Computer Applications -
AS Degree 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.

Degree and Certificate Student Learning Outcome:
Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required to use popular office applications to develop professional documents for organizations and businesses.

Program Requirements:
Units Required: 33

CAWT-036
Microsoft Outlook - Brief | 1.5 units
CAWT-074
Introduction to Photoshop - Brief | 1.5 units
CAWT-105
Microsoft Windows | 3 units
CAWT-140
Survey of Microsoft Office Programs | 3 units
CAWT-150
Microsoft Word I | 3 units
CAWT-151
Microsoft Word II | 3 units
CAWT-155
Microsoft Excel I | 3 units
CAWT-156
Microsoft Excel II | 3 units
CAWT-160
Microsoft Access I | 3 units
CAWT-165
Microsoft PowerPoint | 3 units

Plus six units from the following:

CAWT-082
Adobe Acrobat - Brief | 1.5 units
CAWT-145
Quickbooks Pro | 3 units
CAWT-161
Microsoft Access II | 3 units
CAWT-166
Desktop Publishing: Adobe InDesign | 3 units
CAWT-173
Web Development: Dreamweaver | 3 units

Computer Applications student at computer. photo © Robin Spurs


Computer Applications speadsheets. photo © Robin Spurs


Computer Applications students at computers. photo © Robin Spurs