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Online Classes

We offer online classes for both career enhancement and computer program education. These classes are done in the comfort of your home. Teacher/Student communications are done through email. After enrolling in the class, you will receive an email invitation from your instructor with LOGIN and class instructions.

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    Build a Better Vocabulary

    Your vocabulary plays a large role in determining if you will succeed in life or not. So it is crucial to begin building your vocabulary as early as possible, to ensure that you reach your full potential in your career, relationships and life in general.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    460540.17 08/23/2021 - 11/21/2021 OnlineOnline Online Mary Gallagher $299 Register
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    Court Reporting - Orientation

    Please register online for a Court Reporting orientation. Once registered for an orientation you will receive an email confirmation with orientation information and details.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    460101.47 9/10/2021 F11:00am-12:00pm Online Staff $0 Register
    460101.48 10/8/2021 F11:00am-12:00pm Online Staff $0 Register
    460101.49 11/5/2021 F11:00am-12:00pm Online Staff $0 Register
    460101.50 12/3/2021 F11:00am-12:00pm Online Staff $0 Register
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    Court Reporting-Speed - Online

    Court Reporting Speed Classes. New Students start every January, April, and August. DAS has a free practice lab with computers, wireless printing, and Internet access.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    460220.03 8/17/2020 - 7/30/2021 OnlineOnline Online Jocelyn Epperson $3,999 More Info
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    CSR Criminal Law & Procedures

    This course provides students with an introduction to the skills and instruction they will be aquiriing in their pursuit of a place in the legal world as a professional court reporter. It will extensively cover civil law and procedures in the legal field.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    460380.16 8/23/2021 - 11/21/2021 OnlineOnline Online Melinda Nelson $299 Register
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    CSR Legal Terminology

    The primary goal of this course is to acquaint students with the history and development of the American legal system, the structure and fuctions of the state and federal court systems, the basics of civil and criminal law and procedure, the concepts of various areas of substantive law, and to familiarize them with the legal terminology in each substantive law area, and the uniform method of case citation.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    460390.16 8/23/2021 - 11/21/2021 OnlineOnline Online Melinda Nelson $299 Register
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    CSR Preparation

    This course prepares students to take the Certified Shorthand Reporters written examination.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    460420.17 8/23/2021 - 10/31/2021 OnlineOnline Online Melinda Nelson $299 Register
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    CSR Transcript Preparation

    Court Reporting T ranscript Preparation

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    460350.08 8/23/2021 - 10/31/2021 OnlineOnline Online Melinda Nelson $299 Register
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    English Grammar Advanced

    This online course will provide you with a further review of the grammar, punctuation, and writing skills necessary when taking any high school or college test, or with your everyday work-related writing and correspondence.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    460520.17 8/23/2021 - 11/21/2021 OnlineOnline Online Mary Gallagher $299 Register
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    English Grammar Beginning

    This online course will provide you with a further review of the grammar, punctuation, and writing skills necessary when taking any high school or college test, or with your everyday work-related writing and correspondence.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    460510.17 8/23/2021 - 11/21/2021 OnlineOnline Online Mary Gallagher $299 Register
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    English Punctuation

    This online course will provide you with a further review of the grammar, punctuation, and writing skills necessary when taking any high school or college test, or with your everyday work-related writing and correspondence.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    460530.17 8/23/2021 - 11/21/2021 OnlineOnline Online Mary Gallagher $299 Register
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    GED - Learning Center

    Downey Adult School offers a self-pace/self-study preparation course through our Learning Centger and at home. Preparation and testing for the GED/HiSET is available in both English and Spanish

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    101200.05 7/1/2021 - 6/30/2022 OnlineVaries Online Robert Dame - More Info
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    High School Diploma

    Students can complete their coursework in our Online Learning Center Lab that offers students online courses and unlimited access to resources needed to complete their program successfully. The Learning Center also provides students a quiet learning environment that is free from distractions. Students have the freedom to work at their own pace and instructors are always available to help in any subject that students find difficult for them. Students are able to get one-on-one time with the instructors and the extra tutoring they need to provide a program that is proven to help students succeed.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    102000.06 7/1/2021 - 6/30/2022 M/Tue/W/Thu/F9:00am - 7:00pm (Mon-Thu) 9:00am - 1:00pm (Fri) Online Robert Dame - More Info
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    Massage Therapy Orientation

    Please register for a mandatory Massage Therapy Orientation. Once registered for an orientation, you will receive an email confirmation with orientation information and details.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    413101.63 8/25/2021 Wed4:00pm - 5:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    413101.64 9/8/2021 Wed4:00pm - 5:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    413101.65 9/22/2021 Wed4:00pm - 5:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    413101.66 10/6/2021 Wed4:00pm - 5:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    413101.67 10/20/2021 Wed4:00pm - 5:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    413101.68 11/3/2021 Wed4:00pm - 5:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    413101.69 11/17/2021 Wed4:00pm - 5:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    413101.70 12/01/2021 Wed4:00pm - 5:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    413101.71 12/15/2021 Wed4:00pm - 5:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
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    Medical Assistant - Hybrid Orientation

    Please register for a mandatory Medical Assistant-Hybrid orientation. Your instructor will email you details of the orientation after registration.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    411151.40 7/20/2021 Online6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
    411151.41 8/17/2021 Online6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
    411151.42 9/7/2021 Online6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
    411151.43 10/12/2021 Online6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
    411151.44 11/2/2021 Online6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
    411151.45 12/7/2021 Online6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
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    Medical Assitant & Phlebotomy - Orientation

    Please register for a mandatory Medical Assistant & Phlebootmy orientation. Once regisgtered for an orientation, you will recive an email confirmation with orientation information and details.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    411101.92 8/20/2021 F1:00pm - 2:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    411101.93 9/10/2021 F1:00pm - 2:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    411101.94 9/24/2021 F1:00pm - 2:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    411101.95 10/08/2021 F1:00pm - 2:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    411101.96 10/22/2021 F1:00pm - 2:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    411101.97 11/12/2021 F1:00pm - 2:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    411101.98 12/10/2021 F1:00pm - 2:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
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    Medical Biller Coder Online

    The Online Medical Biller & Coder program prepares students for a career in the medical billing industry. Students completing the program can test to receive national certification. Medical billers and coders are employed by hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), mental health care facilities, nursing homes, insurance companies, consulting firms, health data organizations and information system vendors. The course includes Medical Terminology/Anatomy, Medical Billing, Medical Coding and Microsoft Word.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    412652.03 8/23/2021 - 04/24/2022 OnlineOnline Online Randy Leaf $3,999 More Info
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    Medical Biller Coder Online - Orientation

    Orientation is mandatory and will be held online. This orientation is ONLY for students who will receive instruction online. Upon registration, the instructor will email you a link to join the orientation at a specified time and date.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    412601.58 8/20/2021 F6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
    412601.58 9/10/2021 F6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
    412601.58 10/15/2021 F6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
    412601.58 11/5/2021 F6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
    412601.58 12/10/2021 F6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
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    Medical Biller Coder Program -Orientation

    Please register for a mandatory Medical Biller Coder orientation. Once registered for an orientation, you will receive an email confirmation with orientation information and details.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    412101.62 8/23/2021 M4:00pm - 5:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    412101.63 9/13/2021 M4:00pm - 5:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    412101.64 10/18/2021 M4:00pm - 5:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    412101.65 11/15/2021 M4:00pm - 5:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    412101.66 12/13/2021 M4:00pm - 5:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
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    Medical Terminology - Online

    Online medical terminology courses teach students an in depth view of medical terminology, physiology, and anatomy. After successful completion of Medical Terminology I and Medical Terminology II, students will receive a Certificate of Completion. Students who earn an online medical terminology course certification can expect to find work as medical terminology experts, medical clerks, medical records specialists, or medical receptionists.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    460550.17 8/23/2021 OnlineOnline Online Randy Leaf $299 Register
    460550.17 11/21/2021 OnlineOnline Online Randy Leaf $299 Register
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    Paralegal Online Program

    This intensive, nationally acclaimed program is designed for beginning as well as advanced legal workers. All classes are online. Students will be trained to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, and assist in preparing cases for courtroom litigation. The instruction is practice-oriented and relates to those areas of the law in which legal assistants are most in demand. Students will be expected to complete a significant amount of homework for each weekly session. This program will help students increase their office’s efficiency, productivity, and billable hours as well as learn new marketable job skills. Successful graduates of the eight (8) core courses will be awarded Certificates of Completion. These certificates provide an individual with the recognition that he or she has achieved the level of professional knowledge and competency necessary to work within the legal field, and it is designed to satisfy the requirements of California Business & Professions Code §6450. 

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    421000.05 8/23/2021 - 7/24/2022 OnlineOnline Online Melinda Nelson $3,999 More Info
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    Paralegal Orientation - Online

    Please register for mandatory online orientation. Instructor will email you details.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    421900.56 7/13/2021 TH6:00pm-7:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    421900.57 8/19/2021 TH6:00pm-7:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    421900.58 9/9/2021 TH6:00pm-7:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    421900.59 10/14/2021 TH6:00pm-7:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    421900.60 11/4/2021 TH6:00pm-7:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    421900.61 12/9/2021 TH6:00pm-7:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
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    Parent Education through Parent Child Participation-2

    TWO YEAR OLDS. This class provides parents with a forum to discuss the many developmental demands of parenting the two-year old. Discussion topics include: Social, Emotional and Cognitive Development, Routines, Building Early Math and Literacy Skills, Sensory Play, Potty Training, and more. Toddlers participate in circle time, outdoor play and various hands-on activities based on the weekly themes which include letters of the alphabet, shapes, and other age-appropriate lessons. Field trips may be scheduled for additional fees throughout the session. Material fee of $15 paid to the instructor directly. A copy of immunization records is required for the chil, as well as a TB Screening will be required for both the parent and the child. All children must meet DUSD age requirements – Age 2 on or before September 1, 2021. This is a Community Education class. No refunds/transfers on Community Education classes.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    310502.15 9/8/2021 - 12/8/2021 W9:00am - 11:00am (In-Person Class) / Online Virutal Discussion TBD Online Manzano-Lopez $199 More Info
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    Parent Education through Parent Child Participation-3

    THREE YEAR OLDS. This unique program allows parents to observe and interact with their preschooler in class each Tuesday. Discussion topics focus on: Three-year old ages and stages, discipline, reading readiness, self-esteem, safety, and more. Thursday lab classes provide an opportunity for children to work in small groups, develop independence, engage in creative and sensory play, and foster social skills. Weekly themes will introduce literacy, math, and science through activities, lessons, and music. Field trips may be scheduled for additional fees throughout the session. Material fee of $15 paid to the instructor directly. A copy of immunization records is required for the child, as well as a TB test or TB Screening will be required for both the parent and the child. All children must meet DUSD age requirements – Age 3 on or before September 1, 2021. This is a Community Education class. No refunds/transfers on Community Education classes.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    310503.15 9/7/2021 - 12/9/2021 Tue/Thu9:00am - 12:00pm (Tuesdays) / 12:30pm - 2:30pm (Thusdays) Online Chew $249 More Info
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    Parent Education through Parent Child Participation-4

    This invaluable Pre-K program closely models the Downey Unified School District’s kindergarten experience for the child and will facilitate a smooth transition into kindergarten the following year. Class curriculum for the children aligns with DUSD’s commitment to 21st Century Learning. For the parent, it allows a unique opportunity to partner and learn alongside your child while fostering their independenc. There are weekly discussion sessions, led by the instructor, covering topics such as building social skills, effective discipline, advocacy in the classroom, facilitating your child’s growing independence, and preparing for kindergarten. Guest speakers and a complete kindergarten readiness assessment are also part of this essential pre-K class. Field trips may be scheduled for additional fees throughout the session. Material fee of $15 paid directly to the instructor. A copy of immunization records is required for the child, as well as a TB test or TB Screening will be required for both the parent and the child. All children must meet DUSD age requirements – Age 4 on or before September 1, 2021. This is a Community Edcuation Class. No refunds/transfers on Community Education classes.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    310504.15 9/7/2021 - 12/9/2021 Tue/W/Thu12:30pm - 2:30pm (Tuesdays & Wednesdays) / 9:00am - 12:00pm (Thursdays) Online Chew $299 More Info
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    Pharmacy Technician Orientation

    Please register for a mandatory Pharmacy Tech orientation. Once registered for an orienation, you will receive an email confirmation with orientation information and details.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    414101.72 7/12/2021 M2:00pm - 3:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    414101.73 8/23/2021 M2:00pm - 3:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    414101.74 9/13/2021 M2:00pm - 3:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    414101.75 10/4/2021 M2:00pm - 3:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    414101.76 10/25/2021 M2:00pm - 3:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    414101.77 11/15/2021 M2:00pm - 3:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    414101.78 12/13/2021 M2:00pm - 3:30pm Online Staff $0 Register

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