Microsoft Office Credentials

Professional Series

Microsoft Office Credentials

Spring Registration Callout

The Microsoft Office Credentials Professional Series is designed to provide evidence of expertise in Microsoft Office skills that employers have identified as highest demand for employment and advancement of qualified administrative professionals. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to perform advanced tasks in word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, email and calendar scheduling, database, and keyboarding within applications of MS Office: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, and MS Access, earning industry credentials in these MS Office applications.

For additional information, please contact faculty advisor, Michele Togashi.

Upon completion of this program students will be able to

  • Earn the Industry Certification of Microsoft Office Specialist Associate by passing three of the four Certification Exams in MS Word Associate, MS Excel Associate, MS PowerPoint Associate, and MS Outlook Associate.
  • Earn the Industry Certification of Microsoft Office Specialist Expert by passing two of the three Certification Exams MS Word Expert, MS Excel Expert, and MS Access Expert, plus having earned MOS Associate.
  • Earn Pearson Digital Badge Credentials in MS Word Introductory, MS Word Advanced, MS Excel Introductory, MS Excel Advanced, MS PowerPoint Introductory, MS PowerPoint Advanced, MS Access Introductory, MS Access Advanced.

These industry credentials will help differentiate yourself in a competitive job market and validates that you are skilled in these high demand office programs. Digital badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome. Representing your credential as a badge gives you the ability to share your skills online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time.

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Program Requirements

Courses Credits
CISM125-Introduction to Computers
Choose 9-12 credits from the following courses:
    CISM108-MS Word
    CISM110-MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook
    CISM162-Microsoft Excel
    CISM164-Microsoft Access

(ZMSC - Fall 2022)

*May be waived based on proficiency (60 wpm typing test), by contacting the ISAS department coordinator.