Business - Business Software

Business - Business Software

Berkshire Community College - Pittsfield, MA

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The Business Software certificate program prepares students to become software applications specialists. Graduates possess mastery of the Microsoft Office Suite. This program also emphasizes basic business communications. Training is conducted on state-of-the-art computers. Through this program, students are encouraged to become Microsoft Certified by taking the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist exams. Graduates will have earned 27 credits toward the Business Software Systems, A.S. degree. The Business Software Systems Webpage can be viewed by clicking on this link, or is available to students in printed form. Program Advisor: Kathleen Gowdey, Microsoft Office Master Instructor, ext.413-236-4640. Expected Outcomes Graduates of this program should be able to: effectively use most Microsoft Office applications to create business documents; demonstrate competency in using the Windows operating system for maximized productivity; demonstrate proficiency in formatting business correspondence; demonstrate effective communication skills; find employment in their field or continue their education.

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Graduation Requirements

To earn a certificate in this program, a student must complete all program credits and the additional requirements shown below.

Program Credits

BSS 101 Microsoft Windows 3
BSS 102 Microsoft Word 3
BSS 105 Microsoft PowerPoint 3
BSS 121 Document Processing 3
BSS 201 Microsoft Excel 3
BSS 202 Microsoft Access 3
BUS 247 Business Communications 3
ENG English Composition/Writing 3
Professional Elective (1) 3


Additional Requirements As Shown

Demonstrated college-level skills in reading and writing
Minimum Cumulative Averages
(overall and area of specialization) 2.0
(1) Profession Elective chosen from course designated: BSS, BUS, or CIS.

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