Computer Applications Classes

CA 5 – Introduction to Product Management

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

Students manage a project’s scope from inception to completion in order to successfully organize, implement, and complete project assignments. MS Project software and case studies are used to clarify concepts such as: project scope, task scheduling, resource allocations, vendor relationships, and managing risk. The significant link between Project Management and achieving organizational goals and objectives is emphasized. This class is dual-listed with BUS 005. Pass/No Pass Option

CA 10D – Computer Keyboarding

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Students have the opportunity to learn the touch system of Keyboarding, and improve their basic keyboarding techniques to develop speed and accuracy. Techniques of document preparation including formatting for business letters, memoranda, statistical table, and reports are covered. Pass/No Pass Option

CA 20 – Macintosh – An Introduction

1 unit: lecture 1 unit; lab 0 units

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course is an introduction to the Apple Macintosh computer. Basic operations covered include: Pointing, clicking, dragging, working with the desktop and files, printing, and loading an application program. Software concepts are introduced using paint and word processing programs. Pass/No Pass Only

CA 31B – Beginning Word Processing, Microsoft Word

1 unit: lecture 1 unit; lab 0 units

Advisory: CA 10D

Acceptable for credit: California State University

The software program MS Word is taught in this course. Students have the opportunity to learn the syntax and structure of the software and basic operating procedures. Specific topics to be included are: an overview of function key commands, cursor movement, basic input and editing procedures file handling, line and page format features, basic file management, and simple document formatting. Pass/No Pass Only

CA 33 – Beginning Office Computing

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: CA 10D

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course introduces students to the Windows operating system. Students have the opportunity to learn basic Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Pass/No Pass Option.

CA 41 – Desktop Publishing – Adobe Design

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: CA 10D

This course focuses on the uses of Adobe InDesign for document layout and design. Students have the opportunity to learn how to integrate text, graphics, and photographs to create a variety of professional quality finished documents for practical and business use. Design principles and techniques for kerning, tracking, alignment, using templates, and using style palettes are also covered. Pass/No Pass Option

CA 46B – Presentation, Powerpoint

1 unit: lecture 1 unit; lab 0 units

Advisory: CA 20 or CA 70

Students in this course are given the opportunity to learn to use a comprehensive software program. Using templates for formatting text and data organized in outline form, creating overhead transparencies, preparing slide presentations, and printing presentation notes are studied. Pass/No Pass Only

CA 62B – Beginning Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel

1 unit: lecture 1 unit; lab 0 units

Advisory: CA 10D

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course provides the students with the opportunity to learn the capabilities of a spreadsheet program. Students create spreadsheet formats, enter text data and formula expressions; store, retrieve, copy and print spreadsheets. Creating graphic representations of data and an introduction to macro capabilities are covered. Pass/No Pass Only

CA 62G – Excelling with Excel

3 units: lecture 3 unit; lab 0 units

Advisory: CA 10

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course provides the students with the opportunity to learn the capabilities of a spreadsheet program. Students create spreadsheet formats, enter text data and formula expressions by storing, retrieving, copying and printing spreadsheets. Creating graphic representations of data and an introduced to macro capabilities is also covered. Pass/No Pass Option

CA 64 – Adobe Acrobat and PDF

1 unit: lecture 1 unit; lab 0 units

Advisory: CA 10D

This course focuses on using Adobe Acrobat to convert Microsoft documents to the PDF format. PDF files are enhanced with bookmarks, thumbnails, and links. Digital forms and web documents are converted to PDF format. Pass/No Pass Only

CA 66 – Beginning Photoshop Elements

1 unit: lecture 1 unit; lab 0 units

Advisory: CA 10D

This is an introductory course in photographic image enhancement and manipulation using Adobe Photoshop Elements. This course focuses on the tools and methodologies employed to change, alter, composite, and adjust photographic images. Emphasis is placed on learning the tools, menus, pallets and functions. This course is suited for small business applications, amateur photographers, and lobbyists. Pass/No Pass Only

CA 66A – Photoshop Elements 2

1 unit: lecture 1 unit; lab 0 units

Advisory: CA 10D, CA 66

This course goes beyond the basics of Adobe Photoshop Elements to include intermediate features. Areas covered include tips and techniques, retouching faces, creating snappier outside shots and product shots, making composites and panoramas, being more creative with type, and working with web and print output. Pass/No Pass Only

CA 70 – Using Microsoft Windows

1 unit: lecture 1 unit; lab 0 units

This introductory course introduces students to the use of Microsoft Windows, its application programs and utilities. It explores making the computer more efficient through proper use of the Windows system. Pass/No Pass Only

CA 81 – Accessing with Access

3 units: lecture 3 units; lab 0 units

Advisory: CA 70

Acceptable for credit: California State University

This course introduces students to Microsoft Access, a database program, database concepts, terminology and applications. Students have the opportunity to learn how to define and construct basic forms and reports. Students also have the opportunity to use the Base file management program and receive instruction on how to create and manage database files. Emphasis is on techniques that promote operational efficiency, effective design and proper management of database files. Advanced features of the program are emphasized. Pass/No Pass Option

CA 96 – Creating World Wide Web Pages 1

1 unit: lecture 1 unit; lab 0 units

Advisory: CA 010D, MATH 103/103R

Acceptable for credit: California State University

Students have the opportunity to define, create and explore the World Wide Web via appropriate browsers. Pass/No Pass Option

CA 96I – Creating Web Pages with Dreamweaver

1 unit: lecture 1 unit; lab 0 units

Advisory: CA 10D

Students have the opportunity to create dynamic web sites using Dreamweaver software and/or sites that offer web design services. This class focuses on the home computer user. Pass/No Pass Only

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