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Get started on new opportunities with both associate degree and certificate options in microcomputer applications specialist offered at JC. There are also skill set and concentrations that may be used as building blocks to a career. Depending upon the curriculum students choose, career choices may include applications specialist, information office manager, end user support technician, information systems associate, personal computer (PC) coordinator, or software specialist.

You can have basically no experience or classes to get started in this program. If you do have some classes or experience under your belt, it’s just that much better for you.

The program combines elements of today’s basic office software programs such as Microsoft Office with study of some basic operating systems like UNIX and Microsoft DOS and Windows, web page design, programming in Visual Basic.NET, PC repair and networking. Immediate career opportunities may await students completing this program.

Those interested in a career in microcomputer applications should be interested in computers and technology, but need not worry if they don’t have a lot of experience because JC has classes for every level, from Learning the Keyboard on. “You can have basically no experience or classes to get started in this program. If you do have some classes or experience under your belt, it’s just that much better for you,” said Christina “Chris” Olds, professor in Computer Information Systems.

Salary ranges: $26,000 – $59,000 per year

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