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Office Software Specialist Certificate

Certificate│8 Credits│Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online

Whether you want to land your first job or advance in your current career, a Microsoft Office Specialist certificate from Moraine Park will help you gain the skills you need.

Skilled users of office technologies continue to be in high demand across industry sectors and organizations. The Office Software Specialist embedded certificate offers learners a focused, short-term training opportunity that will help to boost confidence, knowledge, and skills in document processing, data management, presentation, and spreadsheet software. Potential careers include Office Technology Assistant and Administrative Support Specialist roles.

The Office Software Specialist embedded certificate provides a pathway into the IT Application Support Specialist Associate of Applied Science degree program and foundational learning to support student success in other Business programs at Moraine Park, such as:

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What You’ll Learn

Office Software Specialist certificate students learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Office programs, focusing on Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access.

Microsoft office logos of Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access.

Students will earn digital badges and prepare for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams, and can later transfer credits earned toward a degree or diploma if taken independently. 

Students with this certificate gain skills in the following areas: 

  • Create and run queries and reports using databases. 
  • Create and edit correspondence and other office documents using word processing software. 
  • Create, maintain, and enter/edit information in spreadsheets. 
  • Create reports using spreadsheets. 
  • Create and present using presentation software. 
  • Use computers for various applications, such as database management or word processing.

Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take 4-5 weeks for some programs, so plan ahead.

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If you have any questions or need help with the process, please contact us at  admissions@morainepark.edu OR 920-924-3200, TTY/VP:Use Relay VRS.

Estimated Costs

Estimated costs below are based on the 2023-2024 school year. These fees look at the cost to complete all classes. Costs, textbooks and supplies subject to change. For more details, see Cost of Attendance.


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*Based on new books, rental, electronic, and used options may be available.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.

Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for enrollment fee information.

Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance (sometimes referred to as the “sticker price”) is the maximum amount of money it costs to attend college for one year and is used to determine your financial aid offering.

While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.

Dual credit provides students the opportunity to earn college credit during high school. The courses are taught at their high school by certified instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.

Have your previous life experiences helped to build the knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.

Transferring to Moraine Park is easy! Submit your official college transcripts or get a free transcript review to transfer in prior college credits.

Financial Aid is provided to students enrolled in aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with at least 28 credits. Processing can take 6-8 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.

Moraine Park recruiters are located on all three campuses and are ready to help you plan your future!