Computer Applications Technology

Professional/Technical Degree

Professional/Technical Certificate

Professional/Technical Short Term Certificate

Courses

CAT 100: Introduction to Microcomputer Applications

Credits 4

Introduction to mouse techniques, Windows operating system, file management, word processing, electronic spreadsheets, and databases. Hands-on class using business-oriented exercises and projects. Credit for both CAT 100 and any of the CAT 116, CAT 117, CAT 118, or CAT 119 series will not be used for graduation requirements or financial aid. Keyboarding and file management skills are recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

CAT 111: Introduction to Microsoft Windows

Credits 5

Manipulate windows: multitask: customize: manage disks, drives, files, folders: help and support: multimedia: graphics: conferencing: instant messaging: blogging: scanning: sharing: and maintenance. Keyboarding skills are recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections. 

CAT 114: Introduction to Microsoft Powerpoint

Credits 2

Basics of Microsoft PowerPoint, including creating and delivering a presentation, design templates, text layout styles, master slides, using clip art, drawing objects, animation to enhance presentations, working with delivery options, toolbar options, and editing tools. Keyboarding and file management skills are recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections. 

CAT 116: Windows Computing Overview

Credits 1

Introduces the basic elements and functions of computer hardware and operating systems, including information on managing files, updating your PC, online personal safety and security, and an introduction to common office application features. This class may include students from multiple sections.

CAT 117: Word Basics

Credits 1

A short introduction to Microsoft Word (word processing) basics. Keyboarding skills are recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

CAT 118: Excel Basics

Credits 1

A short introduction to Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet) basics. Keyboarding skills are recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

CAT 119: Access Basics

Credits 1

A short introduction to Microsoft Access (database) basics. Keyboarding skills are recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections.

CAT 130: Introduction to Microsoft Word

Credits 5

Introduction to word processing covering basic concepts and terminology. Hands-on application including working with text, working with paragraphs, working with documents, managing files, and formatting. Keyboarding and file management skills are recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections. 

CAT 140: Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Credits 5

Introduction to spreadsheets. Create, format, edit, and print worksheets; formula and function capabilities; analyze, link, and summarize data; create charts and tables; images and diagrams; work with multiple worksheets; use templates and galleries. Keyboarding and file management skills are recommended. This class may include students from multiple sections. 

CAT 212: Help Desk and Support Specialist

Credits 5

This course introduces the student to a broad range of topics about what an entry-level user support specialist is expected to know, including knowledge, skills and abilities they need to find employment in the support industry. It is recommended that students have familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and good keyboarding skills. This class may include students from multiple sections. 

CAT 242: Intermediate Microsoft Excel

Credits 5

This course will cover advanced Microsoft Excel concepts and practices that will be beneficial in math, science and business settings. This class may include students from multiple sections. 

CAT 270: CAT Internship

Credits 1 5

Internship in a workplace setting of the student's choice, based on needs and interests. This class may include students from multiple sections.