Microsoft Office Specialist (Part-time)
- Program Code:
- Continuing Education
About the ProgramThis program is designed to enhance software application skills, which is essential in today's competitive workplace. Study an overview of the Microsoft Office Suite of software, followed by separate study segments of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and an integration course that allows you to integrate the different applications.
Program InformationAll courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.
- Students must complete a Conestoga College Program Application.
How to ApplyStudents may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms
Send completed applications to:
299 Doon Valley Dr
Canada N2G 4M4
How to Register for CoursesGo to How to Register for detailed registration information.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
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Graduate OpportunitiesFor more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
Program Related Resources
- Apply file and system management practices and techniques specific to the Windows operating system.
- Use and customize Windows to navigate the desktop and manage files and folders.
- Use Word to create, format, print and save professional documents.
- Use Excel to create, format, link, customize, print and save spreadsheets.
- Create a database using Access.
- Create and customize presentations using PowerPoint.
- Create professional reports with the integration of various applications.
Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.
|Course Code||Course Title||Status|
|COMP1183||Microsoft Office 2013
Description: This course will familiarize students with the applications contained in the Microsoft Office Professional or Academic or University Edition of Microsoft Office 2013 covering Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook. Students must be familiar with their PC and its Operating System, be able to use the Internet as well as receive and send e-mail, including attachments.
|COMP1268||Software Application Integration
Description: In this course, you will learn how to effectively use Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) together as they are typically used in business.
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1710, OLRN1290 or OLRN1293, OLRN1980 or OLRN1981, OLRN1930 or OLRN1931
Description: Recommended: Familiarity with MS Office products including MS Outlook
Learn to use MS Excel for Windows to create and format spreadsheets in order to analyze data and make more informed business decisions. You will discover how to; create, edit, format and print workbooks; use mathematical formulas and functions; create and format charts and shapes; insert images; cut, copy and paste data.
Description: Learn to use Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows using its pull-down menus, toolbars, and dialogue boxes. PowerPoint as a presentation program allows you to create colorful graphics and text slides along with reports for your projects.
|OLRN1930||Word - Specialist
Description: Learn to use Microsoft Word for Windows, a terrific word processing package that has the convenience of pull-down menus. Learn to create, edit, format, and print documents. Use paragraph, page, and character formatting commands. Create multiple page documents with tables, and desktop publishing.
|OLRN1980||Access - Specialist
Description: Learn to use Microsoft Access for Windows. You will learn by using its pull-down menus, toolbars, and dialogue boxes. Access is a computerized database that allows you to manipulate, link, chart, query, and report your data to customize the information you need. Access creates a system of relational database management in a user-friendly environment.
|Electives: Program Option|
Student must complete a minimum of 60 Hours
Select from the list below
Access - Expert
Description: Learn to use the advanced features of Microsoft Access for Windows. Upon completion, you will enhance tables by creating lookups, create various types of advanced queries, create advanced forms, create relationships between tables to ensure data accuracy, work with form controls, understand macro concepts, create, run, & test Access macros, create & use switchboard forms, set Access defaults, and apply Start-up options.
Excel - Expert
Description: Recommended: Excel OLRN1293
Word - Expert
Description: In this course, students will learn the advanced software features that are required to organize and prepare complex professional documents.
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