Aberdeen Computer Office Specialist Program

Computer Office Specialist — Certificate Programesl


The Computer Office Specialist program provides competency in a broad spectrum of common computer applications. It is designed to develop versatile and proficient entry-level computer specialists who are able to handle word processing, spreadsheet, database, accounting, and presentation applications. It will also provide an introduction to computers, internet and web-site development, and the utilization of social media and email for business purposes.

Program Information

Length: Approximately 4 quarters
Total Credit Hours: 1000

COS students develop their knowledge and skills through a variety of media including hands-on training. A significant amount of class time is spent in computer lab sessions to become proficient in performing computer-related tasks generally found in an office environment.


Students who successfully complete this Computer Office Management program can expect to obtain employment in office environments that utlize personal computers. Occupations that need employees with the trainings of a Computer Office Specialist can include: office administrator, office worker, data entry specialist, entry level desktop publishing, and entry level web design.

Admission Requirements

Aberdeen College accepts students with one of the following qualifications: a High School Diploma, passing the General Education Development (GED) test, passing the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE), or passing the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST) (Page 30 for explanation). The applicants should also have reached compulsory age to be accepted by Aberdeen College. The compulsory age is 16 years old and above as defined by the State of California Department of Education.


Aberdeen College students are trained on the appropriate equipment consistent with the demands of the job market.