Computer Applications

Computer Applications

Certificate of Specialization (CS)

Offered through Business, Management and Technology

@ Florissant Valley | Forest Park | Meramec

This certificate is designed for individuals who are interested in learning a range of end-user applications for personal computers, including operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets and databases. It prepares the graduate to employ the functions of personal computers that are generally in use in offices today. Once you complete the program, you can take the test for certification in Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3).

Required Courses

The recommended academic plan blends general education requirements with options for areas of concentration to ensure students get the most out of their certificate or degree. It is possible to take this program 100% online.

This Certificate Program is associated with the Office Information Systems AAS Program.

Program Coordinator

Phyllis Davis




Important qualities of a general Office Clerk

  • Customer-service skills. General office clerks often provide general information to company staff, customers, or the public. They should be courteous and prompt with their responses.
  • Detail oriented. General office clerks perform many clerical tasks that require attention to detail, such as preparing bills.
  • Organizational skills. General office clerks file and retrieve records. They need to keep records organized to be able to access them quickly and efficiently.


More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region and the second largest in Missouri.

Faculty and Staff

St. Louis Community College expands minds and changes lives every day by offering high-quality educational experiences leading to degrees, certificates, employment, university transfer and life-long learning.

Hands-on Learning

This program features dedicated labs and classrooms with one-to-one equipment ratio providing the optimal experience for skill development.

Flexible Scheduling

This program can be completed in person as intensive classroom-based with hands-on skill development or completed entirely online. Online students would use their own computers with corresponding software installed to complete the hands-on skills coursework. Each campus has a campus computer center that has the necessary equipment and software for students to use to complete coursework.

Want to take classes online?

Whether you are beginning work on an online degree or certificate program or taking one or two courses online to accommodate your busy schedule, STLCC Online can help you prepare for success.

Gainful Employment 

The gainful employment regulation requires nondegree programs at community colleges to meet minimum thresholds with respect to the debt-to-income rates of their graduates. You can view the information for this program here as reported to the Department of Education.


Contact Us

Hours for all campuses: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
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