West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

CAREER PROGRAMS: Computer Applications

Major Requirements: 13 Units Required

Associate of Science Degree and Certificate of Achievement
Course Number      Course Name      Units     
CA 73 Internet Hands-on 1
  OR  
CA 74 Stop Surfing, Start Researching 1
CA 17 Technology Competency 3
CA 20 Macintosh - An Introduction 1
  OR  
CA 70 Using Microsoft Windows 1
CA 31B Beginning Word Processing, Microsoft Word 1
CA 32B Intermediate Word Processing, Microsoft Word 2
CA 46B PowerPoint 1
CA 46D Intermediate Mocrosoft PowerPoint 1
CA 51 Pers. Computer Hardware /Software 1
CA 62B Beg/ Spreadsheets, Microsoft Excel 1
CA 63B Int. Spreadsheets, Microsoft Excel 2
CA 64 Adobe Acrobat 1
CA 30 Microsoft Office: What You Really Need to Know
(Equivalent to CA 31B and CA 46B and CA 62B)
3
CA 33 Beginning Office Computing
(Equivalent to CA 31B and CA 62B and CA 70)
3
CA 46E Flashy Presentations with PowerPoint
(Equivqalent to CA 46B and CA 46D)
2
CA 62G Excelling with Excel
(Equivalent to CA 62B and CA 63B)
3
Required 6 Units from Business
Bus 33 Functions of Management 3
  OR  
Bus 70 Effective Office Skills 3
  OR  
Bus 78 Business Communications 3
Bus 66 Human Relations in Business 3

Electives

Choose 6 additional units from the following:
Course Number      Course Name      Units     
CA 41 Desktop Publishing - Adobe InDesign 3
CA 51 Personal Hardware/Software 1
CA 64 Adobe Acrobat and PDF 1
CA 66 Beginning Photoshop Elements 1
CA 66A PhotoShop Elements 2 1
CA 79 Installing and Configuring Windows 1
CA 81 Accessing with Access 3
CA 96 Web Pages with HTML 1
CA 96I Creating Web Pages with DreamWeaver 1
CA 91, 92, 93 Directed Studies 1-3

Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those students achieving a grade of "C" or better, or "CR" in the major requirements listed above.

To be awarded an A.S. degree, a student must complete

  1. All the major requirements
  2. Additional units to meet the college graduation requirements.
  3. A grade of "C": or better, or "CR", must be earned for all CA courses.

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Questions about Career Programs? Call 408.741.2098
email: cathy_aimonetti@westvalley.edu
or stop by the Career Programs Center, AAS 35


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