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  • Registration:
    To register for the Adult High School Diploma Program, call to make an appointment for an assessment test, followed by a counseling appointment. You may enter at any time after the assessment test and counseling appointment. Transcripts are required at the counseling appointment.The Adult High School Diploma classes are for students to acquire skills in secondary basic subjects in mathematics, reading, history, geography science, government, English language arts, and all other courses leading to a high school diploma.

The adult high school diploma program is open entry and self-paced. Classes meet morning, afternoon, and evening. Students earn credits in subjects according to their personalized program. Each individual program is developed by counselors based on transcripts from students’ previous schooling, work experience, military service, knowledge of a foreign language and other sources. In high school diploma classes, students learn required skills and earn credits in social studies, English, science, mathematics (including Algebra), fine arts or foreign language and electives to complete the 200 credits required for graduation (see below). Preparation for the California High School Exams (CAHSEE) in English Language Arts and Mathematics can be incorporated into daily work or completed in separate sessions.
Graduation Requirements: 200 credits

The following is a proposed graduation requirement that will be presented to the board of trustees for students to graduate from IEC and receive a diploma.

  • 200 credits to graduate

40 English

30 Math

35 Social Science (US History 1 & 2, American Govt., Economics)

20 Science

10 World Language

10 Fine & Performing Arts

5 Health

50 Electives Pass the Math and Language Arts (California High School Exit Exam)

 

All students must pass the California high School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to receive a high school diploma. State law (Education Code Section 60851) mandates this graduation requirement. The exam is divided into two parts:

Integrity Educational Center (herein referred to as “IEC”) is a dropout prevention school with a target population of 18-24 as well as other disadvantaged populations such as:

  • Welfare Recipients / Displaced Workers
  • Homeless
  • Ex-Offenders & Parolees
  • Veterans, among many more …

There will be a small student to teacher ratio that will not exceed (24:1). It has a curriculum that emphasizes Competency / Project Based Learning. The school bridges the gap between school and work by preparing students with career technical education and employment. The school will operate as an in-seat attendance school. This school is designed to meet the needs of students in the Richmond, San Francisco Bay Area

 

Course Descriptions

Program Name

Program Code

Clock Hours

Weeks

Program Tuition

Business Office Technology

BOTX30

900

30

$9,307

Program Objectives:

This program will prepare students to perform the essential duties and responsibilities required by employers for entry level positions in business office related fields, such as computer support specialist, data entry clerk, receptionist , secretary, clerk typist, and word processor. Students will learn key business. concepts, business office procedures and technology, computer operating system (windows) as well as keyboarding, business math and English, word processing and spreadsheet software; additionally students will demonstrate proficiency in customer service, the use of the internet, and job search skills. Finally students will perform a variety of integrated project based activities.

Program Competencies: The program consists of the following technical and academic competencies:

Competency 1

Introduction to Business

Competency 7

Word Processing

Competency 2

Introduction to Computers

Competency 8

Spreadsheets

Competency 3

Internet Fundamentals

Competency 9

Presentations

Competency 4

Business Office Procedures

Competency 10

Customer Service Skills

Competency 5

Business Math

Competency 11

Job Preparedness

Competency 6

Business English

Graduation Requirements: A student must complete more than 60% of Actual program hours and must complete all program competencies within 60% and 150% of the scheduled program hours to receive an IEC certificate of graduation. Scoring Criteria: Students will be required to pass each competency evaluation with a minimum passing score of 70%.

Method of Instruction: This program will be taught through a combination of lectures, hands-on classroom/shop/lab projects, small group and individual projects.

Instructional Equipment: Students will have the opportunity to use the following equipment as required throughout the program 24 Computers equipped with LCD monitors , Networked printer, Multimedia projector, Software OS Windows 7, MS office 2010.

Program Schedule: Day Class Schedule for BOTX30: Monday- Friday 8:00-3:16 pm

 

Course Descriptions

Program Name

Program Code

Clock Hours

Weeks

Program Tuition

Medical Administrative Assistant

MAA30X

720

24

$8,060

Program Objectives: This program will prepare students to perform the duties and responsibilities required by entry level positions in a medical office setting, such as medical secretary, medical records clerk, outpatient admitting clerk, hospital admitting clerk, unit clerk, or medical voucher clerk. Student will learn about medical ethics and responsibilities required in the allied health care field Students will participate in an 80 –hour internship in a hospital, clinic or similar environment. Program Competencies: The program consists of the following technical and academic competencies:

Competency 1

Introduction to Allied Health Care

Competency 7

Medical Office Financial Management

Competency 2

Allied Health Care Foundations

Competency 8

Job preparation

Competency 3

Anatomy & Physiology

Competency 9

Internship

Competency 4

Medical records Management

Competency 5

Computer Literacy for Health Care professionals

Competency 6

Receptionist /Clerical Procedures

Internship: This program requires completion of an 80- hour front office internship in a hospital, clinic or similar environment under supervision of professional personnel. Graduation Requirements: Student must complete more than 60% of Actual program hours and must complete all program competencies within 60% and 150% of the scheduled program hours to receive an IEC certificate of graduation. Scoring Criteria: Students will be required to pass each competency evaluation with a minimum passing score of 70%. Method of Instruction: This program will be taught through a combination of lectures, hands-on classroom/shop/lab projects, small group and individual projects.

Instructional Equipment: Students use computers. LCD monitors, printers, television and DVD players and projectors to carry out the administrative course activities. They access computers and LCD monitors, printers

Program Schedule: Day Class Schedule for MAA30X: Monday- Friday 8:00-3:16 pm Program Location

 

Course Descriptions

Program Name

Program Code

Clock Hours

Weeks

Program Tuition

Green Building Construction Skills

GBC30

900

30

$9,307

Program Objectives

This program will prepare students to perform the duties and responsibilities required by entry level positions in the building maintenance and solar energy systems fields, such as plumbing helper installer, carpenter (construction) helper electrician helper, plumber and solar energy installer. Students will also learn fundamentals of energy, energy transfer, energy systems within a home, the “home as a system” concept, what factors impact comfort and efficiency, and how to conduct and energy survey. Students will be prepared to take the NABCEP entry level exam and certification exams in BPI’S Energy Auditor and envelop/ Shell Pro and ESCO’s Green Awareness. Program Competencies: The program consists of the following technical and academic competencies:

Competency 1

Introduction to Carpentry

Competency 7

Plumbing Skills II

Competency 2

Construction Math

Competency 8

Interior & Exterior Finish

Competency 3

Rough Carpentry

Competency 9

Basic Photovoltaic’s

Competency 4

Electrical Skills I

Competency 10

Job Preparedness

Competency 5

Electrical Skills II

Competency 11

Customer Service Skills

Competency 6

Plumbing Skills I

Competency 12

Basic Computer Skills

Graduation Requirements: A student must complete more than 60% of Actual program hours and must complete all program competencies within 60% and 150% of the scheduled program hours to receive an IEC certificate of graduation. Scoring Criteria: Students will be required to pass each competency evaluation with a minimum passing score of 70%. Method of Instruction: This program will be taught through a combination of lectures, hands-on classroom/shop/lab projects, small group and individual projects. Instructional Equipment: Students in this program utilize a variety of carpentry, electrical, and plumbing, equipment. Other tools include irradiance meters, solar pathfinders, solar cell class set and associated components, solar water pumps, solar fountain kits, propane torches, Pipe cutters. Program Schedule: Day Class Schedule for GBC30: Monday- Friday 8:00-3:16 pm.

 

Course Descriptions

Program Name

Program Code

Clock Hours

Weeks

Program Tuition

HVAC Technician

HVGT30

HVGT3X

900

30

$9,500

Program Objectives: This program will prepare students to perform the duties and responsibilities required by entry level positions in the heating ventilation, and air-conditioning installation and service trade, such as air conditioning window unit installer servicer, HVAC installer –service helper, refrigeration mechanic helper, refrigeration unit repairer, maintenance mechanic, maintenance technician, and air conditioning installer servicer helper. Students will learn safety, hand tools, basic electricity, equipment, and plumbing related to HVAC maintenance and repair. Students will learn fundamental concepts of refrigeration, ductwork, silver brazing and soldering, and tubing, pipe and fittings, as well as refrigeration recovery. Additionally, students will demonstrate proficiency in Customer service, the use of the internet, and job search skills. Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to take certification exams in EPA 410A and 608 universal as well as BPI’s Energy Analyst and Envelope/ Shell Pro and ESCO’s Green Awareness. Program Competencies: The program consists of the following technical and academic competencies:

Competency 1

Orientation to HVAC, Safety & Tools

Competency 7

Ductwork

Competency 2

Trade Math

Competency 8

Green Technology

Competency 3

Electricity

Competency 9

Presentations

Competency 4

Refrigeration and Recovery

Competency 10

Basic Computer Skills

Competency 5

Heating Equipment

Competency 11

Job Preparedness

Competency 6

Pipe fitting , Brazing & Soldering

Graduation Requirements: A student must complete more than 60% of Actual program hours and must complete all program competencies within 60% and 150% of the scheduled program hours to receive an IEC certificate of graduation. Scoring Criteria: Students will be required to pass each competency evaluation with a minimum passing score of 70%.

Method of Instruction: This program will be taught through a combination of lectures, hands-on classroom/shop/lab projects, small group and individual projects. Instructional Equipment: A Student in this program will use an assortment of tools, equipment and machinery that includes: gauges, scales meters, testers detectors, manifold gauge sets. Program Schedule: Day Class Schedule for HVGT30: Monday- Friday 8:00-3:16 pm, Day Class Schedule for HVGT3X Monday- Friday 8:00-3:16 pm

Course Descriptions

Program Name

Program Code

Clock Hours

Weeks

Program Tuition

Electrician (residential & General)

ELEX30

810

27

$12,500

Program Objectives: This program will prepare students to perform the duties and responsibilities required by entry level positions in the residential and light commercial electrical field. Students will also learn to plan, layout, install, repair, and maintain electrical equipment that provides light heat, communications, and power. Students will also develop mechanical ability and a thorough knowledge of the principles of electricity, circuitry, and power distribution within a building, and will gain familiarity with materials and techniques of construction. Students will also pass a certification exam and become acquainted with local building and national electrical codes. The program consists of the following technical and academic competencies:

Competency 1

Introduction to Electrical Industry

Competency 7

Commercial Electricity II

Competency 2

Electrical Math

Competency 8

Basic Photovoltaic’s

Competency 3

Residential Electricity I

Competency 9

Customer Service Skills

Competency 4

Residential Electricity II: Writing & Installation Methods

Competency 10

Basic Computer Skills

Competency 5

Residential Electricity II: Specialty Systems

Competency 11

Job Preparedness

Competency 6

Commercial Electricity I

Graduation Requirements: A student must complete more than 60% of Actual program hours and must complete all program competencies within 60% and 150% of the scheduled program hours to receive an IEC certificate of graduation. Scoring Criteria: Students will be required to pass each competency evaluation with a minimum passing score of 70%. Method of Instruction This program will be taught through a combination of lectures, hands-on classroom/shop/lab projects, small group and individual projects. Instructional Equipment: Students in this program access and utilize a variety of hand tools, electrical machinery and equipment. This includes: power drills, band saws, and cordless Sawzall. A broad assortment of cabling, electrical boxes, hardware, connectors, staples, and hand tools are also used by students. In addition, students access computer systems running WIN 7 and MS Office 2010 with internet access, laptop, Printers and fax machines at IEC to develop computer Literacy skills. Program Schedule Day Class Schedule for ELEX30: Monday- Friday 8:00-3:16 pm

 

Course Descriptions

Program Name

Program Code

Clock Hours

Weeks

Program Tuition

Early Childhood Teacher Assistant

ECTA3X

900

30

$9,307

Program Objectives: This program will prepare students to perform the duties and responsibilities required by entry level positions in the child care industry, such as child care attendant, child day care center worker, child monitor, and nursery attendant. Students will learn about the stages of child development and theories of learning, how to develop curriculum and materials for use with the children, and children administration. They will study childcare provider-related English and math, and how to develop art and language programs. Students will have ample opportunity to interact with children in a child care center setting, and plan and implement center activities. Additionally, students will demonstrate proficiency in customer service, the use of the internet and job search skills. Finally, student will be taught how to work with parents, and will gain proficiency in CPR and related child care center health and safety practices. The program consists of the following technical and academic competencies:

Competency 1

Components Of early Childhood

Competency 8

Learning Philosophies

Competency 2

CPR-Health & Safety

Competency 9

Parent Interactions

Competency 3

Work experience A: Basic Childcare Center Procedure

Competency 10

CCP Related English & Math

Competency 4

Work experience B: Planning and implementing Activities

Competency 11

Job Preparedness

Competency 5

Curriculum/ Materials Development

Competency 12

Customer Service Skills

Competency 6

Child Care Administration

Competency 13:

Basic Computer Skills

Competency 7

Art/ Language Program Development

A+ Certification 3

Course Descriptions

Program Name

Program Code

Clock Hours

Weeks

Program Tuition

A+ Certification

CTC

720

24

$8,060

Program Objectives: This program of study includes instruction and practice in the identification, installation, and configuration of hardware devices to build, maintain, Upgrade, and improve performance of a computer system. This course prepares students for Comp TIA’s A+ exam, a certification equivalent to six Months’ work experience as a computer technician.

Courses Required for the Certificate of Accomplishment in Computer Technician.The program consists of the following technical and academic competencies:

Competency 1

CNIT 101 Operating Systems I -Windows

Competency 7

Or CNIT 197 Internship or Work Experience

Competency 2

CNIT 102 Operating Systems II – Command Line

Competency 8

Customer Service Skills

Competency 3

CNIT 103 Computer Hardware

Competency 9

 

Competency 4

CNIT 103L Computer Hardware Lab

Competency 10

 

Competency 5

CNIT 104 Operating Systems Technologies.

Competency 11

 

Competency 6

CNIT 104L Operating Systems Tech Lab

Competency 12

Graduation Requirements:
A student must complete more than 60% of Actual program hours and must complete all program competencies within 60% and 150% of the scheduled program hours to receive an IEC certificate of graduation.

Scoring Program Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:00-3:16 PM.