Certificate of Completion in Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Basic


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Academic Plan

CCL Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Basic

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Associated Programs

Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Basic Track II

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Basic program provides basic skills in computer software applications 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:
Track I
Track II

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC OAS101 Computer Typing I: Keyboarding and Formatting 3
RC OAS108 Business English 3
RC CIS113DE Microsoft Word: Word Processing 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Term 2

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC BPC100CD or
Living Online or
(MS Outlook: Level I)
RC (BPC106BH) (Microsoft Outlook: Level II) 0.5
RC GBS104 Quality Telephone Techniques 1
RC CIS114DE or
Excel Spreadsheet or
(Excel: Level I)
RC (CIS114BE) (Excel: Level II) 1
RC CIS117DM or
Microsoft Access: Database Management or
(Database Management: Microsoft Access - Level I)
RC (CIS117BM) (Database Management: Microsoft Access - Level II) 1
RC CIS118AB Powerpoint: Level I 1
RC CIS118BB PowerPoint: Level II 1

Program Electives

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RE BPC100AD Computing Fundamentals 1
RE BPC100BD Key Software Applications 1
RE BPC100CD Living Online 1
RE CIS121AE Windows Operating System: Level I 1
RE OAS118 10-Key By Touch 1
RE OAS125 Introduction to the Professional Office 3

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and 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.

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