We offer a streamlined curriculum to a well rounded training program whether you are changing careers, reentering the work force or wish to become employed in your first professional position. You will be trained in the Principals of Business, Computer Operations, Bookkeeping, Computerized Accounting and much more!
$35 (Book Required) (6 Weeks Class)
This course is a basic introduction to the applications of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in a Microsoft environment. You will learn the basics of creating a Word document, an introduction to the power of Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint for creating presentations.
Aprenda conceptos b sicos del ordenador en el entorno de Windows utilizando aplicaciones de Windows y Microsoft para principiantes. En este curso los s bados, presentado en espa ol, aprender vocabulario y c mo navegar por el ordenador, y practicar las habilidades. Algunos temas tratados incluyen Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Paint, Nota, fecha, hora, calculadora, correo electr nico, sitios web en el internet, y m s. A trav s de ejercicios guiados por la maestra, crear proyectos y los guardar en archivos, y los organizar en carpetas. Hablaremos sobre las funciones de la impresora que ahorran dinero y productos inform ticos recomendados. La clase es divertida y le ense ar habilidades similares a las que puede usar para el trabajo y el uso personal.
$35 (6 weeks class)
If you want to master the keyboard, but have not done so yet, this is the course for you. Keyboarding skills are a must have for personal use and career development; or just for fun. This course focuses on helping students gain data entry skills, accuracy, speed, and correct use of keyboarding techniques.
Registration and Materials Fee: $80
Our Property Management course provides students with the knowledge and training to obtain an entry-level multi housing management position. In addition, this course is designed to upgrade the knowledge and skills of anyone who owns, markets, and manages their own income producing property.
Teacher's Bio: I have been in the Apartment Management industry for more than 20 years. In 2000 I was awarded the Accredited Residential Manager Title, and in 2002 I received my Vocational Teacher Credentials, which I used to teach property management at Vista Adult School for more than 13 years. I have received a number of awards and certificates during my career, but these two are the ones that I consider my greatest accomplishments thus far.
Join our Professional Business Program and become job ready in our specialized fast pace classes where “Your Success” is our bottom line! Whether you are changing careers, reentering the work force, or wish to become employed in your first professional position, this is the program for you. You will be trained to utilize the computer as the tool it is meant to be, and be given an important perspective of Accounting for Business. You will study terminology, which is the language of business, principals and processes that occur in the Accounting Cycle for a Proprietorship (Level 1) and for a Corporation (Level 2) as well as an overview of QuickBooks that will allow you to work on basically all computer based accounting programs.
This Certificated Program will provide the necessary training to prepare you for a variety of entry level financial positions such as; Administrative Assistant, Office Assistant, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables/Billing, and Payroll as well as learning everything for working in QuickBooks that will allow you to compete in today's job market.
Coming in Fall 2023
Accounting is the language of business; understanding accounting gives you a competitive edge! This introductory course will prepare students to learn the principals and practices involved in manual double-entry accounting systems and important business terminology. The entire accounting cycle will be covered for a Sole Proprietorship and students will understand the foundation for ALL accounting processes to include: analyzing transactions into its debit/credit parts, journaling, posting, creating financial reports and closing a monthly cycle to prepare for the next fiscal period. Utilizing Excel for accounting will be introduced. Pre-requisite: Intermediate Level Excel.
$80 (Book Required)
Students will learn how to apply accounting practices and business transactions using accounting software Quickbooks Online through the use of simulated businesses. Students will be trained in setting up companies, entering, modifying and correcting transactions, creating financial reports and exporting them to Excel files, making payroll and sales tax calculations, and making end-of-year adjustments and reports. It is highly recommended that the student first completes Fundamentals of Accounting 1 before taking this course or have a working knowledge of accounting principles.
This course is completely cloud-based and the Quickbooks Online Application and exercises can be accessed using a browser on a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.
This workshop will focus on the essentials of interviewing. We will discuss interview protocol and how to avoid common pitfalls. We will guide participants through the steps necessary in achieving a successful interview including preparation, dress, answering interview questions with confidence, and appropriate post interview follow up. We will also discuss how interviewing has changed in our post pandemic world. Be sure to bring a copy of your most current resume, as we plan to leave time for mock interviews.
Finding a job in the post-pandemic world can be overwhelming. However, there are still a variety of open positions in this labor market. This comprehensive course will cover how to participate in a job search with both virtual and in-person strategies. You will learn about necessary technology, maintaining a job log, how to complete a job application and networking through job fairs and social media. You will also leave with numerous resources for continuing your job search on your own.
En este taller se hablará de cómo usar el correo electrónico, y los programas de google durante su búsqueda de empleo. No se necesita previo conocimiento de computadoras para asistir a este taller.
I’m happy to have a wonderful teacher and a high-quality learning environment. All students, teachers and staff are very helpful and respectful.
I love this class. It has opened many opportunities in business for me. Thank you, Vista Adult School.
Sheri J: Accounting 2
I am grateful for Vista Adult School! The flexibility of the schedule, the variety of teaching resources and, most importantly, the knowledge of the instructor made my experience unique. I am confident that what I learned in the class will be key to my success in my job search.
Also, kudos to our instructor who was always encouraging students to seek different ways to obtain extra income with the tools we learned in class.
Vivian G: Accounting 2
I am having a lot of fun learning how to do payroll, bank reconciliation and journaling petty cash. The teacher is very helpful.
Sheri J: Accounting 1
This class is great! It has given me knowledge and confidence about the rental industry. The professor is very knowledgeable about the subject. Thank you, Mrs. Villagrana!
Catalina: Property Management
I’m so happy to learn all the most up to date laws and skills needed to manage properties in California. After only a few weeks, I already feel confident enough to apply for a job as a Property Manager for a medium or large residential complex.
Nina R: Property Management
Great class, material is set up in a way that is easy to understand. Instructor (Nina DeRochemont) was very knowledgeable.
Josh C: Accounting 1
Having been out of school for some time, I was nervous about returning. Ms. Lupe Villagrana eased my worries. Her class has been amazing, comprehensive, and interactive. It has been a great experience.
Elizabeth B: Property Management
Mrs. Lupe Villagrana brings her career as a professional property manager into the classroom and shares her practical knowledge, experiences, and educational training in an interactive classroom setting. She provides students an understanding of what knowledge and skills are essential to become an effective professional property manager.
Doris C: Property Management
Enrolling into Vista Adult School has given me great confidence in owning my own small business. It has given me practice and new knowledge to grow my business as well. Thanks to all the great instructors that help and encourage us through obstacles along the way.