Computer Applications C.A.

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Computer Applications C.A.

Department: Business Technology

Total Credit Hours: 37 credits

This certificate program provides the graduate with entry-level skills in computer applications. Responsibilities may include tasks related to word process, spreadsheets, presentations, database management, and desktop publishing. Current computer and technology skills are applied in all areas of Microsoft Office, desktop publishing, and use of the Internet.

Business Technology program representatives assist students with job placement efforts throughout the program. The courses for this certificate may be applied to the Associate of Applied Science degree in the same area.

What Is BTC - Computer Applications?

Students will learn to provide excellent support services and will acquire a broad range of skills in preparation for an entry-level position. Instructors are committed to assisting students by keeping all course content, equipment and teaching methods current. This ensures better applied learning so students are successful in Business Technology career fields and can be placed in high-paying positions that meet their needs. Courses are offered online, on campus and in a hybrid format.

Students may earn this certificate before acquiring employment, and then when employed, apply all credits toward the two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Technology.

Occupational Outlook

Nearly all students who were seeking employment in a related area found jobs within 180 days of graduation.

Salary Outlook

Salaries vary greatly in different occupations within this field. The median 2012 salaries were between $27,000 and 40,000 annually for those working in the field.

Sources: Occupational Outlook Handbook

BTC Careers

A broad range of careers are possible and include, but are not limited to: A broad range of careers are possible and include, but are not limited to: administrative assistant, assistant director, buyer, developmental coordinator, executive secretary, hotel clerk, human resources assistant, legal secretary, medical secretary, municipal clerk, office manager, program assistant, receptionist, secretary, customer service representative, front desk clerk, receptionist, telephone operator, warranty administrator, clerical assistant and desktop publisher.

Required Courses

General Education Requirements (12 credits)
Mathematics MAT 105 Applied Math 3
Communication ENG 101 or English Composition I 3
ENG 102 or English Composition II
SPE 101 Oral Communication
Social Science HIS 101 or US History to 1877 or 3
HIS 102 or US History since 1877 or
HIS 115 or US History since 1945 or
HIS 270 or History of Missouri or
POL 101 or American Government or
POL 102 State and Local Government
Elective BTC/CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
Core Course Requirements (25 credits)
BTC 105 Proofreading and Editing Business Documents 2
BTC 136 Business Communication with Stakeholders 2
BTC 138 Project Management 1
BTC 150 Managing Information - Outlook 1
BTC 160 Word Processing - Word 2
BTC 165 Presentations - Powerpoint 2
BTC 170 Spreadsheet Applications - Excel 3
BTC 175 Database Applications - Access 2
BTC 190 Planning and Design Concepts (Microsoft Publisher) 2
BTC 245 Administrative Procedures 3
BTC 247 Administrative Supervision 3
BTC 290 Publishing Projects 2
Total Required Hours: 37 credits

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