Microsoft Office Professional Certificate

Microsoft Office Professional Certificate

Program Description

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

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • 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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Graduation 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.

Employment Statistics

For more information regarding employment statistics, career salary information and estimated job growth, follow the resource links below:

https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/ces/
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
http://www.iseek.org/jobs/jobmarket.html

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

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 19 CREDITS

*Denotes Prerequisites

Program Instructors

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Dar Houle

Computer Tech Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8256
Brainerd W202
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Scott Juranek

Adjunct Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8000
Brainerd W234
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