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Effective Spring 2018. Previous descriptions may have had different requirements. Have questions? See an advisor.
CSA089 Beginning Computer Skills Credit Hours: 1.00
Beginning approach to operating a computer with a focus on basic computer skills and computer terminology. Includes Windows basics, Internet basics, fundamentals of Pima Community College web site, D2L, and MyPima, email basics, and basic word processing skills.
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Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA100 Computer Literacy Credit Hours: 1.00
Overview of computer applications and functions. Includes components of a computer system, spreadsheet, database, and word processing use within a workplace. Also includes computer networks for communication and information.
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Recommendation: Completion of CSA 089 or basic computer and keyboard skills, completion of REA 091 or satisfactory score on the reading assessment test before enrolling in this course. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Information: CSA 100 meets occupational general education computer and information literacy requirements and is a one credit version of CIS/CSA 104.
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CSA104 Computer Fundamentals Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to computer information systems. Includes hardware, system software, networks, and threats posed by malicious software and web sites. Also includes the social and economic effects of information, using the Internet to do research, and productivity application software.
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Recommendation: Completion of CSA 089 or basic computer and keyboard skills, completion of REA 091 or satisfactory score on the reading assessment test before enrolling in this course. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Information: Same as CIS 104.
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CSA110 Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel Credit Hours: 3.00
Fundamentals of spreadsheet applications using Microsoft Excel. Includes spreadsheet concepts, formulas and functions, formatting worksheets and cells, working with charts and graphics. Also includes Excel lists, managing multiple worksheets and workbooks, collaborating on a workbook, developing an Excel application, data tables and Scenario management, using Solver, importing data, and advanced functions and filtering.
Prerequisite(s): MAT 086 with a C or better or MAT 089A through Module 22 or required score on the Mathematics assessment test.
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Recommendation: Completion of CSA 089 or basic computer skills, completion of WRT 101, REA 091 or required score on the assessment test before enrolling in this course. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Information: Prerequisite may be waived with consent of instructor.
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CSA120 Word Processing: Word Credit Hours: 3.00
Word processing techniques using Microsoft Word create, compare, and manage a range of documents. Includes application of templates, themes, styles, mail merge, web pages, macros, tables, forms, cross references, and indexes.
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Recommendation: CSA 089 or basic computer skills, completion of REA 091 or satisfactory score on the reading assessment test. OAP 111 or keyboarding by touching at 30 wpm. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
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CSA130 PowerPoint Credit Hours: 3.00
Fundamentals of Microsoft PowerPoint presentation software. Includes introduction to PowerPoint, beginning a presentation, templates and wizards, color scheme, drawing tools, clip art, presentation in outline view, toolbars, organization charts, graphs, advanced text and graphics, templates and the slide master, slide shows, output and presentation options, animation, video, sound, creating action buttons, connecting to the Internet, and running a slide show.
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Recommendation: Basic computer skills, completion of REA 091 or equivalent score on the reading assessment. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA170 Database: Access Credit Hours: 3.00
Techniques for using Microsoft Access. Includes an overview of Microsoft Access, creating tables, working with tables, creating and using select queries, creating and using forms, creating and using reports, creating a report that contains totals, principles of table design and relationships, table design techniques, designing select queries, customizing form designs, working with data access pages, customizing reports, parameter and action queries, query joins and crosstab queries, using advanced form techniques, creating basic macros to automate forms, using macros to provide user interaction and automate tasks, using advanced report techniques, and Access, and the Internet.
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Recommendation: Completion of CSA 089 or basic computer skills, completion of REA 091 or required score on the Reading assessment test before enrolling in this course. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA182 Microsoft Windows: Current Version Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Includes introduction to Windows, active desktop, multitasking, Windows help features, Windows Explorer, file management, Windows accessories, exchanging data between programs, print management, control panel, customizing Windows, and networking with Windows.
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Recommendation: Completion of CSA 089 or basic computer skills, completion of REA 091 or required score on the Reading assessment test before enrolling in this course. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.