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Software Applications Specialist Certificate

The Software Applications Specialist Certificate is designed to expose students to Microsoft software.

These courses are business electives and may apply to diplomas or degrees. Many of these courses are offered on an arranged basis or online.

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates can find job opportunities in the following areas:

    • Software Specialist
    • Help Desk Support

For more specific information contact the NIACC Business Division.

Upon successful completion of the Software Applications Specialist curriculum (at least 15 semester hours) with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Certificate.


Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. To see the current cost per semester hour click here.

Required Courses/Suggested Schedule

ADM-123 Document Formatting 3 s.h.
BCA-129 Basic Word Processing 2 s.h.
BCA-136 Advanced Word Processing* 3 s.h.
BCA-152 Comprehensive Spreadsheets** 3 s.h.
BCA-215 Computer Business Applications 3 s.h.
BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism 3 s.h.
Total Program Hours 17 s.h.

*Prerequisites: BCA-129 Basic Word Processing and BCA-215 Computer Business Applications.
**Prerequisites: BCA-101 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems or BCA-215 Computer Business Applications.