Administrative Professional - Computer Application Specialist


You can earn a computer application specialist certificate. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 18 Credit Hours.

Required Core Courses

Core 18 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
OFFT 1050 Introduction to Windows Operating System
This course provides an overview of operating system functions that are necessary in a microcomputer working environment. This course includes user interface, file, disk and system management techniques, along with basic operating system terminology.
OFFT 1090 Microsoft Word I
Designed to give practical experience in operating word processing software. Emphasis on creating and editing documents using beginning to intermediate editing and formatting features. Basic computer and keyboarding skills are essential.
OFFT 1540 Microsoft PowerPoint
This course will give the student practical experience in operating the presentation graphics portion of the Microsoft Office suite.
OFFT 1580 Microsoft Outlook
Outlook is a Microsoft mail application. You can use Outlook to send and receive email. You can also use Outlook as a personal organizer to schedule meetings, appointments, and tasks.
INFO 1710 Web Page Development
The Web Page Development course is intended to show students what the basic HTML code is behind a web page and how to use HTML to construct a site. Topics covered include finding and using images, linking pages, making tables, frames, javascript, navigation, backgrounds, and design elements of a website.
OFFT 2090 Advanced Word Certification
Designed for a higher degree of competence in word processing using microcomputer technology. This course will prepare the student for the Microsoft Office Specialist exam in the Microsoft Word application using the most recent version. Upon completion of the course, the student will take the interactive exam. Certification will be awarded to the students when they pass this exam.
INFO 2100 Excel Spreadsheet Applications
This course begins with entry-level techniques and quickly progresses into more advanced functions. Advanced topics of integrating database files into spreadsheets, how to write macros, Visual Basic code and graphic fundamentals will be presented. Basic keyboarding skills are essential.
INFO 2110 Access Database Applications
A hands-on introduction to microcomputer database applications. Topics include: database creation, maintenance, data rearrangement, search techniques, indexing, variables, arithmetic, data fields, reports, control breaks, labels, and multiple files. Basic keyboarding skills are essential.
OFFT 2500 Advanced Office Integration
This course will give the student an advanced hands-on experience in operating the word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation graphics portions of Microsoft Office. This project-based class will integrate data using Microsoft Office applications, computer input technologies, and the Internet. Students will work both independently and in teams to initiate and complete Microsoft integrated projects.

Note! Note to Current Students

We strongly recommend that you review your course schedule with your advisor and consult the college catalog for specific program requirements.