Microsoft Office Applications Specialist (MOAS)

(CIP Code 520401)

18 Semester Hours

The Microsoft Office Applications Specialist Certificate is designed to prepare individuals employed in an office environment for specialized skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and database applications.

Graduates of this program will have acquired increased skills in targeted office applications.

Authorized certification course materials (MOS- Microsoft Office Specialist) are used in the courses and graduates are encouraged to obtain their MOS certification.

The certificate can be completed completely online and graduates may apply the coursework towards the Associate Degree in Administrative Office Technology.

Developmental Courses

This program of study requires that all developmental courses by completed prior to graduation. These developmental courses may or may not be prerequisites to courses required in the program. Developmental courses are determined by placement tests taken at the time of admission into the college. The developmental courses are MAT 013 and RWR 032. These courses do not count for credit in any program of study.

courses required to complete this program

Following is a list of courses required to complete this program. Since some courses are offered once a year, courses should be taken in the following sequence in order to complete the program in a timely manner:


COL 105 Freshman Seminar 303

CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 303



CPT 174 Microcomputer Spreadsheets 303

CPT 179 Microcomputer Word Processing 303



CPT 172 Microcomputer Database 303

------ Departmental Approved Elective303



18018Program Total


This program is aligned with the following career cluster: Business, Management & Administration

Departmental Approved Electives

ACC 101 Accounting Principles I

AOT 110 Document Formatting

AOT 251 Administrative Systems and Procedures

AOT 256 Office Management Skills

IST 110 Introduction to Cyberspace and Cybersecurity

IST 222 Introduction to Webpage Production

MKT 101 Marketing

Program Contact

Croteau, Kevan H. Department Chair, Information Technology