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Career Outlook Microcomputer Productivity Software

Business Division
Certificate N0660

The Microcomputer Productivity Software certificate is designed to prepare students for careers that require extensive knowledge of business-related productivity software. The certificate offers a balanced set of classes that enables students to maintain and troubleshoot a Windows operating system, learn advanced features of Excel, Access and PowerPoint software; and create commercial Web sites. Emphasis is placed on customizing, optimizing and securing a Windows-based computer; developing spreadsheet pivot tables and macros; using Access to create and maintain database tables, forms, reports and queries; creating and manipulating PowerPoint slide shows with multimedia content; and using HTML and web page editors to create and publish Web sites. Students will demonstrate the ability to use software to store and retrieve data, solve business problems and create commercial Web sites. Opportunities available after the completion of this certificate include systems analyst, administrative assistant and office manager.

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    • Data Entry Keyers

      Data Entry Keyers

      SOC Career Code: 43-9021.00

      Operate data entry device, such as keyboard or photo composing perforator. Duties may include verifying data and preparing materials for printing.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $27.48

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $35,400.49
      Annual Job Openings
      2,491

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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  • Microcomputer Productivity Software

    Business Division
    Certificate N0660

    The Microcomputer Productivity Software certificate is designed to prepare students for careers that require extensive knowledge of business-related productivity software. The certificate offers a balanced set of classes that enables students to maintain and troubleshoot a Windows operating system, learn advanced features of Excel, Access and PowerPoint software; and create commercial Web sites. Emphasis is placed on customizing, optimizing and securing a Windows-based computer; developing spreadsheet pivot tables and macros; using Access to create and maintain database tables, forms, reports and queries; creating and manipulating PowerPoint slide shows with multimedia content; and using HTML and web page editors to create and publish Web sites. Students will demonstrate the ability to use software to store and retrieve data, solve business problems and create commercial Web sites. Opportunities available after the completion of this certificate include systems analyst, administrative assistant and office manager.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    CISB 15Microcomputer Applications3.5
    CISB 21Microsoft Excel3
    CISB 51Microsoft PowerPoint3
    CISD 11Database Management - Microsoft Access3
    CISD 11LDatabase Management - Microsoft Access Laboratory0.5
    CISN 21Windows Operating System3
    Total Units16

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Contact: Barry AndrewsTitle: Department ChairContact: bandrews@mtsac.edu

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