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
10/3-11/9

Microsoft Word Intermediate

Not Offered Fall 2022

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.

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Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
Not Offered Fall 2022

Microsoft Word Advanced

$35 (Book Required)

In this fast paced, business oriented class we will expand your use of MS Word to advanced complex documents which include: Hyperlinks, columnar documents, prepare a mail merge efficiently and utilize for multiple operations, endnotes, templates, layout techniques, and working with pictures and illustrations. You will create specialized current documents proficiently and effectively which will prepare you for a professional position. Pre-requisite: Computers 1, Word Intermediate or equivalent.

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Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
60123
M/T
6-8 pm
8/22-9/27

Microsoft Excel Intermediate

Not Offered Fall 2022

This is a comprehensive course providing real life, business, and office skills in Microsoft Excel. Through the use of personal computers students will use 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 have a basic understanding of computers and file management.

Flash drive required for first day of class.

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Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
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Room
Not Offered Fall 2022

Microsoft Excel Advanced

Registration Fee: $35 (Book required)

In this fast paced, business oriented class we will expand your use of MS Excel to advanced complex spreadsheets which consist of utilizing tables, sorting and filtering data, linking spreadsheets, hyperlinks, complex formulas, financial worksheets graphics and protecting worksheets. This course will prepare students for successful completion of QuickBooks and accounting coursework. Excel is mandatory in most job descriptions so come learn from the pros and be job ready in 6 Weeks.

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Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
60126
M/T
6 - 8 pm
10/3-11/8

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
8/27-11/5

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
8/22-9/28

Property Management

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.

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Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
409011
T/Th
6 - 9 pm
8/23-11/10

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

Computerized Accounting - QuickBooks Virtual Class

$65 (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 PC or laptop with Microsoft Office installed locally is required (no cloud based versions of Office). The operating system must be Windows 8 or higher. (The educational software will not run on Mac or Apple iOS).

Course #
Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
61000
M/W
6-9 pm
8/22-11/9

Workshops For The Job Seeker

Soft Skills to Increase Hireability

No Cost

Employers agree that soft skills are the best indicator of retention in a new position. This workshop will cover the top soft skills you need in order to get hired in today's market.You will learn about what employers are looking for in a candidate and how you can present the best version of yourself throughout the hiring process. You will leave with beneficial resources to continue your job search.

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Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
42036
W
6-8 pm
10/5

The Resume

No Cost

You know your skills and training are a great match for that job you applied for but youdidn’t even get invited to an interview. What happened? On average recruiters spend lessthan 8 seconds scanning a resume before they decide yes or no on their next action. Inthis workshop, we will discuss resume strategies, review the step-by-step writing process,and allow time and guidance to help you create a resume that will stand out from othercandidates. For best engagement, please bring a selected

Course #
Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
42035
T
6-8 pm
9/27

Escribiendo un Currículum de Éxito

Gratis

En este taller aprenderás técnicas para escribir un currículum exitoso. También, aprenderá sobre la importancia de destacar sus destrezas que sean relevantes a la posición.

Course #
Day(s)
Time
Date(s)
Instructor
Room
42020
W
6-8 pm
11/2

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

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.