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Technical Certificate

Office Software Applications Specialization (6103)

This certificate program takes you from basic word processing to the next level. You will learn to produce professional documents and work confidently with computer spreadsheets and databases. The office team will depend on you and the excellent skills you develop. If you’re presently working or in a job search, this program can help you greatly improve your skills and performance — even exceed expectations!

This technical certificate is included as an option within the Office Software Applications Adminstration degree program. Students may choose to pursue an A.S. or A.A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificate programs to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor or counselor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

Students may complete a degree in only one of the three specialty tracks, Office Administration, Medical Office or Office Software Applications. Students who wish to add a second area of specialization after completing a degree should pursue the technical certificates in that area.

Expected Job Growth:Employment of general office clerks is expected to grow about as fast as average. The best opportunities will be for those who have knowledge of basic computer applications and office machinery, such as fax machines and scanners, as well as good writing and communication skills.

Average Salary: According to the Labor Department, median annual earnings of general office clerks were $22,280 in 2002.

Credits earned in this program can be applied to the A.S./A.A.S. in Office Software Applications Adminstration.


Professional Courses
CGS 1570 Microcomputer Applications (3)
OR CGS 1100 Microcomputer Applications for Business and Economics (4)
OST 2771 Word Processing I (3)
CGS 2512 Spreadsheet Concepts and Practices (3)
CGS 2542 Database Concepts for Microcomputers (3)
OST 1108 Keyboard Skill/Speed Building (3)
OST 2773 Word Processing II (3)

Total Credit Hours: 18

Please see the technical certificate Graduation Requirements.

Estimated tuition is $1,100 (for Florida residents, based on fees as of 7/04).


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