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Computer Assistant

Certificate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director: Chris Mee

NOTE: This program is currently under review. Please contact the program director or your advisor.

Gainful Employment Programs Information

The Computer Assistant program prepares individuals for operation of software programs and a basic knowledge of managing data and files. Coursework is designed to provide a solid foundation for microcomputer operation and develop essential business and computer skills.


Graduates are prepared to:

  • Create, manage, and modify databases and attain the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist – Access.
  • Create, manage, and modify electronic spreadsheets and attain the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist – Excel.
  • Create, manage, and modify word processing documents and attain the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist – Word.
  • Create effective web pages that include links, graphics, sound, tables, forms, and style sheets using common editors.
  • Troubleshoot and repair microcomputers and attain the CompTIA A+ certification.

Estimated Resident Program Cost*

Tuition and Fees $3,418
Application Fee $30
Lab Fees $35
Books/Supplies $1,175
Total $4,658

Many students need preliminary math and writing courses before enrolling in the program requirements. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement before planning out their full program schedules.

GFC MSU Additional Graduation Requirements

COLS 103Becoming a Successful Student +1
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
COMX 115 Intro to Interpersonal Communc + 3
CSCI 105 Computer Fluency + 3
MART 231 Interactive Web I *,+ 4
Select one of the following:  
WRIT 101 College Writing I **,+ 3
WRIT 122 Intro to Business Writing **,+ 3
Select one of the following:  
M 095 Intermediate Algebra **,+ 4
M 121 College Algebra **,+ 3
M 151 Precalculus **,+ 4
M 171 Calculus I **,+ 4
 Credits16-17
Spring
CAPP 112 Short Courses: MS Powerpoint *,+ 1
CAPP 154 MS Word *,+ 3
CAPP 156 MS Excel *,+ 3
CAPP 158 MS Access *,+ 3
ITS 280 Computer Repair & Maintenance *,+ 4
 Credits14
 Total Credits30-31