Free Career Training

As part our collaborative work in the Coast Adult Education Consortium, we are offering free and low-cost career training with Orange Coast College. 

These classes are open to everyone, but we especially encourage our ESL Level 3 & 4 students to enroll.  Each course also offers ESL support classes.    

Personal Care Aide

This free 12-week program consists of 3 noncredit courses, and includes American Heart Association First Aid, CPR/AED certification and visits from local employers.  On Tuesdays, there is an ESL teacher on hand to provide support during class.  ​

  • When? 
    • Jan 29 – Feb 28, Tues/Thur, 6 - 9:20pm: Foundational Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills 
    • Mar 5 – Apr 4, Tues/Thur, 6-9:10pm: Person-Centered Care 
    • Apr 9 – 11, Tues/Wed/Thu, 6-9:00pm: First Aid, CPR/AED for Personal Care Aides
  • Where? HBAS- Westminster High School Campus, Room A1 

Early Childhood Education

Students who complete 6 units of Early Childhood Education or Child Development qualify as an Assistant Teacher.   

  • When?  
    • Jan 29 – May 24, Tuesdays, 12 – 3:00pm 
    • Optional ESL Support Class: Fridays 8:30 – 11:30am 
  • Where? HBAS- Westminster High School Campus, Room A1 


Students must complete an application form to attend OCC, and then enroll in the class. OCC reps will be at HBAS Campuses to help students apply and enroll on the spot: 


  • Mon, January 14, 2019  8:30– 10:30am 
  • Wed, January 23, 2019  1:00 – 3:00pm 

BESST Center 

  • Tuesday, January 8, 2019  11:00am – 1:00pm 

Westminster Mall 

  • Wed, January 9, 2019  4:00pm – 6:00pm 
  • Tues, January 22, 2019  11:00am – 1:00pm 

Westminster HS 

  • Thur, January 17, 2019  10:00am – 12:00pm 

 If you cannot attend one of these sessions, you can visit the Adult Education Office at Orange Coast College. Questions? Contact Rena Quinonez at (714) 432-5988 or