Certificate of Achievement in Computer Applications

Division: Business

This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in 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, database, and/or web development.

Career Opportunities

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

Program Requirements 

COMP 005Computer Concepts4
or COMP 130 Introduction to Personal Computers
BUS 184Business Communications3
BUS 268Electronic Calculating2
BUS 271College Keyboarding Level 23
BUS 293Business English4
COMP 229Web Page Design and Development3
COMP 233Database Processing3
COMP 238Spreadsheet for Business3
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 112Public Speaking for Business4
BUS 270College Keyboarding Level 13
or BUS 360 Elementary Keyboarding
WEXP 193IBusiness & Industry Work Experience – First Semester1-3
WEXP 194IBus & Ind Work Experience -Second Semester1-3
WEXP 195IWork Experience Business & Industry - Third Semester1-4

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.