Adult Career Technical Education

ROP Classes




Microsoft Word 2013 (word processing)
Microsoft Excel 2013 (spreadsheets)
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 (presentations)

ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES: Beginning Accounting, Advanced Accounting

MEDICAL FRONT OFFICE: Medical Terminology, Comprehensive Medical Assisting

QUICKBOOKS: Intuit QuickBooks 2015

For class enrollment and/or more information, contact:

Jill Wright, ROP Instructor: Support 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.

Tuition per course: $60-$125 - depending on the course chosen

Contact Colusa County One-Stop to see if you qualify for assistance with tuition payment.

146 Market Street, Colusa 530 458-0326

ROP offers entry level employment preparation, advanced training or retraining to high school students and adults in collaboration with the school districts.  A county collaborative consisting of businesses, educators, parents, students and community developed a certificate that allows all students to demonstrate work ready skills, and to experience a successful transition to self-sustaining employment and /or post-secondary education of their choice.   

Computer Applications

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

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, formating and copying text.  Using borders, shading and graphics to enhance spreadsheet. 

Microsoft PowerPoint:  Develop a PowerPoint presentation including selection of a theme, selecting and organizing slides, inserting graphics, photos, shapes and sounds.

Keyboarding:  Develop 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. Student 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, worksheets, petty cash, payroll and bank reconciliation.  Other skills include; 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 mid-August, 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 and PowerPoint, Beginning and Intermediate Accounting, QuickBooks 2015, Medical Terminology and Comprehensive Medical Assisting

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

No, students can attend with or without a high school diploma, but they must be 18 or older.   High school students (juniors/seniors) can attend if they are signed up for a work experience class at their high school and that their job is related to our ROP class offerings.

 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.

 Is there a charge for classes? 

Yes, there is a fee for Classes, and you can contact the Colusa County One Stop at (530) 458-0326 to see if you can qualify for the tuition.  


Class Hours Fee



$ 60

Microsoft Word


$ 125

Microsoft Excel


$ 125

Microsoft PowerPoint


$ 125

Beginning Accounting


$ 125



$ 125

Intuit Quickbooks 2013


$ 125

Medical Terminology


$ 125

Medical Coding & Billing


$ 125


 Are seats reserved?  How do I sign up?

No.  Seats are available on a first-come, first served basis.  Students who are return from the previous school year will be given first priority.  There are only 16 computers available for classroom use. You can call the classroom and speak to the instructor about availability and start date.

 How long will it take me to complete the certificate program?

It can take from 9 months up to 2 years, depending on student’s knowledge and skills.  Students are asked to attend every day to move through the program at a faster pace.  If student cannot attend every day, 2-3 days a week is preferred.

Can a student earn college credit?

Our ROP program has an articulation agreement with Woodland Community College to provide semester credit.  Students who sign up for and successfully pass Word, Excel, and Keyboarding will earn 3 semester hours of 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.  

Additional Course Information

CCOE Advertise Classes AD 2015 16.pdf

Career Tech Adult Ed Brochure_April 2015 (002).pdf

16-17 ROP Calendar.pdf

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