Microsoft Office Specialist (BP/EP) Occupational Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This certificate provides students with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access computer skills expected by most employers in a variety of business and industry office settings. These courses create a pathway for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams, as well as address communication styles in the workplace. Students may apply this certificate towards advanced certificates, diplomas or A.A.S. degrees in Workplace and Desktop careers. Courses for this certificate may be delivered in the classroom and/or online. Certificate qualifies for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Prerequisite: Basic computer literacy, familiarity with the Internet, college-level reading and communication ability, and proficiency in basic mathematics. All students must pass the Computer Literacy assessment test before registering for these courses.

Award Outcomes

Compare decision making solutions.

Construct relational databases with an efficient design.

Produce variety of business documents.

Create dynamic presentations.

Identify communication styles.

Career Opportunities

Information on careers, salary and employment outlook, is available on the iSeek and Bureau of Labor Statistics websites: www.iseek.org and www.bls.gov. Search suggestion: General Office Clerk

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 12 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1125Excel

3

CCIS1032Access 2016

3

CCIS1035Word 2016

3

CCIS1042PowerPoint 2016

3

General Education Required 2 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Occupational Certificate Credits 14

Semester Sequence

Completion of this award may require taking courses at both campuses.  For more information, please contact your faculty program advisor.

Qualifying score on the computer literacy assessment test or CPLT1100 or CPLT1200 or METS1000.

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ACCT1125Excel

3

CCIS1032Access 2016

3

CCIS1035Word 2016

3

CCIS1042PowerPoint 2016

3

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

Total Credits  14

Graduation (14 Credits)

Prerequisite: Basic computer literacy, familiarity with the Internet, college-level reading ability, and proficiency in basic mathematics.

Note: This certificate qualifies for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.  This listing is to be used strictly as an advising tool.


6/5/2018 : BP 2178 / EP 2179