Adult Career Technical Education

View Colusa County Adult School logoIf you would like to register for classes for the 2019-20 school year, here is the information:

  • Orientation: September 3, 2019 at 4pm. Education Village Multi-Purpose Room in Williams. Register, pre-testing, and BBQ.
  • Classes Begin: September 4, 2019
  • Class Schedule:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
    8:30am to 3:30pm; Wednesdays until 4pm.
  • Questions:  Call Xochi Dudley, 473-1350, x10301

Classes offered: 
  • Keyboarding
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Accounting
  • QuickBooks
  • Medical Terminology
  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • ESL
  • HiSet/GED
  • High School Diploma

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Microsoft Word 2013, Parts I and II (word processing)
Microsoft Excel 2013, Parts I and II (spreadsheets)

Beginning Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Advanced Accounting

Medical Terminology, Parts I and II
Medical Billing and Coding, Parts I and II

QUICKBOOKS: Intuit QuickBooks 2015, Parts I and II

For class enrollment and/or more information, contact:

Jill Wright, Instructor: Educational Services, Colusa County Office of Education Village, Room C-3, 499 Marguerite Street, Williams

(530) 473-1350, ext. 10331 or

Classes are held Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 and 12:30-3:30 p.m.; 4 p.m. on Wednesdays.   

View image of computerComputer Applications

The computer applications course covers Keyboarding and the Microsoft Office 2013 Suite programs, which include Microsoft Word and Excel.

Subject Matter Covered:

Microsoft Word:  Creating, editing and saving documents, file management, basic text formats, page numbering, headers and footers and developing and using charts and tables.  Enhancing documents with ClipArt, borders and shading, shapes, WordArt and SmartArt.

Microsoft Excel:  Developing and using spreadsheets, creating graphs and charts, using toolbars, formatting and copying text.  Using borders, shading and graphics to enhance spreadsheet. 

Keyboarding:  Developing the basic level of keyboarding skills by using the standard alphanumeric keyboard, and to pass a 5-minute typing test with 5 errors or less, with net speed of 30-35 words per minute. Students will also learn basic formatting, editing, and proofreading skills by typing from straight and edited copy sources.

Accounting and QuickBooks

The Accounting Principles program covers the principles and processes involved in manual double-entry accounting systems.  The QuickBooks program covers basic accounting principles, banking, payroll, balance sheets, budgets and working with customers.

Subject matter covered:

Accounting Principles:  Preparing journals, ledgers, work sheets, petty cash, payroll and bank reconciliation.  Other skills include Excel applications, business math skills, and computerized 10-key.

Intuit QuickBooks:  Introduction to QuickBooks, creating companies, working with vendors and customers, banking customizing QuickBooks, the accounting cycle, physical inventory, time tracking, balance sheet accounts, and closing the books.

Medical Office

The Medical Office program introduces students to Medical Terminology so that they can prepare for careers in healthcare.  The Electronic Records: Coding and Billing program covers the basic principles of coding diseases and procedures using the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology (CPT).  Plus steps to process and file claim forms, billing guidelines, appeal processes, patient account follow-up procedures and strategies for optimal reimbursement will be covered.

Subject Matter Covered: 

Medical Terminology:  Building medical terms from word parts, discuss body organization and systems, diagnostic procedures, treatment procedures and pharmacology, understanding medical record analysis and understanding chart labeling and chart note analysis.

Electronic Records:  Coding and Billing: Identify the major sections in the CPT coding book, identify the modifiers used in the CPT, code ambulatory surgery, emergency department, radiological, laboratory, pathology and medical procedures, demonstrate basic knowledge of coding conventions, terms and abbreviations and code disease and procedures using the ICD guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

When do classes begin?

Classes usually begin in September and end in June of the following year.  There is no summer school, nor do we offer classes in the evenings or on the weekend.  Classes are open entry/open exit.

 What classes are being offered?

Classes being offered are Keyboarding (students should set a goal of 40-45 net words per minute); Microsoft Word, Excel; Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced Accounting; QuickBooks 2015, Medical Terminology and Medical Billing and Coding

 Do I need to have a high school diploma to be accepted in the class?

No, students may attend with or without a high school diploma, but they must be 18 or older.  

 What if my English is limited?

The instructor welcomes all students who do not speak English but have a willingness to learn, and she makes a strong effort to communicate with each student.  However, many of the class resources are in English and students who want to complete the certificate programs need to make efforts to learn English so he/she can understand the material.

 Are seats reserved?  How do I sign up?

No.  Seats are available on a first-come, first served basis.   There are 18 computers available for classroom use. You may call the classroom and speak to the instructor about availability and start date.

 How long will it take me to complete a course?

The classroom is open 20 hours per week.  Course hours range from 60-90 hours completion time, depending on student’s knowledge and skills.  Students are asked to attend every day to move through the program at a faster pace. 

Can a student earn college credit?

The articulation agreement is currently awaiting approval through Woodland Community College to provide college credit.  If approved, students who sign up for and successfully pass Word, Excel, and Accounting will earn college credit for each class.  These grades do become a permanent part of the student’s records, and the school will forward a formal copy of the transcript after the completion of each class.