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2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog
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2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Business Office Systems and Support
Degree Plan: Software Application Specialist Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

Brookhaven, Eastfield, El Centro, North Lake, and Richland campus only

(Block Scheduling available at North Lake College)

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

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) 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 exams will be eligible to receive credit for equivalent POFI courses. Consult the Business Office Systems and Support advisor for details.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
POFI 2301 Word Processing 3
POFI 1349 Spreadsheets 3
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)
Semester Total 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 exams will be eligible to receive credit for equivalent POFI courses. Consult the Business Office Systems and Support advisor for details.