Computer Software Applications

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Certificate of Achievement

Provides students with the opportunity to improve their computer software applications literacy and job skills required, in today's modern business environment, by many occupations. Students in the program will receive training in word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and web pages applications software. The certificate in Computer Software Applications offers evidence to employers of a certain level of proficiency in the application of computer software.

The certificate is often combined with an associate's degree to improve a employability. The certificate can be used as a building block toward a Certificate in Office Administration and/or a degree in Administrative and Information Management.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Operate word-processing software using Microsoft office.
  • Operate spreadsheet software using Microsoft office.
  • Operate database software using Microsoft using office.
  • Operate presentation software using Microsoft office.
Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
17.0 (Including Options/Electives)

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.

Other Information

Registry / Certification / Licensure Exam Information: 

Successful completion of BCA-143: Word Processing, BCA-145: Spreadsheet Applications, BCA-147: Database Applications, and BCA-152: Presentaion Graphics will provide students with sufficient knowledge and skills to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exams for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

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Business and Computer Technology Division • (313) 845-9804 • • Technology Bldg • Room: E-211
Diane Smith • (313) 845-9702 • • Liberal Arts Bldg • Room: K-319D