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Microsoft Office Basics

Certificate of Completion

The Microsoft Office Basics Certificate will build proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite, the most widely used productivity software on the market. This program prepares the student for office-related career positions and transition to a credit certificate or degree program requiring computer office skills, as well as provides support to the student as a small business owner. Skills in using productivity software (such as Microsoft Office) are often required to enter the job market. Possible careers include, but are not limited to: customer service representative, office/administrative assistant, bookkeeper/accounting clerk, scheduler/operations coordinator, and management and supervision in a variety of industries.

Major Core Requirements (48-54 hours)

Course NumberCourse TitleHours
NCWP210Microsoft Word16 - 18 hours
NCWP212Beginning Microsoft Excel16 - 18 hours
NCWP216Microsoft PowerPoint16 - 18 hours

Major Electives: Select one (16-36 hours)

Course NumberCourse TitleHours
NCWP214Advanced Microsoft Excel16 - 18 hours
NCWP220Introduction to Google Workspace32 - 36 hours

Total Certificate Hours: 64-90 hours

Certificates are listed as hours rather than college credit (units). Students must pass and complete the minimum number of hours required.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Create documents using Word such as letters, certificates, labels, and more.
  • Create spreadsheets in Excel using formulas, charts, and more.
  • Create slide shows in PowerPoint for business, home and volunteer use.
Last Updated 7/19/23