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which can be found in the course listings. The Library Computer Lab on the first floor of the Library has 48 workstations. Students can check email, access the internet and prepare projects using Microsoft Office software. Workstations with assistive technology for accessibility as well as viewing stations for watching DVDs are available.
Depending on the referring or contracting agency’s policies and approved funding, students may be approved for payment of college fees, textbooks, supplies, parking fees or other unanticipated costs. All WIOA/TAA students are eligible for a free computer for school work. If a student is referred to OTI by a contracting agency such as the Workforce Board, the agency is responsible for paying OTI’s administrative fee of $693.23 per quarter, subject to change by state or district action. Students who are not referred by a contracting agency will be responsible for paying OTI’s administrative fees.
CompTechSprovidesauniqueopportunity for students who are interested in exploring careers in the tech industry. Students are trained on professional skills related to all aspects of a working environment. Through hands-on instruction, students learn how to refurbish donated computers that are then made available to needy students at no cost. Students may also have opportunities to apply for internships at Silicon Valley companies.
Location: SEM 1 Telephone: 408.864.8869 Website:
De Anza College offers a wide variety of online courses for students for academic credit, upgrading skills or changing careers. These courses are academically equivalent to and carry the same credits as on-campus courses.
Numerous courses meet General Education (GE) and transfer requirements. Students may complete most lower division GE requirements for the A.A. degree or to transfer to a four-year institution. Courses are designed for individuals with limited time to attend on-campus classes and who prefer more flexibility in scheduling and pace. For specific information on services provided to students with disabilities, please contact the Disability Support Services office on campus.
Online courses are delivered through an internet-based course management system. Instructor and student interaction is facilitated primarily online. Some courses may have a limited number of face-to-face meetings. In addition to using the course platform and instructional media, all courses include readings in assigned texts and supplemental materials, homework assignments and interaction with De Anza faculty members and other students. Instructors are available to answer questions through one or more of the following means: online, by telephone or in person at the De Anza College campus.
Access to an individual email account is a requirement to participate in most online classes. Students receive a syllabus for each online course. Students are encouraged to take advantage of online access to library publications and materials and the many support services available to students. Students can also use the new free online tutoring service through their online courses.
Most work for online courses at De Anza may be completed without coming to campus. However, some courses may include required on-campus meetings for the purposes of orientation, assessments or exams. Other courses are designed with proctored exams, which enable students outside of the area to complete the course without being on site. Students who do not have access to a computer at home may use one of the open computer labs on campus to complete their coursework.
The Online Education Center provides support services to faculty and students. Students may contact the office if they are experiencing technical issues with the course management system. Successful students enrolled in online courses are highly motivated, self-disciplined, possess good study skills and enjoy instruction that appeals to a variety of learning styles.
De Anza College has transfer agreements with four-year institutions that welcome and encourage students to transfer and complete bachelor’s degrees online.
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Library 408.864.8761 408.864.8479
The Foothill-De Anza Community College District’s Occupational Training Institute (OTI) offers career training for students who are eligible through CalWORKs (TANF/ Welfare to Work), Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA), Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and Computer Technical Support (CompTechS). Services are designed to prepare students with the specific skills needed for the local job market.
OTI offers students a wide selection of Career Training programs such as accounting, business, computer information systems, computer science, enterprise security, health technology, network administration, paralegal studies, design and manufacturing (CNC) and many other career programs.
OTI supports CalWORKs students by assisting with enrollment into transfer or Career Training programs, on-campus paid work-study, advocacy and liaison with the referring county and supportive services. Students who participate in CalWORKs are eligible for reimbursement for college fees, academic, career and personal counseling, development of an approved individualized education plan; as well as help with purchasing required textbooks, child care, priority registration and referrals to various community services such as health care, housing, clothing, food and a free computer for school work.
De Anza offers academic certificates in these subjects for which students can earn all required units by taking online courses.
■ Business Administration – Certificate of Achievement
■ Business Information Worker – Certificate of Achievement

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