Microsoft Office Applications Professional

Program Description

The Microsoft Office Applications Professional program provides students with the knowledge and skills to perform word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation applications in an office environment. It is designed to provide hands-on instruction for developing foundation skills for office assistant careers as well as to prepare students for Microsoft Office Specialist certification. Graduates of the program receive a Microsoft Office Applications Professional technical certificate of credit.

Program Details

  • Location: Griffin and Flint River Campus
  • Major Code: MF41
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 2 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 22

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

First TermCOMP 1000Introduction to Computers3
Specific Occupational Guided elective3

Second TermBUSN 1400Word Processing Applications4
BUSN 1410Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications4
BUSN 1420Database Applications4
BUSN 1430Desktop Publishing and Presentation Applications4

Specific Occupational Guided Electives:
ACCT 1105Financial Accounting II4
ACCT 1110Managerial Accounting3
ACCT 1115Computerized Accounting3
ACCT 1125Individual Tax Accounting3
ACCT 1130Payroll Accounting3
ACCT 2000Managerial Accounting3
ACCT 2140Legal Environment of Business3
ACCT 2145Personal Finance3
ACCT 2155Principles of Fraud Examination3
BUSN 1100Introduction to Keyboarding3
BUSN 1200Machine Transcription2
BUSN 1210Electronic Calculators2
BUSN 1220Telephone Training2
BUSN 1300Introduction to Business3
BUSN 1340Customer Service Effectiveness3
CIST 1001Computer Concepts3
MGMT 1105Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 1115Leadership3
MGMT 1110Employment Rules and Regulations3
MGMT 1120Introduction to Business3
MGMT 1125Business Ethics2
MGMT 2115Human Resource Management3

Course Expiration

To ensure that students graduate with current skills in Business Administrative Technology, the following courses must be taken five years prior to graduation:  BUSN 1400--Word Processing Applications, BUSN 1410--Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications, BUSN 1420--Database Applications, BUSN 1430--Desktop Publishing and Presentation Applications, BUSN 1440--Document Production, and BUSN 2160--Electronic Mail Applications.  Courses transferred from other colleges also follow the five-year rule.

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Program Advisors
Karla Weaver
Program Coordinator

Kim Yevak

Career and Academic Planning
Breanna Sidney
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107

Bridgette Worst
Career Advisor
Flint Campus
Room 250A