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

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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
20–22

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive $34,000
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

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 should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Term 1

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
12
OAS101 Computer Typing I: Keyboarding and Formatting RC 3
OAS108 Business English RC 3
CIS113DE Microsoft Word: Word Processing RC 3
Restricted Electives RE 3

Term 2

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
8-10
BPC100CD or
(BPC106AH and
BPC106BH)
Living Online or
(MS Outlook: Level I and
Microsoft Outlook: Level II)
RC 1
GBS104 Quality Telephone Techniques RC 1
CIS114DE or
(CIS114AE and
CIS114BE)
Excel Spreadsheet or
(Excel: Level I and
Excel: Level II)
RC 2–3
CIS117DM or
(CIS117AM and
CIS117BM)
Microsoft Access: Database Management or
(Database Management: Microsoft Access - Level I and
Database Management: Microsoft Access - Level II)
RC 2–3
CIS118AB Powerpoint: Level I RC 1
CIS118BB PowerPoint: Level II RC 1

Program Electives

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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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

Disclaimer

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

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).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.