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 included in class fee) (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.
$50 (Book included in class fee - 6 weeks class)
This is a comprehensive course providing real life, business, and office skills in Microsoft Word. Through the use of personal computers students will use Word to create business letters, professional documents, and reports. In addition, they will learn navigating around Word, formatting, printing, creating tables and forms, and an introduction to applying fields.
Prerequisite: Must type 20 wpm and have a basic understanding of computers. Flash drive required for first day of class.
$50 (Book included in class fee). (6 weeks class)
This is a comprehensive course providing real life, business, and office skills in Microsoft Excel. Though the use of personal computers students will use Word to create business letters, professional documents, and reports. In addition, they will learn navigating around Excel to enter information, cut, copy and paste information, format worksheets, create spreadsheets, produce charts and graphs, work with formulas, explore relative, mixed and absolute references, produce financial reports, and print workbooks.
Pre-requisite: Must type 20 wpm and have a basic understanding of computers and file management.
Flash drive required for first day of class.
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.
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.
$80 (Book included in class fee)
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 included in fee)
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, or Mac.
Excel must be installed locally on the computer (no cloud-only or free Excel versions).
COMING SPRING 2024
This class will be an introduction to the basic elements of human resources. Topics covered will include on overview of 21st century human resource management process, strategic planning, legal issues, diversity management, job analysis and recruitment an employment.
Preparing for an interview can be overwhelming and it is helpful to know exactly what employers are looking for in a candidate. This course will cover the different types of interviews and how to prepare for them. You will also learn about the common interview questions, how to handle difficult or illegal questions and the special requirements for zoom interviews. This course will include information about how to evaluate your own performance and follow up with your interviewer. You will even have an opportunity to participate in a mock interview at the end of the presentation.
Managing a job search can be stressful and it is helpful to utilize as many tools as possible. This course will cover how to incorporate google apps into your job search including an overview of some of the many available applications. You will learn how to use these apps to build your resume, maintain a job log, plan activities and set up online meetings with employers. This course will even include information about how these apps can be useful once you obtain employment. You will leave equipped with the skills necessary to engage in a successful job search!
Most job seekers will complete a great deal of Internet research, create more than a few online profiles, apply to many jobs and, hopefully, receive multiple invitations to interview. The whole process can seem a little overwhelming. However, one thing is for certain... when HR calls, you want to be organized and ready to present your best self! This workshop will focus on eliminating chaos, easing job search anxiety, and organizing your job search to a successful outcome!
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
I am excited to embark on my new adventure at Vista Adult School.
Mario N., Security +
I like being in this class. It is a great opportunity to continue learning with the best teacher. Thank you.
Marciela R., Security +
This is my first class at VAS and I am enjoying it. Troy is a great teacher and resource.
I am taking this class because I want to help my son with his homework. I am also taking this class to get a better job in the future. I am learning keyboarding and Microsoft.
Elena G., Keyboarding
I am thankful to learn how to type in class. My goal is to use this for a business pathway. This class is really informative and fun.
Bernice V., Keyboarding
I am currently in week 5 and I have learned so much in myclass. Accounting is not an easy subject but the support I’ve been able to getfrom my instructor has made this class fun and easy to learn. The instructor isalso very informative and has a great teaching style.
This is my first class at Vista Adult School, and I have found a great support system. I know that I will succeed because I am learning that I have the tools and resources to help me stay on track and learn in the best environment.
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.