The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Basic program provides basic skills in computer software applications in a wide variety of occupations. Coursework includes basic software applications in word processing, electronic spreadsheets, database management, electronic messaging/personal information management, presentation graphics, and project management. This certificate program is designed to assist students in preparing for core examinations for certification as a Microsoft Office Specialist.
Consumer Program Costs and Career Information:
Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Specialist/Basic (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.
|Occupation / Title||Annual Median Wage|
|Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive||$34,000|
|Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.|
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
|OAS101||Computer Typing I: Keyboarding and Formatting||RC||3|
|CIS113DE||Microsoft Word: Word Processing||RC||3|
|Living Online or
(MS Outlook: Level I and
Microsoft Outlook: Level II)
|GBS104||Quality Telephone Techniques||RC||1|
|Excel Spreadsheet or
(Excel: Level I and
Excel: Level II)
|Microsoft Access: Database Management or
(Database Management: Microsoft Access - Level I and
Database Management: Microsoft Access - Level II)
|CIS118AB||Powerpoint: Level I||RC||1|
|CIS118BB||PowerPoint: Level II||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS118AB.||RC||1|
|BPC100BD||Key Software Applications||RE||1|
|CIS121AE||Windows Operating System: Level I||RE||1|
|OAS118||10-Key By Touch||RE||1|
|OAS125||Introduction to the Professional Office||RE||3|
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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
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
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/Basic (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=46022).
* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.