Academic Catalog

Business & Professional Studies

Office Software Specialist Level I Certificate of Specialization

This certificate is designed for students interested in working in an administrative support capacity who need working knowledge of word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database and presentation software. These courses may also be applied to the Office Assistant Level II certificate.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Explain the basic language and concepts within the field of business office technology.
  • Use computer input devices (e.g., keyboard and mouse) to properly and efficiently create and edit documents in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and electronic communications such as email.

Certificate Requirements

BOT-100Basic Keyboarding1
Select one of the following:1-2
Essential Word
Comprehensive Word, Level I
and Comprehensive Word, Level II
Select one of the following:1-2
Essential Excel
Comprehensive Excel, Level I
and Comprehensive Excel, Level II
Select one of the following:1-2
Essential Access
Comprehensive Access, Level I
and Comprehensive Access, Level II
Select one of the following:1-2
Essential Powerpoint
Comprehensive PowerPoint, Level I
and Comprehensive PowerPoint, Level II
Total Units5-9

Certificate of Specialization

Students who complete the requirements above qualify for a certificate in that area of emphasis. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.