Office Applications Certificate–Prep for Microsoft Certification

Curriculum CIS.OAP.CERT (C407O)

Designed to prepare the student to take the Microsoft Certified Applications Specialist (MCAS) exam in all of the following areas: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Vista.1


At the successful completion of the Office Applications-Prep for Microsoft Certification Certificate, the graduate will be able to:

  • describe the hardware and software components of a computer in order to understand their function, dependencies and interactions;
  • utilize appropriate functions and commands of Microsoft Office software applications to create or modify business documents;
  • demonstrate competency with Microsoft Office to pass the Microsoft Certified Applications Specialist (MCAS) Exam.

Semester One

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 101Computer Systems & Business Applications

3 credits


BUS 107Microsoft Office in Business Applications

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Semester Two

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 150Computer Systems Applications #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 6

See CIS course descriptions.

1Credit for BUS 107◊, CIS 101◊ and CIS 150◊ will not be granted towards this certificate if taken prior to Fall 2007.

Coordinator: Michael Henson, Ext. 3354