Accounting is the backbone of business worldwide!
Santa Clara Adult Ed offers foundation courses in this critical field of knowledge which allow you to find entry-level employment or transition to advanced courses at our local Community Colleges.
Students who complete both Accounting courses are eligible for college credits at Mission College and San Jose City College
Students who complete this course are eligible for college credits at Mission College and San Jose City College.
We encourage co-enrollment for
Accounting Level 1 and 2 and QuickBooks Comprehensive
Meet the Instructor
- Adult Ed Teaching Credential for Business and Finance
- Master of Business Administration in Finance
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Finance & Management Information Systems
- 15+ years of experience in Finance & Accounting- General Ledger Accounting, Forecasting, Cash Management, Fixed Assets Accounting, Foreign Exchange Accounting, ERP systems implementation, Project Management, and Financial Modeling.
Learning Excel is an important first step toward an accounting career. As the most widely-used spreadsheet software, Microsoft Excel is used by accountants to analyze data, create reports, and prepare forecasts. This online accounting course suite will teach you fundamental accounting skills, while training you to use Microsoft Excel 2019.
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019:
Become proficient in using Microsoft Excel 2019 (now available through Office 365) and discover how to create worksheets, workbooks, charts, and graphs quickly and efficiently.
Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019:
Take your Microsoft Excel 2019 skills to the next level as you master charts, graphs, PivotTables, Slicers, Sparklines, AutoFilter, macros, and other advanced Excel functions.
Gain a marketable new skill by learning the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, financial reporting, and more.
Accounting Fundamentals II:
Learn the high demand accounting skills needed at small-to-medium sized businesses.
Demand for accounting professionals currently exceeds supply. If you’re interested in increasing your financial awareness and accountability while also gaining a marketable skill, this course is for you. You’ll learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, while also learning how to analyze and record financial transactions, as well as prepare various financial reports at the end of the fiscal period. Accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities will be discussed. We’ll cover all the bases, from writing checks to preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period.
Accounting Fundamentals II
While it is true that accounting professionals are scarce, those with corporate accounting experience are even more rare. This course will build on the knowledge you gained in our Accounting Fundamentals course to provide you with a solid understanding of corporate accounting practices. You’ll be able to analyze transactions and prepare various corporate financial reports. You’ll also gain practical experience working with dividends, plant assets, depreciation, accrued revenue and expenses, retained earnings, stockholders’ equity, and more.
Mastery of Business Fundamentals
Are you interested in acquiring practical business experience in strategic planning, management, and finance without enrolling in an MBA program? This course is for you! You’ll understand the significance of strategic planning and discover how external and internal environmental factors affect an organization. You’ll learn about various organizational structures and determine how to use leadership, motivation, and control for maximum impact. You’ll master the fundamentals of accounting and increase your knowledge about key financial terms, cash flow management, financial statements, and cost control. You’ll also discover various financial investment models and you’ll learn the basics of financial planning and budgeting methods. You’ll even understand the basic principles of business law, contracts, and the principal-agency relationship.
Introduction to Business Analysis
Give yourself an employment advantage by developing analytical skills that are consistently in high demand. This course will teach you powerful quantitative methods that will have you making better, more informed, and more effective business decisions. The days of making critical business decisions by instinct or coin toss are long gone. If you are planning a career in business, you cannot afford to miss this course!
Do you have clear financial goals? Are you confident you will be able to retire someday? How can be sure you are making the right investments? Do you know how to change your credit report to reduce your expenses and increase your financial security? Do you know how to keep good financial records?
This course will prepare you for a lifetime of worthwhile personal financial planning. The tools you will learn are useful, realistic, and easy to work into your regular routine. They will help you gain control over the financial impact of the choices you make. You will learn to create and use a budget, borrow and invest wisely, make intelligent decisions about insurance, and plan for your financial future. You will develop a retirement savings plan, and you will be better prepared to make large purchases and plan for taxes. You will learn the essentials of household bookkeeping, record-keeping requirements, and much, much more.
Start and Operate Your Own Home-Based Business
Starting a home-based business is the hottest trend in today’s challenging business environment! Learn how to be your own boss and eliminate the stress of having a job. The benefits of working from home are endless! Earn what you deserve, be independent, have tax deductions, do away with traffic, office politics and more! Learn how to develop the entrepreneurial qualities – motivation, discipline, creativity – that you will need to succeed! This class is a great way to start your own business or enhance the one you already have.
Start Your Own Online Business
The Internet has changed the way people communicate and the way businesses operate. It’s also made it easier to fulfill your dreams of creating and building a business from the convenience of your own home. In this course, you’ll learn how to develop a digital or traditional product or service and build a website to sell and deliver that product online. The course outlines a step-by-step approach that’s easy to follow—from building a simplified strategy to branding your business. From start to finish, you’ll gain an understanding of what it takes to create, build, and maintain a profitable online business!
Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring
When it comes to marketing for a small business, money isn’t everything! In this course, you’ll learn how to use the same marketing tricks the big companies employ—without making a big dent in your wallet. As you build your own customized marketing plan step-by-step, you’ll discover how to attract your target audiences, entice customers to buy your product or service, and keep buyers coming back for more. You’ll master cost-effective strategies including strategic partnerships, local marketing, search engine optimization, social networking, e-mail marketing, lead generation, and niche marketing. In addition, you’ll find out how to generate the referrals that are key to your company’s success. You’ll get tips on evaluating your tactics, tracking your results, and fine-tuning your approach so it gets better every year. Best of all, the small business marketing strategies you’ll learn will fit into any budget—and some are even free!