CAS - Computer Applications and Office Systems Outcomes

AAS: Computer Applications and Office Systems - Administrative Assistant

  • Produce professional, error-free, timely documents by using current and emerging software and hardware technology.
  • Effectively communicate their own creative and critical ideas; respond effectively both verbally an in written format to the spoken, written, and visual ideas of others.
  • Use critical thinking, organization and problem solving to effectively manage numeric, alphabetic and digital data.
  • Assess and analyze new tasks to determine what computer technology should be utilized to effectively complete the tasks.
  • Establish and follow procedures to manage digital and hard copy office documents.
  • Apply planning and time management principles to accomplish workplace efficiency and achieve company objectives.
  • Perform general office tasks: plan and participate in meetings, coordinate travel arrangements, schedule appointments, greet clients/customers, and process mail.
  • Understand roles within teams, work units, departments, and organizations to identify the effect of systems on the activities of a business or an organization.
  • Exhibit people skills to deal effectively with a variety of personalities and diverse individuals. 10.2007

AAS: Computer Applications and Office Systems - Administrative Office Professional

The outcomes were developed and approved by the statewide consortium. They retain the spirit of the PCC goal of degree and certificate outcomes.

  • Produce professional, error free, timely documents by using current and emerging software and hardware technology. Evaluate and analyze new tasks to determine what computer technology should be utilized to effectively complete the tasks.
  • Perform general office tasks: plan and participate in meetings; coordinate travel arrangement; schedule appointments; greet clients/customer; process mail; manage equipment, supplies, and other resources in a timely manner to maintain workplace efficiency.
  • Work effectively in a team and group setting by understanding roles within teams, work units, departments, and organizations. Exhibit effective people skills to deal with a variety of personalities and diverse individuals,
  • Effectively communicate creative and critical ideas; respond effectively both verbally and in written format to the spoken, written, and visual ideas of others. Collaborate with others to develop and implement company vision, goals, and tasks.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of office practices and procedures and recommend and implement necessary changes. Use planning and time management principles to accomplish workplace efficiency and achieve company objectives.
  • Use critical thinking, organization, and problem solving to effectively manage numeric, alphabetic, and digital data. Apply knowledge of basic accounting procedures to the basic record-keeping requirements of a business using applicable technology. 11.2009

AAS: Computer Applications and Office Systems - Website Development and Design

  • Apply website development and design skills in a business environment to produce dynamic website following current professional and/or industry standards.
  • Use critical thinking skills to identify and make recommendations regarding key web design and development issues including human factors, visual interface, and customer and business partner considerations.
  • Apply knowledge of website development and design tools to address current and future business issues.
  • Use an understanding of the website development and design process to communicate effectively in a business environment. 
  • Work within the ethical and professional parameters of the website development and design industry. 1.2012

One-Year Certificate: Computer Applications and Office Systems

  • Students who successfully complete the One-Year Certificate will have skills and knowledge appropriate to performing basic entry-level office work. 2.2009

One-Year Certificate: Computer Applications and Office Systems - Web Site Development and Design

  • Apply website development and design skills in a business environment to create and maintain functional websites following current professional and/or industry standards.
  • Work in the role of administrative support or as an entrepreneur to develop and manage departmental and personal websites.
  • Assist website developers and designers in the production of professional dynamic websites.
  • Use critical thinking skills to identify key web design issues including human factors, visual interface, and customer and business partner considerations.
  • Apply knowledge of the web design profession to determine whether to pursue a 2-year degree. 1.2012

Less than One-Year Certificate: Virtual Assistant

  • Use technological skills to contract office support to entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations.
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving to effectively communicate with clients.
  • Exhibit people skills to deal effectively with a variety of personalities and diverse individuals utilizing the virtual office environment.
  • Create a virtual community.
  • Manage equipment, supplies, and other resources to maintain office efficiency.
  • Apply planning and time management principles to accomplish workplace efficiency and achieve business objectives. 5.2008

Less than One-Year Certificate: Basic Computer Literacy Career Pathway Certificate

  • Be prepared for entry-level jobs in the area of office support and information clerk.
  • Apply new computer applications and office skills at an entry level. 06.2012

Less than One-Year Certificate: Word Processing Career Pathway Certificate

  • Be prepared for entry-level jobs in the area of word processor and clerical support.
  • Learn new computer applications and office skills.
  • Upgrade existing computer applications and office skills 9.2006

Less than One-Year Certificate: Spreadsheet Career Pathway Certificate

  • Be prepared for entry-level jobs in the area of bookkeeping assistant, data entry, office assistant and bank teller.
  • Learn new computer applications and office skills.
  • Upgrade existing computer applications and office skills 9.2006

Less than One-Year Certificate: Office Assistant Career Pathway Certificate

  • Be prepared for entry-level jobs in the area of office assistant.
  • Learn new computer applications and office skills.
  • Upgrade existing computer applications and office skills 9.2006

Less than One-Year Certificate: Web Assistant I Career Pathway Certificate

  • Provide basic support for existing websites in the workplace. 1.2013

Less than One-Year Certificate: Web Assistant II Career Pathway Certificate

  • Be prepared for entry-level jobs in the area of web designer. 1.2012