Entrepreneurship and Business

Computer Applications and Business Technology

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Learn skills for a new career or advance in your current job! Train for a mid-life career change! Update and improve your current skills!

The Computer Applications and Business Technology (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!


  • Interested in the CABT program? Check out our video, and then fill out the quick interest form, or email cabt@cabrillo.edu.
  • NEW Certificate: Earn a Business Information Worker (BIW) certificate in only two semesters and be ready to succeed in any office environment. Learn more!
  • Not sure where to begin? Try these classes to get started: CABT 405 and 406: Beginning Technology Skills (FREE, Non-credit) OR CABT-101: Computer Proficiency (Credit, 3 units).
  • Salesforce Institute: Learn Salesforce software by completing 3 online courses in our 12-Week Accelerated Program starting September 20th. Learn more!

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Earn Certificates or a Degree!

We offer nine certificates and one degree all designed to give program graduates the competitive advantages they need to stand out in the workplace and land better-paying jobs.

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. See our full course listing.


Fall 2021 BIW Class Highlights

Learn real, employable computer skills that get you ready for an office job!

Keyboarding (CABT 110A & 110B)

  • Covers alphabetic keyboarding skills using the touch-typing technique in a hands-on, self-paced format.

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Computer Proficiency (CABT 101)

  • Computer proficiency skills for beginning computer users including the use of Word, Excel, Windows, file management, e-mail, internet research, and creating a simple web page.

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Records Information Management (CABT 105)

  • Records information management for electronic and physical records including database software, security, and solving common problems.

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Beginning to Advanced Spreadsheets (CABT 43 & 44)

  • Creating, organizing, and formatting spreadsheets as well as sorting data, producing charts, and solving case studies in Excel and Google Sheets.

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Writing for the Workplace (CABT 156)

  • Learn how to effectively create mechanically and grammatically correct written communication for the workplace.

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Go from Cabrillo to Career with BIW. Classes start August 23!!


Now Accepting Applications: Business Information Worker (BIW) Program

Every office needs a computer applications expert, and it can be you!

Earn a Business Information Worker (BIW) certificate in only two semesters and be ready to succeed in any office environment.

In this cohort program, you’ll learn and collaborate with a dedicated group of peers while taking expert classes that cover topics ranging from basic computer learning to business writing and spreadsheets. Students who complete the program earn a BIW certificate, gain valuable office skills, and form lasting connections they carry into their professional journeys for years to come.

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