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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Computer Applications

Career/Technical
AS Degree in Computer Applications
Certificate of Achievement in Computer Applications
Certificate in Basic Computer Competency
Certificate in Computer Applications

Computer Applications Program
www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/bcis/
Dorene Thompson, Advisor (530) 895-2971
Department Office: BE 116 (530) 895-2371
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378

About the Program
According to the Department of Labor, the role of today's office professional has greatly evolved as organizations have restructured to meet the demands of a changing economy and ever-expanding technologies.

The BCIS department is committed to offering career and technical education programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in today's workplace. Students seeking a certificate or AS Degree in Computer Applications will take a variety of core courses that will prepare them for the demands of the 21st Century workplace. These courses include computer software, business English, business communication, office technologies, and records management.

Those entering into the Computer Applications field are typically considered experts in several software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint among others and are able to design, create, edit, and manage simple-to-complex documents, spreadsheets, databases, and slide shows. They are expected to understand the functionality and features of current software applications, and to stay current with emerging business software applications. Additionally, many individuals in the computer applications field often perform additional office-related tasks such as supporting employees and managing projects. Additionally, they are often expected to provide software education for others in the workplace.

In addition to the Computer Applications major, the Business Computer Information Systems (BCIS) Department offers three other majors: Office Administration, Legal Office Administration and Medical Office Administration.

Students are encouraged to examine each of the majors and speak with both an academic counselor and a designated department advisor to determine which one fits his or her needs.

Career Opportunities
Computer Specialist, Office Assistant, Information Clerk, Front Office Coordinator, Office Adminstrator, Administrative Assistant, and Data Entry Clerk.


Gainful Employment Information
Certificate of Achievement in Computer Applications:
www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0131800CA.html




To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.


AS Degree in Computer Applications 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge of basic computer operations, use input technology, and apply knowledge of file management and the operating system
  • Plan, create and maintain workplace productivity documents using a variety of standard business software.
  • Analyze and interpret business data and apply sound decision making skills using data
  • Apply effective listening verbal, written, interpersonal, and technological communication skills that prepare them for the workplace.
  • Describe the current business environment of the professional workplace.
Required courses for the major: 39 Units

BCIS 99 Work Experience-BCIS Has prerequisite(s)2
Electives - Select 6 units from the following:6


Certificate of Achievement in Computer Applications 25 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge of basic computer operations, use input technology, and apply knowledge of file management and the operating system.
  • Plan, create and maintain workplace productivity documents using a variety of standard business software.
  • Analyze and interpret business data and apply sound decision making skills using data.
  • Apply effective listening verbal, written, interpersonal, and technological communication skills that prepare them for the workplace.
  • Describe the current business environment of the professional workplace.
Required courses for the certificate:


Certificate in Basic Computer Competency 5 - 6 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge of basic computer operations, use input technology, and apply knowledge of file management and the operating system.
  • Identify and describe current technologies used in today's businesses and apply these technologies to solve business problems, improve organizational productivity, and achieve the goals of business.
  • Demonstrate a minimum keyboarding skill of 25 words per minute.
Required courses for the certificate:


Certificate in Computer Applications 14 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge of basic computer operations, use input technology, and apply knowledge of file management and the operating system.
  • Plan, create and maintain workplace productivity documents using a variety of standard business software.
  • Apply effective listening verbal, written, interpersonal, and technological communication skills that prepare them for the workplace.
  • Describe the current business environment of the professional workplace.
Required courses for the certificate:

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