Mission College Computer Applications

Dept. Chair: Pat Hudak
Email: pat.hudak@wvm.edu
Tel: 408-855-5361
Counseling: 408-855-5030

Division: Business and Technology
Division Chair: Wael Abdeljabbar

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The Computer Applications program at Mission is designed to provide skills necessary for success in the 21st century workplace. This includes a focus on
• Office Productivity
• Mobile/web applications and cloud technologies
• Web markup and client-side scripting languages

The Office Productivity area is designed to provide skills necessary for success in an ever evolving workplace setting.

The Mobile/Web applications and Cloud Technologies area provides skills necessary to effectively extend workplace collaboration, communication, and knowledge.

The Web markup and Client-side scripting languages area prepares students to develop websites and client-side web/mobile applications.


  • Students can take classes on a wide range of application packages offered for the whole semester, online, and for short time periods (four to six weeks).
  • Students can earn a variety of certificates and degrees.
  • Instructors have strong computer backgrounds who care about your success.
  • Classes are offered at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.
  • There are opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills through internships.
Career Options:
  • Office Manager
  • Help Desk Support
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Web Developer

Some career options may require more than two years of college study.

AS Degree
  • Office Administration
  • Office Information Systems
  • Computer Applications - Level II
  • Help Desk Specialist
  • Microsoft Office
  • Office Administration
  • Office Information Systems
Additional Catalog Information

Check catalog information for Degree/Certificate requirements and course lists.

Gainful Employment Disclosures
What's New?

The Computer Applications Dept. has moved to the new Gillmor Center. We have new computer labs and a new Collaboration classroom. Come see us on the Second floor-GC202 and GC-203.

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New Courses Fall 2014
  • CA37A- New Hybrid Format! Computers, Office, and the Internet. Learn about how computers work, MS Office, and Internet/Cloud Technologies.
    • Hybrid- Lecture online and Lab on campus in new Collaboration Classroom in the Gillmor Center
    • 3 units
  • CA47- Visio for Visionaries (Learn about the Microsoft software that does so many things to help you visualize your world.) See CA47 flyer.
    • Online 2.0 units.
    • Orientation is Thursday, Oct. 2 from 6 to 7pm in room GC-205
    • 10/2/14 to 12/12/14
    • Free MS Visio 2013 software!
Learn Office 2013, Windows 8.1 and the Web. Take these classes for Fall 2014!

Office 2013 and Windows 8.1

  • CA33A Word Course 1
  • CA46D/CA46E MS PowerPoint  Introductory & Intermediate
  • CA45A/CA45B  MS Project Introductory and Intermediate
  • CA62B/ CA63B MS Excel Introductory & Intermediate

  • CA64 Excel Inside and Out (3.0 units-- Hybrid--Online Lecture and on campus Lab in new Collaboration Classroom!)

  • CA70 Using MS Windows 8.1 (on campus course)--Will be offiered in Summer 2015

  • CA81B Introduction to MS Access

Web and JavaScript courses

  • CA88A/CA88B  JavaScript- Beginning/Intermediate
  • CA97A, B, C  Creating Web Pages, CSS, HTML5
Learning Outcomes

The Computer Applications program at Mission College has two areas of emphasis. The Office Administration area is designed to provide skills necessary for success in an office setting, from clerk to supervisor/manager. The Office Information System area is focused on computer application skills necessary to effectively use the computer to increase productivity (without working harder) in an office environment. Upon completion of courses in Computer Applications students will be able to:

  • Design and publish Web Pages; design and create databases, reports, forms, and presentations;
  • Analyze, assess, and produce a business document that is a solution to a given problem (reservation letter, report and budget);
  • Demonstrate an increase in keyboarding speed and productivity;
  • Apply computer skills with knowledge of application software (PowerPoint, Excel, and Access) to create  professional business presentations, forms, databases and spreadsheets.
  • Design, predict, assess, estimate, classify a plan to manage a project (launching a new product or starting a new company);
  • Demonstrate appropriate academic and professional use of the Internet.

Students will be assessed through exams and work that reflects their ability to design and publish web pages, produce professional business documents and use the Internet for business applications.




This department maintains industry ties through an Advisory Committee.