Microsoft Office Certified Application Specialist (NB)

Degree offered

Certificate of Achievement in Microsoft Office Certified Application Specialist

Credits required 24


William Berardi

Program Contact

Carol Martin, Department Chair and Professor of Office Administration, ext. 2408

Program Code: MI

Program Goals Statement

This certificate prepares students to become a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist—an individual who has passed exams for certifying his or her skills in one or more of the Microsoft Office desktop applications.  It provides an opportunity for students to achieve a portable, globally recognized credential that proves their abilities as productive Microsoft Office users.  Office Specialist certification sets you apart in today’s competitive job market.

Program Information

  • Transfer credits for any course in the Office Administration Department must be approved by the Office Administration Department Chairperson.
  • In addition to the requirements of this program, it is recommended that students enroll in CED 210 - Cooperative Work Experience after completion of the OFC courses listed in the program. Students may gain valuable work experience by enrolling in CED 210 which places students in office positions related to their academic program.
  • Certification exams in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access are available.
  • The Microsoft Office Application Specialist certification program is the only Microsoft-approved program in the world for certifying proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Students who need basic keyboarding skills should enroll in OFC 102 in Semester 1.
  • This program is designed for students who plan to enter the workforce immediately.
  • Graduates may go on to work in any type of office.

Program Requirements

Program Courses

CIS 121Operating Systems

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

OFC 130Microsoft Office Word Specialist

3 credits

OFC 131Microsoft Office Excel Specialist

3 credits

OFC 132Microsoft Office PowerPoint Specialist

3 credits

OFC 133Microsoft Office Access Specialist

3 credits

OFC 134Microsoft Office Outlook Specialist

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:21

Choose one 3-credit elective from the following

BUS 113Introduction to Business Functions and Practices

3 credits

BUS 155Business Ethics

3 credits

CIS 122Internet Developer

3 credits

CIT 131Business Creativity

3 credits

OFC 120Text Editing

3 credits

OFC 150Speech Recognition

3 credits

OFC 262Desktop Publishing Projects and Web Design

3 credits

OFC 266Administrative Office Management

3 credits

MAN 101Principles of Management

3 credits

MAR 101Principles of Marketing

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

ENG 101, OFC 130, OFC 131, OFC 132

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

CIS 121, Elective, OFC 133, OFC 134

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