 18 (no class November 27) 14 week: $125 #8355.102 Horizon Hills Campus 33 Greta Street Thousand Oaks 91360 Exception: October 9 and November 20 class at CVAE Auditorium

With 4 class Pre-Holiday Energy Boost September 8 – December 8 14 week: $115 #8360.302 Conejo Valley Adult School, Auditorium

Tai Chi Level 2

Explore a new level of Tai Chi – 42 form. Prerequisite is knowledge of 24 form. Instructor: Kimiko Kuwamoto (for bio, see previous listing). Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:25pm September 8 – November 10 10 week: $95 #8361.301 With 4 class Pre-Holiday Energy Boost September 8 – December 8 14 week: $115 #8361.302 Conejo Valley Adult School, Auditorium

Functional Fitness

This class focuses on the body as a unit. It entails a workout designed to increase strength, decrease body fat, and increase flexibility. Getting through daily activities will be easier due to more energy. Bringing dumbbells for bicep curls, resistance bands for leg stretches and a mat to lie on will increase the class experience. Wear athletic shoes. Instructor: Anthony Parisi, BS in Kinesiology, has worked at physical therapy clinics for 5 years and has been a personal trainer and athletic trainer for 3 years. He is the CEO of Parisi Fitness and Rehabilitation where he combines his experience and knowledge into one dynamic program. 6 Mondays, 5:30 – 6:25pm September 21 – October 26 Conejo Valley Adult School, Auditorium Cost: $65 Seniors: $50 #8335.301

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NO REFUNDS Unless Class Cancelled by Conejo Valley Adult School

Community Enrichment New

Chair Yoga

If you want to participate in yoga but are sometimes unsure of balance or have difficulty in some yoga stretching poses, chair yoga will give you a confidence boost. It allows you to get into poses more easily but still enjoy the many benefits of yoga. Please bring a yoga mat and towel. Instructor: Janet Winkler is a certified yoga instructor and therapist who studied at Loyola Marymount University. She is also certified with the Arthritis Foundation. 10 Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:25pm September 15 – November 17 Conejo Valley Adult School, Auditorium Cost: $95 #8341.301

Zumba

Zumba is a dance fitness class that is great for the mind, body and soul! It has been called “Exercise in Disguise” as it incorporates music and dance and provides an exhilarating and effective workout. You don’t need to be a dancer or do it “right” – it is designed to motivate everyone! Instructor: Mary Gutierrez is a licensed Zumba instructor who has taught in the area for 6 ½ years. She is an expert on adjusting her teaching for all different levels. 10 Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:25pm September 8 – November 10 Boys and Girls Club 1980 E. Avenida de las Flores Thousand Oaks 91360 Cost: $95 #8315.301

Aerobic Dancing

This exciting Jacki Sorensen dance program features dance routines, stretching, abdominal work and strength training – all choreographed to music. Please bring a mat and hand weights. Instructor: Deborah Maron is a certified Jacki Sorensen Aerobic Dancing Instructor. Morning – 21 classes Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9:00 – 10:00am September 8 – November 19 (no class September 24) Cost: $160 #8380.101 Evening – 19 classes Mondays/Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm September 9 – November 18 (no class September 28 and November 11) Cost: $145 #8380.302 Boys and Girls Club 1980 E. Avenidade las Flores Thousand Oaks 91360

Chi Gong (Qi Kung)

Chi Gong, or “energy skill”, is an ancient Chinese internal martial art used for cultivating health, longevity and self-awareness. Chi has been called the “unseen life-force” energy. Through a combination of movement, breathing, focused intention and meditation, this class focuses on Chi Gong fundamentals and helping the student develop their own practice. Chi Gong is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels - no previous experience, mats or props required. Instructor: John Slicker is a Somatic Therapist and Body-Worker, and has been practicing Chi Gong since 1995. John brings a clear and balanced approach to an ancient, esoteric and holistic system of self-healing and meditation. 12 Tuesdays, 2:00 – 3:00pm September 8 – November 24 Conejo Valley Adult School, Auditorium Cost: $105 Seniors: $75 #8365.201

Get Fit While New You Sit!

This is mostly a chair based workout, focusing on core control, postural alignment and total body strengthening. The benefits are increased energy, stronger core providing you with increased stability and improved posture, better balance to help prevent falls and increased confidence as you go about your day. Caregivers welcome. Instructor: Chrissy Lomax (for bio, see previous listing). 8 Wednesdays, 11:00 – 11:45am September 16 – November 4 Conejo Valley Adult School, Auditorium Cost: $65 #8376.101

Beginning Yoga

Come build stability and increase flexibility in this supportive beginning yoga class. The yoga poses can be modified for any level of fitness so it’s great for those new to yoga but also ideal for those who enjoy a mediumpaced class. Bring a mat and towel to class. Instructor: Diana Karna completed Yoga Teacher Training at California’s Mount Madonna Center. She has been practicing yoga for several years and loves to make Yoga accessible to everyone. 10 Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:25pm September 9 – November 18 (no class November 11) Conejo Valley Adult School, Auditorium Cost: $95 #8340.301

Fitness and Dance New

Bodyweight Yoga Fitness Class

A fitness class that incorporates yoga and bodyweight training to improve balance, flexibility and strength. This routine can be practiced anytime, anyplace – no free weights, no bands, no equipment – and can be tailored to any fitness level. Bring yoga mat and towel to class. Instructor: Diana Karna (for bio, see previous listing). 10 Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:25pm September 8 – November 10 Boys and Girls Club 1980 E. Avenida de las Flores Thousand Oaks 91360 Cost: $95 #8343.301

Release, Align and Stretch…the Foam Roller Way New

Self Myofascial Release is achieved by manipulating the body with a cylinder shaped foam roller. One literally rolls away the stress as tension, knots and pain are released and realignment with gravity is achieved. Come and learn a series of exercises that can be done at home as well. Please bring a mat, exercise band and foam roller to class. Contact Adult School office about student supply discount. Instructor: Patrice Jones is a certified personal trainer, nutritionist and spin instructor. She has been teaching fitness and coaching clients on nutrition for 12 years. 10 Thursdays, 6:15 – 7:10pm September 10 – November 12 Conejo Valley Adult School, Auditorium Cost: $95 #8390.301

American Style Social Dance

Popular partner dances are fun and easy to learn! No longer will you want to sit on the sidelines at the wedding reception, the company party or the club social. Singles and couples of all ages are welcome and no prior dance experience is necessary. The OneStep, Night Club Two-Step and East Coast Swing will be included. Call 805.494.6418 with class related questions. Instructor: Gail Arias is a World Champion Dancer and the recipient of many awards for excellence in dance. 10 Thursdays, 7:30 – 8:25pm September 3 – November 12 (no class September 17) Boys and Girls Club 1980 E. Avenida de las Flores Thousand Oaks 91360 Cost: $95 #8700.301

NO REFUNDS Unless Class Cancelled by Conejo Valley Adult School

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Fitness & Dance/Home & Garden New

Beginning Tango and Rumba

If you love watching DWTS or want to learn two of the more exotic Latin dances, this is the class for you! The Rumba and the American Social Style Tango with an Argentine flair will be taught and no prior dance experience is required. Singles and couples are welcome! Instructor: Gail Arias (for bio, see previous listing). 4 Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00pm September 28 – October 19 Conejo Valley Adult School, Auditorium Cost: $65 #8701.301

Hiking for Fitness

Offering three levels of hiking class in our local foothills. Meet at Conejo Valley Adult School’s parking lot for the first class, then the classes will meet at designated trailheads with the hikes increasing in challenge each week. Wear sturdy trail- rated shoes and comfortable clothing in several light layers. A hat, water, snack and sunscreen are recommended. Instructor: Karl Fernandez, certified ACSM Personal trainer, studied Human Kinetics in British Columbia. Karl enjoys hiking and camping and loves sharing his passion for fitness and an active lifestyle with others. Session 1 – Beginning (no previous hiking experience necessary but capable of hiking 2 miles on trails with gentle slopes). 6 Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:30pm September 30 – November 4 Cost: $65 #8310.301 Session 2 - Moderate (capable of hiking 3-4 miles on trails of moderate level difficulty). 6 Saturdays, 7:30 – 9:30am October 3 – November 7 Cost: $95 #8311.101 Instructor: Doug Nickles is an avid hiker, planning commissioner and former Conejo open space and trail planner. He likes to keep fit by hiking trials in the Conejo Valley. Session 3 – Intermediate (capable of hiking 4-5 miles on trails of moderate level difficulty) 4 Saturdays, 7:30 – 9:30am October 10 – 31 Cost: $75 #8312.101

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Community Enrichment

Feldenkrais® Method

Learn new ways of coordinating movement to minimize risk of injury, enhance cognitive function and manage chronic discomfort. The Feldenkrais Method teaches gentle movement sequences that access reserves in the brain and are designed to enhance skeletal support and muscular efficiency. These principles are applicable to all our actions including sitting at a computer, and playing music or sports. Bring a mat to class. Instructor: Luis Sanchez is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais practitioner. He has worked with Musicians, Athletes, Seniors, and anyone interested in cultivating this learning process. 6 Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:25pm September 16 – October 28 (no class October 14) Conejo Valley Adult School Auditorium Cost: $65 #8385.301

Introduction to Organic Gardening

Growing your own food can be empowering and extremely gratifying, as well as nutritious. If you would like to take your gardening skills to the next level and learn how to turn your backyard or patio space into a selfsustaining organic food production area with a year-round harvest potential, then join us to discover the potential your yard holds! Instructor: Jared Logan has a BS in Environmental Science and more than 12 years of active organic food production experience. 6 Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00pm October 12 – November 16 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $95 #8525.301

Home and Garden New

Organizing the School Year

It’s the start of another school year! Set yourself up for success with systems to corral incoming paperwork and schoolwork, a family command center, meal planning, and ways to make your life routines more efficient. Put together an uber organized file box to archive your student’s work through high school! Instructor: Karen Gauthier is a professional organizer providing workshops and coaching services. Check out her blog at www. neatdoctor.com Saturday, September 12, 9:00am - 12:00pm Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $45 plus $15 material fee to instructor #8504.101

Vermicomposting: Build Your Own Worm Bin

This is small space composting for anyone, anywhere. Set up a worm bin on your patio or in your garden and let worms eat your food scraps. Your reward will be incredible, fabulous “black gold” compost. Worms, bins, and bedding will be provided. Instructor: Diana Karna learned the art and science of Vermicomposting in Santa Cruz. She has brought small and large worm bins to both homes and schools. Saturday, October 3, 9:30 – 11:30am Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $40 plus $30 material fee to instructor #8535.101

Let’s Talk! What is your Pet Saying?

Animals don’t use words but they can still communicate, and their behavior is not only fascinating, it is also…so much like ours! Discover the parallels between human and animal communication, behavior and even emotions. This class will offer fun and surprising insights into the worlds of our pets via pictures, videos and lively discussion. Instructor: Alejandra Abella is a languages and communication specialist who followed her BA with graduate studies in Animal Science. She combines her passions by teaching and writing about languages, communication, and the parallels between human and animal behavior. 5 Mondays, 3:30 – 5:00pm September 28 - October 26 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B Cost: $75 #8870.201

NO REFUNDS Unless Class Cancelled by Conejo Valley Adult School

Community Enrichment Home & Garden/Language Bath Design Workshop

This one day workshop will give you the basics to tackle your bathroom makeover or re-design. Learn about new products, new color, and design trends and give your bath a fresh new look increasing your home value. Instructor: Eileen Gould is a licensed General Contractor and the owner of Eileen Gould Design and Construction Inc.,She is a credentialed teacher and has been practicing both commercial and residential design for the past 25 years. Saturday, October 10, 9:00am – 12:00pm Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $45 #8505.101

Aging in Place

“Aging is part of growing.” We love comfort and want to stay in our homes as we grow older. Learn how to live longer and more sustainable in your own space while maintaining its comfort and beauty. Instructor: Eileen Gould (for bio, see previous listing). Thursday, October 1, 10:00am – 12:00pm Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $35 #8550.101

Room Design 1Creating A Plan

If you would like to design a perfect room this class will teach you the steps required to make the process successful. Find the inspiration that will help kick start your project, learn designer tips for searching out your options and learn how to organize a plan that allows you to meet your design and budget expectations. Instructor: Susan Pritchard has been designing since 1996 and is the owner of Susan Pritchard Interior Design. She. She was voted a Ventura County Favorite in 2014 and has been featured on two “Famous Homes and Hideaways” episodes. Saturday, October 17, 9:00am - 12:00pm Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B Cost: $45 #8500.101

Room Design 2Color, Fabrics, Surfaces

If you would like to be more confident when choosing colors or shopping for fabrics and surfaces for your home then this is the class for you. Learn how to use color and surfaces to express your creativity and to meet the functional needs of your lifestyle. The class topics will include flooring materials, counter surfaces, ceilings, and walls. Instructor: Susan Pritchard (for bio, see previous listing). Saturday, October 24, 9:00am - 12:00pm Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B Cost: $45 #8501.101

DIY Home Design

Your decorator may be you but the look will be professional! This introductory class will help you begin using the same principles professional interior designers use every day. Topics will include determining the scope of your project, utilizing space planning and color selection and establishing furniture arrangement and accessory placement. Instructor: Nicki Jackson is a Certified Interior Designer who owns her own business. She has been published and has taught on the college level for over 20 years. 6 Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30am September 9 – October 14 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B Cost: $95 plus $10 material fee to instructor #8502.101

Language Chinese Beginning 1

An introductory class for those with no or very limited knowledge of spoken or written Chinese. This class will focus on conversational skills and prepare students for future study. Simplified characters will be introduced as part of Chinese culture. Instructor: Shuqin Zhao is a native Mandarin speaker whose BA is in English. She has taught at local Chinese schools and the adult school for many years. 10 Wednesdays, 6:00 - 7:30pm September 9 – November 18 (no class November 11) Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B Cost: $95 plus $10 material fee to instructor #8615.301

Survival Japanese

Konnichiwa! Want to say more in Japanese? Each session focuses on a specific situation such as ordering at a restaurant or asking directions. It’s short, simple and situational learning! Instructor: Hisako Malinzak is a native of Japan and has been teaching beginning to advanced Japanese for the past 10 years. 10 Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30pm September 17 – November 19 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $95 plus $10 material fee to instructor #8610.301

Italian Italian for Travelers

This is the class for those who want “just enough Italian” to enhance a trip to Italy. Students will learn key phrases, develop essential vocabulary and practice short conversations. Topics will also focus on Italian culture, customs and travel tips. Buon viaggio! Instructor: Bonnie Taylor has an MA in French and a certificate from the Universita per Stanieri in Perugia, Italy. 8 Thursdays, 12:30 – 2:30pm September 17 – November 5 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B Cost: $105 plus $25 material fee to instructor #8630.201

Italian Beginning 1

Join us for a fun introduction to the Italian language and culture. This class focuses on practical communication and essential grammar as students develop basic speaking, listening and reading skills in la bella lingua. This class is for those with no previous exposure to Italian. Daytime Session Instructor: Rosina Paluzzi hails from Rome and attended school in both Italy and the US. She has taught Italian to military families in Italy. 10 Mondays, 10:00 – 11:30am September 21 – November 23 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $95 plus $25 material fee to instructor #8631.101 Evening Session Instructor: Bonnie Taylor (for bio, see previous listing). 10 Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:30pm September 9 – November 18 (no class November 11) Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $95 plus $25 material fee to instructor #8631.302

NO REFUNDS Unless Class Cancelled by Conejo Valley Adult School

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Language

Community Enrichment

Italian Beginning 2

For those who desire to continue their study of Italian language and culture, this class will build on basic speaking, listening and reading skills. Suitable for students with at least 15 hours of previous instruction. Instructor: Elisa Degli Angeli-Henke, a native of Italy with a degree in Foreign Languages, has extensive experience teaching Italian. 10 Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00pm September 9 – November 18 (no class November 11) Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $95 plus $25 material fee to instructor #8632.301

Italian Beginning 3

Are you ready to become more proficient in Italian? Bene! This level will introduce more complex grammar while building on your speaking skills and knowledge of Italian culture. Assumes at least 30 hours of previous instruction. Instructor: Elisa Degli Angeli-Henke (for bio, see previous listing). 10 Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30pm September 21 – November 23 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B Cost: $95 plus $25 material fee to instructor #8633.301

Beyond Italian 3

A continuation of our engaging Italian series, this class will help students perfect their speaking, listening, reading and writing skill in la bella lingua. A new program will be offered with each new session to help students build on different aspects of Italian language and culture. Class is appropriate for those with 1-2 years of previous experience. Instructor: Elisa Degli Angeli-Henke (for bio, see previous listing). 10 Mondays, 7:30 – 9:00pm September 21 – November 23 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B Cost: $95 plus $25 material fee to instructor #8634.301

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Italian Conversation

Would you like more opportunity to practice the Italian language? This class will offer the intermediate to advanced student a chance to converse with others in a comfortable and relaxed setting. Instructor: Rosina Paluzzi (for bio, see previous listing). 8 Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:30am September 26 – November 14 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 5A Cost: $85 plus $15 material fee to instructor #8635.101

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Evening Session Instructor: Giancarlo Mondragon (for bio, see previous listing). French for Travelers 10 Mondays, 7:30 – 9:00pm Planning a trip to a French speaking country? September 21 – November 23 This class will give beginning students the Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C confidence and skills needed to interact with Cost: $95 plus $25 material fee to instructor native speakers while traveling. Focus will #8622.302 be on key phrases and vocabulary as well as French culture and customs. Bon voyage!

French

Instructor: Liane Laville Morse has a degree in French from Canada and a Masters in Linguistics. She has taught both here and in Switzerland. 8 Saturdays, 10:30am – 12:30pm September 26 – November 14 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $105 plus $20 material fee to instructor #8320.101

French Beginning 1

Bonjour! This course is for anyone who has not taken French before or would like to learn the basics. It’s fun and relaxed…perfect for travel, work or personal enrichment. Daytime Session Instructor: Claudine Schooley is a native French speaker who has a French diploma in Art and Communication. 10 Tuesdays, 9:00 – 10:30am September 15 – November 17 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $95 plus $30 book fee to instructor #8621.101 Evening Session Instructor: Giancarlo Mondragon majored in French literature, studied and lived in France, and loves to share his knowledge of French language and culture. 10 Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30pm September 21 – November 23 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $95 plus $25 material fee to instructor #8621.302

French Beginning 2

This class is suitable for students who have had a minimum of 15 hours previous exposure to French language study. It is designed to build on basic skills related to speaking, listening, reading and writing and to increase proficiency in grammar and vocabulary. Daytime Session Instructor: Claudine Schooley (for bio, see previous listing). 10 Tuesdays, 10:30am – 12:00pm September 15 – November 17 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $95 plus $30 book fee to instructor #8622.101

French Beginning 3

This class is for those with a minimum of 30 hours of study or extensive travel to a French speaking country. The class will build on skills needed for conversation and written language. Daytime Session Instructor: Claudine Schooley (for bio, see previous listing). 10 Tuesdays, 2:30 – 4:00pm September 15 – November 17 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B Cost: $95 plus $30 book fee to instructor #8623.101 Evening Session Instructor: Giancarlo Mondragon (for bio, see previous listing). 9 Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:00pm September 24 – November 19 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $90 plus $25 material fee to instructor #8623.302

Beyond French 3

Are you eager for more? You’ve done the basic levels (maybe even several times) and want to become more proficient in French. This class carries on where French 3 leaves off. It will reinforce what you already know and continue to build your skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Instructor: Liane Laville Morse (for bio, see previous listing). 10 Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30pm September 17 – November 19 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 5A Cost: $95 plus $20 material fee to instructor #8624.301

French Conversation

This is the ideal opportunity to practice speaking French in a comfortable, relaxed setting. The instructor will facilitate discussion about life in France and French cultural issues. This class is appropriate for intermediate and advanced students. Instructor: Mireille Ducolombier is a French native who has been living in the US for the past 17 years. She travels back to France often to experience the culture and her French roots. 8 Saturdays, 9:00 – 10:30am September 26 – November 14 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $85 plus $10 material fee to instructor #8625.101

NO REFUNDS Unless Class Cancelled by Conejo Valley Adult School

Community Enrichment Spanish Beginning 2

Spanish New

Situational Spanish

This class is the ideal opportunity to learn essential phrases needed to communicate with Spanish speakers in a professional or home environment such as child care providers, landscapers, construction workers or food service personnel. Instructor: Liliana Rivalta is a native of Colombia, has lived and worked in several countries, speaks 4 languages and has taught for 25 years. 8 Mondays, 12:30 – 2:00pm September 21 – November 9 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B Cost: $85 plus $10 material fee to instructor #8647.201

Spanish Beginning 1

Learn the basics of Spanish which are useful for travel, work or personal enrichment. Topics include: greetings, pleasantries, and basic communication. This class is designed for those with no previous study. Daytime Session Instructor: Valentin Castillo, a native of Costa Rica with a master’s in Spanish literature, has taught Spanish for 16 years. 10 Wednesdays, 12:30 – 2:00pm September 9 – November 18 (no class November 11) Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $95 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office #8640.201 Evening Session Instructor: Kyra Sovero grew up in Argentina and has traveled extensively. She has a Master’s degree in Spanish from UCLA. 10 Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30pm September 17 – November 19 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $95 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office #8640.302

This class is suitable for those with 15 hours of previous instruction or those who have had exposure to Spanish through travel. The class will build on reading, speaking and listening skills. Daytime Session Instructor: Judy Gold is a very motivating teacher with much experience. She acquired Spanish living in Mexico and Central America. 10 Tuesdays, 12:30 – 2:00pm September 15 – November 17 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $95 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office #8641.201 Evening Session Instructor: Kyra Sovero (for bio, see previous listing). 10 Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:00pm September 17 – November 19 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $95 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office #8641.302

Spanish Beginning 3

This class is for those with a minimum of 30 hours of study or exposure to the Spanish language through travel. Daytime Session Instructor: Judy Gold (for bio, see previous listing). 10 Tuesdays, 2:00 – 3:30pm September 15 – November 17 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $95 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office #8642.202 Evening Session Instructor: Valentin Castillo (for bio, see previous listing). 10 Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9:00pm September 9 – November 18 (no class November 11) Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B Cost: $95 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 1) available in office #8642.301

Spanish Level 4

This class continues to advance the material covered in previous sessions. Students in this level have generally had 1-2 years of study. Instructor: Judy Gold (for bio, see previous listing). 10 Thursdays, 12:30 – 2:00pm September 17 – November 19 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $95 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 2) available in office #8643.201

Language Spanish Level 5

This class is for students with 2 plus years of Spanish and will highlight verb tenses and vocabulary. Instructor: Judy Gold (for bio, see previous listing). 10 Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:30pm September 17 – November 19 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $95 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 2) available in office #8644.201

Spanish Level 6

This class is for students with 3 plus years of Spanish study and will focus on complex verb tenses and grammar. Instructor: Judy Gold (for bio, see previous listing). 10 Mondays, 2:15 – 3:45pm September 21 – November 23 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $95 plus $25 book fee (Spanish is Fun 2) available in office #8645.201

Spanish Conversation

This class is the ideal opportunity to practice Spanish in a comfortable and relaxed setting by participating in instructor facilitated discussions. Current events, culture and history of Spanish speaking countries will be topics. Intermediate students are also welcome! Instructor: Valentin Castillo (for bio, see previous listing). 10 Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:30am September 12 – November 14 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room A Cost: $95 plus $10 material fee to instructor #8646.101

American Sign Language

Discover how to communicate using American Sign Language. Learn finger spelling, vocabulary and sentences as well as information about Deaf culture and devices. Instructor: Barrie Silberberg has been involved in signing and aspects of Deaf culture for over 30 years. 10 Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9:00pm September 15 – November 17 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $95 plus $15 material fee to instructor #8600.301

NO REFUNDS Unless Class Cancelled by Conejo Valley Adult School

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Personal Development

Personal Development New

Mindful Living

In this 4 week introductory course on healthy mindful living learn how to reduce stress and live a calmer and happier life by leading a life in the present moment. Mindful living is the ability to use knowledge, personal understanding and simple meditative techniques to foster peace and happiness. Instructor: Lindsay Leimbach has 23 years of teaching and speaking experience. She currently teaches and lectures on Mindful Living and is Mindful Living Coach working with all ages. 4 Thursdays, 10:30am – 12:00pm October 8 – 29 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $65 plus $8 material fee to instructor #8851.101

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Heal-thy Neck and Back

“A sigh of relief” as you receive valuable information on how to alleviate neck and back pain naturally. Topics include gentle stretching, ergonomics in the work place and at home, spinal health, and practical and natural techniques for improved flexibility. Improve your posture while learning how to position your neck, spine and hips for optimum health. Bring a mat, pillow and large towel. Instructor: Gail Arias, the first spokesperson for a line of back fitness equipment now distributed globally, brings 20+ years experience in helping care for the neck and back naturally. She is a certified nutritionist, health, wellness and fitness expert. 8 Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:25pm September 15 – November 3 Conejo Valley Adult School, Auditorium Cost: $75 Seniors: $55 #8820.201

Essential Oils and Reflexology for Health

Learn a natural way to take care of your health and wellbeing by using essential oils and reflexology. Learn about reflex points on the hands, feet and ears and how the oils can be incorporated in the healing process. Instructor: Yuki Wong is certified in reflexology and reiki. She also offers essential oil consultations and reiki/reflexology sessions. Saturday, September 26, 9:30 - 11:30am Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $40 plus optional $25 (cash) for introductory oil kit #8800.101

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Community Enrichment Aging with Essential Oils

Come learn a natural way to help with the aging process. Learn how 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils can assist with various issues due to aging. Instructor: Yuki Wong (for bio, see previous listing). Thursday, September 24, 9:30 - 11:30am Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $40 plus optional $25 (cash) for introductory oil kit #8802.101

Introduction to Meditation

There are many kinds of meditation and many benefits – lowering blood pressure, reducing stress, feeling more emotional balance, increased creative thinking and awakening our inner spirituality. Meditation is a journey that is unique to each person. This class will offer the tools to creating one’s own practice and how it can be applied to everyday life. Instructor: John Slicker has been practicing meditation for 15 years and is certified through the Synchronicity Foundation. 8 Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:30pm September 17 – November 5 Conejo Valley Adult School, Auditorium Cost: $80 #8830.301

Mastering an Impressive Presence

This is an opportunity to review and renew today’s social skills. Learn to present your personal best in business and social situations. Skills include introductions, handshake, dining etiquette and networking tips. At the end of this class you will be ready to make a great first impression and feel confident at your next job interview or business dinner. Instructor: Lisa Lutz is a graduate of The American School of Protocol and is certified to teach etiquette to children, teens and adults. 2 Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30pm September 15 and 22 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $45 #8890.301

Essentials of Public Speaking

Effective public speaking is a great asset for career success and personal accomplishment. But public speaking often scores high on the stress level meter whether it’s a business presentation or a wedding toast. This course will teach you how to prepare and deliver successfully. Topics include: purpose of the speech, presentation logistics, audience adaptation, non-verbal communication and managing stage fright.

Instructor: Ed Rockey, PhD Communications, has been a university professor and successful platform speaker for management clubs. He is a published author. 4 Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30pm September 22 – October 13 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 5A Cost: $65 plus $5 material fee to instructor #8845.301

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Sailing through Life’s Transitions

Whether you are in between relationships, an empty nester, recently unemployed or just looking for a new life passion, this series will help you discover the tools you need to sail through life’s transitions smoothly. Instructor: Sepideh Yeoh is a certified Life and Career Coach and the co-author of A Handbook for Simple Living. She is a former college administrator and faculty member and currently serves as president of Un1teee. 4 Wednesdays, 7:00 – 9:00pm September 16 – October 7 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 Cost: $75 #8852.301

Moms in Transition

Ideal for moms who are trying to figure out the next chapter…are you ready to return to the workforce or are you looking for something new and exciting? You’ll discover SIMPLE ways to connect to your passions, set realistic goals and create an action plan. This class will help you decide what you really want! Instructor: Sepideh Yeoh (for bio, see previous listing). 6 Wednesdays, 9:30 – 11:30am October 7 – November 18 (no class November 11) Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $95 plus $10 material fee to instructor #8855.101

Alexander Technique

Not an exercise in the traditional sense, the Alexander Technique applies body alignment principles to reduce stress, fatigue and muscle tension and to counteract chronic pain due to poor posture, neck and shoulder tension and lower back injuries. This introductory class will benefit daily life by increasing the ability to move with ease and freedom. Wear comfortable clothing. Instructor: Barbara Wegher-Thompson, MA (UCLA), has taught Alexander Technique and Dance since 1991 at CLU. She is a teaching member of Alexander Technique International. 2 Saturdays, 9:30 – 11:30am September 12 and 19 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room C Cost: $65 plus $5 material fee to instructor #8831.101

NO REFUNDS Unless Class Cancelled by Conejo Valley Adult School

Writer’s Program

Writer’s Program New

Writing a Bestseller

Learn the components and structure of a bestseller. Study the bestsellers of the last decade selected from the NYT, People’s Choice and Oprah’s book lists. Compare elements like opening chapters, characters and writing styles. Literary terminology and publishing alternatives are also explored. Instructor: Sheli Ellsworth, MA, is an award winning author. She currently writes for the Ventura Breeze and is a book reviewer for the City Book Review and the Portland Book Review. 8 Thursdays, 10:30am – 12:00pm October 1 – November 19 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B Cost: $95 plus $10 material fee to instructor #8905.101

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Become a Richer Writer

Writing is an art, but it’s also a business. In this class you’ll learn tips and tricks to get your writing career moving faster and further. This course concentrates on 3 main areas to boost your writing success: attitudes and work habits, your actual writing and your marketing. Join us and get your writing career moving! Instructor: Gene Perret is an award-winning TV comedy writer and former head writer for Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller. He has published over 40 books. 10 Wednesdays, 12:30 – 2:30pm September 9 – November 18 (no class November 11) Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B Cost: $135 Seniors: $95 Optional book fee of $11 to instructor #8906.201

Community Enrichment Creative Writing Workshop

This class offers exercises in creative expression, improvisation, visualization, and spontaneous writing. Story structure, character and grammar will be covered also. Journal writing, class assignments, and at-home writing projects launch you on a journey of discovery. No previous experience required. Instructor: Kathleen Galloway Rogan is a writer, stand-up comedienne, and creator of one-person shows. 10 Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:30pm September 17 – November 19 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 5A Cost: $135 plus $15 material fee to instructor #8930.301

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Intro to Poetry/ Songwriting

This course will explore the different styles of poetry and music lyrics and then help students write their own. Each class will concentrate on reading, listening to and appreciating great works (from Byron to the Beatles) and then putting your own thoughts and feelings to paper. Instructor: Ed Kamen has had an extensive and varied career as an award-winning journalist, book editor and screenwriter. 8 Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9:30pm September 15 – November 3 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 5A Cost: $110 plus $3 material fee to instructor #8911.301

Screenwriting Nuts and Bolts

What separates an average screenplay from a great one? The story? The characters? The dialogue? All of the above and more. This course will teach beginning screenwriters what it takes to create a page-turning script, focusing on the essential elements of plot, theme, character, dialogue, format and tone. Instructor: Ed Kamen has been a professional script consultant, or “script doctor,” for 17 years on more than 50 films and television. He has been a guest lecturer for the American Film Institute, the 168 Film Project and at Pierce College. 10 Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm September 3 – November 12 (no class October 8) Boys and Girls Club 1980 E. Avenida de las Flores Thousand Oaks 91360 Exception: September 17 class location TBA Cost: $135 plus $3 material fee to instructor #8915.301

Publishing 101

How do you know whether to go through a traditional publisher or to self-publish? What do you need to do to self-publish and how do you choose whether to do print or eBook? This class will cover the basics and the differences of publishing and help you to create a book business plan. Instructor: Nancy Ellen Dodd teaches screenwriting at Pepperdine University and is author of The Writer’s Compass: From Story Map to Finished Draft in 7 Stages. For more information, see Http://thewriterscompass. com. 2 Saturdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm October 3 and 10 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B Cost: $65 plus $10 material fee to instructor #8943.101

Writing and Publishing an E-Book

E-Books have become the hottest and most profitable trend in the publishing world. Best of all creating an e-book is now possible for everyone – professionals and novices alike. Learn basics such as obtaining an ISBN, designing a cover, making your book available for Nook and Kindle and marketing your new publication. There’s a reason established authors are now choosing to publish their own e-books: get in on the secret! Instructor: Nancy Dodd (for bio, see previous listing). 2 Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:00pm October 3 and 10 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B Cost: $65 plus $10 material fee to instructor #8950.201

Memoir Writing

You have a story to tell and a family waiting to read it. Open up your memories and those moments that define you in this six session class. Through research, writing and reading you’ll begin the journey to your memoir. Bring a notebook and pen. Instructor: Kateri Alexander, PhD, has credits as a newspaper editor, associate producer for a local NPR Morning Edition, and as a college writing instructor. She teaches writing and journaling workshops through her business Small Retreats. Her journaling blog is: http:// smallretreats.com 6 Fridays, 10:00am – 12:00pm October 16 – November 20 Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 7B Cost: $95 Seniors: $65 Plus $5 material fee to instructor #8955.101

NO REFUNDS Unless Class Cancelled by Conejo Valley Adult School

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Senior Adult Enrichment Painting: Oil and Acrylic

Develop and improve your painting skills. Individual attention is provided for students at all levels. Please bring your own materials; new students are invited to contact the instructor at [email protected] in advance of class for a supply list. Instructor: Jerry Ferguson, M.Arch, Ed.D., helps students develop an individual painting style through the analysis and use of materials, processes and design principles - all while having fun. 10 Mondays, August 31 – November 23 (no class Sept 7, Oct 26, Nov 9) Location: Goebel Center, Lupine Room (except Nov. 23 at Adult School, Room 3) $90 for Seniors $135 for Non-Seniors 9:00am – 12:00pm #9310.103 Or 12:30 – 3:30pm #9310.204

Watercolor Workshop

Bring your watercolor painting-in-progress or start a painting in this unique workshop. You have both a place to paint uninterrupted and can get guidance as needed/desired. Beginners are also welcome. No materials are provided; bring your own supplies. Instructor: Tom Winans is a professional watercolor painter and artist. Also a credentialed teacher, Tom has taught at numerous schools including Ventura College. 10 Tuesdays, 9:00am – 12:00pm September 8 – November 10 Location: Goebel Center, Lupine Room $90 for Seniors #9300.101 $135 for Non-Seniors

Oil/Acrylic Workshop

Join master artist Barbara Shannon for an opportunity to paint in her workshop setting. Instruction is provided for new students, and returning students get the benefit of consultation with the instructor for their works in progress. Instructor: Barbara Shannon is a long-time art educator, an award winning artist and author of the multimedia textbook, Exploring Art Media. 10 Tuesdays, September 8 – November 17 (no class September 22) Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 3 $75 per session for Seniors $95 per session for Non-Seniors Plus $10 material fee to instructor 3:00 – 5:00pm #9340.201 or 6:30 – 8:30pm #9340.302

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Advanced Spanish

Learn reading, speaking and listening skills which are useful for travel, work or personal enrichment. This class is suitable for those with previous instruction or exposure to Spanish through travel. Instructor: Valentin Castillo, a native of Costa Rica with a Master’s in Spanish literature, has taught Spanish for 16 years. 10 Mondays, 11:30am - 1:30pm August 31 – November 9 (no class September 7) Location: Goebel Center, Wild Lilac Room $60 for Seniors #9100.101 $90 for Non-Seniors

Move them Bones: the Feldenkrais® Method

The Feldenkrais Method teaches gentle movement sequences designed to enhance skeletal support and muscular efficiency. Learn to move easier with less stress and risk of injury through new ways of coordinating movement and enhancing cognitive functions. Individuals with physical or neurological challenges can learn to improve function and manage chronic discomfort. Lessons are on the floor and are not appropriate for severe conditions. Bring a mat to class. Instructor: Luis Sanchez is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais practitioner. Since 1994 he has worked with Seniors, Musicians, Athletes and anyone interested in cultivating this learning process. 8 Thursdays, 10:00am – 11:30am September 17 – November 5 Location: Conejo Valley Adult School Auditorium $60 for Seniors #9050.101 $95 for Non-Seniors

Dance Fitness

This fun class incorporates limited aerobic exercises choreographed to music, to improve strength, flexibility and weight control. Instructor: Del Herrera is a Senior Fitness Specialist who holds numerous fitness certifications. 10 weeks, Tues/Thurs, 10:45 – 11:45am September 1 – November 5 Location: Goebel Center MPR $60 for Seniors #9020.102 $95 for Non-Seniors

Gentle Yoga

Become stronger, more flexible, and improve your balance and sense of well-being. Bring a mat, a Mexican blanket or thick towel, 2 yoga blocks, and a yoga strap. Instructor: Jenny Klossner is a certified yoga instructor and yoga therapist. 10 weeks, Mon/Wed, 10:00 – 11:00am August 31 – November 9 (no class September 7) Location: Horizon Hills MPR $60 for Seniors #9000.104 $95 for Non-Seniors 10 weeks, Mon/Wed, 2:00 – 3:00pm August 31 – November 9 (no class September 7) Location: Horizon Hills MPR $60 for Seniors #9000.205 $95 for Non-Seniors 10 weeks, Tues/Thurs, 8:30 – 9:30am September 1 - November 5 Location: Goebel Center MPR $60 for Seniors #9000.106 $95 for Non-Seniors 10 weeks, Tues/Thurs, 10:00 – 11:00am September 1 - November 5 Location: Teen Center Gym $60 for Seniors #9000.107 $95 for Non-Seniors

Tone and Balance

Improve your strength, balance, and mobility. Some exercises are done while sitting and some standing. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a set of hand-held weights, a strapand a yoga block. Instructor: Jenny Klossner is a certified yoga instructor and is also certified through the Arthritis Foundation. 10 weeks, Mon/Wed, 3:15 – 4:15pm August 31 – November 9 (no class September 7) Location: Horizon Hills MPR $60 for Seniors #9010.202 $95 for Non-Seniors

Seniors: Age 62 and over

Note: Each class/session uses same code # for Seniors and Non-Seniors

NO REFUNDS Unless Class Cancelled by Conejo Valley Adult School

Senior Adult Enrichment Machine Embroidery

If your machine has an embroidery module, come explore and learn a whole new world of creativity and design possibilities. Bring lunch, show and tell, and your sewing machine to the first class. You must be experienced with your machine; please contact the instructor at [email protected] if you are concerned about this requirement.

Quilting with Trudy

This class is for all levels. New projects will be presented, or you are welcome to finish up your other projects with the teachers’ help! Trudy is all about motivating you to finish. Class features a morning lecture, with time to work your own projects. Bring show & tell to the first class and your lunch. Class meets 20 times, and each class is 6 hours long, not including a break for lunch.

After Hours Quilting

This fun class is for all levels. New projects will be presented, or you are welcome to finish up your other projects with the teacher’s help! Class features a lecture, with time to work your own projects. Bring your machine and show & tell to the first class. Class meets 20 times, and each class is 3 hours long.

Instructor: Trudy Smith has been quilting and teaching for over 25 years and is currently manager of the Quilter’s Studio. Location: Quilter’s Studio 1090 Lawrence Dr, Newbury Park 91320 $250 for Seniors $300 for Non-Seniors

Instructor: Kathy Rogers comeswith a passion for quilting and a great deal of experience in sewing of all kinds. She has a degree in Home Economics and has taught sewing for 35+ years both public and private classes. Location: Quilter’s Studio 1090 Lawrence Dr, Newbury Park 91320 $125 for Seniors $150 for Non-Seniors

20 Mondays, 9:00am – 3:30pm August 31 – February 8 (no class Sept 7, Dec 21, Dec 28, Jan 18) #9220.101

20 Tuesdays, 9:00am – 3:30pm September 8 – February 9 (no class Nov 24, Dec 22 & 29) #9218.101

20 Thursdays, 5:30 – 8:30pm September 10 – February 11 (no class Nov 26, Dec 24 & 31) #9210.302

20 Wednesdays, 9:00am – 3:30pm September 2 – February 10 (no class Nov 11 & 25, Dec 23 & 30) #9220.102

20 Thursdays, 9:00am – 3:30pm September 10 – February 11 (no class Nov 26, Dec 24 & 31) #9218.102

Instructor: Trudy Smith is manager of the Quilter’s Studio, and has trained with Bernina sewing machines. This class has limited seating, so sign up early! Location: Quilter’s Studio, 1090 Lawrence Dr, Newbury Park 91320 $280 for Seniors $330 for Non-Seniors

Quilting with Lujean

Learn the basic principles of quilting and expand your knowledge with new techniques and designs. Lessons include piecing, borders, quilting, binding and other finishing techniques. During the semester you will learn several original quilts and small projects. The class welcomes quilters of all levels, bring your sewing machine and your lunch. Instructor: Lujean Seagal studied textile design and holds a BA in Fine Arts. She has completed over 350 quilt projects, and her work has appeared in numerous juried shows. Location: Horizon Hills, Room 1 $250 for Seniors $290 for Non-Seniors 20 Tuesdays, 9:00am – 3:30pm September 8 – February 9 (no class Nov 24, Dec 22 & 29) #9200.103 20 Wednesdays, 9:00am – 3:30pm September 2 – February 10 (no class Nov 11 & 25, Dec 23 & 30) #9200.104 20 Thursdays, 9:00am – 3:30pm September 10 – February 11 (no class Nov 26, Dec 24 & 31) #9200.105

Check out these classes with special discounts for Seniors!

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Clever and Cool Crocheting

Learn how to crochet or refresh your skills. In 8-weeks read and follow patterns with confidence and complete one-skein wonder projects like a market bag, scarf, headband, or kitchen items. Students need 1 skein of worsted weight yarn and a hook (size H or K preferred) on the first day of class, or bring your work-in-progress for further development. Instructor: Marcia Bucaro learned the craft from her Grandmothers, and has shown and sold her work in Ventura County for many years. She loves teaching and passing on the art of crocheting. 8 Mondays, 9:30 – 11:30am September 21 – November 9 Horizon Hills, Room 1 $70 for Seniors #8175.101 $115 for Non-Seniors Plus $5 material fee to instructor

Beginning Sewing

Have you been waiting for a reason to dust off that sewing machine? Learn basic sewing principles while completing projects like a knife edge pillow, a kimono robe and pajama pants. Instruction will include understanding a pattern envelope, guidelines, pattern prep, and cut prior to sewing. Bring your sewing machine to class and contact [email protected] att.net for supply list. Instructor: Susan Godfrey, a certified Trained Sewing Instructor (TSI), teaches all levels of sewing and continues her training in high level sewing projects and techniques. 6 Fridays, 9:30am – 12:30pm September 25 – October 30 Horizon Hills, Room 1 $80 for Seniors #8190.101 $125 for Non-Seniors Plus $30 material fee to instructor

NO REFUNDS Unless Class Cancelled by Conejo Valley Adult School

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Conejo Valley Adult School Parenting Education Program

Parenting Program & Preschool at Horizon Hills 2015-2016 School Year is September 8, 2015-June 3, 2016 Childbirth Preparation & Breastfeeding Brenda Hunter, Saturdays, 9-11am

Parent & Infant

0-6 months Brenda Hunter T, W 6-12 months Kathy Belleville T, W, TH

Parent & Toddler

Enrichment classes see website for details Positive Discipline Preventing Power Struggles Sewing Classes for Parents and Children Community Garden Classes Evening Parenting Classes One-on-one consultation Parent Workshops & Discussions

12-18 months Bonnie Vandenberg M, T, W, TH, F 18-30 months Debbie Owens M,T,W,TH,F Classes meet once per week, 9am-12pm

Parent & Two Year Old

Kandy Ono M, T, W, TH, F or Dana Joubert W or Danielle Senffner T, TH Classes meet once per week, 9am-12pm

Two Day Twos

Dana Joubert MF, TTH or Danielle Senffner MW Classes meet twice per week, 9am-12pm

Multiage (3-4 year olds)

Classes meet 2, 3, or 5 days a week, 9am-12pm Rm 16: Kelly Cummings, Alissa French Room 17: Gay Wilde Portable: Cheri LaGrotta, Jen Mundy Team Room 6,7: Jennifer Anderson, Sandy McGlynn, Jill Smalling, Kathy Stelmar Extended Day/Picnic Pals (12pm - 2pm) Classes are parent participation (about 1x per week) On-site kiln for hands-on ceramics

• Developmentally Appropriate • Character Development • Parent Support Group • Natural Environment • Outdoor Classroom • Conflict Resolution • Sibling Interaction • Positive Discipline • Capable Children • Emergent Play • Self-Reliance

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Saturdays Together

Bonnie Vandenberg Saturday 9-12 A weekend class for parents or grandparents of children ages 1 to 3. Great for people who are busy during the week and still want the participation experience.

www.ConejoAdultEd.org Visit our website for schedule and fees. Registration on-going until classes are filled.

Horizon Hills: A place where both parents and children learn through PLAY A Parent Participation Preschool & Parent Center Registration by phone or in person. Parents are encouraged to visit and observe classes.

Enrollment on-going Call now! (805) 492-8837 Horizon Hills Campus 33 Greta Street, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Adult Basic Education

English as a Second Language

Class dates: August 17-December 17. Registration must be in person.

Registration

There is no online registration for ESL classes. Registration Dates: August 10-13, 2015 Times: 9:00-11:00am and 5:00-7:30pm, Auditorium Classes will be held August 17-December 17, 2015 NO REFUNDS. No Credit Cards.

Inscripcion

No hay inscripción electrónica para clases de ESL. Inscripciones: 10-13 agosto, 2015 Horario: 9:00 a 11:00am y de 5:00 a 7:30pm en salón seis. Las clases serán del 17 al agosto-17 diciembre. NO HAY DEVOLUCIÓN DE DINERO. No aceptamos tarjetas de crÉdito.

High School Equivalency (HSE) Prep Classes

Registration fee: $40 per class Math class is free with paid registration in any other class listed on this page. HiSET test. GED test. By passing either test, you earn a High School Equivalency (HSE) Certificate. We offer Prep Classes for high school equivalency.

ESL CLASSES

This program is a sequential series of classes focusing on English conversation, pronunciation, listening, reading, writing, grammar, American culture and basic civics. Entering students are given a placement examination before being assigned to a class. Morning Classes: 9:00am-12:15pm Evening Classes: 6:00-9:15pm Beginning Literacy..............M/W Beginning Low....................M/W Beginning High...................T/Th Intermediate Low................T/Th Intermediate High...............T/Th Advanced...........................T/Th All classes include Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Registration Fee: TBD

Literacy

The literacy center provides one-on–one tutoring for adults who need help in basic literary skills. One program is designed to meet the needs of English-as-a-secondlanguage (ESL) students in reading comprehension, writing, spelling or math skills. A Second program is designed to help English speakers with language processing difficulties, who read and spell below expected level. Tutoring is offered by trained volunteers for two hours per week, days or evenings in the Literacy Center. For information call (805) 497-2761 ext. 1105. Registration fee: $150/year* (includes books) *July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016

Volunteer Opportunity!

LITERACY TUTORING Learn how to help adults improve reading, writing, speaking and math skills. The Basic Workshop prepares you to tutor an ESL adult for 1 two-hour session per week, days or evenings on our campus. For information call the Literacy Center (805) 497-2761 ext. 1105. Saturday, September 12, 2015 9:00am-1:00pm www.literacycenterofconejovalley.org

Additional classes will be offered in: Conversation.................T.......... 12:30-2:00pm Grammar.......................M.......... 12:30-2:00pm English vocabulary and Idioms................W......... 12:30-2:00pm Pronunciation................Th........ 12:30-2:00pm Registration Fee: TBD

TOEFL Test Preparation

This is for students preparing to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language to enter an American college. It is open to students in Intermediate High or above. Monday, Wednesday 9:00am-12:15pm Registration fee: TBD Register in Room 6

Citizenship

This course covers an overview of United States history and the structure of Federal, State, County and City government. It includes the responsibilities of citizens living under a democratic form of government. It also addresses the procedure for applying for naturalization and provides test taking practice in preparation for the INS approved Basic Skills Citizenship Examination. Intermediate English required. Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm Registration fee: TBD

These Prep Classes are offered: HSE Reading: Mondays, 9:00am-12:15pm or 6:00-9:15pm HSE Writing: Tuesdays, 9:00am-12:15pm or 6:00-9:15pm HSE Social Studies: Thursdays, 9:00am12:15pm HSE Science: Wednesdays, 9:00am12:15pm or Thursdays, 6:00-9:15pm Pre-HSE Math*: Mon/Wed, 6:00-7:30pm Includes: add, subtract, multiply, divide with whole numbers, fractions, decimals; percents; more. HSE Math*: Mon/Wed, 6:00-7:30pm Concepts and procedures covered on the HSE test Pre-Algebra*: Mon/Wed, 6:00-7:30pm Includes: Integers, expressions, variables, equations, inequalities, proportions, more *A placement test will be given to help determine the appropriate math level. For additional information, contact counselor Sam Kane: 818-203-0826 or [email protected] ConejoAdultEd.org

Functional Writing

This course is designed to review and define basic writing skills including sentence structure, punctuation, basic grammar and paragraph formulation. Wed: 9:00am-12:00pm Wed: 6:00-9:00pm Registration fee: $40

Burlington English

ESL Instruction This class combines face to face instruction with access to online interactive activities that include reading, writing, speaking and listening from Burlington English. Beg. High......... T & Th..... 9:00am-12:15pm Beg. High......... M & W..... 6:00-9:15pm Int. Low............ M & W..... 9:00am-12:15pm Int. Low/High... T & Th..... 6:00-9:15pm Room: 4B, computer lab Registration fee: TBD

Visit www.ConejoAdultEd.org for a list of classes, dates and times, or call (805) 497-2761 ext. 1101.

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Conejo Valley Adult Education, part of the Conejo Valley Unified School District, offers a Bridge Program to provide adults with a smooth transition to Community College or Vocational Certification. Classes are intended for adults who seek review and support in academic subjects (Reading Writing, Math) before beginning a new course of study in a Community College or other institution of higher education. We offer personalized attention, small class sizes, and a highly skilled staff that will help bring out the best in each student. Don’t put your dreams on hold! Get ready to take that next step! Proudly sponsored by Sage

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TO COLLEGE TO VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATION TO EMPLOYMENT TO YOUR FUTURE Bridge Critical Reading and Writing

$100

A preparation for college reading and writing assignments. Includes: • Writing paragraphs and short essays • Reviewing basic grammar, • Sentence structure and punctuation • Critical thinking for college level papers • Academic reading & text comprehension • Vocabulary development, Study skills, goal setting, & time management. Students will also learn how to write a research paper using online databases, how to evaluate internet resources for validity and how to cite sources correctly both in-test and as a list of references or bibliography. Reading materials are from college texts. Tuesday/Thursday/Friday, 9:30am-12:00pm, August 18-December 18

Bridge: Pre-Algebra*

$40**

A preparation for Basic Algebra. Includes: • Exploring integers • Simplifying expressions • Exploring factors and fractions • Functions and graphing • Ratio, proportion, percent • Simple statistics & probability Monday/Wednesday, 6:00-7:30pm, August 17-December 16

*Qualification by placement test. **Math class is free with paid registration in any class listed on page 37.

For more information call (805) 497-2761 ext 1101 Registration (in person): Conejo Valley Adult School, Room 6, August 10-13, 2015, 9:00-11:00am and 5:00-7:30pm

Take and pass the HiSET® or GED® Test. Earn your High School Equivalency Certificate.

Does Conejo Valley Adult School offer...



Prep Classes?

(offered in Fall 2015)

Yes

No



Testing?

Yes

Yes





HiSET test

How to Register...

The HiSET, which is computer-based, is administered in our Test Center, located on our campus. Registration is a two-step process: 1) Establish an account: Go to hiset.ets.org; click the blue “For Test Takers” button on the left; click the blue “Sign In / Create Account” button on right; click the purple “Create an Account” button; and follow the onscreen directions. Print the HiSET demographic information page, which shows your HiSET ID#. Or else, you can just write the.ID# on a piece of paper. This ID# is assigned at the time you create your account. 2) Come in person to the Conejo Valley Adult School main office during normal business hours to register for.the HiSET, bringing the following items:. A government-issued identification; the printout of the demographic page with your HiSET.ID#, or just the handwritten ID#; test fee.

GED test

The GED is administered only on computer, in our Test Center, located on our campus. To register to take the GED: Go to www.GED.com and establish a free MyGED(™) account, and follow the onscreen directions. (We do not do GED registration at our school office.) As part of the registration process, you will be informed of dates/times that our Conejo Valley Adult School’s GED Test Center is open, and be given a choice of when to take your test. The website will state the cost to take the test, acceptable payment methods, identification requirements, and other information. Alternatively, you may register to take the GED by calling 1-877-EXAM-GED (please do not call the school for registration).

For HiSET test fees & other info, check our school website, www.ConejoAdultEd.org From the home page, click the HiSET Testing button, then click HiSET Official Test Center.

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www.ConejoAdultEd.org (805) 497-2761

Learning Center Academics High School Diploma Our Learning Center offers independent-study-like courses for students needing credits toward an Adult High School Diploma, or for Concurrent High School students needing credits toward their homeschool High School Diploma. The courses offered are at Standard level and meet the California State Standards. Upon successful completion, the student will receive five credits per class, unless otherwise noted. Students take courses via the APEX online learning system, completing assignments at home and taking tests in our Learning Center. Each student meets with a credentialed teacher periodically in the Learning Center, by appointment. Some courses are available using the online APEX system. A prerequisite for pursuing the Adult High School Diploma via the Learning Center is that the student is within about 30 credits of earning the diploma. An alternative to an Adult High School Diploma is earning a High School Equivalency (HSE) Certificate by passing the GED or HiSET test. We offer formal HiSET equivalency Prep Classes mornings and evenings. A student should make an appointment with counselor Mr. Kane at 818-203-0826 to discuss the program and options best tailored to his or her needs.

Concurrent High School Students

More info: Conejo Adult School.org Click High School and Beyond.

A student must be enrolled in a Conejo Valley Unified School District high school in order to enroll concurrently in our school’s Learning Center courses; the student must be referred by the high school’s counselor. A completed Conejo Valley Adult School Concurrent Student Registration Form must be signed by student, parent, and counselor. The student and parent should deliver the completed form to the Adult School during normal business hours, and register for the class(es) assigned by the high school counselor. A $40 materials fee is charged per course. An Adult School teacher will then contact the student to arrange for a mutually convenient individual orientation appointment. The teacher will meet with the student for up to 1 hour per week, explaining subject matter, answering questions, administering tests and assigning further work. The student may work at home or at the Learning Center. A time limit will be set for completion of the course.

Dates: Ongoing through May, 2016 Days: Monday through Thursday Time: See website: ConejoAdultSchool.org, click on High School & Beyond Location: Learning Center Cost: $40* materials fee per course *Plus $60 refundable book deposit for Adult Diploma student

Adult High School Diploma Students

More at: ConejoAdultSchool.org & click High School & Beyond An adult student aspiring to earn a Adult High School Diploma, must make an appointment with our counselor to have high school transcripts evaluated, before registering for classes. The student should be within approximately 30 credits of having met all requirements; see below. For a counseling appointment, call: 805-497-2761. These requirements must all be met: 1. Earn 180 credits (at least three classes to be then at adult school); 2. Take subject-specific courses (listed below); & 3. Pass both parts—English/Language Arts & Math—of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). A student may retake sections until he/she passes.

CREDITS REQUIRED

Subject Credits English 40 U.S. History 10 World History 10 American Government 5 Economics 5 Mathematics (incl. 10 credits Algebra) 30 Life Science 10 Physical Science 10 Fine Arts/Foreign Language 10 Electives 50

Course descriptions on our website: ConejoAdultSchool.org > High School & Beyond > Course Descriptions

Conejo Adult School.org Click High School and Beyond

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Conejo Valley Adult Education CVAE is a Division of the Conejo Valley Unified School District Mission Statement

Conejo Valley Adult Education is dedicated to providing adults with opportunities to improve and enrich their lives, including skills to transition successfully into the workforce, college or vocational programs, and to attain personal goals.

Fall 2015

The Conejo Valley Adult School will be closed:

Labor Day............................................................................. September 7 Veteran’s Day...................................................................... November 11 Thanksgiving................................................................. November 25-27 Winter Break..................................................... December 21-January 1

To Register

Refund Policy

1. Phone: Register anytime. Call the Adult School at 805-497-2761.

(unless otherwise noted in class description)

2. Online: Register anytime online for Medical, Computer, Community Service

NO REFUNDS will be made to a student who withdraws voluntarily from a class in which he/she has enrolled.

You may use your VISA or MASTERCARD to register by phone. Please have your credit or debit Visa or MasterCard and course information ready.

and SAT prep classes. Go to www.ConejoAdultEd.org; click in the upper left on the registration button and follow the onscreen directions. You may use your credit or debit Visa or MasterCard.

REFUNDS will be made only for classes canceled by the Adult School.

3. In Person: You can register on campus at the main office. You may

BOOK REFUNDS There are NO refunds on books.

use your credit or debit VISA or MASTERCARD, personal check or cash.

Registration Fees & Costs

• All registration, book, and lab fees must be paid at time of enrollment. • A registration fee is required for all classes.

Counselors are available by appointment. Call CVAE at 805-497-2761.

Directions

Main Campus:

1025 Old Farm Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Horizon Hills Campus:

33 Greta St., Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Call for directions (805) 492-8837.

Conejo Valley Adult School is a smoke-free campus.

Compliance

From the 101 Freeway:

Take the 101 Freeway to the 23 Freeway North. Exit at the first exit - Janss Road - and turn left. Proceed a quarter of a mile to Montgomery Road. At the traffic light turn right. Proceed slowly through residential area. Come to a four-way stop at Old Farm Road and turn right. The campus is straight ahead.

The Conejo Valley Unified School District complies with the rules and regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Questions or complaints regarding the existence and location of services, activities, and facilities should be addressed to: Janet Cosaro, Associate Director, Pupil Services Section 504 Coordinator CVUSD 1400 E.Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 (805) 497-9511

Administration

Superintendent: Dr. Ann Bonitatibus Principal: Mike Sanders Counselor/Administrative Coordinator: Sam Kane

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Counseling Services

Notice of non-discrimination

From the 118 Freeway:

Take the 23 Freeway South. Exit at Janss Road and turn right. Proceed a quarter of a mile to Montgomery Road. At the traffic light turn right. Proceed slowly through residential area. Come to a four-way stop at Old Farm Road and turn right. The campus is straight ahead.

Workforce Development

Vocational training funded by the Ventura County Workforce Development Board. Participants must meet eligibility criteria. All programs conducted by the Conejo Valley Adult School For more information, call (805) 497-2761 ext. 1024. are made available to all qualified persons without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender ethnic group identification, CalWORKS race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental or Offered in agreement with the Public Social Services Agency physical disability. of Ventura County: courses include basic remediation in reading, writing, math, vocabulary and reading The Conejo Valley Adult School prohibits sexual harassment comprehension. Other programs: high school diploma, GED, as a form of sexual discrimination. English as a second language, and vocational training. Call Wendy Summerfield (805) 497-2761 ext. 1024.

Board of Education

Peggy Buckles Dr. Betsy Connolly Mike Dunn

Pat Phelps John Anderson

WASC

Conejo Valley Adult School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC is the accrediting body for schools and colleges in the Western United States and territories.

1025 Old Farm Road Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 • (805) 497-2761

SAT® & ACT®

SAT® Prep Workshop The two-day SAT Prep Workshop is designed to prepare students for success on the SAT college entrance examination. The SAT consists of three sections: Critical Reading, Math and Writing. The workshop, conducted by District teachers, will include specific techniques and strategies for the math, critical reading and writing sections. Princeton Review’s book Cracking the SAT will be issued to students and used in the course. Saturday, October 24, 2015, 8:30am-3:30pm and Saturday, October 31, 2015, 8:30am-12:30pm Conejo Valley Adult School Auditorium. Fee: $150 Course: #1800.101

SAT Intensive Writing Prep

Designed to prepare students specifically for the SAT Writing section, which consists of a student-produced essay. An added benefit is that skills learned in the workshop are applicable to essay writing for college applications. See website for details.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 8:30am-12:30pm Fee: $75 Course: #1810.101

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ACT® Math Prep

The ACT Math Prep Workshop is designed to prepare students for success on the ACT college entrance examination. The college-readiness ACT assessment consists of four multiple-choice sections—Math, English, Reading and Science— and an optional Writing test. The workshop will provide students specific techniques, practice and strategies for the ACT Math section. An ACT math workbook will be provided and used.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 8:30am-12:30pm Fee: $75 Course: #1900.101

To register for the SAT Prep or ACT Prep Workshops:

paying by Visa or MasterCard, you may register online: Go to www.ConejoAdultSchool.org and click High School &Beyond, then click SAT Prep Workshops or click ACT Prep Workshop; click the Registration link & follow the onscreen directions. Or, register by phone: 805-497-2761.

We administer the CBEST, CSET, CTEL and RICA

If you need to take the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) or the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) as part of requirements for obtaining a teaching credential, you can take the computerized form of the test at Conejo Valley Adult School. The CBEST is designed to test basic reading, mathematics and writing skills. The CSET is for prospective teachers who must meet specific requirements for certification by taking examinations. We also administer the CTEL, RICA, NES and other examinations. For additional information, start with our website, ConejoAdultSchool.org, and click the testing link, which will take you to the State credentialing website.

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