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Bookkeeping and Accounting

Accounting Basics
In this class, you will learn the basic principles of the accounting cycle, terminology, and how to read financial statements. Learn how to use journals and ledgers to record transactions into debits and credits, and prepare financial statements for service businesses organized as a proprietorship. In class textbook available for use or purchase own textbook: Accounting Basics: An Introduction for Non-Accounting Majors.

  • 56247025   08:30-11:30am    F    11/09 - 12/07    De Paula Wai    B-10, LVAC    $152
  • 56247026   12:30-03:30pm    F    11/09 - 12/07    De Paula Wai    B-10, LVAC    $152

Bookkeeping and Accounting I
This introductory accounting course covers the complete accounting cycle for a service business, including the critical rules of debit and credit and how to account for the asset cash. In addition, the course provides a study of the complete accounting cycle for a merchandising business as well as payroll accounting procedures and processes. In class textbook may be available for use or purchase own textbook: ePack: Century 21 Accounting: General Journal, 10th + Aplia Online Working Papers, Chapters 1-24 Instant Access ISBN: 9781305517042. Same texts for Bookkeeping and Accounting II & III.

  • 56130023   08:30-11:30am    F    11/09 - 01/25/19     De Paula Wai    B-10, LVAC    $152
  • 56130024   12:30-03:30pm    F    11/09 - 01/25/19     De Paula Wai    B-10, LVAC    $152

Bookkeeping and Accounting II
This intermediate-level course covers the first three of five major segments of accounting. The first is a study of different groups of balance sheet accounts, including notes, accounts receivable, merchandise inventory, and plant assets. The second is an in-depth coverage of accruals and deferrals of both revenue and expenses. The third segment of the course moves into different forms of ownership, specifically the partnership and the corporation. Recommended prerequisites: Bookkeeping and Accounting I or equivalent education/experience. In class textbook may be available for use or purchase own textbook: ePack: Century 21 Accounting: General Journal, 10th + Aplia Online Working Papers, Chapters 1-24 Instant Access ISBN: 9781305517042. Same texts for Bookkeeping and Accounting I & III.

  • 56131023   08:30-11:30am   F   11/09 - 01/25/19   De Paula Wai   B-10, LVAC   $152
  • 56131024   12:30-03:30pm   F   11/09 - 01/25/19   De Paula Wai   B-10, LVAC   $152

Bookkeeping and Accounting III
Want an edge over others competing for the same accounting clerk positions? This advanced-level course covers budgeting, standard and analysis costs. Accounting for decision-making and manufacturing operations will be included in the course. Recommended prerequisites: Bookkeeping and Accounting I and II or equivalent education/experience. In class textbook may be available for use or purchase own textbook: ePack: Century 21 Accounting: General Journal, 10th + Aplia Online Working Papers, Chapters 1-24 Instant Access ISBN: 9781305517042. Same texts for Bookkeeping and Accounting I & II.

  • 56132023   08:30-11:30am   F   11/09/18 - 01/25/19   De Paula Wai   B-10, LVAC   $152
  • 56132024   12:30-03:30pm   F   11/09/18 - 01/25/19   De Paula Wai   B-10, LVAC   $152

Mastering Payroll
This 5-week class includes wage and hour law, employees vs. non-employees, employments and payroll related data, deposit requirements, imputed income, payroll tax forms and more. recommended prerequisites: Bookkeeping and Accounting I and II or equivalent education/experience. In class textbook may be available for use or purchase
own textbook: Payroll Accounting: A Practical, Real-World Approach 5th Edition ISBN: 13:9781640610002.

  • 56133025   08:30-11:30am   F   11/09 - 12/07     De Paula Wai   B-10, LVAC   $152
  • 56133026   12:30-03:30pm   F   11/09 - 12/07     De Paula Wai   B-10, LVAC   $152

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Computer Applications Training

Do you possess enough computer applications skills to be competitive in the job market? Our comprehensive certificate course starts with the basics and quickly advances to popular Microsoft applications. Course components include:

  • Windows Basics (1 week)
  • Microsoft Excel Comprehensive (3 weeks)
  • Microsoft Word Comprehensive (3 weeks)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (2 weeks)
  • Microsoft Access Basics (1 week)
  • Microsoft Outlook (1 week)
  • Cloud Technology (1 week)

If you want to take only parts of this course, individual sections are available — see page `a. Minimum attendance and successful scores on skill assessments required to earn a certificate. In class, textbooks are available for use or may be purchased separately. Supplies, and Microsoft certification exams (through Certiport) are included in fee. Recommended: 25 net wpm keyboarding speed. 

  • 56288031   8:30-12:00pm    M-TH    1/28 - 4/25    Davis    B-10, LVAC    $1,009

Minimum of 8 lab hours per week. Times are flexible - see Media Center hours on page 17 or any on campus Open Computer lab hours!
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Welcome to Windows 10
Windows Basics! Learn to navigate Windows 10 to set up your personal computer environment, work with files, find information, save to flash drive, search the internet, and much more. Great class for beginning computer users. Recommended prerequisite: keyboarding skills (25 wpm+). In class, textbooks are available for use or may be purchased separately.

  • 56205031   8:30-12:00pm    M-TH    1/28 -1/31   Davis    B-10, LVAC    $95


Microsoft Word 2016—Comprehensive
Basic to Advanced Microsoft Word–Learn to create, edit (copy, cut, paste), format (margins, tabs, indents), save, open, and print a variety of documents (letters, memos, reports, and tables, including formatting and performing calculations). Then learn about graphics, pictures, shapes, SmartArt, formatting pages, newsletters, columns and mail merge. Finally, master more challenging features: headers and footers; enhance tables; sections, templates, macros. Explore Web Apps and OneDrive, online collaborating and compatibility issues. Recommended prerequisite: Windows and keyboarding skills (25 wpm+). In class, textbooks are available for use or may be purchased separately. 

  • 56211021   8:30-12:00pm    M-TH    2/4 - 2/21    Davis    B-10, LVAC    $289


Microsoft Word - Basics
Learn the basics of Microsoft word in this one week course. Recommended prerequisite: Windows and keyboarding skills (25 wpm+). In class, textbooks are available for use or may be purchased separately.

  • 56211022   8:30-12:00pm    M-TH    2/11 - 2/21    Davis    B-10, LVAC    $125


Microsoft Word - Intermediate to Advanced
Move into more challenging features of Microsoft word in this two-week course covering intermediate to advanced applications. Recommended prerequisite: Windows and keyboarding skills (25 wpm+). In class, textbooks are available for use or may be purchased separately.

  • 56213031   8:30-12:30pm    M-TH    2/11 - 2/21    Davis    B-10, LVAC    $209


Microsoft Outlook 2016
Learn the basics of Outlook including sending/receiving email, contact list variations, calendars, task tracking, and more. Recommended prerequisite: Windows and keyboarding skills (25 wpm+). In class, textbooks are available for use or may be purchased separately.

  • 56272031   8:30-12:00pm    M-TH    2/25 - 2/28    Davis    B-10, LVAC    $125


Microsoft Excel Comprehensive 2016
Basic to Advanced Microsoft Excel - Learn to build basic spreadsheets, create formulas, use auto features, format functions and create charts. Then move beyond the basics by learning how to work with the entire workbook, linking sheets together, creating tables, applying filters, manipulating data, creating outlines, and using templates. Finally, complete your training with the advanced features of Excel, including pivot tables and macros, financial functions, integrating with Word, and more. Recommended prerequisite: Windows and keyboarding skills (25 wpm+). In class textbooks are available for use or may be purchased separately.

  • 56229031   8:30-12:00pm    M-TH   3/4 - 3/21    Davis    B-10, LVAC    $289


Microsoft Excel 2016—Basics
Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel in this one week course. Recommended prerequisite: Windows and keyboarding skills (25 wpm+). In class, textbooks are available for use or may be purchased separately.

  • 56233031   8:30-12:00pm    M-TH    3/4 - 3/7    Davis    B-10, LVAC     $125


Microsoft Excel - Intermediate to Advanced
Move into more challenging features of Microsoft Excel in this two-week course covering intermediate to advanced applications. Recommended prerequisite: Windows and keyboarding skills (25 wpm+). In class, textbooks are available for use or may be purchased separately.

  • 56234031   8:30-12:00pm    M-TH    3/11 - 3/21    Davis    B-10, LVAC    $95


Microsoft Access 2016
Learn the database-associated terminology and manage a variety of records for business and personal use. Create and modify tables; create autoforms and basic reports. Create and use a variety of queries; print data. Recommended prerequisite: Introduction to Computer or Windows course and basic keyboarding skills (25 wpm). In class, textbooks are available for use or may be purchased separately.

  • 56251031   8:30am-12:00pm    M-TH    3/25 - 3/28    Davis    B-10, LVAC    $125


Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
Create fun and informative presentations in no time that really illustrate your message. Learn how to work with slides, animation, sound, linking charts with Excel, and adding graphics. Then, go beyond the basics to learn advanced features including editing, creating speaker notes, adding multimedia, using tables in presentations, customizing themes, and more. Prerequisite: Windows or Word course. In class, textbooks are available for use or may be purchased separately.

  • 56269031   8:30-12:00pm    M-TH    4/8 – 4/18    Davis    B-10, LVAC    $209


Cloud Technology
Cloud technology (computing) is the delivery of computing services, such as storage of files, software, networking, and more over the Internet. Learn about different types of cloud technology and how to utilize them for personal and professional needs. This class will help you to decipher basic cloud computing language and concepts. Recommended prerequisite: Introduction to Computer or Windows course and basic keyboarding skills (25 wpm). In class, textbooks are available for use or may be purchased separately.

  • 56287031   8:30-12:00pm    M-TH    4/22 – 4/25    Davis    B-10, LVAC    $95

 

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CPR Classes

Basic Life Support CPR Skills Session - Hybrid Class
This one hour skills session course is the 2nd component of Basic Life Support CPR. The class meets the requirement for healthcare workers and includes two-rescuer CPR, management of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO), use barrier devices for ventilation and use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Fee includes materials and CPR card. Online course fee ($28.50) is NOT included.

Important: Online coursework is required BEFORE Skills Session. Students must follow the directions below to complete the online portion. Proof of completion is required and should be provided to the instructor at the beginning of class.

  • Go to onlineaha.org/courses#a
  • Purchase HeartCode BLS for $28.50- Basic Life Support through American Heart Association.
  • Here is the description you will see on the AHA website: “The eLearning component of Heartcode BLS (for Healthcare Professionals) blended learning, this course uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills. Accessible version available for students with hearing, vision, and /or motor impairments.” Students may use on campus computers – see the Media Center hours on page 17 in the 2018 Fall Schedule of Classes.
  • 56301022    4:00-5:00pm    W    11/7 Reyna    C-17, LVAC    $45
  • 56301023    4:00-5:00pm    W    12/5 Reyna    C-17, LVAC    $45


CPR for Health Care Providers
This course meets the requirement for healthcare workers and includes two-rescuer CPR, management of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO), use of barrier devices for ventilation and use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Fee includes book, materials and CPR card. Important: Register and pick up textbook at least two business days before class to read the required material. Dates may be added! Please check the website for more dates and times.

  • 56300031    8:30am-12:30pm    W    11/28    Giusti    C-17, LVAC    $84
  • 56300032    8:30am-12:30pm    W    01/09    Giusti    C-17, LVAC    $84
  • 56300033    8:30am-12:30pm    W    02/20    Giusti    C-17, LVAC    $84

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Customer Service Skills Certificate

In one week, develop the confidence to work positively with customers in a variety of situations and attain customer service skills necessary to obtain and keep a job. Earn a certificate that demonstrates to potential employers that you possess desired customer service skills. The National Retail Federation Foundation Certification assessment is offered on Friday each week of training for only $50 (fee waiver may be available). This course is a requirement for earning an Office Skills certification.

  • 56010024   9:00am-Noon   M-F   11/26-11/30   Stewart   AJCC/EASTBAYWorks   Free!
  • 56010031   9:00am-Noon   M-F   01/28-02/01   Stewart   AJCC/EASTBAYWorks   Free!
  • 56010032   9:00am-Noon   M-F   02/25-03/31   Stewart   AJCC/EASTBAYWorks   Free!

Register with AJCC/EASTBAYWorks in person: 4071 Port Chicago Highway, Suite 250, Concord 94520.

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Dental Infection Control

Satisfy this requirement in this engaging interactive 1-day course. Completion fulfills Dental Board of California qualifications for Dental Assistants, Orthodontic Assistant Permit and Oral Sedation Assistant permit. Contact: mdaetooth@mdusd.org or call (925) 685-7340 ext.6728. Apply online at mtdiabloadulted.org or call (925) 685-7340 ext. 6730.

  • 56308021    8:00 am-4:30 pm    F    2/1   Becker    A-5, LVAC    $217

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Dental Radiation Safety (Dental X-Ray)

Completion of dental radiation safety course is one of the requirements to become a Registered Dental Assistant. This combination of didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction is designed to meet the requirements of the Dental Board of California. Learn techniques for diagnostic quality radiographs, correct development, mounting of films, safety procedures, and techniques for handling radiographic equipment. Laboratory instruction includes hands-on skill development on manikins. In the clinical portion, students take radiographs on patients to produce and mount the required number of diagnostic-quality, full-mouth x-rays. Includes manual and digital processes. Prerequisites: knowledge of tooth anatomy (test on the first day of class), CPR (Healthcare Provider) certification. Student supplies scrubs, PPE, and x-ray film (supply list available). Book and other lab/clinical materials provided in class.

  • 56315031     6:00-9:00 pm      T/W    1/8-2/27   Coffer     A-5, LVAC    $495

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EMT Refresher and CEUs

This 24-hour class meets the requirements to recertify for EMT license in accordance with Title 22 of the California code of Regulations. EMTs who need just a few CEUs may register for specific modules if space is available. Admission requirement: copy of EMT card and current Healthcare Provider CPR card. Must attend all 3 days for Recert Certificate.

  • 56342021     9:00 am-5:00 pm     W/TH/F     See note*     C-17, LVAC     $296

*Program will be scheduled when minimum enrollment is met.

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Emergency Medical Responder and Public Safety Course (EMR)

This Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course is an introduction to medical and public safety careers with an emphasis on emergency medical services and includes CPR (Heartsaver & BLS) and First Aid certifications. Successful completion allows students to apply for employment as lifeguards, public safety officers, child care providers, security guards, and also for positions with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. This is a recommended course to prepare for the EMT program. Program cost includes textbooks and lab materials. Students who enroll in EMR and EMT will receive a 10% discount on course fees. Articulation with Los Medanos College also in progress. Contact office for enrollment information, (925) 685-7340, ext. 6730.

  • 56340041    3:00-6:00 pm    T/W/TH    See note*    EMT    Staff    C-17, LVAC    Approx. $604

*Program will be scheduled when minimum enrollment is met.

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Food Safety Certificate Training

Comprehensive course covers safe food handling practices and sanitation. Successfully completing the course meets the requirements of California Health & Safety Code Section 113947. Registration required at least two business days prior to start date to pick up the textbook and read before class. Fee includes book and exam. Re-test $75 if taken within one year of original Mt. Diablo Adult Education test date.

  • 56500031   4:00-8:00pm   TH   12/13-12/20   Narcisse   A-3, LVAC   $116
  • 56500032   4:00-8:00pm   T      01/22-01/29   Narcisse   A-3, LVAC   $116
  • 56500033   4:00-8:00pm   T      02/19-02/26   Narcisse   A-3, LVAC   $116

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Keyboarding

Keyboarding/10-key Speed Certification
Do you need a certificate verifying your typing or ten-key speed? Both certifications include warm-up, a practice test, and two 5-minute sustained timed writings or 10-key tests. They are scored immediately and you will leave with written verification. Call (925) 685-7340, ext. 6820, to schedule your appointment (afternoons only). Regretfully, we cannot provide unscheduled certifications.

  • Product No. 7915-29   By appointment    Staff    B-10, LVAC    $25– Free with waiver!

Keyboarding
Provided in 5-week sections to meet your needs. Designed for the beginning keyboarder and for those needing to improve their typing speed. Learn skills and concepts for Keyboarding and apply learned skills to employment and personal needs. This is a great course to prepare for other computer courses or to meet the speed recommendation/requirement for the Office Professional or Medical Assistant Programs. Those meeting completion requirements are eligible for 1 credit at Diablo Valley College.

  • 56101027   09:00-11:00am   F     11/09 - 12/07    de Paula Wai    B-10, LVAC   $45
  • 56101028   12:30-02:30pm   F     11/09 - 12/07    de Paula Wai    B-10, LVAC   $45
  • 56101029   05:00-07:00pm   W    11/14 -12/19    de Paula Wai    B-10, LVAC   $45

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Medical Terminology

Learn the language of medicine and the techniques for de-coding medical words system by system. Attend class only two mornings each week for traditional classroom instruction and complete required assignments online. This “hybrid” class leaves you more free time and less time in the classroom. This course meets the Medical Terminology prerequisite for our Medical Assistant Program and is eligible for b credits at Los Medanos College. Textbook and supplies included
in fee. Access to the Internet is required for the online assignments.

  • 56037031   8:30am-11:30am   T/TH   1/8-2/28   Saxton   C-16, LVAC   $199

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Special Education Assistants

Professional Development for Special Education Assistants

Registration required. Classes open to anyone interested. Questions? Call (925) 685-7340, #6730.
These courses may be used as professional development for the MDUSD Teacher Induction and Support Program.

Evidence-Based Practices for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Participants will receive a basic review of autism spectrum disorders followed by a focus on defining evidencedbased practices, the importance of their use, the basics on how to use them with students, and challenges with implementation.

• 56427031    3:00-5:00 pm    TH    1/16    Quirk/Byrne    DENT    No Fee

 

Introduction to Working with Students in Special Education
(District Required Course for all New MDUSD Assistants)
This two-part course is designed for special education assistants.
The course includes instruction and training on the essential aspects of Special Education law, IEP (Individualized Education Plan) team roles and responsibilities, research-based effective practices, disability and diversity awareness, instructional strategies and accommodations and modifications, general health care procedures, behavior management, and IEP team communication skills. Although designed for special education assistants, the course is open to anyone interested.

• 56401031    4:00-7:00 pm    T     1/24-1/31   Takemoto    Rm MUR/LVAC    No Fee

Introduction to Mindfulness
Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, emotions, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment. It has a variety of research-backed impacts, including a reduction in toxic stress, improvement in job satisfaction, emotional regulation, focus, and executive functioning. When educators learn mindfulness, they not only reap personal benefits, such as reduced stress, but their students benefit as well. The central objective of this course is to introduce you to mindfulness; the course will include a brief context, exploring the science and the benefits of the development of a personal practice for those in the field of education.
• 56408031    4:00-6:00 pm    T    2/12    Lopez    Library, VVMS    No Fee

Introduction to Sign Language
Learn the signs that are most frequently used in a classroom/school situation. Discover how useful sign language can be when working with children and adolescents with language and communication difficulties, as well as hearing impairments.
• 56411031    4:00-6:00 pm    W    2/20-2/27    Flanner    MUR, LVAC    No Fee


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