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CBOT 415 BEGINNING COMPUTER KEYBOARDING

Units (Grade Option) 1.5; Class Hours: 24-27 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: This course is an overview of correct keyboarding techniques using the alphabetic and numeric keys on the computer. Computer software is used to aid in developing a minimum keyboarding speed of 20 words per minute. Transfer: CSU.

CBOT 417 SKILL BUILDING

Units (Pass/No Pass) 1.5; Class Hours: 24-27 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in CBOT 415 or equivalent.

Description: This course provides individualized skillbuilding instruction designed to develop speed, proper techniques, and accuracy in touch typing by using software with a diagnostic component to analyze each student's misstrokes and prescribe individualized remediation drills. Students apply their keyboarding skills to business related documents. Transfer: CSU.

CBOT 430 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, PART I

Units (Grade Option) 1.5; Class Hours: 24-27 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Introduction to navigating Windows, managing files and folders, learn the basic features of Word processing (creating, formatting, working with tables and objects), using Track Changes and Comments to finalize documents, and PowerPoint (creating slides, working with Slide Master, and adding visual elements and sound). Transfer: CSU, UC*.

CBOT 431 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, PART II

Units (Grade Option) 1.5; Class Hours: 24-27 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in CBOT 430 or equivalent.

Description: Students learn the basic features of spreadsheets, database management, and methods of integration between Microsoft applications. Transfer: CSU, UC*.

CBOT 435 SPREADSHEETS

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Students plan and build worksheets using formulas and functions to solve business problems. The course covers formatting, creating formulas, including nested formulas, applying mixed, relative and absolute references, building charts, using multiple worksheets, solver, data tables, using and analyzing list data, using What-If Analysis, scenario management, and managing workbooks. Transfer: CSU.

CBOT 436 DATABASE MANAGEMENT

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Use Microsoft Access, a relational database management application, to create and analyze databases. Topics include easy-to-use features including the ability to quickly locate information through Queries, to add, delete, modify, and sort records; analyze data; and produce professional-looking reports and charts. Other topics include the import and export of data to many formats including Excel, Word and Outlook. Transfer: CSU.

CBOT 448 USING MICROSOFT WINDOWS

Units (Grade Option) 1.5; Class Hours: 24-27 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Students learn the Windows operating system features, work with programs and file management. The course includes how to manage files and folders, maintain the computer, manage hardware, and customize Windows. Transfer: CSU.

CBOT 457 USING POWERPOINT IN BUSINESS

Units (Grade Option) 2; Class Hours: 32-36 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): CBOT 430 or equivalent.

Description: Learn to create and edit PowerPoint; insert pictures, charts, tables, and SmartArt Graphics; create and customize themes; prepare for slide show delivery; customize images; use Slide Master; work with advanced animation, hyperlinks, and action buttons; and integrate contents from other sources. Transfer: CSU.

CBOT 460 ESSENTIAL OFFICE SKILLS FOR THE 21st CENTURY

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Develop the essential skills, strategies and techniques needed to perform the modern workplace, supported by key technologies. Exercises focus on defining and improving interpersonal skills, critical thinking skills and technical skills. Topics covered include: developing professional skills; preparing for employment; time management; telecommunications; building communications skills, processing mail; records management; banking and accounting procedures; scheduling appointments; travel arrangements; planning meetings and conferences; and developing effective oral presentations. This course is for those who are new to an office environment or need to update their office skills. Transfer: CSU.

CBOT 465 CUSTOMER SERVICE

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: 48-54 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Designed to enable students to understand the importance of customer service in today's competitive business world. Learn the skills, strategies, and techniques required for developing, improving, and delivering quality customer service to attract new customers. Listening skills and verbal and non-verbal communication skills, strategies for encouraging customer loyalty and diversity issues are explored. Transfer: CSU.

CBOT 470 ADVANCED SPREADSHEETS

Units (Grade Option) 1.5; Class Hours: 24-27 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Provides instruction in the application of spreadsheet functions, such as pivot tables, advanced filters, forms, macros, databases and database queries for business applications. Additional instruction in the use of specialized text and database functions. Other topics include the use of templates and managing workbook changes and comparing and merging workbooks. CBOT 435 is recommended. Transfer: CSU.

CBOT 472 BEGINNING WORD PROCESSING

Units (Grade Option) 1.5; Class Hours: 24-27 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Covers the basic Word skills of creating, editing, and formatting documents; working with reports and multi-page documents; using tables, columns, and graphics; using templates and Mail Merge; and using custom styles and Building Blocks. Transfer: CSU.

CBOT 474 INTERMEDIATE WORD PROCESSING

Units (Grade Option) 1.5; Class Hours: 24-27 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in CBOT 472 or equivalent.

Description: Learn the Intermediate Word skills of working with tables, pictures and shapes; Comments and Track Changes; Integration of other office applications with Word; Mail Merge; Templates and Macros; using Content Controls to create Forms; Master Documents, and Desktop Publishing and Graphic features. Transfer: CSU.

CBOT 475 USING OUTLOOK

Units (Grade Option) 1.5; Class Hours: 24-27 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): CBOT 430.

Description: Students learn Outlook, a personal information management program that helps prepare a wide range of organizational tasks within an office environment. Includes sending and receiving messages and managing the Inbox, scheduling appointments and meetings using the Calendar, creating and managing tasks and journal entries using Outlook with other Office applications and using Outlook with the Internet. Transfer: CSU.

CBOT 476 ADOBE ACROBAT

Units (Grade Option) 1.5; Class Hours: 24-27 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Learn to create, convert, store, and transport documents from various software programs using Adobe Acrobat. The course covers Adobe Reader, security and password protection, consolidation of PDF files into one Adobe PDF file, application of final edits and modifications to enhance those files. Also, learn to create online documents and interactive forms. Working knowledge of using a computer and its operating system is recommended. Transfer: CSU.

CBOT 480 INTERNET – A COMMUNICATION TOOL

Units (Grade Option) 1.5; Class Hours: 24-27 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Learn how internet is impacting businesses and individuals. Understand how the Internet infrastructure works and how to assess and use information search tools, setup bookmarks, and apply Internet security safe guards. Learn to leverage internet communication like social media and email and how to get more out of the resources available on the internet. Transfer: CSU.

CBOT 672 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION: INTERNSHIP

Units (Grade Option) 1-3; Class Hours: 1-3 lab hours/semester (60 to 180 volunteer on the job hours/semester); Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): A minimum of 12 completed units in the occupational discipline.

Description: Supervised internship in cooperation with private or public sector employers. Designed to apply knowledge and learn new skills, directly related to the student’s program of study, outside of the normal classroom environment. Students must attend one orientation which is offered the first three weeks of each semester. Each unit requires 60 hours per unit for unpaid work or 75 hours per unit for paid work during the semester. May be repeated for credit up to 16 units. The unit limitation applies to any Cooperative Education Work Experience (any combination of 670, 671 and/or 672 courses) offered within the SMCCCD. Transfer: CSU.

CBOT 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units (Grade Option) 0.5-3; Class Hours: By Arrangement; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline. Transfer: CSU.

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