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Computer Software Specialist


The Department of Applied Organizational Technology offers an associate degree in Computer Software Specialist Technology. The program stresses the importance of computer software knowledge and professional certifications such as Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS). Students will have the opportunity to become technologically proficient in all areas of computer applications. An out-of-state scholarship is available for students enrolled in online-only programs.

The University of Toledo is regionally accredited by the North Central Association(NCA) and is authorized to offer degrees online.

Program of Study

Course Title: Description Hours
CMPT1100 Computer Information Applications: Concepts and techniques on the application of computers to the solution of business computer information systems. Students will have hands-on experience in word processing, spreadsheet and database on microcomputers. 3
CMPT1320 Internet and the WWW: Internet topics including history of the Internet, IP addressing, Telnet, Gopher, FTP, WAIS and World Wide Web. Students will create a personal home page with Hyper Text. 1
CMPT1410 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Applications: Hands-on analysis of the use of Excel spreadsheets in solving workplace problems with an emphasis on the design of templates to meet the needs of specific applications. 2
CMPT1420 Microsoft Access Database Applications: Hands-on analysis of the use of Access in solving workplace problems with an emphasis on the entering, updating, manipulating, storing and retrieving of information. 2
CMPT1430 Microsoft Word: MS Word will teach students word processing concepts and applications using industry standard software. Students will prepare a variety of documents and master basic software functions in an effective and efficient manner. 2
CMPT1440 Microsoft Powerpoint Presentations: Students will learn basic to advanced features of PowerPoint software from creating a presentation and adding graphics to presenting a slide show and integrating PowerPoint with other software. 2
CMPT1450 Microsoft Outlook: Students will learn a flexible messaging and personal information management program used to send and receive e-mail and manage messages, contacts, appointments and tasks. 1
CMPT2410 Adobe Indesign Desktop Publishing: This course will use Adobe InDesign to enable the student to learn the elements of the publishing cycle: writing, editing, typesetting, design, graphic production, page makeup and final publication. Newsletters, brochures, pamphlets and fliers will be produced. 3
CMPT2430 Advanced Microsoft Word: This hands-on course will use Microsoft Word to teach advanced document production skills including generating large documents, and creating professional print, Web, and graphic features. 2
CMPT2460 Advanced Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets: Students will learn intermediate and advanced functions of Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets in order to utilize them effectively in workplace situations. 2
CMPT2630 MOUS Certification Concepts: Students will reinforce Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint concepts to prepare them to take Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) certification tests in these areas. 2
ADOT1110 PC Keyboarding II: Focuses on the improvement of typewriting production and speed building. Course coverage includes production work on professional reports, business correspondence, office forms and frequent special practice to develop maximum typing skills. 3
ACTG1040 Principles of Financial Accounting: The course covers basic financial accounting principles for a business enterprise. Topics include transaction analysis, measurement, summarization, preparation, interpretation and use of financial reports. 3
ACTG1050 Principles of Management Accounting: Principles of Management Accounting Management uses of accounting data for analysis, decision making, financial planning and control. Topics include understanding cost behavior, activity-based costing, cost-volume-profit analysis and budgeting 3
BMGT1000 Business Technology College Orientation: Acquaints the new student with the services, policies, procedures and layout of the university, college and department. Establishes relationships among new students, full-time professors and peer mentors during this time of adjustment. 1
BMGT1010 Business Principles: An introduction to the world of business focusing on an overview of business operations with special emphasis on management, marketing, computers, accounting and finance. 3
BMGT1500 Workplace Communication and Presentations: Covers all aspects of communicating in the workplace including oral, written and group communications. Specific subjects covered include composing agendas, conducting interviews and organizing meetings. Students will learn a computer graphics program and prepare a presentation. 3
BMGT2010 Workplace Management: Covers issues dealing with managing a company in a predominantly service-oriented marketplace. Topics include training employees to deal with customers/clients, creating a customer-friendly business environment, problem-solving and strategic planning. 3
BMGT2700 Managing Diversity in the Workplace: This course offers a conceptual framework for understanding diversity and its effects on organizational behavior. It will also provide action tools for effective management of diversity in organizations. 3
ENGL1100 or 1110 College Composition I: Explanatory and persuasive writing in both personal and public genres; instruction and practice in generating, focusing, developing, researching and presenting ideas in ways consistent with one's subject, purposes and intended audiences. 3
ENGL1130, 1140, 1150 or 2960 (Choose one) College Composition II: Reading, analyzing, and writing on various topics for varied audiences including organizational report writing (ENGL2960). 3
MATH1010, 1180, or 1260 (Choose one) Applied Business Math, or Math for Liberal Arts, or Calculus-Business with Applications I 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (one 3-hour course pertaining to your interests) 3
  Social Science Electives (two 3-hour courses pertaining to your interests) 6
Total   62
Program requirements are subject to change, review the University catalog or contact your academic adviser for up-to-date information.

All courses for this degree can be taken either via the Internet or on-campus. The online degree is the same as the on-campus version. Upon completion of this 2-year degree, completed courses may be applied toward earning a bachelor’s degree.

Associate Degree Programs

To be admitted to an associate degree program in the College of Business Administration at The University of Toledo, students need a minimum 2.00 cumulative high school grade point average (GPA). Students who do not qualify for admission to the College of Business Administration will be admitted to the University of Toledo Learning Collaborative and may transfer to the College of Business Administration when the minimum requirements are met.

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Online Admission Representative: 855.327.5695

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Last Updated: 6/26/15