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Microcomputer Business Applications - Nova Scotia

Microcomputer Business Applications

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Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions. Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.

Program Highlights

The Microcomputer Business Applications diploma program offers students the opportunity to acquire skills in the most popular computer software applications used in today’s business environments. Graduates have the skills and knowledge needed to function effectively in an office environment and support coworkers’ software application needs.


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Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program have a wide and varied choice of positions available to them within a business or office environment. Prospective employers include businesses of various types and sizes.

Core Courses

Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:

  • Keyboarding
    Minimum 25 words per minute.
  • Operating Systems
    Advanced level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
  • Word Processing
    Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • Database Management
    Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
  • Spreadsheets
    Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Graphics/Presentation
    Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint and Publisher or advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Office Skills
    Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Internet Fundamentals, and Personal Computer Fundamentals for End Users
  • Job Readiness/Employability Skills
    Job Search and Résumé Writing and Occupational Health and Safety
  • Simulations and Drills
    Office Simulation and practical exercises and drills
  • Optional 4 week work term

Elective Courses

Students must complete five (5) credit electives, according to courses selected from the following diploma groups:

  • Healthcare
  • Software
  • Business Skills
  • Accounting
  • Program Type:Diploma
  • Anticipated salary:C$42,354 - C$101,820
  • (Information from PayScale Canada)
  • Program Duration:23 Weeks
  • Program Notes:Tuition fees include all materials and student manuals. Financial assistance may be available to qualified students.
  • Program Category:Business
  • Program Syllabus:Click to Download
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