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Microcomputer Business Applications Specialist Certificate
Semester Hours:  24
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: RDG094
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Microcomputer Business Application Specialist Certificate provides the skills in business application software required for entry-level employment in an office environment.

Gainful Employment Disclosures per 34 CFR 668.6: 43-4171.00 - Receptionists and Information Clerks

Median wages (2014) $12.87 hourly, $26,760 annual

Employment (2014) 1,029,000 employees
Projected growth (2014-2024) Faster than average (9% to 13%)
Projected job openings (2014-2024) 375,000


Recommended Proficiencies: Keyboarding skills of 35+ wpm
Ten-Key skill of 6000+ kph

Course Requirements
Microcomputer Business Applications Specialist Certificate (24 Credits)

Core Requirements (24)
BUS 101 Business Math (3)
CBA 116A MS PowerPoint - Basic (1)
CBA 116B MS PowerPoint - Advanced (1)
CBA 117A MS Publisher - Basic (1)
CBA 117B MS Publisher - Intermediate (1)
CBA 118 MS Outlook (1)
CBA 122A MS Word - Module 1 (2)
CBA 122B MS Word - Module 2 (2)
CBA 133A Spreadsheet Applications in Excel (3)
CBA 134A Database Management in Access (3)
CIS 113 E-Commerce and Social Media (3)

CIS 110 Fundamentals of Computer Literacy (3)
OR
CIS 120 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)


Other Requirements
Students must earn a minimum of one-third of the required Certificate credits from CAC.
Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Apply math concepts to solve business problems. (CSLO #4)
2. (Synthesis Level) Produce professional PowerPoint presentations that include graphics, animation, and tables. (CSLO #3)
3. (Synthesis Level) Create and distribute professional desktop publications. (CSLO #3)
4. (Application Level) Efficiently use Outlook to send and receive email messages, manage contacts, and maintain a calendar and a task list. (CSLO #3)
5. (Synthesis Level) Create professional quality, multi-page reports, including reference data, merged data, graphics, and macros. (CSLO #3)
6. (Synthesis Level) Create and manipulate data in Workbooks, Switchboards, Charts, Pivot Tables, and Pivot Charts to promote business decision making. (CSLO #3)
7. (Synthesis Level) Design, create, modify, and implement relational databases. (CSLO #3)
8. (Synthesis Level) Develop and maintain a web presence using different social media tools. (CSLO #3)
9. (Application Level) Use Windows operating system skills to manage applications, data, and information storage. (CSLO #3)
10. (Analysis Level) Appraise and use tools and practices to safeguard you and your computer against virus infection, spyware, and other threats. (CSLO #3)

Standards for Program
None