Education and Careers Listings

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Open Houses and Information Sessions

Free Information Session: UC Berkeley Extension’s Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Learn more about the program, which is intended to offer basic science education and advising for those hoping to enter the health professions after college. Wed., Oct. 12 at UC Berkeley Extension (1995 University Ave., Room 204, Berkeley). 6:30- 9 p.m., free.

Introduction to Bauman College: A Conference Call with Dr. Ed Bauman The founder of Bauman College discusses the school’s philosophy and curriculum and answers questions from prospective students. Aug. 25, Sept. 14, Sept. 29, Oct. 12, call-in number 712-432-3100 (access code: 611488). See web site for full schedule, free.

McKinnon Body Therapy Center Open House and Orientation Take a tour of the school, learn about course offerings, and more. Thurs., Sept. 1 at McKinnon Body Therapy Center (2940 Webster St., Oakland). 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., free.

Training Programs and Certification Courses

cademy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences Massage Therapy Certificate Program Sixteen-week, 250-hour training program on the intersection between Western-style massage and traditional Chinese acupressure. Fall course begins Aug. 29 and runs Mon. and Wed. evenings and Sun. mornings through Dec. 18. Tuition $1,750. At Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences (1601 Clay St., Oakland). 510-763-7787 or

Administrative Medical Assistant Training Course Eighteen-week course with emphasis on medical-clerical training and terminology. Some basic prerequisites; see web site for full details. Two courses running Mon.-Fri. afternoons — one from Aug. 22-Nov. 4, and the other from Oct. 17-Jan. 27. Fees $280. At the Berkeley Adult School (1701 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley). 510-644-6130 or

Anusara Yoga Teacher Training Nine-weekend program for students who have already completed an Anusara immersion program and who are seeking Yoga Alliance certification. Course begins Nov. 4 and runs one weekend a month through April. Tuition and fees $1,950; $500 deposit and payment plans available. At YogaKula Berkeley (1700 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley). 510-486-0264 or

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers One-day course designed specifically for healthcare providers by the American Heart Association. One Tuesday a month, including Sept. 27, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 13, and Jan. 17. Fees $90. At the Berkeley Adult School (1701 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley). 510-644-6130 or

Berkeley Free Clinic Medical Section Volunteer Training Learn how to provide acute primary care services such as tuberculosis testing and basic first aid. One-year required volunteer commitment after training. Next training course begins Oct. 1 and runs every weekend through Nov. 20; applications due Aug. 19. Free. At the Berkeley Free Clinic (2339 Durant Ave., Berkeley). 510-248-2570 or

Emergency Medical Technician Training Course Prepare for state-level board examination in emergency medicine. Background check, vaccinations, and some academic pre-requisites required; check web site for details. Course runs Mon. and Wed. evenings and all day Fri. from Sept. 10 through Nov. 21. Fees and equipment $1,850. At the Berkeley Adult School (1701 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley). 510-644-6130 or

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Training Course Basic training in all aspects of emergency medicine. Some prerequisites and health requirements; check web site for details. Two courses — one during the day on Thurs., and one Mon. and Wed. evenings — beginning in late Aug. Tuition $180 for state residents. At Merritt College (12500 College Dr., Oakland). 510-531-4911 or

Flow Yoga Teacher Training II Twenty-month course designed for those who have completed a 200-hour Flow Yoga I Training. Next training course begins Sept. 18 and meets on alternate Sun. and occasional Sat. through May 2013. $3.550-$3,650. At The Barefoot Movement Headquarters (455 17th St., Studio #333, Oakland)

Licensed Vocational Nurse Training Program Training program offered by Berkeley Adult School in conjunction with the Advanced Medical School of Nursing. Next session begins mid-Aug. and runs Mon.-Thurs., plus some Sat. and Sun., for 52 weeks. Fees $21,000. At the Berkeley Adult School (1701 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley). 510-644-6130 or

Natural Chef Training Program 450-hour training program for amateur and aspiring professional chefs alike, with coursework in knife skills, recipe conversion, nutrition for chronic illness, food allergy awareness, and more. Two schedules — one during the day and another at night — begin Sept. 12 and 13, respectively, and run through early March. Tuition $12,350, plus some additional fees. At Bauman College’s Berkeley training center (1007 University Ave., Berkeley).

Pharmacy Technician Training Course Offered by Boston Reed College in conjunction with the Berkeley Adult School; for those interested in entering the field of pharmacology on a clerical level. Course runs Tues. and Thurs. evenings, Sept. 13-April 19. Fees $2,795. At the Berkeley Adult School (1701 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley). 510-644-6130 or

Piedmont Yoga Studio Teacher Training and Advanced Studies Program 200-hour program for those seeking Yoga Alliance certification, with coursework in the philosophy and practice of yoga, as well as anatomy and kinesiology. Next session begins Sept. 8 and runs one Thurs. night a week and one Sat. a month through June. Tuition and fees $3,400; payment plans and work-study available. At Piedmont Yoga (3966 Piedmont Ave., Oakland). 510-652-3336 or

Educational Resources

Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences Features 250- and 500-hour training programs (in both English and Chinese) designed to prepare students for state-level massage exams. 1601 Clay St., Oakland. 510-763-7787 or

Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley Alternative medicine-oriented school offering a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, as well as continuing education in subjects including acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, and qigong. 2550 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. 510-666-8248 or

Advanced Medical School of Nursing With a range of short- and long-term educational opportunities in fields including nursing, home health assistance, hospice, older-adult care, and more. One campus in Pittsburg, and another set to open soon in Berkeley. Corporate offices located at 10 Mountain View Ave., Ste. 1020, Bay Point. 800-779-6736 or

Barefoot Movement Offers courses in barefoot massage and flow yoga. 455 17th St., Ste. 355, Oakland. 510-543-3450 or

Bauman College Courses in natural cooking and nutrition. 1007 University Ave., Berkeley. 800-987-7530 or

Berkeley Adult School With one-day Sat. trainings in subjects like acupressure, CPR, and first aid, as well as longer courses in medical assisting, nursing, and pharmacy technology. 1701 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. 510-644-6130 or

Boston Reed College National for-profit vocational institution with courses in administrative medical assistantship, EKG technology, pharmacy technology, phlebotomy, and more. Locations in Berkeley, Oakland, Richmond, and elsewhere in the Bay Area. Corporate offices located at 2799 Napa Valley Corporate Dr., Napa. 800-201-1141 or

Cal State East Bay Continuing Education Center Offers certificate programs in fields including personal fitness training, pharmacy technology, medical billing, emergency medical care, veterinary assistantship, and more; courses offered in Oakland, Concord, Hayward, and online. Central office at 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward. 510-885-3605 or

Chabot College Features an Associate’s Degree program in nursing, as well as certification courses in medical assisting, health care management, fitness instruction, and more. 25555 Hesperian Way, Hayward. 510-723-6600 or

Ellie Herman Pilates Studio With workshops, intensives, and certification courses for both practicing and prospective pilates teachers. 3929 Grand Ave., Oakland. 510-594-8507 or

Fast Response With pre-professional courses in phlebotomy, emergency medicine, and more, as well as continuing education classes in CPR, First Aid, and the like. 2075 Allston Way, Berkeley. 510-849-4009 or

John F. Kennedy University Offers undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs in holistic health education, integral studies, health sciences, psychology, and more. Campuses and auxiliary education centers in Berkeley, Oakland, Pleasant Hill, Concord and elsewhere. 800-696-5358 or

Las Positas College Offers courses and certification programs in health sciences, health administration, and more. 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore. 925-424-1000 or

National Holistic Institute For-profit massage school with various training programs on Swedish, shiatsu, and deep tissue massage, plus myofascial therapy, massage business management, and more. Location at 5900 Doyle St., Emeryville, as well as in San Francisco, Petaluma, and San Jose. 1-800-315-3552 or

McKinnon Body Therapy Center With one- and two-day workshops in topics such as anatomy and physiology, chair massage, and more, as well as 250-, 500- and 1,000-hour certification programs for massage, reflexology, and acupressure. 2940 Webster St., Oakland. 510-465-3488 or

Mills College Offers one- and two-year post-baccalaureate medical programs — designed for students who have completed their undergraduate work but lack science courses needed to apply to medical, dental or veterinary school — plus shorter courses in subjects like water rescue and lifeguarding. 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland. 510-430-2255.

Paul Mitchell the School — East Bay National cosmetology chain with a cosmetology course including hair design, cutting, and coloring; as well as makeup, nail art, basic facials, and more. 100 Crescent Dr., Pleasant Hill. 925-691-7687 or

The Peralta Colleges With classes and two-year programs in biology, cosmetology, dental assisting, health education, nursing, nutrition and dietetics, radiology, physiology, and much more. With campuses in Berkeley, Oakland, and Alameda, as well as online. Central office 333 East 8th St., Oakland. 510-466-7200 or

Red Cross Bay Area Offers certification courses and volunteer trainings in CPR, First Aid, and more at various Bay Area locations. 85 2nd St., 8th Fl., San Francisco. 888-433-5722 or

7th Heaven Yoga and Wellness Center Features occasional yoga teacher training sessions. 2820 Seventh St., Berkeley. 510-665-4300 or

UC Berkeley Extension Offers classes, certification programs, and courses of study in alcohol and drug abuse studies, counseling and psychotherapy, general psychology, public health and health management, eating and weight disorders, and more. 1995 University Ave., Berkeley, with some classes meeting in SF and elsewhere in Berkeley. 510-642-4111,


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