Computer Applications - Option

Office Systems Technology, Associate in Applied Science

The Computer Applications degree option serves students who seek jobs that require application software skills. These students are not interested in transferring to a four-year college. Emphasis is placed on popular software used in many organizations such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. The option provides preparation in using information technology for problem solving, information retrieval and other business functions. Students can obtain skills required for the Microsoft Office User Specialist certifications.

For additional program information, please contact faculty advisor, William Dougherty, at (609) 343-4979/doughert@atlantic.edu, or contact area coordinator, Svetlana Marzelli, at (609) 343-5017/smarzell@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively through reading, writing, listening and speaking;
  • Use software skills to make appropriate business decisions;
  • Develop expertise in modern office function using a personal computer;
  • Demonstrate speed and accuracy in keyboarding skills;
  • Prepare business communication that is correct, concise and complete;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing computer software programs;
  • Solve problems in the workplace using ethical principles, productive work habits, and continuing professional development;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of records management;
  • Develop a portfolio which serves as a self-evaluation of the student’s skills for employment marketability;
  • Construct reports utilizing various sources such as, but not limited to, the Internet and library.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
ENGL101-Composition I
3
ENGL102-Composition II
3
General Education Science or General Education Mathematics course
4
General Education Science course
4
CISM125-Introduction to Computers
3
General Education Humanities or Social Science course
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
20
PROGRAM COURSES  
BUSN120-Principles of Management
3
CISM162-Microcomputer Applications Using Spreadsheets
3
GIST101-Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
4
OSTM110-Keyboarding and Document Production I
3

OSTM141-Word Processing I

3
OSTM230-Administrative Office Procedures
3
OSTM261-Records and Information Management
3
OSTM262-Business Presentations Using Multimedia
3
OSTM263-Publishing for Business
3
TCOM125-Technical Communication
3

Program Option Courses

 
CISM127-The Internet and the World Wide Web 3
CISM130-Using PC Operating Systems 3
CISM142-Help Desk Support 3
CISM164-Microcomputer Applications Using Relational Databases 3
CISM280-Capstone Portfolio 1
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
44
TOTAL REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
64
(CAPL) EFFECTIVE FALL 2012  

NOTE: Basic skills requirements must be met before entry into the program. Some courses require prerequisites; check the course descriptions.