Computer Applications Technology

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Computer Applications Technology program consists of the following computer areas: general usage and applications, operating systems, word processing, database, spreadsheets, and desktop publishing. With proper choices, a student who completes the certificate may apply all those courses toward the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree program. Many of the courses are offered in a self-paced format to enable students to enter and complete the program in a timely and flexible manner. Students take the courses for personal development of computer skills and to prepare for or enhance employment. Upon completion of the program, students should be able to operate a computer and operate a variety of software in a professional manner.


Major Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

A grade of C or better is required for all courses within the program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students must earn a grade of C or better for each course in the Required Courses area.
CIS114++Any Electronic Spreadsheet course(s) (1-3)3
CIS117++Any Database Management course(s) (1-3)3
CIS133AAInternet/Web Development Level I-A (1) AND
CIS133BAInternet/Web Development Level I-B (1) AND
CIS133CAInternet/Web Development Level I-C (1) OR
CIS133DAInternet/Web Development Level I (3)3
CIS113DEMicrosoft Word: Word Processing3
BPC138++Any Desktop Publishing course(s) (1-3)3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems3
OAS120Financial Record Keeping3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students should select six (6) credits from the following courses in consultation with a program advisor.
CIS118++Any Desktop Presentation Software course3
CIS120DBComputer Graphics: Adobe Illustrator3
CIS120DCAdobe Animate: Digital Animation3
CIS120DFAdobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging3
BPC170A+ Exam Prep: Computer Hardware Configuration and Support3
CIS/MMT140Survey of Multimedia Technology2
CIS150Programming Fundamentals3
CIS190Introduction to Networks3
CIS233DAInternet/Web Development Level II3
OAS101AAComputer Typing I: Keyboard Mastery (1) OR
OAS102Computer Typing II: Document Production (3)1-3
CSM/TQM101Quality Customer Service3
  • Demonstrate mastery of computing accounting systems including the general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll. (OAS120)
  • Use a computer spreadsheet program to create, store, modify, and print electronic spreadsheets. (CIS114++)
  • Use a computer database program to create, store, modify, and generate reports. (CIS117++)
  • Use a computer graphics program to create, store, and print charts, graphs, and other visual images for business purposes. (CIS133DA, CIS133AA, CIS133BA, CIS133CA, CIS113DE)
  • Use a computer word processing system to create, modify, and print a variety of business documents. (CIS113DE)
  • Use appropriate commercial software packages to compose and print newsletters, flyers, resumes, brochures, advertisements, and other typical desktop publications from templates and models. (BPC138++)
  • Describe common uses of computers in modern business practices. (CIS105)
  • Identify and describe common computer hardware and software. (CIS105)
  • Use word processing, spreadsheet, database, and graphics software to complete common business operations and transactions. (CIS105)
  • Gain experience with various Internet/WWW communication, resource discovery, and information retrieval tools and learn basic Web page development. (CIS133DA, CIS133AA, CIS133BA, CIS133CA, CIS113DE)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.