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Computer repair and support/computer repair and networking

The course is divided into components in which a student may earn a certificate of completion. (1080 hours)

Computer Repair Component

Students working on computer equipment repairsThe Computer Repair component provides an introduction that includes: assemble components based on customer requirements, install, configure and maintain devices, PCs and Windows 7, 8 and 10 OS installation for end users, understand the basics of networking and security/forensics, properly and safely diagnose, resolve and document common hardware and software issues while applying troubleshooting skills. Successful candidates will also provide appropriate customer support; understand the basics of virtualization, desktop imaging, and deployment. Students will be involved in troubleshooting and repairing and will learn to build their own computer as a part of the curriculum. Students will be prepared for A Plus (A+) certification by the end of the course. This class has added 3D printer activities in hands on work by students. Students will also work with Media objectives that include Home Theatre set up activities. NEW! Learn Streaming Video Components for Media Broadcasting.

Network Component

The Networking Component includes: Instructor-Ied hands-on training to familiarize students with the topics of the Network+ certification examination, and will help students prepare for the Network+ test. This component includes: OSI Layer Concept, TCP/IP, "topologies" physical and network hardware, various network structures, the major network operating systems, Microsoft Windows Server Systems. Students will handle and install a Simple network system which includes: Preparing Cat5/Cat6 cables, routing cable, TCP/IP configuration; creating user lists, identifying full and half-duplexing, WAN and LAN, server, workstation, and host server-based networking and troubleshooting networking. Students will work on Cable, NIC, and router Broadband and Gateway, as both a default IP router and as a method to connect dissimilar systems or protocols. Students will enhance the knowledge of Android OS and iOS 5 and iCloud using Tablet and Apple iPad2. Students will learn troubleshooting of network problems, network maintenance and upgrade, and security applicable to prepare for Network+ certification. New! Learn How to Broadcast Streaming Videos on Network.

Cost: $513 (includes registration $495 and insurance $18) + Books per semester. For additional information, please call (626) 934-2832.

Students provide: One 16GB USB Flash Drive (must bring this flash drive on the first day of class).

See Quick Links section for financial aid information.

Course No       Date Days        Time            Location Teacher         
60610.019 8/12/19 - 5/21/20 M - Th 8:00 am -
4:00 pm
Willow Center,
S. Sengupta


introduction to electrical power systems/major appliance service and repair

Theory and practical training for job entry including refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, microwave ovens, and stoves. Learn to read wiring diagrams and sequence charts for appliance electrical diagnoses. Prepare for the E.P.A. (Environmental Protection Agency) Type 1 certification test, to work with refrigeration systems of 5 lbs. or less. Call: (626) 934-2936. (Total hours: 1080).                                            Partners with Whirlpool & Maytag, KitchenAid, Sears, LG, WASH, Best Buy, Coast Appliance Parts, Reliable Parts, K-W Sam-Sung.

Session I: Fall Semester - Theory & Practical Training for Job Entry Refrigeration. Session I: Prepare for E.P.A. Plus Refrigeration theory (540 hours).

Session II: Spring Semester - Theory & Practical Training for Job Entry Washing Machines, Dryers, Microwaves, Ovens/ Stoves (540 hours).

See Quick Links section for financial aid information.

Course No           Date               Days Time Location Teacher             
60300.019 Day Class M - Th 8:00 am - 4:00 pm* Willow Center G. Ceniceros
60300.013 Evening Class M - Th 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm** Willow Center C. Muzquiz

*Day Class Cost: $956 per semester (includes registration $700, materials $100, insurance $18, and books $138), Shirt fee $30. Safety glasses $10. (Takes 2 semesters to complete).
August 12, 2019 - May 21, 2020.

**Evening Class Cost: $421 per semester (includes registration $275, materials $50 and insurance $18, and books $78).
(504 hours per semester. Takes approximately 3 semesters to complete.)
August 12, 2019 - May 21, 2020.

Partners with Whirlpool & Maytag, Kitchen Aide, Sears, Best Buy, Coast Appliances parts, Reliable Parts, K-W Sam-Sung.

For Appliance Repair Services contact (626) 934-2936.


Auto repair students in the workshop   Trade appliance students working on a washing machine 

Automotive Services/Automotive service Master Level-automotive technician

NATEF Certified Program

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

HLPAE is a Certified
Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR)
training institute.

This class will prepare you to become a NATEF Certified Mechanic in the automotive repair industry. Learn how to work on import and domestic vehicle. Classroom and valuable repair shop experience. ASE Master Certified Modules. (Total hours: 1,080. Takes 4 sessions to complete.)

Cost: $770 (includes registration $495/session, materials $75, insurance $18, books $175 and goggles $7). 

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Session I: Brakes, Suspension & Steering: 8/12/19 - 10/17/19
Session II: Engine Repair & Transmissions: 10/20/19 - 12/19/19
Session III: Electrical & Electronic Systems: 1/06/20 - 3/12/20
Session IV: Engine Performance/Engine Electric: 3/16/20 - 5/21/20

All new students must attend Appraisal - see appraisal details or for information call (626) 934-2801.

Course No Days Time Location Teacher
Session I
M - Th 8:00 am -
4:00 pm
Willow Center,
Automotive Shop
M. Rojas
Session II
M - Th 8:00 am -
4:00 pm
Willow Center,
Automotive Shop
M. Rojas
Session III
M - Th 8:00 am -
4:00 pm
Willow Center,
Automotive Shop
M. Rojas
Session IV
M - Th 8:00 am -
4:00 pm
Willow Center,
Automotive Shop
M. Rojas

For Auto Repair Services contact (626) 934-2932.
welding technologies and fabrication/combination welder

Call: (626) 934-2935. Learn oxyacetylene gas cutting, shielded metal arc, gas metal arc (MIG), gas tungsten arc & flux core welding. (Total hours: 1080).

Cost: Total cost $956 (includes registration $570, supplies $200, insurance $18 and book $168). Students provide their own helmet, gloves, welding jacket & boots from an outside vendor with approval of the instructor.

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Course No Date Days Time Location Teacher
60200.019 - M - Th 8:00 am -
4:00 pm
Willow Center L. Archie

** Please call to inquire on night and Saturday classes.

Person wearing protective helmet welding with torch   Machine operator using a drill


Centerless Grinder Machinist and Basic CNC Programmer

Through a grant from the ARCONIC Corporation, students will be able to learn and operate a Header Machine, producing precision fasteners for the Aerospace and Military Industry, along with basic CNC programming skills.

Cost: $50 + insurance $18 per term.                                                                 

1st term: August 13, 2019 - October 31, 2019
2nd term: November 5, 2019 - February 13, 2020                                         3rd term: February 18, 2020 - May 21, 2020

All new students must attend Appraisal - see appraisal details or for information call (626) 934-2801.

Course No Days Time Location Teacher
60400.903 T/Th 3:00 pm -
9:45 pm
La Puente High School,
Room 215
R. Ringle


Heating and Air Conditioning mechanics and installers 


Learn entry level HVAC/R (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration). With the implementation of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology text book our program and accreditation will you the opportunity to enter the workforce as a confident Entry Level Technician. You will also have the opportunity to become certified Refrigerant Handler by preparing and taking the E.P.A. (Environmental Protection Agency) Universal 608 test which is necessary to become gainfully employed in the industry. Due to the exceptional instruction, this program has a 100% pass rate. You will be given classroom instruction as well as hands-on practice. This course will cover basic fundamentals of HVAC/R residential and commercial systems. You will learn to troubleshoot, which is highly valuable when out in the field. Once you have achieved the level of an intermediate or advanced level Tech you will have the opportunity to practice your skills by working on real air conditioning systems which we have acquired as lab units where your new acquired knowledge and skills are put to the test. Course will be completed in two semesters. (540 hours)


Course No Days Time Location Teacher     
60301.019* M - Th  

8:00 am - 4:00 pm                  

Willow Center, G. Ceniceros
60301.013** M - Th 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm                     Willow Center, J. Gutierrez


*Day Class Cost: $1,000 per semester + insurance $18 per term, books $250.  (Total $2,268).

*Evening Class Cost: $750 per semester + insurance $18 per term, books $250.  (Total $1,768).

water, land use, and the environment/Preparation for Water Distribution I and Treatment I

Water Technology Program is designed to prepare students who wish to seek entry level employment in the public water supply industry. There is a growing need for certified and trained water technology professionals in the area of Water Treatment and Water Distribution. Water experts project that over the next few years the water industry will see extensive job growth. (300 hours)

Cost: $300 per course + insurance $18. (Training may be free for those who qualify. Attend Orientation for more information.)

Course No Date         Days    Time             Location     Teacher  
60500.011 8/12/19 -
T - Th


8:30 am - 12:30 pm     

Willow Center,
G. King


Aerial view of a water treatment plant



 December 12
from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
at Willow Center in Room 107


New Students

All new students must attend Appraisal - See link below for details or for information call (626) 934-2801.