​​​Computer Information Systems managers oversee a variety of administrative, clerical, and accounting functions necessary to efficiently run and maintain computerized business systems. Office workers use a variety of software to produce correspondence, maintain databases, manage projects as well as organize meetings, manage financial records, and create presentations. Students focusing on Web applications attain the skills to professionally design, develop, and manage websites.

Certificates of Achievement

Business Information Worker I (21 Units)

The Business Information Worker (BIW) program prepares students for entry-level office and administrative support in a variety of job positions, including general office clerks, retail salespersons, customer service representatives, receptionists, and information clerks.  Students learn basic oral and written communications, basic computer application skills, including beginning Excel, Word, and Outlook, and the fundamentals of computer systems. Graduates of this program bring critical thinking and problem solving skills as well as interpersonal skills essential to the workplace.  With a solid foundation in Microsoft Windows and Office, as well as strong digital and web literacy skills, students will be prepared to meet the workforce demands of today's business environment.

Computer Business Applications (27 Units)

The core of this certificate program provides advanced computer skills and business concepts that can be applied in nearly every industry.  Students will learn to use Microsoft Office products, as well as other computer software applications, that can be applied in business situations to create, edit, format and publish documents, spreadsheets, presentations and databases.

Students can select from three specializations within the Computer Business Applications Certificate program:

  • Social Media Specialist students will be introduced to the finer points of the most popular social media applications, including search engine optimization, HTML, and Web design.

  • Office Finance Specialist students will develop the skills necessary to handle basic accounting and bookeeping procedures for small businesses.

  • Microsoft Office Specialist students will develop additional expertise in each of the Microsoft Office applications. This specialization assists in preparation for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams.

Please go Admission and Records to fill out your Certificate of Achievement Application

Website Software Specialist (37 Units)

A Website Software Specialist designs, develops, and manages websites with the skills needed to be successful in today's job market. A Website Software Specialist needs to be knowledgeable in a variety of Internet technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and server-side scripting), as well as Web authoring applications such as Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and WordPress. They are primarily responsible for developing user friendly and interactive Web pages, integrating and optimizing different multimedia components, and implementing hosting, publishing, and development workflow strategies.

Social Media Assistant (15 Units)

Social media has revolutionized the way businesses interact with consumers. This program is designed to give students an understanding of the concepts involved in marketing and the role social media plays in advertising, public relations, branding, and corporate communication strategies. 

Students will gain practical skills and learn the latest technical tools in social media through various projects and other assignments.

Please go Admission and Records to fill out your Certificate of Achievement Application

Department Certificates

Digital Publishing (17 Units)

The Digital Publishing certificate provides students with specific skills to make them job ready for the publishing industry, whether it is for printing or the web. Digital publishing specialists use Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator programs along with Microsoft Word to format and combine text, numberical data, photographs, charts, drawings, and other visual graphic elements to produce digital and/or printed publication-ready materials.

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Website Creator (15 Units)

This program provides students with the basic skills needed to create websites. Students will use Web authoring programs for Web page creation and site management. They will extend their skills in the development of websites through the use of XHTML, cascading style sheets, and client and server-side scripting. Focus will be on the creation of effective user interfaces and website design principles using various state-of-the-art technologies used for the Web. Upon completing this certificate, students will be ready to plan, build, promote, and maintain a personal website.

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Website Development Management (16 Units)

This program provides students with the knowledge needed to develop website projects in a real-world setting. Students learn how to develop websites while applying the skills needed to plan and budget resources in development projects from conceptual design to deployment.

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Word Processing (15 Units)

This certificate prepares students for both entry-level and advanced word processing positions in a variety of office settings. It also serves as a foundation for specialization in fields such as legal transcription and desktop publishing. The Word Processing Certificate includes courses in rapid and accurate keyboarding, document editing and formatting, and advanced word processing techniques. Additional courses include proofreading, basic computer concepts, Internet & e-mail skills, and electronic file management.

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