2023 - 2024 Dallas College Catalog

2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Business Office Systems and Support
Title: Software Application Specialist Certificate

(Level 1 Certificate)

Offered on all campuses
  • 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
POFI 2350 Databases 3
POFT 1328 Business Presentations 3
POFI 2331 Desktop Publishing 3
Semester Total 15
Minimum Hours Required 15

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

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.