Microsoft office specialists possess proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of productivity applications. These skills are highly desirable by many, if not all employers. Students in this program complete courses in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Desktop Publishing). All credits in this program can be transferred into the Professional Office Administrative Assistant (POAA.AS) degree program. Upon successful completion of this program, students possess proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite.
- Estimated Length of Program: 1 year
- Credential Awarded: Certificate of Completion in Microsoft Office
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This one-year certificate of completion program prepares students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. This is a globally-recognized standard for validating expertise with the Microsoft Office suite of business productivity applications. The benefits of certification include (1) increased productivity at work, (2) greater earning potential, and (3) more employment opportunities in the job market. Earning a Microsoft Office Specialist certification helps you differentiate yourself in today's competitive job market by displaying your advanced skills.
- Entrance assessment scores: ENG-101, MAT-097, and college-level reading
- Keyboarding rate of 30 wpm/3 minutes/2 errors or less
- Familiarity with Windows operating systems
Upon successful completion of the requirements for this program, a Certificate of Completion in Microsoft Office from STCC will be awarded.