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TOP 6 | Film Production (061220) Download LMI Worksheet

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The focus of the Film Production program is to provide as many skills for the Cerritos College Film majors to go out and find entry-level work or internships in the highly competitive motion picture, television and new media industries. The core production classes (film, television, editing and cinematography) provide many of those basic production skills, but what is alarmingly lacking in the students who come into the program is the ability to find work because of their almost non-existent basic, business and people skills. It’s a roadblock that prevents them from even getting out into the job market.

TOP 6 | Administration of Justice (210500) Download LMI Worksheet

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Increasing enrollment will be addressed with two additional courses to be offered during the first session of the Summer 2017 schedule. Providing these classes allow new opportunities for students to access courses which were not available for enrollment due to schedule conflicts or full capacity being reached during the regular semester. This action will address the “more” portion of the proposal.

In addressing the “better” aspect of this proposal, new technology is always part of the modernization of current practices. Dactylography (the scientific study of fingerprints) is an integral portion of administration of justice. Although the collection of fingerprints has been in existence for over 100 years, only recently has the practice of collection of fingerprints changed. Instead of the traditional ink and fingerprint card method, modern practices have now incorporated the utilization of biometric identification systems (commonly known as live scan).

To better prepare Administration of Justice students with current technology and practices, they must be exposed to this new equipment so that they gain mastery and familiarization of the current practices being utilized in the workforce. As such, the addition of two live scan “jump kits” will enhance the program and give our students the skills they need to be competitive for future employment in the criminal justice field. The “jump kits” are portable live scan systems which contain the fingerprint scanner, laptop, hard carrying case, supply kit and software maintenance/support.

Other equipment needed is the acquisition of Professional Presenters (remotes) which will allow faculty to effectively present their power point presentations and allow them to interact with students instead of being static at the lectern during their lecture.

In addition, providing faculty with additional training (Online Teaching Conference) will expand their abilities to reach a new population of students and further increase potential student enrollment.

TOP 6 | Accounting (050200) Download LMI Worksheet

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The California Board of Accountancy has recently approved changes to the requirements for candidates for licensure. The new requirements will take effect on January 1, 2017. Under the new rules, candidates must complete additional college level courses in Business, Accounting and Ethics in order to sit for the CPA exam and become licensed. All of the courses in the Accounting curriculum at Cerritos College are acceptable by the Board toward the minimum requirements for College credit. Accordingly, students who have earned a Bachelor’s degree at a four year school (whether in Accounting or not) can take our courses for the necessary additional credits required under the new rules.

In order to facilitate the new cadre of students, the Accounting department strategy will be to:
1. Develop a marketing plan to identify and reach out to potential CPA candidates and inform them of our course offerings
2. Investigate possibilities for streamlining the registration process for CPA candidates.
3. Update the content and delivery methods for ACCT 61 – Turbo Tax Accounting to take advantage of the latest features.
4. Update the content and delivery methods for ACCT 133 – Spreadsheet Accounting to take advantage of the latest features.
5. Update the content and delivery methods for ACCT 270 – Fundamentals of Auditing to incorporate the latest requirements of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards including the requirements of Sarbanes Oxley.
6. Update the content and delivery methods for ACCT 280 – Advanced Accounting to incorporate the latest requirements of the uniform CPA exam and current industry standards.
7. Update the content and delivery methods for ACCT 60 – Quickbooks Accounting to take advantage of the latest features and provide successful students with a path to become ‘Quickbooks Certified’.
8. Develop a new Accounting Ethics course which satisfies the new CPA licensure requirements.
9. Develop marketing materials both in printed and electronic versions to attract students who have the goal of becoming California CPA’s.

TOP 6 | Business Management (050600) Download LMI Worksheet

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1. The Business Administration and department is requesting that a part-time hourly be hired to promote the BA certificates and degrees that are available to them. They would be contracted from January to May (18 weeks calendar). Approximately $6,156 plus 10% for deductions.
2. Purchase six Sony Vaio Z laptops with 16GB RAM, 512 PCle, SSD storage and Intel Core i& CPU for full-time faculty for use to take to off campus sites. Purchase an Epson PowerLite projector (EX5250 Pro Wireless XGA 3LCD Projector) for presentations for off-site classrooms. Load software MSOffice and Adobe Suite, (school has contract-should be no additional cost) and Camtasia to create marketing materials for all programs. Cost $1,146.24 plus tax
3. Our student “commuter” population still comes to class and often leaves for work or home obligations. All BA program completion rates can be enhanced by the added value
propositions of in-class laptop computer usage whether pre-planned or dynamic as follows: Essentials & Minor
Certificates
Associate in Arts Degree
• Essentials: BA100, BA120, BA132, and BA156
• Minor: BA100 Plus two other Business Administration Courses
• Business Administration
• Business Management
• Business Marketing
• International Business
• Retail Management
• Small Business Management Entrepreneurship
• Business Administration
• Business Management
• Business Marketing
• International Business
• Retail Management
• Small Business Management Entrepreneurship
• Human Resource Management
• Training and Development

TOP 6 | Real Estate (051100) Download LMI Worksheet

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The Real Estate department is requesting that a part-time hourly be hired to promote the RE certificates and degrees that are available to them. They would be contracted from January to May (18 weeks calendar). Approximately $6,156 plus 10% for deductions.
Purchase one Sony Vaio Z laptops with 16GB RAM, 512 PCle, SSD storage and Intel Core i& CPU for full-time faculty for use to take to off campus sites for presentations for off-site classrooms
Our student “commuter” population still comes to class and often leaves for work or home obligations. All RE program completion rates can be enhanced by the added value propositions of in-class laptop computer usage whether pre-planned or dynamic as follows:

TOP 6 | Office Technology/Office Computer Applications (051400) Download LMI Worksheet

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Business Information Worker Pathway to Success—Partnership between the CA Community Colleges and employers in the state; professional networking;
Business Information Worker I—basic skills entry-level skills for job preparedness. The department has matched the courses requested on the BIW site and has all the necessary courses and has sent preapproved program application to the LAOCRC. The department needs to create a certificate to parallel the courses requested on the website. The process is to create the certificate, submit to the Curriculum Committee, and submit to the Chancellors Office.

Create a query with Research and Development over the past five years to understand why students have not completed certificates/degrees and to better understand the employment needs of the students.

Soft Skills: The department is proposing to create a new course(s) or to revise an existing course(s) as needed to include workplace “soft skills” as part of the curricula. Over the next two semesters, the department will create new courses or revise existing courses to meet this objective. Once the curricula is prepared, it will be presented to the Curriculum Committee for approval and subsequent inclusion in the department Certificates of Achievement/AA degrees which will parallel those of Business Information Work certificates.

TOP 6 | Paralegal (140200) Download LMI Worksheet

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In order to make the Paralegal Program better, we have duel goal of increasing employment rates and increasing compensation. We believe this can be done by the hiring of an adult hourly for 19 hours per week for 40 weeks, at an approximate cost of $12,000 [19 x 40 x $15 p/hr]. This will enable us to communicate the benefits of our Program to the legal community for two ways. First, to advise the legal community of the availability of our students to work as volunteer interns for college credit. Internships assist students in gaining practical paralegal skills by performing on-job duties. Second, to advise the legal community of the skills our graduates learn from our American Bar Association approved program. An adult hourly can contact Bar Associations, courthouses, private attorneys, law offices, corporations, and others, providing them with documents and brochures which we already possess and also meeting one-on-one with the appropriate representatives of these potential intern sponsors and graduate employers to explain how our students can be a benefit to them. Many in the legal community, especially smaller law offices, do not know what a paralegal can do to make their office more profitable. Once this information is conveyed, we believe more interns will be sponsored, more interns will then be hired after demonstrating the skills learned in our program, and more graduates will also be given the opportunity to become an entry level paralegal. Simply, by increasing the marketing of our Program, we can increase the marketability of our students, increasing their chances at employment and achieving living wages.

TOP 6 | Educational Technology (086000) Download LMI Worksheet

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According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the job outlook for Pre-K12 teachers and aides is expected to continue to grow at 6%, and for college teachers 13%. Many of these prospective and currently employed teachers and aides need educational technology (EdTech) training to help get, keep or enhance their jobs, and for salary advancement. The Department requests $25,000 in Strong Workforce Funding for the following projects:
1) Hourly aide(s) to assist department chair to: contact school districts to determine need; identify contact information for specific individuals in each district; document which districts accept courses for salary advancement (to advise students and allow targeted marketing); develop and maintain a database of all information gathered; and assist in gathering essential data and distributing program information
2) Connecting to like programs to: network on best ways to serve students in the field; to work together to reclassify the SOC Code (correct mismatch)
3) Advertising: Print brochures, envelopes and mailing costs; send to California district schools
4) Training for program teachers to update skills and knowledge; includes travel
5) Contract for services from KCI Center at Foothill College that will provide curriculum, instructor training, courses, marketing guidance, and support for updating curriculum (year 1 of 3). Foothill College has developed a highly successful Professional Learning Network model “to educate teachers and administrators on 21st century learning skills to promote creative and innovative learning environments”
These projects will both better the quality of the EDT program and provide more students by: better meeting student and employer needs; increasing the number of successful students by creating a stronger, more updated program; making the program known to prospective employers and students; building databases with information to aid students and the program; training the teachers in new technology applications in education; and developing and offering new curriculum.

TOP 6 | Commercial Music (100500) Download LMI Worksheet

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The program wishes to enhance commercial music training so that students are prepared for the audio/visual and broadcasting industries. The program wishes to expand student training to include experience with audio and video technologies. Students will train using traditional audio/visual systems employed in commercial presentations, conventions, conferences, and concerts. Students will learn to setup sound systems, projectors, video monitors, and connecting cables required to support these events. Along with working with traditional technologies students must also possess experience with newer network-enabled audio and video systems used in larger venues. These systems transmit audio and video information over traditional network cable and represent the future of audio/visual installations. Wireless systems for recording and broadcasting have proliferated in many systems and students must know how to properly configure and manage wireless microphones and monitors. Finally, the program wishes to offer students additional certification opportunities to bolster their portfolios and resumes.
The program will use these new technologies to put on public concert events to showcase the program to the community and local schools. These events will be in collaboration with the Technical Theater program. Prospective students need to be aware that Cerritos College offers the same level of training as for-profit schools for a fraction of the cost. It is expected that increasing awareness of the program will have a positive impact on enrollment.

TOP 6 | Technical Theater (100600) Download LMI Worksheet

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The goal is to improve the viability of the Technical Theater program by offering new course and degrees that will prepare students for a career in the entertainment industry. The goal is to create new degree options for technical theater students. Students will be able to choose between a certificate or AS degree in technical theater. New courses will be created to reflect current training required for a career in technical theater and outdoor event staging. These courses will be the foundation of the degree options for students.
Since the theater department does not have full-time technical faculty, it will be necessary to consult with industry experts to design the new courses and determine an effective course sequence for the degrees. The industry experts will consist of current and new advisory board members that are currently working in the industry and are aware of the needs for student success. The curriculum process will be managed by program director.
In order to build awareness of the technical theater program it is essential that outdoor events featuring the portable stage technology be created. These events will be in collaboration with the commercial music program. The portable stage requires trained hourlies to build the stage and run the lighting controls. The program wishes to create at least three outdoor events in the Spring 2017 semester.

TOP 6 | Computer Networking (070810) Download LMI Worksheet

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It has been widely held that IT industry certifications can enhance an employee’s marketability and income. Based on this fact, we would like to utilize the funding to support our students in their pursuit of industry certifications by offering targeted training and help in preparation for industry certifications such as CompTIA A+, Network+, and Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA). The targeted training will be in the form of one to two-week 5-8 hours per day intensive courses.

Another goal is to enhance our student transferability. To do so, we will revise and align part of our curriculum with the state CID (Course Identification Numbering) system, which allows students to easily receive credits from transfer universities within the system.

We also are proposing to increase the enrollment in our Computer Networking program (0708.10) through outreach to our local high schools. We hope to add more sections of classes in our program to accommodate the dual-enrollment students. Two courses have been selected as the initial offerings for the dual enrollment students: CIS 58A (CompTIA A+ Software), CIS 58B (CompTIA A+ Hardware).

TOP 6 | Fitness Trainer (083520) Download LMI Worksheet

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A new lower unit (12-unit) Certificate Program will be created and added to the existing 26-unit Fitness Specialist Certificate and the AA Degree in Fitness. One new courses will be created to include in the new and existing programs. The existing programs will also be revised to include the new course. The development of the new lower unit Certificate Program will improve student completion rates and attract more students into the program if there are streamlined requirements leading to employment. The newly developed course will improve the quality of program completers by providing more major specific training. An additional course will be developed to train students to work as a Red Cross Instructor. This will be an add-on to the programs that will enhance employment opportunities for students. Development of the new program and courses will begin in Dec. 2016 to be submitted to the Curriculum Committee on January 19th, once submitted the process takes about 2 months before Chancellor’s Office submission occurs. One section of each of the new courses will be added to the class offerings once approved and in the catalog, potentially multiple sections of the Red Cross Instructor training course can be added. The attainment of more anatomical models will greatly enhance the teaching environment and learning opportunities for students. The acquisition of new anatomical models will allow students to get up close and interact with the models, instead of just looking at a picture of the anatomy or one model being used for demonstration at the front of the classroom. Acquisition of models will occur in the Spring 2017 semester.

TOP 6 | Athletic Training and Sports Medicine (122800) Download LMI Worksheet

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A new lower unit (12-unit) Certificate Program will be created and added to the existing 26-unit Athletic Trainer Aide Certificate and the AA Degree in Athletic Training. Two new courses will be created to include in the new and existing programs. The existing programs will also be revised to include the new courses. The development of the new lower unit Certificate Program will improve student completion rates and attract more students into the program if there are streamlined requirements leading to employment. The two newly developed courses will improve the quality of program completers by providing more major specific training. An additional course will be developed to train students to work as a Red Cross Instructor. This will be an add-on to the programs that will enhance employment opportunities for students. Development of the new program and courses will begin in Dec. 2016 to be submitted to the Curriculum Committee on January 19th, once submitted the process takes about 2 months before Chancellor’s Office submission occurs. One section of each of the new courses will eventually be added to the class offerings, potentially multiple sections of the Red Cross Instructor training course can be added. The attainment of more anatomical models will greatly enhance the teaching environment and learning opportunities for students. The acquisition of new anatomical models will allow for higher quality instruction and demonstration by improving the detail and functionality of models. Acquisition of models will occur in the Spring 2017 semester. New modalities will be acquired to allow students to gain exposure and build skills with the newest pieces of equipment being used in facilities. This will improve performance in class, deepening students understanding of the skills necessary to work in a training room. It will also improve employability of program completers by better preparing them for the modern work place.

TOP 6 | Medical Assisting (120800) Download LMI Worksheet

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I propose to increase the number of students to the Medical Assisting program by opening a Day program. Currently we have an evening program that graduates about 25 students a year.
Opening a second program, offered in the day, will increase the amount of Medical Assistants enrolled and therefore increasing the number of graduates from Cerritos College to the workforce. I am requesting iPads for the MA program to be used in several of the MA courses. It will allow the students to practice imputing information in real time using the Electronic Health Record (EHR) using the NeeHR Perfect software. Neehr Perfect is an educational EHR designed for concept-based learning, simulation, clinical readiness and interprofessional experiences.
The H055 classroom needs a new phlebotomy cart for the students to easily set up for practice and gather their supplies.
I am requesting for two conferences. One is for the American Association of Medical Assistants held in October and the other is for the California Great Teachers Seminar. The purpose of the seminar is to exchange information and ideas by buildinq an expandinq network of communication among teaching faculty in higher education.

TOP 6 | Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology (122000) Download LMI Worksheet

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Funds are being requested to improve skill gain and employment rates for SLPAs to succeed in the job market of Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA), specifically in the area of technology and augmentative/alternative communication (AAC). One of the job requirements of SLPAs is to use, maintain, and develop content for personal devices (e.g., iPads) using software applications. The SLP Assistant program is proposing the purchase of assistive equipment (e.g., switches), iPads, and relevant software applications for training and practice with during SLP 230 (Adaptive Communication Technology), so that they are adequately prepared for the demands of the workforce. This will also increase their competitiveness in the job market with Bachelor degree students who are often preferred to Associate degree SLPAs in hiring practices.

TOP 6 | Pharmacy Technology (122100) Download LMI Worksheet

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Automation in the inpatient and outpatient pharmacy are an integral part of the work place and are required by the Pharmacy Technician accreditation entity. The pharmacy technology program would like to acquire automation to resonate with the current work place to better train students and make them more marketable for jobs as pharmacy technicians.

TOP 6 | Registered Nursing (123010) Download LMI Worksheet

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The nursing program is proposing the utilization of funds to create a better learning environment for our students to support their success in meeting clinical objectives and successfully completing the program. The Nursing Program would like to increase the diversity, fidelity and technical capabilities of its simulation equipment and manikins. Simulation is currently integrated at all levels of the program. Our current simulation equipment is becoming outdated and inoperable. Simulation scenarios are conducted in the skills lab by qualified faculty. The simulation scenarios are conducted in an area that is set up to realistically mirror an acute care hospital environment. The simulation scenarios are utilized to promote student critical thinking, enhance clinical judgment, communication and increase basic and complex nursing skills for students. The skills lab provides a safe environment for students to interact in hands-on scenarios that mimic patient situations and care. To maintain technical currency and hospital standards the program would like to upgrade and diversify our simulation equipment in the area of high to mid-fidelity manikins and a computerized medication administration program with individual patient bar coding and patient identification to maximize patient safety in the area of medication administration. These activities provide an active learning environment for students to understand and implement National Patient Safety Standards and evidenced-based nursing practices. The upgrade of our equipment will improve the quality of our clinical instruction and application of knowledge for our students to enhance their clinical skills and better prepare them for clinical practice.

TOP 6 | Dental Assistant (124010) Download LMI Worksheet

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The Dental Assisting Department will develop and offer a review workshop to graduate dental assisting students to help prepare them to successfully pass their written and practical exams. Student who graduate from the program are not able to take their State exam until 4 to 6 months following graduation. The current average success rate on the practical exam for the last four years is 85%, RDA written exam is 70% and the Law and Ethics Exam is 72%. The State benchmark is 75% for all three. By offering this workshop this will refresh the students’ knowledge and skills and better prepare the students to meet the benchmark of 75% for all three sections. This will help the program meet CODA Accreditation and State benchmark standards. Better testing results will increase program reputation and student’s ability to acquire high caliber employment in their field.

TOP 6 | Dental Hygienist (124020) Download LMI Worksheet

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The state of California has mandated that entry level dental hygiene students are trained in the placement of Interim Therapeutic Restorations (ITR’s). In order to train students in this new clinical duty, curriculum additions will need to be incorporated into a number of DH classes and equipment will need to be purchased to train the students. The law requires that each student place a minimum of ten ITR’s on live patients. The dental hygiene department utilizes numerous clinical sites for patient care, therefore, the department will need to purchase a minimum of 4 sets of necessary equipment to be available to students to meet this need. With this state mandate, graduates will enter the work force with an additional skill which will enhance employability.

The addition of a 2nd ultra sonic unit for pre-cleaning contaminated instruments will allow for more efficient use of pre-clinical class time. Currently the department has only one unit and the processing of instruments takes a considerable amount of time. The time saved with an additional unit will be utilized to practice more with the instruments, preparing students to start treating patients. This extra practice time is invaluable in students’ confidence levels to prepare them to actually start seeing patients.

The On Course Conference will provide all DH faculty the opportunity to learn and practice teaching strategies that will potentially increase retention and student success in the classroom and in the program.

TOP 6 | Child Development/Early Care and Education (130500) Download LMI Worksheet

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Completing the application for permits through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing is a time consuming process. Explaining the application process and how the Child Development Training Consortium will pay for the permit fee and fingerprinting process can take as little as 30 minutes to complete. Providing hourly employees to assist the students with the process will: increase the accuracy of the information on the first attempt; increase the motivation of the student to request the permit; increase the employment opportunities, because they now have the required permit to work in state funded programs; and help the student to be more work place ready.

TOP 6 | Culinary Arts (130630) Download LMI Worksheet

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The Culinary Arts department is moving forward on several projects with the ultimate goal of American Culinary Federation accreditation in 2020. The two part plan: To increase enrollment and build a stronger foundation of students with high school articulations. We are creating a BRIDGE program that will connect 6-10 local high schools with classes at Cerritos College. Part of this BRIDGE will include support towards the high schools implementing PROSTART curriculum and teacher training.
The second part is to update and upgrade lecture classrooms and kitchen lab. Equipment. With the increase in enrollment, small wares and modernized equipment is needed. The classrooms will be outfitted with wall monitors and demonstration cameras for students to see instruction. This will include recording of the content for later viewing to assist with differing learning styles.

TOP 6 | Human Services (210400) Download LMI Worksheet

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In CTE, there is an unmet need for mental health workers. Cerritos College is one of the few colleges that has a Mental Health Worker program that lead to an AA degree. The program needs to be developed and awareness brought to it in order to increase its completions. This program could provide some of the mental health workers needed per the labor market.

Goal #1 – create awareness about Mental Health program
a. Do outreach to high schools, CBOs, and community at large to increase awareness of program.
Goal #2 –increase enrollment in program
a. Create promotional materials to use in doing outreach.
b. Spend time in high schools to attract students to program.

TOP 6 | Automotive Technology (094800) Download LMI Worksheet

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Automotive technology continues to be a powerful economic driver in the Southern California region, particularly with the continued evolvement of clean air technologies and computerized mechanical systems which require more advanced technical skill sets in the workforce than ever before. The Automotive Department at Cerritos has always had strong and comprehensive programs, providing technicians who are trained according to industry standard and are also responsive to emerging regional trends. The Department currently provides six certificate options for automotive students, in addition to an A.A. degree and management track. These certificates allow our students to develop mechanical aptitudes that are in high demand, but also allow for multiple career lattices. Nevertheless, to be truly competitive in the advanced transportation sector, automotive students should also become ASE certified.
There are 10 levels of ASE certification related to automotive mechanics which are available for students to take on-line in either the Fall or the Spring. These tests require a one-time fee ($30) per student, per academic year; allowing students the opportunity to take any or all tests in a test series. As all ASE tests are on-line, students in the automotive department typically do not take the certification tests; primarily because Cerritos does not currently offer ASE test preparation courses; a factor which can have a negative effect on students’ decision to go through the testing process. By include testing courses into the curriculum; Cerritos will be vastly improving our students’ ability to be competitive in the job market, particularly as ASE certification is the industry standard employers look for in applicants. Through this application for Strong Workforce Funding, the Department intends to provide for an instructor to teach ASE preparation courses, beginning in the Spring of 2017. This opportunity will be available to both current and previous automotive students.

TOP 6 | Alternative Fuels and Advanced Transportation Technology (094840) Download LMI Worksheet

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With the continuous need to keep our students relevant in the automotive industry we have identified through our partners and other colleges the need to provide additional industry certification and hands-on training for our students. It is critical for our students who are seeking employment to have the advantage in comparison to others competing for the position.
We have also specifically identified in the alternative fuels, specifically in electrical that technicians have to be able to diagnose properly and quickly.
Through this grant we will be able to purchase electrical boards to provide additional hands-on training in the many areas related to electrical vehicle diagnosis. Also, the purchase on mulitmeters the students will be able to have the hand-on training with the equipment most used in the industry for diagnosis electrical failures in vehicles. This multimeter training also allows the college to provide the student with industry recognized NC3 certification. This certification provided by Snap-on is a recognized third party stackable credential that can offer enhanced employment potential and higher productivity.

TOP 6 | Construction Crafts Technology (095200) Download LMI Worksheet

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We will provide improved job skills of WMT students by increasing their knowledge of CAD and CNC programming through the use of Rhino 3D CAD software, laser cutting/engraving, 3D printing, and CNC woodworking. The program currently owns three 3D printers and a variety of CNC woodworking machinery. This inventory will be complemented by the purchase of a laser cutter/engraver and a dedicated computer to run it.

We will facilitate employment of WMT graduates by reaching out to industry and providing a direct link between the program and potential employers. The program currently has a list of about 800 local woodworking businesses, many of whom are not aware of the WMT program or with whom we do not have a relationship. Resolution of this issue has been hampered by a lack of resources. With approval of this proposal, we will hire two adult hourly employees – an internship coordinator and a job coordinator. The job coordinator will clean up our industry partner list to determine who can really use our students and help create the relationship to do so. The internship coordinator will facilitate temporary employment of students, particularly in summer.

TOP 6 | Manufacturing and Industrial Technology (095600) Download LMI Worksheet

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The college will offer non-credit classes in four individual areas: Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement, Manufacturing Processes & Production, and Maintenance Awareness organized by MSSC. Instructors will attend train-the-trainer seminar to get certified in these modules. Students will be able to take those industry certifications on campus after taking the classes. Students passing those exams will be eligible for “credit by exam” in MTT56, MTT110, NPD106 and NPD103. This will allow students to shorten the amount of time required to obtain their certificate of achievement in the credit side of the college.

TOP 6 | Machining and Machine Tools (095630) Download LMI Worksheet

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The current robotic course is taught with curriculum and RoboCel software supplied by the Project Lead the Way. Those instructional resources are good for introducing robotics at the basic level to high-school students and new machine tool technology students, but the RoboCel software and Lynx robots are not common used in the manufacturing environment.
In order to improve quality of instruction and align the technical skills to current industrial needs, the MTT department needs to adopt Fanuc robot and software that compatible with Haas and others major automation equipment manufacturers.
In year 1, the MTT department will obtain a Fanuc Fenceless-LR Mate Certified Robot Training Package and use as a primary lab equipment and software for the newly created MTT 120 Fanuc Multi-Axis Robotics course in the fall 2017.
In year 2, the MTT department will obtain an additional robot with camera upgrade and vision system software to further enhance the course instructional material and stay current with the robotic industry latest technology.

TOP 6 | Welding Technology (095650) Download LMI Worksheet

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The Cerritos College Welding Department is proposing an update of our Gas Tungsten Arc
Welding (G.T.A.W.) Aerospace Welding Program’s Sheet Metal Shear. Our current shear is over
20 years old and relies on undependable antiquated technology to perform its operations.
The primary function of this machine is to prepare metal coupons in which students perform
welding training operations to develop technical skills. These skills lead to their obtainment of
American Welding Society (A.W.S.) Industry Certifications, which are the universally accepted
standard required for welding employment in the aerospace industry. Certification testing is
offered to students on location using test coupons also prepared by this machine.
Recently this machine has experienced unexpected failures requiring costly repairs along with
becoming increasingly unreliable from normal use and wear that has resulted in an unacceptable
condition of the welding coupons. The end result is wasted resources of the Program as well as
the time of both students and staff.
Students supervised by their Instructors are the main operators of this machine. The Program has
an obligation to prepare students to enter the rapidly evolving aerospace workforce. The update
of the current shear will assist this goal by developing student experience with metal processing
machinery that is current to industry standards.
The condition the Program’s current shear has been a topic of the Welding Department’s Industry
Advisory Committee Meetings. During our most recent meeting, it was unanimously voted that
this shear is to be considered the most important piece of equipment to update. The current shear
has been identified in the Welding Department’s Program Review system as a weakness.
Cerritos College’s highly respected G.T.A.W. Program is the most diverse Aerospace Welding
Program in California. The Cerritos College G.T.A.W. Program currently offers 16 A.W.S. Welding
Certifications in Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Chromoly Steel, and Titanium. Completion of the
program also qualifies students for a G.T.A.W. Certificate.

TOP 6 | Cosmetology and Barbering (300700) Download LMI Worksheet

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We have proposed and received items to be enable our students become marketable in the field of esthetics. We value offering state of the art electrical modalities and now we would like to help them organize their stations by having stainless steel trollies during their education. This will also allow us to progress to a professional spa environment.
In the cosmetology program, we would like to get education for the faculty on creating wigs for clients who are currently going or gone thru chemotherapy, tension hair loss or other medical reasons for hair loss. This education will allow instructors to measure and assist in creating wigs. This education will allow the faculty to in return educate the advanced students in this technique and specialized industry. It is a very lucrative industry and can substantially boost a student’s income upon becoming a licensed cosmetologist.
At our Advisory meeting, the members stated that we need to replace the current florescent lights with natural lighting. Natural lighting is best when observing clients with finished hair color results and cannot be achieved with the current lighting. Furthermore, to alleviate student fatigue, we are proposing obtaining anti-fatigue floor mats. We anticipate less fatigue on the student would make them more productive and would allow them to work more efficiently on more clients which replicates a real salon environment. The end result is that the department wants to get our students to earn more than the average salary upon obtaining their license and working in the workforce by offering these additional tool to educate our students beyond what is expected.

Budget

CTE Program Budget Detail Sheet

1000 Instructional Salaries $125,000
2000 Non-Instructional Salaries $155,000
3000 Employee Benefits $43,470
4000 Supplies and Materials $111,572
5000 Other Operating Expenses and Services $125,000
6000 Capital Outlay $952,402
7000 Other Outgo $0
  Total Direct Costs $1,512,444
  Total Indirect Costs $60,498
  Total Program Costs $1,572,942
Plan Certification

This Plan Has Been Reviewed and Approved By

Rick Miranda

Vice President Academic Affairs