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Course Descriptions

CBOT 415 BEGINNING COMPUTER KEYBOARDING

Units (Grade Option) 1.5; Class Hours: Minimum of 24 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 of 20 words per minute. Transfer: CSU.

CBOT 417 SKILL BUILDING

Units (Pass/No Pass) 1.5; Class Hours: Minimum of 24 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, self-paced instruction to improve accuracy and develop keyboarding (typing) speed. Diagnostic tests are given to assess skill levels. Transfer: CSU.

CBOT 430 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, PART I

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

Description: Introduction to the use of PCs including the basic features of Windows, word processing, and presentation graphics using Microsoft Office. CBOT 415 or proper keyboarding technique is recommended. Transfer: CSU, UC*.

CBOT 431 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, PART II

Units (Grade Option) 1.5; Class Hours: Minimum of 24 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 applications, and methods of integration using Microsoft Office. Transfer: CSU, UC*.

CBOT 435 SPREADSHEETS

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

Description: The use of Microsoft Access to build databases, to establish data entry screens, and to produce business reports. Other topics include relational databases, macros, file operations, and database management. Transfer: CSU.

CBOT 448 USING MICROSOFT WINDOWS

Units (Grade Option) 1.5; Class Hours: Minimum of 24 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: Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): CBOT 430 or equivalent.

Description: Learn to create PowerPoint presentations for business using graphics, tables, charts, SmartArts graphics, animation and multimedia effects, customizing themes and master slides, integrating with other programs, and preparing a presentation for delivery. Transfer: CSU.

CBOT 460 ESSENTIAL OFFICE SKILLS FOR THE 21st CENTURY

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 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: Minimum of 48 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 (Letter grade) 1.5; Class Hours: Minimum of 24 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 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: Minimum of 24 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 and editing a document; formatting characters and paragraphs; use of AutoComplete, Autocorrect, AutoText, and the Thesaurus as writing tools; Tabs and tabbed columns to align text; different methods of moving and copying text, and review or change text; and character and paragraph formatting using the Find and Replace features; and Graphics. Transfer: CSU.

CBOT 474 INTERMEDIATE WORD PROCESSING

Units (Grade Option) 1.5; Class Hours: Minimum of 24 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: Covers the Intermediate Word skills of changing margins and setting print options; printing envelopes and labels; inserting soft/hard section breaks, page numbers, and header and footers; creating, modifying, and applying styles, themes; use, create, and modify templates; creating, editing and formatting tables and multiple columns; mail merge; and Text boxes and working with newsletter style layouts. Transfer: CSU.

CBOT 475 USING OUTLOOK

Units (Grade Option) 1.5; Class Hours: Minimum of 24 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: Minimum of 24 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: Minimum of 24 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): CBOT 448.

Description: Learn how the Internet infrastructure works and how to evaluate and assess information search tools, setup bookmarks, and apply Internet security safe guards. Also learn communication tools such as Listserv mailing list, newsgroups, blogging, white boarding, audio conferencing and videoconferencing. 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: Earn college credit for learning or improving skills or knowledge on the job. Internship is "discipline specific" in that students' job and learning objectives relate to the work experience course. Students can earn up to 3 units per semester (for a total of 16). There are no classroom meetings after the initial orientation which is offered the first three weeks of each semester. Units are degree applicable and transferable and are awarded upon achievement of approved learning objectives. Each unit requires 60 hours per unit for unpaid work during the semester. The internship must be supervised by a job supervisor and an appropriate faculty member for the chosen occupational discipline. The unit limitation applies to Occupational Cooperative Education Work Experience (any combination of 670 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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