Business and Computer Studies

Business Skills Center (BSC)


Business Skills Center (BSC)
Room 1436 
(707) 256-7144

The Business Skills Center (BSC) is an instructional concept for business skills courses at Napa Valley College.  The program is designed specifically for each student based upon his/her own goals (personal or career-oriented) and prior background.  Each student will be able to progress at the rate of his/her capabilities and/or other time commitments. The Business Skills Center keyboarding program allows students to enroll throughout the semester under an open-entry/open-exit registration system.

This individualized instructional approach uses electronic equipment, computers, and software in a self-paced format designed to develop speed and accuracy as well as job-level proficiency in the business skills courses.  Each student will be provided individual evaluation and assistance from the instructional staff.

The program provides for flexible, individualized scheduling.  Students may schedule their classes at a time suitable to them during BSC hours.  Classes meet three hours per week in either a MW or TTh time block.  The BSC will be open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2:50 p.m., for scheduled time blocks. The BSC is also open 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for extra time to complete BSC course work (homework).

Regular attendance is required of all students enrolled in the BSC program.  You may be automatically dropped from the course if you do not maintain regular attendance during the semester unless special arrangements have been made with an instructor.  You should attend class at your scheduled time each day.  If you wish to do extra work during a time for which you are not scheduled, you may do so if the equipment is available.

Courses offered in the BSC 


(Click on course name for Course Outline)

Keyboarding 1 -- CISA 170A, B, C
Keyboarding 2 -- CISA 171A, B, C
Keyboarding 3 -- CISA 270


Machine Calculations -- BUSI 176
Records Management -- BUSI 177
Machine Transcription -- BUSI 275


Business Math -- BUSI 90A, B, C
Computer Literacy -- CISA 130
Keyboarding Skill Development -- CISA 172
Advanced Word Processing -- CISA 284
Desktop Publishing (using Word 2010) -- CISA 287
Desktop Publishing (using Publisher 2010) -- CISA 287
MS PowerPoint --CISA 288
Advanced Desktop Publishing -- CISA 289


Center Handouts

General Orientation
Are You on Schedule?

Machine Calculations orientation


Napa Valley College career technical education programs are open and available to all students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.  Admission requirements for Napa Valley College career technical education programs are described in the current Napa Valley College catalog.  The Napa Valley College Title IX officer is Laura Ecklin (Phone:  707-256-7105, Room 1544B).  The Section 504 compliance officer is Rebecca Scott (Phone: 707-256-7438, Room 1735-C).


Debbie Saunders
(707) 256-7142

Valerie Exum
Adjunct Faculty
Instructional Assistant III
(707) 256-7143

LaVonne Slaton
Adjunct Faculty
(707) 256-7144



Schedule Class Times

Click the link below to schedule times for your classes in the Business Skills Center.

Schedule your Business Skills Center hours