Accounting Classes

Accounting Fundamentals and QuickBooks Pro

Upgrade your accounting skills, whether for home or business. Accounting is a precise discipline that requires knowledge of both basic concepts as well as computer applications. Learn to apply concepts using QuickBooks Pro. These subjects are taught as a series of individualized, self-paced courses.

Courses include:
• Accounting Concepts and Principles
• Service Business, Merchandizing Business
• Proprietorship, Partnership, and Corporation
• Financial Statements
• Full Charge Bookkeeper
• QuickBooks Pro (Prerequisite: Acctg 1)

Each subject is a separate course that may take more than one 10-week session to complete.

Lab fee $125 per 10-week session, plus cost of book. Certificate upon completion.

Session 1: Sept 23 - Dec 2, 2013
Session 2: Jan 13 - Mar 24, 2014
Session 3: Apr 7 - Jun 16, 2014

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Akkerman 5200 Valentine Road 206 M 6:00-pm-9:00 pm



AutoCAD Classes

AutoCAD Basics

Become a CAD drafter or upgrade your design skills. Learn professional quality drafting in two important areas: CAD design software and solid modeling software. These classes will teach you how to unleash your design creativity by building your computer skills in industrial design. These classes are imperative for dedicated CAD professionals as well as those seeking to enter the industry. Call 289-7925 to enroll.

In AutoCAD Basics, you will learn:
• AutoCAD fundamentals
• Lines, shapes, and hatching
• Editing, text placement, and layers
• Parts creation and outputting

Lab fee $125 per 10-week session, plus cost of book. Certificate upon completion.

Session 1: Sept 24 - Dec 3, 2013
Session 2: Jan 14 - Mar 18, 2014
Session 3: Apr 8 - Jun 10, 2014

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Huston 5200 Valentine Road 204 T 6:00 - 9:00 pm



AutoCAD Intermediate

Upgrade your CAD design skills. Continue to learn professional quality drafting in two important areas: CAD design software and solid modeling software. This course builds on the concepts learned in AutoCAD Basics.

In AutoCAD Intermediate, you will learn:
• Creating and inserting AutoCAD blocks
• Dimensioning and dimensioning variables
• Isometric drawing
• Creating and working with views

Lab fee $125 per 10-week session, plus cost of book. Certificate upon completion.

Session 1: Sept 23 - Dec 2, 2013
Session 2: Jan 13 - Mar 24, 2014
Session 3: Apr 7 - Jun 16, 2014

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Huston 5200 Valentine Road 204 M 6:00 - 9:00 pm



Revit Architecture 2012 Basics

Built on the Revit platform for building information modeling (BIM), Autodesk Revit Architecture software is a building design and documentation system that supports all phases of design, construction documentation, and even fabrication.

From conceptual studies and analysis of a project's development through the production of the most detailed construction drawings and schedules, Autodesk Revit Architecture helps deliver better coordination and quality across project phases and disciplines. Autodesk Revit Architecture contributes to better efficiency and higher profitability for architects, designers, and the rest of the building team.

This class will cover:
• Wall construction and styles
• Doors, windows, and roofs
• Component placement

Lab fee: $125 per 10-week session, plus cost of book. Certificate upon completion.

Session 1: Sept 25 - Dec 11, 2013
Session 2: Jan 15 - Mar 19, 2014
Session 3: Apr 9 - Jun 11, 2014

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Collins 5200 Valentine Road 204 W 6:00 - 9:00 pm



Solid Works Basics
Prerequisite: Basic AutoCAD or professional equivalent

Solid modeling will enhance and extend your industrial design capabilities. Learn the fundamentals of Solid Works drawing commands involving 3-D solid modeling to produce high-end industrial models.

This class will cover:
• Solid Works fundamentals
• 3D solid modeling
• Assemblies, production drawings, and industrial applications

Lab fee $125 per 10-week session, plus cost of book. Certificate upon completion.

Session 1: Sept 26 - Dec 12, 2013
Session 2: Jan 16 - Mar 20, 2014
Session 3: Apr 10 - Jun 12, 2014

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Huston 5200 Valentine Road 204 Th 6:00 - 9:00 pm



Business and Computer Classes

Computer and Business Enrichment

Now is the time to upgrade your business skills and learn new computer programs. Whether you use computers for your personal enjoyment, projects at home, or business applications, we have training opportunities for you. Choose from a variety of applications in an individualized instructional program in our business and computer training classroom. 289-7925

Business Subjects

 
Business English–Sharpen your standard business language usage
Business Mathematics–Refresh business calculating skills and abilities
Electronic Calculator–A must in countless application areas

Computer Subjects

 
Basic Introduction to the World of Computing–This course is for novice computer users taking their first computer classes. Students learn basic tasks using Windows, typing with word processor software, navigating the Web, and working with email.
Internet Explorer–Learn to move comfortably around the Internet by using all the features of the browser software on your computer.
Microsoft Windows–Beginning with an overview of computer hardware and software, the course also demonstrates running application programs, moving and sizing program windows, saving and printing. Windows online Help and file maintenance are also covered.
Microsoft Office, A Basic Introduction–An easy, fun way to learn the basics of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation techniques with hands-on projects that fit your daily life.
Microsoft Access, Beginning through Intermediate–The skills learned in this course include modifying and building tables, viewing and organizing information, using Access tools, building and modifying forms, planning and designing databases, producing reports and integrating with other applications.
Microsoft Excel, Beginning through Advanced–Learn to work with spreadsheets and workbooks, create formulas, use charts and other objects to enhance a spreadsheet, integrate data with other applications, and much more.
Microsoft Word, Beginning through Advanced–Begin by learning basic techniques for working with documents, paragraphs, pictures and charts. Progress to learning advanced features such as macros and creating forms, creating tables, using mail merge and collaborating with workgroups.
Microsoft Power Point–The skills taught include creating and customizing a presentation, working with visual and sound elements, text editing, managing files, delivering and modifying presentations.
Keyboarding–Develop touch-typing accuracy and speed.

Each subject is a separate course that may take more than one 10-week session to complete.

Lab fee $75 per 10-week session, plus cost of book. Certificate upon completion.

Tuesdays

Session 1: Sept 24 - Dec 3, 2013
Session 2: Jan 14 - Mar 18, 2014
Session 3: Apr 8 - Jun 10, 2014

Thursdays

Session 1: Sept 26 - Dec 12, 2013
Session 2: Jan 16 - Mar 20, 2014
Session 3: Apr 10 - Jun 12, 2014

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Schuette 5200 Valentine Road 207 T 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Young 5200 Valentine Road 207 Th 6:00 - 9:00 pm




Mini Course: Beginning Microsoft Word

This short course is a lecture-based introduction to Microsoft Word that teaches the basic functions of word processing. Unlike longer courses, this three-week session is instructor-led.

Lab fee $95 per 3-week session, plus cost of book.

Session 1: Sept 25 - Oct 10, 2013
Session 2: Jan 15 - Jan 29, 2014
Session 3: Apr 9 - Apr 23, 2014

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Schuette 5200 Valentine Road 207 W 6:00 - 9:00 pm



Mini Course: Beginning Microsoft Excel

This short course is a lecture-based introduction to Microsoft Excel that teaches the basic functions of computer spreadsheets. Unlike longer courses, this three-week session is instructor-led.

Lab fee $95 per 3-week session, plus cost of book.

Session 1: Nov 6 - Nov 20, 2013
Session 2: Feb 5 - Feb 19, 2014
Session 3: Apr 30 - May 14, 2014

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Schuette 5200 Valentine Road 207 W 6:00 - 9:00 pm



Graphic Design and Art Classes

Adobe Photoshop Basics

Learn to edit and manipulate computer graphic images for output to print, video, and the internet. This course will instruct students on the creation of images, the use of special effects and filters, and the basic animation of graphic images and video. Students will also learn importing and exporting files and programs, evaluating compatibility issues, and creating images using digital cameras, digital video and scanners. Basic computer operations will NOT be covered.

Topics include:
• Editing, manipulating, and repairing images and photos
• Layering and masking
• Tool palettes, filters, and special effects
• Using scanners, digital cameras and other input devices
• Renaming, resizing and cropping images

Lab fee $125 per 10-week session, plus cost of book. Certificate upon completion.

Session 1: Sept 25 - Dec 11, 2013
Session 2: Jan 15 - Mar 19, 2014
Session 3: Apr 9 - Jun 11, 2014

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Wieser 5200 Valentine Road 106 W 6:00 - 9:00 pm



Art – Drawing and Painting

Express your creative talents in drawing and painting in a variety of media. Receive specialized instruction from teacher Judy Klement with composition, technique, and color. Beginning through advanced levels are welcome. Students provide their own materials. Course includes oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, and pencil.
Call 289-7925.

Lab fee: $100. Cost of materials not included.

Session 1 begins September 26, 2013
Session 2 begins January 23, 2014
Session 3 begins April 10, 2014

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Klement 5200 Valentine Road 201 Th 6:00 - 9:00 pm



Graphic Design Workshop

Learn to complete projects using the proper tools. This workshop-style class offers assistance with selecting the proper software to complete your project for print or for web. The software available includes Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Dreamweaver. If you are unfamiliar with the software, learn the basics in this class. Depending on your individual experience, you may require more than one 10-week session to accomplish your goal. This is NOT a lecture class.
Call 289-7925.

Course includes:
• Working with text and graphic objects
• Integrating with other software applications
• Preparing files for professional output for print or Web

Lab fee: $125. Cost of textbook not included. Certificate upon completion.

Session 1: Sept 26 - Dec 12, 2013
Session 2: Jan 16 - Mar 20, 2014
Session 3: Apr 10 - Jun 12, 2014

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Yeomans 5200 Valentine Road 106 Th 6:00 - 9:00 pm



Medical Classes

Medical Office

Prepare for an exciting career in the medical industry. A wide range of class offerings that open windows of opportunity for people who want to move into medical office work or upgrade their skills. Length of course depends on content and degree of difficulty. The following courses are available:

Medical Terminology - Learn the language of the medical community
Medical Insurance Billing (Prerequisite: Medical Terminology) - Learn the latest computerized billing methods
Medical Coding (Prerequisites: Medical Terminology and Medical Insurance Billing)–Learn current industry-standard coding procedures
Medical Filing–Learn standard accepted practices in medical offices for maintaining records
Medical Law and Ethics–Learn the fundamental expectations of the medical industry for proper procedures

Each subject is a separate course that may take more than one 10-week session to complete. Note: Medical Terminology is a prerequisite course to be taken before Medical Billing and Medical Coding.

Lab fee $95 per 10-week session, plus cost of book. Certificate upon completion.

Session 1: Sept 25 - Dec 11, 2013
Session 2: Jan 15 - Mar 19, 2014
Session 3: Apr 9 - Jun 11, 2014

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Wilmoth 5200 Valentine Road 206A W 6:00 - 9:00 pm



Phlebotomy Theory Review Workshop

This class is designed as a basic and advanced phlebotomy review for the California phlebotomy test leading toward certification. Students must have completed basic and advanced phlebotomy classes. This class will review phlebotomy theories and provide students with numerous sample questions, worksheets, and mock tests in order to enhance their knowledge and testing skills. Special sessions may be arranged as needed. Call 289-7925 for information.

Free to phlebotomy students plus cost of book $45

Dates to be arranged.

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Resler 5200 Valentine Road 206 TTh 6:00 - 9:00 pm



Spanish Classes

Spanish – Conversational Spanish

This class is designed for individuals interested in learning, maintaining and/or improving their ability to converse in Spanish at intermediate and advanced levels. Through vocabulary development, basic grammar, reading exercises and guided practice, students learn the essentials of understanding and speaking contemporary Spanish. Students buy their own books. ˇAdelante!

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Martz 5200 Valentine Road 201 Th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fee: $60 per quarter, Fall, Winter
Fee: $54 per quarter, Spring

Spanish for Educators

Learn the language and culture of our neighbors in Latin America! This $10 registration fee class is designed to equip educators and community members in the Ventura Unified School District to better understand the English learners we serve. Students will learn beginning Spanish language skills as well as first-hand information about the following:

• Speak Spanish with VUSD Families
• Understand School Systems in Spanish-speaking Countries
• History, Traditions and Culture
• Contemporary Issues

Tuesdays (Beginning Level) starts on Sep 24, 2013

Instructor Location Room Days Time
Rodrigues Adult Education Ctr 224 T 4:00 - 6:00 pm