The FAA-certified commercial pilots at West Air Aviation guide fledgling aviators through pilot classes and take tourists on airborne odysseys over downtown Las Vegas. Through expert one-on-one lessons, students flyers can earn their pilots license, as the team says, "almost as easily as their driver's license." Meanwhile, guests embarking on site-seeing tours enjoy breathtaking vistas of downtown Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam, and Nevada's expansive natural landmarks from enclosed cockpits. The team's fleet of propeller-powered biplanes and single-wing planes nest at North Las Vegas Airport, taking to the skies on days, nights, and weekends.
CALA Academy is a language school committed to expanding intercultural communication by means of interactive language-learning techniques for individuals, businesses, and speech-empowered donkeys. Unlike computer software and other language-learning methods, CALA’s face-to-face approach provides relevant topics, conversational classes, and instructor feedback for highly effective tongue untwisting. Instructors are experienced, patient, and either native speakers of the language they teach or have achieved a native speaking level through ritualistic séances. In a small class setting, budding multi-linguists can hone their English, Spanish, French, or Italian skills with four two-hour classes. Although CALA’s main focus is on developing speaking proficiency, classes also teach listening, reading, and writing skills.
Divers as young as 10 years old can discover the life of a flippered amphibian in a Discover Scuba class ($65) at Scuba Views. During the three-hour introductory class, one of the PADI-certified instructors will guide you from land-based preparations through exploring the aqueous abyss within the safety and confines of a pool. All the necessary equipment will be provided, along with safety tips, diving techniques, and equipment-handling skills to help you navigate the balmy waters. Lessons are year round, and because there is no minimum number of students required for classes, Scuba Views will accommodate your schedule any day except Tuesday, the Scuba Sabbath day of rest.
Established in 1980 and nationally accredited by the NECPA, Creative Kids Learning Center fosters the development of children aged 18 months to 12 years while meeting each of the standards set forth by the "10 Signs of a Great Preschool." Inside colorful classrooms or outside on playgrounds, inspiration flows freely as kids participate in a curriculum that features such subjects as initiative, music and movement, and creative representation. The center's hands-on philosophy emphasizes five key components, including professionalism and education, which consistently shine through the words and actions of a staff that is certified in first aid, CPR, and refereeing wrestling matches between imaginary friends. Safety and health are also cornerstones of the business, resulting in toys, equipment, and classrooms being sanitized frequently.
Real Estate School of Nevada has been educating Realtors for more than 30 years with straightforward, intensive programs. Flexible scheduling lets students soak up the finer points of both state and national real-estate law in person, via mobile devices, or at home via the school's website. Instructors also share their wealth of knowledge and infinite patience outside class hours in the form of tutoring, career-placement counseling, and ample practice-test time so students can pass the first time. Students can attend classroom sessions at the Henderson location Monday through Friday.
A subsidiary of New Horizons Computer Learning Center, New Horizons of Las Vegas and its instructors maintain the same student-first mentality in their learning approach that has kept their classes in demand for more than 30 years. Courses aim to help students to function smoothly in word processing, accounting, presentation, and other software, including the Microsoft Office suite. Most classes are available both online and in the classroom, giving students the choice to learn essentials remotely. The Las Vegas branch also routinely hosts seminars that expound on developing tips and tricks, upcoming technologies, and niche software such as Adobe Photoshop.