Earn a Computer Applications Specialist Certificate

Develop computer application fluency with a Computer Applications Specialist certificate program.

Blue Ridge CTC’s Computer Applications Specialist certificate program combines traditional, professional, and business communication knowledge with computer applications.

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Why Earn a Certificate in Computer Applications Specialist

With a certificate in Computer Applications Specialist, students gain knowledge on current software applications to stay ahead of the competition in the fast-paced IT industry.

    • Learn transferable real-time computer skills.
    • Prepare to potentially sit for the Microsoft® Office Specialist certification exam and Internet and Computing Core (IC3) certification exam.
    • Earn credits to be used toward a future degree.
    • Explore elective options to align the program with your career goals.


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Become Career Ready With a Computer Applications Specialist Certificate

With our Computer Applications Specialist Certificate Program, students enhance technical expertise to understand and operate modern software.

In this program, students participate in project-based activities under the guidance of certified faculty to improve technical skills on prevailing computer technology and software programs. The work-based training develops technical writing and communication skills required in the workplace.

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What You Will Learn - Curriculum Overview

The Computer Applications Specialist certificate program teaches the basics of computer software through hands-on activities.

The comprehensive curriculum teaches essential computer skills required in current business scenarios such Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Windows, business and computer ethics, and more. The program allows students to:

    • Develop computer application fluency and fundamental technical skills.
    • Learn about business-centered and professional applications for document processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation design.
    • Complete project-based activities, incorporating publication and document creation, design skills, electronic presentation skills, to prepare for the work environment.
    • Utilize business-centered and professional software to create digital and/or print publications.

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Let’s hear from our alumni who successfully completed this Computer Applications Specialist Certificate program and came closer to their career goals.

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Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child pay for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

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With this time-saving and cost-effective Computer Applications Specialist certificate program, students are trained to begin on a promising career path towards a computer application specialist role in the IT and business industry. Students learn industry-specific skills through hands-on experiences and guidance from expert faculty. Take advantage of this flexible program by choosing between online, on-campus, and hybrid options.
The comprehensive curriculum of the Computer Applications Specialist certificate program teaches students essential computer skills required in current business scenarios such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Windows, business and computer ethics, and more. Students enhance their business communication and writing skills while participating in work-based learning.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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