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Computer Applications Specialist

The Computer Applications Specialist certificate program provides students with proficiency in computer applications and practices that commonly used in today’s business environment. The program emphasizes hands-on experience, and successful graduates will acquire proficiency with business applications of computers. 

Upon successful completion of the Computer Applications Specialist certificate, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of business organization and procedures by applying business applications of computers
  • Demonstrate knowledge regarding computer information systems
  • Design and manage a database
  • Design an interactive website
  • Analyze and present data in a visual format
  • Apply computer skills to create, analyze and assess a business document to solve an organizational problem
  • Demonstrate effective communication and computation skills

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Special Certifications
The Business Applications of Computers Certificate Program prepares successful graduates to take the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) examination.

Computer Applications Specialist
Certificate Program 

Implementation:  Full-time Day
Recommended Course Sequence – 30 Semester Hours

First Year—Fall Semester

First Year—Spring Semester

Dept.

Course Title

Sem. Hrs.

Dept.

Course Title

Sem.  Hrs.

BUS

101

Introduction to Business

3

CIS

 

117

 

Word Processing Software

3

CIS

108

Computer Fundamentals

3

 

CIS

121

Database Management Software

3

CIS

119

Spreadsheet Software

 

3

CIS

133

Designing a Web Page

3

ENL

101

English Composition I

3

Elective

Mathematics Elective

3

Elective

Computer Applications Specialist Elective

3

Elective

Computer Applications Specialist Elective

3

Total Semester Hours                                      

15

Total Semester Hours                                     

15

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Computer Applications Specialist Electives
(Select 6 credits)

Dept.

Title

Sem. Hrs.

BUS 204

Fundamentals of Ecommerce

3

CIS 111

Introduction to Electronic Presentations

1

CIS 154

Management Information Systems

3

IT 134

Networking Fundamentals

3

IT 180      

PC Repair and Troubleshooting

3

MGT 250 

Principles of Management

3

MKT 260 

Principles of Marketing

3

Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for related Skill Set Certifications. Students should contact their academic program advisor or refer to the Skill Set section in Eastern's Current Course Catalog for additional information.

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Gainful Employment Information:

Certificate Progam (fulltime ['normal']/2 semesters):

  • Job Titles for which program prepares students: Computer Applications Specialist
  • SOC Code: 15-1041.00 
  • 1 Occupational Information Network (O*NET) URL: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1041.00   
  • 2 Placement Rate: 0%
  • On-time completion rate: 0%
    • # students who completed program 2010-2011: 0
    • # students completed within ‘normal’ time: 0
  • Median Loan Amounts per Student: $0.00
  • Program Costs per year (2 semesters):
  • Books and supplies   $1200
  • Personal                         1850
  • 3Room and board          3000
  • Tuition and fees             2184
  • Transportation                2500

1 The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is being developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration. It provides information relating to:

  • The nature of the work and the activities involved for these jobs
  • the kinds of tools and technology associated with the work
  • the skills, knowledge and abilities usually required for these jobs
  • the training and education usually required for these jobs
  • the values, work styles and interests that lend themselves to success in these jobs
  • the wage and employment trends in these fields on both the national and state levels

*Please note: Completion rates are based solely on a small sample of Eastern students that includes only those who were enrolled as first-time full time freshman. The majority of Eastern students enroll as part-time students. Part-time students and those required to enroll in developmental studies, take longer to complete the programs as presented in the College Catalog.

2Placement Rate calculated on total number of program graduates working in a field related to degree or certificate completed. 

3Eastern currently offers no dormitory or meal contracts, so these room and board expenses are average estimated area costs.

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Current Course Catalog