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Computer Applications and Business Technology

Take your first step today toward an in-demand job!

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Our program provides marketable, hands-on business and computer skills used in every industry. CABT jobs make up one of the largest job sectors in the country – over 15% of the entire workforce!

The Computer Applications and Business Technology (CABT) courses allow you to gain skills for a new career, advance in your current job, or train for a mid-life career change! Our students come from all backgrounds, ages, and skill levels. It is our commitment to meet you where you are today and help you on your personal journey to the future.

You can earn a certificate in as little as two semesters, get your A.S. degree, or take open entry courses.

We have a Business Information Worker program where you can earn a certificate in just one year, working in collaboration with other students. Be ready to succeed in any office environment!

Our Salesforce Institute is an accelerated program consisting of three online courses. Complete all three classes and you will be on the path to becoming a Salesforce Administrator!

The CABT program teaches skills to succeed in a wide range of office, technology, and computer-related jobs. Our program provides courses and programs perfect for entry-level to advanced professionals —some of which are free!

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CABT is led by experienced, caring staff and faculty who are fully committed to your success! We also work in our Computer Technology Centers at both the Aptos and Watsonville campuses - up to date labs open to all students!

Learn basic to advanced skills in software programs, including:

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook

  • Google Docs, Sheets, Calendar, Forms, and Slides

  • Customer Relationship Management software (Salesforce)

  • Social media for business

Gain administrative office skills and learn basic computer skills, including:

  • Keyboarding

  • Customer service

  • Business writing

  • Communication

  • Digital and physical records information management

Our classes are held at both Aptos and Watsonville campuses, online, and even in "hyflex" format, which allows students to work online or in-person.


Not sure where to begin?

Review our FAQs and try these classes to get started: CABT 405 and 406: Beginning Technology Skills (FREE, Non-credit) OR CABT-101: Computer Proficiency (Credit, 3 units).

Take the first step today by emailing or filling out a quick interest form.