Microsoft Office Professional Certificate

Microsoft Office Professional Certificate

Career Description

Skills learned in the Microsoft Office Professional Certificate are designed to help office managers, technicians, administrative support personnel, and organization users of the Microsoft Office Suite become application specialists.

Program Information

This program is designed to teach students to become proficient and expert users in the Microsoft Office Suite of application programs including Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Students will learn desktop application operating skills to meet globally recognized standards, along with advanced skills using Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Use the Microsoft Word 2016 software application and Office 365 to effectively create documents, newsletters, research papers, and create mail merge functions;
  • Use the Microsoft Access 2016 software application and Office 365 to effectively create databases, database objects, reports, queries, forms, and macros;
  • Use the Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 software application and Office 365 to effectively create advanced graphic presentations and handouts;
  • Use the Microsoft Office 2016 software application and Office 365 to effectively create and format message content by using character and paragraph formatting, use graphic elements such as charts and tables, and create contact records, tasks, create appointments from incoming messages, create contact groups, schedule meetings, and share schedules to facilitate communication with other Outlook users; and
  • Use the Microsoft Excel 2016 software application and Office 365 to effectively create advanced spreadsheets, charts, graphs, and analyses using multiple advanced formulas and functions.

Special Program Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:

  1. College Cumulative GPA Requirement: cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
  2. College Technical Core GPA Requirement: cumulative GPA of credits attempted and completed towards the technical core of the diploma or degree must be at least 2.0;
  3. Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% of their credits at Central Lakes College.

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Program Course Requirements

COMP 1109 Introduction to Operating Systems, 3 cr
COMP 1131 Microsoft Word Comprehensive, 4 cr
COMP 1132 Microsoft Access Comprehensive, 4 cr
COMP 1133 Microsoft PowerPoint Comprehensive, 3 cr
COMP 1134 Microsoft Outlook Comprehensive, 1 cr
COMP 1135 Microsoft Excel Comprehensive, 4 cr


Program Instructors

Photo First Name Last Name Position Department Phone Email Alt. Phone: URL wdt_ID
Aubrey Beadell Advisor TRIOStudentSupportServices 218-855-8014 1
Nick O'Reilly Occupational Skills Program College Lab Assistant OccupationalSkills 218-855-8077 2
Kevin Lomax College Lab Assistant Automotive Faculty 218-855-8000 3
Jody Flynn Accessibility Services Assistant Accessibility 218-855-8056 5
Missy Tureson Box Office Assistant Theatre 218-855-8199 6
Deana Bobzien Instructor CollegeCareerStudies - Mathematics - Supportive Services 218-855-8339 7
Brianna Rajkowski Advisor TRIOStudentSupportServices 218-855-8228 8
Cynthia Dionysius AD Nursing Faculty NursingASDegree 218-855-8133 9
Tajia Anderson PSEO Specialist Admissions - CollegeCreditInHighSchool- PSEO 218-855-8079 10
Tracy Tschida Instructor Psychology - CollegeCareerStudies 2188-855-8328 11
Mike Fitcher Adjunct Instructor MachineTool 218-855-8000 12
Brent Balmer Videography CLA Videography 218-855-8727 13
David Gray Instructor History 218-855-8276 14
Jim Nagy Adjunct Instructor GraphicDesign 218-855-8157 15
Brandon Schneider Instructor HeavyEquipment 218-894-5179 16
Natalia DePauw Director of Dual Enrollment Advising - PSEO - CollegeCreditInHighSchool 218-855-8263 18
Amy Disterhaupt Admissions Specialist Admissions 218-855-8250 20
Nick Heisserer Instructor BusinessFaculty - StudentLearningAssessment 218-855-8089 21
Matthew Krueger Environmental Health and Safety Officer Maintenance 218-855-8115 22
Mark Lindquist Instructor Music 218-855-8236 23
Joy Larson Emergency Management and Security Coordinator Security 218-855-8143 24
Jeremy Goddard Bookstore/Print Shop Bookstore Supportive Services 218-855-8146 25
Sarah Jennissen Instsructor NursingAssistant - PracticalNursing - TrainedMedicationAid 218-894-5308 26
Kevin Lattu Upward Bound Advisor TRIOUpwardBound 218-855-8117 27
Cash Robinson Upward Bound Advisor TRIOUpwardBound 218-855-8076 28
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