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Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate Series CCOP-1413 

Extend your basic knowledge of Microsoft applications and receive Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Certification exams are given during class, and the exam fees are included in tuition. This series is interconnected with a Kirkwood College credit course. To successfully complete this series, students must pass all required components as this class qualifies as a pathway into a Kirkwood credit program.

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Upcoming Offerings:

No upcoming dates at this time. Stay tuned for upcoming offerings, this program is typically offered during our Fall term. 

Tuition Assistance:
Yes. Full tuition assistance is available to support your career goals. Fill out our referral form at
*Some eligibility restrictions may apply.

Industry Credentials Earned:
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications in: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access

Source: Lightcast 2023, Kirkwood Community College region.
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
Average yearly salary: $52,438
Projected job openings (2023-2028): 998

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
Average yearly salary: $41,141
Projected job openings (2023-2028): 2,804

Entrance Requirements/Prerequisites:

Delivery Method:
The course is offered both online and in-person.

Length of Program and CEU Credits:
16 weeks; 48 hours, 57.60 CEUs

Program Completion Requirements:
There are 4 exams resulting in MOS certifications.

Course Objectives:

  • In Microsoft Word, learn to create and manage documents; format text, paragraphs, and sections; create tables and lists; apply references; and insert and format objects
  • In Microsoft Excel, learn to create and manage worksheets and workbooks; create cells and ranges; create tables; apply formulas and functions, and create charts and objects.
  • In Microsoft PowerPoint, learn to create and manage presentations; insert and format shapes and slides; create slide content; apply transitions and animations; and manage multiple presentations.
  • In Microsoft Access, learn to create and manage a database; build tables; create queries; create forms; and create reports.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion, students will have Microsoft certificates in: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

Other Items to Know About this Course:
This course is mirrored/articulated.

Pathway to Credit Program:
Yes, this course is mirrored/articulated BCA - 213.

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