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Associate in Applied Science - Business Software Specialist

MSM Group - Spokane Community College MSM Group - Spokane Community College, USA

Intake Sep 2023

Jan 2023, Jul 2022, Sep 2022

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USD 20767

Tuition Fee (USD)

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USD 100 Waived

Application Fee

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24 months


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Program Overview

The Business Software Specialist degree is a two-year program with classes offered online or on-campus. This program combines training in information processing systems and office administration to give students the diversified training and background needed to hold positions of responsibility in business offices. Upon completion students will be prepared for administrative positions that require advanced spreadsheet, database, presentation, and project management software. This program provides students with one or more of the following additional areas: basic computer hardware troubleshooting, online collaboration, MOS certification, or basic network administration.

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire comprehensive knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Project, and Outlook software.
  • Handle multiple deadlines and priorities in an office setting.
  • Think critically and act logically to evaluate situations, solve problems, and make decisions.
  • Handle a variety of internal and external business forms and understand their purpose.
  • Compile and analyze data, prepare concise reports and presentations, use information processing technology and software.
  • Demonstrate organizational, planning, and project management skills.
  • Exhibit management initiative, dependability, and flexibility; follow directions; and take pride in quality work.
  • Appreciate the scope of business operations and economics systems.
  • Organize and plan office work and exercise leadership skills that make the employee a successful member of a dynamic team.
  • Operate a variety of business machines, including computers, copy machines and scanners, transcribing equipment, facsimiles, printers, telephones, and calculating machines.
  • Acquire a technical overview of office information systems, basic computer hardware, and network administration.

Additional Information

Program Level Associate Degree

Application Processing Days 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma.

    5.5 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
    61 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    43 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    85 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    Tuition Fee

    USD 100 Waived

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    0 Per year

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    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Student Visa

    When Should I Apply?

    4 to 6 months

    Bank Account?

    No Need

    Duration of visa

    Course Duration + 3 Months

    Time to Wait for Visa

    35 Days



    How can you apply

    Cost and Expenses


    Visa Fee

    Minimum Funds

    833 CAD, 917 CAD

    Other Expenses

    Medical Fee and more

    Examination and Skills

    Medical Examination


    Language Skills


    Work Permit

    Students who wish to work in Canada require a work permit to do so. A student in Canada can work part-time during the course of his studies and full-time during holidays and semester breaks and post the completion of their course/program.

    Work Permit

    Till valid study visa

    Working Hours

    20 hours/week

    Documents Required

    Study Permit

    Social Insurance Number

    Study Permit

    Post Graduate Work Permit

    The Post- Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) allows you to work for three years in Canada if you have completed a two years degree or more.

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    Form or Online

    Documents Required

    List of Documents

    When to Apply

    First 3 months

    How long does it take?

    90 Days


    3 Years


    CAD 255


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