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Office Computer Applications (SOC CODE: 43-9011.00)

Job Description Overview

Monitor and control electronic computer and peripheral electronic data processing equipment to process business, scientific, engineering, and other data according to operating instructions. Monitor and respond to operating and error messages. May enter commands at a computer terminal and set controls on computer and peripheral devices.

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Sample Job Duties

  • Enter commands, using computer terminal, and activate controls on computer and peripheral equipment to integrate and operate equipment.
  • Monitor the system for equipment failure or errors in performance.
  • Type command on keyboard to transfer encoded data from memory unit to magnetic tape and assist in labeling, classifying, cataloging and maintaining tapes.
  • Respond to program error messages by finding and correcting problems or terminating the program.
  • Notify supervisor or computer maintenance technicians of equipment malfunctions.
  • Answer telephone calls to assist computer users encountering problems.
  • Record information such as computer operating time, problems that occurred, and actions taken.
  • Clear equipment at end of operating run and review schedule to determine next assignment.
  • Operate spreadsheet programs and other types of software to load and manipulate data and to produce reports.
  • Help programmers and systems analysts test and debug new programs.

    What Classes Do I Need to Take?

    • Office Computer Applications

      Office Computer Applications Certificate
      This certificate in Office Computer Applications is customized to meet the needs of the entry-level adult student or professional, who is seeking to acquire an array of office computer skills required in a computerized office environment.

      Program Learning Outcomes

      • Upon successful completion of this sequence of beginning-level computer courses, students will be prepared for entry-level office support employment.

        Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

      Required Courses

      Course Prefix Course Name Units
      VOC CPBC1
      Basic Computing - Level 1
      VOC CPBC2
      Basic Computing - Level 2
      VOC CPBC3
      Basic Computing - Level 3
      Internet Research - an Introduction
      VOC CPCC
      Creative Computing
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