Course Descriptions - Spring

Please Note: Courses descriptions for Spring 2020; for earlier terms, please contact enrollment services for the appropriate class schedule.

This a list of all courses the College can offer; the College does not offer all courses every semester. For the current semester's courses, go to the class schedule. The class schedule provides more complete information, including course description, instructor, course fee, and textbook required.

AC, Heat & Refrigeration Tech
Automotive Tech
Basic Nurse Assistant Training
CAD Computer-Aided Design
Cannabis Disp & Patient Care
College Studies
Computer Apps for Business
Computer Information Systems
Computer Networking & Systems
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Elder Care Support
Electronic/Computer Technology
Facilities Mgt & Engineering
Financial Services
Fire Science
Geographic Information Systems
Global Business Studies
Graphic Design
Health Information Technology
Horticultural Therapy
Human Services
Independent Study
Law Enforcement
Manufacturing Technology
Mechanical Design
Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Office Assistant
Paralegal Studies
Physical Education
Physical Therapist Assistant
Political Science
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Computer Apps for Business

CAB102 - Basic Keyboarding
This course allows the beginning student to master proper keyboarding techniques and develop minimum 18 words per minute speed and accuracy.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 1)
Fee: $5

CAB104 - Skill Building and Formatting
Course provides an interactive and engaging approach for skill building, business document formatting, and improving your speed and accuracy while building a marketable skill set. This course will also focus on the following: document design skills, word processing skills, and communication skills. Prerequisite: Recommend: CAB 125 and keyboarding of 20 wpm.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 2)

CAB106 - Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy Development
This is a course designed to increase your keyboarding speed as well as improve your keyboarding accuracy by diagnosing your weaknesses and prescribing individualized corrective practice. Prerequisite: Keyboarding of a minimum of 20 wpm (without looking at the keyboard).
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 1)
Fee: $5

CAB110 - Windows Fundamentals
Course presents basic Windows skills necessary to be successful in learning other Windows-based applications. Content includes understanding of Windows environment, hands-on use of both keyboard and mouse to control computer applications, perform file operations efficiently, transfer data between applications, run multiple applications simultaneously, virus check a disk and do simple troubleshooting.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 1)
Fee: $5

CAB125 - Word Processing Using Word
This course offers instruction in the use of Microsoft Word for creating, editing, and formatting a variety of personal and/or business documents. Through instruction and hands-on-application students create professional looking documents. Recommended: CAB110 or general knowledge of Windows; and the ability to key 20 wpm or consent of the instructor.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 1)
Fee: $5

CAB130 - Presentation Software Using PowerPoint
Course introduces Microsoft PowerPoint program. Content includes in planning, composing and creating complete desktop presentations are creation of slides consisting of words, diagrams, pictures, charts, graphs and other images produced on computer, note pages and audience handout pages. Specialized drawing tools and built-in word processor used to create professional presentations. Recommended: Hands-on experience using Windows software.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 2)
Fee: $20

CAB132 - Adobe Acrobat PDF
Course introduces the Adobe Acrobat program to design and navigate Portable Document Format (PDF) documents. Content includes designing, editing and enhancing PDF documents, adding security, and working with forms. Prerequisite: Recommended: Hands-on computer experience and the use of the computers operating system.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 1)
Fee: $30

CAB135 - Electronic Spreadsheeting Using Excel
This course offers instruction in the use of Microsoft Excel for planning, designing, and developing Workbooks. It prepares students to use Excel for the development of spreadsheets using simple and complex formulas and functions, charts, and tables. Additionally, students will learn to create and use PivotTables, Pivot-Charts, manage multiple worksheets and workbooks, and utilize what-if analysis. Recommended: MAT 060 and hands on experience using Windows software.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 1)
Fee: $10

CAB140 - Database Application Using Access
Comprehensive course covers the tools used in Microsoft Access to create and maintain relational databases. Content includes database design, creating and modifying tables, queries, forms, and reports. Macros, Visual Basic for Applications, and interface design and development will be introduced. Recommended: Hands-on experience using one of the Microsoft Office software applications (e.g. MS-Word, MS-Excel) and Windows software
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 1)
Fee: $10

CAB150 - Visio Fundamentals
Comprehensive course covering the features and applications of Microsoft Visio. This software creates graphical diagrams to communicate information that supplements text and numbers within business and technical documents. Prerequisite: Computer experience using software that runs in Microsoft Windows.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 1)
Fee: $10

CAB160 - Desktop Publishing Concepts and Procedures
Course introduces the components of desktop publishing as used in the modern office, including hardware, software, graphics, typography and design. Content includes the relationship between concepts and applications. Students will be exposed to Creative Software applications.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 1)
Fee: $15

CAB165 - Adobe InDesign
Course introduces desktop publishing program to create and format documents, using desktop publishing technology. Content includes hands-on production of quality documents such as newsletters, brochures, and flyers suitable for publication. Recommended: Keyboarding skill 20 wpm, knowledge of, and ability to fully use word processing software. Prerequisite: Previous or concurrent enrollment in CAB 160 or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $45

CAB172 - Adobe Photoshop
Course introduces Adobe Photoshop, image editing program. Content includes producing high-quality digital images and manipulating scanned images, as well as outputting color separations and halftones. Practical exercises with tools to demonstrate capabilities of the Photoshop program. Recommended: Hands-on experience using Windows software. Prerequisite: Previous or concurrent enrollment in CAB 160 or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $45

CAB175 - Adobe Illustrator
Course introduces Adobe Illustrator, industry standard tool for graphic designers and technical illustrators. Content includes various features of object-based drawing application; practical exercises in basics of object manipulation including reflecting, shearing and blending; additional content includes subtleties of layering and Bezier’ curves toward creating professional, computer-based illustrations. Recommended: Hands-on experience using Windows software. Prerequisite: Previous or concurrent enrollment in CAB 160 or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $45

CAB180 - Administrative Office Management and Professional Development
Course provides a dynamic and integrated approach to the ever-changing demands and responsibilities of the office professional in today’s global job market. It is designed for the student who would like to develop the essential soft skills and hard skills needed in office administration for a wide range of industries and companies. Emphasis is placed on integrating skills using appropriate software applications and developing critical-thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and decision-making skills in real-life applications. Recommended: Basic computer coursework or comparable work experience.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

CAB182 - Introduction to Business Telecommunications.
Course is an overview of data communication and networks. It covers the development of essential soft skills and hard skills needed to work effectively with network administrators, network installers, and network designers. Emphasis is placed on the basic features, operations, and limitations of different types of computer networks. Recommended: Hands-on computer experience using software that runs in Windows.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 4; lab: 1)

CAB184 - Communication Strategies
Course develops strategies for effective communication in business. Content includes skills to plan, organize and develop business correspondence, reports, presentations and visual enhancements; edit and critique business documents; establish oral communication techniques for business situations; conduct meetings; develop dictation skills; create graphics through electronic media; and refine listening techniques. Prerequisite: EGL 101 or entry-level competency for EGL 101 on placement test.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

CAB225 - Advanced Word Processing and Publishing
Course reinforces word processing and desktop publishing concepts through instruction and exercises in which students create business-quality documents. Exercises are designed to build proficiency in the desktop publishing features in Word and to develop skills in critical thinking, decision making, and creativity. Based on real-life situations, students plan, design, and evaluate business and personal documents for publication. This course is designed for majors in Computer Applications for Business (CAB) and for those who wish to expand their word processing and desktop publishing skills. Prerequisite: CAB125 or consent of instructor.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 1)
Fee: $10

CAB235 - Advanced Spreadsheeting Using Excel
This course is a continuation of Electronic Spreadsheeting Using Excel (CAB135). Students will learn advanced Excel techniques such as developing customized Excel applications including automating tasks with macros, using advanced functions, using advanced filtering techniques, using what-if analysis tools, and connecting to external data. Prerequisite: CAB 135 or consent of instructor.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 1)
Fee: $10

CAB251 - Computer Applications for Business Internship
Course consists of direct work experience in a computer applications-related environment at an approved business or industrial firm applying knowledge and skills learned to their daily assigned responsibilities. The student will meet with a Computer Applications for Business instructor who will evaluate their on-the-job technical skills. Arrangements for the work experience will be made in conjunction with the CAB coordinator. In addition, the student will discuss work-related situations with the instructor. Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 15 credits in CIS, CAB, WWW, or CNS with a grade of C or better in each course and consent of instructor, department coordinator, or program chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 10)

CAB281 - Advanced Techniques Using Creative Software
This is a capstone class in which the student uses current illustration and design software packages to create various professional modes of output. Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator are used along with Adobe InDesign. Prerequisite: CAB 160, CAB 165, CAB 172, and CAB 175, each with minimum grade of C.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 2)
Fee: $45

CAB290 - Topics in Computer Applications for Business
Course designed to meet the needs for specialized instruction in current office automation topics. Topics will be identified for each section of course. May be repeated up to three times on different topics for a maximum of nine semester credit hours. Prerequisite may vary by topic.
1-4 Credit Hours (lecture: 0-4; lab: 0-4)

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