Last updated 2/10/2014
Certificate Code 5678
The Business Information Technology Certificate is offered only at the Quad-Cities Campus.
Students gain skill in using current MS Windows applications; the curriculum also builds proficiency in spreadsheet design, database design, Internet research, presentation graphics, data entry, computer keyboarding, and Web page development. The student will gain experience in PC office applications.
Students completing the program may be employed in entry-level office positions because they have strong computer skills. This certificate can be completed in one year.
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
BE 100 — Work Environment Orientation (2)
BE 120 — Technology Tools - fall only (2)
BE 141 — Computerized Keyboarding I (3)
BE 145 A,B,C — Information Processing or (3)
BE 145 — Information Processing
BA 160 — Business Math I (3)
COMM 105 — Essentials of English (3)
BE 142 — Computerized Keyboarding II - spring only (3)
BE 144 — Concepts of Information Processing - spring only (3)
BE 146 — Excel For Business - spring only (3)
BE 163 — Presentation Graphics (1)
BE 264 — Introduction to Database Management (3)
COER 116 — Microcomputer Hardware (3)
Minimum total hours required for certificate (32)
The Business Information Technology Certificate is based upon a “ladder” concept so that students may exit the program after 32 hours or continue to pursue the Legal Office Professional Associate in Applied Science degree. The certificate consists of the first two semester of the degree.
Gainful employment is one important measure that students and parents should pay attention to as they examine colleges and programs. All non-degree programs must be designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation in order to be deemed eligible for federal student aid. These programs are generally less than 2 years in length and result in a certificate.