Administrative Assistant - Computer Application Specialist


2012-2013 academic year

You can earn a computer application specialist certificate. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 19 Credit Hours.

Required Core Courses

Core 16 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
OFFT 1070 Management of Window Operating Systems
This course provides an overview of operating system functions that are necessary in a microcomputer working environment. This course includes user interface, file, disk and system management techniques, along with basic operating system terminology.
OFFT 1090 Microsoft Word I
Designed to give practical experience in operating word processing software. Emphasis on creating and editing documents using beginning to intermediate editing and formatting features. Basic computer and keyboarding skills are essential.
OFFT 1540 Microsoft PowerPoint
This course will give the student practical experience in operating the presentation graphics portion of the Microsoft Office suite.
OFFT 1580 Microsoft Outlook
Outlook is a Microsoft mail application. You can use Outlook to send and receive email. You can also use Outlook as a personal organizer to schedule meetings, appointments, and tasks.
INFO 1740 Dreamweaver Flash and Fireworks
This course provides a comprehensive step-by-step guide for basic to intermediate skills in Dreamweaver, Flash and Fireworks. Concepts to be covered include: how to create a Dreamweaver Web site, add Flash which is a graphics program that allows the user to create or enhance graphics specifically for the Web. These skills will assist the user in creating dynamic Web sites.
INFO 2100 Excel Spreadsheet Applications
This course begins with entry-level techniques and quickly progresses into more advanced functions. Advanced topics of integrating database files into spreadsheets, how to write macros, Visual Basic code and graphic fundamentals will be presented. Basic keyboarding skills are essential.
INFO 2110 Access Database Applications
A hands-on introduction to microcomputer database applications. Topics include: database creation, maintenance, data rearrangement, search techniques, indexing, variables, arithmetic, data fields, reports, control breaks, labels, and multiple files. Basic keyboarding skills are essential.

Required Core Option Courses

Technology 3 Credit Hours

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Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
OFFT 1410 Beginning Keyboarding
Designed for beginners and those desiring a review of keyboarding technique. Emphasizes the mechanics necessary to gain keyboarding skills; the development of speed and accuracy; and basic formatting of memos, letters, tables, and reports using a computer word processing program.
OFFT 1420 Intermediate Keyboarding
Stresses improvement of manipulative skill, keyboarding rate, and accuracy. Format and produce academic, business and personal documents using word processing software in mailable format. Emphasis on proofreading, editing, following instructions and keying documents from various copy. Integrates knowledge of the Internet and the computer. Includes timed computer keyboarding skills for creating and editing business documents and sending electronic attachments. Must be able to type thirty gross words a minute.

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