Business Application Specialist
One-Year Certificate Program
Business Applications Specialist
The one-year business applications certificate prepares students for business positions working with software applications and is designed for those who want to specialize in software applications using the Microsoft Office software applications package. The certificate will be beneficial for those individuals interested in acquiring knowledge for personal use to develop and refine their skills in current software applications, for those obtaining a job for the first time, for those who want to update their existing software skills after being away from business for several years, and for those who are striving for advancement in their current positions.
Students develop the skills needed to effectively use word processing (Microsoft Office Word), spreadsheet (Microsoft Office Excel), database (Microsoft Office Access), desktop publishing (Microsoft Office Publisher), and presentation (Microsoft Office PowerPoint) software within the business environment. The students are taught to increase their productivity by integrating these applications to produce professional-looking end documents. In addition, students acquire basic business knowledge and written and oral communications skills needed to succeed in business.
Upon completion of the one-year business applications certificate, students may find employment in office settings in business and industrial firms, professional offices, nonprofit agencies, and governmental agencies.
The program is arranged so that credits received in a one-year program may be transferred if a student decides to pursue a two-year degree in an associate of technical studies or an associate of science or associate of arts degree. To receive the business applications specialist certificate, the student must have at least a 2.0 grade point average for all work attempted.
One-year Certificate Program
English (3-6 hours)
nterpersonal Communication (3 hours)
Business Communications (3 hours)
Business Mathematics (3 hours)
Business Education (11 hours)
Management Information Systems (3 hours)
Electives (3 hours)
For Further Information
Cindy Miglietti, Ph.D., Program Director
One University Drive
Huron, OH 44839
419-433-5560 ext. 2-0684
Debralee Divers, Director
Enrollment Management & Student Retention Services
419-433-5560 ext. 2-0629
Cheryl L. Chafee, Asst. Director
Admissions and Financial Aid
419-433-5560 ext. 2-0683
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BGSU Firelands, located in Huron, Ohio, is a regional campus and one of the seven undergraduate colleges of Bowling Green State University. We offer many of the advantages and resources of a major university, but in a smaller, more personal environment.
Generally, students are able to complete at least two years of coursework toward most of the 200-degree programs at BGSU before transferring to the main campus, or to another college or university.
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Academic advisors work individually with students to plan their degree programs and small class sizes allow students to have close, personal contact with their professors. Free tutoring is readily available through the Teaching and Learning Center. Scholarships, grants and loans are available to assist students with tuition.