link Computer Applications Program

Gain Office and Computer Skills

Gain the office skills needed to succeed as an administrative assistant, office manager, or clerk.

Take a class in keyboarding (typing), Office 365 (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access), MS Project, as well as a variety of Google applications.

Year Up students wear business casual clothes and work together in an office setting.

New Course! Using Project Management Software to Manage a Project (CAP 044)

Project Management still ranks as one of the top 10 important business/tech skills in Silicon Valley and beyond.

  • Fully online (Asynchronous) 
    Instructor: Pat Hudak
  • Starts: 4/3/23, eight weeks, ends 5/26
  • Mode: Fully online (Asynchronous)
  • Instructor: Pat Hudak

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Business Info Professional

  • Gain cutting-edge technical, communication, & office management skills.
  • Prepare for entry-level administrative and office jobs.

BIP Program
Year Up Grad
Year Up Program

  • IT Help Desk, Project Management, and Data Analyst Certificates.
  • Hands-on training.
  • Internships at Fortune 500 companies including Facebook and LinkedIn.

Year Up
Courses to Consider
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Word Processing - Course 1 & 2 (CAP 033A/B)

Practice MS Word, including text-editing, formatting, storage, retrieval, printing, tables, charts, and other basic word processing skills.

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Google Apps (CAP 092B)

Google Drive and Google applications. Learn to use Gmail, Google Calendar, Document, Spreadsheet, Chrome and Presenter to achieve personal and professional productivity goals.

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Learning the Keyboard (CAP 010A)

Proper techniques of keyboarding are emphasized to develop speed and accuracy. Learn the "touch" system of keyboarding on the computer. 

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Microsoft Excel (CAP 062B)

Basic formulas, functions, charts, and formatting. Create 3D charts, use loan amortization functions, enhance worksheets, utilize functions, and modify print options.


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ACC 001A (Financial Accounting)

Study accounting as an information system, examine why it is important and how it is used by investors, creditors, and others to make decisions. See all Accounting offerings.

Career Outlook
Skills Needed
  • Computer and technology knowledge
  • Reliability and discretion.
  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Organizational
  • Problem-solving
  • Ability to "make things happen"
Select Jobs in the Field
  • Office manager
  • Receptionist
  • Sales associate
  • Office assistant
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Assistant Manager
  • Administrative assistant / specialist
  • Legal Secretaries
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Business Courses

As a Computer Application student, you may decide to take a Business class or two to increase your hiring potential. These courses may count toward your degree or certificate requirements. Business Courses.

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Graphic Design Classes

Learn Photoshop or InDesign to help you with everyday office tasks. Take a GDS class today. Graphic Design courses.