XMap of Vista Adult School

Business Courses

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!

Microsoft Office Courses

Microsoft Office Beginning

$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.

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Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
60939
M/W
6 - 9 pm
1/30-3/8

Clase de Informática Básica en Español

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.

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Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
60344
sabado
9 am - 12 pm
12/3 - 3/11

General Business Courses

Keyboarding

$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.

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Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
60937
M/W
6 - 9 pm
11/28-1/25

Property Management

Registration and Materials Fee: $80

COMING SPRING 2023

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.

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Room

Bookkeeping & Accounting

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.

Fundamentals of Accounting 1

Registration Fee: $80 (Book required)

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.

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Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
40813
T/Th
6-9 pm
8/23-11/10

Accounting Excel

Registration Fee: $65 (Book required)

In this class the student will gain the essential Excel skills needed for accounting and financial analysis. Each chapter applies the Excel skills being taught to a corresponding accounting principle that is covered in the Accounting 1 or Accounting 2 course. The topics progress in a logical sequence from basic to more advanced accounting principles and Excel formulas and functions, starting with the accounting equation and recording journal entries. The students will be trained on creating and analyzing Financial Statements, Inventory Costing, Calculating Payroll, and Budgeting in Excel, and the student will also learn about amortization functions and formulas. 

Pre-requisites: 

  • Completion of Accounting 1 and Excel 1, or equivalent experience. 
  • It is required that the student’s PC or Mac computer have Microsoft Office installed locally (not compatible with Office 365 web browser version). The course is written for Office 2019 or higher or Office 365 installed locally, although prior versions of Office can be used but some images or commands may not match exactly. 
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Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
60141
T
6-8 pm
8/23-11/8

Fundamentals of Accounting 2

$80

NEW Accounting for Business – Emphasis in Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivables and Payroll for a Corporation, must be complete in Excel/Intermediate class. This course will emphasize the manual double-entry bookkeeping cycles for A/P, A/R and Payroll as well as creating an End of Year Worksheet to determine adjustments and closing entries. We will utilize Excel to complete and create spreadsheets to do analysis of the business’s progress through the accounting cycle. This is a NEW concept and will incorporate Excel as the tool as it is used in an actual business environment. (Continues in the same book as Level 1).

Pre-requisite: Intermediate Level Excel, Fundamentals of Accounting 1.

Course #
Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
40914
T/Th
6-9pm
11/29-3/9

Computerized Accounting - QuickBooks

Virtual Class

$80 (Book Required)

Students will learn how to apply accounting practices and business transactions using accounting software (QuickBooks Desktop) 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 end-of-year adjustments. It is highly recommended that the student first complete Fundamentals of Accounting 1 before taking this course or have a working knowledge of accounting principles.

A laptop or PC with Microsoft Office installed locally is required (no cloud based versions of Office).

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Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
61000
M/T
6-9 pm
11/28-3/7

Not Offered This Session

These courses are not offered this session, but stay tuned! They should be offered soon.

Fundamentals of Accounting 1

This Class is Not Currently Offered

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.

Accounting Excel

This Class is Not Currently Offered

In this class the student will gain the essential Excel skills needed for accounting and financial analysis. Each chapter applies the Excel skills being taught to a corresponding accounting principle that is covered in the Accounting 1 or Accounting 2 course. The topics progress in a logical sequence from basic to more advanced accounting principles and Excel formulas and functions, starting with the accounting equation and recording journal entries. The students will be trained on creating and analyzing Financial Statements, Inventory Costing, Calculating Payroll, and Budgeting in Excel, and the student will also learn about amortization functions and formulas. 

Pre-requisites: 

  • Completion of Accounting 1 and Excel 1, or equivalent experience. 
  • It is required that the student’s PC or Mac computer have Microsoft Office installed locally (not compatible with Office 365 web browser version). The course is written for Office 2019 or higher or Office 365 installed locally, although prior versions of Office can be used but some images or commands may not match exactly. 

Workshops For The Job Seeker

Employer Research and Determining Your Market Value

No Cost

It is essential to know how to advocate for yourself during the hiring process. This informative workshop will prepare you to research an employer in order to prepare for the interview. You will find out exactly what information you should know about an employer and resources you can use. You will also learn what your expected salary range should be based on your qualifications and the position itself, which will put you in a better position to negotiate when you get that job offer.

Course #
Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
42037
W
6-8pm
1/25

How to Choose and Keep a Job That is Right for You

No Cost

Even though job seekers may have a unique advantage in today’s labor market, it’s still important to choose a job or career that is a solid fit for your skills, training, and interest. In this workshop, we will look at matching your skills and interest to jobs using research, discussion, and skills and interest assessment. We will review high demand jobs, goal setting, and how to learn from past mistakes to increase job retention.

Course #
Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
42038
M
6-8pm
2/6

Solicitud de Empleo en Línea

Gratis

En este taller aprenderás cómo solicitar empleo en línea y acerca de los sitios de internet más usado por los empleadores. Los participantes de este taller aprenderán cómo preparar un historial de trabajo relevante.

Course #
Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
42039
W
6-8pm
3/1

Professional Business Pathways

Certification Requirements

Administrative Assistant

  • Keyboarding or VAS verification of 35 wpm 
  • Microsoft Office Basics/Beginning
  • Microsoft Word Intermediate
  • Microsoft Excel Intermediate
  • Microsoft Word Advanced
  • Microsoft Excel Advanced
  • 3 Workshops for the Job Seeker

Bookkeeping/Accounting Technician

  • Keyboarding or VAS verification of 35 wpm
  • Microsoft Office Basics/Beginning
  • Microsoft Word Intermediate
  • Microsoft Excel Intermediate
  • Microsoft Word Advanced
  • Microsoft Excel Advanced
  • 3 Workshops for the Job Seeker
  • Must also complete:
  • Fundamentals of Accounting 1
  • Fundamentals of Accounting 2
  • QuickBooks
  • Accounting Excel

Business Testimonials

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

Grace

Grace

Mrs. Lupe’s class is full of valuable information. Not only does Mrs. Lupe have extensive knowledge in the field, her delivery as an instructor is fantastic. I highly recommend taking her class even if you aren’t considering a career/job in the field.

Grace H.

Trevor

Trevor

Only one day in and I already love it! The teacher (Mrs. Schulthess) is quite knowledgeable, and thes tudents are very friendly.

Trevor J.