Richland College

12800 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX 75243-2199

Program Details

Richland College currently offers a Personal Computer User Level 1 Certificate as part of their Computer Information Technology Program.  This program provides basic training for individuals who wish to gain knowledge and understanding of computer functions such as word processing, database, presentation graphics, and PC operating systems.  Upon graduation, students will be able to use computer software on a basic level.  Students also may prepare for individual Microsoft Office certifications exams.  

This program requires 20 credit hours and can be completed with two semesters.  Classes include topics on business applications, word processing, integrated software applications, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics.  Certain classes may be substituted for others if the student demonstrates proper current computer literacy.  Students who have previously taken certain Microsoft Office certification exams may be eligible to receive credit for equivalent courses.  If a student wishes to transfer to a four year-school, he/she should consult with an advisor on the ability to transfer these courses.

Besides gaining skills for personal use, this certificate can provide valuable employment advancements.  Because companies and institutions are relying more and more on computer applications to manage and advance their data, people who are proficient in several specific computer applications are in demand.  Microsoft Office Specialists is a certification program for using the Microsoft Office Suite to business applications, which can be a large advantage in any company that uses Microsoft extensively.  These certifications often require exams (please see the advisor for details).

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