Dec 02, 2022  
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023 Academic Catalog

Computer Applications Specialist Certificate


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School: Business and Professional Careers
Academic Dept: Computer Information Technologies
HEGIS: 5104
 

Important Note about Program Requirements

The requirements listed below are for students entering into this program from Fall 2022 to Summer 2023. Students who entered the program during a prior semester will find their specific requirements listed in the Catalog under which they entered. Archived Catalogs are accessible through the dropdown menu above.

Program Description


Employees in today’s computer-dominated workplace must possess “Information Age” skills. This certificate provides students with the opportunity to become proficient in office computer applications and to gain a solid foundation in current business practices. In addition, a strong emphasis is placed on oral and written communications and accounting skills that are essential for success in business.

Graduates will be prepared to find employment in such jobs as Computer Applications Specialist, Office Assistant, Customer Service Representative and other computer and administrative support positions.

All credits earned for this certificate may be applied to an Associate’s degree in Office Technologies.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in business productivity software, basic workplace computer literacy, and information management.
  2. Demonstrate library and internet research skills.
  3. Demonstrate effective business communications skills.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of accounting theory and financial procedures used in organizational decision making.

Program Map


The academic map below presents the recommended plan of study and will guide you through your program in a timely manner. Click the course abbreviations for full course descriptions. A course may be critical because it is a pre-requisite, requires a minimum grade, or because it is only offered once a year. Missing a critical course may push back your graduation date. Meet with an Academic Counselor or Faculty Advisor to ensure you are on track to complete your program.

Critical Courses should be taken in the order shown to stay on track and graduate on time.

 

 Semester 1

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
BTECH 110         3  
BTECH 120     3  
BTECH 240     3  
CIS 110   3  
Semester Total Credits     12  

Semester 2

Course
(click for more information)
Critical Course Pre-reqs or Co-reqs Credits Notes
BTECH 220     3  
BTECH 230     3  
CIS 215   3  
ACC 119   4  
Semester Total Credits     13  

 

Minimum Total Credits: 25

Gainful Employment Disclosure


For information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed this program, and other important information please visit Computer Applications Specialist Certificate - GE Disclosure. For an overview of all gainful employment disclosures at Westchester Community College, visit www.sunywcc.edu/gainfulemployment

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