Computer Information Systems managers oversee a variety of administrative, clerical, and accounting functions
necessary to efficiently run and maintain computerized business systems. Office workers use a variety of software to produce correspondence, maintain databases, manage projects as well as organize meetings, manage financial records, and create presentations. Students focusing on Web applications attain the skills to professionally design, develop, and manage websites.
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Computer Business Applications (27 Units)
The Computer Business Applications certificate is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for a variety of positions in today's automated office. Using the Microsoft Office Suite students learn to create, edit, format and publish documents, spreadsheets, presentations and databases. Students also develop skills necessary to handle basic accounting and bookkeeping procedures for small businesses.
Website Software Specialist (37 Units)
Website Creator (15 Units)
This certificate provides students with the basic skills needed to create websites. Students will use Web authoring programs for Web page creation and site management. They will extend their skills in the development of websites through the use of XHTML, cascading style sheets, and client and server side scripting. Focus will be on the creation of effective user interfaces and website design principles using various state-of-the-art technologies used for the Web. Upon completing this certificate, students will be ready to plan, build, promote, and maintain a personal website.
Website Development Management (16 Units)
A certificate in Website Development Management aims to provide Compute Information Systems students with the knowledge needed to develop website projects in a real-world setting. Students learn how to develop websites while applying the skills needed to plan and budget resources in development projects from conceptual design to deployment.
Word Processing (15 Units)
This certificate prepares students for both entry-level and advanced word processing positions in a variety of office settings. It also serves as a foundation for specialization in fields such as legal transcription and desktop publishing. The Word Processing Certificate includes courses in rapid and accurate keyboarding, document editing and formatting, and advanced word processing techniques. Additional courses include proofreading, basic computer concepts, Internet & e-mail skills, and electronic file management.
Desktop Publishing (17 Units)
Using computer software, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Microsoft Word, desktop publishing specialists format and combine text, numerical data, photographs, charts, drawings, and other visual graphic elements to produce publication-ready material. Depending on the nature of the project, desktop publishing specialists may also write and edit text, create graphics to accompany text, convert photographs and drawings into digital graphics, manipulate the converted images, and design page layouts.