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5 required courses (60 hours)


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Complete in 4 months, or up to 2 years

MS Office is a versatile and powerful office productivity software bundle that includes Word and Excel.

Update your computer skills and expand your employment options by enhancing your proficiency in Microsoft Office. This certificate includes basic and advanced skill development in Word and Excel, the most commonly used software included in Microsoft Office suite. Learn from expert instructors in our PC computer labs on campus.

Build basic skills in Word, including formatting, indents, tables, find and replace, page numbering and more. Discover the basics of an electronic spreadsheet and the Excel environment, including terminology, mouse and keyboard movements, and data entry. In our advanced courses, maximize the capabilities of Word and Excel. Learn advanced features in Word such as columns, web page creation, borders, templates, mail merge and macros. Sharpen your Excel skills with two advanced courses. Learn how to use a spreadsheet as a database, create pivot tables, share workbooks and effectively use analysis tools and functions.

Highlights and benefits

Earn a recognized credential | Enhance your career prospects

Real-world knowledge | Learn from experienced industry professionals

Gain hands-on experience | Demonstrate workplace competencies to potential employers


Expand your administrative skills

Add to your proficiency in Word and Excel by developing skills in writing, customer service and communication with the Administrative Assistant Extension Certificate. Two courses - Word, Level 1 and Excel, Level 1 - can be applied to both certificates.

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Course schedule by semester

(Sept. - Dec.)
(Jan. - April)
(May - Aug.)
MS Word, Level 1 CL CL  
MS Word, Level 2 CL CL  
MS Excel, Level 1 CL CL CL
MS Excel, Level 2 CL CL CL
MS Excel, Level 3 CL CL  



BL: Blended (Online & Classroom)
CL: Classroom
FT: Fast Track
ON: Online
IDS: Independent Study
P: Practicum

This schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester. Fall schedule and registration is available in June; Winter schedule and registration is available in November; and Spring/Summer schedule and registration is available in March.



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Minimum required

5 Course(s)

Complete five required courses to earn your extension certificate.

Courses in this certificate can be taken in any order.

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