Microsoft Office Specialist Noncredit Certificate - Active
Department: Business
Approval: October 2016
Effective Semester: Fall 2017

Prepares the student for entry-level clerical positions requiring the use of Microsoft Office applications. The student learns and develops the core competencies of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint while progressing through the various levels of each application.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

Advisory Entrance Requirements. Completion of a noncredit ESLN Intermediate Low course (3550-3606) or higher; typing: 25 net wpm.

The minimum time for completion of this certificate is 2 semesters. Completion time will vary based on student preparation and number of units completed per semester.

Exit Requirements. Successful completion of all courses with a passing grade; typing 35 wpm in a timed test with 90% accuracy; hold a minimum attendance of 80% in all classes required; completion of certificate coursework within two years.

Courses Required for the Noncredit Certificate in Microsoft Office Specialist
Course Hours
Required courses:
BOSS 5500 - Keyboarding for Computers 45.00
WOPR 9995 - Microsoft Word for Business I 45.00
WOPR 9996 - Microsoft Word for Business II 45.00
COMP 9900 - Microsoft Excel for Business I 45.00
COMP 9904 - Microsoft Excel for Business II 45.00
COMP 9901 - Microsoft Access for Business I 45.00
COMP 9910 - Microsoft Access for Business II 45.00
COMP 9936 - Outlook for Office Support 45.00
COMP 9928 - PowerPoint for Business 45.00
BOSS 5509 - Office Procedures for the 21 st Century 45.00
BOSS 4510 - Business Communications 45.00
Total: 495.00
Choose one of the following keyboarding courses:
BOSS 5501 - Keyboarding: Skill Development 90.00
BOSS 5502 - Clerical Keyboarding 90.00
Students may satisfy this requirement by passing an examination in keyboarding.
Total: 90.00
Choose one of the following electives:
COMP 9909 - Microsoft Excel for Business III 45.00
COMP 9857 - MS Office Business Applications w/ Simulated Projects 90.00
COMP 9938 - Publisher for Business Desktop Publishing 45.00
Total: 45.00 - 90.00
Total: 630.00 - 675.00