Computer Applications and Office Systems

2013-14 Edition

Cascade Campus
Margaret Carter Technology Education Building (TEB) 202
971-722-5316

Southeast Center
Mt. Tabor Hall (MTH), Room 128
971-722-6281

Rock Creek Campus
Building 7, Room 202
971-722-7770

Sylvania Campus
Technology Classroom Building (TCB), Room 312
971-722-4393 or 971-722-4287

www.pcc.edu/cas

Career and Program Description

Portland Community College offers associate degrees and certificates of study within the Computer Applications and Office Systems Department. Associate degree programs may be completed in approximately two years and the certificate programs may be completed in approximately one year, assuming the student is enrolled on a full-time basis.

Students completing the Administrative Assistant Certificate will have also completed the first year’s work towards the Administrative Assistant Degree.

All programs of study in CAS/OS require placement in WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 and keyboarding by touch or CAS 121. Additional skill requirements are specified in course descriptions. Students with questions about entry-level readiness should arrange to meet with a department advisor. Placement examinations to assist students in selecting appropriate writing and mathematics courses are required prior to registration. Students must meet PCC’s writing and math competencies prior to graduation. See academic requirements in this catalog.

Due to the rapid changes in employment opportunities, technological advances, and certifying agency regulations, these programs are subject to change.

State-approved Certificates of Completion are designed to be completed in as short as one term but less than one year. These certificates help students attain skills for targeted entry-level jobs in specific areas of computer applications, office systems, and web development. The credits earned will provide a convenient pathway for students who wish to continue to pursue the one-year certificates and two-year AAS degrees in the program.

Administrative Assistant: An administrative assistant possesses advanced knowledge of popular software applications, excellent communication, and interpersonal skills. An administrative assistant is prepared to make decisions, set priorities, and establish work flow. Students who successfully complete the AAS, Administrative Assistant Degree will develop skills and knowledge appropriate to an entry-level office position as an administrative assistant. The program emphasis is on using business software, communications, Internet, and emerging technologies. All CAS/OS courses applied to this degree must be passed with a “C” or better.

Administrative Office Professional: Coordinates various office support services and frequently supervises office support staff. Establishes short range and long range plans for the office. This degree requires excellent communication and organizational skills. Students who successfully complete the AAS, Administrative Office Professional degree will develop skills and knowledge appropriate to an entry-level office position as an administrative assistant leading to managerial responsibilities. All CAS/OS courses applied to this degree must be passed with a “C” or better. This is a statewide program that provides connected instruction and pathway for completion between participating Oregon community colleges. Students may start at any participating college but transfer and complete credits at any appropriate college.

Website Development and Design: Represents a rapidly growing career and technology segment of industry that encompasses website development and design. This program prepares students to create and support websites using current industry standards and technology. Students will plan, create, manage, and market web-based business operations, products, and services. These skills are transferable to a wide variety of web-related careers. The Computer Applications/Office Systems (CAS/OS), Computer Information Systems (CIS), and Multimedia (MM) Departments have partnered to create an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. This interdisciplinary degree combines back-end programming and development skills with front-end design skills to prepare students for a wide variety of web-related careers. Furthermore, students in this program will learn the designing, implementing, testing, and troubleshooting skills needed for website construction and e-commerce applications, as well as incorporating multimedia techniques into websites with audio and video applications.

In addition to fundamental website development and design skills, students have the opportunity to select their electives from one of the following focus areas:

  • Animation
  • Database
  • Design
  • Programming: Java
  • Programming: JavaScript
  • Programming: Visual Basic
  • Project Management
  • Video for the Web
  • Web Graphics

All students are advised to consult with a program advisor on their selection of electives. All CAS/OS courses applied to this degree must be passed with a “C” or better.

Administrative Assistant Certificate: Intended to meet business career needs for entry-level administrative assistants, secretaries, receptionists, file clerks and data entry personnel. Workers in these positions may perform a wide variety of duties such as working with office technology to produce and file business documents, greeting the public, planning and scheduling, accounting, and creating web pages. All CAS/OS courses applied to this certificate must be passed with a “C” or better.

The Website Development and Design Certificate: Intended to meet business career needs for entry-level positions that assist website developers, HTML programmers, web designers, web producers, and web technologists. Certificate completers will be able to create functional websites and assist in the production of professional dynamic websites. Administrative support personnel and entrepreneurs will gain the necessary skills to develop and manage departmental and personal websites. All CAS/OS courses applied to this certificate must be passed with a “C” or better.

Computer Applications and Office Systems Career Pathways: All CAS/OS courses applied to these certificates must be passed with a “C” or better.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Computer Applications/Office Systems: Administrative Assistant
Administrative Office Professional
Website Development and Design

One-Year Certificate

Administrative Assistant
Website Development and Design

Less than One-Year Certificate

Virtual Assistant

Less than One-Year: Career Pathway Certificate

Basic Computer Literacy
Word Processing
Spreadsheet
Office Assistant
Web Assistant I
Web Assistant II

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Administrative Assistant
Administrative Office Professional
Website Development and Design

Administrative Assistant AAS Degree

Minimum 94 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Administrative Assistant Degree Credit Summary

CAS19
BA10
OS18
MTH4
WR4
Admin Asst Business Electives6
Admin Asst Degree Electives13
CAS/Admin Asst Degree Electives4
General Education16
Total Credits94

Administrative Assistant Degree Courses

BA 111Introduction to Accounting3
BA 205Business Communication Using Technology4
BA 285Human Relations-Organizations3
CAS 123Production Keyboarding3
CAS 133Basic Computer Skills/Microsoft Office (or Admin Asst Degree Electives)4
CAS 140Beginning Access3
CAS 170Beginning Excel3
CAS 216Beginning Word3
CAS 217Intermediate Word3
CAS 246Integrated Computer Projects4
MTH 30Business Mathematics4
OS 13110-key on Calculators1
OS 220Business Editing Skills4
OS 240Filing and Records Management4
OS 245Office Systems and Procedures4
OS 280FCooperative Education: Administrative Assistant4
OS 280GCooperative Education: Administrative Assistant - Seminar1
WR 121English Composition4
Admin Asst Business Electives6
Admin Asst Degree Electives13
General Education16
Total Credits94

Administrative Assistant Business Electives

Any BA course in addition to the required BA courses from the Administrative Assistant certificate. May not include BA 131 if CAS 133 was taken.

Administrative Assistant Degree Electives

May take any CAS/OS course in addition to the required CAS/OS courses from the Administrative Assistant degree or certificate. CIS 178 may be taken as a CAS/OS Elective.

Administrative Office Professional AAS Degree

Minimum 90 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Administrative Office Professional Degree Credit Summary

BA27
CAS26
OS17
WR4
General Education16
Total Credits90

Administrative Office Professional Degree Courses

BA 101Introduction to Business4
BA 111Introduction to Accounting3
BA 205Business Communication Using Technology4
BA 206Management Fundamentals3
BA 224Human Resource Management3
BA 226Business Law I4
BA 228Computer Accounting Applications3
BA 285Human Relations-Organizations3
CAS 111DBeginning Website Creation: Dreamweaver3
or CAS 111E Beginning Website Creation: Expression Web
or CAS 181W CMS Website Creation: WordPress
CAS 122Keyboarding for Speed and Accuracy3
CAS 133Basic Computer Skills/Microsoft Office4
CAS 170Beginning Excel3
CAS 171Intermediate Excel3
CAS 216Beginning Word3
CAS 217Intermediate Word3
CAS 246Integrated Computer Projects4
OS 13110-key on Calculators1
OS 220Business Editing Skills4
OS 240Filing and Records Management4
OS 245Office Systems and Procedures4
OS 280FCooperative Education: Administrative Assistant4
WR 121English Composition4
General Education 16
Total Credits90

Website Development and Design AAS Degree

Minimum 95 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of sixteen credits of General Education. Some courses specified within the program may be used as General Education. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

Website Development and Design Degree Credit Summary

BA7
BA/CIS4
BA/MM/WR3
CAS34
CAS/CIS8
CIS8
MM3
MSD4
WR4
Website Develop and Design Electives 12
Remaining General Education8
Total Credits95

Website Development and Design Degree Courses

BA 101Introduction to Business4
Choose one of the following:3
Business Communication Using Technology
Writing for Multimedia
Technical and Professional Writing 1
BA 207Introduction to E-Commerce4
or CIS 243 E-ssentials of E-Commerce Information Systems
BA 239Advertising3
or BA 223 Principles of Marketing
CAS 101Introduction to Website Development & Design1
CAS 111DBeginning Website Creation: Dreamweaver3
CAS 175Introduction to Flash3
CAS 180Search Engine Optimization-SEO3
Choose one of the following:3
CMS Website Creation: Joomla
CMS Website Creation: Drupal
CMS Website Creation: WordPress
CAS 206Principles of HTML4
CAS 208Beginning Photoshop for the Web3
CAS 213JavaScript and JQuery for Designers4
or CIS 133W JavaScript for Web Developers
CAS 215Cascading Style Sheets - CSS4
CAS 222Intermediate Website Creation3
CAS 225PHP and MySQL for Designers4
or CIS 195P PHP Web Development I
CAS 280WCooperative Education: Web Site Development4
CAS 285Capstone for Website Development/Design3
CIS 121Computer Concepts II *4
CIS 122Software Design *4
MM 110Introduction to Multimedia1
MM 120Multimedia Design2
MSD 279Project Management - Intro4
WR 121English Composition4
Website Development and Design Electives12
Remaining General Education8
Total Credits95

*

Could be used as general Education

Website Development and Design Electives1

ART 115Basic Design - 2D Foundations *3
ART 116Basic Design - Color Foundations *3
ART 140ADigital Photography I3
BA 255Project Management - Business Environments4
CAS 110Introduction to Web Graphics Using Fireworks1
CAS 111EBeginning Website Creation: Expression Web3
CAS 181DCMS Website Creation: Drupal3
CAS 181JCMS Website Creation: Joomla3
CAS 181WCMS Website Creation: WordPress3
CAS 214Beginning ColdFusion/CFML4
CAS 220Project Management - Beginning MS Project3
CAS 275Intermediate Flash3
CIS 125DDatabase Application Development I4
CIS 133BIntroduction to Visual Basic.NET Programming4
CIS 133JJava Programming I4
CIS 133WJavaScript for Web Developers4
CIS 135MMobile Application Programming4
CIS 179Data Communication Concepts I4
CIS 187IWeb Technical Administration4
CIS 195PPHP Web Development I4
CIS 233BIntermediate Visual Basic.NET Programming4
CIS 233JJava Programming II4
CIS 234BAdvanced Visual Basic.NET Programming4
CIS 234JJava Programming III4
CIS 245Project Management - Information Systems4
CIS 275Data Modeling and SQL Introduction4
CIS 276Advanced SQL4
CIS 287IWeb Server Administration4
MM 130Multimedia Graphic Video and Audio Production3
MM 140Multimedia Authoring I3
MM 160Marketing Yourself as a Multimedia Professional2
MM 220Multimedia Design II3
MM 230Graphics for Multimedia4
MM 231Vector Graphics & Animation for the World Wide Web3
MM 235Digital Video Editing and Production3
MM 236Internet Delivery of Digital Video and Audio Files3
MM 240Multimedia Authoring II-Scripting4
MM 241Multimedia Authoring III - Scripting4
MM 245Internet Delivery Methods3

*

Could be used as General Education

1

Electives may be selected from one of the following focus areas: Animation; Database; Design; Programming: Java; Programming: JavaScript; Programming: Visual Basic; Project Management; Video for the Web; or Web Graphics. All students are advised to consult with a program advisor on their selection of electives.


One-Year Certificate

Administrative Assistant
Website Development and Design

Less than One-Year Certificate

Virtual Assistant

Less than One-Year: Career Pathway Certificate

Basic Computer Literacy
Word Processing
Spreadsheet
Office Assistant
Web Assistant I
Web Assistant II

Administrative Assistant One-Year Certificate

Minimum 52 credits. Students must meet certificate requirements.

Administrative Assistant Certificate Credit Summary

CAS13
BA10
OS13
MTH4
WR4
CAS/Admin Asst Certificate Elective4
General Education4
Total Credits52

Administrative Assistant Certificate Courses

BA 111Introduction to Accounting3
BA 205Business Communication Using Technology4
BA 285Human Relations-Organizations3
CAS 123Production Keyboarding3
CAS 133Basic Computer Skills/Microsoft Office (or Administrative Assistant Certificate Elective Course)4
CAS 170Beginning Excel3
CAS 216Beginning Word3
CAS 246Integrated Computer Projects4
MTH 30Business Mathematics4
OS 13110-key on Calculators1
OS 220Business Editing Skills4
OS 240Filing and Records Management4
OS 245Office Systems and Procedures4
WR 121English Composition4
General Education4

Administrative Assistant Certificate Electives List

May take any CAS/OS course in addition to the required CAS/OS courses from the Administrative Assistant certificate. CIS 178 may be taken as a CAS/OS Elective.

Website Development and Design One-Year Certificate

58 minimum credits. Students must meet certificate requirements.

Website Development and Design Certificate Credit Summary

BA3
BA/CIS4
BA/MM/WR3
CAS29
CAS/CIS4
CIS4
MM3
Website Development and Design Certificate Electives8
Total Credits58

Website Development and Design Certificate Courses

Choose one of the following:3
Business Communication Using Technology
Writing for Multimedia
Technical and Professional Writing 1
BA 207Introduction to E-Commerce4
or CIS 243 E-ssentials of E-Commerce Information Systems
BA 223Principles of Marketing3
or BA 239 Advertising
CAS 101Introduction to Website Development & Design1
CAS 111DBeginning Website Creation: Dreamweaver3
CAS 175Introduction to Flash3
CAS 180Search Engine Optimization-SEO3
Choose one of the following:3
CMS Website Creation: Drupal
CMS Website Creation: Joomla
CMS Website Creation: WordPress
CAS 206Principles of HTML4
CAS 208Beginning Photoshop for the Web3
CAS 213JavaScript and JQuery for Designers4
or CIS 133W JavaScript for Web Developers
CAS 215Cascading Style Sheets - CSS4
CAS 222Intermediate Website Creation3
CAS 280WCooperative Education: Web Site Development2
CIS 121Computer Concepts II4
MM 110Introduction to Multimedia1
MM 120Multimedia Design2
Website Development and Design Certificate Electives8
Total Credits58

Website Development and Design Certificate Electives2

ART 115Basic Design - 2D Foundations3
ART 116Basic Design - Color Foundations3
ART 140ADigital Photography I3
BA 255Project Management - Business Environments4
CAS 110Introduction to Web Graphics Using Fireworks1
CAS 111EBeginning Website Creation: Expression Web3
CAS 181DCMS Website Creation: Drupal3
CAS 181JCMS Website Creation: Joomla3
CAS 181WCMS Website Creation: WordPress3
CAS 214Beginning ColdFusion/CFML4
CAS 220Project Management - Beginning MS Project3
CAS 225PHP and MySQL for Designers4
CAS 275Intermediate Flash3
CIS 122Software Design4
CIS 125DDatabase Application Development I4
CIS 133BIntroduction to Visual Basic.NET Programming4
CIS 133JJava Programming I4
CIS 133WJavaScript for Web Developers4
CIS 135MMobile Application Programming4
CIS 179Data Communication Concepts I4
CIS 187IWeb Technical Administration4
CIS 195PPHP Web Development I4
CIS 233BIntermediate Visual Basic.NET Programming4
CIS 233JJava Programming II4
CIS 234BAdvanced Visual Basic.NET Programming4
CIS 234JJava Programming III4
CIS 245Project Management - Information Systems4
CIS 275Data Modeling and SQL Introduction4
CIS 276Advanced SQL4
CIS 287IWeb Server Administration4
MM 130Multimedia Graphic Video and Audio Production3
MM 140Multimedia Authoring I3
MM 160Marketing Yourself as a Multimedia Professional2
MM 220Multimedia Design II3
MM 230Graphics for Multimedia4
MM 231Vector Graphics & Animation for the World Wide Web3
MM 235Digital Video Editing and Production3
MM 236Internet Delivery of Digital Video and Audio Files3
MM 240Multimedia Authoring II-Scripting4
MM 241Multimedia Authoring III - Scripting4
MM 245Internet Delivery Methods3

2

Electives may be selected from one of the following focus areas: Animation; Database; Design; Programming: Java; Programming: Visual Basic; Project Management; Video for the Web; or Web Graphics. All students are advised to consult with a program advisor on their selection of electives.

Virtual Assistant Less Than One Year Certificate

Minimum 27 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements.

Virtual Assistant Certificate Credit Summary

BA7
CAS7
OS13
Total Credits27

Virtual Assistant Certificate Courses

BA 111Introduction to Accounting3
BA 205Business Communication Using Technology4
CAS 111DBeginning Website Creation: Dreamweaver3
CAS 246Integrated Computer Projects4
OS 250Creating a Virtual Office4
OS 251Virtual Office Concepts4
OS 280FCooperative Education: Administrative Assistant4
OS 280GCooperative Education: Administrative Assistant - Seminar1
Total Credits27

Computer Applications and Office Systems Career Pathway Certificates

Basic Computer Literacy: Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 13 credits. The Basic Computer Literacy Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Administrative Assistant AAS Degree.

CAS 122Keyboarding for Speed and Accuracy3
CAS 133Basic Computer Skills/Microsoft Office 34
CAS 170Beginning Excel3
CAS 216Beginning Word3
Total Credits13

 

3

If a student already has knowledge of basic computer skills they may substitute a class from the Administrative Assistant Certificate Elective list.


 

Word Processing: Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 26 credits. The Word Processing Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Administrative Assistant AAS Degree.

CAS 122Keyboarding for Speed and Accuracy3
CAS 123Production Keyboarding3
CAS 170Beginning Excel3
CAS 216Beginning Word3
CAS 217Intermediate Word3
CAS 231Publisher3
OS 220Business Editing Skills4
WR 121English Composition4
Total Credits26

Spreadsheet: Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 27 credits. The Spreadsheet Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Administrative Assistant AAS Degree.

BA 111Introduction to Accounting3
CAS 122Keyboarding for Speed and Accuracy3
CAS 140Beginning Access3
CAS 170Beginning Excel3
CAS 171Intermediate Excel3
CAS 216Beginning Word3
or CAS 217 Intermediate Word
MTH 30Business Mathematics4
OS 13110-key on Calculators1
WR 121English Composition4
Total Credits27

Office Assistant: Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 43 credits. The Office Assistant Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Administrative Assistant and AAS Degree.

BA 205Business Communication Using Technology4
CAS 109Beginning PowerPoint1
CAS 123Production Keyboarding3
CAS 140Beginning Access3
CAS 170Beginning Excel3
or CAS 171 Intermediate Excel
CAS 216Beginning Word3
CAS 217Intermediate Word3
CAS 246Integrated Computer Projects4
OS 220Business Editing Skills4
OS 240Filing and Records Management4
OS 245Office Systems and Procedures4
OS 280FCooperative Education: Administrative Assistant2
OS 280GCooperative Education: Administrative Assistant - Seminar1
WR 121English Composition4
Total Credits43

Web Assistant I: Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 13 credits. The Web Assistant I Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Website Development and Design AAS Degree.

CAS 101Introduction to Website Development & Design1
CAS 110Introduction to Web Graphics Using Fireworks1
or CAS 208 Beginning Photoshop for the Web
CAS 111DBeginning Website Creation: Dreamweaver3
CAS 206Principles of HTML4
CAS 215Cascading Style Sheets - CSS4
Total Credits13

Web Assistant II: Career Pathway Certificate

Minimum 23 credits. The Web Assistant II Certificate is a Career Pathway. All courses are contained in the Website Development and Design AAS Degree.

CAS 101Introduction to Website Development & Design1
CAS 110Introduction to Web Graphics Using Fireworks1
or CAS 208 Beginning Photoshop for the Web
CAS 111DBeginning Website Creation: Dreamweaver3
CAS 180Search Engine Optimization-SEO3
Choose one of the following:3
CMS Website Creation: Drupal
CMS Website Creation: Joomla
CMS Website Creation: WordPress
CAS 206Principles of HTML4
CAS 215Cascading Style Sheets - CSS4
CAS 222Intermediate Website Creation3
CAS 280WCooperative Education: Web Site Development1
Total Credits23

Computer Applications Systems

CAS 101. Introduction to Website Development & Design. 1 Credit.

Explores the different roles, skill sets, jobs, and tools associated with the website development and design industry. Introduces the Website Development & Design program, including course options, software, and equipment requirements. Introduces online portfolio requirements for Website Development & Design program. Recommended: CAS 133 or equivalent file management and word processing experience, placement into RD 115 or WR 115.

CAS 103. Introduction to Windows. 1 Credit.

Introduces the Microsoft Windows operating system on Personal Computers. Includes file management, basic word processing, using the mouse with Windows, other Accessories, and some basic features of the Control Panel and System Tools. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

CAS 104. Basic Internet Skills. 1 Credit.

Introduces web terminology, web browsers, search techniques, and communication tools. Audit available.

CAS 106. Introduction to HTML. 1 Credit.

Introduces basic concepts of creating simple web pages with HTML. Develops knowledge of working with HTML tags using a text editor, and file transfer Protocol (FTP) using an FTP application. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115; CAS 103 or CAS 133 or equivalent file management experience. Note: Students pursuing a web certificate or degree should take CAS 206 or CAS 111D instead. Audit available.

CAS 109. Beginning PowerPoint. 1 Credit.

Introduces the basic features of Microsoft PowerPoint, producing multimedia slideshows for presentations to be delivered on a projection system, personal computer, or automated to run independently on a kiosk. Explores informational, educational, business, and personal presentations. Includes animations, transitions, and designs. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

CAS 110. Introduction to Web Graphics Using Fireworks. 1 Credit.

Introduces the basic features of Adobe Fireworks. Includes basic drawing and photo manipulation tools and creation of graphics for websites. Recommended: CAS 111D or CAS 111E or CAS 206 or equivalent; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

CAS 111D. Beginning Website Creation: Dreamweaver. 3 Credits.

Introduces basic elements of website creation using Adobe Dreamweaver. Includes web terminology, basic HTML, uploading pages to a server (FTP), site management, tables, layout, stylesheets (CSS), rollovers, optimizing graphics, and accessibility. Recommended: CAS 133 or equivalent file management and word processing experience; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

CAS 111E. Beginning Website Creation: Expression Web. 3 Credits.

Introduces basic elements of website creation using Microsoft Expression Web. Includes web terminology, basic X/HTML, uploading pages to a server (FTP), site management, tables, layout, stylesheets (CSS), rollovers, optimizing graphics, and accessibility. Recommended: CAS 133 or equivalent file management and word processing experience; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

CAS 121. Beginning Keyboarding. 3 Credits.

Introduces alphabetic portion of computer keyboard by touch. Uses the numeric portion of the keyboard. Develops and improves basic keyboarding techniques to increase speed and accuracy. Involves production of basic business and academic documents using a word processor. Recommended: Placement into RD 90 and WR 90 or above. Audit available.

CAS 121A. Beginning Keyboarding. 1 Credit.

Introduces the alphabetic portion of computer keyboard by touch. Develops and improves basic keyboarding techniques. Recommended: Placement into RD 90 and WR 90 or above. Audit available.

CAS 122. Keyboarding for Speed and Accuracy. 3 Credits.

Develops confidence, endurance, and control for accurate keyboarding while increasing keyboarding speed. Develops ability to proofread documents accurately and efficiently. Keying by touch is essential. Recommended: Placement into RD 90 and WR 90 or above. Audit available.

CAS 123. Production Keyboarding. 3 Credits.

Develops rapid keyboarding and accurate proofreading of business letters, memos, reports, and tables. Improves and increases speed and accuracy of keyboarding skills. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115 or higher, OS 220, and keying OS45 wpm by touch. Prerequisite: CAS 216 or instructor permission. Audit available.

CAS 133. Basic Computer Skills/Microsoft Office. 4 Credits.

Introduces the basic features of Microsoft Office, Windows basics, and file management. Develops familiarity with Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, email, and Internet basics. Provides an overview of the MyPCC Portal website. Covers components of the Internet and Computing Core (IC3) program content. Recommended: RD 115 and WR 115. Keyboarding by touch recommended. Audit available.

CAS 135. Keeping Your Computer Healthy. 3 Credits.

Practical computer course demonstrating ways of using a Windows computer effectively, and maintaining it to operate smoothly, efficiently and securely. Explores issues such as protection from viruses, spyware and adware; data backup and recovery; organizing your files; connecting to the Internet; setting up a home network; customizing your Windows interface; installing/uninstalling software; speeding up Windows; maintaining and optimizing your PC to run at its best. Ideal for personal use or small business owners. Recommended: RD 115 or WR 115 and CAS 133. Audit available.

CAS 137. Basic Web Design Skills/Adobe. 3 Credits.

Introduces the basic features of Adobe Creative Suite, producing a simple, multi-page website using Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash, Fireworks, Bridge, and Acrobat. Develops familiarity with the web design process. Includes basic web terminology, uploading pages to a server (FTP), and optimizing graphics.Recommended: CAS 133 or equivalent file management and word processing experience; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

CAS 140. Beginning Access. 3 Credits.

Introduces the basics features of Microsoft Access. Covers beginning database management concepts including tables, forms, reports, queries, and basic macros. Stresses a working knowledge of database management vocabulary. Emphasizes efficient use of Access toolbars and menus. Discusses database design issues. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

CAS 150. Introduction to Speech Recognition. 1 Credit.

Use Speech Recognition software to input information into the computer. Students will train the software to his/her voice and learn voice commands to edit, format, and produce documents. Computer literacy required. Recommended: CAS 133 and placement into RD 80. Audit available.

CAS 151. Microsoft Outlook. 1 Credit.

Introduces the basic features of Microsoft Outlook to send and receive e-mail, organize schedules and events, and maintain Contacts lists, to-do lists, and tasks. Emphasizes the Outlook skills necessary in business environments. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

CAS 170. Beginning Excel. 3 Credits.

Introduces the basic features of Microsoft Excel and spreadsheet concepts to design and create accurate professional worksheets for use in business and industry, and academic environments. Includes entering data; creating formulas; professional formatting; creating charts; creating, sorting, and filtering lists; creating and using templates; and working with functions. Focuses on ways to ensure accuracy including proofreading techniques and critical thinking to determine what data to present and how to present it. Recommended: Placement into RD 115, WR 115 and MTH 20. Audit available.

CAS 170A. Beginning Excel. 1 Credit.

Introduces the basic features of Microsoft Excel. Includes moving around the spreadsheet, entering data, formatting, and printing. Stresses a working knowledge of spreadsheet vocabulary. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

CAS 171. Intermediate Excel. 3 Credits.

Introduces advanced features of Excel to design and create accurate, professional worksheets for use in business and industry. Includes financial, logical, statistical, lookup, and database functions; pivot tables; "what-if" analysis with data tables; importing data; complex graphs; macros; and solver features. Focuses on ways to ensure accuracy including proofreading techniques and critical thinking to determine what data to present and how to present it. Prerequisite: CAS 170 or instructor permission. Audit available.

CAS 175. Introduction to Flash. 3 Credits.

Introduces the basic features of Adobe Flash to create and edit animated movies and web graphics. Covers shape and motion tweening, masks, symbols, and basic ActionScripting. Emphasizes using the Flash interface efficiently. Recommended: CAS 133 or equivalent file management and word processing experience; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

CAS 180. Search Engine Optimization-SEO. 3 Credits.

Introduces techniques and skills necessary to elevate your website to the number one position in a search through the use of up-to-date concepts for optimizing the searchability of web pages on the Internet. Introduces the creation of a tailored Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy, including on-page and off-page search engine optimization, META data research and analysis, traffic generation, online tools and SEO software. Covers client side SEO. Prerequisite: CAS 111D or CAS 111E or CAS 206 or instructor permission. Audit available.

CAS 181. Web Site Creation using CMS - Content Management Systems. 3 Credits.

Introduces the creation of sophisticated, dynamic,interactive and fully functional websites using a Content Management System (CMS), such as Joomla or Drupal. Includes installing and modifying templates, creating efficient site navigation using menus, organizing a site using components and modules, enhancing a site with plugins and extensions, and creating user functionality with user logins. Recommended: CAS 111D, CAS 206, and CAS 215; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

CAS 181D. CMS Website Creation: Drupal. 3 Credits.

Introduces the creation of sophisticated, dynamic, interactive and fully functional websites using Drupal, a Content Management System (CMS). Includes setting up a Drupal website in a remote server environment, working with modules, creating efficient site navigation using menus, and organizing a site using modules, blocks, nodes, content types and fields. Also includes enhancing a site with additional content types, modules and themes, and creating user functionality with user logins. Prerequisite: CAS 215 or instructor permission. Recommended: CAS 111D and CAS 206; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

CAS 181J. CMS Website Creation: Joomla. 3 Credits.

Introduces the creation of sophisticated, dynamic, interactive and fully functional websites using Joomla, a Content Management System (CMS). Includes setting up a Joomla website in a remote server environment, working with templates, creating efficient site navigation using menus, organizing a site using components and modules, enhancing a site with plugins and extensions, and creating user functionality with user logins. Recommended: CAS 111D, CAS 206, and CAS 215; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

CAS 181W. CMS Website Creation: WordPress. 3 Credits.

Introduces the creation of sophisticated, dynamic, interactive and fully functional websites using WordPress, a Content Management System (CMS). Includes installing and modifying templates, creating efficient site navigation using menus, organizing a site using components, enhancing a site with plugins, creating a blog, and creating user functionality with user logins. Recommended: CAS 111D, CAS 206, and CAS 215; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

CAS 206. Principles of HTML. 4 Credits.

Introduces HTML using an HTML editor. Includes web terminology, HTML5, uploading pages to a server (FTP), site management, links, lists, tables, forms, working with web graphics, accessibility, and introduction to stylesheets (CSS). Includes creating a multipage website using these technologies. Recommended: CAS 133 or equivalent file management and word processing experience; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

CAS 208. Beginning Photoshop for the Web. 3 Credits.

Introduces image editing features of Adobe Photoshop to create and refine graphics for websites. Introduces image editing techniques and export options for the web. Emphasizes using the Photoshop interface efficiently to produce web images and assets. Recommended: MM 120. Prerequisite: CAS 111D or CAS 111E or CAS 206 or instructor permission. Audit available.

CAS 213. JavaScript and JQuery for Designers. 4 Credits.

Develops skills to find, utilize and modify JavaScript and JQuery resources on the Internet. Explores ways to make a web site come alive with a variety of interactive effects such as displaying and hiding text or images, filling out form fields automatically, creating interactive maps or calendars, and creating beautiful DHTML windows. Prerequisite: CAS 215 or instructor permission. Audit available.

CAS 214. Beginning ColdFusion/CFML. 4 Credits.

Introduces dynamic websites that run on ColdFusion or one of its Open Source competitors. Explores CFML, a simplified tag-based coding language which dramatically reduces development time. Covers server-side techniques such as responding to data submitted from forms, passing information between web pages, retrieving information from a database, managing sessions, and displaying text/images on the screen in response to user requests. Includes creation of dynamic E-Commerce or business websites using CFML. Recommended: CAS 206, CAS 213, CAS 215, and CIS 122 or equivalent; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

CAS 215. Cascading Style Sheets - CSS. 4 Credits.

Introduces complex Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) that format web pages according to industry and accessibility standards, work in multiple browsers, and separate content from presentation. Includes creating interactive websites using CSS and CSS3. Recommended: CAS 206, CAS 111D or equivalent HTML coding skills; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit Available.

CAS 216. Beginning Word. 3 Credits.

Introduces the basics of Microsoft Word to create, edit, and print documents such as letters, memos, and manuscripts; produce multi-page documents; use headers and footers; become familiar with the program's writing tools and basics of enhancing documents; and produce merged copy. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115; keyboarding WR25 words per minute. Audit available.

CAS 216A. Beginning Word. 1 Credit.

Introduces the basics of Microsoft Word to create, edit, and print basic documents such as letters and memos and become familiar with the program's writing tools. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115; keyboarding WR25 words per minute. Audit available.

CAS 217. Intermediate Word. 3 Credits.

Introduces intermediate and advanced features of Microsoft Word to enhance documents through special formatting features such as graphic lines and images, Word Art, and clipart; work with headers and footers in multi-page documents; create and format tables; use advanced merge; create documents with newspaper columns; and create and use fill-in forms. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Prerequisite: CAS 216 or instructor permission. Audit available.

CAS 220. Project Management - Beginning MS Project. 3 Credits.

Introduces MS Project, including building entry tables, generating reports, resolving resource and time conflicts, importing data, and tracking budgets. Includes the design and creation of accurate Gantt charts for use in project management. Recommend: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115; experience with project management or MSD 279; working knowledge of Windows and file management. This course is part of the Project Management series of classes that includes MSD 279, BA 255, and CIS 245. Audit available.

CAS 222. Intermediate Website Creation. 3 Credits.

Introduces intermediate and advanced practices for creating professional, interactive websites. Focuses on website features designed for user interactivity, including functional forms, style sheets for mobile devices, pull-down menus, audio and video elements, e-commerce, and JavaScript functions. Includes the use of a website creation tool, such as Adobe Dreamweaver. Includes code-lifting of existing JavaScript functions and binding XML files to web pages. Introduces the use of JavaScript and server-side scripts for non-programmers. Includes techniques for optimizing website performance. Prerequisites: CAS 111D or CAS 206. Recommended: CAS 215. Audit Available.

CAS 225. PHP and MySQL for Designers. 4 Credits.

Develops skills for finding, utilizing and modifying PHP and MySQL resources on the Internet. Explores ways to personalize web sites for visitors with a variety of dynamic server-based techniques such as processing forms, displaying text or images from a database, implementing a shopping cart or a discussion board, tracking visitors, and password-protecting a web site. Includes how to install PHP and MySQL. Prerequisite: CAS 213 or instructor permission. Audit available.

CAS 231. Publisher. 3 Credits.

Introduces Microsoft Publisher to design and create effective publications that combine text graphics, illustrations, and/or photographs such as announcements, fliers, advertisements, and reports. Covers the processes to create, import, and manipulate text, graphics, and/or templates through program tools and features. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115; prior knowledge and use of Windows technology. Audit available.

CAS 232. Desktop Publishing: InDesign. 3 Credits.

Introduces Adobe InDesign, a desktop publishing software, to design and create effective publications such as announcements, fliers, advertisements, and reports. Covers the processes to create, import, and manipulate text and/or graphics through use of software features. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115 and prior knowledge and use of Windows technology and CAS 216. Audit available.

CAS 246. Integrated Computer Projects. 4 Credits.

Builds upon previous computer and business knowledge to create individual and group projects using software found in today's workplace. Uses integrated software (i.e. MS Office) and current technology to further develop professional software skills. Prerequisite: CAS 216 and CAS 170 or instructor permission. Recommended: CAS 109, CAS 140, CAS 171, and CAS 217. Audit available.

CAS 275. Intermediate Flash. 3 Credits.

Continues to explore Flash concepts to create a Flashbased website and work on complex animations and effects. Includes working with frame labels, nested movie clip symbols, some ActionScript to support website creation and the incorporation of video and audio. Recommended: CAS 111D or CAS 111E or CAS 206 or equivalent. Prerequisite: CAS 175 or instructor permission. Audit available.

CAS 280W. Cooperative Education: Web Site Development. 1-4 Credit.

Provides field experience for students related to web site development. Recommended: Satisfactory progress through two terms of web site classes or equivalent experience. Audit available.

CAS 285. Capstone for Website Development/Design. 3 Credits.

Encompasses producing a dynamic web project using industry standard software and technical tools. Includes planning, production, project review, and peer critiques. Includes completion of an online portfolio showcasing coursework artifacts from all completed courses. Includes development of a self-marketing statement emphasizing student web focus area. Prerequisite: Department Approval Required.

Office Systems

OS 131. 10-key on Calculators. 1 Credit.

Develops 10-key skills by touch. Recommended: Placement into RD 115, WR 115, and MTH 20. Audit available.

OS 220. Business Editing Skills. 4 Credits.

Develops skills necessary for editing, transcribing, and writing memos, letters and email. Emphasis: punctuation, capitalization, spelling, grammar, and word use. Recommended: Placement into WR 121, keyboard by touch. Audit available.

OS 240. Filing and Records Management. 4 Credits.

Develops skills for indexing, coding, and cross-referencing documents to be filed. Includes requisitions and charge-outs, records transfer, various filing systems, and an overall view of the role of records management in business including electronic and image records. Recommended: RD 115; WR 115; and CAS 133 or CAS 140. Audit available.

OS 245. Office Systems and Procedures. 4 Credits.

Develops the skills of an administrative professional for current business practices. Uses computer technology for tasks such as scheduling, email, and faxing. Develops communication, organization and prioritizing skills, telephone techniques, problem solving, and analytical abilities. Analyzes current trends in workplace ethics and the multi-cultural workplace. Develops workplace readiness and applys job search skills for current job market. Prerequisites: CAS 216 and OS 220. Audit available.

OS 250. Creating a Virtual Office. 4 Credits.

Covers all aspects of creating an office for a virtual assistant. Includes developing an individual business plan, analyzing office needs for furniture and equipment, creating a marketing plan incorporating a social media marketing strategy, establishing a fee rate range, identifying software requirements, planning a company website, and creating a file management system. Recommended: CAS 246. Audit available.

OS 251. Virtual Office Concepts. 4 Credits.

Introduces the concepts and skills needed to become a successful virtual assistant. Covers time management, business relationships, telephone techniques, telecommuting, ethics, conflicts, stress management, separating home and office life, networking with other virtual assistants, virtual assistant associations, conducting virtual meetings, legal requirements, insurance issues, negotiating contracts, and creating business webpage and electronic portfolio. Prerequisite: OS 250 or instructor permission. Recommended: CAS 111D. Audit available.

OS 280F. Cooperative Education: Administrative Assistant. 1-5 Credit.

Provides field experience for the administrative assistant student. Recommended: RD 115, WR 115 and satisfactory progress through at least WR15 credit hours of CAS/OS courses, or instructor permission required. Audit available.

OS 280G. Cooperative Education: Administrative Assistant - Seminar. 1 Credit.

Supplements the work experience portion of cooperative education and the student's on-campus program through feedback sessions and instruction in job-related area. Prerequisite/concurrent: OS 280F. Recommend: RD 115, WR 115 and satisfactory progress through at least WR15 credit hours of CAS/OS courses, or instructor permission required. Audit available.