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BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - ADVANCED OFFICE SKILLS CERTIFICATE

The Advanced Office Skills Certificate is designed for the person who already has good office skills and recent office experience and now wants to update office technology knowledge and skills for return to the workforce, job change, or career advancement. Broad skill areas rather than specific required courses have been identified for this certificate because students have varied experience, skills, and goals. This certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 35 credits as outlined.

Work Experience Verification: Candidates for this certificate must verify office work experience with a faculty advisor before pursuing this certificate. Current resume must be signed and dated by a full-time BSTEC instructor.

Program Requirement Sheet

Certificate Pathway

This is a suggested certificate pathway, a sequence of courses to earn the degree completely online. Please connect with an advisor to customize your program to meet your needs.

- Fall - Winter - Spring - Summer

Course # Qtr. Offered Course Title Requirements Credits
BSTEC 130       Computer Fundamentals Elective, recommended prerequisite for Microsoft classe 5
BSTEC 110       Business Communications

Requirement

5
BSTEC 107       Business English Elective 5

Total: 15 credits

Course # Qtr. Offered Course Title Requirements Credits
BSTEC 109    Word Processing (Word)

Requirement; Microsoft Office Specialist Certification opportunity

BSTEC 213 Advanced Word Projects may substitute for BSTEC 109

5
BSTEC 211      PowerPoint Projects Elective; Microsoft Office Specialist Certification opportunity 5
BSTEC 260   Supervision and Management Requirement 5

Total: 15 credits

Course # Qtr. Offered Course Title Requirements Credits
BSTEC 224 Spreadsheet (Excel)

Elective; Microsoft Office Specialist Certification opportunity

BSTEC 225 Advanced Excel Projects may substitute for BSTEC 224

5
BSTEC 222      Database (Access) Elective; Microsoft Office Specialist Certification opportunity 5
BSTEC 210 Microsoft Outlook Elective; Microsoft Office Specialist Certification opportunity 2

Total: 12 credits

Grand Total: 42 credits

 

Notes: 

  • BSTEC 211 and 222 alternate quarters. The order these classes are taken may be switched depending on quarter available. 
  • If BSTEC 222 Database (Access) and BSTEC 211 PowerPoint Projects are taken as electives, students also earn the 20-credit Office Applications Certificate (AASOPC20) from Edmonds College.

Program Advisors:

Stephanie Bevans (stephanie.bevans@edmonds.edu)

Kari Meehan (kari.meehan@edmonds.edu)

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