Computer Applications Courses

MABS 30, Computer Keyboarding
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ESL 184 or placement in ESL 186 or higher

Students learn to keyboard by touch on the computer for efficiency in executing routine business tasks. Topics include searching the Internet, maintaining electronic files, and using business applications. Course also includes basic computer concepts of hardware, software, and the operating system.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MABS 35, Keyboarding: Speedbuilding
Lab-87.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: MABS 30

Keyboarding skill development on computer keyboard with associated software, emphasizing proper tecnique to develop speed and accuracy. Drills target individual student deficiencies. Develop proper touch control of entire computer keyboard (including alphabetic, number, and symbol keys; numeric keypad) with proper control of the Space Bar, Enter, Tab, and Shift keys.

CSU
Units: 1.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MABS 50, Microsoft Outlook and OneNote
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

An introduction to the features of Microsoft Outlook and OneNote. Students learn to manage messages, appointments, tasks and contact lists, and customize Outlook for the workplace. Emphasis is placed on the advanced features of Outlook for communication, sharing information, and productivity within a business. Students also learn to organize projects and share notes and ideas using Microsoft OneNote. This course prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist exam for Microsoft Outlook.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MABS 55, Microsoft Office and QuickBooks Prep
Lec-35 field trips P/NP Available

PREREQ: MABS 50 or MABS 67 or MABS 70 or MABS 75 or MABS 101 or MABS 202 or MABS 391

This course trains students to use Gmetrix and Certiport software to prepare for and attain Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and/or QuickBooks industry standard certification. Students will complete real-world simulated projects using in their selected core areas: QuickBooks, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, and/or MS Outlook.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MABS 60, Introduction to Computer Applications for Business
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: MABS 30

Introduction to the concepts and skills required for using computer applications for business. Includes fundamental concepts of hardware, the operating system, and the most frequently used office applications: word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database management, presentations, web browsers, and email.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MABS 62, Computer Applications for Business on Mac
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: MABS 30; ENGL 88 or ESL 186 or placement in ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Essential concepts and skills course required for using computer applications in Mac business environments. Includes fundamental concepts of hardware, the operating system, office software and cloud-based productivity applications in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. Students manage e-mail and calendars and create cloud-based storage file management structures.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MABS 67, Database for Business/Microsoft Access
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: MABS 30

Introduction to dynamic relational database management using Microsoft Access. This course provides in-depth coverage of the concepts and techniques required to create, manage, format, modify, and configure Access database objects. Topics covered include creating tables with fields, defining table relationships, constructing queries, designing custom forms, and custom reports. Course completion will assist in the preparation for the Microsoft Office Specialist MS Access certification exams.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MABS 70, QuickBooks for Small Business
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: MABS 60 and BSMA 68

An introduction to QuickBooks desktop accounting software designed for small businesses. Topics include setting up a new company; recording sales and purchases; processing payroll and inventory; generating financial statements, and to assist in the preparation for the QuickBooks Certified User Desktop certification exam. Customizing and integrating QuickBooks desktop with Microsoft Excel and Word are also introduced.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MABS 75, QuickBooks Online for Small Business
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: MABS 60 and BSMA 68

An introduction to QuickBooks Online (QBO) a cloud-based accounting subscription service designed for small businesses. Topics include setting up a new company; recording sales and purchases; processing payroll and inventory; generating financial statements; evaluating QBO mobile and third party apps; and to assist in the preparation for the QuickBooks Certified User Online certification exam. Customizing and integrating QBO with Microsoft Excel and Word are also introduced.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MABS 101, Microsoft Excel
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: MABS 30

This course provides in-depth coverage of the concepts and techniques required to use Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets to express, analyze, and solve business-related problems, and to assist in the preparation for the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel certification exam.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MABS 150, Project Management with Microsoft Project
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: MABS 60

Plan, implement, and manage projects using Microsoft Project. Create and share a project schedule, create tasks and resources, track costs and resources, produce reports, and keep projects on track.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MABS 202, PowerPoint Presentations
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: MABS 25 or MABS 30

Introduction to the concepts and skills required for creating business presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. Topics include planning an effective presentation, developing on-screen slides; inserting pictures, tables, charts, and diagrams in to slides; and constructing a slide show with animation, transitions, sound, and timings.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MABS 391, Word Processing/Microsoft Word
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: MABS 30

Experience creating and editing documents using Microsoft Word including paragraph and page formatting; proofing tools, tables, styles, columns, mail merge, headers/footers. Advanced features include building blocks, references, sharing/protecting documents.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Formerly WDPR 391

MABS 404, Storefront Apps for E-Business
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: BSEN 74

Perform business functions faster, cheaper, and better using storefront apps to handle the flow of merchandise, services, information, and revenue. Focus is on the apps and tools needed to manage an e-business and/or e-store. Topics include entrepreneurial business strategy, offering products and services, managing customers and orders, product and market research, advertising and promotions, customer service, search engine optimization, online storefront options, and mobile e-business apps.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MABS 406, Developing Web Sites-Dreamweaver
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: MABS 60

Experience in developing and maintaining a business website with HTML and CSS. Topics include tables, page divisions, links, image, forms, and built-in JavaScript behaviors.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MABS 408, Website Builder for Business Portfolio / Productivity
Lec-52.5 field trips P/NP Available

ADVISE: MABS 60 and BSEN 70

This course will provide students with an overview of webpage development using drag and drop website builders. Assignments will focus on online website builders, cloud-based productivity tools, and software applications available to users as and when needed for specific temporary projects, known or unexpected business workloads, and portfolio development.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MABS 409, Developing Business Websites - Adobe Muse
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: MABS 60 and BSEN 70

Fundamentals of custom business website development without coding using Adobe Muse web development software. Topics include tools that create and format web pages, add text, images, media, and widgets, add basic e-business functions, optimize layouts for mobile devices, and create a responsive business website.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MABS 410, Photoshop and Acrobat for Business
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: MABS 60; BSEN 70

Create, edit, organize, and optimize web images and documents using industry standard programs Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat. Topics include digital image editing, automation batch tools, document manipulation and conversion, optical character recognition (OCR), encryption, and interactive forms, and portable document format. Produce business office materials for outreach, social networks, electronic publications, print and web, and documents for use in content management systems (CMS).

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MABS 412, Mobile Apps for Business
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: BSEN 74

Overview of industry standard mobile apps and tools used to perform, transform, and manage business processes, services, operations, and functions. Topics include building an effective mobile business strategy, improving productivity, enhancing customer experience, promoting a business through mobile operations, and utilizing mobile apps for communications, productivity, planning, organizing, billing, payments, sales, marketing, and mobile e-business applications.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
MABS 413, E-Commerce Apps for Entrepreneurial Business
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: MABS 60; BSEN 70

This course will survey contemporary e-commerce apps, marketplaces, and platforms that facilitate entrepreneurial business success. Topics include planning, marketing, and managing business products and services with specific e-commerce apps. Students will be able to identify the most appropriate e-business options and e-commerce apps for a given business function.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable