PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENT OMGT 4853 - DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS FAQs QUESTION: I have taken a computer course but my admission letter says I must meet the requirement for OMGT 4853. What’s going on? ANSWER: Course titles on transcripts are very short and often don’t give us enough information to make an informed decision. To meet the prerequisite requirement, we want our students to have experience in word processing, spreadsheet, and database. Send us a course description for the computer course you took and we’ll be happy to consider it for OMGT 4853. Programming courses will not meet the requirement for OMGT 4853. Also, due to the rapid pace of change in the computer applications field, courses that are more than 6 years old will not meet this requirement. QUESTION: The courses I took in Word Processing and Spreadsheets are on my transcript. Will they meet the requirement? ANSWER: Those courses will partially fulfill the requirement for OMGT 4853. You will also need to take a course in a database application, such as Access, Oracle, DBase. Here are some ways to meet the last portion of the requirement: Take our free ElementK tutorial in MS Access Take a course for credit from a college/university Take a short course offered through adult education, community, etc. Take a training course offered by your employer When you finish the course, send us a copy of the transcript or certificate for the course. QUESTION: I use all those computer skills every day at work, but I don’t have any formal training in computer applications. I’m not going to have to take a course for this requirement, am I? ANSWER: You probably won’t have to take a course. You can take our online tutorial for OMGT 4853. It is free and can be arranged through your site coordinator. Or you can ask your employer to send us a letter verifying your on-the-job computer tasks and skills. QUESTION: At another school, I took a computer course that is listed on UA’s approved list of courses for OMGT 4853. But my admission letter says I need to meet the requirement for OMGT 4853. What’s the problem? ANSWER: It’s possible that your admission packet from the Graduate School had a missing or incomplete transcript. Tell us the name of the school and the course, and we’ll check into the situation. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact your site representative.
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