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OCCUPATIONAL CENTER IN WORKS.



Byline: ALEX DOBUZINSKIS Staff Writer

SANTA CLARITA Santa Clarita, city (1990 pop. 110,642), Los Angeles co., S Calif., suburb 30 mi (48 km) NW of downtown Los Angeles, on the Santa Clara River; inc. 1987. Situated in the Santa Clara valley and nearby canyons, Santa Clarita includes the former towns of Canyon Country,  -- With an aim to better prepare students for the working world, the Hart high school Hart High School may refer to:
  • Hart High School — Newhall, California
  • Hart High School — Hart, Michigan
  • Hart County High School — Munfordville, Kentucky
  • Hart County High School — Hartwell, Georgia
 district plans to turn a warehouse into an occupational center.

The William S. Hart Union High School District already has an occupational program with about 35 offerings at a time. Areas of study include masonry, hotel operations, floristry Floristry, flower arranging, floral arrangement, floral design or floral arts is the art of creating flower arrangements in vases, bowls and baskets, or making bouquets and compositions from cut flowers, foliage, herbs, ornamental grasses and other , animal care, silk-screen printing silk-screen printing, multiple printing technique, also known as serigraphy, involving the use of stencils to transfer the design. Paint is applied to a silk or nylon screen and penetrates areas of the screen not blocked by the stencil.  and forensics See computer forensics. .

The district surveyed businesses to line up fields of study at the proposed Santa Clarita Valley The Santa Clarita Valley is the valley of the Santa Clara River in Southern California. It stretches through Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Its main population center is the city of Santa Clarita. The valley was part of the 48,612-acre (19,672.  Occupational Center, which it hopes to open by the end of 2007.

``It would offer more opportunities, and that's what we try to do here, is we try to offer opportunities for students,'' said Ron Rudzinski, supervisor of career visions for the district.

The district wants to renovate a warehouse near its headquarters building, and put the occupational center there. Preliminary plans call for five areas of study; construction, machine manufacturing, culinary arts, retail and landscaping.

The district's occupational program already covers some of those areas, but classes are spread out at different sites instead of being in one place.

The Santa Clarita Valley Occupational Center would serve the district's students during the day, and in the evening adults could take classes as well.

The cost of building the facility has not been determined.

``It's not like building a whole new high school or something, it's not that kind of a cost,'' Rudzinski said.

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