Computer Applications Certificate (CAPC)


The Computer Applications Certificate assists professionals who are seeking career development opportunities while earning college credit, as well as students in any program or major who want to increase employment options by adding to their computer skills.

The certificate program builds proficiencies in using Microsoft Office software within a workplace environment. Many of the certificate courses prepare students to take Microsoft Office Support and Expert Specialist certification tests for various Microsoft Office software applications.

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Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Use Microsoft Office software within a work environment.

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Administrative assistant
  • Clerical assistant
  • Sales support staff

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$25,500 annual salary

Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of administrative assistants is projected to grow 12 percent by 2022.

Gainful Employment Data


Effective 2018-2019 academic year

Computer Applications Certificate (CAPC)

Semester 1LecLabCredits
IM 111Computer Applications 1 233
IM 130Electronic Word Processing: Microsoft Word 233
IM 150Electronic Presentations: Microsoft PowerPoint 233
Semester 2  
IM 120Electronic Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 233
IM 160Electronic Publications: Microsoft Publisher 223
IM XXX Technical Elective  223
Semester 3  
IM 112Computer Applications 2 233
IM 135Business Document Formatting 233
IM 140Electronic Database Management: Microsoft Access 223
IM 290Administrative Assistant Capstone 233
Total Credits:  202730


Technical Elective
IM 115Administrative Office Procedures and Practices3
IM 145Document Proofreading and Editing3
IM 155Emerging Technologies and Social Media3
IM 165Legal Office Environment3
IM 170Electronic Project Management: Microsoft Project3
IM 175Administrative Office Management3
IM 200Information Systems for Managers3

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum


Program Chair
Connie Crossley, BA, BS, M.Ed.
(513) 569-1833
Viola Johnson, Ed.D.
Colleen Meyer, M.Ed., CIW-CI, CIW Associate
David Hensley, BS, MBA
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