Computer Applications (R CSIS)
Students who enroll for college credit and achieve a minimum grade
of “C” in each of the required courses (RCSIS 120, 121, 137, and
170) may apply for a Palomar College Software Applications
Specialist Certificate of Proficiency. ROP courses taken for college
credit may also apply to other certificates or degrees available
through the College.
120 Microcomputer Applications (3 units)
Hands-on experience with microcomputers and microcomputer
applications featuring the use of Windows, word processing,
spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics software. May be
taken four times.
121 Microcomputer Applications – Advanced (3 units)
Prerequisite: R CSIS 120
This course builds upon fundamental knowledge of Windows
operation system and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access and
PowerPoint) to progress into advanced functions of each element as
well as integration of various elements. May be taken two times.
127 Word Processing Software – Basic (1 unit)
Recommended Preparation: Keyboard at 20 wpm
Study of word processing skills using Microsoft Office. Course
includes file creation, modification, and formatting, saving and
printing files, graphics, report generation elements, and
integration of Word documents within the Office suite. Hands-on
labs using state of the art software are an integral part of this
course, as well as guided instruction. May be taken four times.
130 Microsoft Publisher (2 units)
Create a wide range of professional quality documents suitable
for business and personal use. Examples include newsletters,
brochures, and flyers, web pages, business cards, letterheads
and envelopes, advertising and marketing materials, and greeting
137 Introduction to Internet and HTML (2 units)
This course provides a foundation to Internet/Intranet
technologies. This course primarily teaches the skills required
to develop and publish Web sites utilizing HTML. Participants
will also learn how to use Internet tools to search for
information, transfer files, send and receive email messages,
access applications, and select an Internet service provider.
138 Website Maintenance and Marketing (2 units)
Advanced study of web site development, including maintenance
and marketing. Includes analysis of design elements; comparison
of search engines, source code, and use of interactive forms to
create client databases. Also includes uploading, testing and
modification of web site.
150 Computer Spreadsheets (3 units)
In-depth study of the varied applications of spreadsheets using
Microsoft Excel. Create, modify, format and maintain multiple
page worksheets; enter numeric and text data for manipulation;
and create and copy formulas. Includes integration of Excel
spreadsheets within Microsoft Office Suite. hands-on experience
in networked lab.
170 Windows (1 unit)
Fundamentals of the Windows operating environment including
Windows Desktop and Windows Explorer.
175 Excel (1 unit)
Study of spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. Course includes
creating spreadsheets, formatting data, manipulating data,
creation and application of formulas, charting data, and
180 Access (1 unit)
Study of Access database program within the Microsoft Office
Suite. This class introduces and reinforces the creation,
modification, and maintenance of Access databases. Students
will create the database structure, enter data in tables,
execute queries, generate reports and forms, modify properties
and layout at the design level and maintain the database.
186 Contemporary Job Search Techniques (1 unit)
Use the Internet, current software and research tools to
organize and implement a job search. Includes: on-line
resources; preparation and posting of application materials,
including resume and cover letters; interview strategies and
mock interviews; industry speakers, and hard copy and online
97 Computer Science and Information Systems Topics
Topics in Computer Science and Information Systems. See Class
Schedule for specific topic offered. Course title will
designate subject covered.