Microsoft Office Certified Application Specialist Certificate

Program Goals Statement

This certificate prepares students to become a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist—an individual who has passed exams for certifying his or her skills in one or more of the Microsoft Office desktop applications. It provides an opportunity for students to achieve a portable, globally recognized credential that proves their abilities as productive Microsoft Office users. Office Specialist certification sets you apart in today’s competitive job market.

Program Information

  • Transfer credits for any course in the Office Administration Department must be approved by the Office Administration Department Chairperson.
  • In addition to the requirements of this program, it is recommended that students enroll in CED 210 - Cooperative Work Experience after completion of the OFC courses listed in the program. Students may gain valuable work experience by enrolling in CED 210 which places students in office positions related to their academic program.
  • Certification exams in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access are available.
  • The Microsoft Office Application Specialist certification program is the only Microsoft-approved program in the world for certifying proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Students who need basic keyboarding skills should enroll in OFC 102 in Semester 1.
  • This program is designed for students who plan to enter the workforce immediately.
  • Graduates may go on to work in any type of office.

Program Requirements

Total credits:

Course Sequencing

Item #
Free Elective  +
Sub-Total Credits


Certificate Type

Certificate of Achievement


Degree Offered

Certificate of Achievement in Microsoft Office Certified Application Specialist

Program Contact

Carol Martin
Department Chair

Vidyanidhi Rege
Dean of Business and Experiential Education