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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
    460001.04 8/13/2018-6/28/2019 OnlineOnline Online Jocelyn Epperson $3,299 More Info
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    CSR Court Procedures

    This course is designed to instruct students in legal terminology which will be applicable to them as court reporters and to introduce them to certain Federal codes and statutes, all in preperation for the California State Certified Shorthand Reporters examination. Instructors will further promote students’ understanding of the California State civil and criminal legal system.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    460400.02 1/14/2019-4/13/2019 OnlineOnline Online Melinda Nelson $249 Register
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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
    460380.08 1/14/2019-4/13/2019 OnlineOnline Online Melinda Nelson $249 Register
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    CSR Deposition Procedures

    This is an online course and is desgined to instruct students in those functions that must be performed on a daily basis to successfully assume the duties of a deposition reporter. Course content will cover the following areas: the “situational” nature of reporting, the importance of reporting the testimony and producing a transcript, the difference between what an “official” reporter does versus a “freelance” or “deposition” reporter, the side of court reporting having to do with professional ethics, and the extraneous functions necessary for a reporter to “take care of business”.

    Section Date Days Time Room Teacher Fee
    460410.04 1/14/2019-4/13/2019 OnlineOnline Online Melinda Nelson $249 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
    460390.07 1/14/2019-4/13/2019 OnlineOnline Online Melinda Nelson $249 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
    460420.06 1/14/2019-4/13/2019 OnlineOnline Online Melinda Nelson $249 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
    411151.05 12/4/2018 Online6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
    411151.10 1/8/2019 Online6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
    411151.11 2/5/2019 Online6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
    411151.12 3/12/2019 Online6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
    411151.13 4/2/2019 Online6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
    411151.14 4/30/2019 Online6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
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    Medical Biller/Coder Online Program - 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
    412601.25 12/6/2018 Online6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
    412601.26 1/10/2019 Online6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
    412601.27 2/7/2019 Online6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
    412601.28 3/14/2019 Online6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
    412601.29 4/4/2019 Online6:00pm-7:30pm Online Melinda Nelson $0 Register
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    Medical Biller/Coder Program - 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
    412650.06 8/20/2018-6/29/2019 OnlineOnline Online Randy Leaf $3,499 More Info
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    Paralegal / Legal Assistant 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
    412100.03 8/20/2018-6/29/2019 OnlineOnline Online Melinda Nelson $3,499 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
    421900.24 12/5/2018 W6:00pm-7:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    421900.25 1/9/2019 W6:00pm-7:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    421900.26 2/6/2019 W6:00pm-7:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    421900.27 3/13/2019 W6:00pm-7:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    421900.28 4/3/2019 W6:00pm-7:30pm Online Staff $0 Register
    421900.29 5/1/2019 W6:00pm-7:30pm Online Staff $0 Register

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