Microsoft Word Application Specialist

Program Overview

The Microsoft Word Application Specialist technical certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills to perform word processing, and presentation applications in an office environment.  It is designed to provide hands-on instruction for developing foundation skills for office assistant careers.

Students are accepted in the Microsoft Word Application 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 Word Application Specialist certificate program must be able to work in a business setting, type and produce business documents, show initiative, work with people, work as a team member, multi-task, display a professional appearance, work with computers and computer application software, and have a strong work ethic.

Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode

  • North Campus (Sandersville)
  • South Campus (Dublin)
  • Online (Distance Education)

Salary Potential

$25,000.00 – $35,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees: $1,321.00
Books & Supplies: See program advisor
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Microsoft Word Application Specialist certificate program are prepared for entry-level employment in a data entry/word processing 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 an 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
  • BUSN1440Document Production4 credit hours105 contact hours
  • CIST2127Comprehensive Word Processing Techniques3 credit hours75 contact hours