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

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Field of Interest: Computer and Information Technology

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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Basic (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5146
Total Credits Required
16
Catalog Year
2019-2020

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Basic program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

$35,722

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC110 Computer Usage and Applications RC 3
GBS104 Quality Telephone Techniques RC 1
OAS101 Computer Typing I: Keyboarding and Formatting RC 3
Restricted Electives RE

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
OAS108 Business English RC 3
BPC210 Advanced Computer Usage And Applications RC 3

Program Electives

Select from the following courses to meet the Restricted Elective requirements.

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
BPC100AD Computing Fundamentals RE 1
BPC100BD Key Software Applications RE 1
BPC100CD Living Online RE 1
CIS121AE Windows Operating System: Level I RE 1
OAS118 10-Key By Touch RE 1
OAS125 Introduction to the Professional Office RE 3

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Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses listed within the Required Courses area

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

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.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Basic (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=46022).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog Year Effective Dates
2019-2020 Current
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019