Mission College Computer Applications

Dept. Chair: Curtis Pembrook
Email: curtis.pembrook@missioncollege.edu
Tel: 408-855-5275
Counseling: 408-855-5030

Division: Business and Technology
Division Chair: Pat Hudak

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The Computer Applications program at Mission is designed to provide skills necessary for success in the 21st century workplace. This includes a focus on

  • Office Productivity
  • Mobile/web applications and cloud technologies

The Office Productivity area is designed to provide skills necessary for success in an ever evolving workplace setting.

The Mobile/Web applications and Cloud Technologies area provides skills necessary to effectively extend workplace collaboration, communication, and knowledge.

  • Students can take classes on a wide range of application packages offered for the whole semester, online, and for short time periods (five to six weeks).
  • 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:
  • Business Information Worker
  • Office Manager
  • Help Desk Support
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Web Developer

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

AS Degree
  • Office Administration
  • Office Information Systems
  • Microsoft Office
  • Office Administration
  • Office Information Systems
Additional Catalog Information

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

FALL 2016
Keyboarding and MS Office (See Fall schedule of classes)
  • CA10A*-- Learning the Keyboard (Various class times) 1.0 units
  • CA10C--Keyboarding Speed & Accuracy (Various class times) 1.0 units
  • CA13--Ten-Key Numeric keypad (Various class times) 1.0 units
  • CA33A*    Word Processing 3.0 units (online)
  • CA45A     Intro to MS Project 1.0 units (online) Free MS Project Software!
  • CA45B     Intermediate MS Project 2.0 units (online) Free MS Project Software!
  • CA46D/CA46E   Introductory/ Intermediate MS PowerPoint 1.0 units each (online) 
  • CA47  MS Visio for Visionaries. (2.0 units online). Free MS Visio Software!
  • CA62B*  Intro to MS Excel  (1.0 units) (Face to Face  & online)
  • CA63B Intermediate MS Excel (2.0 units) (Face to Face  & online)
  • CA81B Introduction to MS Access (1.0 units) Online
Google Apps, Web and JavaScript courses (all online)
  • CA88A  Intro to JavaScript for the Web  1.0 units
  • CA88B  Intermediate JavaScript for the Web  2.0 units
  • CA92B  Google Apps 2.0 units 
  • CA97A Creating Web Pages Course 1,  (1.0 units each) 

*These courses can be used to fulfill the requirements of the Business Information Worker I Pathway. Download the BIW flyer here.

Note: All CA students are welcome to use the Keyboarding/ Computer lab in GC-202 no matter which CA course they are taking. GC-202. Fall  lab hours are Mon-Wednesday  2:30 to 5:20PM; Wed and Fridays 9:20 AM to 12:10PM 

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Computer Applications: Help Desk Specialist

Computer Applications: Level II

Microsoft Office

Office Administration

Office Information Systems



This department maintains industry ties through an Advisory Committee.