Excel Applications Support Specialist Certificate Program
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
Applications/Concepts or InfoTechnology Fundamentals CIT110 or CIT112 3 ESLO98 or RDG095 or placement
Principles of Information Security CIT118 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
Introduction to MS Office CIT133 3
Introduction to Networking CIT162 3 CIT110 or CIT112 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
PC Hardware and Software CIT182 3
Help Desk Techniques CIT230 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120; one additional CIT course; ENG095 and RDG095 or ESL098 or placement
Keyboarding Techniques OIM100 1
Principles of Accounting I ACC101 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Decision Support Using MS Excel CIT234 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
Collaboration, Communication and Integration in MS Office Applications CIT250 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or Chair approval
Total Credits 28

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Program Overview

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in Excel support. All courses are offered web-based to provide maximum scheduling flexibility for students, and most are offered in the traditional classroom setting each term. This certificate program is open to all CIT, BUS, OIM and other students.

Career Outlook

Most organizations, across all industry segments have increased utilization of Excel software. As a result, the employment prospects for students completing this certificate program are extremely high. Over 1,500 requests for Excel skills can be found through Boston-area searches of job placement websites.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.bhcc.mass.edu/ certificate-programs.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Use spreadsheet models, analyze and evaluate revenues, expenses and cash flows.
  • Understand and utilize collaboration techniques of the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Understand the requirements of securing data and computer systems.