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:
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.
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 ||$23,100 ||$33,700 ||$39,000 |
Source: 2018 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 meets: May 19–July 30, 2020* on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00–9:00pm.
*No class June 23, 25, and July 2.
Location: Main Campus - Buchanan Hall
Cost: $1,099. Includes four Microsoft Office Specialist study guides, one practice test, and one Microsoft Office Specialist exam retake voucher for the software of your choice. Financial assistance may be available for individuals who qualify. Call 319-296-4290 to learn more.
Register online for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate or call 319-296-4290.
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