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Business Careers

[Updated for Spring 2018 Semester]

NOTE: Classes in Business Careers can be taken as an individual course or as a Gold Certificate Program.

Accounting Clerk/Bookkeeper

L.A.C. Appraisal Testing required before registration into program.

Learn basic accounting concepts on verifying the accuracy of invoices and other accounting documents. Also on how to update and maintain accounting journals, ledgers and records and reports detailing financial business transactions both manually and electronically (QuickBooks).

Cost: $75 per class.

Accounting Clerk/Bookkeeper Gold Certificate

Note: Financial Aid is available with concurrent enrollment in either the General Office Clerk Program (850 hours) or Administrative Assistant Program (1000 hours).

     
Principles Of Accounting With Quickbooks Pro (144 hours)

Course No Days Time Location &
Room No.
Teacher
63301.013 T Th 5:30 pm -
9:30 pm
Willow Center, 100 R. Sibaja


January 8, 2018 - May 24, 2018

     
Advanced Accounting (144 hours)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of general accounting or recommendation by instructor.

Course No Days Time Location &
Room No.
Teacher
63302.013 T Th 5:30 pm -
9:30 pm
Willow Center, 100 R. Sibaja


January 8, 2018 - May 24, 2018
 

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Basic Computer Specialist/General Office Clerk (850 Clock Hours)

Prerequisite: L.A.C. Appraisal Testing required before registration into program.

This program prepares students for independent work in an office setting. Students gain a broad background in business math, computer applications and business writing which provides them with the ability to work in most office departments. Students attain skills development in keyboarding through speed drills and the production of reports and other business documents; develop verbal and written communication skills, including memo writing; and improve their customer service skills. Students must satisfactorily complete eight courses to be awarded a Gold Certificate of Completion. Students completing this program will be well prepared to enroll to a higher level Administrative Assistant Program. 

Cost: $495 per semester + textbook required.

Course No Days Time Location &
Room No.
Teacher
93100.019 M - Th 8:00 am -
3:00 pm
Willow Center, 100 C. Barela


January 8, 2018 - May 24, 2018
 

Prerequisites:

  •  Intro to computer or computer knowledge
  •   MS Office (Recommended)

Program Courses Required:
(Not all courses offered every semester, see instructor for details.)

Microsoft - comprehensive course in:

• Word



63102.019

• Excel

63101.019

• Publisher

63104.019

• PowerPoint

63103.019
Applied Office Skills, including Outlook 63105.019
Employment Skills/Soft Skills 63106.019
Business Math 63107.019
Business English 63108.019

 

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Computer Specialist/Administrative Assistant (1000 Clock Hours)

Prepare for an exciting career as an administrative assistant. This course is designed to give you the precise skills needed in today's world. Learn how to be proficient in your interpersonal skills, phone etiquette, professional teamwork, office equipment and common administration procedures including customer service skills - all in an office like setting. Learn advanced techniques in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access and Outlook), become familiar with Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign), and develop basic Business math and English skills. This is a 2 semester Gold Certificate Program which includes 10 courses listed below.

Cost: $495 per semester + textbook required.

Course No Days Time Location &
Room No.
Teacher
63200.019 M - Th 8:30 am -
3:00 pm
Willow Center, 98/104 A. Yoshioka


January 8, 2018 - May 24, 2018
 

Prerequisites:

  • Intro to computer or computer knowledge
  • Minimum typing speed of 35 wpm
  • Basic Microsoft Word and Excel (Recommended)

Program Courses Required:
(Not all courses offered every semester, see instructor for details.)

Microsoft - comprehensive course in:

• Word



63202.019

• Excel

63201.019

• Publisher

63204.019

• PowerPoint

63203.019
Applied Office Skills, including Outlook 63205.019
Employment Skills/Soft Skills 63206.019
Business Math 63207.019
Business English 63208.019
Adobe Suite (Basic)  

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Want to just take a class?

Individual classes are available!

All classes in this section will take place from January 8, 2018 - May 24, 2018.

Intro To Computers / Microsoft Office

This course is designed for the novice who wishes to learn the basic operations of the computer. The intro portion will cover everything from the components, maintenance to the computer to creating documents and graphics using Microsoft Windows. Advancing into basic Microsoft Office. Applications covered will include: Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher and PowerPoint. This is a lecture/hands-on and practice class. Student will need some computer knowledge.

Cost: $75 per class.

     
Intro to Computers/Microsoft Office

Part 1: 63500.011 - Intro to Computer
Part 2: 63600.011 - Microsoft Office

Course No Days Time Location &
Room No.
Teacher
- M - Th 8:00 am -
10:00 am
Willow Center, 99 R. Manriquez
63500.013 M 5:00 pm -
7:00 pm
Willow Center, 100 C. Barela

 

Basic Microsoft Excel

This fundamental Excel class is designated for the novice. Learn how to create spreadsheet with text and formulas. Class will include basic function commands, formatting, charts and simple calculations.

Cost: $75.

Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.

Course No Days Time Location &
Room No.
Teacher
63611.013 MW 6:00 pm -
8:30 pm
Willow Center, 98 -



Basic Microsoft Word

This class is designed for working adults with some experience in Microsoft Word. Courses will include basic review, merging documents, creating tables, report techniques, headers/footers, working with themes and much more. Advanced techniques will be included.

Cost: $75.

Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Word.

Course No Days Time Location &
Room No.
Teacher
63641.013 T 6:00 pm -
8:30 pm
Willow Center, 98 -



Basic Microsoft PowerPoint

Basic Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program designed to introduce those wanting to learn how to create dynamic presentation. This class includes text creation, inserting pictures/clipart, animation, sound, and more. Great for office and home projects.

Cost: $75.

Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.

Course No Days Time Location &
Room No.
Teacher
63621.013  Th 6:00 pm -
8:30 pm
Willow Center, 98 -



Intro To Computer Graphics / Adobe Suite

Learn to use the most powerful programs in industry, Adobe Suite. Components will include Photoshop (photo enhancement), Illustrator (drawing), and InDesign (publication/layout). (CC).

Cost: $75 or part of the Administrative Assistant Program.

Prerequisite: Student must be computer literate.

Course No Days Time Location &
Room No.
Teacher
63410.012  MW 1:30 pm -
4:00 pm
Willow Center, 99 R. Manriquez



Intro to Maya 3D / Animation

Students will learn how to create 3D and 3D animation using industry standard software. Lean to design characters, models and effects – rendering images into 3D form or computer generated 3D animation. AutoDesk Maya is the tool of choice for those in film, television, and game development in the design industry. Publication and industrial manufacturing companies use Maya as one of their primary program in 3D models. (Maya 2016)

Cost: $75.

Prerequisite: Student must be computer literate.

Course No Days Time Location &
Room No.
Teacher
63460.012 MT 5:00 pm -
7:30 pm
Willow Center, 99 R. Manriquez
63460.112 TTh 1:00 pm -
4:00 pm
Willow Center, 99 R. Manriquez

     

Computer Lab

Computer lab is designed for review of course work and practice skills. Contact instructor for details.

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a CTE Business course. Must be computer literate with keyboarding skills.

Cost: Free for concurrent enrolled students.

Course No Days Time Location &
Room No.
Teacher
63109.019 M - Th 12:30 pm -
4:00 pm
Willow Center, 100 A. Yoshioka
63210.119 TTh 10:15 am -
12:15 pm
Willow Center, 99 R. Manriquez

     

Typing Test

Register in Willow Center Office.

Cost: $10

For more information call:
(626) 934-2844.

Course No Days Time Location &
Room No.
63900.012 M-Th 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Willow Center, 100

     

Orientation

 

For classes listed on this page:
May 9, 2018.


Prerequisite for entrance to the Business Careers Program: LAC Appraisal Testing and Department Assessment Test required before registration into program.