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Computer Applications

Gain digital literacy skills

Modern offices are technology-first. A degree in computer applications or a related certificate means you're prepared to perform in office and administrative settings. At MVC, you'll learn how to utilize computers and technology to increase efficiency, communication and organization in a business environment using industry-standard software and hardware.

Programs of Study

  • A
    Associate Degree
  • T
    Transfer Degree
  • C
    Credit Certificate
  • N
  • Limited Enrollment
    Limited Enrollment
  • Online Options Available
    Online Options
This program prepares individuals to perform basic data and text entry using standard and customized software products. This includes instruction in keyboarding skills, personal computer and work station operation, reading draft texts and raw data forms, and various interactive software programs used for tasks such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and others.

Program Code



21 - 27.5 Units

The Operating Systems and Internet Literacy certificate provides students with proficiency in interfacing Windows, Linux, Mac operating systems to access applications, files, system tools and internet-related resources

Program Code



48 Hours

Why study computer applications?

Most careers require workers to be competent with computer applications. You'll be prepared to function in an office environment, whether you're preparing presentations or reports, managing a budget or schedule, or responsible for updating an organization's website. Plus, studies in computer applications studies translate well to business administration, computer science, and more.

What You'll Learn

  • How to describe and use operating system and word processing software, graphics software for manipulating digital images and database software for constructing 3NF databases.
  • How to write structured programs using C++ or Java.
  • How to construct a visually appealing web site including database structures within the design.
  • How to design and use spreadsheets that have embedded equations/formulas utilizing different data types.

Career Options

  • Office manager
  • Web content administrator
  • Computer programmer
  • Business analyst
  • Administrative assistant
  • Data entry specialist
  • Customer service representative