Bismarck State College

1603 Edwards Ave., Bismarck, ND 58506-5587

Program Details

Bismarck State College offers an Associate of Applied Science in Information Processing Specialist degree. This program provides students with skills and the knowledge of technology in business and industry. Students receive an education in Microsoft Office software, Adobe Creative Suite software, technology troubleshooting, and communication skills. Students will also participate in an internship at a local business, as well as gain leadership development training through Phi Beta Lambda, a professional organization for college students interested in business careers.

Prospective students should enjoy working with software applications, such as word processing, be detailed-oriented, and interested in working in a back office setting. Students will take courses that provide them computer skills such as keyboarding, word processing, database, spreadsheets, desktop publishing, electronic presentations, Internet research, electronic publishing, and operating systems.

Graduates will have the skills necessary to pursue jobs as an information-processing specialist in government agencies, educational institutions, law offices, sales offices, service agencies, insurance companies, or bank and investment firms.

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    Program Overview

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      100% Online
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      Fees are capped at first 12 credits per semester. BSC Mandatory fees: $20.80; Connect ND fee: $5.50; NDSA fee: $.04; Technology fee: $4.62.

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    Requires from 61-64 credits for completion. Application requirements: official transcripts.

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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