Certificate of Achievement in Computer Applications

Division: Business

This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Computer Applications. Students completing this certificate will acquire skills in keyboarding, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, web development, and general business.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate competency in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and/or web development.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following fields: desktop publishing, web design, office assistant, accounting firm assistant, administrative assistant, and entry-level positions requiring computer application skills.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATE COURSES29
BUS/COMM 112Public Speaking for Business4
BUS 184Business Communications3
BUS 268Electronic Calculating2
BUS 271College Keyboarding Level 23
BUS 293Business English4
COMP 135Desktop Publishing for Bus4
COMP 229Web Page Design & Development3
COMP 233Database Processing3
COMP 238Spreadsheet for Business3
+
RESTRICTED ELECTIVES6
Select six units from the following. A maximum of three units of Work Experience may count toward the total elective units:
ACCT 210Computer Accounting3
BUS 270College Keyboarding Level 13
or BUS 360 Elementary Keyboarding
COMP 140Computer Operating Systems3
COMP 220Essential Computer Concepts2
WEXP 193 IBus & Ind Wrk Exp-1st Sem1-3
WEXP 194 IBus & Ind Wrk Exp-2nd Sem1-3
WEXP 195 IBus & Ind Wrk Exp-3rd Sem1-3
WEXP 196 IBus & Ind Wrk Exp-4th Sem1-3
=
TOTAL35

The Certificate of Achievement requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Business Division Chair.