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Computer Information Technology/Office Technologies

This curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment as computer specialists in business-relted programming or microcomputer applications.

Computer Information Technology/Office Technologies students will be supported by a Student Success Team in the Accounting, Business, Economics, and Computer Technology Area of Interest. Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements. Please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Map is for reference only for the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
ACCT 100 - Introduction to AccountingM3.0
ACCT 100 - Introduction to Accounting (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement; MGMT 052Transfers to:CSU

This course provides basic knowledge of accounting terms, concepts, and procedures for a sole proprietorship form of business. Topics include the analysis and recording of business transactions for service and merchandising firms, and the preparation of simple financial statements. Accounting for cash, sales, purchases, payroll, and the end-of-the-year procedures are presented. This course is designed for occupationally-oriented students or those preparing for Financial Accounting and Computerized Accounting.

CIT 119 - Microsoft AccessM3.0
CIT 119 - Microsoft Access (3.0 units)

Advisory:CIT 101; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:CSU

This is a thorough microcomputer database applications course, which will provide instruction in the use of the latest version of database software for business applications. Students will learn to create and modify tables, build table relationships, add and edit records, create forms for data entry, produce simple queries and reports, advanced query functions, custom forms design for data entry, custom report writing, and sharing and integrating data with Web pages. This course is intended for students desiring to complete the requirements for the Computer Information Technology Degree or professionals wanting a thorough introduction to Microsoft® Access®.

CIT 101 - Introduction to Computer Information TechnologyM3.0
CIT 101 - Introduction to Computer Information Technology (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; CIT 100A
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an examination of information systems and their role in business. It will focus on information systems, database management systems, networking, e-commerce, ethics and security, computer systems hardware and software components. It will apply these concepts and methods through hands-on projects developing computer-based solutions to business problems.

Total Semester Units:9.0 
2nd Semester
CIT 103 - Microsoft WordM3.0
CIT 103 - Microsoft Word (3.0 units)

Advisory: CIT 101; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This is a thorough introduction to the word processing application Microsoft® Word®. This course will provide instruction in the use of the latest version of word processing software for business applications. Students will learn the basic editing and formatting functions of the program. Document maintenance, formatting enhancements, and the creation and formatting of tables will also be presented. Additional topics include macros and styles, specialized tables, protected forms and shared documents. This course is intended for students desiring to complete the requirements for the Computer Information Technology Microcomputer Specialists Degree or professionals wanting to master Microsoft Word.

CIT 117 - Microsoft ExcelM3.0
CIT 117 - Microsoft Excel (3.0 units)

Advisory: CIT 101; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:CSU

This is a comprehensive spreadsheet application course which will provide instruction in the use of the latest version of spreadsheet software for business applications. Students will learn to create and format a workbook, work with formulas and functions, create charts, tables and PivotTables. Students will also learn advanced functions, and develop Excel applications. This course is intended for students desiring to complete the requirements for the Computer Information Technology/Office Technologies Degree or Certificate of Achievement, or professionals wanting comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft® Excel®.

CIT 060 - Windows Operating SystemM3.0
CIT 060 - Windows Operating System (3.0 units)

Advisory: CIT 051

This course is a comprehensive course of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its graphical user interface. The student will learn: Graphical User Interface/Mouse, My Computer, File Management with Explorer, WordPad, Paint, and data sharing using the Clipboard. The Find program, object linking and embedding, printers and fonts will also be included. Networking capabilities of Windows will be used and disk maintenance tasks will be performed.

MGMT 108 - Business WritingM3.0
MGMT 108 - Business Writing (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: CSU

The course covers the principles of effective writing in business. Extensive experience is provided using the different forms of business writing-memorandums, letters, reports, and resumes. Cultural differences and their impact on communicating in business will be studied. This course is designed for students pursuing careers in business.

Total Semester Units:12.0 
Total Units for Computer Information Technology/Office Technologies COA program 21.0 
Notes:
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course
   

Program Learning Outcomes

1

Students will demonstrate computer literacy skills including the use of input/output devices and basic Windows operating system (OS) navigation.


2

Students will demonstrate proficiency in using industry- leading suites of office applications.


3

Students will apply critical-thinking and problem-solving skills in an office environment.


Gainful Employment Disclosures

  • This program is designed to be completed in ______
  • This program will cost $______ if completed within normal time (including books, materials, and additional fees). There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but are subject to change.
  • Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0* of debt. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
  • License Requirements. This program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in California.

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

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