COMPUTER APPLICATIONS AND WEB TECHNOLOGIES

Computer Applications Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement
The CAWT Computer Applications Degree is designed to provide a solid foundation in the latest, highly marketable business software used in industry today. This program provides the training and exposure that is essential to prospective computer users and office workers at all levels. The sequence of courses included in this program maps to the Microsoft Certified Applications Specialist (MCAS) exam, which provides an outstanding opportunity for students to present to prospective employers a globally recognized certificate representing high-level skills and achievement. At the conclusion of their studies, students will be prepared for entry-level positions such as administrative assistant, computer applications specialist, word processing specialist, database specialist, spreadsheet analyst, bookkeeping assistant, and web content provider. Students who complete this program will be eligible to sit for the MCAS examination.
Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required to use popular office applications to develop professional documents for organizations and businesses.

Recommended Pathway to Completion: Computer Applications-AS

Administrative Assistant Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement
The CAWT Administrative Assistant Degree is designed to provide a solid foundation in the area of office systems, procedures, and communications required for the modern office environment. At the conclusion of their studies, students will be prepared for entry-level positions in a number of areas that relate to office procedures and protocol including business communications, and document formatting and processing. Also built into the program are options to pursue areas related to medical office procedures, bookkeeping, and database management. Additionally, the CAWT curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of businesses and organizations that are constantly responding to new trends and changes in technology.
Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment as an administrative assistant.

Recommended Pathway to Completion: Administrative Assistant-AS
 
E-Commerce - Technology Certificate of Specialization
The certificate of specialization in E-Commerce/Technology program provides students with an overview of the fundamental issues and skills involved in developing an online implementation of a business enterprise. The certificate should also appeal to those interested in general Web site development due to the business nature of many sites that pervade the Web. The program’s “hands-on” approach assures prospective employers that students who complete the sequence will have obtained practical experience employing Web technologies as business solutions. Courses are appropriate for those who seek entry-level positions in the field and for managers or entrepreneurs who desire a better understanding of the technologies employed in developing commercial Web sites.
Student Learning Outcome
Evaluate web technologies for potential business solutions and apply e-commerce principles to design an e-business web site.
Medical Office Administrative Assistant Certificate of Specialization
The Medical Office Administrative Assistant Certificate program provides students with the fundamental skills to work in entry-level office administrative positions for health care facilities, doctors’ offices and hospitals. This program involves an experiential learning approach to expose students to concepts, skills, and practical application of computer software programs used in the health care industry in the areas of front office reception, basic medical coding and billing, and transcription of dictated correspondence.
Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate proficiency in the core knowledge and skills needed for employment as a medical office administrative assistant.

Website Development Certificate of Specialization
The certificate in Website development affords students the opportunity to acquire basic skills related to the design, planning, and realization of functional Web sites. Many employers require their content developers to be proficient in markup languages, style sheets, generation of animated pages, and the latest authoring tools – the primary skills targeted by this certificate. This program is designed for those interested in all aspects of front-end Web site development and especially those who are considering future study, career moves, and promotional opportunities related to this growing and continuously evolving area.
Student Learning Outcome
Plan, design, construct, and remotely administer Web sites for a wide variety of functions, integrating accepted usability and design standards, as well as application of efficient architecture, streamline markup code, and stylesheet languages.
Analyze a Web site’s development life cycle, architecture, and workflow, as well as good Web design standards, usability principles, and coding techniques.