Office Applications Apprentice Certificate

Division: Business and Computer Information Systems


The Office Applications Apprentice Certificate is designed to prepare students for a career using computers and computer software in a business environment including modern business software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and databases. A grade of C or better is required in each course taken. This certificate requires 20-21 units.

Required Courses (11 units):
CIS 104 FPresentation Graphics3
CIS 106 F Beginning Spreadsheet (MS Excel)3
CIS 123 F Beginning Word Processing (MS Word) (formerly Word Processing)3
CIS 148 F Introduction to Personal Computer Communications2
Select from the following list of courses (6 units):6
Advanced Word Processing (MS Word) (formerly Advanced Word)3
Web Design I (formerly Web Page Design II)3
Business Web Graphics3
Advanced Spreadsheet (MS Excel) (formerly Spreadsheet Advanced MS Excel)3
Select from the following list of courses (3-4 units):3-4
Introduction to Operating Systems3
Introduction to Networking Concepts4
Introduction to Networking Hardware3
Windows Server3
Total Units20-21

Outcome 1: Demonstrate proficiency in one or more common business software programs.

Outcome 2: Demonstrate an understanding of common computer technology-related terms.

Outcome 3: Demonstrate the ability to be effective communicators using common business communication tools.

Outcome 4: Demonstrate knowledge of common internet-related technologies and software.