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Computer Classes


Courses Offered

San Mateo Adult & Career Education offers essential computer classes to help students thrive in any workplace environment.

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Google Basics

This course provides students with a basic overview of the main Google Apps Suite including Gmail, Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, as well as Google Drive.

Many employers are using Google as their preferred method of collaboration because it works on all platforms, it’s paperless, saves automatically and for students it builds college and career readiness and is free to use with a Google account.


Before joining this course, students must:

  • Have Basic Computer Knowledge<
  • Read and understanding spoken English at an intermediate level or higher
Section: 061703
Location: San Mateo Adult School, EOF
Dates: Every Friday 8/25/23 - 12/15/23
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Instructor: Dimon
Section: 061704
Location: San Mateo Adult School, Mercury
Dates: Tue 8/22/23 - 12/12/23
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Instructor: Dimon

Computer Lab – Individual Study

Our computer lab is set up for individuals who are seeking to build or enhance their basic computer, typing, Google Basics, or Microsoft Office skills, do homework or get additional tech support. This is for individual study only, with teacher support.

Section: 061601
Location: San Mateo Adult School, EOF
Dates: Mon-Thu 8/21 - 12/14/23
Time: 12:30-3:30pm
Instructor: Dimon

Microsoft Office Basics

Do you need to learn or brush up on your computer skills? Looking to add Microsoft Office applications to your resume? This course will help you to become proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Section: 0622
Location: Mercury in Smart Center
Dates: 8/22-12/14/2023 (Tue&Thu)
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Instructor: Booker

Microsoft Excel Certification

Excel classes allow you to learn Microsoft’s popular spreadsheet program whether you are a beginner or an experienced user looking to hone your skills.

This class is Part 1 of a 2 semester class that will allow you to learn with hands on practice, video tutorials, written explanations, sample data, and more. Creation and use of spreadsheets, including spreadsheet design, use of menu systems, basic and advanced formulas and functions, relative and absolute addressing, formatting, printing and graphing. Also includes design and optimization of large and complex spreadsheets, database features, macros, and linking of spreadsheets with other software programs.

Excel Microsoft Certification which is globally recognized evidence of real world skills.

Earning a Microsoft Excel certification can set you apart in the job market and shows employers and hiring managers that you have the necessary skills to do the job.

Excel Certification Part 1

Section: 064001
Location: San Mateo Adult School
Dates: 08/24-12/14/2023
Time: Thu 5:30-9:00pm
Fee: $99
Instructor: Dimon

Excel Certification Part 2

Section: 064101
Location: San Mateo Adult School
Dates: 08/21-12/11/2023
Time: Mon 5:30-9:00pm
Note: You need to complete Excel Certification Part 1 to register
Instructor: Dimon

Microsoft Word Certification

Micorsoft Office Specialist(MOS) Word 2016 will demonstrates that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Word by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2016 certification. Successful candidates for the Word 2016 certification have a fundamental understanding of the Word environment and the ability to complete tasks independently. It will give students and workforce candidates the power to chart their own course, fulfill their ambition, and realize their potential.


  • Create and manage documents;
  • Format text, paragraphs, and sections;
  • Create tables and lists;
  • Create and manage references;
  • Insert and format graphic elements
Section: 066401
San Mateo Adult School, EOF
Dates: 8/23 – 12/13/2023 (Wed)
Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.
Fee: $49
Instructor: Dimon
Typing (keyboarding) Tests

Typing (keyboarding) tests and certificates for employment and personal purposes are available for a fee of $20. Walk-in hours are Mon-Thu, 12:30-3:00 pm. For appointments or questions, contact the Career Education Coordinator at


Contact the Career Education Coordinator for more information.

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