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Excel Applications Support Specialist Certificate Program

Certificate -  Computer Information Technology Department

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. For the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, please log in to BHCC Self Service to review your specific program requirements. Any questions? Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor. Current students should stop by or contact the LifeMap Commons on the Charlestown Campus - E-Building, Room E-235; Phone 617-228-2230 or email academicadvising@bhcc.mass.edu from your BHCC email.
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
Applications/Concepts or InfoTechnology Fundamentals CIT110 or CIT112 3 ESLO98 or RDG095 or placement
Principles of Information Security CIT118 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
Introduction to MS Office CIT133 3
Cisco Networking I CIT162 3 RDG095 or ESL098 or placement
PC Hardware and Software CIT182 3 RDG095 or ESL098 or placement
Help Desk Techniques CIT230 3 CIT110 or Chair approval
Keyboarding Techniques OIM100 1
Principles of Accounting I ACC101 3 ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
Decision Support Using MS Excel CIT234 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or CIT120 or Chair approval
Collaboration, Communication and Integration in MS Office Applications CIT250 3 CIT110 or CIT113 or Chair approval
Total Credits 28
Last Modified Date: April 13, 2017

Program Overview

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in Excel support. All courses are offered web-based to provide maximum scheduling flexibility for students, and most are offered in the traditional classroom setting each term. This certificate program is open to all CIT, BUS, OIM and other students.

Career Outlook

Most organizations, across all industry segments have increased utilization of Excel software. As a result, the employment prospects for students completing this certificate program are extremely high. Over 1,500 requests for Excel skills can be found through Boston-area searches of job placement websites.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Use spreadsheet models, analyze and evaluate revenues, expenses and cash flows.
  • Understand and utilize collaboration techniques of the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Understand the requirements of securing data and computer systems.