Office Software Applications (CP)

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This program is designed for students who have had prior training in computer software applications and office skills. Students with no prior training should consider entering the two-year program.

Students will be required to work part-time in an office during their last term.

Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 to receive this certificate.

General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
BTEC 107BUSINESS ENGLISH5
Subtotal5
Computational Skills
BUS  102BUSINESS MATH APPLICATIONS5
Subtotal5
Human Relations
BTEC 148BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL SELF DEVELOPMENT3
Subtotal3
BTEC Core Requirements
BTEC 101BEGINNING KEYBOARDING1-3
or BTEC 103 REFRESHER KEYBOARDING
BTEC 114INTRODUCTION TO OUTLOOK1
BTEC 120INTRODUCTION TO WORD3
BTEC 131FILING AND RECORDS MANAGEMENT3
BTEC 13510-KEY CALCULATOR1
BTEC 169INTRODUCTION TO EXCEL3
Additional Major Area Requirements
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR (2 credits/units)
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
BTEC 199COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE3
BTEC 155INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE PUBLISHING TOOLS3
BTEC 165POWERPOINT PRESENTATION3
BTEC 180ACCESS FOR BUSINESS3
or CTEC 180
BTEC 207INTRODUCTION TO SHAREPOINT3
CTEC 101COMPUTING ESSENTIALS2
CTEC 130MICROSOFT WINDOWS OS FUNDAMENTALS3
Total Credits/Units47

To learn more about this program's employment outlook, approximate cost and potential careers, please visit the Gainful Employment Program Information page.

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Professionally employ appropriate interpersonal skills with sensitivity to ethnic and cultural differences in dealing with customers or fellow employees.
  • Utilize time management skills and set priorities while organizing and scheduling varied office activities.
  • Edit business documents implementing proper grammar, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure.
  • Use common office software to solve problems and present the results in a 'business ready' manner.