Computer Applications

Certificate of Specialization (CS)


Certificate of Specialization in Computer Applications is an 18-credit-hour program designed for individuals who are interested in learning a range of end-user applications for personal computers, including operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets and databases. It prepares the graduate to employ the function of personal computers that are generally in use in offices today.


Job Resources

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Gainful Employment Data (CS)

Computer Applications (CS) 18 Credits

Program total 18 credits
I. Core Courses 8 credits
IS:101 Keyboarding 1
IS:103 Information Systems for Business (or)
IS:116 Computer Literacy 3
IS:123 Introduction to Windows 1
IS:124 Windows – Advanced Topics 1
IS:132 Windows – Intermediate Topics 1
IS:136 Internet Fundamentals 1
Applications Electives: 4 Credits
Choose one of these four-hour options:
Option A:
IS:118 Computer Applications-Databases (and) 1
IS:119 Computer Applications-Word Processing (and) 1
IS:125 Excel for Windows 2
Option B:
IS:151 Microcomputer Applications in Business 4
Program Conclusion 3 Credits
IS:209 Computer Applications-Advanced 3
Total 7 Credits
II. Electives 3 credits
IS:126 E-Mail and Information Management 1
IS:129 HTML 1
IS:156 Computer Applications – Intermediate Database 1
IS:157 Computer Applications – Intermediate Word Processing 1
IS:161 Computer Applications – Advanced Word Processing 1
IS:214 Spreadsheet  Macros and Advanced Topics 1




The Computer Applications program is offered at our Florissant Valley campus. Students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.


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