Microsoft Office Specialist

The Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate will prepare you to be an integral office professional using Microsoft computer application to create communications and reports, budgets and computational spreadsheets, presentation and data manipulations. Students use technology skills, Microsoft applications proficiency, creativity, collaboration strategies and problem solving techniques to perform business operations. Students could begin with this certificate, and advance to Executive Assistant Associate Degree.

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Jackson College Offers the following program options:

Key Topics Include

  • Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy
  • Microsoft® Outlook®
  • Microsoft® PowerPoint®
  • Microsoft® Word®
  • Microsoft® Excel®

  • Microsoft® Access®
  • Advanced Computer Information Technologies
  • Cloud Collaboration/Office 365

Program Highlights

  • Maximize use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Integrate applications for efficiency
  • Utilize cloud features, collaboration strategies and social interaction
  • Prepare for industry certification

Potential Jobs and Pay Ranges

Depending on role and industry, pay ranges from $30,000 to $40,000 per year.

  • Secretary, office support, general office, receptionist
  • Financial clerk, bill and account collectors auditing clerk
  • Information clerk, police/fire/health dispatch/office support, customer service representatives

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics