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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.
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.
Information: CSA 100 meets occupational general education computer and information literacy requirements and is a one credit version of CIS/CSA 104.
Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
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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.
Information: Same as CIS 104.
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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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, or required score on the mathematics assessment test, or TEC 111.
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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.
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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.
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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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.
 
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 CIS/CSA 104 prior to enrolling in this course.
Offered: Fall.
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.
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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.
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.
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