Mission College Computer Applications

Dept. Chair: Pat Hudak
Email: pat.hudak@wvm.edu
Tel: 408-855-5361
Counseling: 408-855-5030

Division: Business and Technology
Division Chair: Wael Abdeljabbar

Questions? Contact:
pat.hudak@wvm.edu

Highlights

The Computer Applications program at Mission College provides you with skills that you can use in any job and with any major. These skills will make you more employable by making you more productive. Whether you are planning to transfer to another college or get a job, computer skills are necessary in today's world.

  • Students can take classes on a wide range of application packages offered for the whole semester, online, and for short time periods (four to six weeks).
  • Students work hands-on with their own computer.
  • Students can earn a variety of certificates and degrees.
  • Instructors have strong computer backgrounds who care about your success.
  • Classes are offered at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.
  • There are opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills through internships.
Career Options:
  • Computer Operator, Assistant, Clerk
  • Office Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Help Desk Support
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Database Development
  • Web Page Development
  • Data Entry Operator

Some career options may require more than two years of college study.

AS Degree
  • Office Administration
  • Office Information Systems
Certificate
  • Computer Applications - Level II
  • Help Desk Specialist
  • Internet Application
  • Microsoft Office
  • Office Administration
  • Office Information Systems
  • Office Support Specialist
Additional Catalog Information

Check catalog information for Degree/Certificate requirements and course lists.

Gainful Employment Disclosures
What's New?

The Computer Applications Dept. has moved to the new Gillmor Center. We have new computer labs and a new Collaboration classroom. Come see us on the Second floor!

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New Courses Fall 2014
  • CA37A- New Hybrid Format! Computers, Office, and the Internet. Learn about how computers work, MS Office, and Internet/Cloud Technologies.
    • Hybrid- Lecture online and Lab on campus in new Collaboration Classroom in the Gillmor Center
    • 3 units
  • CA47- Visio for Visionaries (Learn about the Microsoft software that does so many things to help you visualize your world.)
    • Online 2.0 units.
    • 10/2/14 to 12/12/14
Learn Office 2013, Windows 8.1 and the Web. Take these classes for Fall 2014!

Office 2013 and Windows 8.1

  • CA33A Word Course 1
  • CA46D/CA46E MS PowerPoint  Introductory & Intermediate
  • CA45A/CA45B  MS Project Introductory and Intermediate
  • CA62B/ CA63B MS Excel Introductory & Intermediate

  • CA64 Excel Inside and Out (3.0 units-- Hybrid--Online Lecture and on campus Lab in new Collaboration Classroom!)

  • CA70 Using MS Windows 8.1 (on campus course)

  • CA81B Introduction to MS Access

Web and JavaScript courses

  • CA88A/CA88B  JavaScript- Beginning/Intermediate
  • CA97A, B, C  Creating Web Pages, CSS, HTML5
Learning Outcomes

The Computer Applications program at Mission College has two areas of emphasis. The Office Administration area is designed to provide skills necessary for success in an office setting, from clerk to supervisor/manager. The Office Information System area is focused on computer application skills necessary to effectively use the computer to increase productivity (without working harder) in an office environment. Upon completion of courses in Computer Applications students will be able to:

  • Classify software into appropriate categories (application, operating system, etc.);
  • Design and publish Web Pages; design and create databases, reports, forms, and presentations;
  • Analyze, assess, and produce a business document that is a solution to a given problem (reservation letter, report and budget);
  • Demonstrate an increase in keyboarding speed and productivity;
  • Apply computer skills with knowledge of application software (PowerPoint, Excel, and Access) to create a professional business document;
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a computer operating system (printing and file management);
  • Design, predict, assess, estimate, classify a plan to manage a project (launching a new product or starting a new company);
  • Produce a professional business document from dictated material, and
  • Demonstrate appropriate academic and professional use of the Internet.

Students will be assessed through exams and work that reflects their ability to design and publish web pages, produce professional business documents and use the Internet for business applications.

 

 

 

This department maintains industry ties through an Advisory Committee.