Computer Business Technology (CBTE)



Formerly Office Information Systems (OFCE)

Note: CBTE course numbers differ from the OFCE course numbers. For an accurate cross reference, contact the School of Business and Information Technology at 619-388-3488.

51 Basic Computer Skills - 0.75 hours lecture, .75 hours lab, 1 unit Grade Only

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course provides students with hands-on practice in basic computer skills. Emphasis is placed on computer terminology, the Windows environment, e-mail and internet fundamentals, data organization, file management, word processing software and potential careers in the Information Technology (IT) field. This course is designed for students interested in learning basic computer skills. (FT) AA/AS.

95 Keyboarding Skill Development - 3 hours lab, 1 unit Pass/No Pass Only

Advisory: Computer Business Technology 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course is for students and professionals who want to improve keyboarding skills with emphasis on increasing speed and accuracy through timed exercises. This course may be taken four times for credit. This course is repeatable for increased skill in keyboarding. (FT) AA/AS.

101 Basic Computer Keyboarding - .75 hours lecture, .75 hours lab, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5. Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Office Information Systems 102, 164, 100, 101 or Computer Business Technology 102 or 103. This course is an overview of keyboarding techniques using the alphabetic and numeric keys on the computer. Students use computer software to develop keyboard skills to achieve a speed of 25 words per minute. This course is intended for all students interested in improved keyboard skills for personal and/or business use. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

114 Introduction to Microsoft Windows .75 hours lecture, .75 hours lab, 1 unit Grade Only

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; and Computer Business Technology 101 and 103, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course is an overview of the features of the Microsoft Windows operating system and environment. Students learn to use and customize the start menu; work with Windows accessory programs; manage storage drives; work with folders and files; create shortcuts; and customize the desktop. This course is designed for students intending to use Microsoft Windows for academic, professional and/or personal purposes. This course may be repeated three times to update skills as technologies change. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

120 Beginning Microsoft Word 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units Grade Only

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5. Computer Business Technology 101 or 103 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent. Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Computer Business Technology 120A or 120B. This course is an introduction to document formatting using Microsoft Word. Students create fliers, letters, memos, reports and office documents. Topics include mail merge and table basics. This course is designed for students intending to use Microsoft Word for academic, professional and/or personal purposes. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

122 Intermediate Microsoft Word 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units Grade Only

Advisory: English 48 and English 49 each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Computer Business Technology 101 or Computer Business Technology 103 and Computer Business Technology 120, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent. This intermediate-level course introduces advanced features and text editing tools of Microsoft Word. Students create reference documents, online forms and newsletters. Topics include the use of macros and collaboration and integration tools. This course is designed for students intending to use Microsoft Word for academic, professional and/or personal purposes. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

127 Introduction to Power Point 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units Grade Only

Advisory: English 48 and English 49 each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Computer Business Technology 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent and Computer Business Technology 114, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent. This course provides students with the basic knowledge of how to create, modify, and present PowerPoint slide shows. Students add and modify both text and graphics; insert and modify information graphics and multimedia; apply, modify, and create master pages; apply, modify, and create templates. Students integrate other Microsoft programs with PowerPoint. This course is designed for students and professionals acquiring or updating basic skills in creating and editing professional presentations. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

140 Microsoft Excel 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units Grade Only

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49,each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Computer Business Technology 101, 102 or 103 and 114, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent; Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Computer Business Technology 140A or 143. This course is intended for students, office support personnel, and business owners who require a competency in performing tasks in Microsoft Excel. Students receive hand on instruction on how to create, modify, and enhance workbooks and charts in addition to more advanced features in Excel such as PivotTables; PivotCharts; macros; and statistical, financial, and IF formulas. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

143 Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units Grade Only

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49,
each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent
or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Computer
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Computer Business Technology
Business Technology 103 and 114, each with a grade
of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment
in Computer Business Technology 101 or 102, each
with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent. This
course is not open to students with previous credit
for Computer Business Technology140 or 140A.
This course is designed for students preparing for a
career or job in which a competency in intermediateto-
advanced Excel functions is required to perform
daily tasks. Students receive hands-on instruction on
charts, PivotTables, PivotCharts, functions, formulas,
data validation, autofilters, what-if analyses,
templates, macros, Visual Basic for applications, and
integration of Excel with other programs. (FT) AA/AS;
CSU.

152 Beginning Microsoft Access 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units Grade Only

Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Computer Business Technology 101 and 114, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Microsoft Access. Topics include creating, modifying, and sorting database tables; creating queries; creating and enhancing custom forms and reports; modifying the database structure; and importing and exporting data to other programs. This course is intended for students majoring in a computer business technology field or anyone interested in learning the fundamental functions of Microsoft Access. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

161 Learning The Internet .75 hour lecture, .75 hours lab, 1 unit Grade Only

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level R5 and W5; Computer Business Technology 103 and 114, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course introduces students to the Internet. Students receive hands-on practice using a web browser to navigate the World Wide Web and link to Internet resources. Topics include creating and sending e-mail, FTP and file downloading, locating newsgroups and other discussion tools, and conducting business on the Internet. This course is intended for students majoring in a variety of applied computer fields. This course may be repeated three times to update skills as browser technologies change.(FT) AA/AS; CSU.

162 Web Page Creation 1.5 lecture hours, 1.5 lab hours, 2 units Grade Only

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Computer Business Technology 114 and Computer Business Technology 161, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course provides a hands-on approach to creating Web pages for an Intranet or Web site. Students learn to use Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), wizards and templates to create Web pages with links and graphics and Multimedia enhancements. Students will use basic Cascading Style Sheet (CSS). This course is intended for students, majoring in a variety of fields, and professionals who need a basic knowledge of HTML. This course may be repeated three times to update skills as Web page technologies change. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

164 Introduction to Microsoft Outlook .75 hours lecture, .75 hours lab, 1 unit Grade Only

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Computer Business Technology 101 and Computer Business Technology 114; each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is an introduction to the features of Microsoft Outlook. Students learn how to manage messages, schedule appointments, organize and manage tasks and contact lists, and customize Outlook. This course is designed for students intending to use Microsoft Outlook for academic, professional and/or personal purposes. This course may be repeated three times to update skills as technologies change. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

165 Webpage Creation with Dreamweaver 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level R5 and W5; Computer Business Technology 101, Computer Business Technology 114 and Computer Business Technology 161, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is a hands-on study of webpage creation. Students use a HyperText Markup Language (HTML) editor to create HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Web development skills include adding behaviors, using templates and library items, and embedding hypertext links, video, graphic, and multimedia files. This course is designed for students and professionals acquiring or updating skills in creating and editing simple webpages. This course may be repeated three times to update skills as Web technologies change. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

167 Webpage Creation Using Microsoft Expression Web 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units Grade Only

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Computer Business Technology 101, 114 and 161, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course teaches students how to create websites using Microsoft Expression Web. Students use a hands-on approach to design, analyze, create, manage, and publish websites on the Internet for personal or business use. Topics include formatting text using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Other topics include images, hyperlinks, templates, tables, forms, and page layout and design. This course is intended for students majoring in Computer Business Technology or others interested in web design. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

170 Desktop Publishing 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units Grade Only

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5and W5. Computer Business Technology 101 and 114, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent. This course is designed for students interested in preparing or upgrading skills for a career or job in which desktop publishing competencies are required. Topics include text and table frames, WordArt, images, graphic accents, and Web page functions. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

180 Microsoft Office 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units Grade Only

Advisory: English 47A or English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5. Computer Business Technology 101 or Computer Business Technology 114 and Computer Business Technology 161, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent. This course is designed for students interested in an overview and basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office Professional suite for personal and/or professional purposes. Emphasis is placed on word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentations, and the integration of data within and between the programs. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

200 Office Telecommunications 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units Grade Only

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Office Information Systems 142.
This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental working knowledge of voice, data, and video telecommunications that can be applied in their business and personal lives. The course introduces telecommunications networks, transmitting, receiving, and satellite technologies. Topics covered in this course include basic communication theory, fundamentals of telephone systems, components of data communications systems, and basic Web page development using and HTML editor. This course or sections of this course may be offered through distance education. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

205 Records Management 3 hours lecture, 3 units Grade Only

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; and Computer Business Technology 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course covers the fundamentals of traditional and electronic records management. Topics include indexing and the major filing methods; selection of systems, equipment, and supplies; design, control, and maintenance of inactive records; and the role of records management and the records manager in the information industry. This course is designed to prepare students for employment in the field of Records Information Management (RIM) and for students interested in records management. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

206 Electronic Records Management 3 hours lecture, 3 units Grade Only

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Computer Business Technology 151 and 205 or Computer Business Technology 152 or 180, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is an introduction to electronic records management. Emphasis is placed on the use of electronic media to create and store documents. This course is designed for students pursing a career in records management and for those interested in managing electronic files. (FT) Associate Degree Credit & transfer to CSU and/or private colleges and universities.

207 Advanced RIM Applications 3 hours lecture, 3 units Grade Only

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5; Computer Business Technology 205 and Computer Business Technology 206, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is a hands-on study of the applications required to create a records management program. Records Information Management (RIM) projects include creating an industry specific file plan, vital records protection plan, disaster recovery program, and the automation of records systems. This course is intended for students who are looking for employment or an associate degree in RIM. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

210 Computers in Business 3 hours lecture, 3 units Grade Only

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Office Information Systems 192.
This course is designed to prepare students for a computer related career. Computers in Business is an introductory course which covers the latest developments in computer technology, office automation, electronic communication, and the World Wide Web. This course or sections of this course may be offered through distance education. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

211 Office Administration 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units Grade Only

Advisory: Computer Business Technology 101, Computer Business Technology 102 or Computer Business Technology 103 and Computer Business Technology 120, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent; English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course is designed to introduce and reinforce the practical use of current office administration procedures, duties, and human relations for office application. Topics also include office etiquette and dress, time management, communications systems and oral and computer presentations. This course is designed for Computer Business Technology majors as a capstone to be taken at the end of their coursework. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

270 Work Experience Hours by Arrangement (One unit of credit is earned for each 75 hours of paid employment or 60 hours of volunteer work.), 1-4 units Grade Only

A program of on-the-job learning experiences for students employed in a job related to their major or their educational goals. The combined maximum credit for all work experience courses from all disciplines may not exceed 16 units. AA/AS; CSU.

This discipline may offer specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas: Supervised Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265), Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction (296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience (270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on page 120. Please refer to the class schedule and/or see the dean or department chair for availability.