Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
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NEW! Assertiveness Training

Fee: $55

Learn how to communicate more effectively, reduce your anxiety in confrontational situations, and increase satisfaction in your work and domestic life by being more assertive. Dr. Swyhart, licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist, will cover a brief history of assertiveness communication methods, identifying your default style of communication and how to change it, verbal and non-verbal assertiveness techniques, role play opportunities, and recommended resources for future study.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1955 S 3/8, 3/15, 3/22 10:30-12pm Cuyamaca College (CC) A112

Backflow Tester Preparation Course (Water Technology)

Fee: $695

Do you want to prepare for the AWAA or APBA Backflow Tester Exam? This 48-hour course provides training in the recognition and abatement of cross-connections between potable and non-potable sources in the water supply system. The class includes instruction pertaining to the correct testing procedure of backflow prevention assemblies, including classroom instruction and laboratory time culminating with the information and skills necessary to pass a written test and a hands-on certification test. Proctors from AWWA and APBA will be on site to administer tests for those who are interested. Additional certification fees apply. This class does not require a prerequisite. Please call the Continuing Education Office 619-660-4350 to get on the Interest List for this course.

Course Code Days Date Time Instructor Room
1200 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Disability & Society

Fee: $250

Do you want to explore a fulfilling career in caring for the developmentally disabled by opening a group home? This course meets the San Diego Regional Center’s requirements for support staff in residential services and explores the dynamics that occur when society confronts the inclusion of people with disabilities in everyday life. The relationships between societal institutions and the needs of disabled persons will be examined in light of both historical and contemporary trends.

*Class is online with three in class meetings (2/3, 2/24, 3/24 at Grossmont College from 6-8pm). Please contact your instructor for additional details at janice.goforth@gcccd.edu.   

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1720 M 2/3-3/29 6-8pm
2/3, 2/24, 3/24
Grossmont College (GC)
36-352 CANCELLED

Techniques of the Developmental Disabilities Specialist

Fee: $250

This second course in a required series meets the San Diego Regional Center's requirements for support staff in residential services and is designed for staff in support positions for the developmentally disabled, providing the necessary technical knowledge to promote social skills and integration, adaptation, self-dependence, health, safety, nutrition, recreation, leisure, and communication for persons with disabilities. Topics covered include behavior management, functional skills, infection control, program planning and implementation  and independent living.

*Class is online with three in class meetings (4/3, 4/24, 5/22 at Grossmont College from 6pm-8pm). Please contact your instructor for additional details at deborah.serban@gmail.com   

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1725 Th 4/3-5/22 6-8pm
4/3, 4/24, 5/22
Grossmont College (GC)
36-325

NEW! Positive Behavior Support

Fee: $250

This course is primarily offered for administrators, managers, and residential specialists working in group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities. Course topics will view behavior as communication and emphasize behavior support rather than behavior management. Positive behavior support plans are written and analyzed as part of the course using person-centered planning and a collaborative, team approach. Students are given the opportunity to practice their skills in data collection methods and to develop summary statements. Strategies in teaching replacement skills are taught. Assaultive behaviors are discussed with consideration given to ethical issues in interventions. How the criminal justice system deals with individuals with disabilities is explored and analyzed. Medical issues that affect one’s behaviors are also discussed. The goal of positive support is to teach individuals the skills they need to improve their quality of life.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1950 M 3/10-5/31  6-8pm
3/10, 4/14, 5/26
Grossmont College (GC)
36-352 CANCELLED

How to Become a Farmers’ Market Vendor

Fee: $20

Start your business with low cost! Learn all the ins and outs of becoming a vendor at Farmers’ Markets in San Diego County. Learn what sells and what doesn’t, learn about food preparation legalities and what is required by the Department of Environment Health, and how to bring your locally grown produce to the market! 

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1930 W 3/12 6:00-9:00pm Cuyamaca College (CC) Room L101
 
1930 W 5/14 6:00-9:00pm Grossmont College (GC)
53-554

Make Money with a Home-Based Typing/Word Processing Business

Fee: $60 (book included)

Do you need to make more money? Would you rather work for yourself? If you can type, then you can make money at home using your word processor or computer from someone who’s been in business for 20 years. In addition to learning how to start the business, you will also discover the secrets to profits in the typing/word processing business, including: how and where to find clients, 50 ways to advertise/market your services, effective home office equipment choices, 100 ways to make money with a computer, and free national networking information.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1050 W 2/12 6:30-9:00pm Cuyamaca College (CC) Room B365

OSHA 40- Hour Hazwoper

Fee: $325

This 40 hour course provides Federal and State certification for those who work with hazardous waste for management operations, emergency response teams or trainers, and site clean up. This course satisfies the requirements for generalized employee training under the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 1910.120 and State of California Regulations 5192 Title 8.
Course Code Days Date Time Room
1445 M-F 1/27-1/31 8-5pm Cuyamaca College (CC)
Room F724  CANCELLED
1445 FS 3/7, 3/8, 3/14, 3/15, 3/21 8-5pm Cuyamaca College (CC)
Room F614
1445 M-F 4/21-4/25 8-5pm Cuyamaca College (CC)
Room F-724

OSHA 8-Hour Refresher Federal and CalOSHA Standards

Fee: $75

This 8-hour Hazardous Waste Operator and Emergency Response (Hazwoper) course is designed to maintain the 40-hour or 24-hour Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Annual Certificate required for employees in the public or private sector, large or small businesses, who work with hazardous waste from management operations to on-site clean-up. This course includes lectures, table top exercises, and hands-on activities. A certificate will be issued upon completion of the class.
Course Code Days Date Time Room
1285 F 2/7 8-5pm Cuyamaca College (CC)
Room F-724
1285 S 3/1 8-5pm Cuyamaca College (CC)
Room F-724
1285 S 4/12 8-5pm Cuyamaca College (CC)
Room F-614
1285 F 5/2 8-5pm Cuyamaca College (CC)
Room F-724

Department of Transportation (DOT)/ Hazardous Materials Regulations

Fee: $75

This course covers the Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) governing the transportation of hazardous substances. This course fulfills the DOT 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Transportation Awareness Training required by DOT and includes: using a hazardous materials table, preparing shipping papers, marking labeling, placard requirements, security awareness and site policies, handling emergencies, notification, identification and communication of hazards of transportation.
Course Code Days Date Time Room
1325 F 4/4 8-5pm Cuyamaca College (CC) Room
F-724

Smog Check Program

Fee: $295

This course will fulfill the 16 hour continuing education requirement for technicians seeking to renew their license.  DSO Basics, proper voltage and time settings, using trigger, cursor measurements, two channel waveform acquisition, and an introduction to current ramping.  Classroom and lab exercises with real vehicles using Fluke 192B DSO's The course will help technicians of all skill levels use their Digital Storal Oscilloscopes. 
 
Course Code Days Date Time Room
1055 TTH 1/7-1/16 6:00pm-10:00pm Cuyamaca College (CC)  K-101 CANCELLED
1055 TTH 2/18-2/27 6:00pm-10:00pm Cuyamaca College (CC)  K-101
1055  MW 4/14-4/23 6:00pm-10:00pm Cuyamaca College (CC) K-101

GIS Series-Noncredit

Fee: $0 (Required Textbook $165)

Required textbook: “GIS Bundle” (Item Code BUN-GISTutorial) available online www.gisetc.com or in bookstores.  

The "GIS Bundle" included the following:

GIS Tutorial 1 ISBN 9781589483354

GIS Tutorial 2 ISBN 9781589483378

GIS Tutorial 3 ISBN 9781589482074

The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis: Volume 1 ISBN 9781879102064

The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis: Volume 2 ISBN 9781589481169

Introduction to Spatial Reasoning and Geotechnologies-Noncredit

During this two-day course the students will be introduced to the basics of spatial reasoning and the applications of spatial technologies, including global positioning systems (GPS), remote sensing, and geographic information systems (GIS). Students will learn how spatial knowledge is generated, digitized, analyzed and will perform simple spatial analysis along with map interpretation. This class is the first of a 3-part of a series resulting in a GIS Certificate of Completion.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1212 T, Th 2/4-2/13 5:30-8:30pm Cuyamaca College (CC) 
 L-103
1212 T, Th 4/1-4/10 5:30-8:30pm Cuyamaca College (CC) 
 L-103

Geographic Information Systems I (GIS I)-Noncredit 

This beginning GIS course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), including: GIS terminology; manipulating spatial data; and performing spatial analyses while using ArcView software. This class is the second of a 3-part series resulting in a GIS Certificate of Completion. Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spatial Basics or equivalent.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1208 T, Th 2/18-3/6 5:30-8:30pm Cuyamaca College (CC) 
 L-103
1208 T, Th 4/22-5/8 5:30-8:30pm Cuyamaca College (CC) 
 L-103

Geographic Information Systems II (GIS II)-Noncredit

This intermediate GIS course is designed to provide students with additional training in cartography and spatial analysis using ArcView software. Upon completion, students will be able to use real-time data to design, produce, and analyze spatially interactive maps. This class is the third of a 3-part series resulting in a GIS Certificate of Completion. Prerequisite: Successful completion of GIS I or equivalent.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1210 T, Th 3/11-3/27 5:30-8:30pm Cuyamaca College (CC) 
 L-103
1210 T, Th 5/13-5/29 5:30-8:30pm Cuyamaca College (CC) 
 L-103

Solar Thermal Systems-Noncredit

Fee: $0 ($64 required textbook)

This course takes a blended learning approach, incorporating instructor-led lectures and hands-on labs that cover the fundamentals of design & installation, marketing for solar thermal systems, and the use of site-assessment tools for solar systems design. Coursework will cover the theory and application, including components of solar thermal systems. Students must have the ability to climb ladders, work at a height of ten feet off of the ground, operate soldering torches, work in a hot-water environment, work productively both individually and cooperatively in teams, and lift fifty pounds in weight.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1222 M, W, S 3/17-5/3
No class 4/14, 4/16, 4/19
5-9pm (MW)
8-5pm (S)
Cuyamaca College (CC)
Room F620

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installation-Noncredit

Fee: $20 include OSHA10 certification and materials ($110 required textbook)

This is an entry level, interactive course combining academic and hands on experience for a career in the solar electric “PV” industry. Beginning with the fundamentals of photovoltaic, solar radiation, site surveys, and system components, the student will learn the foundation and terms used in this field. Once the basic concepts are learned, each student has four, practical, hands on labs to apply skills which they have learned. Students will complete this course with the vocabulary and basic experience to expand their careers in the growing solar and renewable energy industry. This course results in OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Certification. Field trips may be required.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1202 M, W, S 2/3-3/15
No Class 2/15, 2/17
5-9pm (MW)
8-5pm (S)
Cuyamaca College (CC)
Room F620
1202 T, TH
Some Wednesdays
T, TH 3/25-5/1
TWTH 5/6-5/27
No Class 4/15, 4/17
5-9pm Cuyamaca College (CC)
Room F620

OSHA 10- General Industry Safety-Noncredit

Fee: $20 (includes materials and certificate)

The 10-hour OSHA course covers Federal OSHA-mandated topics, such as: an overview of the OSHA Act, how to locate specific OSHA regulations, how inspections, citations, and penalties work, how to assess walking and working surfaces, injury & illness recordkeeping, hazard communication, requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE), respiratory protection, hazardous materials, emergency action plans, a basic overview of electrical safety, and many other OSHA topics specific to general industry. A review of CalOSHA requirements vs. Federal OSHA requirements will be covered in detail. Students who complete this course will receive an official OSHA General Industry Safety Certification Wallet Card.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1204 M, T 3/17-3/18 4-9pm Cuyamaca College (CC)
F-606 CANCELLED
1204 M, T 5/19-5/20 4-9pm Cuyamaca College (CC)
F-606

OSHA 10- Construction Safety-Noncredit

Fee: $20 (includes materials and certificate)

This training program is intended to provide entry level construction workers information about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job-related hazards on a construction site. The training covers a variety of construction safety and health hazards which a worker may encounter at a construction site. Students who complete this course will receive an official OSHA Construction Safety Certification Wallet Card.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1206 M, T 3/10-3/11 4-9pm Cuyamaca College (CC)
F-606 CANCELLED
1206 M, T 5/12-5/13 4-9pm Cuyamaca College (CC)
F-606

Environmental Health & Safety Technician Training-Noncredit

Fee: $109 (includes materials and certificate)

If you’re interested in a career that helps companies prevent harm to workers and the environment, then this training program is for you! This entry level training provides students with the skills required to work in a variety of environmental fields. Course material includes such topics as: hazardous waste management, occupational health and safety, emergency response, and transportation of hazardous materials. The course work results in five industry-required certifications: 40 Hour OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training, 30 Hour OSHA General Industry Safety Training, 8 Hour Department of Transportation Hazardous Material Awareness Training, 10 Hour Basic First Aid/CPR/AED Training, and 8 Hour Bloodborne Pathogens & Biological Safety for the EHS Technician.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1216 T, Th, S 3/4-4/29 5-9pm TTH
8-5pm S
F-620 TTH
F-716 S

Food Handler Training Certification-Noncredit

Fee: $6  (includes materials and certificate)

The 10-hour OSHA course covers Federal OSHA-mandated topics, such as: an overview of the OSHA Act, how to locate specific OSHA regulations, how inspections, citations, and penalties work, how to assess walking and working surfaces, injury & illness recordkeeping, hazard communication, requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE), respiratory protection, hazardous materials, emergency action plans, a basic overview of electrical safety, and many other OSHA topics specific to general industry. A review of CalOSHA requirements vs. Federal OSHA requirements will be covered in detail. Students who complete this course will receive an official OSHA General Industry Safety Certification Wallet Card.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1001 M 2/3 6-9pm L-102
1001 M 3/3 6-9pm  L-102 CANCELLED
1001 M 4/7 6-9pm L-102
1001 M 5/5 6-9pm L-102

 

 

 


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900 Rancho San Diego Parkway
El Cajon, CA 92019
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Continuing Education Programs

  1. Grossmont - Cuyamaca College District
  2. Workplace Learning Resource Center
  3. Professional Development Academy
  4. English at Work
  5. Environmental Training Center
  6. Center of Excellence
  7. Project: WaterWorks
  8. Health Workforce Initiative
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