Computer Software and Application Certificate


The Computer Software and Application Certificate focuses on introductory business software applications used to manage and format information in word processing, in a spreadsheet or database, for desktop publishing, on the Internet, or as a Web page. Students apply their software application knowledge to on-the-job learning situations. To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a grade of C or better. At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College.

Required Courses are listed in suggested sequence (20 units):
CIS 100 C Introduction to Computer and Windows Concepts (formerly CIS 050 C)3
CIS 101 C Introduction MS Word Document Formatting4
CIS 150 CMicrosoft Office Applications3
CIS 250 CWord Processing2
CIS 115 CDesktop Publishing - Publisher2
or CIS 075 C Business Skills Development
CIS 103 CMicrosoft Excel and PowerPoint3
CIS 121 C Adobe PDF Document Management3
Total Units20