Mission College Computer Applications

Dept. Chair: Pat Hudak
Email: pat.hudak@wvm.edu
Tel: 408-855-5361
Counseling: 408-855-5030

Division: Business and Technology
Division Chair: Wael Abdeljabbar

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The Computer Applications program at Mission College provides you with skills that you can use in any job and with any major. These skills will make you more employable by making you more productive. Whether you are planning to transfer to another college or get a job, computer skills are necessary in today's world.

  • Students work hands-on with their own computer.
  • Students can earn a variety of certificates and degrees.
  • Instructors have strong computer backgrounds who care about your success.
  • Students can take classes on a wide range of application packages offered for the whole semester, online, and for short time periods (four to six weeks).
  • Classes are offered at advanced/intermediate and beginning levels.
  • Opportunities for application experience in the lab through internships.
Career Options:
  • Computer Operator, Assistant, Clerk
  • Office Assistant
  • Office Manager
  • Help Desk Support
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Database Development
  • Web Page Development
  • Data Entry Operator

Some career options may require more than two years of college study.

AS Degree
  • Office Administration
  • Office Information Systems
  • Computer Applications - Level II
  • Help Desk Specialist
  • Internet Application
  • Microsoft Office
  • Office Administration
  • Office Information Systems
  • Office Support Specialist
Additional Catalog Information

Check catalog information for Degree/Certificate requirements and course lists.

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New Courses Spring 2014
  • CA45-- Managing Projects with Microsoft Project
    • Includes free MS Project 2010 and Visio 2010 software!
    • Online
    • Orientation is Wed., Jan. 29 from 6-7 PM in Room N2-401.
  • CA47- Visio for Visionaries (CANCELLED-- Look for it again in FAll 2014)
  • CA64-- Excel Inside and Out
    • A comprehensive 3-unit course offered in both online and in-class formats
  • CA92A Fundamentals of Web 2.0 & Cloud Technologies (CANCELLED-- LOOK  for it in Summer 2014)

Learn Office 2010 and the Web. Take these classes for Spring 2014

  • CA33A Word Course 1
  • CA33B Word Course 2
  • CA46D PowerPoint Introduction
  • CA46E PowerPoint Intermediate
  • CA86  PHP and MySQL
  • CA88A/CA88B  JavaScript- Beginning/Intermediate
  • CA97A, B, C  Creating Web Pages, CSS, HTML5
Learning Outcomes

The Computer Applications program at Mission College has two areas of emphasis. The Office Administration area is designed to provide skills necessary for success in an office setting, from clerk to supervisor/manager. The Office Information System area is focused on computer application skills necessary to effectively use the computer to increase productivity (without working harder) in an office environment. Upon completion of courses in Computer Applications students will be able to:

  • Classify software into appropriate categories (application, operating system, etc.);
  • Design and publish Web Pages; design and create databases, reports, forms, and presentations;
  • Analyze, assess, and produce a business document that is a solution to a given problem (reservation letter, report and budget);
  • Demonstrate an increase in keyboarding speed and productivity;
  • Apply computer skills with knowledge of application software (PowerPoint, Excel, and Access) to create a professional business document;
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a computer operating system (printing and file management);
  • Design, predict, assess, estimate, classify a plan to manage a project (launching a new product or starting a new company);
  • Produce a professional business document from dictated material, and
  • Demonstrate appropriate academic and professional use of the Internet.

Students will be assessed through exams and work that reflects their ability to design and publish web pages, produce professional business documents and use the Internet for business applications.




This department maintains industry ties through an Advisory Committee.