Computer Applications

This program is not currently accepting new students.

This program prepares students to work in a variety of entry-level office positions. It offers hands-on training in the Windows operating system and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher). Students entering this program should already have keyboarding skills.


Enrollment Point: Not currently enrolling new students.


Certificate of Completion: 
4 Quarters
74 Credits
Associate of Applied Science: 
6 Quarters
94 Credits
AAS - Transfer: 
N/A
N/A
Bachelor of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Median Salary: 
$28,700
Projected Growth: 
6%
Annual Job Openings: 
81,090

These amounts are based on median entry level wages, they are estimates and are not guarantees. For more information, visit careerinfo.net

Tuition

At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

Federal aid is available for most students to help pay for school. Fill out your FAFSA now to get started.

Scholarships

The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.


All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Denise Jordan


Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Must take the Accuplacer test before entering the program or being placed on the pre-registration list.

Admission Recommendations

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Counselor and instructor interview.
  • Keyboarding skills (Students entering without keyboarding skills may take longer to complete)
  • Keyboarding courses will be waived upon demonstrated ability to type 35 wpm.

Course Information

Course # Course Title Crs
APP 085 Applications Orientation 2
APP 101 Introduction to Windows I 1
APPL 101 Introduction to Windows I Skills 2
APP 102 Introduction to Windows II 1
APPL 102 Introduction to Windows II Skills 2
APP 105 Introduction to Keyboarding 1
APP 106 Keyboarding Skillbuilding I 1
APP 107 Keyboarding Skillbuilding II 1
APP 110 Outlook I 1
APPL 110 Outlook I Skills 2
APP 111 Outlook II 1
APPL 111 Outlook II Skills 2
APP 115 Word I 1
APP 116 Word II 1
APP 120 Excel I 1
APP 121 Excel II 1
APP 125 Access I 1
APPL 125 Access I Skills 2
APP 126 Access II 1
APPL 126 Access II Skills 2
APP 130 HTML Design I* 1
APP 131 HTML Design II* 1
APP 135 Data Entry I* 1
APP 136 Data Entry II* 1
APP 140 Using the Internet I 1
APPL 140 Internet I Skills 2
APP 141 Using the Internet II 1
APPL 141 Internet II Skills 2
APP 145 PowerPoint I 1
APPL 145 PowerPoint I Skills 2
APP 146 PowerPoint II 1
APPL 146 PowerPoint II Skills 2
APP 150 Publisher I** 1
APPL 150 Publisher I Skills** 2
APP 151 Publisher II** 1
APPL 151 Publisher II Skills** 2
AMATH 165V Business Math 2
APP 170 Photoshop I** 1
APPL 170 Photoshop I Skills** 2
APP 171 Photoshop II** 1
APPL 171 Photoshop II Skills** 2
APP 175 Dreamweaver I* 1
APP 176 Dreamweaver II* 1
APP 180 Beginning Skill Development 5
APP 182 Intermediate Skill Development 4
APP 184 Advanced Skill Development 5
APP 191 Job Search Skills 4
APP 192 Cooperative Work Experience (optional) (4)
ENGL 075 Business English 4
HUM 101 Human Relations 3
  Total 74

 

General Education Course Requirements for AAS Degree
 

Course # Course Title Crs
AMATH 175 Applied Mathematics for Business and Industry 5
CMST& 101 Speech Communication 5
ENGL 100 Applied Composition  5
PSYC& 100 General Psychology 5
  Total 20

 

*Students must successfully complete either APP 130 and APP 131, APP 135 and APP 136,
  or APP 175 and APP 176.

**Students must successfully complete either APP 150, APPL 150, APP 151 and APPL 151, or APP 170, APPL 170, APP 171 and APPL 171.


Program Outcomes

Learning Outcomes of Computer Applications programs:

  • Use technology to manage communications in a business setting;
  • Process financial data utilizing tools such as spreadsheets and databases;
  • Coordinate business interactions electronically;
  • Create, report and maintain workplace information sources.

Accreditation

External accreditation is not applicable to this program.

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