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Los Angeles County University Writing and Math Programs – Relaunched!

The Department of Human Resources (DHR), in partnership with SEIU Local 721 and Los Angeles Valley College, is very pleased to announce the relaunch of the Los Angeles County University (LACU) Writing and Math Programs in January 2019. These well-established developmental programs are designed to enhance employees’ writing proficiency and math skills. Instruction for the Writing and Math Programs will be provided by Los Angeles Valley College and conducted on campus and at various County facilities.

The Writing and Math Programs have been customized for the County and incorporate assignments that are relevant to the workplace. The Writing Program is designed to aid in developing or refreshing writing skills. The program is comprised of six courses that are divided into two series: Basic Writing and Business Writing. Each course consists of eight 3-hour class sessions that meet once a week. The Math Program is designed to aid in developing or refreshing basic math skills. The program is comprised of two courses. Each course consists of ten 3-hour class sessions that meet once a week. In addition to class time, participants will be assigned reading and homework. DHR’s website provides descriptions of the topics covered in each course that comprise the Writing and Math Programs. Click on the following link to view the descriptions: Course Descriptions . The descriptions are located near the bottom of the webpage.

All County employees who are represented by SEIU Local 721 are eligible to participate in the Writing and Math Programs. Funding for these programs is from the Joint Labor Management Training / Retraining Fund. There will be no charge for participation in these programs. These voluntary programs will be conducted during normal business hours. As with all LACU programs, management approval is required to participate.

Course enrollment will be managed through the County’s Learning Net and course offerings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The attached class schedule includes links that Local 721 County employees can use to enroll in the Winter Quarter course offerings. Click on the Enrollment Link associated with the course offering of your choice and you will begin the enrollment process in the Learning Net. After you click the link, you will need to log onto the Learning Net. Next you register for the course offering. Enrollment is limited. Detailed classroom location and parking information will be e-mailed to enrollees. Note that only employees who have already completed Basic Writing I will be eligible to enroll in Basic Writing II. If you run into any difficulties enrolling in the course offering of your choice or have any questions regarding these programs, please contact LACU at learningacedemy@hr.lacounty.gov.

 

WINTER QUARTER 2019

MATH PROGRAM AND WRITING PROGRAM SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Course: Basic Math I
Start Date: January 8
End Date: March 12
Day of Week: Tuesdays, 10 Weeks
Class Times: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Enrollment link: Note: Links will only work for 721 Employees: 00437550

Course: Basic Math I
Start Date: January 10
End Date: March 14
Day of Week: Thursdays, 10 Weeks
Class Times: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Enrollment link: Note: Links will only work for 721 Employees: 00437602

Course: Basic Writing I
Start Date: January 9
End Date: February 27
Day of Week: Wednesdays, 8 Weeks
Class Times: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Enrollment link: Note: Links will only work for 721 Employees: 00437616

Course: Basic Writing I
Start Date: January 15
End Date: March 5
Day of Week: Tuesdays, 8 Weeks
Class Times: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Enrollment link: Note: Links will only work for 721 Employees: 00437617

Course: Basic Writing I
Start Date: January 17
End Date: March 7
Day of Week: Thursdays, 8 Weeks
Class Times: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Enrollment link: Note: Links will only work for 721 Employees: 00437618

Course: Basic Writing II
Start Date: January 16
End Date: March 6
Day of Week: Wednesdays, 8 Weeks
Class Times: 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Enrollment link: Note: Links will only work for 721 Employees: 00437625

Classes will take place at:
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91401-4096

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Ruth D Mendoza
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Ruth D Mendoza

I am interesting on taking the both classes math and English

Jatika Williams
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Jatika Williams

Why are the class is only out in the valley area? That’s off of the 405 freeway. So when we live in the city of LA wanted to the classes weren’t able to because the traffic is horrible, Why can’t some courses be offered at Southwest coming in college. Classes need to be on the evening time and weekend also for those of us that work 10 hour days . These classes are funded by our union fees.

Rashina Young
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Rashina Young

As of now the location, date and times are set. We will keep that in mind for future trainings. The classes are at this location because that was the vendor selected. I am going to follow up with DHR to see if we can get some courses in the LA area.

Thank you for your feedback.

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These are just college courses offered in a simple platform. 6-8 week 3 hrs/wk is exactly a winter or summer session at the college. Pretty sure they actually are the college class and you will be in there with other students / get credits. Valley college is part of the LACCD system. If you want to take courses at any college in the LACCD first fill out your fasfa, second enroll in the class. You will get the fee waiver “Cal Board of Governors fee waiver.” Your welcome

Demicha Lofton-Thomas
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Demicha Lofton-Thomas

Please feel free to contact me if another location comes up. Van Nuys too far at the time. Thank you in advance.

Demicha Lofton-Thomas
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Demicha Lofton-Thomas

Please feel free to contact me for l would love to attend but to far at the moment.

Lusine
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Lusine

Most of the county workers are working full time. I would like to improve my writing skills but the timing is not convenient. Would you please advise to offer evening classes as well.

Lynn
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Lynn

Yes, I would love to attend too. But, classes are too far away, and should have morning classes as well. Would like if you could have some morning classes at West LA College.

Eric
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Eric

Please offer an evening class at a location closer to Los Angeles such as LACC

Rashina Young
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Rashina Young

As of now the location, date and times are set. We will keep that in mind for future trainings. Thank you for your feedback.

Josefa C. Arteaga
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Josefa C. Arteaga

SEIU 721’s employees , in LA county, are hundreds of them . I believe classes need to be held on a wide range of days, and times so everyone will have an opportunity to take these classes and not just the lucky one who got the first spots available.
Thank you

Patricia
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Patricia

I am also interested in the classes, both math and writing. But I live on the east side of town so would definitely enroll if classes were offered at ELAC or another closer school.

DeeDee
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DeeDee

I would like to take advantage of these courses, but it’s inconveniently too far out the way. Will these courses be offered as an online classes?

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There seems to be a lot of comments about the college being to far / not offering online class / time not convenient. What’s listed above are the same class and schedule offered by the college, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it actually is the class (you will be in there with students / get credit). If you want to go to school with free tuition, Step 1. Fill out your fasfa fasfa.gov Step 2. Apply laccd.edu The Union has just organized a quick an easy way to brush up on some skills, but you can also totally do… Read more »