Business Computer Applications

Degrees and Certificates

Associate in Science

Required Courses Units
ACCT 3R Computerized Accounting 3
ACCT 10A General Accounting or ACCT 1L 3
BCA 15 Business Computer Applications — Beg 3
BCA 17 Advanced Business Computer Applications 3
BCA 37A Introduction to Access 1
BCA 37B Advanced Access 1
BCA 41B Windows XP 1
GNBUS 56 Business Mathematic 3
Additional Recommended Courses  
BCA 23 Microsoft Outlook 1
BCA 25 Desktop Publishing 2
BCA 42A Internet Literacy and Safety 3
GNBUS 10 Introduction to Global Business 3
OA 15C Advanced Keyboarding 3
OA 17A Word Processing I 3
OA 21 Business Communications 3
OA 52 Business English 3
OA 60 General Office Procedures 4
Total units required for degree major 18

ADVANCED BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS 
Certificate of Achievement

Required Courses Units
ACCT 3 Computerized Accounting 3
BCA 15 Business Computer Applications — Beg 3
BCA 17 Business Computer Applications-Advanced 3
BCA 22B Advanced Microsoft Word 1
BCA 34 Advanced Excel 1
BCA 37A Introduction to Access 1
BCA 37B Advanced Access 1
BCA 41B Windows XP 1
OA 22 Machine Calculation 1.5
Plus at least 13 units from the following:  
ACCT 10A General Accounting 3
BCA 23 Microsoft Outlook 1
BCA 25 Desktop Publishing 2
BCA 26 Microsoft Power Point 1
COMSC 10L Computer Literacy 3
GNBUS 10 Intro. to Global Business 3
GNBUS 56 Business Mathematics 3
Total units required 28.5

BUSINESS COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
Certificate of Training


Required Courses
Units
BCA 15 Business Computer Applications-Beg 3
BCA 22B Advanced Microsoft Word 1
BCA 23 Microsoft Outlook. 1
BCA 34 Advanced Excel 1
BCA 37A Introduction to Access 1
BCA 37B Advanced Access 1
BCA 41B Windows XP 1
BCA 42A Internet Literacy and Safety 3
COUNS 52 Pre-Employment Skills Training 1
Plus at least 3 units from the following:  
ACCT 1L Principles of Accounting-Financial 4.5
ACCT 2L Principles of Accounting-Managerial 5
ACCT 3 Computerized Accounting 3
ACCT 10A General Accounting 3
BCA 25 Desktop Publishing 2
BCA 26 Microsoft PowerPoint 1
COMSC 10L Computer Literacy 3
Total units required 16

Courses

BCA 15 — Business Computer Applications-Beginning(3 Units)  CSU
Develop a beginning/intermediate level of skills using the Microsoft Office Professional Edition Program.  Basic features of Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint are covered along with how to create simple integrated office documents.  No prior experience is required. (LM) 
BCA 17 — Business Computer Applications — Advanced (3 Units)  CSU
Develop an intermediate/advanced level of skills using the Microsoft Office Professional Edition Program.  Advanced features of Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint are covered along with how to use Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) to create integrated Office documents.  Prior experience using Windows, Internet, and the Office Suite is assumed. Student is required to have some type of storage device to save assignments. Prerequisite: BCA 15R.  (LM)
BCA 22A—Introduction to Microsoft Word   (1 unit) CSU
Overview of the basic features of Microsoft Word; learn to create, edit, and save documents; file management; basic text, paragraph, and page formatting; page numbering; printing options; tables and columns. Grades are P/NP. (L)
BCA 22B—Advanced Microsoft Word  (1 unit) CSU
Overview of advanced features of Microsoft Word, including advanced formatting, charts, forms, styles, graphics, borders, shading, drawing, macros, sort, and merging features. Grades are P/NP. (L)
BCA 23—Microsoft Outlook  (1 unit) CSU
Beginning and intermediate level features of the personal information manager; record contact, create and manage e-mail communication in a network or Internet; improve personal efficiency using calendar, tasks, notes, and journal features. Grades are P/NP. (L)
BCA 25—Desktop Publishing (2 units) CSU
Fundamentals of document design and layout with emphasis on the importance of visual communication in business documents such as newsletters, flyers, and brochures; use of advanced features of software; creation of portfolio with selected software applications; can be repeated for more advanced study; intermediate level knowledge of Word recommended. (L)
BCA 26—Microsoft PowerPoint   (1 unit) CSU
Learn the basics and more; create presentations, add text information, add visual elements, bring in data from other sources, modify a presentation, prepare for distribution, customize a presentation, and deliver presentations. Familiarity with keyboard recommended. Grades are P/NP.
BCA 27—Introduction to Computers (0.5 unit) CSU
Designed for the novice computer user or anyone thinking about purchasing a computer system; introduction to the basics of hardware, software, operating systems and their uses, as well as an overview of Word, Excel, Access, and the Internet. Grades are P/NP. (L)
BCA 33A—Introduction to Excel (1 unit) CSU
Basic features of Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software; using toolbars; moving, copying, and formatting text; using spreadsheets for decision-making; creating graphs and charts; and list and data management. Hands-on course with business applications used. Grades are P/NP. (LM)
BCA 34 — Advanced Excel  (1 Unit) CSU
Learn advanced features of Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software.  These features include: Advanced formatting options, graphs and charts, decision making tools, sorting and data management options.  Hands-on course with business applications used. Prerequisite: BCA 33AR. Grades are P/NP. 
BCA 37A—Introduction to Access  (1 unit) CSU
Use of Microsoft Access to create simple to complex databases in a Windows environment, to sort the database records, and to create report formats for printed reports. Grades are P/NP. (LM)
BCA 37B—Advanced Access (1 unit) CSU
Extends capabilities of Access and builds upon a student's knowledge of databases in general; includes creation of multiple databases, students will design and use forms and sub forms to input data, use Query by Example (QBE) to extract data and create reports from multiple tables, and use macros to manipulate files. Prerequisite: BCA 37A. Grades are P/NP.  (LM)  
BCA 39—Exploring the Internet (1 unit) CSU
Overview of the Internet and World Wide Web with emphasis on hands-on business uses, global communications, finding things on the World Wide Web, conversations on the Internet, legal and societal issues, as well as web publishing. Grades are P/NP. (LM)
BCA 41B—Windows XP (1 unit) CSU
Introduction to Windows XP environment and its capabilities; use of Windows XP and its graphical user interface to communicate with personal computers; apply Windows XP features, concepts, applications, and procedures. Grades are P/NP. (LM)
BCA 41CR—Windows Vista  (1 unit) CSU
Gain a comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Windows Vista, including the new features of the software.  Students are challenged to apply what they learn to real-life tasks, preparing them to easily transfer skills to new situations. Grades are P/NP. (LM)
BCA 42A—Internet Literacy and Safety (3 units) CSU
Exposes the student to a wide range of topics relating to the Internet.  Students will learn how to perform basic searches, work with email, manage and tune the web browser, and make the Internet a practical and functional part of everyday life.  Designed to ease the fears of the novice and enhance the ability of the intermediate user.  (L)
BCA 42B—Web Page Management and Design (3 units) CSU
Fundamentals of Web publishing using Adobe Systems Sponsored Curriculum and software from Cisco Academies world-wide program.  The course will focus on HTML, design, writing, editing, and maintenance of web pages; emphasis on web page elements such as HTML, image editing, ADA design, and project management.  Real-life informational and interactive presentations to include testing and maintenance of web sites on the World Wide Web.  (L)
BCA 44D—Digital Imaging for Small Office Home Office  (2 units) CSU
An introduction to digital photography that explores the composition and aesthetics of photography.  Emphasis is on concepts and techniques of image manipulation software.  The course addresses printing and displaying photographic portfolios.  It will show the use of digital images in webpage and graphic publications.  (L)