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2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Microsoft Software Applications Certificate of Completion Planning Guide

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How to use this Planning Guide:

This planning guide provides in-depth information about the requirements for this certificate. Review this information with your advisor and develop a plan for completion. 

  • Click on “print degree planner”  for a print-friendly version of this planning guide.
  • The Class Schedule will tell you when classes are available this quarter. 
  • The Annual Schedule  can provide information about when classes are typically offered throughout the year.

Program Description:

Shoreline Community College offers a short-term Certificate of Completion (CC) in Microsoft Software Applications leading to an entry level position in an office setting. Students interested in advancement are encouraged to enroll in longer courses of study to complete additional certificates or associate degrees in Business Technology. Students pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree in business should follow the Business Associate in Arts (AA-DTA) direct transfer degree planning guide .

Certificate of Completion (22 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Program Prerequisites:

Completion of ENGL 099  or EAP 099 , and BUSTC 101  or 40 NWPM.

Certificate Completion

Students should automatically receive their Certificate after successful completion of all required courses. If you have not received your Certificate, please contact Jenifer Aydelotte in the office of Student Learning and Success at jaydelotte@shoreline.edu or 206-546-4719.

Program Advisors:

Gail Dalton
206-546-4773 gdalton@shoreline.edu Rm 1420

Program Information:

Length of Program: 22 Credits
Completion Award: Certificate of Completion
Enrollment: Every Quarter
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
Website: www.shoreline.edu/busad/genbustech01.aspx


Microsoft Software Applications -What is it?

Many businesses rely on Microsoft software applications for basic word processing and graphic presentations to the creation and maintenance of databases and spreadsheets. This certificate program is designed to train students in the most common Microsoft business software applications for entry-level positions in any business environment. For advanced study, consider a Certificate of Proficiency or an Associate in Applied Arts and Science (AAAS) degree in Business Technology.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program-by achieving a grade of 2.0 or better for each individual course in the program-should have:

  1. A working knowledge of word processing.
  2. A working knowledge of spreadsheets.
  3. A working knowledge of databases.
  4. A working knowledge of graphic presentations.

Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Certificate in Microsoft Software Applications?

Graduates with knowledge and skills in business Microsoft software applications are ready to work in entry-level office positions or apply these skills to current positions. Potential positions include Administrative Assistant, Receptionist, and Office Coordinator. Salaries are dependent upon position and level of responsibility.

Potential employers include: Small businesses, corporations, government agencies, non-profits, schools, health care facilities-or any business or organization using Microsoft software applications. For more, please visit career information and resources at http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696



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