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!

Announcements

  • 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.

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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!!

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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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