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Computer Assistant

Certificate of Applied Science Degree

Program Director: Steve Robinett

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$3,190
Application Fee$30
Lab Fees$35

Fall 2016 MUS Student Health Insurance Premiums will be changing. Please check the Health Insurance website and/or Student Central for confirmed premium rates. Students will be charged an additional fee of $21 per credit for online/hybrid courses.

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
First Year
CAPP 120Introduction to Computers +3
COMX 115Intro to Interpersonal Communc +3
MART 231Interactive Web I *,+4
Select one of the following:  
WRIT 101College Writing I **,+3
WRIT 122Intro to Business Writing **,+3
Select one of the following:  
M 095Intermediate Algebra **,+4
M 121College Algebra **,+3
M 151Precalculus **,+4
M 171Calculus I **,+4
Term Credits13
CAPP 112Short Courses: MS Powerpoint *,+1
CAPP 154MS Word *,+3
CAPP 156MS Excel *,+3
CAPP 158MS Access *,+3
ITS 280Computer Repair Maintenance *,+4
Term Credits14
Total Credits27

Indicates prerequisites needed.


Placement in course(s) is determined by placement assessment.


A grade of C- or above is required for graduation.