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Design Your Own Program!

Classes are designed for beginning students or office professionals. Gain the skills needed to compete in today's job market!

  • Register in classroom

  • Program completion is based on 25+ hours/week

  • All new students view a brief orientation prior to enrollment

Note: Windows course or demonstrated skills are required for any of the career certificate programs. Workbooks and supplies may be required.

Business & Computer FAQs

Can I take just one class?

  • Yes, as long as you meet any prerequisites or receive instructor approval.

How long is each class?

  • Each class has different requirements. You will have three months to complete the class, beginning on the day that you register.

What does "Self-Paced" mean?

  • Self-paced means that you complete the class at your own pace. If you need more time to understand a concept or chapter, you simply repeat it again. If you are already proficient in a concept, you can move through it quickly. See our full list of our self-paced courses here.

Does self-paced mean that I don't have an instructor?

  • No. There is always a teacher available to help, but it is an independent study classroom. The textbooks are set up with step-by-step instructions. If you have any questions, please ask for help.

What does "Open Entry" mean?

  • It means that the registration is ongoing. You may register and begin a class at anytime during the year. You do not have to wait for beginning of the semester.

What time does class start?

  • You set your own schedule and come to class whenever the classroom is open.

Business and Computer Center

What We Offer

Simi Institute offers over 30 self-paced courses in our state-of-the-art Business and Computer Training Center. Each of these individual courses culminates in a course completion certificate. Career Certificates are issued to students who have completed series of courses. We also offer instructor-led sessions and workshops each semester.

Note: See our Digital Media courses

lab hours

The computer lab is closed for the summer but will reopen August 8, 2023. 

program info

Career Certificate Course Fee: $360

Fee covers a 3-month period of time. Textbook purchase may be required.

Standalone Course Fee: $129

Fee covers a 3-month period of time for an individual course. Textbook purchase may be required.

Ten-Key and Typing Tests

Test areas include typing / keyboarding and ten-key (weekly). Please call 805.5479.6200 ext. 1720 to register. 

Allow 45 minutes for testing.

Testing Fee: $10 (cash only) per test area; includes two certificates.


Room 201

805.579.6200 ext. 1720