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    bceagles is offline Registered User
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    IT Degree with an applications focus beyond an AS/AA

    My apologies in advance, I'm not overly familiar with IT related education topics.

    I would be interested in an IT related program that focuses on desktop applications (word, excel, outlook, etc.). Not necessarily the development of applications or programming / coding, more focused on end users and functionality. If that makes sense?

    I would like to round out my education with a tangible degree program that will give me exposure to applications, using them for productivity.

    My local community college has a program or 2 that focuses on applications for office management from an administrative perspective. I actually like the subject matter, I would prefer a more tangible creditential beyond the community college level.

    Anything out there I should look at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bceagles View Post
    I would be interested in an IT related program that focuses on desktop applications (word, excel, outlook, etc.). Not necessarily the development of applications or programming / coding, more focused on end users and functionality. If that makes sense?

    I would like to round out my education with a tangible degree program that will give me exposure to applications, using them for productivity.

    My local community college has a program or 2 that focuses on applications for office management from an administrative perspective. I actually like the subject matter, I would prefer a more tangible creditential beyond the community college level.

    Anything out there I should look at?
    I don't believe you will find any degree program with this type of focus. Even MIS type of degrees don't focus on desktop or user applications. They tend to more practical than CS degrees but concentrate on server level applications (DBMS's or Application Servers).

    What you are interested in would more likely be met with a Certification focus. Microsoft does have a Product Specialist track: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/lear...ification.aspx
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    You may want to consider certifications such as http://https://www.microsoft.com/en-...ification.aspx which just certifies that you know how to use the Microsoft software used in offices (e.g. Word, Excel, etc.); there are different levels: http://https://www.microsoft.com/en-...fication.aspx.. These are not degrees, just certifications.

    In my experience, as a graduate of secretarial school 21 years ago, you usually get trained on these programs as part of the course.

    If you mean a more technical degree, perhaps you mean User Experience Design ? https://www.smashingmagazine.com/201...and-resources/

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    This is more business than IT. I can't think of a reason why schools would offer a bachelor's in what is essentially Microsoft Office.
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