• Computer Application Support


    The Computer Application Support program prepares students for a variety of technical support careers including help desk, training, and design positions. Students may earn either a one-year certificate or a twoyear Associate of Applied Science degree. The course work emphasizes development of analytical and problemsolving skills in addition to specific hardware and software configurations. Cooperative work experience (CWE) is supervised real-world experience that supplements the academic classroom environment.

    Program Requirements

    Prerequisites for first term classes include completed course work for CS-120 Survey of Computing, WR-095 Paragraph to Essay and MTH-065 Algebra II or placement in BA-131 Introduction to Business Computing, WR-121 English Composition, and MTH-095 Algebra III. This program is an open program, meaning that students may take any class in the program for which they have completed the prerequisite.

    Program Outcomes

    Program outcomes should include entry-level skills for employment in technical positions using and supporting computer software, including operating systems, web development, spreadsheets, databases and programming software.


    Career opportunities include web designer, database specialist, software trainer, software installation and maintenance engineer, computer applications specialist, client support representative, customer service engineer, help desk technician or software consultant.

    For information contact Debra Carino, 503-594-3170 or dcarino@clackamas.edu  

    Computer Application Support

    • Complete the following requirements.

    • CS-140 Introduction to Operating Systems
      CS-150 Computer Technician Orientation
      CS-225 Computer End User Support 
      CS-227 Computer Hardware & Repair I 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • CS-125H HTML & Web Site Design 
      CS-135W Microsoft Word
      CS-179 Networking I
      CS-240W Windows Desktop Administration 
    • Complete the following requirements.

    • BA-103 Business Strategies for Computer Consultants 
      CS-135I Advanced Web Design with Dreamweaver
      CS-135S Microsoft Excel
      CS-240L Linux Administration 
    • Complete the following requirements.

      • Take 3 credits of CS-280.
      CS-280 Computer Science/CWE 
      MTH-050 Technical Mathematics I 
      • Take WR-101 or WR-121.
      WR-101 Communication Skills: Occupational Writing 
      WR-121 English Composition 

    Human Relations Requirement

    • Complete the following requirement.

      ANT-102 Archaeology & Prehistory 
      ANT-103 Cultural Anthropology 
      BA-285 Human Relations in Business 
      ED-258 Multicultural Education 
      HST-101 History of Western Civilization 
      HST-102 History of Western Civilization 
      HST-103 History of Western Civilization 
      HST-201 History of the United States 
      HST-202 History of the United States 
      HST-203 History of the United States 
      PS-203 U.S. Government: State & Local Institutions 
      PS-205 International Relations 
      PSY-101 Human Relations 
      PSY-110 Psychology: An Overview 
      PSY-200 Psychology As A Natural Science 
      PSY-205 Psychology As a Social Science 
      PSY-214 Introduction to Personality 
      PSY-215 Introduction to Developmental Psychology 
      PSY-219 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 
      PSY-221 Introduction to Counseling 
      PSY-231 Introduction to Human Sexuality 
      PSY-240 Interpersonal Awareness & Growth 
      SOC-204 Introduction to Sociology 
      SOC-205 Social Stratification & Social Systems 
      SOC-206 Institutions & Social Change 
      SOC-225 Social Problems 
      COMM-100 Basic Speech Communication 
      COMM-105 Listening 
      COMM-112 Persuasive Speaking 
      COMM-126 Communication Between the Sexes 
      COMM-140 Introduction to Intercultural Communication 
      COMM-218 Interpersonal Communication 
      COMM-227 Nonverbal Communication 
  • Contact our Computer Science Department

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Email us: marys@clackamas.edu

    Call us: 503-594-3071