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Open Entry Courses

Students taking any of our open-entry courses have the opportunity to set their own pace, working independently on assignments and monitoring their own progress. They can expect to dedicate at least 1.5 hours a week and complete at least one lesson a week. Work for most courses can be completed from home, though students need to appear in person to turn in work, get coaching, and take tests.

For more information and to receive an add code, please attend one of the CABT scheduled orientations during the first two weeks of the semester.

If you can’t make it to a scheduled orientation, you may arrange an individual orientation. Stop by the CABT staff desk in the Computer Technology Center, call (831) 479-6277, or e-mail cabt@cabrillo.edu.


Keyboarding

  • CABT 210 Basic Computer Keyboarding: CABT 210 is a basic skills level class that introduces elementary keyboarding techniques using the alphabet keys. It is designed for very beginning students. Students will use the software to practice a minimum of 25 hours, and reach a speed of 10 words a minute (wam) with no more than 1 error per minute (epm) in 2-minute timed writings. Lessons must be completed in the Aptos or Watsonville campus Computer Technology Center (CTC).

  • CABT 110A Computer Keyboarding — Alphabet Keys: CABT 110A is a beginning keyboarding class which covers the alphabet keys on the computer keyboard. Using the software to complete a set of lessons and timed writings, students will reach a speed of 25 words a minute (wam) with no more than 1 error per minute (epm) in 2-minute timed writings.

  • CABT 110B Computer Keyboarding — Numbers/Symbols: CABT 110B is the intermediate level keyboarding course, and it includes the numbers and symbols on the computer keyboard. Student will use the software to complete a set of lessons and timed writings, reaching a speed of 30 words a minute (wam) with no more than 1 error per minute (epm) in 3-minute timed writings.

  • CABT 110C Computer Keyboarding — Speed Development: CABT 110C is the advanced level keyboarding class. Students will practice to bring their keyboarding speed from a starting speed of at least 30 wam to a course completion speed of 40 wam, with no more than 1 epm in 5-minute timed writings.


Work for all of the Keyboarding courses requires the software Keyboarding Pro, available at the Cabrillo Computer Technology Center (CTC). If students wish to work at home, there is a version of the software available for purchase through the Cabrillo bookstore.


Spring 2018 Orientation Schedule for Keyboarding

Aptos Campus CTC, Bldg. 1400

Monday, Jan. 29 2:00-3:00pm
Tuesday, Jan. 30 11:00am-12:00pm or
6:00-7:00pm
Wednesday, Jan. 31 4:00-5:00pm
Thursday, Feb. 1 10:00-11:00am or
5:00-6:00pm
Tuesday, Feb. 6 1:00-2:00pm or
5:00-6:00pm
Wednesday, Feb. 7 5:00-6:00pm
Friday, Feb. 9 10:00-11:00am

Watsonville Campus, room A330/A350

Tuesday, Jan. 30 4:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, Jan. 31 12:00-1:00pm
Thursday, Feb. 1 1:00-2:00pm
Wednesday, Feb. 7 5:00-6:00pm
Thursday, Feb. 8 5:00-6:00pm
Saturday, Feb. 10 10:00-11:00am


10-Key Calculator

  • CABT 102 10-Key Calculator

This is a 1-unit course that teaches proficiency in the 10-key touch system using electronic calculators, especially to solve typical business problems and applications.

Students who wish to work at home must purchase a textbook and a full-size electronic printing calculator, both available at the Cabrillo bookstore. There are also calculators for use at the Aptos and Watsonville campus CTCs.


Spring 2018 Orientation Schedule for 10-Key Calculator

Aptos Campus CTC, Bldg. 1400

Monday, Jan. 29 3:00-4:00pm
Wednesday, Jan. 31 1:00-2:00pm
Friday, Feb. 2 10:00-11:00am
Tuesday, Feb. 6 6:00-7:00pm
Thursday, Feb. 8 5:00-6:00pm

Watsonville Campus, room A330/A350

Tuesday, Jan. 30 5:00-6:00pm
Wednesday, Jan. 31 11:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, Feb. 6 5:00-6:00pm
Wednesday Feb. 7 4:00-5:00pm


Beginning Technology Skills

  • CABT 505 Beginning Technology Skills I

  • CABT 506 Beginning Technology Skills II

Beginning Technology Skills I/II is a series of non-credit (0 unit) courses that cover beginning technology skills. Topics to be covered include: Becoming familiar with resources available in Cabrillo College's Computer Technology Center (CTC), learning to operate a Windows computer with the mouse and standard keyboard, creating documents and file folders, navigating Cabrillo College's website, and more. Non-credit courses are free, and may be repeated multiple times.


Spring 2018 Orientation Schedule for Beginning Technology Skills

Aptos Campus CTC, Bldg. 1400

Wednesday, Feb. 7 1:00-2:00pm
Thursday, Feb. 8 3:00-4:00pm

Watsonville Campus, room A330/A350

Tuesday, Feb. 6 4:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, Feb. 7 12:00-1:00pm


Open Entry Staff Hours


CABT Instructor/LIA Hours Aptos Campus Computer Technology Center (building 1400)

Keyboarding/10-Key Calculator/Beginning Technology Skills

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

9am-1pm
Jamilah Vittor
11am-2pm
Jamilah Vittor
    9:00-1:00
Jamilah Vittor

1:00-2:00
Calais Ingel
9:00-12:00
Jamilah Vittor

CTC hours:
9:00-4:45
CTC Closed Sunday
2pm-6pm
Jamilah Vittor
1:30-3:30pm
Jennifer Vered

3-8pm
Jamilah Vittor
1-5:45pm
Calais Ingel
3:00-4:25
Calais Ingel

3:00-6:00
Jamilah Vittor
1:00-3:45
Jamilah Vittor

1:00-3:20
Jennifer Vered

(CTC Closes at 3:45pm on Fridays)
     


CABT Instructor/LIA Hours Watsonville Campus Computer Lab (room A310)

Keyboarding/10-Key Calculator

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

12-2:30pm
Charmaigne Scott
12-2:30pm
Calais Ingel
9am-1pm
Jamilah Vittor
12-2:30pm
Steve Larson
12-3:45pm
Rod Norden

9am-12:45pm
Pearl Mendes
CTC Closed Sunday
3-7:45pm
Charmaigne Scott
3-7:45pm
Calais Ingel
12-5:20pm
David Nagid

2-6pm
Jamilah Vittor

5:20-7:45pm
Jennifer Vered
3-7:45pm
Steve Larson
(CTC Closes at 3:45pm on Fridays) (CTC Closes at 12:45pm on Fridays)    

 

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