Southern California

The Education Fund provides support for General Education classes and prerequisites through Coastline College and West Los Angeles College. This support prepares participants for certificate and degree programs that can accelerate their careers in healthcare. In addition to general education classes and prerequisites, the Education Fund supports a variety of certificate and degree programs that meet the current needs of the healthcare industry to eligible members in Southern California.

Coastline College

General Education/Prerequisites classes – online and in-person

Career Pathway – online and in-person Certificate & Degree option:

West Los Angeles College

General Education/Prerequisites classes – online and in-person

Career Pathways – online and in-person Certificate & Degree options:

Moorpark College

General Education/Prerequisites classes – online and in-person

Career Pathways – online and in-person Certificate & Degree options:

Ventura College

General Education/Prerequisites classes – online and in-person

Career Pathways – online and in-person Certificate & Degree options:

West Los Angeles College

General Education/Prerequisites classes – online and in-person

Career Pathways – online and in-person Certificate & Degree options:

Eligibility Criteria

You are eligible for College Courses support through the Education Fund, if you:

  • Work in a bargaining unit position for which an Employer has agreed to make contributions to the Fund.
  • Have completed your probationary period.
  • Are a regular benefited full-time or part-time employee. In addition, on call or per diem employees working, at minimum, 2 shifts per month over the most recent 6 month period.
  • Applicants must meet the requirements and prerequisites for the class for which they are supported through the Education Fund.

Please Note: If you are an on-call or per diem applicant, you MUST submit documentation to verify that you have worked a minimum of two (2) shifts per month for the last six (6) months. Please be prepared with the required documents when applying.

Application Process

The Education Fund is focused on supporting your success in distance learning. Applicants will complete the following process:

 

  1. Submit a request for a “Meet Your Counselor” Appointment (link below)
  2. An Education Fund Career Counselor will provide you with the College Courses application link.
  3. Apply. If eligible, you will receive an approved email with next steps.

For more information

If you aren’t ready to talk to a career counselor and have specific questions regarding College Courses, you can reach out to the Education Fund at: infoSTEP@theedfund.org.

We also encourage you to review some Frequently Asked Questions about the Education Fund’s support for College Courses 2021.