Computer Microsoft Office Professional Certificate

Computer Microsoft Office Professional Certificate

Career Description

Skills learned in the Computer Microsoft Office Professional Certificate will assist 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 software application to create documents, newsletters, research papers, and create mail merge functions;
  • Use the Microsoft Access software application to create databases, database objects, reports, queries, forms, and macros;
  • Use the Microsoft PowerPoint software application to create advanced graphic presentations and handouts;
  • Use the Microsoft Outlook e-mail software application to 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 software application to 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:

  • College Cumulative GPA Requirement: cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
  • 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;
  • Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% of their credits at Central Lakes College.


This certificate will prepare students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification. Certifications are not required for program completion and require additional costs per exam. Certification educational discounts are available to CLC Students through Microsoft.

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Program Course Requirements

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


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