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Chaffey Adult School offers a variety of computer technology courses that enable students to perform in the current office environment. All classes are open-entry, instructor guided and tutorial based. Starting Fall 2021, we have added MOS Certification Testing. Demonstrate your MS software strengths to employers by becoming certified in: Word Specialist/Expert, Excel Specialist/Expert, Access Specialist/Expert, or PowerPoint Specialist/Expert.  Please register here.

Our courses include Keyboarding I, Computer Competency, Computer Applications I, Word Processing I and II, Spreadsheets I and II, Database Applications I, Presentation Applications and Publication Applications Software, all based on Microsoft Office 2016. Day and evening classes are available and students must meet the prerequisites for each of the courses. 

The fee for each module is $40 plus a $5 materials fee.  Note: All courses require a flash drive/memory stick to begin.

Typing Certificates are available for non-students for a fee of $25.  Please register here.

Lab hours are as follows:






8:30 am-11:30 am

7th St. K-4



6:00-9:00 pm

Remote (Distance-Learning)



6:00-9:00 pm

7th St. K-4



Keyboarding I
An introduction to Keyboarding: Learn proper "Touch Typing" techniques for building speed and accuracy.
Prerequisite: None

Computer Applications I

  • Beginning Keyboarding-Basic use of the keyboard and techniques designed to achieve 15 NWPM
  • Computer Concepts - Learn computer components, windows and internet skills
  • Introduction to basic Office 2016 skills
  • Prerequisite: None


Word Processing I utilizing Microsoft Word 2016
For the beginning/intermediate user to learn to create letters, memos, reports formatting text, tabs, bullets and numbering, tables, clip art, columns, and mail merge.
Prerequisite: Type 15-20 NWPM with 5 or few errors

Word Processing II utilizing Microsoft Word 2016
For the intermediate/advanced user to learn to crease: headers/footers, bibliographies and citations, templates, shapes, SmartArt, table of contents, track changes, digital signature, macros, and integration.
Prerequisite: Word Processing I (or test out), type 25 NWPM with 5 or few errors.

Spreadsheets I utilizing Microsoft Excel 2016
For the beginning/intermediate user to learn: worksheet basics, formulas, functions, multiple worksheet management, formatting cells, hiding columns and rows, charts, tables and outlines, sort and filter.
Prerequisite: Word Processing I, type 20 NWPM with 5 or fewer errors.

Spreadsheets II utilizing Microsoft Excel 2016
For the intermediate/advanced user to learn: graphics and shapes, templates, protect a worksheet, digital signature, pivot tables, macros, PMT, FV functions, data analysis tools, comments, merging, integration.
Prerequisite: Spreadsheets I (or test out), type 20 NWPM and 5 or fewer errors.

Presentation Applications utilizing Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
For the beginning/intermediate/advanced user to learn to create presentations and utilize design tools with sounds, graphics and animations.
Prerequisite: Word Processing I, Spreadsheets I, type 25 NWPM with fewer than 5 errors


Computer lab teachers may be reached at the following email addresses:

Phil Alvarez

Kim Ornelas