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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 and MyPima, email basics, and basic word processing skills.
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Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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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.
Information: CSA 100 meets occupational general education computer and information literacy requirements and is a one credit version of CSA 101.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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CSA101 Computer Fundamentals Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of computer applications and functions. Includes historical significance of the computer, Internet fundamentals, components of a computer system, spreadsheet, database, and word processing use within a workplace.
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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.
Information: CSA 101 meets occupational general education computer and information literacy requirements and is a three credit version of CSA 100.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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CSA107 Computer Communications and Systems for Business Credit Hours: 3.00
Overview of computer operating procedures. Includes hardware; software; the Internet and World Wide Web; communications, networks, and servers; database management; computer ethics and issues; information system development; and computer careers.
Prerequisite(s): CSA 101.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA110A Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel Module A Credit Hours: 1.00
Spreadsheets applications using Microsoft Excel at the beginning level. Includes spreadsheet concepts, formulas and functions, formatting worksheets and cells, and working with charts and graphics.
Prerequisite(s): MAT 086 or required score on the mathematics assessment test, or TEC 111.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Completion of CSA 089 or basic computer skills, completion of REA 091 or required score on the Compass Reading assessment test before enrolling in this course.
Information: Prerequisite may be waived with consent of instructor. CSA 110A, 110B, and 110C together constitute CSA 110.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA110B Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel Module B Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of CSA 110A. Includes spreadsheet applications using Microsoft Excel at the intermediate level. Also includes Excel Lists, managing multiple worksheets and workbooks, collaborating on a workbook, and developing an Excel application.
Prerequisite(s): CSA 110A.
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Information: CSA 110A, 110B, and 110C together constitute CSA 110.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA110C Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel Module C Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of CSA 110B. Includes spreadsheet applications using Microsoft Excel at the advanced level. Also includes data tables and Scenario management, using Solver, importing data, and advanced functions and filtering.
Prerequisite(s): CSA 110B.
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Information: CSA 110A, 110B, and 110C together constitute CSA 110.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
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 or required score on the mathematics assessment test, or TEC 111.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Completion of CSA 089 or basic computer skills, completion of REA 091 or required score on the Compass Reading assessment test before enrolling in this course.
Information: Prerequisite may be waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
CSA120A Word Processing: Word Module A Credit Hours: 1.00
Microsoft Word at an introductory level. Includes getting started with Word for Windows, editing a document, enhancing text, formatting a document, and multipage documents.
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Recommendation: CSA 089 or basic computer skills, completion of REA 091 or reading assessment at REA 112.
Information: CSA 120A, 120B, and 120C together constitute CSA 120.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA120B Word Processing: Word Module B Credit Hours: 1.00
Microsoft Word at an intermediate level. Includes templates, themes and styles, mail merge, document comparison and collaboration, and web page creation.
Prerequisite(s): CSA 120A.
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Information: CSA 120A, 120B, and 120C together constitute CSA 120.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA120C Word Processing: Word Module C Credit Hours: 1.00
Microsoft Word at an advanced level. Includes macros, advanced table techniques, forms, cross references, and indexes.
Prerequisite(s): CSA 120B.
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Information: CSA 120A, 120B, and 120C together constitute CSA 120.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
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 111A or keyboarding by touching at 30 wpm.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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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: CSA 089 or basic computer skills, completion of REA 091 or satisfactory score on the reading assessment.
Information: CSA 130A, 130B, and 130C together constitute CSA 130.
Offered: Fall.
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CSA141 Integrated Office Suite Credit Hours: 4.00
Practical applications and concepts using integrated Microsoft Office Software. Includes concepts, functions and features of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and integrated case studies.
Prerequisite(s): CSA 101.
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Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA152A Internet Browser: Microsoft Explorer Module A Credit Hours: 1.00
Fundamentals of Microsoft Internet Explorer at the beginning levels. Includes introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web, browsing the Web, customizing the browser, printing and saving Web pages, and searching the Web.
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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.
Information: CSA 152A and 152B together constitute CSA 152.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA152B Internet Browser: Microsoft Explorer Module B Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of CSA 152A. Includes fundamentals of Microsoft Internet Explorer at the intermediate level. Also includes locating information resources on the Web, communication and file transferring using the Internet, using security features, and enhancing Internet Explorer.
Prerequisite(s): CSA 152A.
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Information: CSA 152A and 152B together constitute CSA 152.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA152 Internet Browser: Microsoft Explorer Credit Hours: 2.00
Fundamentals of Microsoft Internet Explorer. Includes introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web, browsing the Web, customizing the browser, printing and saving Web pages, searching the Web, information resources on the Web, communication and file transferring using the internet, security features, enhancing internet explorer, and ethics and intellectual properties.
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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.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA155 Microsoft Expression Web Credit Hours: 3.00
Web site concepts and design using Microsoft Expression Web. Includes web site concepts, web site development, creating and editing web content, using Cascading Style Sheets, optimizing the web site, dynamic web templates and scripting, and legal and usability issues.
Prerequisite(s): CSA 101.
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Recommendation: Completion of CSA 152 or skills using the Internet and the World Wide Web before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA159 Introduction to Web Pages Using Dreamweaver Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to web site concepts in a Microsoft Windows environment using Dreamweaver. Includes the principles behind HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Extensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML), and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Also includes the creation and formatting of web pages and inclusion of graphic elements, images, tables, links, forms, layout and printing of web pages.
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Recommendation: Completion of CSA 101 prior to enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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CSA167 Fireworks for Microsoft Windows Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to Fireworks for Microsoft Windows. Includes the Fireworks environment, creating vector graphics transforming vector images and effects, bitmap images, using text, libraries, optimizing graphics for the Web, hotspot links, slicing and rollovers, vector paths, image effects, advanced rollovers and slicing, symbols, instances, and animation, history panel, and Macromedia integration.
Prerequisite(s): CSA 165.
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Recommendation: Completion of CSA 101 before enrolling in this course.
Information: Advanced computer skill is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA168 Flash for Microsoft Windows Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to Flash as a Web development tool. Includes the Flash environment, vector vs. bitmap graphics, creating and manipulating objects, history panel, working with text, multiple layers in a movie, creating animation, Flash movie publishing, symbols and instances, organizing large projects interactivity in Flash, libraries, working with sound, using ActionScript, testing and publishing a Flash movie, and Macromedia integration.
Prerequisite(s): CSA 165.
Course Corequisites:
Recommendation: Completion of CSA 101 before enrolling in this course.
Information: Advanced computer application skill is required before enrolling in this course.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA169 Dreamweaver Planning and Search Engine Optimization Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced web site concepts in the Microsoft Windows environment using Dreamweaver. Includes how to identify the audience, planning web pages, and web site accessibility. Also includes search engine optimization and preparing a site to be seen on search engines.
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Recommendation: Completion of CSA 101 before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA170A Database: Access Module A Credit Hours: 1.00
Microsoft Access at the beginning level. Includes an overview of Access, creating tables, working with tables, creating and using select queries, creating and using forms, creating and using reports, and creating a report that contains totals.
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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.
Information: CSA 170A, 170B, and 170C together constitute CSA 170.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA170B Database: Access Module B Credit Hours: 1.00
Microsoft Access at the intermediate level. Includes techniques to enhance database designs using the principles of normalization and table relationships. Also includes principles of table design, principles of table relationships, table design techniques, designing select queries, customizing form designs, working with data access pages, and customizing reports.
Prerequisite(s): CSA 170A.
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Information: CSA 170A, 170B, and 170C together constitute CSA 170.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA170C Database: Access Module C Credit Hours: 1.00
Microsoft Access at the advanced level. Includes advanced techniques for using complex queries, creating more efficient forms and reports, and automating forms. Also includes 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.
Prerequisite(s): CSA 170B.
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Information: CSA 170A, 170B, and 170C together constitute CSA 170.
Offered: May not be offered this year, check class schedule.
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.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
Course Outline Schedule of Classes
 
CSA182A Microsoft Windows: Current Version Module A Credit Hours: 1.00
Overview of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Includes introduction to Windows, active desktop, multitasking, and Windows help features.
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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.
Information: CSA 182A, 182B, and 182C together constitute CSA 182.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA182B Microsoft Windows: Current Version Module B Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of CSA 182A. Includes Windows Explorer, file management, Windows accessories, and exchanging data between programs.
Prerequisite(s): CSA 182A.
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Information: CSA 182A, 182B, and 182C together constitute CSA 182.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA182C Microsoft Windows: Current Version Module C Credit Hours: 1.00
Continuation of CSA 182B. Includes print management, control panel, customizing Windows, and networking with Windows.
Prerequisite(s): CSA 182B.
Course Corequisites:
Information: CSA 182A, 182B, and 182C together constitute CSA 182.
Offered: Spring.
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.
Prerequisite(s):
Course Corequisites:
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.
Offered: Fall.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA207 Microsoft Publisher Credit Hours: 3.00
Desktop publishing for administrative support personnel. Includes a variety of desktop publishing software, terms and concepts, text, graphics, page format, other features, and basic design.
Prerequisite(s): CSA 120 or 120A and 120B.
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Offered: Fall, Summer.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
CSA210 Microsoft Excel Fundamentals Credit Hours: 2.00
Basic and intermediate functions and features of Microsoft Excel. Includes cells and cell content, data analysis, formula calculations, graphics, workgroup collaborations, format and print worksheets, and managing and modifying workbooks. Also includes preparation for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel Certification.
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Information: Completion of CSA 089, CSA 100, or basic computer skills, and completion of REA 091 or testing above REA 091 on the Reading assessment test before enrolling in this course.
Offered: Spring.
Course Outline This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.