Online Business and Computer Classes

The Bakersfield Adult School now offers 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 session's mandatory orientation.

Courses Offered

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

Course Requirements

These online classes require that students meet the following prerequisites:

  1. Students must have a computer or laptop to complete their assignments.
  2. Students must have an Internet connection to access and submit coursework.
  3. Students must have basic computer literacy, such as navigating the Internet and using email.
  4. Students enrolling in either Word, Excel, or PowerPoint classes must have that software on their computer/laptop or have a subscription to Office 365 to complete their assignments.