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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.


Effective 2020-2021 academic year

Computer Applications Certificate (CAPC)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
IM 130 Electronic Word Processing: Microsoft Word 2 3 3
IM 150 Electronic Presentations: Microsoft PowerPoint 2 3 3
IM XXX Technical Elective 1   2 2 3
Semester 2      
IM 120 Electronic Spreadsheets: Microsoft Excel 2 3 3
IM 160 Electronic Publications: Microsoft Publisher 2 2 3
IM XXX Technical Elective 2   2 2 3
IM XXX Technical Elective 3   2 2 3
Semester 3      
IM 109 Introductory Database Management: Microsoft Access 0 2 1
IM 155 Emerging Technologies and Social Media 2 2 3
IM XXX Technical Elective 4   2 2 3
IM XXX Technical Elective 5   2 2 3
Total Credits:   20 25 31


Technical Electives  
IM 111 Computer Applications 3
IM 115 Administrative Office Procedures and Practices 3
IM 135 Business Document Formatting 3
IM 145 Document Proofreading and Editing 3
IM 165 Legal Office Environment 3
IM 170 Electronic Project Management: Microsoft Project 3
IM 200 Information Systems for Managers 3
IM 260 Medical Administrative Procedures 3
IM 290 Administrative Assistant Capstone 3

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
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