This short-term certificate provides knowledge and skills in preparation for the Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) exams. Students enrolled in this certificate program will acquire competencies in advanced word processing, spreadsheet design and use, presentation software, email application features including calendaring, and relational database management.
This program is available to be completed 100% online.
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This certificate will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the certificate, please notify the Office of the Registrar at RegistrarOffice@tri-c.edu.
Learn more about how certificate credits apply to the related degree.
Program Learning Outcomes
This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
Determine and use various workplace application software to develop, document, and manage office projects, procedures and systems.
Build, edit and maintain spreadsheet solutions in Microsoft Excel to automate manual or outdated processes.
Build and maintain databases in Microsoft Access in order to track and manage data.
Design, create, maintain, and enhance presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint in order to deliver ideas and information.
Create, edit, enhance and review documents in Microsoft Word.
- Utilize calendaring and task features in Outlook.
Suggested Semester Sequence
|Summer Start||Credit Hours|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Honors Computer Applications|
|BT-1150||Word for Business Documents||3|
|BT-1700||Business Spreadsheets (Excel)||3|
|BT-2040||Emerging Workplace Technology||3|
|BT-2200||Advanced Word Processing||3|
|BT-2700||Advanced Business Spreadsheets (Excel)||3|
|BT-2300||Business Database Systems (Access)||3|
|Total Credit Hours||24|
MATH-1140, MATH-1141, MATH-1200, MATH-1270, and MATH-1280 can no longer count towards fulfilling the college-level mathematics requirement. These courses were re-classified as developmental mathematics by the state of Ohio in 2016. Tri-C established a 5-year transitioning window for students who had completed these courses prior to 2016 to apply them towards meeting graduation requirements, which expired in Summer 2021. It is highly recommended to see a counselor to determine the appropriate math required for your current major.