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.

52 Basic Computer Skills - 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 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 Computer Business Technology 51 or Computer Business Technology 161.
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.

94 Introduction to Computer Keyboarding - 3 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.

This introductory keyboarding course develops keyboarding skills and techniques using the touch method on a computer keyboard. Students learn the alphabetic, number, symbol keys, and 10-key numeric keypad and build speed and accuracy utilizing keyboarding learning software. Upon completion, students should be able to accurately keyboard at least 25 words per minute. This course is designed for students interested in developing and improving their keyboarding skills for computer usage, for career preparation, or job advancement. (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.

114 Introduction to Microsoft Windows .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; 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

128 Comprehensive Microsoft PowerPoint - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option

Advisory: Computer Business Technology 101, 102 or 103 and 114, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent; 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 Computer Business Technology 126.
This course is a comprehensive hands-on study of the skills required to plan, develop, and deliver PowerPoint presentations on a computer and the Internet. Emphasis is placed on adding and modifying text, graphics, sound, video, and effects such as transitions and custom slide animations. Other topics include adding, modifying and creating templates; adding, importing, and formatting data for tables and charts; customizing presentations; adding interactivity features; and incorporating PowerPoint with other applications. This course is intended for all students and professionals who wish to acquire skills in digital 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 230 San Diego City College • 2013-2014 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.

153 Intermediate Microsoft Access 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 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 94, 101, 102 or 103 and 114, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is an intermediate level study of Microsoft Access and its use as a relational database management system on a personal computer. Topics include designing relational databases; creating tables, queries, forms and reports; entering data; finding and modifying records; importing from and exporting to other programs; using field properties; understanding the use of Structured Query Language (SQL) in Access; creating and running macros for automating tasks; and planning and designing user interfaces. This course is designed for students and professionals acquiring or updating skills in creating and editing Access databases. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

154 Microsoft Project 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units Grade Only

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills required to work with Microsoft Project. Students create and refine project schedules, resources, calendars, and reports. This course is designed for students majoring in Business, Computer Business Technology, and/or Information, Network, and Web Technologies, as well as for business professionals seeking to update project management skills. (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.

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.

190 Introduction To Quicken 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 103 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent. This course provides hands-on practice with Quicken. Emphasis is placed on organizing and managing financial information and performing on-line banking and bill payments for small businesses and home-based offices using the Quicken program. This course is designed for students and professionals acquiring or updating skills related to managing financial information. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

201 Virtual Office Assistant 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 2 units Grade Only

Advisory:Computer Business Technology 101 and 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 Level R6 and W6.
This course is a hands-on study of creating, maintaining, and working in a virtual office environment. Emphasis is placed on business planning, office and website setup, and daily operational procedures. This course is designed for students majoring in computer business technology and all students interested in working independently in a virtual office environment. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

205 Records Management 3 hours lecture, 3 units Grade Only

Advisory: English 47 A or 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.