Computer Applications, Certificate of Specialization

Florissant Valley, Forest Park, Meramec and Online

This certificate is designed for individuals who are interested in learning a range of end-user applications for personal computers, including operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases. It prepares the graduate to employ the functions of personal computers that are generally in use in offices today.

Cost of Attendance.  For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES

Program Career and Salary Information.  Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at the following URL: Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest. 

The following limitations to the data apply: Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.   

At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. develop a professional high quality portfolio with items that are clearly introduced, well organized, creatively displayed, and show connection between items.
  2. produce industry specific business documents, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations.
  3. reflect on a critique of work, and suggest constructive practical alternatives.
IS 102Keyboarding and Formatting3
IS 116Computer Literacy3
IS 122Windows3
IS 136Internet Fundamentals1
IS 151Computer Applications in Business4
IS 139Web Publishing3
IS 165Computer Applications-Microsoft Project1
Total Credit Hours18
New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IS 102 Keyboarding and Formatting3
IS 116 Computer Literacy3Reading Proficiency.
IS 122 Windows3Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours9
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
IS 136 Internet Fundamentals1IS 122 or IS 123 and Reading Proficiency.Apply for graduation
IS 151 Computer Applications in Business4IS 122 or IS 123 or IT 102 or equivalent experience.
IS 139 Web Publishing3Reading Proficiency.
IS 165 Computer Applications-Microsoft Project1Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours9
Total Credit Hours18

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.