Computer Applications Courses

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CA 100|Introduction to Microcomputers

4 Credits

Introduces hardware and software concepts, operating systems and/or interface systems, Internet access, basic word processing, and spreadsheet software through hands-on experience.

Prerequisite

Recommended prerequisite: keyboarding experience.

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CA 101|Keyboarding I

2 Credits

Introduces the fundamentals of touch typing of letters, numbers, symbols, and operational keys using a computer.

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CA 102|Keyboarding II

2 Credits

Reinforces keyboarding skills. Introduces appropriate formatting of business letters, personal letters, memos, reports, and tables using word processing software.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CA 101 (formerly AOT 101) with a 2.0 or better or instructor permission.

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CA 103|Presentations Graphics Applications

2 Credits

Introduces the fundamentals of Microsoft PowerPoint. Students learn how to create and modify a slide presentation, insert clip art, add slide transition effects, as well as more advanced operations such as creating graphic objects. Preparation for Microsoft Office User Specialist, Microsoft PowerPoint Expert Certification.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CA 100.

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CA 120|Intro to Computer & Info Tech - Concepts

2 Credits

Formerly CA 1002

Emphasizes the cognitive aspects of dealing with Information Technology (IT): evaluating information, learning practical IT skills, solving problems, and dealing with information related issues such as privacy, security, and ethics. Topics also include: navigating the Internet, using Windows, computer hardware and software concepts, identification of system board parts, input/output devices, and types of storage.

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CA 130|Windows Operating System

1 Credit

Formerly CA 1003

Introduces students to the current Windows operating system. Topics include: screen identification, using Help and Support, arranging and sizing windows, personalizing your PC, and file management.

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CA 140|Intro to Computer & Info Tech - MS Word

1 Credit

Formerly CA 1004

Introductory class to Microsoft Word, a word processing software application that enables you to easily create both simple and complex documents.

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CA 150|Intro to Computer & Info Tech - MS Excel

1 Credit

Formerly CA 1005

Introductory class to Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet application typically used to display and manipulate numerical data.

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CA 160|Intro to Computer & Info Tech - MS PowerPoint

1 Credit

Formerly CA 1006

Introductory class to Microsoft PowerPoint, a presentation software application that allows you to combine text and graphics for on-screen presentations.

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CA 170|Microsoft Outlook

1 Credit

Formerly CA 1007

Basic concepts of learning how to become more effective in your communication through understanding of email features and working with messages; how to view and manage your calendar, create/group contacts, schedule appointments, events, and tasks, and use of reminder options.

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CA 180|Microsoft Access

1 Credit

Formerly CA 1008

Basic concepts of database management systems: creating a new database, sorting and filtering records, using table wizards, creating forms, working with queries, and designing a report.

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CA 199|Special Studies

1–5 Credits

A class used to explore new approaches to software applications.

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CA 299|Special Studies

1–5 Credits

A class used to explore new approaches to software applications.

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