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Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate

Certificate Offered

Credits Required: 31 (2016-2017 Academic Year)

This workplace program provides students with skills in the Microsoft Office Suite. Students will sit for Microsoft Office Certification exams upon completion of each course. Earning a Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate allows individuals to validate essential software application skills required in all occupations.

This program will offer students the opportunity to develop skills necessary to organize data using spreadsheet and database management software, interact with clients, vendors, and the general public, plan meetings, supervise the office, handle purchasing, and train other workers.

Students completing required courses will be eligible to take the exam for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification, the globally recognized standard for desktop skills with the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook).

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 16 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
BUSC 105Professional Relations 3.00
OFFT 101Keyboarding Introduction 1.00
OFFT 110Internet For Office 3.00
OFFT 120Microsoft Word-MOS Expert Cert. 3.00
OFFT 125Microsoft Excel-MOS Expert Cert 3.00
OFFT 130Microsoft Access-MOS Expert Cert 3.00

Second Semester - 15 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
BUSC 220Team Development 3.00
OFFT 155Office Procedures 3.00
OFFT 190Microsoft Publisher/OneNote Cert 3.00
OFFT 170Microsoft Outlook-MOS Certificatio 3.00
OFFT 175Microsoft Powerpoint-MOS Certifica 3.00

Course Descriptions

BUSC 105 - Professional Relations

Provides an overview of general principles of human behavior for understanding the job behavior of the individual employee. The individual’s goal of personal satisfaction and productivity on the job are profiled in the following professional development themes: self-understanding; methods of motivation; the contribution of goal setting on both work and personal life; decision-making skills; job stress and burnout; managing job conflict; developing effective working relationships; adjusting to organizational life; dealing with counterproductive people; working within a group; leadership and influence; and improving personal productivity. 3-0-3

OFFT 101 - Keyboarding Introduction

This course affords the student the opportunity to build keyboarding speed and to improve accuracy. Proofreading and advanced formatting skills are also emphasized. 0-2-1

OFFT 110 - Internet For Office

This course is an introduction of the utilization to the Internet and World Wide Web access for solving common office problems. Students will gain experience in the use of browsers and search engines to research, locate, and retrieve information necessary to efficiently operate an office. 2-2-3

OFFT 120 - Microsoft Word-MOS Expert Cert.

This course is a comprehensive introduction to Microsoft Word. The student will learn how to edit and format documents, work with tables, add graphics, create Web pages, merge documents, create charts and forms, and customize Word. At completion of the course, the student will be eligible for the MOS Expert Certification Exam. 2-2-3

OFFT 125 - Microsoft Excel-MOS Expert Cert

The student will learn how to create worksheets, work with charts, pivot tables and use 'what if' analysis. At completion of the course, the student will be eligible for the MOS Expert Certification exam. 2-2-3

OFFT 130 - Microsoft Access-MOS Expert Cert

The student will learn how to work with tables, forms, and reports to create advanced forms; sub-forms and reports; data access and pages; and modules. Database maintenance and information sharing between programs is also included. At the completion of the course, the student will be eligible for the MOS Core Certification Exam. 2-2-3

BUSC 220 - Team Development

This course provides the student with the understanding and the skill necessary to communicate effectively in any group situation. Specifically, the course will prepare the student for intensive team and group interaction that he/she will experience in both personal and career scenarios. It will also provide a firm foundation of team-oriented knowledge, experience in developing group problem solving skills, and a resource for future use. 3-0-3

OFFT 155 - Office Procedures

The integrated office of today requires the planning, implementation, and evaluation of various projects and activities. This course will provide students the opportunity through simulations to manage a series of typical office projects. 2-2-3

OFFT 190 - Microsoft Publisher/OneNote Cert

Microsoft Publisher and One Note 2013; comprehensive is intended for a 10-15 week period in a course that teaches Publisher and One Note 2013 as the primary component. No experience with a computer is assumed. Create desktop publishing material as well as notebooks with collaboration. 2-2-3

OFFT 170 - Microsoft Outlook-MOS Certificatio

This course is a comprehensive introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2002. The course includes email communications; scheduling; and managing, integrating, and customizing Outlook with the Internet. At completion of this course, the student will be eligible for the MOS Certification Exam. 2-2-3

OFFT 175 - Microsoft Powerpoint-MOS Certifica

The student will learn how to edit and format presentations; modify objects; add graphics; create Web pages; enhance charts; link objects; and customize PowerPoint. At completion of the course, the student will be eligible for the MOS Certification Exam. 2-2-3