COMPUTER APPLICATIONS AND OFFICE ADMINISTRATION
The Certificate in Computer and Information Applications prepares students for positions that combine technical knowledge with business aptitude. Career areas include the design, implementation, use and maintenance/management of office IT systems, as well as other administrative and commercial positions.
BUS 101 Computerized Accounting Practices (1 unit)
CSC 105 Introduction to Unix I (1.5 units)
CSC 130 Web Page Design & Development (3 units)
CSC 164 Electronic Spreadsheets (3 units)
CSC 166 Desktop Database Software (3 units)
CSC 201 Intro to Windows Applications (3 units)
CSC 220 Introduction to Computer Science (4 units)
Plus 6 additional units selected from the following:
BUS 108 Accounting with Quickbooks (3 units)
BUS 120 Computerized Tax Accounting (3 units)
BUS 200 Financial Accounting (4 units)
CSC 106 UNIX Operating System II (1.5 units)
CSC 134 Web Application Development (3 units)
CSC 168 Database Systems (3 units)
CSC 170 Mobile Application Development (3 units)
CSC 203 Programming in Visual Basic for Windows (3 units)
CSC 210 Assembly Language Programming (3 units)
CSC 221 Programming and Algorithms I (4 units)
CSC 222 Programming and Algorithms II (4 units)
Total units required for Certificate: 24.5
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete a Computer Applications and Office Administration Certificate of Achievement will be able to:
- Explain how operating systems control nearly everything that happens inside a computer.
- Explain several data representation techniques for images, video, audio and text.
- Use a word-processing application to create, format, edit and save a multi-page document that includes features such as tables, ClipArt, borders, shading, headers and footers, as measured by exam questions, exercises and/or projects.
- Use a presentation application to create, format, edit and save a presentation that includes features such as multiple slide layouts, consistent slide design, ClipArt, slide master, headers, footers, transitions and animations, as measured by exam questions, exercises and/or projects.
- Construct a database to store and retrieve data.
- Construct a variety of complex queries using sorting and selection.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts and terminology associated with electronic spreadsheets.
- Construct and modify a variety of spreadsheets from simple to complex: including entering and modifying data and formulas, utilizing built-in functions, commands and OLE for pasting and linking spreadsheets to other documents and/or macros.
- Construct web content using basic and advanced HTML per current W3C standards.
- Make appropriate use of W3C standards-based technology to implement a separation of content from presentation.
- Construct and utilize UNIX commands to perform a wide variety of tasks.
Gainful Employment Information
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CIP Code: 11.0601
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CIP Program Description: Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Program Name: Computer Applications and Office Administration
Program Level: Certificate of Achievement
Program Length: 3 semesters
The following table lists the ONET Code and ONET Title (SOC) for occupations related to this program
|ONET Code||ONET Title (SOC)
||Data Entry Operators
Estimated Cost of Program: $1,127.00 
Estimated Cost for Textbooks and Supplies: $1,015.11 
Mendocino College does not offer on-campus housing.
Number of students who completed this program between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012: 1
Because of the low number of students completing this program, Mendocino College does not report:
- The percentage of completers with student debt;
- The median cumulative debt for completers in this program;
- The amount of Federal student loan debt;
- The amount of Private loan debt;
- The amount of Institutional financing plan debt;
- The number of students who completed the program within the normal program time;
This information is not reported in compliance with FERPA regulations.
Program length is expressed in semesters. There are two 17-week semesters each year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. Length of time is calculated as the number of semesters it would take a student to complete the program unit requirements if they enrolled at the minimum full-time level of 12 units per semester. Students may be able to accelerate their progress by enrolling in more units per semester or enrolling in Summer session, if courses are available. Time to complete the program may be longer than the normal program length if a student requires remedial course work.
 Program cost is estimated based upon current unit cost (Fall 2012) of $46.00 per unit plus any additional Course Material Fees for required courses. Additional required fees are also included.
Textbook cost estimate is based upon retail cost of new textbooks purchased through the Mendocino College Bookstore. A student's actual cost may vary based upon the availability of used textbooks, rental textbooks or electronic text books.
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Created: June 14, 2011 @ 08:05 AM
Last Modified: June 27, 2012 @ 11:25 AM