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Degree Plans - Office Technology - Software Application Specialist Certificate (Archived)

OFFICE TECHNOLOGY -- SOFTWARE APPLICATION SPECIALIST

(Level I Certificate)

Also referred to as: Business Office Systems and Support -- Software Application Specialist

Offered at Brookhaven, Eastfield, El Centro, North Lake and Richland only

CVC-Closed June 1, 2011.

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.BOSS.SFTWRE.08

The Software Application Specialist Certificate provides a benchmark for students to measure their computer skills using Microsoft Office software. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) Certifications, which provide students valuable credentials and a competitive edge, is available for those who master required competencies.

Students who previously passed specific Microsoft Office Specialist or Microsoft Certified Application Specialist certification exams will be eligible to receive credit for equivalent POFI courses. Consult the Business Office Systems and Support advisor for details.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

POFI 2301 Word Processing 3
POFI 1349 Spreadsheets 3
POFI 1441 Computer Applications II OR 4
ITSW 1407 Introduction to Database (4)
POFT 1328 Business Presentations 3
POFI 2331 Desktop Publishing OR 3
POFI 2340 Advanced Word Processing OR (3)
ITSC 1315 Project Management Software (3)
16
Minimum Hours Required 16

The Software Application Specialist Certificate will help to prepare students for individual Microsoft Office Specialist exams at a proficient level.

Students who previously passed specific Microsoft Office Specialist or Microsoft Certified Application Specialist certification exams will be eligible to receive credit for equivalent POFI courses. Consult the Business Office Systems and Support advisor for details.

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