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School  of  Business
Accounting Computer Applications & Office Technologies
CAOT Courses provide business and educational opportunities for the individual who has a general knowledge of business software programs and their applications and exhibits excellent communication skills.
Faculty
Flood, P - Assistant Professor
Frank, S - Professor
Woodmansee, J - Associate Professor
Degrees & Certificates
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: Associate in Arts - Computer Applications & Office Technologies
The individual pursuing the two-year program in Computer Applications and Office Technologies, which leads to the Associate in Arts Degree, will receive training in both the skills and the concept knowledge necessary for success in the business world. The courses listed below are those that fulfill the requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree.
 
FIRST SEMESTER
UNITS
CAOT 1 - Keyboarding 1
3
CAOT 31 - Business English or Bus 31
3
CAOT 34 - Business Vocabulary and Spelling
2
CAOT 89 - Microcomputer Office Application: Windows
3
Graduation Requirements and Electives
6
 
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SECOND SEMESTER
UNITS
CAOT 2 - Keyboarding II
3
CAOT 33 - Records Management
2
CAOT 84 - Microcomputer Office Application: Word
3
Graduation Requirements and Electives
6
 
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THIRD SEMESTER
UNITS
CAOT 3 - Keyboarding III
3
CAOT 86 - Microcomputer Office Application: Access
3
CAOT 91 - Advanced Word: Desktop Publishing
2
Graduation Requirements and Electives
8
 
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FOURTH SEMESTER
UNITS
CAOT 7 - Machine Transcription
3
CAOT 32 - Business Communications
3
CAOT 85 - Microcomputer Office Application: Excel
3
Graduation Requirements and Electives
8
 
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Certificates of Completion
At the completion of the particular program a Certificate will be awarded to the student. These Certificates are designed primarily for those students who have a limited time to pursue their career goals and wish to specialize in a particular aspect of Computer Applications and Office Technologies. They may seek upward mobility in their present job, or they may desire to prepare themselves for a new career. Most courses taken in the program apply toward a curriculum leading to an Associate Degree in Computer Application and Office Technologies.
ADMINISTRATIVE CERTIFICATE
The program prepares a student for an office occupation. Previous training and level of proficiency will determine the amount of time and number of courses required to achieve this goal.
Required Courses
UNITS
CAOT 3 - Keyboarding III
3
CAOT 6 - Electronic Calculators
1
CAOT 7 - Machine Transcription
3
CAOT 31 - Business English or Bus 31
3
Bus 32/ CAOT 32 - Business Communications
3
CAOT 33 - Records Management
2
CAOT 34 - Business Vocabulary and Spelling
2
CAOT 84 - Microcomputer Office Applications: Word
3
CAOT 85 - Microsoft Office Applications: Excel
3
CAOT 86 - Microcomputer Office Applications: Access
3
CAOT 89 - Microcomputer Office Applications: Windows
3
CAOT 91 - Advanced Word: Desktop Publishing
3
 
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Accounting BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS CERTIFICATE
Required Courses
UNITS
CAOT 3 - Keyboarding III
3
CAOT 7 - Machine Transcription
3
CAOT 31 - Business English or Bus 31
3
Bus 32/ CAOT 32 - Business Communications
3
CAOT 34 - Business Vocabulary and Spelling
2
CAOT 84 - Microcomputer Office Applications: Word
3

 

 

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OFFICE ASSISTANT CERTIFICATE
This program is for the student who would like to prepare for an entry-level position in an office within one year.
Required Courses
UNITS
CAOT 1 - Keyboarding I
3
CAOT 2 - Keyboarding II
3
CAOT 6 - Electronic Calculators
1
CAOT 31 - Business English or Bus 31
3
CAOT 33 - Records Management
2
CAOT 34 - Business Vocabulary and Spelling
2
CAOT 82 - Microcomputer Software Survey
3
CAOT 84 - Microcomputer Office Applications: Word
3
CAOT 89 - Microcomputer Office Applications: Windows
3
 
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Skill Certificates
The student will be given a Skill Certificate following the completion of any of the following programs. Skill Certificates are for students who have limited time and wish to limit their commitment but desire an increased level of specialization. Most courses taken in the programs apply toward curriculum leading to a Certificate of Completion or the Associate Degree.
COMMUNICATIONS SKILL CERTIFICATE
Required Courses
UNITS
CAOT 2 - Keyboarding II
3
CAOT 31 - Business English or Bus 31
3
Bus 32/ CAOT 32 - Business Communications
3
CAOT 34 - Business Vocabulary and Spelling
2
 
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COMPUTER APPLICATIONS SKILL CERTIFICATE
Required Courses
UNITS
CAOT 82 - Microcomputer Software Survey
3
CAOT 84 - Microcomputer Office Applications: Word
3
CAOT 89 - Microcomputer Office Applications: Windows
3
CAOT 91 - Microcomputer Applications: Advanced Word Processing
3
 
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KEYBOARDING SKILL CERTIFICATE
Required Courses
UNITS
CAOT 1 - Keyboarding I
3
CAOT 2 - Keyboarding II
3
CAOT 3 - Keyboarding III
3
CAOT 7 - Machine Transcription
3
 
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Course Schedules (Fall 2007)
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Course Descriptions

1 KEYBOARDING I
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 2 hours, lab 3 hours. 3 UNITS
Students will develop basic keyboarding skills on the computer using Microsoft Word.

2 KEYBOARDING II
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 2 hours, lab 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
Computerized keyboarding includes general and specialized business communications using Microsoft Word.

3 KEYBOARDING III
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 2 hours, lab 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
The student will develop speed and accuracy to at least 50 words a minute. The student will learn how to produce technical, legal, medical, government and accounting forms.

6 ELECTRONIC CALCULATORS
Prerequisite: None | Lab: 2 hours. 1 UNIT
Learn basic business functions along with speed-touch addition on the computer numeric keypad and the electronic calculator.

7 MACHINE TRANSCRIPTION
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. 3 UNITS
Course includes instruction in the basic techniques of machine transcription incorporating many of the common forms used in business offices.

9 KEYBOARDING IMPROVEMENT
Prerequisite: None | Lab: 3 hours. 1 UNIT
Course is designed to increase speed and accuracy.

31 BUSINESS ENGLISH
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. 3 UNITS
Same as Business 31. Review of grammar and punctuation fundamentals with practical applications.

32 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
Prerequisite:CAOT 1, 31 | Lecture: 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
Same as Business 32. Develop skills in written and oral communication. Acceptable for credit: CSUN: Business 105

33 RECORDS MANAGEMENT
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 1 hour, lab 2 hours. 2 UNITS
Overview of records management, including theory and practice.

34 BUSINESS TERMINOLOGY
Advisory:CAOT 31 | Lecture: 2 hours. 2 UNITS
Sharpen your communication skills by improving your spelling and vocabulary.

47 APPLIED OFFICE PRACTICE
Lecture: 1 hour, lab 4 hours. 2 UNITS RPT3
Corequisite: Enrollment in at least one other CAOT course. Note: Obtain instructor's signature before enrolling. Students receive practical office experience by working on campus.

64 COMPUTER AND OFFICE APPLICATIONS LABORATORY
Prerequisite: None | Corequisite: Enrollment in at least one other CAOT course. Lab: 2 hours. 1 UNIT RPT2Note: Class graded credit/no-credit. This course is designed as an aid to students who need
additional time and practice to increase their skills in any CAOT subject area.

76 KEYBOARDING FOR COMPUTERS
Prerequisite: None | Lab: 2 hours. 1 UNIT
Designed to meet the needs of the data processing students by giving them skills necessary to input information into a computer efficiently and accurately.

79 WORD PROCESSING APPLICATIONS: WORDPERFECT FOR WINDOWS
Advisory:CAOT 1 | Lecture: 1 hour, lab 4 hours. 3 UNITS RPT2
Uses various word processing programs to develop advanced skills in preparing a variety of business documents on a personal computer. Covers formats for tables, outlines, form documents, paragraph libraries, graphics, desktop publishing, merge documents, and two-column setups.

82 MICROCOMPUTER SOFTWARE SURVEY IN THE OFFICE
Prerequisite: None | Corequisite: CAOT 1
Lecture: 1 hour, lab 4 hours. CSU 3 UNITS RPT2
Introduces students to the use of the microcomputer and commercially available software used in the business office. Provides hands-on introduction to word processing, database, spreadsheet, and DOS software. Students gain basic knowledge necessary for computer interaction.

84 MICROCOMPUTER OFFICE APPLICATIONS:WORD PROCESSING
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 1 hour, lab 4 hours. CSU 3 UNITS RPT2
Using Microsoft Word to create documents, which include graphics and desktop publishing. Acceptable for credit: CSUN: OSBE 101.

85 MICROSOFT OFFICE APPLICATIONS: SPREADSHEET
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 2 hours, lab 3 hours. 3 UNITS RPT1
Use Excel to plan, present, manipulate, and calculate numerical data by writing formulas with mathematical operators, linking workbooks and sharing workbooks. Format worksheets with advanced techniques, visual charts, and clip art images. Learn to create and use Excel templates, automatically outline a worksheet, create and apply styles, work with list, and use Excel’s analysis tools.

86 MICROCOMPUTER OFFICE APPLICATIONS:DATABASE (ACCESS)
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 2 hours, lab 3 hours. CSU 3 UNITS
Course uses Access to plan, design, use, and maintained databases.

89 MICROCOMPUTER OFFICE APPLICATIONS:DISK OPERATING SYSTEM
Prerequisite: None | Lab: 5 hours. 3 UNITS RPT2
Introduction to Windows.

91 MICROCOMPUTER OFFICE APPLICATIONS: ADVANCED WORD PROCESSING
Prerequisite: None. | Lecture: 1 hour, lab 2 hours. 2 UNITS
Use Microsoft to create web sites, sharing information with other programs, creating forms, and customizing the programs.

108 PRESENTATION DESIGN FOR THE OFFICE
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 1 hour, lab 2 hours. 2 UNITS RPT1
This course provides an overview of presentation design software. Students learn to use PowerPoint templates, outlines, clipart, and Microsoft Office documents to create presentations, electronic slide shows, and web sites.

121 INTRODUCTION TO BASIC LEGAL COMMUNICATIONS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours, lab 4 hours. 5 UNITS
This course covers the necessary basic skills, competencies, and procedures necessary for students to successfully complete beginning courses in Law and Computer Applications and Office Technologies.

185 DIRECTED STUDY
1 UNIT RPT2

285 DIRECTED STUDY
2 UNITS

385 DIRECTED STUDY
Conference: 1 hour per unit. 3 UNITS
Directed studies on a contract basis under the supervision of an instructor. Credit Limit: Maximum of 3 units may be taken for credit.

921 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
CSU 2 UNITS RPT3

931 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
CSU 3 UNITS RPT3

941 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION
CSU 4 UNITS RPT3
Supervised training is conducted in the form of on-the-job training in an employment area that will enhance the student's educational goals. Limits to transfer credit: See Cooperative Education Credit
Guide.

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