Welcome to the Computer Applications and Support area of study. It is our goal that you find dedicated, well-trained instructors and support staff ready to assist you in meeting your educational goals. Below is information about the degree and certificate options available to you if you are seeking employment in the office environment, wish to upgrade your office skills, are a life-long learner, or _______ (you fill in the blank).
Associate of Applied Science Degree
The Computer Applications and Support two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree provides students with a broad range of computer and administrative skills to meet and exceed marketplace demands. The degree is also designed to give current employees an opportunity to upgrade and strengthen their skills.
Some newer course additions include:
- CAS 171 Business English Applications
- CAS 189 Helpdesk Technologies
- CAS 210 Employability Skills and Customer Service
- CAS 221 Internet Technologies
- CIS 182 Ethics in Information Technology
The CAS Degree will continue to offer all the Microsoft Office Suite and an opportunity for students to obtain certification in:
Microsoft Office Specialist (Office Specialist) certification is a globally recognized standard for demonstrating desktop skills. The Office Specialist program is helping meet the demand for qualified and knowledgeable people in the modern workplace.
The CAS 264 Desktop Publishing and CAS 221 Internet Technologies courses give students a well-rounded background and experience with other kinds of software applications and the web.
Certificate of Employability (16 credit hours)
The one-year Certificate of Employability is designed to help students acquire the necessary skills to obtain an entry-level computer and/or administrative support position in a business. The good news is that all of the courses in this program will apply toward obtaining a two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Applications and Support should you decide to continue on your educational journey.
A few of the valuable courses include:
CAS 151.Basic Computer Skills II
CIS 185 Intro to Computer Information Systems
CAS 221 Internet Technologies
Certificate of Occupational Training (30 credit hours)
The one-year Microsoft Certificate of Occupational Training is available for students who wish to upgrade skills, often relating directly to one’s current and future employment. All courses in the curriculum also apply toward the Associate’s Degree.
CAS Internship (CAS 294)
The CAS Degree has been designed to give students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the workplace. Students completing the associate degree have an opportunity to apply everything they have learned by interning in a local business to gain valuable work experience. The Roswell Community employers need students and employees with excellent communication and critical thinking skills. You must also be able to manage projects with little supervision from beginning to end and possess the knowledge to troubleshoot desktop applications and basic computer/hardware problems.
Some of the businesses in Roswell and Artesia where students have been placed are:
Roswell & Artesia Businesses
- Alpha Omega Printing
- Bank of the Southwest
- BCA Medical Associates
- Bureau of Land Management
- Children, Youth, and Families
- District Court
- Eastern New Mexico Medical Center
- Hinkle, Hensley, Shanor & Martin
- Municipal Court
- Navajo Refining, Artesia
- New Mexico Military Institute
- New Mexico Rehabilitation Center
- Robert V. Ely Insurance
- Roswell Health Office
- Roswell Independent School District
- Social Services
- Yates Petroleum, Artesia
Providing a measurable outcome of the success of our program, the majority of our students have been offered full-time positions at the end of their internship. In fact, we have more requests for interns from local businesses than we have students to fill these positions.
ENMU-Roswell is a certified Microsoft IT Academy. The Microsoft IT Academy program is a global IT learning solution that connects educators, students, and communities. It helps students during their early information technology (IT) experience and offers a life-long learning model of continuous improvement and career development.
We’re Here to Help
We are pleased that all full-time instructors in the CAS Department are Microsoft Certified Professionals in Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint depending on their designated teaching areas. It is our intentional objective to extend to all students our knowledge, experience, and expertise to help as you work to attain your life goals. Education will open doors to success that have not been available before. When we may be of help to you, please contact us.
Lorraine Miller, CAS Instructor
(575) 624-7367 ITC 142
Krista Sutton, CAS Instructor
(575) 624-7213 ITC 132