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            ADVISORY COMMITTEES                                   CONTINUING EDUCATION
            Glendale Community College seeks advice about the     Continuing Education at the Garfi eld Campus
            programs and goals of the institutions. Individual citizens   Glendale Community College has off ered noncredit courses
            representing organizations, interests, and specifi c programs   since the early 1930’s. The Garfi eld Campus administers
            contribute their time to ensure that the college is meeting   Continuing Education which includes the Business and Life
            student, industry, and community needs.               Skills division and the Noncredit English as a Second Language
            ALUMNI ASSOCIATION                                    division. Departments include ESL, Lifelong Learning, Offi  ce
                                                                  Business Technology, Student Success Center (ABSE), and
            The Glendale College Alumni Association offi  ce is located   Parent Education. Classes are held primarily at the Garfi eld
            in the Foundation Offi  ce, John A. Davitt Administration   Campus, as well as the Verdugo campus, and throughout the
            Building, Room AD 149. The Alumni meets on a regular   community. Classes are available in the mornings, afternoons,
            basis, with the meetings open to the public. For membership   and evenings throughout the week.
            information or Alumni Council meeting dates, please call
            (818) 240-1000, ext. 5199.                            Continuing Education offi  ce hours are 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
                                                                  Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
                                                                  All Continuing Education classes are tuition-free. Students
            Glendale Community College has been off ering fi eld classes   may enter a class at any time during the year depending upon
            and fi eld trips in the Baja California peninsula of Mexico   availability. For information or to request a current schedule of
            since 1974. The college maintains a facility in the peninsula,   classes, please call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5678 during business hours.
            the fi eld station “Estación del Mar Cortés’’, which serves as   Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA): The
            a headquarters for various curricular off erings of interest to   WIOA staff  collaborates with the local Work Source (or One-
            its faculty and students. Over the years, courses in marine   Stop) Centers to arrange for training programs including
            biology, natural history, oceanography, geology, history of   certifi cates in Accounting, Medical/Dental Front Offi  ce,
            Baja California, philosophy, psychology, health, geography,   General Offi  ce Clerk, and Introduction to Hospitality and
            physical education, English and Spanish have been off ered.   Tourism. Students must meet federal standards regarding
            The Center for Students with Disabilities has also participated   unemployment status and they must be assessed prior to
            in our fi eld activities.                              receiving a voucher for training. For more information call
            In a setting that emphasizes fi eld observation and cooperative   (818) 240-1000, ext. 5803.
            learning, the program aims to expose students to a    Citizenship
            pristine and complex natural environment coupled with a
            unique experience in Mexican culture. Diff erent academic   The Garfi eld Campus off ers English as a Second Language
            experiences are integrated in a setting which results in   Citizenship classes for those who want to learn more about
            memorable and long-lasting adventures in learning. By living   the history and government of the USA and prepare for
            and learning together, a community of learners is created   their oral interview. The Citizenship Center is located at the
            where the beauty and complexity of the human and natural   Garfi eld Campus and off ers information regarding citizen-
            world can be observed, studied and enjoyed.           ship eligibility, application procedures and deadlines; legal
            Students interested in participating in any of the programs   referrals; INS forms needed for naturalization; photographs
                                                                  for INS application or passport; typing and preparation of
            off ered should contact the Baja California Field Studies   the INS 400 form; and assistance in preparing for the exam.
            Program offi  ce at (818) 240-1000, ext. 3159, for application   For more information call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5717.
            forms. You can also obtain more information and learn
            about current off erings at     English as a Second Language
                                                                  The Noncredit ESL program offers literacy through
                                                                  advanced courses. Classes are held at the Garfi eld Campus,
            Community Services Education is a program of noncredit,   main campus, and in various locations throughout Glen-
            fee based classes and activities designed to serve individu-  dale. They are designed to meet the various needs of the
            als with educational goals that do not require college credit.   student population. Courses are open-entry/open-exit and
            There are no transcripts, grades or academic requirements.   are tuition-free. In addition to the regular program, special
            (Some certifi cate programs require prerequisites.) Commu-  off erings include:
            nity Services Education classes are usually shorter than credit   •  First Language Support classes in Literacy for Hispanic
            classes and normally do not require lengthy preparation. To   and Armenian students
            request a current catalog call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5015. You   •  First Language Support classes for Hispanic students,
            can also obtain more information and learn about current   Levels 1, 2, and 3
            off erings at                    • Citizenship
                                                                  •  English for Older Adults
                                                                  •  College Readiness ESL
                                                                  • Conversation
                                                                  For more information, please call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5033.

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