Computer Literacy

Digital literacy is critical to success in practically every job and industry today. We offer the courses you need for success in the Digital Age.

With virtually all organizations in every industry relying on computers and technology to conduct business, professionals who are trained to use computers efficiently will always be in demand. Our computer information systems degree, with concentrations in various certificates, allow our students to quickly earn credentials and use their new skills in the workforce.  

Internet and Computing Core (IC3) Certification

Individuals with ICCertification have demonstrated a foundation of knowledge needed to succeed in environments that require use of computers and the Internet. This certificate is available completely online. Concepts covered include:

  • Living Online: (CIS 107, Internet Fundamentals)
  • Computer Essentials (CIS 101, Fundamentals of Computer Concepts)
  • Key Applications (BCIS 1110, Fundamentals of Information Literacy and Systems)

Office Specialist

Students learn to develop professional office skills necessary for employment in the business world such as computer applications, office procedures, human relations skills, and digital literacy. After completing this program, students will be well-suited for employment in office settings that seek computer-savvy, organized professionals. Students completing this certificate can then transition to our Build Your Own degree plan to quickly earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Information Systems and Technology.

Microsoft Office Specialist

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) is an industry-based certification program for the Microsoft Office suite. Each application course helps to prepare students to take the individual MOS exams. This certificate is available completely online. Concepts covered include:

  • Word (CIS 140, Introduction to Word Processing)
  • Excel (CIS 150, Introduction to Spreadsheets)
  • Access (CIS 160, Database Design and Development using Access)
  • PowerPoint (CIS 170, PowerPoint Presentations)

The Internet Computing Core (IC3) certificate consists of 7 hours and can be completed in just one semester.

The Office Specialist certificate consists of 30 credit hours and can be completed in 2-3 semesters.

The Microsoft Office Specialist certificate consists of 10 hours and can be completed  in just one semester.

These classes lead into the Associate of Applied Science degrees, which and can be completed within 2 years.

Students interested in CCC's digital literacy program can apply for general admission to the college and then file a degree plan with an Academic Advisor.

With virtually every industry relying on computer-savvy employees, the career opportunities for digital-literate individuals is vast. Students are encouraged to contact the Career Services office to learn about specific careers or further educational opportunities.