Microsoft Excel Application Specialist

Program Overview

The Microsoft Excel Application Specialist technical certificate of credit program provides students with the knowledge and skills to perform intermediate and advanced Microsoft Excel.  Students are prepared with the skills necessary to obtain the expert user certification.

Students may enter the Microsoft Excel Application Specialist certificate program any semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 1 semester. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 9 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Microsoft Excel Application Specialist certificate program must show initiative, be willing to continue education as technology advances, be interested in computer application software, be organized, have the ability to multi-task, possess a strong work ethic, and have a desire to work in an office setting.

Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode

  • North Campus (Sandersville)
  • South Campus (Dublin)
  • Jefferson County Center
  • Online (Distance Education)

Salary Potential

$25,000.00 – $40,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees: $1,231.00
Books & Supplies: See program advisor
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Microsoft Excel Application Specialist certificate program are prepared for entry-level employment in the data entry/spreadsheet field.  Skills include, setting up and preparing reports, letters, mailing labels and other text materials. Instruction and practical application of learned skills provide a broad occupational background which appeals to prospective employers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
    Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
    Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • OFTC may accept a student’s official entrance score on the following validated assessment instruments if the scores meet the required minimums: COMPASS/ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PACT, Accuplacer/Accuplacer Next Generation/Companion, HOPE GPA after completion of 10th grade of 2.6 or higher, or GED.



Course Overview

  • COLL1060Introduction to College and Computers3 credit hours50 contact hours
  • CIST2128Comprehensive Spreadsheet Techniques3 credit hours75 contact hours
  • XXXXXXXXComputer Information System Elective3 credit hours0 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 9