Certificate of Completion in Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Advanced


Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Advanced

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Career Pathway

Associated Programs

Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Advanced Track II

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Advanced program provides advanced skills in computer software applications for a wide variety of occupations. Coursework includes advanced software applications in word processing, electronic spreadsheets, and other office skills. This certificate program is designed to assist students in preparing for the expert examinations for certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information:
Track I
Track II

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for each course listed in the Required Courses area

Term 1

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC BPC100CD or
(BPC106AH and
Living Online or
(MS Outlook: Level I and
Microsoft Outlook: Level II)
RC CIS113DE Microsoft Word: Word Processing 3
RC GBS104 Quality Telephone Techniques 1
RC OAS101 Computer Typing I: Keyboarding and Formatting 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 2

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC OAS108 Business English 3
RC CSM101 or
Quality Customer Service or
Quality Customer Service
RC CIS114DE or
Excel Spreadsheet or
(Excel: Level I)
RC (CIS114BE) (Excel: Level II) 1
RC (CIS114CE) (Excel: Level III) 1
RC CIS213DE Advanced Microsoft Word: Word Processing 3

Program Electives

Select from the following courses to meet the Restricted Elective requirement.

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RE ACC115 Computerized Accounting 2
RE BPC101AC Introduction to Handheld Devices 1
RE BPC110 Computer Usage and Applications 3
RE BPC111AA or
Computer Keyboarding I or
Computer Keyboarding I
RE CIS121AE Windows Operating System: Level I 1
RE CIS122AE Windows Operating System: Level II 1
RE BPC123 Introduction to Speech Recognition (SR) 1
RE CIS133AA Internet/Web Development Level I-A 1
RE CIS133BA Internet/Web Development Level I-B 1
RE CIS233AA Internet/Web Development Level lII-A 1
RE CIS233BA Internet/Web Development Level II-B 1
RE OAS125 Introduction to the Professional Office 3

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD's program website for the Certificate of Completion in Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Advanced (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=110708).