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Online Business and Computer Classes

The Bakersfield Adult School is now offering Online Business and Computer Classes including Basic Business Skills, Job Readiness, Introduction to Microsoft Word, Introduction to Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. There are five sessions offered throughout the year. Students are not required to enroll in advance of each session. Instead, if a student would like to enroll in a particular session they must attend that individual session's mandatory orientation in which students receive their class materials and instructions. 

Courses Offered

Basic Business Skills Job Training Introduction to Word Introduction to Excel PowerPoint
  • proofreading
  • business forms
  • file referencing
  • soft skills
  • job search
  • resume building
  • job applications
  • career portfolio
  • business letters
  • tables
  • brochures
  • newsletters
  • formulas
  • charts
  • formatting
  • functions
  • presentations
  • media
  • outlines
  • charts

Course Schedule

Session Start Date End Date Length Mandatory Orientation
Session 1 August 16 September 27 6 weeks August 16, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Session 2 October 4 November 15 6 weeks October 4, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Session 3 January 10 February 21 6 weeks January 10, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Session 4 February 28 April 11 6 weeks February 28, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Session 5 April 25 June 30 6 weeks April 25, 3:30pm-5:30pm

Course Requirements

These online classes requires that students meet the following prerequisites:
  1. Students must have a computer or laptop to complete their assignments with.
  2. Students must have an Internet connection to access and submit course work.
  3. Students must have basic computer literacy such as navigating the Internet and using email.
  4. Students that are enrolling in either a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint class must have that software on their computer/laptop or have a subscription to Office 365 to complete their assignments.

Online Course Schedule 2018-19

If you would like to download a copy of the Online Course Schedule click the link to the PDF below.