PC Fundamentals: Coursework Description

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If you are interested in learning basic computer skills, especially with the desire to transfer those skills in to an office environment, a diploma in PC Fundamentals is right for you. With your program, you will learn the basic computer functions and applications to utilize spreadsheets, word processing programs, and more. By earning a diploma in PC Fundamentals, you can obtain an entry-level position as a computer application specialist or other related position. Read the following article to find out more.
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Why Earn a Degree in PC Fundamentals?

By choosing to enroll in a PC Fundamentals diploma program, you will be able to keep up on the latest versions of computer applications and software to make yourself marketable as a computer application specialist or a related professional. Companies are looking to hire individuals who have a handle on the latest computer applications and technology, so a degree in PC Fundamentals will enhance your options for employment.

Career Possibilities for PC Fundamentals

Occupational Outlook

Computer application specialists and those with a PC Fundamentals diploma can find themselves working in a variety of different industries and positions. For this reason, the job outlook seems to be good over the next decade.

Salary Information

In a posting by Salary.com, individuals earning their degree in PC Fundamentals, going on to entry-level positions as computer application specialists, earn an average salary of around $41,000 in the United States.

Degree Specifics for PC Fundamentals

Coursework Required

Typically in a PC Fundamentals program, you will learn the programs in the Microsoft Office suite. Specific courses can include:

  • Email
  • Internet
  • Keyboarding
  • Spreadsheets
  • Word Processing

Skills You Will Learn

By earning a diploma in PC Fundamentals, you will engage in hands-on training. Specific skills you may acquire include:

  • Use of the Internet for research and general projects
  • Installing software and other applications on your own PC
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office program applications such as Excel, Word, and Outlook

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Ashford University

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