Local Resources

The organizations listed below offer courses that are either free or available at a low cost and may prove helpful in your test preparation efforts. However, it's important to note that these courses are supplementary and may not be directly related to your specific recruitment and assessment process. It's your responsibility to refer to the job posting and any additional information provided by the department to identify how you will be evaluated. As the availability of these courses and workshops is subject to change, it's highly recommended that you directly contact the organizations to obtain the most up-to-date information. Topic areas may include Basic Skills (reading, writing, math, data analysis), Computer Skills, Cognitive Ability/Problem Solving, and Career Assistance. These courses may fall into one or more of the following categories: Basic Skills, Computer Skills or Career Assistance.

General descriptions of the courses that may be included in basic skills programs.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

This course is designed for English Language learners interested in improving their English comprehension and speaking skills. Depending on the institution, this course can cover basic to advanced concepts in the English Language.

General Education Development (GED) Preparation

This course prepares students for the GED test, which is designed to measure, as nearly as possible, the major skills and concepts generally associated with four years of regular high school instruction.


This course may cover basic mathematics, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and simple word problems.


This course improves students' reading and writing skills.

General descriptions of the courses that may be included in computer skills programs.


This course develops the basic physical dexterity skills needed for keyboarding on the computer.

Data Entry

This course introduces data entry techniques which may include 10-key, speed, and accuracy.

Basic Computer Skills

This course is a basic introduction for the non-computer user.


This course provides an overview of using a web browser to navigate the Internet.

Microsoft Word

This course provides instruction on Word, Microsoft's word processing software program.

Microsoft PowerPoint

This course provides instruction on PowerPoint, Microsoft's presentation software program.

Microsoft Excel

This course provides instruction on Excel, Microsoft's spreadsheet software program.


This course provides instruction on Quicken, a financial management software program.

General descriptions of the courses that may be included in career assistance programs.

Resume Writing

This course prepares students to produce a resume that accurately reflects work, educational, and relevant life experiences.

Interview Workshops

These workshops provide training on skills that may enhance students' interview performance.

If you would like your agency's information to be added to or removed from this list, please contact

Career Building Resources

Los Angeles Unified School District
Division of Adult and Career Education
333 South Beaudry Ave
Los Angeles CA 90017
(213) 241-3150
Chinatown Service Center
757 Hill St.
Suite 400
Los Angeles CA 90012
(213) 808-1700
Chicana Service Action Center - Los Angeles
315 West 9th Street
Suite 101
Los Angeles CA 90015
(213) 629-5800
Harbor Career Center
Work Source One-Stop Career Center
1851 N. Gaffey Street
Suite F
San Pedro CA 90731
(310) 732-5700
America's Job Centers of California
Work Source
Various Locations
(888) 226-6300
Employ California
5050 East Second Street, #41164
Long Beach CA 90853
(213) 632-9388
Van Nuys North Sherman Oaks WorkSource Center
15400 Sherman Way
Los Angeles CA 91406

Community College

Cerritos Community College
Community and Adult Education
11110 Alondra Boulevard
Norwalk CA 90650
(562) 860-2451 x5098
Los Angeles Pierce College
Office of Community Services and Job Center
6201 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills CA 91371
(818) 719-6401
Citrus College
Continuing Education Office
1000 West Foothill Boulevard
Glendora CA
(626) 852-8022
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Continuing Education Department
400 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90015
(213) 763-5333
East Los Angeles College
South Gate Educational Center
2340 Firestone Boulevard
South Gate CA 90280
(323) 357-6243
Mt. San Antonio College
Community Education Center
1100 North Grand Avenue
Walnut CA 91789
(909) 594-5611 x4935
El Camino College
Work Place Learning Resource Center
16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance CA 90506
(310) 660-3351
Pasadena City College
Community Education Center
3035 Foothill Boulevard
Pasadena CA 91107
(626) 585-3000
Glendale College
Adult Education Business Division
1500 North Verdugo Road
Glendale CA 91208
(818) 240-1000 x5690
Santa Monica College
Community Services and Extension
1310 11th St. 102B
Santa Monica CA 90405
(310) 434-3400
Southwest Community College
Bilingual and Citizenship Center
1600 Imperial Hwy - Bungalow 425
Los Angeles CA 90047
(323) 241-5281
Long Beach Community College
Basic Adult Education
1305 East Pacific Coast Hwy.
Long Beach CA
(562) 938-3978
Los Angeles City College
Community Services
855 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90029
(323) 669-1031
Harbor Community College
LAHC Extension
1111 Figueroa Place
Wilmington CA 90744
(310) 518-3570