Mission College Computer Applications

Student looking at computer


The Computer Applications Department 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

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.

  • Students can take classes on a wide range of application packages offered for the whole semester, online, and for short time periods (five 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:
  • Business Information Worker
  • Office Manager
  • Help Desk Support
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Web Developer

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

FAll 2017 (See Summer/Fall 2017 Schedule of Classes)


  • CAP 010A*-- Learning the Keyboard (Various class times) 1.0 units
  • CAP 010C--Keyboarding Speed & Accuracy (Various class times) 1.0 units
  • CAP 013--Ten-Key Numeric keypad (Various class times) 1.0 units

MS Office 2016 Courses

  • CAP 033A*    Word Processing Course 1  3.0 units (online)
  • CAP 045A     Intro to MS Project 1.0 units (online) Free MS Project Software!
  • CAP 045B     Intermediate MS Project 2.0 units (online) Free MS Project Software!
  • CAP 046D/CAP 046E   Introductory/ Intermediate MS PowerPoint 1.0 units each (online) 
  • CAP 047  Vision for Visionaries (2.0 units (online)
  • CAP 062B*  Intro to MS Excel  (1.0 units) (Face to Face  & online)
  • CAP 063B Intermediate MS Excel (2.0 units) (Face to face & Online)
  • CAP 081B Intermediate MS Access (2.0 units) Online
Google Apps and Web Courses (all online)
  • CAP 097A Creating Web Pages-Course 1 (1.0 units)
  • CAP 092B Google Apps 2.0 units

*These courses can be used to fulfill the requirements of the Business Information Worker I Pathway. Download the BIW flyer here.

Note: All CA students are welcome to use the Keyboarding/ Computer lab in GC-202 no matter which CA course they are taking.  Fall 2017 lab hours are Mon-Wednesday  2:30 to 5:20PM;  and Fridays 9:20 AM to 12:10PM 


Contact Information

Jeff Pallin

Administrative Specialist: 
Thuy Foot 408-855-5211

Department Chair:
Pat Hudak

AS Degree
  • Office Administration
  • Office Information Systems
  • Microsoft Office
  • Office Administration
  • Office Information Systems
Additional Catalog Information

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

Gainful Employment Disclosures

Microsoft Office

Office Administration

Office Information Systems 

This department maintains industry ties through an Advisory Committee.