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Business Software Essentials - Certificate

Learn to use office software and receive training for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam.

Program Code: 611062
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Area of Study: Business

Program Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition: $1,338, Books: $0, Supplies: $0

Total Approximate Costs

Follow Your Path

All credits in this certificate apply toward the following associate degree(s):

101066, Administrative Professional

All credits in this certificate apply toward the following technical diploma(s):

311061, Office Professional Technical Diploma

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Apply at
  • Submit high school, GED, or HSED transcripts and college transcripts (if applicable) to
  • Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at or 920-498-5444.

What will I learn?


Students following the study plan below will complete the Business Software Essentials Pathway Certificate in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 5

What else do I need to know about the program?


  • Many of the courses are in several programs or may be used as electives. Completion of each Microsoft Office course assists in preparing you for the Microsoft Office Specialist exam at the Specialist level for that particular software.

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