Last updated 3/17/2014
Certificate Code: 5646
This certificate is offered only on the East Campus
The course work required for the Information Technology Specialist Certificate prepares students to collect, organize, input, format, and distribute information using computer technology found in a variety of office settings.
Certificate completers are qualified to process all forms of business information and to operate a variety of computer applications including the latest versions of word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation, and electronic mail software. They are prepared to work as office support personnel in any business environment..
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
BA 110 — Introduction to Business (3)
BA 160 — Business Math I (3)
BE 299 — Independent Study (1)
BE 141 — Computerized Keyboarding I (3)
COMM 105 — Essentials of English (3)
CS 100 — Introduction to Microcomputers (3)
BA 170 — Fundamentals of Accounting (3)
BA 171 — Fundamentals of Accounting Lab (1)
BA 247 — Business Management Internship (3)
BA 249 — Business Management Seminar (1)
*BE 180 — Business Communications (4)
BE 247 — Advanced Information Processing Applications - spring only (3)
BE 143 — Keyboarding Speed & Accuracy (2)
Minimum total hours required for certificate (33)
Students who complete the Information Technology Specialist Certificate may wish to pursue a degree in Business Management and Marketing at East Campus. Such students could apply the following Information Technology Specialty courses as electives toward the East Campus Business Management and Marketing Degree:
BE 141 — Computerized Keyboarding I
BE 143 — Keyboarding Speed & Accuracy
BE 247 — Advanced Information Processing Applications
BE 299 — Independent Study
COMM 105 — Essentials of English
*Students should look at Assessment and Orientation.
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.