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Courses

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G100 - 3 Units
Computer Keyboarding, Introduction--Parts 1, 2 and 3

(Same as: Computer Business Applications G101, G102, and G103)
A basic computer keyboard presentation using ‘touch’ techniques and an introduction to table preparation, letter formatting, memos, and manuscript report preparation including endnotes and footnotes. The student will learn some basic word processing concepts to make keyboarding quick and easy. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G101 - 1 Unit
Computer Keyboarding, Introduction, Part 1

(Same as: first third of Computer Business Applications G100)
A basic computer keyboard presentation using ‘touch’ techniques including an introduction to symbol-key reaches. This course assumes that the student has never had a formal keyboarding class or does not know ‘touch’ techniques. The student will learn some basic word processing concepts to make keyboarding quick and easy. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.


COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G102 - 1 Unit
Computer Keyboarding, Introduction, Part 2

(Same as: middle third of Computer Business Applications G100)
Advisories: Computer Business Applications G101
A review of all computer keyboarding reaches; ‘touch’ techniques; letter formatting; and report, memo, and table preparation. The student will learn some basic word processing concepts to make keyboarding quick and easy. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G103 - 1 Unit
Computer Keyboarding, Introduction, Part 3

(Same as: last third of Computer Business Applications G100)
Advisories: Computer Business Applications G102
A review of all computer keyboarding reaches, ‘touch’ techniques, table preparation, letter formatting, memo preparation, and manuscript report preparation including endnotes and footnotes. The student will learn some basic word processing concepts to make keyboarding quick and easy. Lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G104 - 1 Unit
Computer Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy Development

Advisories: Computer Business Applications G103
A review of all computer keyboard reaches using ‘touch’ techniques and a presentation of skill development methods and prescriptive drills for increasing speed and controlling accuracy. Includes numerous 5-minute timed proficiency tests to prepare the student for ‘pre-employment’ testing. This course may be taken 4 times. Lab. Pass/no pass only. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G115 - 3 Units
Filing & Records Management

This course is a comprehensive introduction to records management for both manual and computerized records systems. Emphasis will be placed on the efficient control of proper filing rules, along with the proper methods of storing, retrieving, and disposing of alphabet, subject, numeric, and geographic records; emphasis also placed on the principles governing filing and maintenance of paper, automated, and electronic imaging records. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G117 - 3 Units
Proofreading Skills

Advisories: Computer Business Applications G101 or keyboarding speed of 35 words a minute.
This course is designed to develop or improve proofreading skills for business or personal use, and includes units in proper use of the dictionary, proofreading for typographical errors, and proofreading for effective communication. This course also includes exercises in proofreading for errors in spelling, word division, format, capitalization, expression of numbers, punctuation, grammatical construction, and word usage. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G119 - 3 Units
Administrative Business Procedures

Advisories: Computer Business Applications G101 or keyboarding speed of 35 words a minute.
This course is designed to prepare a student for an entry-level office support position. Current office procedures will be stressed. Topics will include handling written correspondence, business records, and office equipment; making travel arrangements; using reference sources to prepare simple reports; and assisting with meeting and conference preparation. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.May not be offered each semester.


COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G120 - 2 Units
QuickBooks Pro

QuickBooks Pro is a Business Accounting course designed to assist the student and entrepreneur interested in using the computer to keep accounting books in good order and in making sound business decisions based on financial reports. Business accounting records are set up to handle chart of accounts, merchandise, customers and receivables, vendors and payables, banking, and reports. An eight-week course. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G121 - 2 Units
Certified Business Professional: Office Systems and Technology

This course is designed for students and/or administrative assistants who are preparing to take the Certified Administrative Professional or Certified Professional Secretary exam. Others who may not be planning to take the CAP or CPS exam but who wish to study the topics covered in order to increase or update their knowledge may also benefit from this class. Topics reviewed will include Part 1: Office Administration of the CAP and CPS exams including the broad topics of Computer Hardware, Systems, and Configuration; Document Layout, Design, and Reproduction; Software; and Managing Physical Resources. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G122 - 2 Units
Certified Business Professional: Office Administration

This course is designed for students and/or administrative assistants who are preparing to take the Certified Administrative Professional or Certified Professional Secretary exam. Others who may not be planning to take the CAP or CPS exam but who wish to study the topics covered in order to increase or update their knowledge may also benefit from this class. Topics reviewed will include Part 2: Office Administration of the CAP and CPS exams including the broad topics of Records Management and Communications. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G123 - 2 Units
Certified Business Professional: Management

This course is designed for students and/or administrative assistants who are preparing to take the Certified Administrative Professional or Certified Professional Secretary exam. Others who may not be planning to take the CAP or CPS exam but who wish to study the topics covered in order to increase or update their knowledge may also benefit from this class. Topics reviewed will include Part 3: Management of the CAP and CPS exams including the broad topics of Human Resources, Accounting Procedures and Analysis, Time Management, and Communication. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G124 - 2 Units
Certified Business Professional: Advanced Organizational Management

This course is designed for students and/or administrative assistants who are preparing to take the Certified Administrative Professional exam. Others who may not be planning to take the CAP exam but who wish to study the topics covered in order to increase or update their knowledge may also benefit from this class. Topics reviewed will include Part 4: Advanced Organizational Management of the CAP exam including the broad topics of Organizational Planning, Advanced Administration, Team Skill, and Advanced Communication. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G145 - 1.5 Units
Introduction to Computers

This course provides a hands-on introduction to using computers with an introduction to computer concepts and computer literacy. Students will learn fundamental skills of computer hardware, software, application skills, the Internet, and networking; learn how input, output, and storage devices are connected to the computer; and develop an understanding of computers and the importance of technology in the world we live in. Students will learn how to purchase or upgrade a computer. This course is designed for students who have no prior experience with computer concepts. This course may be taken four times when new products, new software versions or features are taught. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G149 - 2 Units
Outlook

Advisories: Proper keyboarding and basic computer skills are suggested.
This course will prepare students to use OUTLOOK to compose and send e-mail messages; work with incoming messages; use Outlook folders to organize the Inbox; and manage appointments, events, and meetings. Topics include managing the Outlook environment; creating and formatting Item Content; managing e-mail messages, Contacts, Calendar Objects; and working with Tasks, Notes, and Journal Entries. This course covers the skills needed to prepare for the OUTLOOK 2010 Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). This course may be taken four times when new products, new software versions or features are taught. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G150 - 1.5 Units
Windows, Introduction

This course provides an introduction to the Microsoft Windows operating system. Students will have hands-on experience managing folders and files, preparing disks, launching multiple applications with Windows Explorer and My Computer, customizing the Windows working environment, locating information on local disks and on the web. Eight-week course. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G151 - 1.5 Units
Windows, Intermediate

Advisories: Computer Business Applications G150 or equivalent
This course will provide the fundamental skills to use Microsoft Windows at the intermediate level. Students will receive hands-on experience to find files and data; use Internet search services to find information by query and subject; work with graphics in documents; use OLE (object linking and embedding); work with hardware, printers, and fonts; explore network resources; and define and perform disk maintenance. Eight-week course. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G152 - 3 Units
MS Windows

Advisories: CBA G145, Introduction to the PC, or equivalent experience
This course provides a hands-on comprehensive introduction to the MS Windows 7 environment. Students will learn fundamental skills of the Windows operating system such as file and folder organization and management; personalizing the Windows environment; managing Windows Media Center, Homegroups, Libraries, Windows Live Essentials, and Windows Touch; working with the Internet and E-mail; protecting the computer; searching for information and collaborating with others; connecting to network and mobile computing; maintaining hardware and software; and improving system performance. This course may be taken four times when new products, new software versions or features are taught. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G155 - 2 Units
WORD, Introduction

Advisories: Keyboarding experience would be helpful.
This course will prepare students to use WORD to create professional-looking documents for a variety of purposes and situations. Topics include sharing and maintaining documents; formatting content; applying page layout and reusable content; including illustrations and graphics in a document; proofreading documents; applying references and hyperlinks; performing mail merge operations. This course, together with CBA G156, reviews the skills needed to prepare for the WORD 2010 Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). This course may be taken four times when new products, new software versions or features are taught. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G156 - 2 Units
WORD, Intermediate

Advisories: Computer Business Applications G155
This course will prepare students to use intermediate and advanced features of WORD to create tables; insert graphics and create SmartArt and charts; apply and modify styles; create footnotes, endnotes, outlines, indexes, and tables of content; create comments and hyperlinks. Topics include using styles and creating multilevel lists and charts; creating web pages and using advanced proofing options; building documents from reusable content and revising documents using markup tools. This course, together with CBA G155, reviews the skills needed to prepare for the WORD 2010 Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). This course may be taken four times when new products, new software versions or features are taught. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G157 - 2 Units
WORD, Advanced

Advisories: Computer Business Applications G156
This course will prepare students to build on their knowledge of the basic and intermediate features of WORD to produce agendas, letterheads, envelopes, business cards, contact disk labels, calendars, flyers and announcements, brochures, and other specialty documents. Students will also work with templates, wizards, page layout, graphic features, Mail Merge, WordArt, and layout design to create desktop publishing documents. This course may be taken four times when new products, new software versions or features are taught. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G160 - 2 Units
EXCEL, Introduction

This course will prepare students to use EXCEL to create and edit professional-looking spreadsheets for a variety of purposes and situations. Topics include managing the worksheet and workbook environment; creating cell data; formatting cells and worksheets; applying formulas and functions; presenting data visually by creating charts; sharing worksheet data with other users; and analyzing and organizing data. This course, together with CBA G161, reviews the skills needed to prepare for the EXCEL 2010 Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). This course may be taken four times when new products, new software versions or features are taught. Proper keyboarding skills and basic computer skills suggested. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G161 - 2 Units
EXCEL, Intermediate

Advisories: Computer Business Applications G160
This course will prepare students to use intermediate to advanced features of EXCEL to audit and validate workbook data; consolidate data and link workbooks and worksheets; work with external data sources; create data tables, pivot tables, and pivot charts; use templates; and work with macros. Topics include using financial and lookup functions, define names, and validate data; managing large workbooks and using advanced sorting and filtering; and creating charts, diagrams, and templates. This course, together with CBA G160, reviews the skills needed to prepare for the EXCEL 2010 Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). This course may be taken four times when new products, new software versions or features are taught. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G165 - 2 Units
ACCESS, Introduction

This course will prepare students to use MS Office ACCESS to design and create a database by creating tables, determining the Primary keys, any additional fields, and determining and implementing relationships between tables; and design and create queries, forms, and reports. Topics include managing the Access environment; building tables; building forms; creating and managing queries; and designing reports. This course, together with CBA G166, reviews the skills needed to prepare for the ACCESS 2010 Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). This course may be taken four times when new products, new software versions or features are taught. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G166 - 2 Units
ACCESS, Intermediate

Advisories: Computer Business Applications G165 or equivalent experience
This course will prepare students to use intermediate to advanced skills of MS Office ACCESS. Topics include enhancing tables, queries, forms, and reports; building links, relationships, and indexes; designing and building advanced queries, forms, and reports; managing import and export specifications; using mail merge and advanced navigation techniques; using special controls and tools for check boxes, combo boxes, tab controls, and add hyperlinks; creating and editing macros and modules. This course, together with CBA G165, reviews the skills needed to prepare for the ACCESS 2010 Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). This course may be taken four times when new products, new software versions or features are taught. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G170 - 2 Units
PowerPoint, Introduction

This course prepares students to use POWERPOINT to create and edit professional-looking presentations as well as enhance presentations with clip art, pictures, shapes, and Word Art. Topics include creating a slide presentation; working with graphical and multimedia elements; creating charts and tables; applying transitions and animations; collaborating on presentations; preparing presentations for delivery; and delivering presentations. This course, together with CBA G171, reviews the skills needed to prepare for the POWERPOINT 2010 Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). This course may be taken four times when new products, new software versions or features are taught. Proper keyboarding and basic computer skills are suggested. Eight-week course. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G171 - 2 Units
PowerPoint, Intermediate

Advisories: Computer Business Applications G170 or equivalent knowledge
This course prepares students to use POWERPOINT at the intermediate to advanced level. Topics include creating templates and reviewing, publishing, and protecting presentations; applying advanced graphic techniques and inserting audio and video; and delivering presentations. Students learn customizing colors and effects; layering and grouping techniques; animating and using multimedia effects; customizing themes and slide masters; preparing presentations for delivery and electronic distribution. This course, together with CBA G170, reviews the skills needed to prepare for the POWERPOINT 2010 Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exam (MOS). This course may be taken four times when new products, new software versions or features are taught. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G181 - 4 Units
MS Office

Advisories: Proper keyboarding and basic computer skills are suggested.
This course covers computer business applications used in today’s businesses to create, edit, and format various documents, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. Learn how to create professional-looking documents using WORD; develop and create spreadsheets with formulas and charts using EXCEL; create slide show presentations with multimedia effects using POWERPOINT; design, create, and organize data with tables, queries, forms, and reports using ACCESS; integrate files and data among WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS, and POWERPOINT. This course, together with CBA G183, reviews the skills needed to prepare for the Core Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exams for Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. This course may be taken four times when new products, new software versions or features are taught. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G182 - 2 Units
MS Office, Introduction

Advisories: Proper keyboarding skills and basic computer skills are suggested.
This course will help students transition to the commonly used features and functionality of the latest Microsoft Office suite of application software, as well as update their skills in file management techniques by searching for and locating files and folders. This course is designed for students who have worked with earlier versions of Microsoft Office applications, such as Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, and who wish to upgrade their skills with the latest version. Topics include using the new user interface, contextual tabs, ribbons, and commonly used features and functions to create and edit Word documents, work with Excel spreadsheets, work with Access databases, and create and edit dynamic presentations in PowerPoint. This course may be taken four times when new products, new software versions or features are taught. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G183 - 4 Units
MS Office, Intermediate

Advisories: CBA G181 or equivalent
This course covers computer business applications used in todayís businesses using intermediate to advanced features and functionality of Microsoft Office to create, edit, and format various business documents, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. Students will learn how to use styles, lists, charts, web pages, advanced proofing options, and markup tools using WORD; use advanced functions, sorting, and filtering options, and create charts, diagrams, and templates using EXCEL; enhance tables, queries, forms, and reports using ACCESS; and apply advanced graphic, audio, and video techniques using POWERPOINT. This course, together with CBA G181, reviews the skills needed to prepare for the Core Microsoft Office Specialist Exams (MOS) for Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. This course may be taken four times when new products, new software versions or features are taught. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G190 - 1.5 Units
Internet, Introduction

This course provides hands-on experience using the most popular Internet browsers and email tools. Emphasis will be placed on topics related to searching the Web and downloading data, including search engines, digital rights management, online storage providers, Web-based collaboration services, working with email, and protecting a computer from viruses. Proper keyboading skills and basic understanding of computer concepts is recommended prior to enrolling in this course. This course may be taken four times when new products, new software versions or features are taught. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G195 - 1.5 Units
Acrobat, Introduction

This course is designed for students who wish an introductory, hands-on experience with Adobe Acrobat software, which has become the essential tool for universal electronic document exchange. Students will learn to convert existing documents to an interactive multi-platform Portable Document Format (PDF) file that can be distributed electronically; to create Adobe PDF from Web pages; to use Acrobat Professional in the document review cycle; to put documents online; and to use Acrobat to fill out forms. With Adobe Acrobat students will be able to publish any document in PDF, preserving the exact look and content of the original and making its content available to any user who has downloaded the free Acrobat Reader computer program readily available on the Internet. This course may be taken 4 times when new features or versions are taught. Eight-week course. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.May not be offered each semester.

COMPUTER BUSINESS APPLICATIONS G196 - 2 Units
Overview of Web Design

This course presents an overview of the fundamentals of Web design including some of the broad concepts and practices necessary for good Web design. Students will briefly review the historical, technical, and practical aspects of Web design, and will be introduced to basic Web design concepts. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.