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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 2018-2019 academic year

Computer Applications Certificate (CAPC)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
IM 111 Computer Applications 1 2 3 3
IM 130 Electronic Word Processing: Microsoft Word 2 3 3
IM 150 Electronic Presentations: Microsoft PowerPoint 2 3 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 3
Semester 3      
IM 112 Computer Applications 2 2 3 3
IM 135 Business Document Formatting 2 3 3
IM 140 Electronic Database Management: Microsoft Access 2 2 3
IM 290 Administrative Assistant Capstone 2 3 3
Total Credits:   20 27 30


Technical Elective  
IM 115 Administrative Office Procedures and Practices 3
IM 145 Document Proofreading and Editing 3
IM 155 Emerging Technologies and Social Media 3
IM 165 Legal Office Environment 3
IM 170 Electronic Project Management: Microsoft Project 3
IM 175 Administrative Office Management 3
IM 200 Information Systems for Managers 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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