Certificate Overview

Emphasis is placed on basic computer and internet skills.

Complete the following REQUIRED courses:

Course Course Name Units
COSA 30

Introduction to Computers

This is a computer literacy course designed to familiarize the learner with a variety of computer tools and computer concepts with emphasis on utilizing Office Suite programs. This course provides an introduction to the use of computers, common software programs,peripherals, and social media. Students are instructed in the use of a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation tools, and internet applications. This course satisfies the technology component of the Information Competency graduation requirement.

3
COSA 35

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is a beginning, hands-on course that teaches students to create, edit, format, and integrate a wide range of business documents. Students will use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Computer hardware basics and the use of the internet for business and research purposes will also be covered. This course satisfies the technology component of the Information Competency graduation requirement. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be given a voucher to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) industry certification exam. This course satisfies the technology portion of the information competency requirement.

4
COSA 45

Living Online

This course is a comprehensive overview of Internet and email using Windows Internet Explorer, free Web-based email, and Microsoft Word. Through hands-on practice, students become familiar with sending/receiving/managing Web-based email, creating and sending attachments, browsing and searching the Internet, making business and personal travel arrangements, messaging via text/voice/video, scanning pictures, and designing Web pages using free Web-based software.
Transferable to CSU Only 

2
Total units needed to complete - 9