WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College

WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College

Computer Information Technology
Microsoft Applications
Certificate in Applied Science

This program will provide students with short-term training to obtain entry-level positions in computer and/or business offices. Graduates can obtain entry-level employment in a variety of firms that require an expertise in using Microsoft applications. The program also prepares the students for the MOS Certification exams.

Students in the Computer Information Technology, CAS, Microsoft Applications option will receive hands-on training using Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Publisher. Occupations available for students completing program requirements include the following: software applications user, help desk technician and end user support.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Use and apply features and commands of various operating systems
  • Develop complex spreadsheets with Excel
  • Develop presentations with PowerPoint
  • Develop documents in Publisher
  • Develop documents in Word
  • Troubleshoot Microsoft Office problems

The program course requirements are presented in sequence. Part-time students and others who cannot follow this sequence should check course descriptions in the college catalog to determine prerequisites and, in addition, should consult their academic advisor regarding the order in which they take courses.

This certificate program will provide a seamless transition for students wishing to pursue an AAS in Microsoft Applications and Support Desk.


 Fall Semester

Course    Cr. Hours
CIT 105 Windows O/S , Administration, and Troubleshooting        3
CIT 120 Microsoft Word I        3
ENG 101 College Composition I        3
CIT 159 Microsoft Publisher        3
SPCH 101 Interpersonal Communications
SPCH 105 Fundamentals of Speech Communication

Spring Semester

Cr. Hours
CIT 107 Excel        3
MATH Mathematics Core Requirement        2
General Education Core Requirement        1
CIT 182 Power Point Presentations        3
PSYC 155 Human Relations        3

Total Hours in Program – 30


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