A Program of The Learning Centers at Fairplex
Class Description 

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  • Art
    The Art, Design, Display and Exhibit class is focused on creation, research, exhibition and communication of fine art and design. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for continued study and work in college or in the workplace. Students will explore concepts and build skills that can be applied to contemporary art practice in any field.
  • Automotive

    The Alex Xydias Center for Automotive Arts (AXC) has been developed in collaboration with automotive business owners and classic car enthusiasts from the Inland Valley.  This two-year program allows students to gain the necessary confidence and hands-on experience needed to enter the industry and will give students the opportunity to earn four Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certificates.


  • Customer Service
    This course addresses the basic concepts of
    customer service and its importance to the success of
    organizations. Instruction includes examination of
    customer service and customer relations as it applies
    to project management and wholesale and retail
    sales, the nature and demands of professionalism in
    working effectively to meet the needs of culturally and
    generationally diverse customers. Students will also
    demonstrate knowledge of common customer
    complaints and the service solutions for preventing or
    resolving complaints.

  • Fabric, Fashion and Merchandising
    The curriculum includes training in product design that includes idea generation and concept development, market analysis to ascertain the attractiveness of the product, fabric testing to find the appropriate material to use in the clothing line, pattern creation and sizing and sewing for merchandise production, and marketing.
  • Hospitality
    Qualified students interested in continuing professional hospitality training will enroll in the CTEC (SAROP) hospitality class and continue their education in an on-the-job training program at the Fairplex Sheraton hotel. The Sheraton training will include working in the kitchen, restaurant, engineering department, sales, front office and banquet facilities. High school credit will be given by SAROP. Through an articulation agreement, students will have the option to enroll in Mt. San Antonio Community College’s Hospitality and Restaurant Management Program.
  • Landscape Design – Horticulture
    This is a Saturday class that includes one hour of classroom instruction and two hours of outside hands-on instruction utilizing Fairplex facilities. The curriculum will include an emphasis on parks and landscape maintenance.  Units taught will consist of:  Careers, Soils, Plant Propagation, Water Management, Fertilizers, Weeds, Insects, Plant Diseases, Turf Management, and Landscape Design. CTEC is partnering with San Antonio ROP (Bonita USD & Pomona USD), and Cal Poly College of Agriculture.
  • Water Technology and Green Utilities
    California faces increased water demands due to population growth and economic development at a time when the stresses on available water supplies are worsening. The goal of this class is to prepare students to test for California State Distribution and Water Conservation Certificates.