Career Tracks: Microcomputer Software Specialist

Microcomputer Software Specialists' skills are primarily used in conjunction with other skills. It is an enhancement certificate to help individuals progress in their chosen field.


Workers in this field may be required to:

  • Help computerize existing tasks in their field of work
  • Increase productivity through the use of a computer

Working Conditions

Workers in this field commonly experience:

  • work inside; offices, etc.
  • work under stress to meet deadlines
  • considerable paperwork
  • sometimes repetitive work required
  • overtime / night / weekend work sometimes necessary
  • work in cooperation with others
  • work under direct supervision

Physical Demands

  • sedentary
  • light lifting

Characteristics & Temperament

Workers in this field should have:

  • excellent communication skills - writing and speaking
  • ability to work with data (numbers, symbols, ideas and concepts)
  • ability to work well with people / diverse population
  • ability to reason and make rational judgments
  • ability to teach oneself and learn quickly
  • attention to detail
  • ability to follow a set procedure
  • self-discipline and self-motivation
  • perseverance, patience and long sustained attention span

Employment Outlook

PTC graduates can expect the following: 

  •  continued education at Piedmont Technical College for Associate Degree


This certificate serves as an enhancement to a person who works in office management, data collections or any computer environment.


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