Microsoft Office Specialist

Advance your everyday proficiency of Microsoft Office 2016 Suite, the most common software tool in the world, and earn the credential that proves it!

This 57-hour certificate program is for those with basic computer skills to prepare you to become a certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). This industry recognized credential demonstrates to employers that you have the computer skills and competencies required to be successful as an administrative professional. This course will enable you to increase your skills and competencies in various Microsoft Office programs, including:

  • Word
  • Access
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook

Hands-on tasks are built into each class to practice what you learn. Final class projects help you prepare for Microsoft Office Specialist Core certification.

Career Opportunities

Individuals completing this non-credit certificate may find employment as an administrative professional, administrative assistant, secretary, or a related occupation.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants $21,900 $31,600 $36,500

Source: 2016 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Hawkeye Community College cannot guarantee employment or promotion.

Who Should Enroll?

This program is for individuals currently working or have previously worked as an office professional and would like to improve their computer skills for advancement.

Class Information

Class meets: February 6–April 12, 2018 on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00–9:00pm. No class on March 13 and 15.

Location: Cedar Falls Center

Cost: $1,099. Includes four Microsoft Office Specialist study guides and one Microsoft Office Specialist exam for the software of your choice. Financial assistance may be available for individuals who qualify. Call 319-296-4290 to learn more.

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