Computer applications courses are offered at all levels and can be part of many types of academic programs. Courses prepare students for a variety of jobs, including basic jobs such as data entry all the way up to more advanced positions such as graphics designer and Web designer.
Computer applications courses are generally available through Diploma, associate's and bachelor's degree programs in Web design, graphic design and computer applications. Some programs focus more on operating basic software such as Microsoft Office while others focus on more intermediate and advanced topics such as using HyperText Markup Language (HTML), graphics design software such as Adobe InDesign and Adobe's photo-editing application Photoshop.
Courses in computer applications typically cover the following topics:
Creating text files and spreadsheets
Managing images and data
Using the Internet
Working with Web design programs
Spreadsheets and presentations