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Computer Application Specialist Certificate

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Get certified in just one year with CCC’s Computer Application Specialist Certificate

Are you looking for a rewarding career in the growing field of technology? Clackamas Community College's Computer Application Specialist Certificate can get you job-ready in just one year. This program equips you with the skills and knowledge to thrive in a variety of technical support roles.

Here's why this program is your perfect launchpad:

  • Fast-track your career: Earn your certificate in just one year, putting you on the fast track to a fulfilling tech career.
  • In-demand skills: Master the technical skills employers seek in today's job market.
  • Experienced instructors: Gain knowledge from industry professionals who can guide your success.

Ready to take the first step?

Contact Clackamas Community College today to learn more about the Computer Application Specialist Certificate program and launch your rewarding career in tech!

For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

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Future-proof your IT career by becoming a computer application specialist

Unlock a world of tech possibilities! Clackamas Community College's Computer Application Specialist Certificate equips you for a range of exciting careers, from help desk technician to database specialist and beyond. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for computer user support specialists is expected to grow by 11% by 2030.


For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Learn in-demand tech skills to become an IT professional

The world of IT is booming, and with the right skills, you could be a part of it! The Computer Application Specialist Certificate equips you with sought-after abilities that will make you a valuable asset in today's tech landscape. Here's what you should learn:

  • Desktop environments: Install, operate, manage and troubleshoot major desktop operating systems.
  • Office productivity: Apply advanced word processing and spreadsheet development techniques while providing exceptional support to businesses using these applications.
  • Website construction: Design and develop standards-compliant websites using HTML, CSS and current web editing software. Additionally, they can effectively contribute to front-end web development teams.
  • IT support: Integrate into help desks and IT support teams, providing professional customer service and application training.
  • Collaboration: Exhibit teamwork skills and become valuable members of diverse project teams.
  • Communication: Articulate and justify technical solutions to a broad audience through compelling oral, written and graphical communication methods.

You should also gain experience through cooperative work experience (CWE), which will allow you to apply your skills in a real-world setting.

For more information on expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

Investing in your future

Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

Get help paying for college

Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


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