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Lifestyle learning is a commitment to growth. It is measuring satisfaction based on getting better, not necessarily being the best. With a growth mindset, progress, not perfection, is the standard.


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If you’re looking for a career that offers tremendous growth potential and the ability to make a difference in people’s lives, Casa Loma College will prepare you for that career!

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General Admissions Requirements

A student seeking admission to Casa Loma College must meet the general admissions requirements in addition to the requirements of their specific degree program.

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Career Opportunities

Casa Loma College prides itself on our well qualified and experienced faculty and support staff. We are currently seeking qualified people for the following positions.

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Short Courses / Personal Enrichment

Try a Short Course. Many people opt to take a Short Course to gauge their interest in a particular field. It’s a less time-intensive and more affordable learning option we suggest for busy professionals or those looking to explore new interests. Our classes are online and typically 8 weeks in length.

2019 Courses Are:




Action and Awareness Violence Prevention

This course provides a multidisciplinary overview of the identification and management of situations/events within the continuum of violence that can occur on campus, in the workplace, and other public spaces. Students will learn how to recognize, report and defuse situations involving campus/workplace bullying, harassment, and violence. Additionally, this course will provide guidelines for cultivating situational awareness and risk assessment in order to mitigate or effectively respond in the event of extreme violence. Survival strategies, basic first aid, and practices for cultivating resilience are also part of this course. Certificates will be issued for successful completion of sections covered.  


Foundations of Leadership

This course introduces students to terms, theories and concepts relevant to identifying and cultivating leadership skills. This course further prepares students for personal and professional leadership by addressing topics such as change, innovation, entrepreneurship as well as goal setting, identifying mechanisms of control and developing effective communication skills. Students will be introduced to various structures and styles of leadership and management and compare and contrast ideas for effective business strategy.


Stress Prevention and Mitigation

This course introduces students to the major concepts and theories concerning stress and the management of stress. The students will develop an understanding of the psychological factors involved with stress and trauma and techniques for self-regulation. Students will develop an understanding of the physiological processes of the stress response and familiarity with the autonomic nervous system and its relationship to stress adaptation. Students will learn to identify personal “stressors” and techniques to alleviate the negative impact of the stress response. Students will also develop an understanding of how to employ communication and rapport building techniques to help alleviate stress reactions in others.


Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

This course is an overview of major ideas and approaches to the study of cultures around the world. Students will explore concept such as surveys kinship, social organization, political economy, religious beliefs, language and other aspects of non-Western cultures.  

This course promotes learning about the world’s diverse cultures in a contextual, comparative, and holistic perspective while also providing context within western perspective and the immediate life experience of the student.


Introduction to Health and Nutrition

This course is designed to teach basic scientific principles as they apply to human nutrition in maintaining health and preventing disease. During this course students will examine biochemical function and interrelationships between nutrients in the body. Current nutritional controversies, fad dieting, daily health requirements will also be evaluated. 


Inter-professional Communication

This course introduces you to the conceptual issues and practical implications of interpersonal communication.  The course is designed to provide a holistic and self-contained, although not comprehensive, introduction to the study and practice of communication within interpersonal encounters.  In addition, this course focuses specifically on understanding and improving how we communicate in personal relationships including familial, friendship, work and romantic contexts.  


Critical Thinking and Analysis

This course is an introduction to the subject of critical thinking. Critical thinking and analysis has a fundamental impact on how problems are solved, and decisions are made. In this course students will explore the basic tools involved in developing critical thinking skills and learn to apply these tools to daily life; personally, and professionally. 


Intro to College Writing and Composition

This course is an introduction to college level composition. This course covers methods of development, effective research and touches on specialized writing such as literary analysis and essay development. Students will also learn to use appropriate verbiage and word placement as well as other do’s and don’ts of effective and quality writing.  


Environment and Human Health

This course is an overview of the interchange between environment and human health. Students will be introduced to key concepts and terms relating to the environment, i.e. quality of land, water, air and how it influences human health. 

This course promotes learning about the reciprocal potential of humans and the natural world within the realms of biodiversity and human influence on planetary health/balance.  


Introduction to Social Psychology

In this course students will explore the ways in which individuals influence and are influenced by society and social interaction. Students will investigate aspects of individual behavior in the context of relationships, social groups, and other forces that relate to people. The material in this course provides a basis for scientifically addressing key issues within this field of study.  





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6725 Kester Ave.
Van Nuys, CA. 91405
(800) 270-5052

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