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Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate

MicrosoftOfficeSpecialist

This certificate provides advanced computer skills and business concepts needed in industry today. Students will use Microsoft Office products as well as other computer software applications that can be applied in business situations. All courses can be taken online. A course completed while earning a certificate can be applied to the A.A.S. or A.S. in Business Computer Systems and Management degrees and other certificates. This certificate qualifies for the Work Investment Act.

 

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2017 - 2018

  • Curriculum

    Program Courses
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    Course Subject: CIS         Course Number:1200
    Course Title:Word Processing      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course introduces students to the word processing cycle and how word processing is used in the work place. This course is for anyone who needs to prepare their own business documents. Students will use the Microsoft Office Word application to create and edit business documents, enhance page layout, create tables, create reports, create columns, and create form letters and merge with a mailing list. Other topics covered include: styles, templates, mailing labels, drawing objects, graphics, and WordArt. After this course, the student would be prepared to take the Microsoft Office Certified Application Specialist Exam for Word. Knowledge of the keyboard is recommended for this course. Check with your instructor for the software edition that will be used.
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    Course Subject: CIS         Course Number:1220
    Course Title:Decision Making Excel      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course uses Microsoft Excel as a problem solving tool in analyzing and designing solutions for common business and organizational problems and then using that information to guide decision-making. This course is for anyone who has to analyze, share, chart and manage information to make more informed decisions. Problems are taken from management, accounting and finance, manufacturing and production, sales and marketing and human resources. Beginning to advanced spreadsheet concepts covered include creating, editing, formatting, printing and saving worksheets, creating charts, filtering lists, creating pivot tables, inventing macros, importing data, creating data tables, evaluating and using functions, constructing formulas, integrating worksheet data with other programs and ethical Excel practices. After this course, the student would be prepared to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Excel Exam. Knowledge of the keyboard is recommended for this course. Check with your instructor for the software edition that will be used.
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    Course Subject: CIS         Course Number:1230
    Course Title:Business Presentations: PowerPoint      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:This course introduces students to business presentation concepts and applications using the most current PowerPoint software. This course is for anyone who has to or wants to prepare engaging and effective business presentations. Students will plan, organize, prepare and produce professional quality presentations to meet organizational and business needs. Features studied include customizing a presentation, design templates, slide layouts, custom slide animation and transitions, using multimedia, charts and diagrams, integration, and tools for producing multiple outputs including publishing to the web. This course will provide a thorough understanding of PowerPoint's most important tools and features. After this course, the student would be prepared to take the Microsoft Office Specialist Exam for PowerPoint. NOTE: Knowledge of the keyboard is recommended for this course.
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    Course Subject: CIS         Course Number:1240
    Course Title:Information Management: Access      Goal Areas:n/a      Credits:3

    Course Description:In this course students will learn how to plan, design, create, query, create forms and reports, export to and import data from and maintain a database. This course is for anyone who has to make more informed decisions by effectively tracking, reporting, and sharing information. Applications will be taken from a variety of business and organizational scenarios. Students will integrate databases with Excel and Word. Students will learn how databases interact with other applications (including the Internet) and can become the foundation for an e-commerce web site. Students will develop an understanding of how an effective database supports the business decision-making process. After taking this course, the student would be prepared to take the Microsoft Office Specialist Exam for Access. Completion of CIS 1101 or prior database experience is recommended for this course.
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    NHCC Residency and GPA
    CoursesTitlesCourse OutlinesGoal AreasCredits
    4 Credits must be earned at NHCC
     
                                   Total Credit Required12

  • Program Outcomes

    Intellectual and Practical Skills:

    • Demonstrate advanced software application skills.
    • Analyze and solve business problems using software applications
    • Use the software applications in an ethical and secure manner.
    • Prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate (MOS) Exams.

  • Career Opportunities

    p>Information on careers, including salary and employment outlook data, is available on the iseek and Bureau of Labor Statistics websites: www.iseek.org and www.bls.gov.

  • Transfer Information

    p>If you are planning on transferring to another institution, follow the guidelines available on our transfer resources web page to help you plan the process: Transfer Information

  • Degree Information

    p>Certificates may be earned for successful completion of courses in a specialized program of study with a minimum grade point average of 2.00 (C). A certificate shall include 9 to 30 semester credits. At least one-third of the total credits required for each certificate must be completed at North Hennepin Community College.


     


    Developmental Courses

    Some students may need preparatory course(s) in Math and/or English. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a degree.


     


    Equal Opportunity Employer and Disability Access Information

    North Hennepin Community College is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and an equal opportunity employer and educator. This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 763-493-0555 or through the Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529.

  • Accreditation

    p>North Hennepin Community College is accredited by the: Higher Learning Commission 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60602-2504 1-800-621-7440

Contact Information

Admissions and Outreach Office
Educational Services Building
763-424-0724
admission@nhcc.edu