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Computer Applications Technology - CCL

Gainful Employment Information
Major: 5214
Effective Term: 2005 Fall Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 26

Description: This certificate program consists of 26 credits including courses in the following microcomputer areas: general usage and applications, operating systems, word processing, database, spreadsheets, and desktop publishing. With proper choices, a student who completes the certificate may apply all those courses toward the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree program. Many of the courses are offered in a self-paced format to enable students to enter and complete the program in a timely and flexible manner. Students take the courses for personal development of microcomputer skills and to prepare for or enhance employment. Upon completion of the program, students should be able to operate a microcomputer and operate a variety of software in a professional manner.

Program Notes:

++ indicates any module/suffixed courses.

Admission Criteria: None
Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course in the Required Courses area.
CIS114 ++Excel (Any module) 3
BPC117 ++Database Management: Oracle (Any module)(3) OR
CIS117 ++Database Management: Microsoft Access (Any module)(3) 3
CIS133AA Internet/Web Development Level I-A (1) AND
CIS133BA Internet/Web Development Level I-B (1) AND
CIS133CA Internet/Web Development Level I-C (1) OR
CIS133DA Internet/Web Development Level I (3) 3
BPC/OAS135++Word Processing Software (Any module) 2
BPC138 ++Desktop Publishing (Any module) 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
OAS120 Financial Record Keeping 3
Restricted Electives
Students should select six (6) credits from the following courses in consultation with a program advisor.
CIS118 ++Desktop Presentation Software (Any module) 3
CIS120DB Computer Graphics: IBM Adobe Illustrator 3
CIS120DC Adobe Flash Level I: Digital Animation 3
CIS120DF Adobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging 3
BPC170 Computer Maintenance: A+ Exam Prep Level I 3
CIS/MMT140Survey of Multimedia Technology 2
CIS150 Programming Fundamentals 3
CIS190 Introduction to Local Area Networks 3
CIS233DA Internet/Web Development Level II 3
OAS101AA Computer Typing I: Keyboard Mastery (1) OR
OAS102 Computer Typing II: Document Production (3) 1-3
TQM101 Quality Customer Service 3

Program Competencies

  1. Demonstrate mastery of micro computing accounting systems including the general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll. (OAS120)
  2. Use a microcomputer spreadsheet program to create, store, modify, and print electronic spreadsheets. (CIS114++)
  3. Use a microcomputer database program to create, store, modify, and generate reports. (BPC117++, CIS117++)
  4. Use a microcomputer graphics program to create, store, and print charts, graphs, and other visual images for business purposes. (CIS120++)
  5. Use a microcomputer word processing system to create, modify, and print a variety of business documents. (BPC/OAS135++)
  6. Use appropriate commercial software packages to compose and print newsletters, flyers, resumes, brochures, advertisements, and other typical desktop publications from templates and models. (BPC138++)
  7. Describe common uses of computers in modern business practices. (CIS105)
  8. Identify and describe common microcomputer hardware and software. (CIS105)
  9. Use word processing, spreadsheet, database, and graphics software to complete common business operations and transactions. (CIS105)
  10. Gain experience with various Internet/WWW communication, resource discovery, and information retrieval tools and learn basic Web page development. (CIS133DA)

Complete program information is available here.

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