Microsoft Office Specialist 2016

Course Number: SIT-030
Course Hours: 150
Assigned Course Preparation Hours: 37

Course Description

Demonstrate that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Office by earning a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification in a specific Office program.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn essential skills required of the Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook
  2. Know how to create and edit a Word document
  3. Present information in a compelling way via Excel or PowerPoint
  4. Manage databases and improve efficiency using Access
  5. Send messages, manage calendars, and collaborate with coworkers across Outlook

Educational Resources


Refer to the Student Catalog and Handbook for the full list of policies.

Assessment Weights

Course Grade

Participation 15%
Practicums: 35%
Final: 50%

Course Outline

ModuleTopicDuration (hours)Practicum
1Computer and Internet Basics15
2Common Office Features10
3Microsoft Word22P1
4Microsoft Excel22P2
5Microsoft PowerPoint12P3
6Microsoft Access18
7Microsoft Outlook11
8Desktop Pro Practice Exams10
9Desktop Pro Certification Practice Exams10
10MOS 2016 Practice Exams17
Final Exam3