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Campus: Boulder County Campus, Larimer Campus, Westminster Campus, and Online Learning

Applications Specialist

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment positions in a business environment using most major types of business applications: word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics.


All certificate courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Required Courses

Students that can demonstrate course proficiency of CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications are advised to meet with a CIS Program Director or Advisor to select an ADVANCED application course in Computer Information Systems, Business or Accounting that can substitute for CIS 118.

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 118Introduction to PC Applications



an advanced application course approved by the CIS department


CIS 135Complete PC Word Processing: Word


CIS 145Complete PC Database: ACCESS


CIS 155PC Spreadsheet Concepts: Excel


Total Credit Hours: 12