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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Basic
Major: 5146
First Term: 2005 Fall    Final Term: 2013 Fall
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 16-21
CIPS Code: 52.0401
Initiating College: Mesa Community College
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area: Business, Management, and Administration
Instructional Council: Office Automation Systems (43)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Basic program provides basic skills in computer software applications for entry-level employment in a wide variety of occupations. Coursework includes basic software applications in word processing, electronic spreadsheets, database management, electronic messaging/personal information management, presentation graphics, and project management. This certificate program is designed to assist students in preparing for core examinations for certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Program Notes:
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates any module.
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the "Required Courses" area.

Required Courses
 Credits: 13-18
 GBS104Quality Telephone Techniques1
 OAS101Computer Typing I: Keyboarding and Formatting3
 OAS108Business English3
Students will select one of two tracks:
Track I:Credits: 6
 BPC110Computer Usage and Applications3
+BPC210Advanced Computer Usage and Applications3
Track II:Credits 9-11
 BPC100CDLiving Online (1) OR 
 BPC106AHMS Outlook: Level I (.5) AND 
+BPC106BHMicrosoft Outlook: Level II (.5)1
 BPC/CIS114AEExcel: Level I (1) AND 
+BPC/CIS114BEExcel: Level II (1) OR 
 BPC/CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet (3)2-3
 BPC/CIS117AMDatabase Management: Microsoft Access-Level I (1) AND 
+BPC/CIS117BMDatabase Management: Microsoft Access-Level II (1) OR 
 BPC/CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management (3)2-3
 BPC/CIS118ABPowerpoint: Level I1
+BPC/CIS118BBPowerpoint: Level II1
 BPC/OAS135DKWord: Level I2
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 3
 BPC100ADComputing Fundamentals1
 BPC100BDKey Software Applications1
 BPC100CDLiving Online1
 BPC/CIS121AEWindows Operating System: Level I1
 OAS103AAComputer Typing: Skill Building1
 OAS11810-Key By Touch1

Program Competencies
1.Create, modify, and store mail messages using the special features and concepts of a desktop information management system. (BPC100CD, BPC106AH, BPC106BH)
2.Perform microcomputer applications in word processing, spreadsheet, and database; explore basic business-personal computer concepts. (BPC110, BPC210)
3.Create spreadsheets for use in business decisions. (BPC110, BPC210, BPC/CIS114AE, BPC/CIS114BE, BPC/CIS114DE)
4.Operate a computerized database program for management of business information. (BPC 110, BPC210, BPC/CIS117AM, BPC/CIS117BM, BPC/CIS117DM)
5.Create, modify, and store presentation documents with visual images and charts for business purposes, using a computer graphics program. (BPC110, BPC210, BPC/CIS118AB, BPC/CIS118BB)
6.Produce professionally formatted documents using word processing. (BPC110, BPC210, BPC135DK)
7.Perform advanced applications in word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, integration and Internet; explore appropriate computer ethics. (BPC210)
8.Keyboard mastery and proper basic formatting of documents. (OAS101)
9.Use correct English grammar in written communication. (OAS108)
10.Projecting a professional/positive image over the phone. (GBS104)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.