School of Professional and Continuing Studies

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As software applications continue to become more integrated and compatible, you must be proficient in a variety of these applications to be successful in today's office environment. You may need to use a database file to check inventory, create a spreadsheet to organize and analyze financial data, design slides for a meeting, or communicate your progress to your work group. Through this certificate program, you will develop these computer skills and learn to use spreadsheet, database management, and office productivity software.

You’ll learn to:

Prerequisites

You should be proficient with the Windows environment and be able to find files, create folders, organize and manage files and folders, work with multiple windows, and share data between applications via the Clipboard.

Course Requirements

You can earn this certificate in one of these two ways:
  1. Complete a minimum of 72 hours in the classes specified below—24 hours from Database, 18 hours from Spreadsheet, 18 hours from Office Productivity, and 12 additional hours from Electives.
  2. Complete the Chancellor’s Certificate in Excel and then take an additional 54 hours—24 hours from Database, 18 hours from Office Productivity, and 12 additional hours from Electives.

Special note: You can earn the Chancellor’s Certificate in Excel by taking just 18 hours more after you have earned the Chancellor’s Certificate in Business Applications. See the Excel certificate information for course offerings.

Classes

Database

(minimum 24 hours required):

Spreadsheet

(minimum 18 hours required):

Office Productivity

(minimum 18 hours required):

Electives

(minimum 12 hours required.)

Complete 12 additional hours from the classes listed within this certificate.

For specific course schedules, please visit the CETC Catalog.  For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.cetc.umsl.edu.