Mission College Computer Applications

Dept. Chair: Curtis Pembrook
Email: curtis.pembrook@missioncollege.edu
Tel: 408-855-5275
Counseling: 408-855-5030

Division: Business and Technology
Division Chair: Pat Hudak

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The Computer Applications program at Mission is designed to provide skills necessary for success in the 21st century workplace. This includes a focus on

  • Office Productivity
  • Mobile/web applications and cloud technologies
  • Web markup and client-side scripting languages

The Office Productivity area is designed to provide skills necessary for success in an ever evolving workplace setting.

The Mobile/Web applications and Cloud Technologies area provides skills necessary to effectively extend workplace collaboration, communication, and knowledge.

The Web markup and Client-side scripting languages area prepares students to develop websites and client-side web/mobile applications.

  • Students can take classes on a wide range of application packages offered for the whole semester, online, and for short time periods (five to six weeks).
  • Students can earn a variety of certificates and degrees.
  • Instructors have strong computer backgrounds who care about your success.
  • Classes are offered at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.
  • There are opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills through internships.
Career Options:
  • Office Manager
  • Help Desk Support
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Web Developer

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
  • Microsoft Office
  • Office Administration
  • Office Information Systems
Additional Catalog Information

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

Gainful Employment Disclosures
There's still time to take CA courses for Fall 2015. Enroll in the following courses today.

 MS Office 2013

  • CA46E Intermediate MS PowerPoint (1.0 units Online)  (sect. 42183) Begins 10/14/15
  • CA45B  MS Project (Includes Free MS Project 2013 Professional) Online (sect. 42181)  2.0 units (Dates: 10/7 to 12/16)  
  • CA47 Visio for Visionaries (includes free MS Visio 2013 Professional). Section 42184 (Dates: 10/1 to 12/17) 2.0 units. Online (See PDF Flyer) Course cancelled. Offered in 2016.
  • CA63B Intermediate MS Excel (2.0 units)

    • Tu 6:30-9:40pm GC-219 (Sect. 43266) Dates: 10/6 to 12/15

    • Online (Section 42186) Dates: 10/7 to 12/18

Google Apps, Web and JavaScript courses (all online)

  • CA92B  Google Apps (sect. 42190)  2.0 units (Dates: 10/8 to 12/19)
  • CA97B &97C  Creating Web Pages with HTML5 & CSS (1.0 units each)
    • 97B Course 2 (sect. 42192) Begins 9/30/15
    • 97C Course 3 (sect. 42193) Dates: 11/5 to 12/17
  • CA88B  Intermediate JavaScript for the Web (sect. 42189) 2.0 units (Dates 10/6 to 12/15)

Note: All CA students are welcome to come to the Keyboarding/ Computer lab in GC-202 no matter which CA course they are taking. GC-202 lab hours are M-TH 3:30 to 6:20 PM; T/TH 9:15 AM to 12:05PM & Fridays 8:50AM to 2:20PM.

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:

  • Design and publish Web Pages.
  • Analyze, assess, and produce a business document  that is a solution to a given problem (e.g., reservation letter, report and budget).
  • Demonstrate an increase in keyboarding speed and productivity.
  • Apply knowledge of application software ( PowerPoint, Excel, and Access) to create  professional business presentations, forms, databases and spreadsheets.
  • Design, predict, assess, estimate, classify a plan to manage a project (launching a new product or starting a new company).
  • Demonstrate appropriate academic and professional use of the Internet.

Students will be assessed through exams and work that reflect 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.