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Microsoft Office Professional

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Microsoft Office Professional emphasizes training on word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software for business purposes. This certificate provides students with the knowledge and skills requisite of various business settings. This certificate helps with initial preparation for the Microsoft examinations for certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). This certificate embeds into the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Information Technology and Certificate of Complete (CCL) in Microsoft Office Specialist.


Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Computer and Information Technology
Microsoft Office Professional (CER)
Total Credits Required
Effective term
Fall 2021

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses within the program.

Courses within any of the following prefixes must be taken within five (5) years prior to completion of the program to be applied toward this award: AIM, BPC, CIS, CLD, CNT, CSC, ITS, and MST.

This program replaces:
CCL/5146 Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Basic
CCL/5147 Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Advanced
CCL/5212 Business Office Computer Applications
CCL/5213 Computer Usage and Applications
CCL/5214 Computer Applications Technology
CCL/5217 Computer Applications
CCL/5644 Business Applications Specialist

What You'll Learn
  • Discuss the role of computer information systems in developing business solutions. (CIS105)
  • Create simple macros using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). (CIS105, CIS114DE)
  • Prepare business documents using Microsoft Word. (CIS105, CIS113DE)
  • Develop spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel. (CIS105, CIS114DE)
  • Create relational databases using Microsoft Access. (CIS105, CIS117DM)
  • Produce presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. (CIS105, CIS118DB)
  • Manage files using the Windows Operating System. (BPC270, CIS105, CIS121AE, CIS122AE, MST150++)
  • Utilize Microsoft Project to manage business projects. (CIS124AA, CIS124BA, CIS224)
  • Integrate Microsoft applications to meet business needs. (BPC/OAS111AA, BPC270, CIS105, CIS113DE, CIS114DE, CIS117DM, CIS118DB, CIS121AE, CIS122AE, CIS224, MST150++)
Career Opportunities
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
BPC/OAS111AAComputer Keyboarding I (1) OR
Permission of Program Director (0)0-1
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
Permission of Program Director (0)0-3
CIS113DEMicrosoft Word: Word Processing3
CIS114DEExcel Spreadsheet3
CIS117DMMicrosoft Access: Database Management3
CIS118DBDesktop Presentation: Powerpoint3
BPC270A+ Exam Prep: Operating System Configuration and Support (3) OR
CIS121AEWindows Operating System: Level I (1) AND
CIS122AEWindows Operating System: Level II (1) OR
MST150++Microsoft Windows (3)2-3
CIS124AAProject Management Software: Level I (1) AND
CIS124BAProject Management Software: Level II (1) OR
CIS224Project Management Microsoft Project for Windows (3)2-3

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