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Microcomputer Software Specialist Certificate

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The Microcomputer Software Specialist certificate concentrates on the various Microsoft office software products. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint are studied. These skills facilitate the student's entry into the job market and job advancement.

Program Location: Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens County, McCormick, Newberry, Saluda

Schedule Options: Day, Online

Contact Information: Menka Brown

 

Required Courses

Additional Program Information

 

Day Program

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
ARV 110 Computer Graphics I 3.0
BUS 210 Introduction to E-Commerce in Business 3.0
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3.0
CPT 114 Computers & Programming 3.0
AOT 105 Keyboarding 3.0
   
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
CPT 172 Microcomputer Data Base 3.0
CPT 274 Advanced Microcomputer Spreadsheets 3.0
IST 281 Presentation Graphics 3.0
MKT 240 Advertising 3.0
AOT 165 Information Processing Software 3.0
   
Total Credit Hours: 30.0
 

Updated 4/18/2012

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement - The Microcomputer Software Specialist certificate concentrates on the various Microsoft office software products. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint are studied. These skills facilitate the student's entry into the job market and job advancement.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

1. Demonstrate independent application of computer software in the business environment

2. Perform contemporary office management processes and procedures accurately and independently

3. Demonstrate appropriate business behavior compatible with job demands

4. Apply professional business concepts to career situations 

 

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Advisement Information

  • Students may begin program during any term.

  • Occasionally courses are cancelled because enrollments are low.  Courses are offered at various times; flexibility is essential.

  • Starting fall 2014, CPT 101 and advanced courses (AOT 165, CPT 172, CPT 274 and IST 281) will use Office 2013.

  • RDG 100 is a prerequisite for CPT 101. If a student needs developmental coursework the first semester, advise for CPT 141, if required, followed by CPT 101.

  • All CPT 101 students will purchase a textbook that is packaged with an access code for mylabsplus, an online course management system.  All AOT and Business students taking CPT 172, CPT 274, AOT 165 and/or IST 281 will purchase a textbook for each class.  All textbooks are packaged with an access code.  Each access code is valid for 6 months from the date it is first used.

     

Advisement Information updated 10/01/2014