Programs

Associate of Science: Health Science

If it is your dream to pursue any of so many personally rewarding and lucrative career options in healthcare delivery, then a concentration in Health Science is the ideal choice for you.

 

Students enrolling in the California Preparatory College Health Science program are guaranteed instruction from competent, caring and qualified teachers.  CPC science teachers have been selected to deliver the foundational science knowledge that is necessary for students to achieve successful careers in healthcare professions.

 

Not everyone aspires to be a physician or dentist.  There are wonderfully rewarding careers in such pre-professional healthcare degrees as radiology technology, occupational therapy, nursing, dietetics, physical therapy and physician’s assistant.  Whether science classes have been your forte (or favorites) in the past, if you have the desire to utilize your talents in the field of health services, CPC’s teachers and Life Counselors will do everything in their power to help you achieve your goal.

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Program learning outcomes detail the knowledge, skills and abilities that you as a student will demonstrate upon successful completion of a program of study.

Program Learning Outcomes for Associate of Science: Health Science

Upon completion of the required courses in this area, students will be able to:

  • Outline the basic concepts of natural science including fundamentals of microbiology, chemistry, or anatomy and physiology.
  • Analyze scientific information through the application of proper study techniques, critical inquiry, and the application of problem solving skills.
  • Research information and communicate findings in a manner appropriate for health professions.

Associate of Arts: Business

Business is integral to all that happens in our modern world, and is woven into the fabric of everything that happens.  A student choosing to pursue a degree in business has limitless options.  The AA Business allows a rather seamless transfer into a four-year business degree program.  For those wishing direct employment, the associate degree can be a great starting point.

 

Due to the fact that it is applicable to so many employment opportunities, to entrepreneurship and to the prudent management of your own financial affairs, a business degree arguably is the most practical degree a student can earn.

 

Finance and accounting are only the beginning, you will not only learn the content but also how to use it to your advantage.  A CPC business student can expect to learn the essentials of personal finance, debt management, basic economics, marketing and business law.

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Program learning outcomes detail the knowledge, skills and abilities that you as a student will demonstrate upon successful completion of a program of study.

Program Learning Outcomes for Associate of Arts: Business

Upon completion of the required courses in this area, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate a case study through the application of the relevant business principles from the different areas of study, such as, accounting, management, marketing, finance, or economics.
  • Compare and contrast the multiple perspectives of an ethical dilema.
  • Research a business topic and develop a coherent and persuasive verbal presentation.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

The English as a Second Language Department at California Preparatory College offers a variety of methods of learning for those who desire to become proficient in reading, writing and speaking in the English Language.

 

English is a West Germanic Language originated in Anglo-Saxon England. It is the official language in 53 countries and is the preferred language of many international organizations. The English Language is spoken by between 500 million and 1.8 billion people around the world and is widely recognized as the language of the business world.

 

At CPC, students will begin our ESL program at the appropriate tested level of English proficiency – beginning, intermediate, or advanced. Our teaching methods include mandatory class lectures (with a minimum of 12 credit hours per week, which is necessary to satisfy F-1 visa requirement). Students also have the option to take as many as 5-8 additional credit hours for a total of 17-20 classroom hours per week. Other optional activities such as the ‘buddy system‘ (up to 3 additional hours per week of working with a native English speaker) is a great way to enhance your skills. Students are also required to arrange several hours per week of English lab experience in our ESL Language lab. The more students immerse themselves in the various optional learning techniques and activities, the more quickly their English skills will improve.

Learning techniques consist of the following:

  • Class Lectures
  • CPC Buddy System
  • Up to 20 hours per week in English computer lab
  • Off Campus – Practical Experience Days
  • Weekend Activities

Requirements for Acceptance

  • CPC Application
  • Financial Guarantee Form and Official supporting documents
  • Copy of Passport
  • Official English Translated Transcripts
  • Proof of medical insurance

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Program learning outcomes detail the knowledge, skills and abilities that you as a student will demonstrate upon successful completion of a program of study.

Program Learning Outcomes for English as a Second Language

The primary objective of the ESL program at CPC is to prepare non-native speakers of English to successfully function in an English speaking postsecondary environment. As such, the program aims to:

  • Develop English language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing by having learners engage in a range of communicative tasks and activities.
  • Encourage the use of strategies, such as contextualization of new vocabulary, use of previewing, skimming and scanning techniques, and knowledge of text organization and discourse markers, to aid the comprehension of written and spoken language.
  • Expand the learner’s use of grammatically correct and situationally and culturally appropriate language in speaking and writing for effective communication in a variety of interpersonal and academic situations.
  • Create awareness about learning styles and college resources, encourage the adoption of study skills, and increase compentency in the use of technology so that learners may more effectively achieve academic goals.
  • Build cross-cultural understanding and confidence in using language through collaboration with classmates, increased participation in college activities, and increased interaction within the college and the larger community in order to complete class assignments such as surveys, reports, and presentations.