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Female student sitting at computerThe Computer Applications and Business Technology Department at Casper College provides educational programs to assist students in developing and attaining knowledge in order to obtain a position in various businesses using the latest systems and software.

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Rachel Wright
Academic Assistant
307-268-2389
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      Roberta Marvel
Department Chair
(307) 268-3539

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  • Robbi Marvel
    • Phone: (307) 268-3539
    • Office:BU 404C
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  • Dana Ladd
    • Phone: (307) 268-3018
    • Office: BU 211
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  • Justin Hoffman
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BOTK 1530 Customer Service (1L,1CR):
This introductory course will cover topics relevant to customer service such as response time, professional appearance and attitude, and telephone skills.

BOTK 1540 Business English (3L,3CR):
For those who need a review of basic communication skills. Students study the fundamentals of grammar, punctuation, and spelling. These skills are applied to situations that occur in business offices.

BOTK 1655 Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy (2LB,1CR):
This course provides students with proven techniques for improving their precision and performance. The drills are designed to increase keying speeds while maintaining a high degree of accuracy. This class offers the students the opportunity to move their keyboarding efficiency to the next level. Extra laboratory work may be required. Students need to know the keyboard.

BOTK 1660 Document Formatting (.5L,3LB,2CR):
This course emphasizes development of document formatting skills using word processing software. Students will learn to properly format those documents used in the working world: letters, memos, reports, tables, and other common and/or specialized formats. Some extra laboratory work may be necessary. Minimum keyboarding skills of 30 wpm needed.

BOTK 1955 Professional Development (3L,3CR):
Designed to provide an awareness of the "people" skills essential for job success. Topics include developing a positive self-image, a professional self-image, business ethics, time management, human relations and communication skills, organizational dynamics, and career management.

BOTK 1980 Cooperative Work Experience I (1-3CR) (Max. 6):
The student is given the opportunity to gain practical, on-the-job experience within the student’s area of business specialization. Supervision will be by program coordinator and employer. A minimum of 80 hours of on-the-job training represents one semester hour. The student must maintain 12 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA during the semester. Prerequisite: student must be a full-time business information systems major and have permission of the instructor.

BOTK 2905 Professional Office Procedures and Information Management (3L,3CR):
Practical study of the skills required for employment in professional office environments in the areas of front office procedures and records management. Office management skills will include information processing skills, communication skills, telecommunication skills, public relations skills, using office equipment, and procurement. Records management studies will provide an overview of the field of records and information management by identifying skills that are applicable to the management of records in all fields, as well as records center and depository management and records management consulting. Legal and ethical issues in the records management field will be addressed, as well as the basics for both manual filing and electronic records management and are reinforced through text and workbook practice set activities.

BOTK 2970 Internship: Help Desk (1-3CR):
This internship will allow students to develop and practice the basic skills required to be able to offer "help desk" types of services to organizations. The student will use the technical skills acquired during application course work and will develop and use "soft skills" such as problem solving, multitasking, and customer service. The student must be motivated, well organized, and able to work independently under time constraints. A minimum of 80 hours of on-the-job training represents one semester credit hour. The student must maintain 12 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA during the semester. This class should be taken in the last year of program.

BOTK 2975 Independent Study (1-8CR):
Uncataloged business courses for persons who wish additional preparation in specific computer software. Course is self-paced with individualized instruction and is designed to meet the needs of an employed person. Extra laboratory work may be required. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

BUSN 2020 Professional Development in the International Business Practices Firm (3L, 3CR):
Students will use an international business model to prepare for the real-world global business environment. Students will work as team members in a simulated business environment to perform various business functions as the firm transacts business with students in other simulated companies both in the U.S. and in other countries. As members of the team, the students will work on the business skills and the people skills essential for professional success. Topics and activities include critical thinking and hands-on experience in the areas of purchasing, accounting, marketing, and human resources; professional self-image; business ethics; time management; human relations and communication skills; organizational dynamics; and career management.

CMAP 1500 Computer Keyboarding (2LB,1CR):
This course will give students hands-on experience with the microcomputer keyboard for application in computer usage. Designed for students with no previous keyboarding instruction. Extra laboratory work may be required. Available for S/U or letter grade.

CMAP 1505 Introduction to Computers (.5L,1LB,1CR):
Introductory course for students interested in personal computer use. Students will use a microcomputer to gain some hands-on experience in popular business software. Will provide exposure to software packages which could lead to more in-depth and advanced work.

CMAP 1510 Computer Literacy (3L,2LB, 4CR):
This course is a survey of various methods to process data, emphasizing the personal computer and its impact on traditional business applications. Topics include input-output devices and advancements in computer hardware, software, and data communications. Two hours per week devoted to computer laboratory will be used to introduce the student to the computer hardware, system software, application software, and hands-on labs.

CMAP 1615 Operating Systems (1L,2LB,2CR):
This course is an introduction to the Windows operating system. The fundamentals of the Windows operating system will be explored. Students will learn to use the help, my computer, and Internet features of Windows. In addition, they will learn how to manage files and organize disks, how to customize the desktop, how to share data between programs, how to perform primary system maintenance, and they will be exposed to the multimedia/Internet functions of Windows. Windows experience is recommended.

CMAP 1700 Word Processing I (.5L,1LB,1CR):
The following techniques will be presented: creating documents, deleting and inserting text, moving, copying, printing, formatting, using multiple documents, finding and replacing text, and running a spelling check. Extra laboratory work may be required. Keyboarding ability recommended.

CMAP 1705 Word Processing II (.5L,1LB,1CR):
The following techniques will be presented: additional editing and formatting skills, some DOS features, page numbering, boilerplates, special printing effects, math maneuvers, merge printing of form letters and envelopes, and producing mailing labels. Extra laboratory work may be required. Keyboarding ability.

CMAP 1710 Word Processing III (.5L,1LB,1CR):
The following techniques will be presented: preparing fill-in documents, conditional merge printing, automating document assembly, merging with math, creating tables of contents and indexes, adding soft fonts, working with data bases and spreadsheets, keyboarding macros and using additional advanced features. Extra laboratory work may be required. Prerequisite: CMAP 1705.

CMAP 1715 Word Processing (1L,4LB,3CR):
Will cover basic through advanced functions of word processing software. Training will be provided on microcomputers in the origination, processing, editing, and output of the document cycle. Various formats, applications, and exercises will be utilized to produce a variety of professional documents. Extra laboratory work may be required. A keyboarding speed of 30 wpm is needed to succeed. (Dual listing MOUS 1715.)

CMAP 1750 Spreadsheet Applications I (.5L,1LB,1CR):
Designed to integrate information processing and spreadsheet problems and to create applications for the modern business environment. Extra laboratory work may be required.

CMAP 1755 Spreadsheet Applications II (.5L,1LB,1CR):
This course is designed to integrate information processing and intermediate level spreadsheet problems and to create applications for the modern business environment. Prerequisite: CMAP 1750 or permission of the flex lab instructor.

CMAP 1760 Spreadsheet Applications III (.5L,1LB,1CR):
This course is designed to integrate information processing and advanced level spreadsheet problems and to create applications for the modern business environment. Prerequisite: CMAP 1755 or permission of the flex lab instructor.

CMAP 1765 Spreadsheet Applications (2L,2LB,3CR):
This course covers the features of Microsoft Excel. Topics include creating worksheets, charts, formulas; developing functions, formatting, Web queries, What-If analysis; creating static and dynamic Web pages, data tables, financial schedules; creating, sorting, and querying a list; creating templates; working with multiple worksheets and workbooks, object linking and embedding (OLE), using macros, importing data, and working with Pivot Charts.  (Dual listing MOUS 1765.)

CMAP 1800 Database Applications I (.5L,1LB,1CR):
The following operations will be presented: designing, creating, editing, sorting, indexing, and searching database files. Database files will be used with Wizards to create queries, tables, forms, and reports. Keyboarding skill equivalent of 20 wpm is needed to succeed.

CMAP 1805 Database Applications II (.5L,1LB,1CR):
This course is designed to integrate information processing and intermediate level database problems and to create applications for the modern business environment. Prerequisite: CMAP 1800 or permission of the flex lab instructor.

CMAP 1810 Database Applications III (.5L,1LB,1CR):
This course is designed to integrate information processing and advanced level database problems and to create applications for the modern business environment. Prerequisite: CMAP 1805 or permission of the flex lab instructor.

CMAP 1815 Database Applications (2L,2LB,3CR):
The following operations will be presented: designing, creating, editing, sorting, indexing, and searching database files. Database files will be used with Wizards to create queries, tables, forms, and reports. Students will apply operations and learn to use multiple databases, create advanced queries and custom forms and reports, integrate documents with other programs, and use the World Wide Web and hyperlink fields. Keyboarding skills equivalent to 20 wpm are needed to succeed. (Dual listing MOUS 1815.)

CMAP 1850 Desktop Publishing I (.5-,1.5L, 1-3LB,1-3CR):
Provides desktop publishing concepts and hands-on microcomputer training. Advanced techniques of integrating text and graphics to create various business documents will be emphasized. Extra laboratory work will be required. Prerequisite: CMAP 1715 or CMAP 1700,1705 and 1710 or permission of the instructor.

CMAP 1855 Desktop Publishing II (2L,2LB,3CR):
This course provides an introduction to desktop publishing. Topics include creating and editing single-page and multi-page publications, using wizards, commercial printing considerations, editing text, colors and graphic design objects, and creating flyers, newsletters, brochures, logos, calendars, and Web pages. Also included are topics covering business forms such as letterheads, business cards, envelopes, labels with mail merge, invoices, fax covers, tables, Web forms for e-commerce, and object linking and embedding.  Keyboarding skills equivalent to 20 wpm are needed to succeed.

CMAP 1886 Outlook (.5L,1LB,1CR):
Use your computer for an all-in-one organizer. Keep track of appointments, e-mail, faxes, addresses, to-do-lists, and reminder notes. Keyboarding skills equivalent to 20 wpm are needed to succeed.

CMAP 2220 Spreadsheets for Management (2L,2LB,3CR):
Development of skills in business decision-making with emphasis on problem analysis, data gathering, and recommended solutions to case-type problems. All features of spreadsheets will be explored including spreadsheet analysis, data base management, macro programming, and charts. Extra laboratory work may be required. Prerequisite: completion of COSC 1200, ACCT 2010 and minimum COMPASS score of 33 or ACT score of 21, keyboarding ability, or permission of the instructor is required. (Spring semester.)

CMAP 2630 Presentation Graphics (.5-2L,1-2LB,1-3CR):
Designed to provide a basic interactive component utilizing presentation software. Topics will include multimedia that interacts with image, sound, and text data. Procedures include authoring multimedia presentation projects using CD-ROMS, animation, sound files, and object linking and embedding technology. Extra laboratory work may be required. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CMAP 1615 and CMAP 1715 are recommended. (Dual listing MOUS 2630.)

CMAP 2990 Topics: (Subtitle) (.33-4CR):
Consists of investigations and discussions with respect to current topics in computer applications.

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