Student Catalog and Handbook 2021-2022

Microsoft Office Applications Professional Certificate (MF41)

The Microsoft Office Applications Professional certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills to perform word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation applications in an office environment. It is designed to provide hands-on instruction for developing foundation skills for office assistant careers as well as to prepare students for Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) certification.

NOTE: Many Business Technology students have found that by selecting electives carefully, they are able to obtain several technical certificates. Students should speak with their academic advisors regarding possibilities in relation to their specific needs.

Credits for BUSN 1015, BUSN 1190, BUSN 1400, BUSN 1410, BUSN 1420, BUSN 1430, BUSN 1440, BUSN 2160, and BUSN 2375 or courses requiring those courses as pre-requisites are awarded only if the courses have been completed within the last seven years. Courses over seven years old may be recommended by the program chair and approved by the Dean of the School of Business/Public Services if the student presents recent, documented, in-field experience or current software certification.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may find employment as administrative support assistants or in a related field.

Credit Required for Completion: 22 credit hours


Occupational Courses

CISM 2201: Students who successfully complete COMP 1000 prior to January 2018 may use that course to fulfill the CISM 2201 requirement for graduation.
BUSN 1400Word Processing Applications


BUSN 1410Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications


BUSN 1420Database Applications


BUSN 1430Desktop Publishing and Presentation Applications


CISM 2201Foundations of Computer Applications


Occupational Electives (3 credits)

BUSN xxxxAny BUSN credit course(s) may be used to satisfy this elective requirement