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Computer Business Applications Specialist

In today’s job market, nearly everyone needs to have basic computer skills. Whether you’re looking for a career in administration or hospitality, having a handle on software like the Microsoft Office Suite will take you a long way.

The Computer Business Applications Specialist program helps develop fundamental computer, office administration, and professional business skills. Emphasis is placed on learning operating systems and gaining in-depth knowledge of the most popular word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and email software applications in use today.

Program Courses

MOXO - Microsoft Outlook
Students work with basic and more advanced features of Microsoft Outlook 2007 to manage messages for efficient communication, maintain personal and business contacts, and organize appointments and tasks.
MPXO - Microsoft PowerPoint
This course covers Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. This course will present the Microsoft PowerPoint application interface, tools and features. You will learn about the fundamentals of preparing professional quality presentations. You will learn to create presentations, create and edit slides, add and format text, graphics and other types of content to slides. You will then learn to add effects, and transitions to enhance the appearance of your slideshows.
MAXO - Microsoft Access
This course covers Microsoft Access 2010. This course will present the Microsoft Access application interface, tools and features. You will learn about the fundamentals of a database management system and working with data. You will learn to create and modify databases, add database tables as well as populate the tables with appropriate data. You will learn to create and use relationships between tables and query tables to extract data based on criteria. In addition, you will learn the work with advanced features of the database management system such as creating forms, using controls and producing reports.
MEXO - Microsoft Excel
This course explores the use of electronic spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2007. This course will present the MS Excel application interface, tools and features. You will learn about the fundamentals of spreadsheets, working with data, formatting cells, working with ranges of data and cells as well as applying functions and formulas to manipulate the data in the rows and columns of a spreadsheet. In addition, you will learn how to present tabular data in a variety of different chart formats. This course relies heavily on hands-on practical activities which allow you to learn the concepts by practicing them on a regular basis.
MWXO - Microsoft Word
This course will present the MS Word application interface, tools and features. You will learn about the fundamentals of word processing, document, paragraph and character formatting, working with templates, lists and tables. This course relies heavily on hands-on practical activities that allow you to learn the concepts by practicing them on a regular basis.
FCMO - Fundamentals of Computers
This course presents an introductory look at Windows 7 and its interface, tools, and features. You will learn about the fundamentals of navigating and personalizing the interface, organizing files and folders, using media devices, and searching for information. This course relies heavily on practical hands-on activities that allow you to learn the concepts by practicing them on a regular basis.
SSSO - Student Success Strategies
This course will introduce students to skills and concepts that will help them achieve personal, academic, and career success.