Microcomputer Applications Career Profile and Job Duties

Career Profile for Microcomputer Applications

Program Description       
This 540 clock hour program requires the completion of 16 weeks of study.  This program familiarizes students with fundamental PC, MS Office and accounting skills for an entry level position as an office clerk/administrative assistant.  

Program Objectives
This program is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills and knowledge to perform office administration duties utilizing a personal computer and various MS Office software programs including Word, Excel, and Power Point and also prepare letters and emails via the Internet.
Occupational Objectives                 
Graduates of the program may qualify for entry-level positions as an Office Receptionist or Administrator in a business office setting.  Licensure Goal/Requirements: None

Requirements for Graduation: Students must have at a minimum, an accumulative grade point average of 78% or “C” grade, along with a minimum of 70% of the total scheduled program hours attended, in order to be considered for graduation. Pass tests at end of modules and pass final exam, Internship/externship not required.

Program Length/Class Hours

Day: 6 hours and 45 min. a day, 5 days a week, 540 total clock hours, 16 weeks of study.

 

 

Course Title
Introduction to Computers                                                50            
Word Processing and Keyboarding                  70          
Microsoft Windows 7                                         70            
MS Word                                                               70            
MS Excel                                                               70          
MS Power Point                                                   70            
MS Access                                                            70          
Introduction to the Internet                               70            
Total Clock Hours                                          540

Course Description

1. Introduction to Computers – Students will learn full working knowledge of a PC in a MS Windows environment, and learn how to operate MS Office programs.  A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
2. Word Processing and Keyboarding - Students will learn keyboarding skills and techniques to improve keyboarding speed, they will also how to create documents on a PC and know how to edit, save, retrieve, merge and format common business documents.  Students will also learn how to add, remove and edit basic graphics and pictures on documents.  Student will also learn to create and manage a database by editing, sorting, indexing and merging files.  Finally, they will learn how to create and print reports related to specific database projects. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
3. Microsoft Windows 7 - Student will learn common Windows 7 tasks, including managing files, applications, media, and how to access the Internet. Students will also learn how to navigate the Windows 7 interface, customize the computers desktop, and work with the file system. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
4. MS Word – Students will learn how to use MS Word on a P.C. including how to create, store and mange documents.  Students will also learn how to use various styles, formats and insert images onto a document. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
5. MS Excel – Student will learn how to create spreadsheets along with assigning particular functions to individual cells, including adding graphs, text and numerous data entry functions associated with spreadsheets. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.   
6. MS Power Point – Students will learn the basic functions of the Power Point software including how to create slides and insertion of text and graphics. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module. 
7. MS Access – Students will learn how to create a basic database using MS Access and build tables and reports that can store data. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
8. Introduction to the Internet – Students will learn how to sign-on to an Internet connection on a PC, and will also learn search engine, email and upload/download protocols. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
Final Examination                                                                                                                                                         A minimum passing score of 78%, or “C” grade, is required for the Final Comprehensive Examination taken at the end of this program, along with a minimum of 70% of the total scheduled program hours attended, in order to be considered for graduation.
Program Equipment List

  • 15 Desktop Computers -  Dell, Intel Pentium 4, 2.8 GHZ CPU, Intel i865p/pe/6/i848p Motherboard, Graphic AGP 4x 256mb video card, Memory DDR 1536 MB x 2, 32 bit operating system Windows 7.  (Owned)
  • Computer Monitors - 17” HNC 1080x724 LCD flat panel monitor. (Owned) 
  • Printer/Scanner/Copy Machine- Brother Printer MFC7860DW Wireless Monochrome Printer with Scanner, Copier & Fax- Print and copy up to 27ppm, built-in wireless and Ethernet network interfaces, automatic duplex for producing two-sided output, 35-page capacity auto document feeder, adjustable, 250-sheet capacity paper tray, plus manual feed slot. (Owned)
  • Software programs: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access), Windows ME, XP, and Vista, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, (Owned)
  • Belkin 36-piece Computer Tool Kit with Black Case includes non-magnetic tools: 9 Pc. Allen wrench set, 2-Way Mini Screwdriver, 1 Phillips, 1 Flat, 2-Way Phillips/Regular Screwdriver, 5" Long Nose Pliers, 6" #1 Phillips Screwdriver (150mm long), Screwdriver-to-Socket Adapter, Anti-Static Wrist Band, Black Zipper Case, Color Box, Flat Head (6, 5mm), IC Extractor, Phillips Head (#2, #1), Reversible Ratchet, Socket (10, 9, 8, 7, 6mm), Spare Parts Box, 3-Pronged Parts Retriever, Torx Bit(T25, T20, T15, T10, T8), Tweezers. (Owned) 

SCHOOL PERFORMANCE FACT SHEET

Before you enroll, this form is to make you aware of Sutech School of Vocational and Technical Training current completion rates, employment rates and salary information. The following statistics represent the period of: January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2015

MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS                                                                                   (540 Total Clock Hours)

ON-TIME COMPLETION RATES


Calendar Year

Number of students who began program ˡ

Students available for graduation ²

Graduates ³

Completion Rate ⁴

Student
Initials

2015

67

59

32

54%

 

2014

32

26

26

100%

 

  1. Number of students Who Began Program” means the number of students who began a program who are scheduled to complete the program within the reporting calendar year
  2. “Students available for graduation” is the number of students who began program minus the number of “ Students Unavailable for Graduation,” which means those students who have died, been incarcerated, or called to active military duty.
  3. “Graduates” is the number of students who completed the program within 100% of the published program length
  4. “Completion Rate” is the number of graduates divided by the Number of Students Available for Graduation.

Students Completing After Published Program Length (101-150% Completion Rate)

 

Calendar Year

 

Number of Students Who Began Program1

   
Students Available for Graduation2

 

150% Graduates3

 

150%                       Completion Rate4

 

Student Initials

2015

67

59

0

0%

 

2014

32

26

0

0%

 

  1. “Number of students Who Began Program” means the number of students who began a program who are scheduled to complete the program within the reporting calendar year
  2. “Students available for graduation” is the number of students who began program minus the number of “ Students Unavailable for Graduation,” which means those students who have died, been incarcerated, or called to active military duty.
  3. “150% Graduates” is the number of students who completed within 101%-150% of the program length.
  4. “150% Completion Rate” is the number of students who completed the program in the reported calendar year within 101%-150% of the published program length divided by the Number of Students Available for Graduation in the published program length period.

PLACEMENT RATES


Calendar Year

Number of Graduatesˡ

Graduates available for employment²

Graduates employed in the field³

Placement Rate% Employed in field⁴

Graduates employed in the field less than 32 hours

Graduates employed in the field 32 hours or more

Student
Initials

2015

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Because of te change in th Bureau's reporting regulations, wich became effective july 14, 2016 this institution was not required to collect data for its 2015 and prior graduates.

 (1) “Number of Graduates” is the number of students who completed the program within 100% of the published program length.
(2) “Graduates available for employment” means the number of graduates minus the number of graduates unavailable for employment. “Graduates unavailable for employment” means graduates who, after graduation, die, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution.
(3) “Graduates employed in the field” means graduates who report that they are gainfully employed within six months of graduation in a position for which the skills obtained through the education and training provided by the institution are required or provided a significant advantage to the graduate in obtaining the position.
(4) Placement Rate is calculated by dividing the number of graduates gainfully employed in the field by the number of graduates available for employment.
SALARY WAGE AND INFORMATION


Calendar Year

Graduates Available for Employment1

Graduates Employed in the Field2

Annual Salary and Wage Reported by                             Graduates Employed in the Field

15,000to 20,000

20,001to 25,000

25,001to 30,000

30,001to 35,000

35,001to 40,000

40,001 to 45,000 or more

Graduates Not  Reporting Salaries3

2015

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Because of te change in th Bureau's reporting regulations, wich became effective july 14, 2016 this institution was not required to collect data for its 2015 and prior graduates.

(1) “Graduates Available for Employment” is the total number of graduates minus the number of graduates unavailable for employment.  “Graduates Unavailable for Employment” means graduates who, after graduation, die, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution.
(2) “Graduates Employed in the Field” are graduates who are gainfully employed within six months of graduation in a position for which the skills obtained through the education and training provided by the institution are required or provided a significant advantage to the graduate in obtaining the position.
(3) Salary is as reported by the student.  Not all graduates reported salaries.

This fact sheet is filed with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.  Regardless of any information you may have relating to completion rates, starting salaries, or license exam passage rates, this fact sheet contains information which is calculated pursuant to state law.
Any questions a student may have regarding this fact sheet that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento California, 95833,
or calling 1-888-370-7589, or by visiting www.bppe.ca.gov