• Program: Information Technology/Computer Careers
  • Degree: Occupational Certificate
  • Credits: Total Occupational Certificate Credits 20
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This certificate is designed for the business professional who needs to become competent in business software most in demand at the personal computer level. This certificate provides in-depth technical computer skills needed in industry today. Students will use the Microsoft Office Suite of products that can be applied in business situations. Some courses can be taken online. A course completed while earning a certificate may also be applied to the Desktop Support or Executive Administrative Professional A.A.S. degrees or diplomas. Prerequisite: Basic computer literacy, familiarity with the Internet, college-level reading ability, and proficiency in basic mathematics. All students must pass the Computer Literacy assessment test before registering for these courses.

Career Opportunities

This certificate is designed to improve the computer skills of office personnel.

Award Outcomes:

  • Compare decision making solutions.
  • Construct relational databases with an efficient design.
  • Produce variety of business documents.
  • Create dynamic presentations.
  • Create variety of publications.
  • Demonstrate integration features of office suite.
  • Utilize office suite personal information manager.
  • Provide solutions using office suite.
  • Differentiate desktop vs. cloud apps.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 20 Credits
General Education Requirements 0 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 0 Credits
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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